Roseanne: Season 8

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Dec 04
1996

Shower the People You Love with Stuff

Hostesses Becky and Darlene disagree over Roseanne’s baby shower.

2 Dec 05
1996

Let Them Eat Junk

Jackie chews out Roseanne for feeding baby Andy junk food; D.J. spends a picture-perfect day observing what makes Dan tick after Dan becomes upset to discover D.J.‘s only…

3 Dec 06
1996

Roseanne in the Hood

Roseanne will stop at nothing to crush the competition when a new, more posh eatery — complete with a salad bar and a drive-through window — opens up across from th…

4 Dec 09
1996

The Last Date

The temptation to crash a stranger’s bar mitzvah at a local hotel is too much for Roseanne as she drags Dan out on the town for a ““last hurrah”“…

5 Dec 10
1996

Halloween: the Final Chapter

Roseanne reigns as ““Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls”“ on Halloween, when an Ouija board sending a message from ““…

6 Dec 11
1996

The Fifties Show

The Conners find themselves going back in time in this spoof of 1950s sitcoms (shot mostly in black and white): Roseanne’s a fussy hausfrau, Dan is a hapless businessman…

7 Dec 12
1996

The Getaway, Almost

Roseanne and Jackie’s shopping trip with the baby becomes an outing a la Thelma and Louise after they give a lift to a rebellious teen, then force a trucker off the road.…

8 Dec 13
1996

The Last Thursday in November

When D.J.‘s teacher gives his students free rein, the class Thanksgiving pageant takes on a decidedly modern, Pulp Fiction twist— and offends many of the parents, b…

9 Dec 16
1996

Of Mice and Dan

With his old band mate performing in town, Dan’s got the blues. Seems he regrets giving up his youthful dreams to settle down with Roseanne.

10 Dec 17
1996

Direct to Video

While Roseanne narrates a video time capsule for her unborn child, Becky and Darlene find old love letters of Dan and Roseanne’s; D.J. gets upset when he finds his parent…

11 Dec 18
1996

December Bride

Christmas for the Conners bring more than the usual holiday cheer and festivities, it also brings a wedding — for Leon and Scott.

12 Dec 19
1996

The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract

Did someone say food fight? That’s what Roseanne and Jackie’s stint offering samples at a supermarket turns into when Jackie outsells her sister.

13 Dec 20
1996

The White Sheep of the Family

D.J. inherits $500 in his great aunt Harriet’s will (because he was the only member of the family she never met) and blows half of it on a trombone to impress a girl who…

14 Dec 23
1996

Becky Howser, M.D.

Roseanne advises an unhappy Becky to change her life — not realizing that Mark doesn’t share his wife’s eagerness for change, so Becky intends to change her m…

15 Dec 27
1996

Out of the Past

While Nana Mary amuses Roseanne and Jackie with a box of their childhood treasures, Dan and his pals reluctantly play poker with Leon and Scott.

16 Dec 30
1996

Construction Junction

Dan weighs the merits of giving up his boring garage job for a new construction endeavor with his pals; Jackie surfs the Internet and becomes addicted.

17 Dec 31
1996

We're Going to Disney World (1)

The family goes hog wild with excitement — and with plans to travel to Disney World — when Dan brings home his final paycheck from the Lanford City Garage.

18 Jan 02
1997

Disney World War II (2)

Fireworks and fanfare accompany the Conners on a whirlwind tour of the magical kingdom of Disney World, when Darlene finds she’s actually happy in the presence of Winnie…

19 Jan 03
1997

Springtime for David

David moves out after getting a job at a theme park known as ““the happiest place in Illinois,”“ where he’s soon transformed into an ultra-perky w…

20 Jan 06
1997

Another Mouth to Shut Up

Just weeks after their hot night in Disney World, Darlene drops a proposal — and a surprise announcement: she’s pregnant — on David, whose major life changes…

21 Jan 07
1997

Morning Becomes Obnoxious

After an improptu interview at the diner goes spectacularly well, Roseanne prepares to ““Wake Up Chicago”“ on a morning TV talk show as a news commentat…

22 Jan 08
1997

Ballroom Blitz

Bev’s smitten with her passionate ballroom-dance instructor — until a drama unfolds on the dance floor when he starts flirting with the newly divorced Jackie.

23 Jan 09
1997

The Wedding

Darlene’s wedding day brings unexpected tears, joy and tenderness as Dan is finally able to express his love to Darlene and the young couple’s wedding vows bring Ro…

24 Jan 10
1997

Heart & Soul

Roseanne’s brave and witty front masks her fears after Dan suffers a heart attack during Darlene’s wedding reception.

25 Jan 13
1997

Fights and Stuff

Dan returns home from hospital with orders from the doctor for a new diet regime — and strict orders from Roseanne about changing his lifestyle.

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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