Season 7 Episode 1

Nine is Enough

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 21, 1994 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Dan is told to shave his arm pits to treat a cyst, and EVERYONE finds out his little secret, to his horror. Jackie and Fred have issues over the baby sharing their bed, when he has his own crib, prompting Jackie to take a stand....on over to Roseanne's. Mark & Becky are given the boot, and Roseanne reveals that it is NOT the flu that is making her sick...moreless

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  • Great beggining to a wonderful season..

    I quite enjoyed that. I like that all the characters were given a storyline and how all these storylines entertwined to fit one main plotline that was Dan's dissatisfaction with his living situation.

    I thought Jackie stood out in this episode, which she always does to be honest.
John Goodman

John Goodman

Dan Conner

Laurie Metcalf

Laurie Metcalf

Jackie Harris

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Darlene Conner Healy

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Conner

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Rebecca "Becky" Conner Healy

Michael Fishman

Michael Fishman

David Jacob "D.J." Conner

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The coda depicts Dan, having just learned that Roseanne is pregnant, perpetually repeating, "Pregnant.... Wow...." Through time lapse, this monotonous monologue proceeds for approximately 21 months.

    • Dan sings James Brown's I Feel Good.

    • As implied by the title of the episode, the writers managed to create a scene where nine people found themselves in the Conner bathroom simultaneously.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (Becky asks Roseanne if Mark can sleep on the couch because he's sick.)
      Roseanne: I don't want anybody sick in there. The couch smells bad enough already...
      David: (to Darlene) Wait, what does the couch smell like?
      Darlene: The family.

    • Dan: Some things are best kept between a husband, and a wife,
      Roseanne: Cool, which one do you wanna be?

    • Fred: With the baby in here, I haven't had a decents night sleep since he was born.
      Jackie: Well, we'll just give him up for adoption, Lord KNOWS you need your sleep.

    • Dan: Since when does a crowd bother you, we did it at a Grateful Dead Concert!
      Roseanne: That was nearly two years ago, I think we've grown up a little, since then.

    • Roseanne: Well, I'm sorry Ralph, you can't stay here. You'll have to tell your parents that Mr. Conner is on a bender.

    • Mark: Man, this thing that I have, is really the worst.
      Darlene: Wouldn't you be more comforatble just sitting right on top of my plate?

    • Roseanne: Oh, honey, it's your very first lady shaver. Pretty soon, you'll start to get monthly visits from your special friend.

    • Mark: I'm sorry for making you sick Mrs. Connor.
      Roseanne: Oh it's not your fault Mark, Becky never should'a married you.

    • (discussing why she doesn't want to kick becky and Mark out)
      Roseanne: Well, I just hate to see them struggle.
      Dan: Fair enough - we won't visit them.

    • (To Mark and Becky)
      Dan: We were just wondering whatever happened to that plan you guys had about finding some other place to live. (smiles)
      Becky: It wasn't really a plan, more like a long range dream.
      Roseanne: Well congratulations kids. Your dreams are about to come true.

    • DJ: You promised I could have friends sleep over.
      Roseanne: Well I didn't mean it. I thought you were just bluffin' when you said you had a friend.

    • (Everyone is fighting about where to sleep because there are too many people in the house)
      David: I'll just move down in the basement with Darlene.
      Roseanne: Oh Yeah and why don't you just bang on the ceiling if you have trouble unfastening her bra.
      Darlene: Cool I thought she'd say no.
      Roseanne: She did.

    • Mark: God! Everyone's so afraid I'm gonna make 'em sick, no one will come near me. I feel like a leopard.

    • Roseanne: So you're ok with them staying?
      Dan: Yeah.
      Roseanne: I kicked em' out.
      Dan: Praise the Lord!

  • NOTES (2)

    • After her divorce from Tom Arnold, Roseanne is from now on credited simply as "Roseanne" in the intro.

    • When the episode originally aired, the opening and ending credits only credited the cast and crew by their first name. This was done as a joke because Roseanne dropped her last name starting this season.


    • Roseanne: Well there's always the cone of silence.

      This is an allusion to Get Smart, a television show that premiered in 1965. The Cone of Silence is a device meant to keep others from hearing a private conversation. The Cone of Silence was also a recurring joke on Get Smart because it never worked properly.

    • Dan claimed that he lost his proficiency at weight-lifting when he shaved his armpits. This was an allusion to the biblical account of Sampson, judge of Israel, who lost his power shortly after Delilah tricked him into allowing the enemy Philistines cut his hair.

    • The title is an allusion to the television show Eight Is Enough, that starred Dick Van Patten.