Dan Conner had a heart attack in the second-to-last-season cliffhanger of “Roseanne.” He survived. Until he didn’t.
John Goodman’s character, it was revealed by Roseanne in the last season’s closing minutes in 1997, had really died at his daughter’s wedding. The audience spent 24 episodes believing he pulled through. Roseanne’s narration explained she constructed a fantasy to cope.
It was one of the most divisive moments in recent television history when the show ended, but in this year’s short-lived revival, Dan was very much alive after the show opened with a self-aware joke about the controversy.
Now, following Roseanne Barr’s racist Twitter rant in May that…