Roseanne - Season 5

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




Episode Guide

  • 5/18/93
    Roseanne is worried that Darlene is going to leave to go to school in Chicago, and has decided to guard her every move. When she is going through her room, she finds her bank book with a sizeable deposit taken out, and assumes the worst. Meanwhile, George moves into the neighborhood, and decides that DJ is his new best friend, which drives DJ crazy.moreless
  • 5/11/93
    Dan accidentally knocks one of Roseanne's front teeth out, and realizes that he needs to find steady employment to obtain an insurance plan to fix it. Meanwhile, she goes to work at the diner without her tooth, and gets a visit from the new health inspector, who turns out to be an old friend (Leon). Darlene and David both get their decion letters from the Art schools they applied to.moreless
  • 5/4/93
    The clock is ticking on the loan payment that needs to be made at the Lumber Yard that Dan borrowed from to refurbish a house that Roger picked out. When the buyer fell through, and Roger skips town, all looks grim, until Jackie comes up with an unexpected solution, that saves the day.moreless
  • Promises, Promises
    Episode 22
    It's prom night for Darlene and David, and after some coaxing, Darlene agrees to go. She has a surprise for David that she announces midway through the night, that she has rented a motel room for their "first time". Meanwhile, Roger enters the Conners' lives, offering up a huge business proposition to both Dan and Chuck, that will either make-or-break their financial standings.moreless
  • 3/23/93
    When DJ spies Molly planting a kiss on David, he tells Darlene, who promptly breaks up with him. When David tries to explain the kiss was one-sided, Darlene breaks down, crying on her bed, to David's surprise. They have a heart to heart about their feelings, and the Molly issue. Meanwhile, Bev has made a new friend that she likes a lot more than Dan does. Jake enters her life, as her new beau.moreless
  • 3/9/93
    For their anniversary, Roseanne drops her inhibitions, and poses in a sexy photo for Dan. Dan, stuck for ideas, decides to "go big" and has Roseanne's wedding ring upgraded without her knowledge. To get the extra money, he takes on a second job during the evenings, and one of the evenings happens to be on their anniversary.moreless
  • It's a Boy!
    Episode 19
    Darlene and David approach the Conners to see if David can move in, because his mother is moving out of state. The answer is not what they wanted to hear, and Roseanne, feeling bad about it, decides to go talk to David's mom, and explain their decision. Upon arrival, she finds out that his mother knows nothing of the plans that David was trying to make, and she starts to hurl insults at everyone, from David to Darlene, Becky, and finally at Roseanne. When Roseanne witnesses the harsh emotional abuse that is heaped upon David, she has a change of heart.moreless
  • 2/23/93
    When the Tildens announce that they are taking a road trip vacation in their Winnebago, Roseanne decides to join them. She also decides to convince them to go to California instead of what they had planned originally, so that she could attend a taping of The Price Is Right. Along the way, tensions mount, when close quarters take their toll on everyone. DJ invites a hitchiker along for the ride as well.moreless
  • 2/16/93
    Roseanne's wealthy cousin Ronnie, whom she hasn't seen in 25 years pays a visit to Lanford, and makes ammends with her. During her visit, Darlene takes a liking to her "free" attitude towards life, and listens to her advice to leave home, and move to New York to pursue her dreams.moreless
  • 2/9/93
    The death of their father takes a toll on all of the women in his life, from his mistress to his ex-wife and daughters. Roseanne decides to handle the arrangements until Jackie, who is having a melt-down, accuses her of driving their father away. After going through a sea of emotions, Roseanne steals away a last moment alone with her father, to let him know what an impact he had on her life.moreless
  • Lanford Daze
    Episode 15
    As a punishment for vandalizing the "Lunch Box", with dead cow chalk outlines on the sidewalk, Darlene is to serve the meat product at the county fair. When country music star Loretta Lynn shows up for a loose meat sandwich, Darlene refuses to serve her, until Roseanne steps in. Meanwhile, Dan takes a sales job at the fair.moreless
  • War and Peace (2)
    Episode 14
    Dan returns home to rampant rumors about his behavior, all of Lanford has a different story about the way Dan ended up in jail. But no one's is right. Jackie has no idea what had happened until Crystal said that Dan got in a fight with Fisher. When Roseanne goes to take Jackie to gather her belongings to move out of Fisher's apartment, Jackie is unsure that she should leave him. After a talk from Roseanne, everyone sees things a lot clearer.moreless
  • 1/5/93
    After receiving a phone call from the school, Dan is asked to come to speak with the principal, concerning DJ's offensive reading material, which turns out to be Darlene's comic. When it is uncovered that the reason for Jackie's mood swings is domestic violence, Dan sets off to deal with Fisher man to man and ends up being arrested.moreless
  • 12/15/92
    A Christmas Eve snowstorm scatters the Conners. Roseanne and Jackie are trapped at the Luch Box with Bev and Nana Mary. Dan and DJ are left to cook dinner at home with Nancy and Marla. Meanwhile, Darlene is stuck at David's house following a fight. She soon learns the truth about David's home life when his mother shows up drunk and heaping abuse on him for no reason, bringing an embarrassed David to tears.moreless
  • Of Ice and Men
    Episode 11
    D.J. takes up hockey and Jackie and Fisher deal with relationship issues that result in a break up - sort of.
  • 11/24/92

