Roseanne: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Oct 18
1988

Life and Stuff

Roseanne deals with complaints that her daughter Darlene barks in school.

2 Oct 25
1988

We're in the Money

Although Dan and Roseanne agree not to spend any of Dan’s $500 advance on themselves, neither can resist the temptation.

3 Nov 01
1988

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Jackie babysits while Roseanne and Dan go out to a formal restaurant dinner — at which they see a recently divorced friend.

4 Nov 22
1988

Language Lessons

A body language test reveals Dan’s innermost feelings about his sister-in-law; Darlene has a bone to pick with D.J.

5 Nov 29
1988

Radio Days

A songwriting contest unleashes creativity in Dan and Roseanne, while Booker unleashes uncontrolled impulses in Jackie.

6 Dec 06
1988

Lovers' Lanes

Bowling night finds Roseanne checking out Becky’s new boyfriend Chip, while Jackie and Booker make a bet with high stakes.

7 Dec 13
1988

The Memory Game

Roseanne discovers that Dan had a one-night stand with her high-school nemesis years ago.

8 Dec 20
1988

Here's to Good Friends

Roseanne and Jackie help Crystal drown her sorrows over breaking up with her lover by taking her to the Lobo Lounge for a few pink squirrels and a pep talk.

9 Jan 03
1989

Dan's Birthday Bash

Dan’s birthday bash at the Lobo Lounge is interrupted by a bully who picks a fight with Dan at the pool table.

10 Jan 10
1989

Saturday

Roseanne bets Dan he’ll never finish repairing his truck.

11 Jan 17
1989

Canoga Time

Dan can’t bear to part with the ““junk”“ Roseanne wants to donate to a rummage sale; Darlene forges a passing grade on her report card.

12 Jan 24
1989

The Monday Through Friday Show

Dan and Roseanne disagree about where to spend a romantic 15th anniversary; Becky refuses to dissect a frog in biology class; Darlene finds her paper route more than she can ha…

13 Jan 31
1989

Bridge Over Troubled Sonny

Crystal struggles to cope with the death of her husband; Darlene decides it’s cool to smoke.

14 Feb 07
1989

Father's Day

Roseanne steps in to referee when Dan’s visiting father pontificates about Dan wasting time working as a contractor.

15 Feb 14
1989

Nightmare on Oak Street

Darlene’s bad dreams aren’t due to the scary movies she’s been watching.

16 Feb 21
1989

Mall Story

Roseanne takes her reluctant family on a shopping spree at the Lanford mall.

17 Feb 28
1989

Becky's Choice

Becky is eager for the dinner party with Chip and his parents to come to an end.

18 Mar 07
1989

The Slice of Life

Darlene’s emergency appendectormy makes Roseanne anxious and guilty over having yelled at Darlene earlier.

19 Mar 14
1989

Workin' Overtime

After two weeks of overtime at work and chaos at home, Roseanne takes refuge at a diner.

20 Mar 28
1989

Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore

As a tornado spins through Lanford, a storm is brewing inside the Conner house over the whereabouts of Jackie who hasn’t returned from her trip to the market.

21 Apr 11
1989

Death and Stuff

During the family’s busy weekend activities, a door-to-door salesman drops by — and then drops dead in the Conner kitchen.

22 May 02
1989

Dear Mom and Dad

An unannounced visit by Roseanne’s parents has the Conner house in an uproar.

23 May 02
1989

Let's Call It Quits

Roseanne has difficulty accepting new rules from a tough new supervisor at the factory.

About Roseanne

Roseanne is an American sitcom broadcast on ABC from 1988 to 1997 starring stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr. The show portrayed a working-class family struggling to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. Many critics considered the show notable as one of the first sitcoms to portray an American family in which economics necessitated two parents working jobs outside the home.

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