Season 8 Episode 12

The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 02, 1996 on ABC
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The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract
Roseanne and Jackie take jobs demonstrating new products at a supermarket. Their sibling rivalry soon kicks into high gear, when they are giving out the products to sample. After Roseanne gets beat by Jackie at every turn, the competition turns into a food fight.

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    Stan Freberg

    Stan Freberg

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    Warren Sroka

    Warren Sroka


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    Bobbie Bates

    Bobbie Bates


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    Johnny Galecki

    Johnny Galecki

    David Healy

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    Glenn Quinn

    Glenn Quinn

    Mark Healy

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The middle-aged woman with the scarf who watches attentively as Jackie sells the sausages is Ruth Cohen (1930-2008), a very famous television extra.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • (Dan's irritated with David.)
        David: You work part-time at a pizza parlor and spend the rest of your life making ironic comments about everybody else. Irony is for people who don't do anything.

      • Dan: (to David) Now run and get me some more of these encyclopedias (to keep the new linoleum from folding up). Oh and try to keep them in alphabetical order. I don't want to spend all day trying to put them back.

      • (Roseanne and Jackie take on an extra job passing out samples in a supermarket to make a little extra money. Jackie is practicing handing out samples.)
        Roseanne: Oh relax Jackie. You don't have to do anything. People will eat cotton in a supermarket as long as there's a toothpick in it.

      • (Roseanne pulls out a milk carton and opens it)
        Roseanne: Hey Jackie!
        Jackie (not looking): What?
        Roseanne: Got Milk? (pours the milk over Jackie's head)

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    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • In this episode, Roseanne and Jackie take on a side jobs working at a grocery store passing out samples in order to bring in some extra money. Roseanne and Jackie end up getting into a food fight. They allude to several products during the fight.

        Jackie: In fact that was just grrrrrreat (pours a box of Frosted Flakes cereal in the pan on Roseanne's table)!: Frosted Flakes, a cereal for children

        Roseanne: Oh Jackie you and your silly tricks. But, as everyone knows, Trix are for kids pours a box of Trix cereal all over Jackie's table.: Trix, another cereal for children

        Jackie: m&m chocolate candies. They melt in your mouth, not in your hand (stuffs a handful of m&m's in Roseanne's mouth).: m&m's, chocolate candy

        Roseanne: You know the best part of waking up Jackie is Folgers in your cup (pours a bag of Folgers coffee down Jackie's shirt).: Folgers, a brand of coffee

        Roseanne: Oh Jackie.
        Jackie: What?
        Roseanne: Got milk? (pours a carton of milk over Jackie's head): got milk?, an advertising campaign started in the 90's encouraging people to drink enough milk

      • The title of this episode is an allusion to the famous 1975 boxing match in Manila, Philippines, between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, called "The Thrilla in Manila".