'Roseanne' cast opens up about the new season on 'GMA'

Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, Sarah Chalke and Sara Gilbert discuss what fans can expect from the reboot of the beloved show.
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Transcript for 'Roseanne' cast opens up about the new season on 'GMA'
Why not? We're all excited. We have having very special. It's been 21 years. Hear the music. Since you last heard this music right here. ??? [ playing the theme song from "Rosean "Roseanne" ] Starting tomorrow, you're going hear it again because "Roseanne" is back. We have the cast right here. Is that really the iconic couch? We pulled out all the stops. Please welcome, Laurie Metcalf. Roseanne. John Goodman. Sara, leacy, Michael, Sarah. It's been off the air for 20 years. Not really. It's been on every day like five, six times. I have a question for everybody. Go around the horn. One word to describe the feeling when you walked back on to the set for the first time, John, start with you? Surreal. Surreal. Laurie? Trippy. Sur exciting. Just amazing. Sur-pendous. It was spooky-licious. Sarah? Sur-a time warp. I can believe that. Why did you think this was the right time to bring the show back1 years later? Uh, well, it just happened. It was -- Sara and John were on Sara's talk show. Hay did a sketch. Sara called me. It got a lot of attention. Sara called and said, is this -- would you want to do a -- reunion show. And I said, yeah. Definitely. She said -- I said, what about John? She said, oh, John's in. I said, of course, then I'm in. So then it went from -- Ow. We said, is Laurie in? Yeah. Everybody was in. Then it went from a special to a -- series. And we had a deal in three weeks. Oh, wow. Yeah. And I think you know, Roseanne, I think that speaks to the true closeness that you all have. Because sometimes there's a reboot or revival. Not everybody comes back. But you all did that. And, as Roseanne was saying, Sara, did you have any idea when you had johnson your show that it would lead to this? No. For some reason, I thought I read something years ago that Roseanne didn't want to touch the original. I assumed for years there was no way to do it. I didn't think the cast would. When John did the show and said he would do it in heart beat, it made me reconsider. I reached out to her. She didn't think that Tom westerner would want to do it. So I called him. And -- you know -- he said yes. And he's like, I don't think Marcy carsey will do it. Our other -- so I had to go down the line and tell everybody, maybe, what they wanted to hear. Everybody said yes. Everybody said yes. Marcy played the role of Marcy. John, I have a question for you. Everyone is wondering. So Dan's not dead. What happened? You can't say. I can't say. But -- somehow he's still alive. I wanted to go for the whole zombie thing. We may get into that. It's an idea for the writers. That's his story. He's sticking to it. The two beckys. I mean, how -- I know you don't want to give away too much. But how was it being able to work together? I wanted to go for the zombie thing also. But -- that was not approved. It was pretty fun. Working together. I gotta say. Um, our energy together was very girly. And -- um -- it was just kind of funny to see -- you know, the traits that we have in common. And, our differences and all that stuff. But -- I think the fans will have a good time with it. I'm hoping. Yeah. Met for a thank split second for a credit tag one time. Never worked together. I think innately we have similar traits. When I was auditioning, one of the people ce up to me and said, are you doing a Lecy character study? I said, what do you mean? You're stand the same way. You didn't do that? It was an experience. It was cool how the writers wove our story line together. It's beautiful to see. Do you want to see a bit of a sneak peek? Absolutely. All right. Here it is. The candyman's home, babe. Oh, my favorite. Drugs. What happened to the rest of our candy? Funny story. Our insurance don't cover what it used to. Soy got half the drugs for twice the price. What are we supposed to do? Tradesies. I'll trade you five of my statins for fife or your anti-inflam toirs. Did you get the pain pills for my bad knee. Wouldn't be the candyman without the sunshine, babe. It's like the old pair of pants. You put them on and they fit. They absolutely fit. One thing about the the show. You were never afraid to tackle the tough issues. Out there. So what the tough issues are the conner family going to face this time around? All right. Well, the first episode deals with the election and two different voices -- two different opinions on it. Um -- and it's between the sisters. I keep my yap shut. Hmm. I'm out in the garage drinking. And it's -- yeah, that's about at contemporary. But the -- the way that -- politics is the outside world is a local world. And the way it affects our family is what we focus on most. It's the family's dealing with everything. We can't wait to see how the conner family deals with it. Like I said, I was out in the garage drinking. Other than being older. But it's like a time warp. Everybody is having here. It's stood still. Other than that, Laurie, and other than being an Oscar nominee since the last time, what's different? How is it different? It -- it's like -- we were a family for nine straight seasons. And worked every day together. And made that bond. And then, to revisit it, after these 20 years have passed, you can't buy that kind of chemistry. So it's so fascinating to watch the -- the kid who is are grown now, have a scene in the kitchen, where they did grow up in that same kitchen and now, now they're also parenting their own kids in that same -- and Roseanne is hovering off to the side watching them do it. And criticizing -- you know, the way that -- the mistakes that they're making. So -- it's -- it has so many more layers now because of the history, the true history. Michael, were you 6 years old? Yeah. You did literally grow up. What are life lessons you learned being a part of this? Uh-oh. That you can share. I probably shouldn't tell most of those stories. No, I think the biggest thing from the show. And I thing fans agree, is learning how to deal with tough times with humor. Trying to find the humor in things and sticking together. And that's what I think the core of the show is in the past, and still is. I'll tell you what. We got more with you guys. You're not going anywhere yet. We're not letting you go yet. All right. This is an incredible incredible opportunity to talk to you. "Roseanne" premiers tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. Eastern. More with the cast coming up

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