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Everyone's Coming Up Rosey

''Roseanne'''s best guest stars -- Morgan Fairchild and Joan Collins are just some of the stars who have popped up on the hit sitcom, we look at the most interesting cameos

The Woman Who Loved Elvis' Sally Kirkland is only one of many high-profile actors to appear on Roseanne this season (the latest to make his debut — The Rocky Horror Picture Show's Tim Curry). To honor these guest stars' mostly dubious contributions, we present the first annual Roseys:

The Lee Strasberg Award for Method Acting Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: Sally Kirkland, as Darlene's boyfriend's verbally abusive mom.

The Funny, She Doesn't Look Remotely Related to Roseanne Award: Joan Collins, as Conner cousin Ronnie.

The Hippest Guest Star Award: Sandra Bernhard, as Lunch Box co-owner and latter-day lesbian, Nancy Thomas.

Hippest Unhip Guest Star Award: Morgan Fairchild, as Nancy's lesbian lover, Marla.

The Equal Opportunity Award for Casting Without Regard to Age: Shelley Winters, 70, as Roseanne's grandma, and Estelle Parsons, 65, as Roseanne's mother.

The Sure, He Won an Oscar 35 Years Ago, But His Acting Skills Have Gone Sayonara Award: Red Buttons, as Roseanne's mom's boyfriend, Jake.

The Maybe They Should Have Cast Sissy Spacek Instead Award: Loretta Lynn, as herself.

The Where's My Gun? Award for Most Miscast Action Star: Wings Hauser, as the Conners' nice-guy neighbor, Ty Tilden.

The Tom Arnold Award for Crassest Cross-Promotion: Tom Arnold, as Roseanne's favorite TV funnyman, Jackie Thomas.

Originally posted Apr 16, 1993 Published in issue #166 Apr 16, 1993 Order article reprints
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