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When Roseanne gets stuck in the air vent at the competing diner you can see a tattoo on her right ankle.
Jackie, Roseanne, Nancy and Leon are all discussing the Grand Opening of the restaurant across the street and Leon mentions that it's way nicer than their own Grand Opening was. Leon however; was not involved with the diner until Bev sold her shares to him several episodes AFTER the diner would've had their Grand Opening.
In this second episode of the eight season, Roseanne, Jackie, and Becky are wearing the same clothes they are seen wearing in the show introduction used for the eighth season.
When the family is veiwing DJ's photography project. David points out the image in the book of Dan sitting in front of the TV with a cold beer in his hand. The family realizes that is exactly what Dan is doing at that very moment. In this take, notice Dan's beer is resting by his right leg. In the very next take, the beer and Dan's arm has changed positions and now rests on the right arm chair. In the next shot, he's holding the beer in his left hand.
Lecy Goranson returns to take back over the role of Becky in this episode after an approximate three year absence. She originally left the show to attend college. Sarah Chalke had taken over the role of Becky in her absence. Lecy Goranson appears throughout the duration of this season except for the 2 episodes revolving around Disney World and the episode depicting Darlene and David's wedding. She could not appear in those episodes due to conflicts with school and as it was important for the character of Becky to appear in these episodes, Sarah Chalke was brought back on to reprise the role for those respective episodes. Sarah Chalke picked back up the role of Becky in the 9th season and played the role for the remaining duration of the series.
In the new computer animated introduction used for season 8, the character of Becky jokingly morphs from a picture of Lecy Goranson to a picture of Sarah Chalke back to a newer picture of Lecy Goranson. Lecy Goranson had returned for this 8th season after leaving the show approximately 3 years to attend college. Sarah Chalke had taken over the role at a point in the 6th season.
This eighth season the introduction used is now a computer animated version centered in the kitchen which scrolls through each character morphing their previous looks and styles over the years of the show. Prior seasons, the well-known introduction always featured the family around the table, camera circling around the table. Four different versions of this introduction were used prior to this look-back introduction.
The tag (end of the show) of this season 8 premiere jokingly features the two Beckys: Lecy Goranson and Sarah Chalke, in a play off of the theme song from The Patty Duke Show. This is referencing the return of Lecy Goranson as Becky this season. The "Nearly Identical Beckys" skit was removed from several DVD releases for musical reasons, but is present on the German season eight set.
In the episode "Maybe Baby" Dan was worried about painting the crib in case he and Roseanne received bad news about the baby. This episode shows Roseanne planning a baby shower so she can get a new crib.
This tag of this season 7 finale, features actors and actresses from the show Gilligan's Island playing the reverse roles of Roseanne characters. Jackie as Gilligan and Gilligan as Jackie, etc.
In the Gilligan's Island fantasy, Becky does not play a character from the television show Gilligan's Island, nor is she in this episode. The cast members portray Gilligan's Island stars except D.J. who becomes a headhunter and David who plays David.
David tells Roseanne that he is graduating High School, but in the previous episode, Dan tells the Neilson employee that David has graduated high school already.
When Darlene and David first meet in season four, David says he's a sophomore, therefore he should have graduated in season six.
In the Gilligan's Island fantasy, Mark's Irish accent slips when he was explaining about his Glass Sheet invention, right before Jackie runs into it.
Kato Kaelin appeared in a cameo, but it was edited out.
In this episode, there are two folding tables in front of the couch where Roseanne has the plate of peanut butter and bacon sandwiches. As she and Dan talk, the plate moves back and forth from table to table several times.
During the lunch scene at the city garage, John Goodman accidentally spills a cup of coffee over his hand. Improvising, he flicks his wet fingers at John McConell. Michael O'Keefe nonchalantly wipes up the spill with napkins.
As Darlene and Roseanne clean out the girls' old room, Roseanne finds the hamster Darlene lost when she was 8. But she already found that hamster over three years earlier when she cleaned out the garage in This Old House.
Right before the ending credits, John Goodman's audition for the show, Roseanne is played.
At the end of the second part of the hour-long clip special, various clips of Halloween episodes are shown during the ending credits.
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