Roseanne Barr, American actress, comedian, Emmy and Golden Globe winner, talk show host, and (who can forget?) controversial “'Star Spangled Banner'-off-key-singer,” has an unscripted reality show called “Roseanne’s Nuts” that airs on the Lifetime channel. The offbeat reality show is different from all the others as it shares her new life on her Hawaiian farm and her quest to save the world as well as her soul.
This afternoon, I happened to land on the Roseanne’s Nuts marathon and I quickly learned what I’ve been missing all season long. Whether you’re a fan of Roseanne Barr or a nay-sayer, you can’t help but be entertained by the unscripted banter between Roseanne and her musician boyfriend Johnny.
The cast of characters add spice to the wacky plot and (unless you’re missing a funny bone) you can’t help but laugh, chuckle or just shake your head in amusement by her natural wit and the zany dialogue.
Take for example, the episode where Roseanne’s son Jake and Johnny discuss with Roseanne her temper. Johnny complains that it can go from zero to sixty in a minute. Her son describes her as being a “possessed woman” spending the afternoon cutting down trees in her tractor. Roseanne doesn’t know what he’s talking about and he again reminds her “You were driving and cussing out the trees!”
Roseanne defends her actions. She believes she has a curse and needs to see Kathy, the island “voo-doo- energy-healer-curse-master.” Johnny senses a whiff of BS about it and tells Roseanne as much but Roseanne is convinced. “I’m getting my curse removed.”
The hilarity continues when we see Roseanne in Kathy’s voo-doo den receiving the “treatment” she has been hoping for. With eyes closed, Roseanne takes deep breaths as Kathy burps and speaks her curse-removal- jargon.
When Roseanne returns home, her boyfriend and son want to prove that it is all one big hoax. They enlist her friend Greg, the local hippie living off the land…well…it’s a tent in the woods…to help them “piss off” their Rosy.
Greg, the hippie, is reluctant at first but decides to help Jake because he wants to prove to Jake Roseanne is truly in control of her temper now.
Their plan: Greg is to join the two men in exchanging anti-feminist comments about “a women’s place” to get Roseanne’s goat.
At first, Roseanne resists the bait, but eventually she grows so perturbed that she throws out the whole filming crew telling them “I’m serious. I’m done. Get out...See you Monday.”