Lecy Goranson, 'Roseanne'

Of all of the character disappearances, reappearances, and recastings, this one is our favorite. <a href="http://people.zap2it.com/p/alicia-goranson/168911"><b>Lecy Goranson</b></a> originated the role of Dan and Roseanne's eldest daughter, Becky, and played five seasons of pre-teen angst and teenage rebellion before her character ran off and eloped and Goranson left to attend Vassar College. Sarah Chalke took over as the second Becky for three years, appearing for the first time during a discussion about how <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000285" title="Bewitched (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/bewitched-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000285.topic">"Bewitched"</a> replaced Darren -- and she liked the replacement better. Goranson returned in the eighth season, greeted by several characters who asked, "Where the hell have you been?" Chalke stepped in during Goranson's Season 8 absences and took over again in Season 9. Props to <a href="http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/roseanne/EP00003671"><b>"Roseanne"</b></a> for the way it acknowledged the change-ups and played with the conventions, still managing to make us laugh.
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Of all of the character disappearances, reappearances, and recastings, this one is our favorite. Lecy Goranson originated the role of Dan and Roseanne's eldest daughter, Becky, and played five seasons of pre-teen angst and teenage rebellion before her character ran off and eloped and Goranson left to attend Vassar College. Sarah Chalke took over as the second Becky for three years, appearing for the first time during a discussion about how "Bewitched" replaced Darren -- and she liked the replacement better. Goranson returned in the eighth season, greeted by several characters who asked, "Where the hell have you been?" Chalke stepped in during Goranson's Season 8 absences and took over again in Season 9. Props to "Roseanne" for the way it acknowledged the change-ups and played with the conventions, still managing to make us laugh.

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