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SNL - Gilda Radner - Roseanne Rosannadanna   (Smoking)
SNL - Gilda Radner - Roseanne Rosannadanna (Smoking)
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GILDA RADNER - 1980 - Comedy Routine
GILDA RADNER - 1980 - Comedy Routine
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Rosanne Rosannadanna
Rosanne Rosannadanna
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Roseanne Roseannadanna
Roseanne Roseannadanna
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Gilda Radner Nevermind
Gilda Radner Nevermind
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Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
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Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
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Roseanne Roseanne Roseannadanna
Roseanne Roseanne Roseannadanna
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Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
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Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014) [FULL EPİSOD
Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014) [FULL EPİSOD
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Roseanne Roseannadanna at 9
Roseanne Roseannadanna at 9
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Roseanne Roseannadanna on the Fiscal Cliff
Roseanne Roseannadanna on the Fiscal Cliff
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My Roseanne Roseannadanna impression
My Roseanne Roseannadanna impression
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A Tour of KBS with Roseanne Roseannadanna (Jr.)
A Tour of KBS with Roseanne Roseannadanna (Jr.)
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Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
Full Crime Episodes - Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels #2 (2014)
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Are you having a bad day?
Are you having a bad day?
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Dramatic Pair of Roseanne Roseannadanna
Dramatic Pair of Roseanne Roseannadanna
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Weekend Update  Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels
Weekend Update Roseanne Roseannadanna by Sharon Daniels
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Impersonation of Roseanne Roseannadanna by E.S.
Impersonation of Roseanne Roseannadanna by E.S.
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Roseanne Roseannadanna in 30 Seconds
Roseanne Roseannadanna in 30 Seconds
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Roseanne Roseannadanna Homage - Commencement - Columbia School of Journalism
Roseanne Roseannadanna Homage - Commencement - Columbia School of Journalism
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HCLC Thera as Roseanne Roseannadanna
HCLC Thera as Roseanne Roseannadanna
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Reanactment of ROSEANNE ROSEANNADANNA
Reanactment of ROSEANNE ROSEANNADANNA
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Roseanne Roseannadanna wishes Nancy happy 50th
Roseanne Roseannadanna wishes Nancy happy 50th
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Gilda Live - Feature Clip
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Gilda Radner] Miss Emily Litella
Gilda Radner] Miss Emily Litella
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Roseanne Roseannadanna Gilda Radner snl
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Ted Knight - December 22, 1979
Ted Knight - December 22, 1979
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Buck Henry - May 24, 1980
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taming of the hair
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Emma Stone - Funny Moments
Emma Stone - Funny Moments
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Steve Martin - January 21, 1978
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Carrie Fisher - November 18, 1978
Carrie Fisher - November 18, 1978
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little annoyances
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Eric Idle - October 20, 1979
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Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
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Rest Eye
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La Niñera - 5x08 Parentezco Por Interés (Latino)
La Niñera - 5x08 Parentezco Por Interés (Latino)
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Rosanne Rosannadanna Gilda Radner Emily Litella Sunny James
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Recycle This! Rock
Recycle This! Rock 'N' Roll and Recycling (1990)
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100th Episode - March 15, 1980
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WMAQ Channel 5 - Quark (Ending & Break, 1978)
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Society Of Stupid People
Society Of Stupid People
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Roseanne Rosannadanna Lives On in an Old Birthday Card
Roseanne Rosannadanna Lives On in an Old Birthday Card
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Roseanne Rosannadanna Gilda Radner SNL
Roseanne Rosannadanna Gilda Radner SNL
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Watch Melissa McCarthy Pay Tribute to Chris Farley
Watch Melissa McCarthy Pay Tribute to Chris Farley
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Gilda Radner - Lets Talk Dirty To The Animals
Gilda Radner - Lets Talk Dirty To The Animals
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weekend update with rosanne rosannadanna & jane curtin spoof
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Roseanne Roseannadanna

"Roseanne Roseannadanna" was one of several recurring characters created by Gilda Radner, who appeared on "Weekend Update" in the early seasons of Saturday Night Live, which aired on the NBC network. She was the segment's consumer affairs reporter who, like an earlier Radner character Emily Litella, editorialized on current issues.[1] Unlike Litella's meek and apologetic character, Roseannadanna was brash and tactless. The character was based on Rose Ann Scamardella, a former anchorwoman on WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City.[2] The character also appeared later in Radner's live one-woman shows.

