|Roseanne Roseannadanna |
from Saturday Night Live.
At around age nine, I discovered a TV show my fellow classmates knew nothing about. Every Saturday night, after my scheduled bedtime, I would tiptoe down to the den and watch Saturday Night Live.
I first discovered the show at my friend Dawn's house. Dawn lived with her dad and he didn't care what we did. I'd sleep at her house on Friday or Saturday nights. We'd build blanket forts and stay up late watching Saturday Night Live every weekend.
For some reason, I thought the late Gilda Radner was hysterical as Roseanne Roseannadanna. Her crazy-haired fictitious character was notoriously loud and obnoxious. Roseanne Roseannadanna would read hilarious "Dear Abby" style letters during SNL's Weekend Update skits. I'm quite sure I was watching this in the 1980s. Maybe NBC ran repeats of the late 1970 episodes. I can't recall. Feel free to enlighten me with a comment if you remember.
Here is a sample clip of Gilda Radner as Roseanne Roseannadanna on Saturday Night Live back in the late 1970s.