Roseanne’s Reboot Canceled
Andrew Parker - June 9, 2018

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Unfortunately, the show that many of us have been going crazy over has in fact been canceled, due to some personal statements made by the star, Roseanne Barr.

Barr, on May 29th made a racist comment about Valerie Jarrett, former President Obama’s adviser.  Although by now she’s famous for her controversial tweets, she really crossed the line this time.

Since all the comments she’s been getting, she deleted the tweet and officially apologized, saying it was a bad joke.  However, the ABC network where her reboot was about to air, was less than amused by her ‘joke’. 

In her statement, she apologizes to Jarrett and to all of America. She asks for forgiveness, admitting that her joke was in poor taste.  In most cases, ABC tends to ignore her tweets, however this time they could not simply let is slide. The people working on the show were not going to stand for this unacceptable behavior.

Even before the show was cancelled, the consulting producer, Wanda Skyes did not agree to continue with the show due Barr’s behavior.  Even Barr’s TV daughter Sara Gilbert, also known as Darlene responded to her tweet as abhorrent. 

It was no easy decision for anyone, especially after having creating a show they are so proud of and that so many fans adore.  Immediately following statements from the cast, ABC revealed that the show will be cancelled right away.