Season 6 Episode 10

Thanksgiving '93

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 23, 1993 on ABC
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Thanksgiving '93
The Connors' dysfunctional-family Thanksgiving finds Becky preparing the bird, Dan and Mark duking it out, and an absent-minded Nana Mary revealing Bev's secret about her marriage.

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  • It\'s thanksgiving at the Conner\'s again and it\'s just as chaotic as usual. Bev wants Jackie to date Fred, Mark is trying to get on Dan\'s good side but ends up getting in a fight with him, and the family finds out a dark secret about Bev.moreless

    There is a whole lot going on in this episode. Bev tries to use reverse psychology on Jackie because she wants her to date Fred, but Jackie doesn\'t want to. Meanwhile, Becky and Mark are trying to get Dan to actually like him, but it seems that it will never happen, especially when Dan and Mark start throwing fists at each other, but they immediately bury the hatchet and become buddies as soon as they get it out of their system.

    Nana Mary (again played brilliantly by Shelley Winters) reveals a secret of Bev\'s that she never wanted anyone else to know: that she was pregnant with Roseanne before she married Roseanne\'s father. After a talk with her embarrassed mother who had run out of the house, Roseanne is able to continue putting together the pieces of why her father was so abusive to her. It\'s a touching scene between Roseanne and her mother.

    Nana Mary really steals the show in this one, starting off by pretending to be senile to mess with Bev, to her not-so-subtle flirting with Fred had me laughing so hard, especially her \"Want to see what sex will be like with Jackie in 40 years?\" line that makes Fred flee from the room, and trying to get DJ to rub her feet which sends him running as well. Every episode she is in she is a riot.

    Like the other Thanksgiving episodes this is a great one, make sure to check it 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

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Conner

Sarah Chalke

Sarah Chalke

Rebecca "Becky" Conner Healy

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, Sarah Chalke is included as a cast member in the introduction. Also, the music is a more distorted version as to allude to the inclusion of a new Becky than the music that was used originally for the introduction. This introduction was used for seasons 6 and 7, the family eating Chinese food.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Nana Mary: (Whispering to Roseanne) I'm not senile, I'm just doing this to drive your mother crazy!

    • Jackie: 16 cousins. I didn't know Fred had 16 cousins.
      Fred: We're a fertile people Jackie. I guess I don't need to tell you that.

    • (Dan's mad because Mark drank the last beer)
      Roseanne: I'll get you more beer Dan. After all, it is Thanksgiving, the day where I do everything and the rest of you sit around like Plymouth Rock.
      Dan: Fine, I'll get the beer.
      Roseanne: No, I feel I should Dan. I mean you do too much, what with having to carve the turkey tomorrow from 5 to 5:10.

    • DJ: (on phone) Mark hit Dad, and then Dad hit Mark really hard. Man, Darlene, you picked the wrong year to miss Thanksgiving.

    • Nana Mary: So Fred, we have a little time before dinner. You ever wonder what sex with Jackie will be like in 60 years?

    • Nana Mary: Fred! I hear you're the one that finally knocked up our Jackie. Busted right through the condom. I don't think I should sit so - too close to him. (Sits next to Fred) Is this too close?

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