Season 2 Episode 18

I'm Hungry

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 13, 1990 on ABC
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Episode Summary

I'm Hungry
Roseanne and Dan get to the point of no return when they realize they need to loose some weight. Roseanne takes charge and makes a point to put strict restrictions on what the two should and should not eat. Roseanne must put aside the temptations.

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  • This episode was really funny and one of my main favorites in Roseanne.

    This episode was really funny! It was a somewhat true episode too. Roseanne and Dan decide that they SHOULD go on a diet because Roseanne's pants wouldn't fit her. Dan does not want to at first, but he eventually starts to get involved. One of the main funny parts of this episode was when Jackie,Becky,Darlene,and D.J. are having breakfast and Dan comes in sweating A LOT and Jackie asks where Roseanne is and Dan replies that he has to go pick her up! lol lol lol This was also a very good and great installment to the Roseanne series. It is very funny and original too!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


Guest Star

Lori Tan Chinn

Lori Tan Chinn


Guest Star

Melora Walters

Melora Walters


Guest Star

Natalie West

Natalie West

Crystal Anderson Conner

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Notice the diet soda cans in this episode. From far away, the design is obviously 1989 style Diet Pepsi, yet when the labels are visible the words in the same font are 'Diet Cola'.

    • When Roseanne decides to get rid of all the unhealthy food in the house, she grabs a red and black bag of pretzels from the pantry's top shelf and throws it in the trash. Dan retrieves it and stashes it, out of sight, in a side cupboard. Later on, when Roseanne is secretly eating potato chips in the bathroom, Dan goes to the kitchen to sneak a snack. He grabs the same red and black bag of pretzels from the top shelf of the pantry!

    • Darlene and Becky are talking to Jackie at the kitchen table and they ask why Roseanne got so fat and Jackie stayed skinny since they know they were both thin as kids. In backflash episodes it clearly shows Roseanne as fat when she was younger.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Roseanne: I put the cookies back, Coach.
      Dan: Good job, number thirty-seven
      Roseanne: I didn't eat one. (sits down) but man, I could go for watching that Bucky Burger commercial again...

    • Becky: Maybe I should start getting up and walking with you guys.
      Dan: No no. These walks are private.
      Darlene: Oooo do you guys make out while you're walking?

    • Roseanne: ....besides I'm going on a diet, and I'm starting right now.
      Dan: Go.... I'll be here when you get back.

    • Roseanne: Hey, you stay out of this, it's your fault I got fat in the first place.
      Darlene: Oh right, like I invented double dutch chocolate.
      Roseanne: No, but I gained twenty pounds with that pregnancy.
      Dan: Me too.
      Darlene: Twenty pounds?
      Roseanne: Okay, forty pounds...with each kid.
      Dan: Me too.

    • Roseanne (holding a muffin): I don't even know why I'm eating this thing.
      Iris: Habit. (takes the muffin from Roseanne and eats it)

    • Roseanne: We've got to go on a diet.
      Dan: You go on a diet. I'm going to dinner.

    • (Roseanne hands people their lunches)
      Roseanne: Turkey sandwich.
      Marcia: With nothing on it?
      Roseanne: Well, there's some turkey on it, but I'm sure you can scrape it off.

    • Jackie: (to Dan, coughing and huffing into the kitchen) Dan, how's the walk going?
      Dan: (in a croaking voice) Great. (grabs the car keys)
      Darlene: Where are you going?
      Dan: Pick up your mom.

    • Becky: (impressed with her parents' new exercise routine) You guys were walking for over an hour!
      Dan: The Olympics are only two years away.
      Darlene: Then you still have time-- what event?
      Dan: Child-throwing.

    • Debbie: (when Iris asks if she's going to have lunch) No, my eating has gotten completely out of control. I mean, I have breakfast, then, lunch, and then, I have dinner.
      Roseanne: Well, you just described my morning.

    • DJ: (When Dan asks the kids if they think their mother should go on a diet) No, (hugs Roseanne) I like you mushy.

    • Becky: Aunt Jackie, how come mom is so heavy, and you're so thin?
      Jackie: Genetics.
      Darlene and Becky: Oh my god!

    • Iris: You know what's great exercise? Dodging machine gun fire on a beach.

    • Roseanne: Did you have that diet shake?
      Dan: I had a shake.
      Roseanne: Diet shake?
      Dan: I had a shake.
      Roseanne: the diet shake?
      Dan: It was chocolate shake!

    • (Dan and Roseanne wanna diet)
      Darlene: Face it, your both tanks.

  • NOTES (1)


    • When Dan is giving a speech to stop Roseanne from eating junk food, you can hear in the background the Notre Dame fight song.