Nickel Bag of Funk: The Conners

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In case you didn’t know where the name of this segment originated from…there ya go.

Nickel Bag time.

5 thoughts I had while watching the premiere episode of “The Conners”; as the cast of “Roseanne” looks continue on without the face and name that drove the vehicle since its inception:

Yeah I’m a day late, but I have a life. Sue me.



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1- “Him dead, and him don’t even know it”:

Yes  I have been misquoting Screwface all this time. But it sounds better my way so. 🤷🏾‍♂️

They done KILT Roseanne Conner. And the people are in an uproar. Not sure what folks are mad for. What did you want them to do?

Handle it like Judy Winslow on “Family Matters” who went upstairs and was never seen, heard from nor mentioned again?


2- Jackie is a Straight Fool:

If you enjoyed the original show, chances are you’ve cracked up countless times at Jackie’s antics.

In a world where everyone wants to be the star attraction, it is often a strong supporting character who wins the hearts of viewers.

For many, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) is that character, and her brand of peculiar was spot on in the new show’s first ep.

[sn: Laurie is the real life mom of the mom from “Young Sheldon”, Zoe Perry.] 🤷🏾‍♂️

3- The Opioid Epidemic:

One thing the updated version of “Roseanne” did in its last season (and continuing into this new show) was address current issues in relation to this regular old family residing in Middle America.

This opiod crisis is real and should be taken seriously.

But I would not being doing my due diligence if I did not at least mention the compassion being shown by so many to those who suffer with the addiction.

It’s good to see. But I have to ask;

Where was this compassion when the crack epidemic hit?

I know, I know. It ain’t real until it’s real to…all lives. 🤷🏾‍♂️

4- The Things We Don’t Even Consider:

When the death of a major figure in a family hits, all of the dynamics within said family shift.

There was a visible shift in at least 4 characters just based on this first 30 minute premiere. It is also noticeable in the outro (which will most likely serve as the new show’s intro).

5- Dan Conner:

The above video gets kinda dark visually at the end when it goes into the last scene.

The shot of Dan putting his arm around the pillow where his deceased wife would normally be was a sobering scene.

It seems the death of a spouse would be as life-altering as any…even moreso in one specific way;

In the passing of other loved ones, a married individual has their spouse to lean on. I’d imagine the loss of a spouse, and not having that other half to share the burden, would hit differently…no matter how ‘tough’ the one left standing might be.


Overall, the first episode of “The Conners” was handled well.

Deep topics, lol humor, and closure to a bad chapter.

Glad they decided to keep pushing forward.


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