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ABC Plasters Immersive Roseanne Reboot Ads in NYC Subway Cars!

Roseanne Train Car Interior
All Photos By Gail

If you want to see one of the coolest Subway  Car Wrap ad campaigns in recent memory — if not of all time —  head over to with either Grand Central Terminal or Times Square 42nd Street and hop on the S Shuttle train that runs exclusively between those two stations, because the cars have been transformed into the legendary living room set of the soon-be-rebooted Roseanne TV show.

Roseanne Train Car Interior

As I was pleasantly surprised to discover a couple of weeks ago, the subway seats have been camouflaged to look like the Conner’s famous couch, down to the appearance of the iconic afghan. Meanwhile, the ends of each subway car are patterned after a fireplace, with photos of the Conner family and other tchotchkes on the mantle. The walls feature portraits of Roseann Barr, John Goodman and the rest of the original cast, who are all returning to reprise their roles for the reboot.

Roseanne Train Car Interior

These photos were taken on two separate trips and both were during rush hour, so it was virtually impossible to get a photo without people in it, sorry!

Roseanne Train Car Interior

Roseanne debuts on ABC on Tuesday, March 27th, and the ad campaigns should be up through March 30th, 2018.

Roseanne Train Car Exterior

Roseanne Train Car Interior

RIP Don Kirshner

Rock producer, music publisher and promoter Don Kirshner died on Monday (January 17th, 2011) of heart failure at his home  in Boca Raton, Florida. He was  76 years old. From 1973 to 1981  Kirshner was the producer and host of Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, which ran weekly on ABC, and was practically the only televised outlet for teenagers to see live rock bands in the time before MTV, VH1 or almost any kind of cable TV was even thought of. 

I recall that Paul Schaffer used to do spot-on impersonations of Kirshner’s wooden, deadpan presentation style on Saturday Night Live, which were always hysterical. Also, Kirshner is responsible for creating The Monkees. And now he’s dead. RIP Don Kirshner!

R.I.P. Jim McKay

Jim McKay

Jim McKay, the legendary sports announcer who coined the phrase, “The Thrill of Victory, and the Agony of Defeat” for ABC’s Wide World of Sports has passed away at age 86. He had a good, long life.