“Um, 27 million” she corrected.
She talked about being “blown away” that people still identify with the Conner family and “missed them,” saying she wasn’t the only person who never thought the iconic sitcom would be back. “We had to rebuild everything cause they threw it out, because they didn’t think it would ever come back,” she said of producers. They had to replicate everything on the set, including the beat-up couch and hideous wallpaper.
Fallon is the one who brought up Roseanne being a Trump supporter.
“Oh yeah, people are mad about that,” she said, deadpanning, “but, you know, I don’t give a f**k.”
“Everybody had to choose for themselves, according to their own conscience, who they thought was the lesser of two evils,” she said, summing up the election. “I’m not going to put anybody down who didn’t vote like me. This is America, it’s a free country. I just felt like we needed a whole new thing, all the way, bottom to top.”
The re-do got its start when Sarah Gilbert and John Goodman did a sketch on Gilbert’s CBS daytime show The Talk, after which Gilbert called Roseanne “because it got like 10 million hits,” she explained.
“First it was a reunion show, and then, ‘Do you want to do three?’ and then ‘Do you want to do nine?'”