As I read the Rosanne chapter, I found myself comparing it to I Love Lucy. Both shows are extremely important in regards to feminism, especially during their time. However, they portray feminism in completely different ways. Rosanne Conner is almost indistinguishable from Rosanne Barr. She uses her well known off-screen personality to make her character powerful and likable. Rosanne Barr also considers herself the author of the show. This is important because the show’s perspective is one of a middle-aged, overweight woman, which was very uncommon. Lucille Ball, however, is very different than her onscreen character Lucy Ricardo. So much so that the show may have been the only way for her to know what it would be like to have a domestic family life like the one in I Love Lucy. Unlike Rosanne, Lucy is constantly pushing boundaries and trying to break out of typical gender roles for her time. I thought it was interesting that two shows that are considered successfully feminist star two women who are housewives. I think by putting them in this role, we can see how they might be faced with and overcome the stereotypes of being a housewife and as a mom.