    When Darlene's favorite rock band Daisy Chainsaw is playing a concert in nearby Rockford, she begs Roseanne to let her go. The one who holds the tickets, is the least likely of choices to go with....Molly. After a lot of convincing, Roseanne reluctantly gives in, to Dan's displeasure. Darlene misses curfew when she is abandoned at the concert by Molly, who takes off with strange boys to party.

  • Stand on Your Man
    Episode 9
    It is Grand Opening Day at the Lunch Box, the diner that Roseanne, Jackie, Nancy and Bev have started together. After a long opening day, Roseanne is closing up shop, when a crazed man scares her. Realizing that they need protection, the ladies enroll in a self defense course. Nancy fends off Arnie, who wants her back even more, now that he knows that she is a lesbian.moreless
  • Ladies' Choice
    Episode 8
    Nancy takes Roseanne and Jackie by surprise with the announcement that she and Marla are lovers; Bev announces she is moving into a Lanford retirement center, which leaves Roseanne feeling over the hill.
  • Halloween IV
    Episode 7
    Roseanne sends everyone to a party while she stays home -- and is visited by the ghosts of Halloween past, present, and future. To teach her a lesson about the Halloween spirit.
  • Denied a loan to open the restaurant, Roseanne must turn to her mother, who has a different solution to her money woes. Darlene catches D.J. peeping at neighbor Molly. she sets up a trap to teach him a lesson, and gets a lesson herself about the peeper.
  • Pretty in Black
    Episode 5
    Roseanne mortifies Darlene with a sweet sixteen party, then sends her off to her friends while the adults enjoy the festivities, which include a game of Truth or Dare; the Tildens move in next door; Darlene dyes her hair black to make Roseanne mad, but is shocked when Roseanne reacts differently.moreless
  • Mommy Nearest
    Episode 4
    Roseanne and Jackie are stunned when their mother hands each of them a check for ten thousand dollars, to do with what they like. Bev then announces she is moving to Lanford, that causes a series of arguements. Jackie agonizes over dating Fisher, a perfect but much, much younger man.
  • The Dark Ages
    Episode 3
    The power company cuts off the Conners' power. Dan and Roseanne must look at Darlene in a new light after David spends the night in her room.
  • 9/22/92
    Roseanne and Dan prepare to say goodbye to Becky, when she and Mark come back to gather some belongings, and head out to start their married life together.
  • 9/15/92
    Dan and Roseanne have some adjustments to make, when the Bike shop and the Diner both go out of business, leaving Roseanne the sole wage earner. Becky takes the news hard, it means that Mark will have to leave town. After weighing their options, they decide to leave Lanford, and elope.moreless