Roseanne - Season 1

Tuesday 9:00 PM on ABC Premiered Oct 18, 1988 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Let's Call It Quits
    Episode 23

    Roseanne has difficulty accepting new rules from a tough new supervisor at the factory. After he raises the cap on the quotas yet again, Roseanne approaches him to try and get him to ease off. The boss agrees, but he needs a favor from her, in return. They come to a temporary agreement that results in a permanent solution.

  • Dear Mom and Dad
    Episode 22
    An unannounced visit by Roseanne's parents has the Conner house in an uproar. Dan and Jackie are pushing a usually outspoken Roseanne to stick up for herself, because she is now at a loss for words. Hostility and stir-craziness abound, but the biggest shock comes when Bev announces that they are moving to Lanford.moreless
  • Death and Stuff
    Episode 21
    During the family's busy weekend activities, a door-to-door salesman drops by -- and then drops dead in the Conner kitchen. Meanwhile, they are expecting company, potential buyers for the washer and dryer, and the coroner is taking his time getting the body out of the Conner kitchen.
  • 3/28/89
    As a tornado spins through Lanford, a storm is brewing inside the Conner house over the whereabouts of Jackie who hasn't returned from her trip to the market.
  • Workin' Overtime
    Episode 19
    The Wellman Plastics group is growing tired as Booker continues to lengthen the worker's shifts due to quotas, factory mistakes, etc. Roseanne, queen of the group, cannot take it any longer. When Roseanne completes another long day of work and comes home to the everyday craziness, she must escape and take a breather.moreless
  • The Slice of Life
    Episode 18
    Becky is getting ready for a big slumber party, and Darlene is getting ready to pitch the big game. Darlene is extremely moody, and argues with Roseanne before slamming out of the house. After Roseanne gets a phone call that Darlene is under going emergency surgery, she becomes wrecked with guilt over the morning's fight.moreless
  • Becky's Choice
    Episode 17
    Bachelor 1 or Bachelor 2? Becky must decide between her first crush, Chip, and the infamous "Tongue Bandit". The decision worsens when Roseanne & Dan invite Chip's parents over for a family dinner. Later on, Becky is caught with the other guy in the backyard.
  • Mall Story
    Episode 16
    It's time for the annual Landford Mall-A-Thon and Roseanne and her gang are ready to scout out the deals and spend a lovely Saturday in retail heaven. Roseanne takes her family as she realizes Dan needs new shoes, Becky needs a dress, and Roseanne just needs a day to escape work. Jackie conversesmoreless
  • 2/14/89
    The girls watch a slasher-horror film, and Roseanne has been losing sleep, due to what she believes are Darlene's re-occurring nightmares. When the truth is revealed, that the scary movie isn't behind the insomnia, Roseanne learns that Darlene is entering puberty.
  • Father's Day
    Episode 14
    Dan's father shows up bearing gifts, and all are thrilled to see him, except Dan himself. As the visit drags on for them, the insults are hurled in Dan's direction and Roseanne steps in between the two of them to deflect any further damage. Dan sees his father's philosophy of "Work smart, not hard" as a direct put-down on his life, while his father sees it as caring advice.moreless
  • 1/31/89
    Crystal struggles to cope with the death of her husband, who is buried in the bridge that Jackie drove them over on the way to work. Roseanne struggles with the secret that she knows about Sonny, that she wants to tell Crystal. Darlene decides it's cool to smoke, until Roseanne finds her pack of cigarettes.moreless
  • 1/24/89
    Dan and Roseanne disagree about where to spend a romantic 15th anniversary; Becky refuses to dissect a frog in biology class; Darlene finds her paper route more than she can handle.
  • Canoga Time
    Episode 11
    Dan can't bear to part with the "junk" Roseanne wants to donate to a rummage sale, so Roseanne proposes a deal. Darlene forges a passing grade on her report card, and tries to pass it off, to no avail.
  • Conga Time
    Conga Time
    Episode 011
    Dan refuses to part with the "junk" Roseanne wants to donate to a rummage sale; Darlene forges the grade on her report card.
  • Saturday
    Episode 10
    A Saturday at the Conners means chilling out at relaxing but Dan believes he can conquer fixing the truck while relaxing. Roseanne & Dan place a friendly wager to see if Dan and the gang can fix the truck in the afternoon.
  • 1/3/89
    Happy Birthday Dan! Roseanne and the kids surprise Dan with an extensive birthday breakfast. Later on in the evening, Roseanne throws Dan a party at the Lobo. During the party Dan comes close to being violent but is stopped by Roseanne. Afraid that he will look like a wimp Dan vows that he will beat up the billiards bully the next time he sees him. Becky is invited to Chip's for a dinner.moreless
  • 12/20/88
    Crystal chases down pink squirrels to pass the time she spends thinking of herself negatively. Roseanne & Jackie take their friend out to show her she is a good soul however she needs to stop letting people walk all over her. Meanwhile, Darlene is stuck at home doing a report for her American history class while the rest of the family watches football.moreless
  • The Memory Game
    Episode 7
    Dan has a photographer coming over to the house to take a family portrait for his upcoming high school reunion newsletter. Everyone is dressed up and ready, when Jackie 'spills the beans' that Dan had cheated on Roseanne long ago with her nemesis. The smiles soon turn to tears and glares, as the picture is snapped.moreless
  • Lovers' Lane
    Episode 6
    A Friday night of fun begins as Roseanne and her family travel to the bowling alley. Becky deals with the problems of most teenagers as she is interested in a boy at the bowling alley and is afraid of the embarrassment that might occur due to her mother. In the meantime Jackie and Booker raise the stakes in their friendly game of bowling.moreless
  • Radio Days
    Episode 5
    When a local radio station offers a country western song writing contest, Dan digs through trash to find Roseanne's treasure. Dan finds one of Roseanne's poems that could be the perfect fit for the contest. In the meantime, Becky and Darlene fight over their room space, while Booker chases down Jackie.moreless
  • Language Lessons
    Episode 4
    Dan is irritated with Jackie and her meddling ways. Anything that she says is grating on his nerves, so when she says that his "special chili" is bland, he loses it. Roseanne is caught in the middle, as the two of them pull her in each direction for support. The arguing explodes, and Roseanne is left to straighten it all out.moreless
  • D-I-V-O-R-C-E
    Episode 3
    It's Two for One Tuesday at the Landford Inn and Roseanne is planning a reservation. Dan, although not particularly happy, agrees to go with Roseanne to a nice dinner for two. While at the dinner, Roseanne & Dan discover an interesting piece of news about their old friend Patsy.
  • We're in the Money
    Episode 2
    They're in the money. Dan brings home some extra cash which leads the family to consider how they will spend the cash. After considering being responsible, the couple secretly make purchases based on their own desires. 
  • Life and Stuff
    Episode 1
    Roseanne and Dan, parents of a low income family, deal with the trials and tribulations of suburban domesticity. Roseanne must keep her sanity while keeping her family together and dealing with her troubling daughter, Darlene.