Roseanne: Season 4


# Air Date Title
1 Sep 17

A Bitter Pill to Swallow

Roseanne is stunned when Becky asks for advice about birth control.

2 Sep 24

Take My Bike ... Please!

Roseanne and Dan open up shop at Lanford Custom Cycle, but selling a bike proves an exhausting challenge, as does keeping the household fine-tuned with Becky in charge.

3 Oct 01

Why Jackie Becomes a Trucker

Jackie awakens and is horrified to find that she has slept with Arnie; Dan invites Leon home for the weekly poker game; DJ trades his comics for a dog.

4 Oct 08

Darlene Fades to Black

Darlene slips into a depressive state, wanting to wear only black, watch TV and be left alone; Becky wants a motorcycle.

5 Oct 15

Tolerate Thy Neighbor

Roseanne’s new neighbors the Bowmans are burgled while they are out of town — and hold Roseanne responsible.

6 Oct 21

Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down

Roseanne is convinced that Kathy Bowman will take revenge for the Hallowe’en prank she played on her; Jackie flirts with a moose at the Lodge costume party only to discov…

7 Nov 05

Vegas (1)

Arnie decides to wed Nancy in Las Vegas, inviting Dan and Roseanne to stand up for them.

8 Nov 12

Vegas, Vegas (2)

The Conners risk getting thrown out of a Vegas nightclub, and visit a wedding chapel with Arnie and Nancy.

9 Nov 19

Stressed to Kill

Becky gets into hot water for helping Darlene with a school assignment; trying to stop smoking cold-turkey has Roseanne frazzled, as does working two jobs.

10 Nov 26

Thanksgiving '91

Thanksgiving brings four generations together to cope with a surprise announcement from Bev.

11 Dec 03

Kansas City, Here We Come

Roseanne and Jackie go to Kansas City to visit their father’s mistress; Dan intends to beat up Becky’s obnoxious boss.

12 Dec 24

Santa Claus

Roseanne talks Leon into letting her play Santa Claus at the mall — and hears something she wishes she hadn’t from one of the kids’ mothers, who turns out to…

13 Jan 07


It is Crystal’s choice to choose where the gals’ night out will be. Crystal chooses bingo and they all hate it. After Roseanne wins $50 playing bingo, she gets hook…

14 Jan 21

The Bowling Show

When Dan and Arnie struggle to bring their bowling team out of last place, some unexpected competition arises. Meanwhile, Roseanne feels shut out of Jackie’s new friendsh…

15 Feb 04

The Back Story

After Roseanne throws her back out, Bev arrives to help out — and to spoil her grandchildren.

16 Feb 11

Less is More

A doctor recommends that Roseanne undergo breast reduction surgery for her back problems.

17 Feb 18

Breakin' Up is Hard to Do

Roseanne and Dan breathe a sigh of relief when Becky breaks up with Mark.

18 Feb 25

This Old House

On a last visit to their childhood home, Roseanne and Jackie recall their adolescent years, causing Roseanne to reconsider a punishment for Darlene, who skipped school with Dav…

19 Mar 03

The Commercial Show

The Conners are sitting pretty for a TV ad for Rodbell’s Luncheonette, but at home things get ugly between D.J. and Todd. Leon and Steven break up, and the Bowmans move b…

20 Mar 17


Roseanne accompanies Jackie to her therapist after she chooses the ideal man for Jackie — dull tax accountant Art; Darlene mouths off once too often about a female school…

21 Mar 24


Roseanne freaks out when she learns that Rodbell’s employees must take a lie detector test to find out who has been stealing from the restaurant; Darlene bypasses Roseann…

22 Mar 31


A pregnant Crystal snaps at everyone in sight, then goes into labour with Dan coaching her in the delivery room; Roseanne and Bonnie feud over who should replace Leon as the ne…

23 Apr 28


Mark turns to alcohol to solve his problems with Becky, and Dan lies to Roseanne about the boy’s drunken, reckless evening at the Lobo Lounge to cover both their tracks.<…

24 May 05

Don't Make Me Over

The girls take Roseanne to the Beauty Box for Mother’s Day in hopes of convincing her to let them attend a weekend rock concert.

25 May 12


As the luncheonette closes and the bike shop folds, D.J.‘s scholastic achievement is the only light on the Conners’ dim horizon. (Coda: an ice-cream fight in the Co…

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.