Season 2 Episode 12

No Talking

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 12, 1989 on ABC
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No Talking
Becky is tired of being treated like a child. Roseanne feels the need to intervene.

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  • Becky takes a tantrum and no body is talking..

    This is a fab episode!! Great ideas!! Best part has to be at the table where Roseanne isnt speaking to Dan and Becky isnt speaking to Roseanne! So then of course it all kicks off, hillarious!! So Becky has some attitude and throws Darlene out of the room and practicly pushes her down the stairs! Dan lets her out when shes grounded and Roseanne takes Becky and Darlenes bedroom door as punishment!! But in the end everyone makes friends and its all back to normal!! Amazing storyline loved it all!! Yet another fabulous episode from series 2!! One of my favourites!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

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Becky locks Roseanne out of her bedroom, Roseanne heads to the garage for a screwdriver to take the door off the hinges-- an impossibility since the hinges are on Becky's side of the door. In the next scene, the door is off the hinges.

    • Listen carefully to Roseanne's voice, she is suffering from a bad cold in this episode.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Roseanne: (To Jackie) And you know I read your diary too!
      Jackie: No, you didn't.
      Roseanne: Yes I did, and mom would sit down and read it to me asking me "What's this mean, Roseanne? What's this mean?"
      Jackie: My scarlet diary??
      Roseanne: Yes!
      Jackie: I never HAD a scarlet diary! HA HA!

    • (Jackie referring to their mom's mothering)
      Jackie: She used to force her way in, steal information, and use it against us.
      Roseanne: 'Beverly'gate

    • Becky: Can I have my allowance?
      Dan: It's an honor to have you on the payroll.

    • Roseanne: (finding a second diary under Becky's mattress) You think this is like the x-rated version?
      Jackie: If she's having any fun at all it is.
      Roseanne: Thanks a lot, what do you think she wrote in there?
      Jackie: About you...about sex...just like the stuff you wrote in your diary.
      Roseanne: How do you know what I wrote in my diary?
      Jackie: Because I read your diary, and I quote, "Dear God, help me stop doing You know what".

    • Dan: She's just trying to get a rise out of you.
      Roseanne: She's been trying to get a rise out of me for the last month.
      Dan: What're you talking about?
      Roseanne: Where've you been, Dan? She comes home from school, yells at me and locks herself in her room. The only time she comes out is to either yak on the phone or give me grief.
      Dan: Well Great Scot, she's acting like a 14 year old.

    • Roseanne: (after Jackie tries to give her advice about Becky) And, anyways, what would you know about it? You're not even a mom!
      Jackie: When are you going to stop throwing that up to me?
      Roseanne: When your water breaks!

    • Roseanne: (opening Becky's desk drawer) I am NOT snooping, I am cleaning, and, I am not... (pauses when she unexpectedly finds Becky's diary) Mom.
      Jackie: Plan on "cleaning" her diary???

    • Becky: No one could eat this crud.
      Dan: Hey, if you don't finish your crud, you're not gonna get any crap for dessert!

    • (Becky isn't talking to Roseanne and Roseanne isn't talking to Dan)
      D.J.: What's going on?
      Becky: Got me.
      D.J.: Mom, what's going on?
      Roseanne: We're playing a game.
      D.J.: Can I play?
      Dan: No, you're too mature to play this game.

    • Becky: (after hearing she is grounded for another week) You're being totally unfair just because I don't want to eat your stinkin' beans!
      Roseanne: Wrong, I'm being totally unfair because that is my job!

    • (Few words are spoken around the dinner table because of all the tension)
      Becky(To Dan): You always back into her. Everybody does. But I'm not
      gonna let her, she can't control me.
      Rosanne(Becky's attitude): Oh, yes I can. I am your mother and I will control you till the day you die.
      Becky (Screaming): I wasn't talking to you!
      Roseanne (Screaming back): Oh, yes, you were, just then, you were talking to me, wasn't she, Dan!
      Dan (Caught off guard): You're talking to me?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Roseanne: With Mom, nothing was ever secret.
      Jackie: She- she use to force her way in, steal information, and use it against us.
      Roseanne: Beverley-gate.

      Roseanne is making an allusion to the term Watergate Scandal which refers to a series of events occurring during the 1970's that gained its name from burglaries of the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    • DJ: Mom, you got any milk?
      Roseanne: Not any more, but there's some in the fridge.
      Dan: nice, Elsie.

      Dan is making an allusion to Elsie the Cow, the spokes-animal for Borden Milk.