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Recast "Roseanne" and Win a Prize!

Recast "Roseanne" and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

For this week's challenge, let's take a look at "Roseanne," a TV family that got much closer than most to portraying real life. If you could recast this lovable, working class family with new actors, who would you choose to play snarky Roseanne and her crew of kids? What about Roseanne's husband Dan and her sister Jackie?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, August 7, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,

Characters to recast:
Roseanne (Roseanne Barr)
Dan (John Goodman)
D.J. (Michael Fishman)
Darlene (Sara Gilbert)
Becky (Alicia Goranson/Sarah Chalke)
Jackie (Laurie Metcalf)

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annalisa annalisa 9 years
Roseanne - Melissa McCarthy (Sookie in Gilmore Girls) Dan - Greg Grunberg D.J. - Joseph Castanon (Ghost whisperer/Click) Darlene - Kristen Stewart (Panic room/In the land of women) Becky - Bonnie Dennison (Emily Yokas in Third Watch) Jackie - Joan Cusack
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Roseanne - Camryn Manheim Dan - Kevin James D.J. - Erik Per Sullivan Darlene - Eva Amurri Becky - Haylie Duff Jackie - Lisa Kudrow
xmeghanx xmeghanx 9 years
Roseanne (Lauren Graham) Dan (Jack Black) D.J. (Aaron Carter) Darlene (kelly osbourne) Becky (Hillary Duff) Jackie (Jennifer Aniston)
bugness bugness 9 years
Are you sure we don't need two Becky's... you know... just in case? ;p I'm afraid I can't touch this one, although I do like Janeane Garofolo.
sascha9000 sascha9000 9 years
Roseanne --> Cynthia Ettinger (Rita Sue on "Carnivale") Dan --> Vince Vaughn D.J. --> Alexander Gould (Shane Botwin on "Weeds") Darlene --> Alia Shawkat (Maeby on "Arrested Development") Becky --> Malin Akerman (Juna on "The Comeback") Jackie --> Amanda Detmer (Deena on "What About Brian")
pebby01 pebby01 9 years
i think this is going to be a tough choice for buzz sugar... there are really great casting ideas on here! nice work, everyone!
alynn alynn 9 years
This show was so ahead of its time. TV would be better if there was a sitcom on today that pushed the envelope in the way this show did. Good pick, BuzzSugar! Roseanne - Janeane Garafolo Dan - John Corbett D.J. - Alexander Gould (Shane in Weeds) Darlene - Tania Raymonde (angsty Alex in Lost could definitely translate to a dark sense of humor) Becky - Nikki Reed (Thirteen) Jackie - Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe in 24)
Loz2Hi Loz2Hi 9 years
Well darn it! I thought I was the only one that went the Lampanelli route (obviously not): Roseanne - Lisa Lampanelli Dan - Kevin Smith Aunt Jackie - Janeane Garofalo Becky - Jamie Lynn Spears Darlene - Nikki Blonsky DJ - Spencer Breslin
arienne arienne 9 years
I love Kelly Osbourne as Darlene - great idea Ailene
prttynpink prttynpink 9 years
roseanne-sara silverman dan-jim belushi becky- ashley tisdale darlene- alexa vega dj-Ridge Canipe(young johnny cash in walk the line) jackie-joan cusack
tashab tashab 9 years
rfarmer64: sorry, i didn't look at any others before i posted mine. great minds think alike! lol
tashab tashab 9 years
Roseanne: Kirstie Alley Dan: Kevin James D.J.: Thomas Sangster (w/o the accent, he was in love actually and nanny mcphee) Darlene: Amber Tamblyn Becky: Piper Perabo Jackie: Sandra Bullock
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
Oh, crap, sweetheart_450! We picked the same DJ but I didn't steal from you! ;)
LesleyP825 LesleyP825 9 years
Roseanne ~ Lisa Lampanelli Dan ~ Jim Belushi Becky ~ Katherin Heigl Darlene ~ Christina Ricci DJ ~ Chris O'Neil (The Last Mimzy) Jackie ~ Soleil Moon Frye
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
Roseanne---Leslie Mann (great comedic timing and can be outrageous) Dan---Vince Vaughn (can be funny yet sweet and comforting) D.J. (Michael Fishman)---Dakota Fanning (she is a girl but is very great at being an "older feeling" kid) Darlene---Natalie Portman (can easily become not so attractive and can be dark) Becky---Kirsten Dunst (the beautiful blonde with many attitudes) Jackie---Jennifer Garner (cooky, but endearing and smart)
ShaneRollins ShaneRollins 9 years
I'm gonna go a different route then everyone else Roseanne-Jane Lynch (40 year old virgin/talledega nights) Dan-David Koechner (Anchorman/Waiting) D.J.-Grayson Russell (he was Texas Ranger) Darlene-Shelly Cole (Gilmore Girls) Becky-Chelan Simmons (Smallvile/Final Destination 3) Jackie-Katie Finneran (Wonderfalls)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i like jennaluna's list.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
First, I'd like to say that I haven't looked at any of the other entries. So I'm sorry if some of my choices are the same as yours. Second, Please do not steal from my list. Rosanne: Rosie O'Donnell Dan: Brian Baumgartner (The Office) Becky: Blake Lively Darlene: Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) DJ: Chris O'Neil (The Last Mimzy) Jackie: Ellen DeGeneres *Mark: Matthew Bellamy (I only put Mark on here because Matthew Bellamy looks JUST like the late, Glenn Quinn.)
pebby01 pebby01 9 years
Roseanne - Mo'nique Dan - Larry the Cable Guy Aunt/Uncle Jackie - Andy Dick Becky - Hillary Duff Darlene - Avril Lavigne DJ - Alexander Gould (from Weeds)
rfarmer64 rfarmer64 9 years
Roseanne - Kirstie Alley Dan - Kevin James DJ - Nicholas Hoult (About A Boy) Darlene - Lindsey Lohan Becky - Paris Hilton or Jessica Simpson Jackie - Holly Hunter
andreadeann andreadeann 9 years
Roseanne**John Travolta (he did so well in Hairspray) Dan**Martin Lawrence (in the "Big Mama" Suit) Jackie**Linday Lohan's mom DJ**Corbin Blue Darlene**Mary Kate Becky***Ashley LOL
Noni Noni 9 years
Roseanne: Cameron Manheim Dan: Kevin James DJ: Moises Arias Darlene: Amy Bruckner Becky: Hayden Panettiere Jackie: Debra Messing
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Roseanne: Jane Kaczmarek Dan: Brad Garrett DJ: Spencer Breslin Darlene: Willa Holland Becky: Sarah Roemer Jackie: Joan Cusack
ailene ailene 9 years
Roseanne - Rosie O'Donnell Dan - Ray Romano D.J. - Eric Per Sullivan Darlene - Kelly Osbourne Becky - Brittany Murphy Jackie - Sandra Bullock
deletemyaccountnowplease deletemyaccountnowplease 9 years
Roseanne - Sharon Osbourne Dan - Kevin James DJ - Spencer Breslin Darlene - Daria Becky - Britney Snow Jackie - Mila Kunis
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