To me, this is what Roseanne, the show, did best.
Two of my other favorite (similar) moments:
1. Jackie's phone call to the aunt about her father's death. "Dad's Dead!" This one is shown a lot, but it is a classic example of why Metcalf has all the Emmys and was so beloved.
2. The end of the episode where DJ wouldn't kiss the black girl. Roseanne and Jackie are at The Lunch Box, and a Big Black Man comes to the door. Roseanne acts as if they are closing, but eventually lets him in. The man turns out to be the little girl's father, and wants to discuss DJ and his little girl. After he leaves, Roseanne actually locks the door, pulls down the shade and says to Jackie, "We're not racist; are we?" Roll credits. So simple; so powerful, and yet left the audience to "figure it out."
I actually thought seyfried got better once the show moved her character out of the JR/Jamie orbit..and interacted her with other people.
Her character had a promising romeo/Juliet type of story with Reggie before both were written out.
Omigosh! I remember these promos. Fascinating People...Fascinating Lives..
And David Canary? Sheer genius. For the first six months I watched the show, I actually believed twins were playing the role. After all, they showed him as both Adam and Stuart in the opening pictures...
She was Laurie, and she was awful, and I can't believe how she has broken out. That whole teen scene, with Ridings as JR, and Amanda Seyfried (who I also can't believe broke out, but has grown in her abilities) was such a snore. Remember the cyber messaging crap?
However, this was very sweet regarding being starstruck by Kelly.