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Roseanne

Season 9 Episode 14

Hit the Road, Jack

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 14, 1997 on ABC
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Hit the Road, Jack
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As Dan packs his bags to leave, Roseanne drowns her sorrows in fast food while driving aimlessly around Lanford, and D.J. finds a soul mate to share his troubles.

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  • Dan packs up to leave, Roseanne drives around town aimlessly, and one of the most awkwardly bad scenes in the entire series makes me cringe.

    7.5
    As Dan is packing his bags, and getting ready to leave home after cheating on his wife, Roseanne drives around town aimlessly. Despite Dan being the bad guy here, I did feel bad for him when he turned around to take one last look at his house, and the scene between him and DJ was pretty tense.



    Roseanne driving around was pretty well done, she had some interesting thoughts and a fairly amusing scene at a fast food drive-thru window.



    But then we get to the library scene with DJ and Heather meeting each other, possibly my least favorite moment on the show (except for the entire Roseambo episode.)



    The laugh track is put to real work here. The entire conversation was awkward, benign, and overall, NOT funny. Watching the scene, and hearing laughter after the most inane lines, I was honestly confused at what people could be laughing at there. I love the Roseanne series to death, it's my favorite show no question, but this is one scene that if I never see again, I will survive.



    Despite that, this episode is alright. Just grab onto something and hold your breath once you see DJ browsing the library, you are about to feel uncomfortable.moreless

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Roseanne: My ears are freezing, my butt is tired, and I think I have a French fry lodged in my larynx.

    • (Roseanne orders a drink at a fast food chicken restaurant)
      Drive-Thru Employee: Would you like that with or without the lid?
      Roseanne: Duh, without the lid so I can spill it all over myself!

    • Heather: (Heather offers D.J. a handshake) I'm Heather.
      D.J.: (he shakes her hand) I'm D.J.
      Heather: D.J. Ooh, initials, but no name. I like a mystery. So what's D.J. stand for? No no no, wait, don't tell me...(D.J. gives her a look that says "skip it")

    • Heather: Here's a great French film: The Delicatessen. It's about a butcher who kills the people who live over his shop, then he cuts 'em up and serves them to his customers.
      D.J.: No way!
      Heather: See, the message is that's what our inhuman society makes us do to each other. I mean, we slice each other up and eat each other---blood, guts, brains, and everything, so, like, the message is, "Hey hey hey! Like, we suck!"

    • Jackie: Whatta ya say Roseanne? Wanna go to Denny's and pig out on grand slams and milk shakes?
      Roseanne: No, for the first time in my life I think I'm full!....oh what the hell, I'll follow you.

    • (Roseanne is ordering fast food.)
      Roseanne: I want EXTRA CHEESE!
      Drive-through: A large freeze?
      Roseanne: No, you moron!
      Drive-through: Sure we can put more on. That'll be $0.50 extra.

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