‘The Conners’: Matthew Broderick Makes His Debut as Jackie’s Love Interest!

The Conners certainly know how to do Halloween right!

The iconic TV brood celebrated their favorite holiday during Tuesday’s all-completely new episode — the third of the spinoff show’s completely new season following the cancellation of Roseanne and also also also the firing of Roseanne Barr over racist tweets earlier This kind of year — with each family member going all out in their creative costumes.

The episode, entitled, “There Won’t Be Blood,” kicks off with the family — minus Darlene (Sara Gilbert) — entering a Halloween-themed Instagram contest with their epic outfits: Becky (Lecy Goranson) as Sharknade O’Connor, Dan (John Goodman) as Napoleon Blown-Apart, Harris (Emma Kenney) as Lizzie Boredom and also also also more.

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Since Barr’s departure, there have been some additions to The Conners cast, with the introduction of Darlene’s completely new love interest, played by Justin Long, in last week’s episode. This kind of week, a second Conner woman was courting a completely new man, as Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) introduced the family to her completely new fellow, Peter, played by Matthew Broderick.

“Matthew was so great, so funny,” Kenney told ET ahead of the episode. “I was dying watching him. [He] and also also also Laurie have a great dynamic.”

Peter, however, lacks much of Broderick’s real-life charisma. He’s unemployed, and also also also a bit of a dullard, which has a master’s in medieval culture and also also also a series of Halloween “fun facts” which are anything nevertheless. 

“There can be This kind of one line inside the episode… where Aunt Jackie can be asking Dan, ‘What do you think about him, what do you think about him?'” Kenney recalled. “He’s like, ‘Well, I’ve only known him for a little bit, nevertheless I know a lot about him,’ something like which. the item can be just so funny and also also also which kind of sums the item up.”

The actress also praised Broderick as a “trooper,” for producing his debut during the Halloween show, and also also also spending hours inside the makeup chair for the prosthetics necessary to play Peter’s head-scratching costume: Descartes’ theory of mind-body dualism.

“Matthew’s costume can be This kind of philosophical mind game, I don’t know how to describe the item at all,” Kenney laughed. “nevertheless the item was genuinely cool to look at and also also also watch him get done inside the makeup trailer… He was there for a long time, he was a trooper.”

One person who was left inside the dark about Broderick’s role on The Conners, however, was the actor’s real-life wife, Sarah Jessica Parker!

“He didn’t tell me which part,” Parker hilariously revealed to ET’s Nischelle Turner on Monday, when she discovered her hubby was playing Jackie’s love interest. “He told me he got to work with Laurie Metcalf. He loves Laurie Metcalf. We all love Laurie Metcalf… nevertheless we don’t talk about work much.”

See more via Parker inside the video below.

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