Season 4 Episode 15

The Back Story

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 1992 on ABC

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  • Roseanne injures her back. The Doctor recommends breast reduction surgery.

    A well-written comedy with plenty of laugh lines. There are references both to the self-cleaning house of The Jetsons and the Fonz of Happy Days. Bev comes to town, and trumps Dan's paarenting efforts twice.

    Several character stereotypes were reinforced: the self-absorbed side of Becky as she bargains for a car, as well as her behind-the-times side as shown when meeting Mark; the interfering side of grandmother Bev referenced above; the separation side of DJ, who blows out the birthday cake candles mid-song and disappears; and the stubborn side of Dan.

    On the more serious side, this episode set up a comedy/didactic episode on breast reduction surgery.