Season 3 Episode 20

Her Boyfriend's Back

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Mar 12, 1991 on ABC
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Her Boyfriend's Back
Frustrated because her parents can't afford the car she wants, Becky and her boyfriend Mark borrow Dan's treasured motorcyle against his orders which results in a "no talking war" between Dan and Becky. Dan realizes that they can't have this go on forever and has a talk with Becky.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The main garage door that a vehicle enters into, is shown many times to be closer to the house then the small door the cast normally enters the garage through because normally the main door is closed. In this episode the main door is open because dan is gonna do something to his bike in the driveway and is out talking to becky. When she goes back to the house she goes back into the garage to leave, which is the opposite direction of the house.

    • When Roseanne is getting ready to leave, Mark puts out his cigarette before he gets up from the couch and gives Roseanne a message to give to Dan. When Mark closes the door, he has another cigarette in his hand.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Roseanne doesn't just want to sit on the back of the motorcycle like a biker girl. Dan is embarrassed about sitting on the back.)
      Roseanne: Well I'm tired of being the biker chick. I want the wind to hit my body first. I want the insects to splat across my face.

    • Roseanne: You're going to be a maseusse?
      Jackie: A massage therapist.
      Roseanne: Whatever, when people ask what my sister does for a living I gotta tell them you rub people for money.

    • Becky: So how long am I grounded?
      Dan: You don't get it, do you Becky? This isn't some stupid little curfew you broke, you took my bike.
      Becky: You took both cars after saying I could borrow one. Besides, if I'd asked you would've said no.
      Dan: Exactly!

    • Mark: Why don't you talk to Becky?
      Roseanne: Because I don't know her anymore. Ever since she met you she's lied to us, she ran away from home, she's stealing motorcycles. What do you have planned next?
      Mark: Oh I thought I'd take her with me to knock over a couple of convenience stores but don't worry I'll have her home by 10.

    • Roseanne: Are you sleeping with her, Mark? Because if you are I'm going to have your butt in jail. You're 18, she's 16, in case you don't know, that's illegal.

    • Roseanne: (sitting on Dan's motorcycle) Yes, Dan, I know that you love your bike. Gee, you spend more time with this thing than you do me!
      Dan: Oh, honey, don't get upset.
      Roseanne: Well, it's true, Dan.
      Dan: I was talking to the bike!

    • (Becky, Dan and Darlene are drinking milkshakes, Becky is sucking so hard that her eyes are bulging.)
      Dan: Too thick, Beck?
      Becky:I think I broke a rib.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Roseanne: (singing) Get your motor running, head out on the highway, BOOOOORN TO BE WIIIILD!

      When Roseanne is firing up Dan's motorcycle and singing "Born to Be Wild", it's yet another reference to the 1969 film "Easy Rider" starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

    • Roseanne: Hey, Dan, Jackie's gonna learn to be a masseuse through the mail.
      Dan: Gees, Jack, what happened? Did your Sea Monkeys die?

      Dan is making an allusion to a type of brine shrimp marketed in the 1960's as a biological novelty pet, usually purchased through the mail.

    • Dan: (after Becky asks for a loan to help her buy a car) Becky, I know how you feel. When I was sixteen, I was dying for my dad to buy me this gorgeous '64 Barracuda. Man, that car was it! It had yellow racing stripes on this purple body...
      Darlene: Dad, get out of the Wayback Machine!

      Darlene is making an allusion to "Peabody's Improbable History", a segment featured on the 1960's animated television program, Rocky and His Friends. Mr. Peabody was a talking dog, who, along with his sidekick, Sherman, a young boy, would time travel using his Wayback Machine.

    • The episode title is an allusion to the oldies tune "My Boyfriend's Back".