Roseanne

Season 2 Episode 17

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 06, 1990 on ABC
8.9
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Crystal recommends Roseanne for a job at the beauty shop that she frequents, doing the same tasks that she does at home for free. Roseanne is hesitant, but once interviewed, is persuaded into the position by the shop owner. After a short time on the job, she is given a raise, and more responsibility.moreless

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  • Roseanne might take the job Crystal has recommended her for at the beauty salon.

    9.8
    After Crystal recommends Roseanne for a position at her salon, Marsha (Elizabeth Franz), the accommodating owner of the shop, offers her the job, starting immediately. Roseanne has some reservations, though. The menial chores she'd be required to do seem rather degrading to her.



    The fun begins as Roseanne gets to know everyone (the cast is stupendous!) Along with beauty shop owner Marsha (and her husband, Arthur-- a photograph hanging on the wall), there is hairdresser Iris (Lori Tan Chinn), a little woman full of acerbic and macabre comebacks, and Debbie (Melora Walters), the young, whiney-but-sweet, newlywed-manicurist. And, not to forget the rich Mrs. "Meg" Wellman (Debra Mooney), the wife of Roseanne's old boss from the plastics factory and regular at the beauty parlor. They're an unlikely, colorful batch that will have you laughing out loud! The writers have done an outstanding job with the material they've come up with for this epsiode. When Iris isn't stealing the scene with "stop-dead-in-your-tracks" lines, Meg Wellman is busy jumbling Roseanne's name like it's a call-ball in a spinning bingo number game cage! It's a thrill to watch these talented women altogether on one stage. They're fun and funny, and having a ball!



    This episode treats us to some REAL people. Shhh! I secretly admit, by the shows end, I wanted to be the one pushing the broom and hanging out with the girls at the salon! Catch this episode. It's a good example of why I watch this program!moreless
  • Roseanne gets a job at a hairsalon. She is desitant b/c she feels it is a degrading job but ends up having b/c of the other workers at the salon.

    9.4
    I love this episode. Like all of the best episodes of Roseanne it examines lives working class people and how they are shaped by various factors. In this one Roseanne doesn\'t want to take the job at the hair salon b/c she feels it will be degrading, but once there she finds she enjoys it b/c the other workers and most of the customers treat her with respect. I think this is great b/c it is absolutely true that there are no degrading jobs, just people that degrade others for doing certain jobs, and the episode shows how Roseanne comes to realize this to a certain extent.moreless
  • The funny people at the Hair Salon.

    10
    I always thought the Hair Salon could have worked better as a stand alone series, of course with Roseanne. I can see why the writers did away with this, because the action at the salon took away from the core family and became the hair salon family. The show has always been about Roseanne and her family, not her co-workers. That is what they figure out with the Lunchbox, family and friends that seem like family.



    With that being said, I really like the characters of the salon. Iris is funny and could have been a funny addition to the show, as with the other characters too. There was a good pace and funny dialogue and plots that could have developed with the salon.

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  • Unemployed and unhappy at home, Roseanne interviews for a position at a hair salon best classified as "beauty parlor" versus something more sophisticated. Roseanne sees that it's not that bad, and decides to work there.moreless

    9.8
    I was glad when Season Two appeared on DVD so that I could erase this from the DVR. This is yet another episode I would watch when there wasn't much else on, or I just felt blah. Roseanne, dissatisfied being unemployed and unappreciated at home, went to work in a somewhat demeaning job at a hairdressing salon, only to be treated better than she sometimes was at home. The writing in this episode was very good again, and the characters played off each other effortlessly and looked as if they were having fun. I loved the various throw-away lines, especially by the character of Iris. Marsha, the salon owner, was somewhat out-there, but with a good heart. After watching this episode the last time, I even considered applying for a receptionist job at a local hairdresser, but came to my senses. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode.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

Elizabeth Franz

Elizabeth Franz

Marsha

Guest Star

Lori Tan Chinn

Lori Tan Chinn

Iris

Guest Star

Melora Walters

Melora Walters

Debbie

Guest Star

Natalie West

Natalie West

Crystal Anderson Conner

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Dan: I said it was a great job.
      Darlene: No you didn't.
      Becky: You said 'hey it's a job, right?'
      Dan: I meant to say it's a great job.
      Roseanne: No it's not, it's a degrading job, only nobody at work makes me feel like it is. That's your job.

    • Roseanne: I quit Wellman's, I didn't make it in telemarketing, I got fired by a zit faced nerd at 'Chicken Divine', and now I'm going to apply for a job in which I will make coffee, answer the phone and sweep the floor.
      Jackie: Those are all things you do very well.
      Roseanne: Those are all things I do now at home.
      Jackie: Yeah but you'll be getting paid for it now.

    • Roseanne: That'll be sixteen even.
      Mrs.Wellman: Thank you Roxanne, now this is for Iris and this is for you.
      Roseanne: Oh I, I, couldn't accept this.
      Mrs.Wellman: Why not Roxanne?
      Roseanne: Because I worked for you for eleven years, so I already have fifty cents.
      Roxanne: Of course you do...

    • Dan: So, what's the secret Babe? Lower standards?
      Roseanne: Well I just don't think my standards could get any lower than you, and I married you.

    • Female Customer (showing Iris a picture): Can you make me look like that?
      Roseanne: I'm sure you can, Iris. I'll go get the wand.

    • Marcia: How do you like the job so far?
      Roseanne: Well, it's just like being home, I make coffee, I answer the phone, and I do laundry.
      Debbie: Roseanne, where are the clean towels?
      Roseanne: And I listen to children whine.

    • Debbie (shaking hands with Roseanne): Oh, you've bit these down to the cuticles.
      Roseanne: Well, my real nails are long and beautiful, these stubs are just fakes.

    • Becky: Susan Noonin said that her mother saw you sweeping up peoples hair in the beauty parlor.
      Roseanne: Well, you tell Susan Noonin that I saw her mom getting her roots bleached and her mustache waxed.

    • Mrs. Wellman: Didn't you used to work for me?
      Roseanne: Yes I did. For 11 years.
      Mrs. Wellman: That's right! Roxanne isn't it?
      Roseanne: Yea. Roxanne Conway.
      Mrs. Wellman: Conway! That's right!

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