Wait, George Clooney was on Roseanne? Before they collected Oscars and made Hollywood’s A-list, many of today’s biggest celebs, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Bruce Willis, appeared as guest stars on the popular ABC sitcom.
Our favorite was George — and many fans of the sitcom might agree that he made a lasting impression on the show before he left for his breakout role on ER. However, according to star Roseanne Barr, the now dad-of-two didn’t want to appear in the new reboot.
“Well, George Clooney didn’t want to come on — so that was a bummer, but he lives in Italy,” the 65-year-old shared on The Howard Stern Show. “He’s said some really silly things about me, but I still love him.”
Roseanne recalled a time when George got her in trouble on the set of Roseanne when the series made it to the top of the ratings chart. ABC sent the cast a giant chocolate shaped like the number one, but George insisted to Roseanne that they deserved a better gift. Roseanne was later photographed smashing the chocolate with a baseball bat. She then sent the photo to the ABC president at the time! “That caused a lot of problems for me. I should not have sent that picture,” she confessed. That said, she doesn’t totally regret it. “But it’s so funny,” she added.
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Apparently, George was the outcast when it came to the revival, considering Roseanne exclusively told Closer Weekly that the entire cast “jumped at the chance to work together again because we have such fun.” So far, the reboot is extremely funny, but we’re not going to lie, we wouldn’t mind if George made a cameo this season!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.
Scroll through the gallery to see more of our favorite Roseanne guest stars!
George Clooney Roseanne
Before E.R. and Ocean's Eleven, the 56-year-old played Roseanne's "hot" boss Booker Brooks in 11 episodes of the show.
Bruce Willis Roseanne
The 63-year-old film star made a brief cameo on the show during the height of his Die Hard and Moonlighting fame, surprising Roseanne in a hilarious outtake.
Sharon Stone Roseanne
The 60-year-old made a guest appearance during season seven where she played a trashy trailer park resident.
Ellen Degeneres Roseanne
In the same guest-studded season as Sharon's, Ellen, 60, also dropped by, playing Dr. Whitman, a marriage counselor.
Leonardo Dicaprio Roseanne
When he was just a child actor, he was an extra in the 1991 episode "Home-Ec." The 43-year-old didn't even have a speaking role!
Alyson Hannigan Roseanne
Before she was on How I Met Your Mother, the 44-year-old appeared in one episode of the hit sitcom as Becky's friend Jan.
Neil Patrick Harris Roseanne
Neil Patrick Harris
The 44-year-old appeared in one episode as his famous Dr. Doogie Howser character.
Tobey Macguire Roseanne
The Spiderman actor, now 42, appeared in one episode as a student named Jeff.
Roseanne Loreeta Lynn
The country music icon, 85, made a special appearance on the show during season five where she played herself.
Debbie Reynolds Roseanne
The late actress who passed away in December 2016 appeared in one episode as Audrey, Dan's mother.
Tim Curry Roseanne
The 71-year-old actor, best known for his role in the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, appeared in two episodes as Nancy's love interest, Roger.
Bob Odenkirk Roseanne
The Better Call Saul star, 55, appeared in one episode in season five as Jim, the health inspector.
Wayne Newton Roseanne
The 75-year-old musician made an appearance during a special Vegas episode of the show playing himself.
David Crosby Roseanne
The 76-year-old singer-songwriter appeared in one episode as Duke, the husband of Roseanne's co-worker.
Anthony Geary Roseanne
The soaps star, 70, appeared in a season five episode as his famous General Hospital character, Luke.
Ned Beatty Roseanne
The iconic actor, who today is 80 years old, played Dan's dad in six episodes.
Steven Seagal Roseanne
The iconic action movie star, 65, made a brief cameo in the season nine episode "Roseambo" as Roseanne's martial arts teacher.
Bill Maher Roseanne
Before he became the infamous political commentator, the 62-year-old appeared in one episode playing a boudoir photographer who takes pictures of Roseanne.
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