It’s been 25 years since Roseanne debuted on our screens, introducing us to the Connors, the most relatable working-class family around.

As well as being entertaining and downright hilarious for viewers, the ’80s show also helped pave the way for stand-up comedians with many of the cast being offered their own gigs away from the sitcom.

From the groundbreaking and honest storylines – talking about everything from puberty to money struggles – to the cast always leaving the viewers in hysterics with each show, it’s safe to say Roseanne was a huge hit. Roseanne Barr and Laurie Metcalf won Emmys for their standout lead performances.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, let’s take a look at 25 fun facts you didn’t know about your favourite sitcom.


1. George Clooney’s Behind-The-Scenes Antics

Whilst Clooney has gone on to be a huge Hollywood star, best known for his role in ER, he was once Roseanne’s boss at Wellman Plastics on the ’80s show. He was supposedly huge fun on set with Roseanne saying, George ‘was the most fun person on earth to get drunk with… his practical jokes are still legendary.’ The Connor family’s refrigerator on set even had a polaroid of a naked George Clooney covered up by just a pair of Groucho glasses for years.