Routine[edit]

Roseannadanna's Saturday Night Live commentary followed a strict formula. She usually read a letter from the ever-curious Richard Feder of Fort Lee, New Jersey, although she once read a letter from a "Mrs." Richard Feder. (The Feders later re-located to Mount St. Helens, Washington.) The letter would include a series of questions, usually about a current social issue, to which Roseannadanna would reply: "Mr. Feder, you sure do ask a lot of questions for a guy from New Jersey," or: "You belong in New Jersey!". Roseannadanna then made derogatory comments about New Jersey before moving on to respond to the question. Richard Feder [1] (pronounced as "Fay-der") was the name of an actual resident of Fort Lee who also happened to be the brother-in-law of SNL writer and segment co-creator Alan Zweibel.[3]

While answering the questions, Roseannadanna invariably digressed, launching into lengthy anecdotes, frequently having to do with an encounter with celebrities (Bo Derek, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Princess Grace, Gloria Vanderbilt, etc...) which had no relevance to the topic at hand. Invariably, the story led to Roseannadanna going into graphic detail about bodily functions or personal hygiene. The conceit was that the celebrities had told her the graphic stories and she was simply relating them to the audience. She also provided response to these stories, which was the rhetorical question and catch phrase: "What are ya tryin' to do, make me sick?!"

Eventually, Weekend Update co-anchor Jane Curtin would interrupt, saying, "Roseanne, you're making me sick." Curtin would then ask Roseannadanna what her comments had to do with the question. Radner would reply: "Well, Jane, it just goes to show you, it's always something — if it ain't one thing, it's another."

Roseannadanna's comments wrapped up with the sharing of a piece of advice passed along by a family member, most often her father, but sometimes her "Nana Roseannadanna". In one episode, she mentioned her aunt "Pollyanna Roseannadanna", while in others, her "musically happening cousin Carlos Santana Roseannadanna," her religious aunt "Hosanna Roseannadanna", and her singing cousin "Lola Falana Roseannadanna". In the final episode in which the character appeared, she mentioned her fashion designer aunt, "Murjani Roseannadanni".

Characterization[edit]

Radner's character had a tendency to refer to herself by her full name whenever possible: "Mr. Feder, I know what you're talkin' about, because, I, Roseanne Roseannadanna, once had the same thing happen to me." She often exaggerated her tribulations, saying: "I thought I was gonna die!"

For example, she narrated a story about eating a hamburger in a restaurant and feeling something hard in it. She spat it out and found it was white and looked like a toenail, and she said: "I thought I was gonna die. I mean, what was a toenail doing in my hamburger?". Then she went to the restroom and, on the way, she saw Princess Lee Radziwill whom she described as the: "classy lady that no one knows where she's the princess of." However, what the Princess didn't know was that she had a tiny piece of toilet paper hanging off her shoe, and she was walking around and the toilet paper hadn't fallen off. "I thought I was gonna be sick. So I said to her, 'Hey Princess Lee — what are ya tryin' to do, make me sick?'. Jane Curtin then asked her what this had to do with anything, and Roseannadanna replied: "Well it just goes to show you, it's always something, you either got a toenail in your hamburger or toilet paper clinging to your shoe."

After Saturday Night Live[edit]

In Radner's off-Broadway one-woman show, she included a sketch where Roseanadanna is invited to give the commencement speech at Columbia University. After disclosing that she was not the first choice for the commencement speech, and that the university only called her after Geraldo Rivera pulled out because he "had a boil that needed to be lanced," she attempts to prepare the new graduates for the hard road ahead by describing a job interview she had with CBS, in which Walter Cronkite mistakenly thought she "passed gas" and consequently kicked her out of his office.

Roseannadanna was later credited as "co-author" of Radner's book Roseanne Roseannadanna's Hey Get Back to Work. In the last year of her life, Radner released a memoir of her experience with ovarian cancer, entitled It's Always Something. Radner also recorded the memoir as an audio book, imitating Roseannadanna and some of her other SNL characters when describing parts of her life.

List of SNL episodes featuring Rosanne Roseannadanna[edit]

The character also appeared in Radner's 1979 one-woman-show, Gilda Live.

A bumper sticker with Emma Stone, host of the November 12, 2011 episode, as Roseanne.

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References[edit]

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