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Season 4 Episode 2

Take My Bike ... Please!

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Sep 24, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Take My Bike ... Please!
Roseanne and Dan open up shop at Lanford Custom Cycle, but selling a bike proves an exhausting challenge, as does keeping the household fine-tuned with Becky in charge.

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  • Roseanne wants out of her job at the Bike shop, and Dan doesn't want her to quit until she sells a bike, but Roseanne finds it to be harder then she thinks. Meanwhile the home is falling apart without Roseanne there to keep order.moreless

    This is another one of my favorite episodes, which has Roseanne very stressed out from working 2 jobs. She knows the house is falling apart without her there, and so she tries to make Darlene and Becky take charge, but knowing it won't work, she tells Dan that she has to quit working at the bike shop. Dan says she'll have to sell a bike so he can hire another person before she can quit.

    Roseanne agrees, but finds it a lot more difficult then she first thought. She ends up practically begging people to buy a bike, but eventually nabs a sale with the accountant, Art (who becomes the Conner's accountant in a few later episodes.) So she is able to quit the job.

    At the home, Darlene and Becky are constantly arguing, but eventually they learn to deal with it themselves instead of going to Roseanne, which Roseanne is pleased with.

    The end of the episode has a nice scene with Roseanne and Dan realizing that they have been neglecting DJ, and they first act a little stern about it, but quickly turn around and apologize to him, and promise to spend more time with him (but not before forgetting him again! :) )

    This is a fun episode, and one of the last before Darlene changes into the more dark, brooding character that she is for the good part of the 4th season (well, sort of the rest of the series actually..)

    Make sure to check this one out.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

Dan Butler

Dan Butler


Guest Star

Bonnie Sheridan

Bonnie Sheridan

Bonnie Watkins

Recurring Role

Martin Mull

Martin Mull

Leon Carp

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Becky: Well, I'm not doing the dishes. They can just sit in there and get all crusty and gross.
      Darlene: Fine, tomorrow night we're having leftovers!

    • Dan: I'm beat, let's just go to bed. (Dan and Roseanne turn out the lights and go to their room before Dan realizes they promised to read a story to DJ) Oh, my god! I can't believe we forgot about him again!
      Roseanne: Boy he better learn how to whine and complain like his sisters or he isn't going to make it in this family.

    • Roseanne: Man this family is falling apart Dan.
      Dan: Tough to stop a moving train honey.

    • D.J.: I haven't said anything in 2 days and nobody's noticed.
      Roseanne: That's not true.
      D.J.: Uh huh! The last thing I said was "Cheerios".

    • Roseanne: I just put Becky in charge, that's like putting Fredo in charge of the Corleone family.

    • Roseanne: So, how's everything going around here?
      Darlene: (referring to Becky) Well, Mr. Mom up there decided that I get to sit for DJ while she goes out with Mark, the cold sore king.

    • Becky: (to Roseanne and Dan) You will not believe what Darlene just made for dinner.
      (Darlene walks in)
      Darlene: Hey! DJ loves it!
      Becky: DJ eats hair!

    • Roseanne: (talking about the kids) How'd they get so spoiled when we've given them absolutely nothing?

    • Roseanne: Get to the part where I smoked the guy into buying the bike.
      Dan: No fair, you used Jackie as bait.
      Roseanne: Well, you smelled her, what would you have used her as?

    • Darlene: I object. (to leaving Becky in charge)
      Roseanne: (ignoring Darlene) And I expect that you'll listen to Becky just like you listen to me.
      Becky: (raising her hand)Now, I object.

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    • Roseanne: I just put Becky in charge. That's like putting Fredo in charge of the Corleone family.
      This is a reference to The Godfather movies, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan. The films revolved around mob boss Vito Corleone and his family, including Vito's middle child Fredo, who was considered the weakest of the Corleones.

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to comedian Henny Youngman's classic line, "Take My Wife...Please!"