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.
Becky is eager to practice for her driving test, and the rest of the family awaits the results of Roseanne's pregnancy test.
Lending money to pal Arnie comes easily for Dan, but he believes that borrowing from family only adds up to disaster.
Roseanne decides it's time to give Becky ""the talk" unaware that it's Darlene who needs it more.
Despite her misgivings, Roseanne, working late as a coffee-shop waitress, leaves Dan in charge of the kids.
After Police Officer Jackie gets slightly injured, Gary says he's tired of always worrying about her and wants her to quit her job as a Police Woman. Meanwhile, Becky and Darlene find something disturbing under DJ's bed that makes them believe he's a complete psycho.
Becky's folks pressure her to stop dating a boy.
Roseanne, mistaken for a guy in her lumberjack Halloween costume, plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo.
Roseanne's PMS day and Dan's birthday are on a collision course.
Becky is suspended for allegedly making an obscene gesture in her class photo â€“ which makes her suddenly popular at school â€“ but Roseanne is the one called into the principal's office.
Dan ill-advisedly tells Roseanne he's having dreams of a mysterious, and oddly homely, other woman.
Since the girls continually break curfew, Dan and Roseanne celebrate the anniversary of their first lovemaking by revisiting the restaurant/hotel â€“ and staying out very, very late, hoping to teach the girls a lesson, with the help of Officer Jackie.
An angry and deflated Roseanne discovered that her mother always thought sister Jackie had more potential.
Dan's visiting father astonishes everyone by announcing his plans to marry Crystal.
Against Dan's wishes, Roseanne forges ahead with wedding preparations, with Crystal revealing she's pregnant with Ed's child.
Becky runs away from home to live with Jackie.
Darlene is embarassed when Roseanne gives Darlene's home economics class a supermarket lesson in real-life family budgeting; D.J. has to deal with a bully.
Roseanne is mad at Dan for forgetting Valentine's Day, so he winds up full-figure lingerie shopping; and Darlene's upset when a boy she likes asks out Becky instead.
Roseanne is torn between taking care of her flu-stricken husband and helping Jackie learn lines for her play.
Roseanne may lose her job if she and Dan go on their long-awaited trip to see Wayne Newton perform in Las Vegas.
Frustrated because her parents can't afford the car she wants, Becky and her boyfriend Mark borrow Dan's treasured motorcyle against his orders.
The new wife next door, Kathy Bowman, looks down on Roseanne and complains that D.J. is a bad influence on her son Todd.
Roseanne helps Crystal with her Lamaze classes; Dan's near-fatal accident at work makes D.J. follow him obsessively; Dan and Roseanne sit up all night doing their wills, and Jackie is offended that she doesn't get custody of the kids.
Roseanne tries to convince Darlene to wear something feminine to a big school dance -- but she'd rather attract attention for her softball skills.
The Connors celebrate Mother's Day with a barbecue with Roseanne's feisty grandmother.
Dan and Roseanne commit to opening a motorcycle shop with a free-spirited old friend who gets cold feet at the last minute.