‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Depicts Elizabeth Warren as Obsession-Worthy
In the wake of the Roseanne spin-off The Conners on Wednesday, there was a plug for Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren that was far less subtle than what HBO’s Ballers made as a candidate for the 2020 presidential race. In fact, she has been portrayed as obsessive.
In the episode “Money, Drink and Lies,” the late Roseanne daughter Becky (Alicia Goranson) meets an old classmate named Mikey, with whom she competed for the highest honors in her high school. Mikey has become successful and wealthy, while Becky is ashamed of being a poor waitress and single mother.
Mikey asks her for dinner, but Becky tells her sister Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and her aunt Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) that she is “going to pass,” a moment the writers somehow decided to be an opportune time to plug Warren close ::
Becky: He asked me to have dinner, but I’ll pass.
Jackie: Why? It could be fun to catch up.
Becky: No. His imagination is better than reality. I’d rather keep the illusion that I’m too busy to post on Instagram because I’m a success. not because I got cheered for liking too many photos of Elizabeth Warren.
Of course, it’s a liberal politician that Becky is obsessed with. We never hear compliments like this on a conservative. In fact, the opposite is true, especially with the many reboots that have taken place because Trump was elected president in 2016. If it’s a conservative name, you can pretty much guarantee that the connotation will be negative. Trump definitely receives the majority of the hatred, but Hollywood makes sure the hatred is shared with other notable Conservatives while praising well-known liberals.
This is also not the first time The Conners has advertised Warren. In a special live election episode that got Democratic candidates, including Warren, going, the show also confirmed the lie that Warren was a single mother.
Ironically, the original show that had emerged from The Conners had been cheaper to Roseanne, Trump, and Conservatives, with the main characters Dan (John Goodman) and Roseanne (Barr) being Trump supporters. Unfortunately, since Barr left the show, the show has taken one enormously turn left and it doesn’t seem like they will be making course corrections anytime soon.
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