Conan O’Brien: Roseanne Barr’s TV Character Will Have ‘a Funeral Trump Will Be Allowed to Attend’

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Host Conan O'Brien speaks onstage during the 5th Annual NFL Honors at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

TBS late-night comedian Conan O’Brien joked that ABC’s plan to kill its Roseanne Connor character would mark the only funeral President Donald Trump will be invited to attend.

O’Brien rejoiced at the news that in another re-boot of ABC’s Roseanne sitcom planned for a fall debut, the series will open with the death of its creator and star.

Playing off the widely reported decision of recently deceased Senator John McCain to prevent the president from attending his funeral, O’Brien joked about a Rosanne Connor funeral.

“In an interview,” O’Brien said during the monologue at the start of his August 28 show, “John Goodman suggested that in the spinoff show, The Connors, Roseanne’s character will be dead. So, finally, a funeral Trump will be allowed to attend.”

The sitcom’s creator and original star, Roseanne Barr, was fired from the hit ABC series carrying her name when she attacked former Barack Obama operative Valerie Jarrett in a tweet that Barr’s detractors called “racist.”

After she was fired, ABC vowed to try and re-launch the series featuring the Connor family without its titular lead.

During his monologue, O’Brien also attacked President Trump’s relationship with the First Lady.

“It’s been reported that Trump’s relationship with Sessions is ‘beyond repair,'” O’Brien said. “Apparently, their relationship is so bad and awkward, Trump now refers to Sessions as ‘Melania.'”

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.