Roseanne

Season 3 Episode 24

Scenes from a Barbecue

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 07, 1991 on ABC
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Scenes from a Barbecue
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The Connors celebrate Mother's Day with a barbecue with Roseanne's feisty grandmother.

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  • i love this episode it is great the way they did it

    10
    i love this episode so much they should make more episodes especally like this one. when they all get together like the did in this episode they did a really good job on this one. i espeaclly love the song they did i sing it to my girls every night especally when they were born. the whole story line was carefuly thought out and well plotted. i really enjoyed this episode and think that they should make more epsoides like this one. engeneral they should make more epsoides of rose anne and even have a reunion. i really love roseanne. thank youmoreless
  • Mother's day is made fun with Roseanne and the gang. Roseanne invites all her friends over to have a great bbq complete with songs and fun! As always this episode is full of funny jokes and is never a dull moment with the fantastic nana Mary!moreless

    10
    This is my old time favorite! Nana Mary is in this episode and just so happends to also be one of the funniest characters on the show. As this is the third season of roseanne, Roseanne has got the acting thing don\'t pat! Near the end of the show they all sit around and have \'song time\' until this showed aired I never knew that bonnie played by the talented Bonnie Sheridan, is a beautiful song bird. She released a couple records but they didnt seem to do to well.

    Ed also couldnt make it of course and just goes to show you what kind of a man he really is. On his wife\'s important day he can\'t even be there.moreless
  • The best way to spend Mother's Day...a barbecue filled with humor and spiced with song. :)

    10
    This episode is just wonderful on every level. The Connors have a barbeque to celebrate Mother's Day inviting family friends Chuck, Ann Marie, Chuck jr, Crystal, Lonnie, Arnie and Bonnie over. Roseanne and Jackie's Nana Mary is there too. Shelley Winters is so perfectly cast as Nana Mary I wish she had been in more episodes of the show. I love watching her and Roseanne interact. When Jackie and Rosanne talk to their mom Bev on the phone to wish her a happy mother's day Bev only serves to annoy them by making negative comments about the gift they sent her and their lives. Just when they reach the point they can't take anymore Nana Mary (Bev's mother) takes the phone and turns the tables on Bev. Too funny. The party comes to end with everyone sitting in the backyard singing together. Bonnie bursts out a solo of You've Really Got a Hold of Me that is just terrific. The episodes that feature family and friend interaction are always my favorite!moreless
John Goodman

John Goodman

Dan Conner

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf

Jackie Harris

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Darlene Conner Healy

Michael Fishman

Michael Fishman

David Jacob "D.J." Conner

Lecy Goranson

Lecy Goranson

Rebecca "Becky" Conner Healy

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Conner

JoJo Smollett Jr.

JoJo Smollett Jr.

Chuck Mitchell, Jr.

Guest Star

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters

Nana Mary

Recurring Role

Tom Arnold

Tom Arnold

Arnie Thomas

Recurring Role

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Chuck Mitchell

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Nana Mary talks to Beverly on the phone and tortures her by suggesting that her husband might be having an affair. In the later episode "Thanksgiving '91," we learn that he really is.

    • In syndication, the editing in this episode had lots of noticable quirks. For example, the sound is a bit off in the episode's intro, as well as several other places in the episode. Right before the title sequence shows, for example, the sound cuts out very suddenly.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Darlene: Becky, how can Nana cheat at cutting cards?
      Jackie: It's her deck, Einstein.
      Nana Mary: Just for that, you're out of the will!

    • Nana Mary: I have to go right now.
      Jackie: "Sex Talk Radio" is on in ten minutes.
      Nana Mary: If I don't call, they worry.

    • Bonnie: We're out of coffee, I'll make some more.
      Roseanne: Forget about it, this ain't work. If people want more coffee, they can make it themselves.
      Bonnie: That's exactly what she says at the restaurant.

    • Crystal: I read that you should talk to the baby in the womb so he can get used to your voice, and he can even understand a little.
      Roseanne (leaning toward Crystal's belly): Hey baby, back off the buffet!

    • Crystal: Can I bring anything out to the table? Chips or dip or something?
      Roseanne: I don't want you to bring anything out to the table, Crystal.
      Crystal: Now, Roseanne, just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean I can't pitch in.
      Roseanne: Crystal, it's because you eat everything before you get it out there!

    • (Nana Mary is on the phone with a radio call-in show)
      Roseanne: What's the topic?
      Nana Mary: Meat. This Ted from Toledo thinks it's mean to kill cows.
      Roseanne: What does he want us to do, eat 'em alive?
      Nana Mary: That's very good, I'm gonna use that.

    • Becky: What's all the fuss about Mother's Day? I don't remember us getting like a Kid's Day.
      Dan: Someday, my precious angel, you too will be a parent, and then you will realize that every day is Kid's Day.

    • Nana Mary: You're never gonna believe it...Little Darlene has boobies!

    • Nana Mary: (while making her "secret recipe" for potato salad, yells from kitchen to Rosanne who is outside) Where's your Tabasco sauce?
      Roseanne: (yells back) It's in the fridge door! (turns back to guests) Isn't she great? She puts Tabasco sauce in her potato salad!
      Nana Mary: (yells back) No way! I'm making a Bloody Mary!

  • NOTES (4)

    • In this episode, Shelley Winters joins the cast as Roseanne's grandmother, even though she is only seven years older than Estelle Parsons, who portrays Roseanne's mother.

    • This episode was filmed before the previous episode "Dances with Darlene". This is very obvious if you look at Lecy Goranson's hair, it was short in the last episode while being long in this one.

    • In "Scenes from a Barbecue", the song they sing during the closing credits, "Going to the Free Show" was an inside joke. The cast used to sing it backstage pretending to be people in the studio audience. John Goodman talked about it on a "Larry King Live" appearance.

    • Nana Mary was named after Roseanne's real life grandmother Mary.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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