May 14, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Who says Roseanne isn’t a real mother? Like any good Jewish matriarch, the syndicated-talk-show hostess, who says she’s sick of the ”losers” her three daughters (ages 27, 23, and 22) keep bringing home, has been busy playing matchmaker. And to help her forge her love connections, Roseanne has enlisted the help of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the London-based author of the best-selling Kosher Sex. On the May 20 episode of The Roseanne Show, Boteach plans to introduce two American grad students from Oxford University and a Brit who owns a London catering company to Roseanne’s girls. The six will go on a group date, then talk about their experiences on the next day’s show. ”It’s not that crazy an idea,” says Boteach. ”These guys are educated, compassionate, humble, and know how to treat a woman.” Roseanne’s rationale for the grand social experiment is simple: ”My desire for grandchildren takes precedence over all — as it has always been for Jewish mothers since time began.”

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