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Formative TV Experience No. 13: Jackie’s Phone Call on Roseanne

  • 2/19/10 at 5:45 PM

I loved Roseanne for so many things — the wit, the brassy feminism, the sweaters! — but I've always found this morbidly funny phone call particularly memorable. Among the tricky little sisters of television (and there are a lot, now that I think about it: Mad About You, Once and Again, Friends, and Daria come to mind), prickly, neurotic, eternal screw-up Jackie was always my favorite.

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