The cast of the Roseanne reboot have revealed how they pay tribute to the late Glenn Quinn, who played Mark Healy on the original show from 1990 to 1997, with every episode.
Michael Fishman, who plays DJ Connor, had this to say on his facebook page of the 4th episode season 10, which was dedicated to Glenn:
Finally, the show ended with a tribute to our late, beloved Glenn Quinn. I have said many tomes Glenn was an amazing person. He lit up every room he entered and every set he walked on. As a show we never considered replacing his character. Recasting was some in the media suggested was never even an option. Glenn is irreplaceable.
I personally do my best to honor him. His family remains in close contact. His sisters were on set several weeks this season. his niece can be seen in a later episode. Glenn is missed by us daily. He remains part of the show, and close to our hearts. Before each taping we do cast introductions for the audience. We come out of Roseanne and Dan’s master bedroom, through the kitchen to meet the crowd. It is an exhilarating immediate connection with fans. In that hallway, I brought in Glenn’s picture, we each pass it before every episode we film. We remember Glenn every day. He will always be with us, part of us, part of the Roseanne show and family.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Alicia Gorensan who plays Becky Conner-Healy, Glenn’s on-screen wife, said this of the episode:
It was very powerful and the show is dedicated to his memory and his life. It was very interesting because while we were shooting the show, there were many times where we felt his presence with us. Even some of the new crew members, who weren’t with us back in the day, kind of had an intuition. They kind of felt a presence. he was just such a wonderful, wonderful generous person and lovely. I mean, also you know, just easy on the eyes. It felt good for us to celebrate his memory and also acknowledge his loss.
Whedon’s World also misses our favourite half-demon with a link to The Powers That Be. He may only have featured in 9 episodes, but he made a mark on the show and in our hearts. RIP