A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 13, 2017
“I know how to do anything. I’m a mom”

"I know how to do anything. I’m a mom” is a popular Mother’s Day quotation that has been printed on many images. American actress and comedian Roseanne Barr said it on the television sitcom Roseanne, on the episode “Radio Days” that first aired on November 29, 1988.


Wikipedia: Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and television producer. She was also the 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining fame for her role in the hit television sitcom Roseanne. The show ran for nine seasons, from 1988 to 1997. She won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show. It was announced in 2017 that a revival of the show is currently in the works. Barr had crafted a “fierce working-class domestic goddess” persona in the eight years preceding her sitcom and wanted to do a realistic show about a strong mother who was not a victim of patriarchal consumerism.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Roseanne (TV Series)
Radio Days (1988)

Full Cast & Crew
Directed by
Ellen Gittelsohn ... (as Ellen Falcon)
Writing Credits
Matt Williams ... (created by)
Laurie Gelman ... (written by)
Roseanne Barr ... (based on a character created by)

readable—ROSEANNE transcript, season 1, episode 5
I KNOW HOW TO DO ANYTHING.
I’M A MOM.

Google Books
Spare Rib
Volumes 197-207
1989
Pg. 33:
Hopefully, the series will continue after the Summer break and Roseanne retains her unique charm. ‘I can do anything, I’m a MOM!’ she once warned her son, the possibilities of her threat are rife.

Google Books
The Quotable Quote Book
By Merrit Malloy and Shauna Sorensen
New York, NY: Carol Pub. Group
1990
Pg. 195:
I know how to do anything— I’m a mom.
Roseanne Barr

Los Angeles (CA) Times
Holiday Season a TV Paradise for Film Buffs
December 18, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
(...)
BEING THERE: “I know how to do anything--I’m a mom.” Roseanne Barr in “Roseanne.”

Google Books
I’m a Mom
Meditations for New Mothers

By Ellen Sue Stern
New York, NY: Dell
1993
Pg. 2:
I know how to do anything. I’m a mom.
Roseanne Arnold

9 May 1993, Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, “TV Moms,” pg. F1, col. 3:
As Roseanne Conner once boasted on Roseanne: “I know how to do anything—I’m a mom!”

10 October 1998, Stevens Point (WI) Journal, “Reader’s Guide: Thoughts from the Heart,” pg. 4, col. 3:
“Of course I can do anything. I’m a mother.”

Need I say more?
--Debbie Bradley

Twitter
Cherrie D Bautista‏
@ImAHotMom
“I know how to do anything—I’m a mom.”—Roseanne Barr
12:53 PM - 20 Jan 2009

Google Books
Mom Candy:
1,000 Quotes of Inspiration for Mothers

By Jena Pincott
New York, NY: Random House
2012
Pg. 247:
I know how to do anything—I’m a Mom. —Roseanne Barr, actor and comedian

Google Books
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom:
101 Stories of Gratitude, Love, and Lessons

By Amy Newmark and Jo Dee Messina
Cos Cob, CT: Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC
2015
Pg. ?:
I know how to do anything—I’m a mom. ~Roseanne Barr.

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