Season 9 Episode 8

Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 12, 1996 on ABC

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    Season nine is what it is. Roseanne herself has mentioned that this was an episode she was proud of b/c it was "edgy politically." Well, the concept of the Conners' down to earth style teaching snobby rich people a thing or two about life is a good one, but it comes off as awkward. The problem is the writing. "Roseanne" was magical for its realistic, laid back dialogue and feel. In this episode, like so many in the ninth season, the climax involves Roseanne preaching about something she believes in; in this case, it's how money doesn't buy happiness and if rich people would be less uptight, they wouldn't "pop pills and make war all the time." This sort of dialogue screams "agenda" and is not true to the characters.
  • A fine example of middle class meets upper class, and proves once again that money doesn't guarantee happiness.

    Roseanne and her family go to visit with a rich woman and her family, and when two dysfunctional families are under one roof, chaos and hilarity ensues. One on side, Roseanne finds they have similarities to these rich people. On the other side of the ledger, the rich family does a lot of things and expect Roseanne and her clan to behave the same way, such as changing clothes 8 times a day. Roseanne's family learns early on that the richness of his family did not bring happiness, the mother is a pill-addict in order to remain happy and quiet, she blames her daughter for her husband's death, and the daughter herself is constantly haunted by 'daddy's ghost', which gets on her brother's last nerve. Roseanne teaches this wealthy bunch of simpletons the key to being happy and well in general is just letting loose, refusing to be silenced, taking a large bite out of life as well as food, and making loud and clear what is really on your mind.
  • Roseanne and the others meet a family of rich people and teaches them ho to be mad

    OK, This really exploits Roseannes temper in a funny and good way. This episode also show that Dj is not ready for a relation ship when their dauther, Kiki (Hillary Tuck) trys to seduce him, and fails when he escapes. It also shows Roseanne as a good teacher..but in a weird way
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