The Miracle

Season 9, Ep 19, Aired 2/25/97
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  • Episode Description
  • When Darlene gives birth to a very premature baby, the doctors offer very little hope for the child's survival. But Roseanne sets out to prove that love, affection and human contact are better than any medical treatment.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Goodman

    Dan Conner

  • Laurie Metcalf

    Jackie Harris

  • Sara Gilbert

    Darlene Conner Healy

  • Roseanne Barr

    Roseanne Harris Conner

  • Sarah Chalke

    Rebecca "Becky" Conner Healy (1993-1997)

  • Fan Reviews (10)
  • The absolute best episode of the ninth season. It is so touching, i got a tear to come out.

    By jordan_898, Apr 06, 2008

  • shows the true love between david and darlene.

    By bettyboop374, Mar 18, 2007

  • Well done episode. Definitely pulls at the heart strings.

    By coolceruleanblu, Feb 09, 2007

  • Perfect example that love contours all. Very touching episode.

    By Ashley_555, Feb 07, 2007

  • Touching episode that has Darlene in the hospital giving birth to a baby that is 2 months early.

    By Heist81, Dec 01, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Becky: I really have a bad feeling about this. Bev: Don't talk that way Becky. As Louise Hays says, you must learn to turn the negative into a positive. Roseanne: Yeah, you should listen to your Grandma Becky. Apparently being gay means more than wanting to wear flannel shirts and Birkenstocks. It also makes you smarter.

    • Jackie: (to the baby) I remember when I was about 5 and we were riding in the car, and I was leaning up against the door, and suddenly the door just flew open, and I was falling out of the car...I remember because I could see the road rushing right below me, so I was literally outside of the car...and out of nowhere, Mom reached over and pulled me back in by my hair...and, if you ever feeling like you're falling away, you don't have to worry because we'll be right there to pull you right back in.

    • Bev: (to the baby) Oh, you've got quite a grip...I think you're a lot stronger than you're letting on.

    • Jackie: There's 12 doctors on the list and we've called ten. Roseanne: Well maybe, then it's time we tried an alternative. Jackie: What, like...acupuncture? Roseanne: Well yeah, or an herbalist or a natural healer...western medicine don't know everything, and there are countries where they do that I read that in India, they take sick people down and bathe them in holy water. Jackie: No, you're making that up, that stuff doesn't work. Roseanne: Yes it does work, Jackie, I read it in all of Nancy's books and they all said the same thing, it works because they believe it's going to work.

    • (2 nurses watching all the Conner women huddled around the new baby) Nurse 1: What's going on? Nurse 2: I'm not sure, it looks like some sort of coven.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode scored 16.2 million viewers and ranked #23 in the ratings for the week it originally aired.

    • In the ending credits while Darlene's premature baby is shown, the doctor from Australia says "Amazing...I've never seen anything like this," proving that the baby lives.

    Trivia (3)

    • Darlene tells David in the episode Another Mouth to Shut Up that they got pregnant at Disney World after the fireworks. The episode, Disney World War II originally aired February 27th, 1996. This episode aired February 25, 1997. Darlene has technically been pregnant for almost a year. Additionally it's said, the baby was born about 2 months early, which would have been 7 months.

    • At the end of the episode, we are shown shots of Harris recovering and living with a version of the song Blackbird by the Beatles playing in the background. The song is not on the DVD.

    • Darlene says that she's never smoked or drank, and only used drugs once. But she first smoked in "Bridge Over Troubled Sonny", and then she picked up smoking again when she was living with Jimmy. Also, when it was revealed Darlene had tried drugs, she had done it more than once since she admitted to using acid twice as an example.

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