GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

Roseanne Barr mentions Joss in New Yorker article

POSTED BY: JOSEPHUS
UPDATED: Friday, July 8, 2011 08:22
SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/oaAr8k
VIEWED: 8081
PAGE 1 of 1

Thursday, July 7, 2011 7:53 AM

JOSEPHUS


http://nymag.com/arts/tv/upfronts/2011/roseanne-barr-2011-5/

Here's a great article by Roseanne Barr in which she describes the ups and downs of her sitcom. On the last page of the article she mentions when she hired Joss along with Judd Apatow thus giving them their first writing jobs.

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, July 7, 2011 10:22 AM

CBY


Very interesting read (she obviously bears quite a grudge), but then it ends with this:

"Barr now lives in Hawaii […] and will return to TV in Roseanne’s Nuts, a Lifetime reality show."

I can't be the only one who strikes this as extremely hypocritical given her statements.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:18 AM

TRAVELER


Excellent artical. I have read similar stories, like what Rod Sterling went through with Twilight Zone and The Loner. Profit is the bottom line. Creativity and imagination only make it to the surface if they slip past the producers long enough to get an audience.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

NOTIFY: Y   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, July 8, 2011 1:48 AM

SIMONWHO


Except that it was 90% full of Roseanne's typical bullshit. Joss has commented that the main thing he learned from his time on Roseanne was how not to run a TV show. It also gets torn to pieces here:

http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2011/05/roseannes-latest-insane-rant.htm
l


While I agree that TV execs are focused on profit, let's not pretend that on-screen talent are necessarily entirely altruistic.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, July 8, 2011 6:53 AM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Roseanne also says her first job was prostitution.*

Which is quite a horrifyin concept.

My broadcasting classes are also horrifyin. TV "news talent" never write their own script for the teleprompter, and journalists are apparently never allowed to work for TV "news".








*Having sex with men in return for a paycheck.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

Friday, July 8, 2011 8:22 AM

SIMONWHO


Oh, you should come over to the UK - our main broadcaster, the BBC, has a policy of only hiring journalists as news anchors and they write their own scripts.

NOTIFY: N   |  REPLY  |  REPLY WITH QUOTE  |  TOP  |  HOME  

YOUR OPTIONS

NEW POSTS TODAY

USERPOST DATE

OTHER TOPICS

DISCUSSIONS
76th Independent Battalion Part 48
Tue, May 23, 2017 09:01 - 941 posts
Best movie that only a few people know about
Mon, May 22, 2017 19:35 - 95 posts
Do you think Firefly Online will ever be released?
Mon, May 22, 2017 13:04 - 49 posts
S-Town podcast
Sun, May 21, 2017 13:00 - 1 posts
Accurate Firefly/Serenity Timeline
Thu, May 11, 2017 21:47 - 36 posts
CAPTION TIGHTPANTS: Aim to Misbehave #84
Tue, May 9, 2017 10:51 - 22 posts
"Adam is a Hottie"---FFF Version
Wed, May 3, 2017 03:44 - 841 posts
Twin Peaks Returns After 26 Years
Mon, May 1, 2017 21:28 - 3 posts
PSSST Wishi, Dun. Over 'ere.
Sat, April 29, 2017 13:53 - 502 posts
Fireflyfans.net Review
Tue, April 25, 2017 22:06 - 5 posts
Summer
Mon, April 24, 2017 20:21 - 1 posts
Well, let's get this Guardians of the Galaxy 2 thread kicked off right...
Sat, April 22, 2017 00:08 - 25 posts

FFF.NET SOCIAL