"'Roseanne' is back and better than ever at being racist," says one of Seth Meyers' writers as she tears apart the episode she describes as "poison."
In the episode in question, a Muslim family moved in next door to the Conners. Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) was immediately suspicious because the family had an inordinate amount of fertilizer piled up next to their house.
"I'm telling you, this is what people from Iraq and Talibanjistan do," she told her sister, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf). "They hide out in neighborhoods like Lanford."
It wasn't until Roseanne's WiFi went out that she was forced to meet the neighbors she assumed were terrorists. It didn't take long for Roseanne to figure out that her assumptions were based on fear.
Amber Ruffin, one of Seth Meyers' writers, had some thoughts.
"'Roseanne' is back and better than ever at being racist," she said during the "Amber's Minute of Fury" segment. "Let me tell you one of the bajillion reasons why this episode was poison: [Roseanne] didn't like these people until they proved to her that they were one of the 'good ones' by giving her their WiFi password. So what would've happened in this episode if they had been mean to her, as was their right to do? She'd have called the cops and they'd have gone to jail -- that's what the f-ck what!"
"And that's what's wrong with this episode!" Amber concluded. "The minorities had to prove themselves to her. That's a dangerous mentality, and it isn't limited to 'Roseanne.'"