I told Roseanne that I watched the film with my son, Jack Whaley, age 8, sitting in my lap. During the film, which I had seen as a child and loved, the realities of what was being depicted, though comically, made me clutch Jack Whaley to my chest. I think the sobriety of a home of teenage children, particularly girls, made to live in squaller and work themselves to the bone because they had the misfortune of outgrowing being "cute" was lost on me as a child but painfully apparent when seen as a father of four.
Roseanne left theatre as a profession and went into education where she has flourished. She has been very successful and is a Vice-Principal at a prestigious school which, itself, has an ambitious and accomplished Drama Department which is undertaking the Musical Annie where Roseanne will reprise Carol Burnett's role of Agetha Hannigan. If you listen to the interview you might find the expression of the Rag-a-muffins "We love you Ms. Hannigan" might be an entirely appropriate emotion when communicated to the real-life Roseanne Sorrentino Kavanagh. At the very least you can take it for what it is worth because THAT'S THE LONG VERSION!