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Roseanne Barr’s character fears her Muslim neighbors are building bomb in new episode

This image released by ABC shows Lecy Goranson, left, and Roseanne Barr in a scene from the comedy series, "Roseanne." Entertainment Weekly is reporting that in this week’s episode, Roseanne is concerned her Muslim neighbors are building a bomb. The show airs 8 p.m. Tuesday on ABC. (Adam Rose / AP)
By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News

Roseanne Barr’s sitcom continues to get political.

The newest episode of the recently rebooted “Roseanne” features the titular character being paranoid that her Muslim neighbors are planning to build a bomb, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“What if this is a sleeper cell full of terrorists getting ready to blow up our neighborhood?” Barr’s character, Roseanne Conner, reportedly says at one point of the show, which airs Tuesday.

Her prejudiced suspicions about the neighbors, who hail from Yemen, stem from her seeing a pile of fertilizer near their garage that she fears they’ll use to build an explosive device.

But Conner eventually learns her lesson after she actually gets to know her neighbors personally.

“She wanted to get a comeuppance for her own bias,” Dave Caplan, the show’s co-executive producer, says in a video teasing the episode.

“Once she gets to know them, she realizes there are probably more similarities than differences,” he said.

Caplan says the episode was Barr’s idea, and that the show’s writers were onboard almost immediately after she pitched it.

Barr, meanwhile, says she thought it’d be “really relevant” to do a show about “immigrants and prejudice.”

“We find a way to cut to the humanity of each other, and I like that for my show,” Barr says in the preview video.

It’s not the first time Barr’s series, which was revived in March, has made headlines for covering social topics.

Her character – like the actress in real life – is a supporter of President Trump, and the President even called Barr to congratulate her after the show’s premiere earned impressive ratings.

She sparked backlash, meanwhile, for including a joke in a subsequent episode where her on-screen husband Dan (John Goodman) says they “missed all the shows about black and Asian families” after falling asleep between “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

They’re just like us,” her character replies. “There, now you’re all caught up.”

Barr also recently made headlines for suggesting on Twitter that Stormy Daniels – the adult film actress who claims she slept with President Trump in 2006 – was “known for anal sex.“

Daniels denied that, and then slammed Barr.

“That’s like saying you are known for your beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner,“ Daniels tweeted, referring to Barr’s disastrous performance of the national anthem at a San Diego Padres game in 1990.