Happy families are all alike—except for Roseanne’s Conner clan, who have always been at their best when making each other unhappy. And even though two decades have passed since the sitcom’s initial run ended, not much has changed for the Lanford, Ill., family on ABC’s revival, though Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and her hubby, Dan (John Goodman), now trade banter about blood pressure and anti-inflammatory meds as they fill their days-of-the-week pillboxes.
The laugh is back, and so is the harmonica.
Much has already been written about the Roseanne revival being a welcome return to an old favorite, hitting many of the same beats that made the show great in its heyday. The same approach has been taken with the opening credits, using the same harmonica music and the concept of the Conner family gathered around the kitchen table.