Dan and Roseanne Conner were middle class people who had kids, weren't "cute" but instead seemed more like the kids most parents have.
The Conners had plenty of problems to no job or too many jobs that either way didn't help pay the bills.
Absent, flaky, abusive parents or annoying friends/family members or neighbours, they had it all and managed to survive.
Even when Becky ran off with Mark, or Dan finding out the truth about his mother's mental health, Roseanne was the rock in that family.
She gave good advice whether you wanted it or not and at the same time was very protective of her family. Roseanne had an answer for everyone and everything. If she didn't she made it up as she went along.