Season 4 Episode 3

Why Jackie Becomes a Trucker

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 01, 1991 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • In this episode, Roseanne implies that all the women went to high school with Arnie.

      Roseanne: high school every one of us took a blood oath that this man would never be given the chance to breed.

      But in the episode Five of a Kind from season 2, Roseanne had asked Jackie what she thinks of Arnie and Jackie had said she hardly knows him. Additionally, the only one of the women that went to the same high school as Roseanne and Jackie is Anne Marie. Bonnie is Roseanne's co-worker, and even in the beginning the show implies that Crystal did not go to high school with Roseanne and Jackie. Later in the show though, they say Crystal did go to the same high school as Roseanne and Jackie.

    • At the beginning of this episode when DJ puts the dog in the basement, the kitchen is different. Usually, there is a space between the oven and the wall, but in this episode there isn't.

  • Quotes

    • Roseanne: People are going to look at me walking down the street and they're going to say "There goes the sister of the woman who slept with ARNIE!"
      Crystal, Bonnie and Anne-Marie: (All go over to console Roseanne, leaving Jackie dejected and alone)

    • (While trying to get Jackie to open up about her "shame," Bonnie confesses she once robbed a liquor store out of desperation)
      Jackie: Oh for God's sake people rob liquor stores all the time! I slept with Arnie!

    • (There's an awkward silence in the room after Leon has told the guys he's gay)
      Chuck: Uh...I knew a gay guy once. His name was Bill. He's from Chicago. Maybe you know him.
      Leon: Right...from Chicago. Gay Bill.
      Dan: Smooth one, Chuckie.
      Chuck: What? No one else was saying anything.

    • Arnie: Nobody took advantage of anybody.
      Roseanne: She was drunk and depressed!
      Arnie: A lot of women are like that around me!

    • Roseanne (about Arnie): Jackie, do you remember that when all of us were in high school, every one of us took a blood oath that that man would never be given a chance to breed!?

    • Anne-Marie: The first time I did it with Chuck, I told him I wasn't a virgin but I really was.
      Bonnie: Why the hell did you want to lie about something like that for?
      Anne-Marie: Because I didn't want him getting all smug and strutting around like he's Christopher Columbus.

    • (Gordon the security guard lets Roseanne and her friends into the restaurant after closing time)
      Gordon: I could lose my job if anyone find out I let you in here like this.
      Roseanne: Gordon, if you lose your job it'll be because of the midnight Mr. Lonely parties you have in the mattress department.

    • Bonnie: When I'm down, I don't want to see anyone, I don't want to talk to anyone . . .
      Roseanne: See, that's where we differ. When I'm in a bad mood, I can't wait to spread it around.

    • Becky: Can I have the car tonight?
      Roseanne: Where are you going?
      Becky: Mom, I'm 17 years old now, you don't have to be so overprotective.
      Roseanne: Yes I do, I love that car.

    • Darlene: (referring to dog sitting at the table) What's this?
      Roseanne: Dan, I told you we shouldn't let DJ have that chemistry set.

    • Roseanne: (yelling at Arnie): You took advantage of my sister, and for that you must DIE!

    • Dan: Roseanne, you never told me Leon was gay.
      Roseanne: Who cares, you're all pigs!

    • Roseanne: What the hell were you thinking?
      Jackie: I was thinking that I just lost a great guy like Gary and now he's gone for good, and I'll never be able to find another great guy. I'm 36 years old, I've got flabby arm and pelican neck, and all my houseplants are dead, and no one loves me but what difference does that make anyway because everything in my life SUCKS!
      Roseanne: Well that's still no excuse.

    • Roseanne: You wouldn't believe the day Lorraine is having...first her car breaks down, then a kitchen fire...boy, with the way her luck is going, I wouldn't be surprised if the next thing that happens is some irate mother of three rams a skanky little dog down her throat.

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