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Roseanne Again

December 25, 1988

In response to Christopher Nichols' letter (Dec. 18), I want to see two married people (would it be more acceptable if they weren't "humongous," Mr. Nichols?) rolling on the couch during the tag scene. That's the way real people behave (at least that's the way my wife and I behave, and we were real the last time we checked.)

I don't know about the producers, but I think that Roseanne and company's life is something to revel in and celebrate. Beneath all the mock insults, and despite the seeming "horror" of blue-collar life, the members of Roseanne's family really care about each other. That was the message of the radio song contest episode, and of most of the other episodes of the show.

What Lawrence Christon doesn't seem to realize is that "Roseanne" doesn't have to tackle some serious moral issue, social ill, or earth-shattering dilemma in order to be entertaining. In fact, it doesn't even have to deal with a typically contrived crisis which is conveniently resolved by the time the final commercial break rolls around. To be perfectly honest, I would much rather watch Roseanne's family sit around the table and just talk then see Bill Cosby exchange clever one-liners with his amusing but rather unbelievable brood.

DAVID C. HILL

Phillips Ranch

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