The Roseanne Producer Who Resigned After Tom Arnold Tried to Strangle Him

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Today, Letters of Note has a fascinating piece of TV history relating to Roseanne: “On March 27th, 1990, with 34 episodes and a string of clashes with its main star under his belt, an exasperated Jeff Harris announced his resignation as executive producer on Roseanne by taking out a full-page ad in Daily Variety. On it was printed the following farewell letter. Breaking point was apparently reached when Roseanne Barr’s new husband, Tom Arnold, furious that his power to edit scripts had been questioned, allegedly attempted to strangle Harris.”