Recast Roles In Film And TV You Didn’t Know Happened

Roseanne Has A Becky Problem

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When Roseanne premiered in 1988, the role of Becky Connor was played by Lecy Goranson. Goranson left the show after five seasons to go to college. Sarah Chalke was recast in the role and debuted in season six.

The strange story of Becky doesn’t end there, though. The show’s writers used the recasting as a running gag. When Goranson returned to the role in the eighth season, the characters kept asking her where she had been. When Roseanne returned to ABC in 2018 Goranson again played Becky, and Chalke was cast in another role as fan service to the audience. Coming up, find out why Dumbledore had to be recast in Harry Potter.