Season 2 Episode 16

Born to Be Wild

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 30, 1990 on ABC
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Born to Be Wild
Dan and Roseanne's old biker buddy shows up in Lanford and saves the Conners from their rut.

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  • Zigmeister is back.

    I love this episode. Ziggy one of Dan and Roseannes friends from way back when shows up. He is like the epitomy of a really cute middle aged hippy biker dude.

    I love when Becky calls his Harley a Honda and Ziggy gets all freaked out.

    I also love when He say Darlene reminds him of Roseanne when she was younger and Darlene makes all kinds of annoying sound.

    I agree with whoever said this looks liked they had a blast making this.

    I also love how his name is Norbert and he gets Dan all pumped about fixing up his bike.

    I guess the reason I love this episode so much is I have a biker hippy aunt who is in her 50\\\'s but acts 17.I actually made the mistake of calling a harley a honda.Seriously.

    Does anyone know who played Ziggy ? I have seem him on tv other places but am not sure who he is.moreless
  • Ziggy Walsh, from Dan's and Roseanne's past, arrives on his Harley and visits the Conners. They're reminded how they were once the wild, unconventional crowd, and are now staid and housebound.moreless

    This episode recently got deleted from the DVR when Season Two came out on DVD. I watch this quite frequently, and find it laugh-out-loud amusing. I'm about the same age as Dan, Roseanne and Ziggy, and I can totally relate to their various situations and dilemmas. The once young and wild Conners are now approaching middle-age and aren't thrilled about it. Ziggy represents their lost youth, as shown by Dan's having let his Harley become junk while Ziggy is still astride his, revelling in it. In reality, Dan and Roseanne have become the adults, and Ziggy is kind of a Peter Pan, although a cute one. Dan and Ziggy work on the junked motorcyle, restoring it to its glory, and the Conners regain a bit of their youth. The episode gives Darlene and Becky a chance to make fun of the vocabulary used in the 60's. This episode looked like a lot of fun to make, and it is (for me) a lot of fun to watch.moreless
  • This is an episode where one of Dan and Roseanne's old friends shows up in town.

    Their friend Ziggy shows up in town and is a biker. He is surprised how big Dan and Roseanne got, and didn't even know they had any children. He wants to take a look at Dan's motorcycle that he's had for a long time now, but when he see's it, it's junked. Ziggy offers to buy the bike from Dan but Roseanne really doesn't want to get rid of it because it has memories. Dan decides not to sell it, so Ziggy tells him if he is going to keep it he needs to ride it instead of riding the sofa. Ziggy decides to stick around a couple more days and help Dan fix it back up. When they get it done, Dan and Roseanne do a little role playing, pretending like there back when they first met.moreless
John Goodman

John Goodman

Dan Conner

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf

Jackie Harris

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Darlene Conner Healy

Michael Fishman

Michael Fishman

David Jacob "D.J." Conner

Lecy Goranson

Lecy Goranson

Rebecca "Becky" Conner Healy

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Conner

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