In a recent "Emmy TV Legends" interview, producer Marcy Carsey said Roseanne Barr phoned her on the day after the pilot episode premiered and demanded that several members of the staff be fired, or she would quit. Carsey said "forget it" and hung up on her. Carsey and Tom Werner said Roseanne was a "nightmare" with whom to work.
All of the exterior shots of the series show a front white storm door, but whenever the front door is shown from the inside, there is no storm door.
During the course of the series, Roseanne Arnold divorced Tom Arnold and changed her name to simply Roseanne. In the season-opener after the divorce, every cast and crew member in the opening and closing credits was listed onscreen by first name only.