The BEST episodes of Roseanne

Every episode of Roseanne ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Roseanne!

Explore life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the working-class Conner household, which is located in the drab, fictional exurb of Langford, Illinois. With the inimitable Roseanne Barr at its epicenter as the family's matriarch, the series tackles current issues with fresh stories and even more laughs. Roseanne is joined by her husband, Dan, and their children, D.J., Darlene and Becky. Roseanne's warm, but neurotic, sister Jackie rounds out the core of the family.

Last Updated: 12/3/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Good Girls, Bad Girls
star
8.47
179 votes

#1 - Good Girls, Bad Girls

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/24/1992

Roseanne reluctantly allows Darlene to go to a rock concert in nearby Rockford with Molly -- who abandons her.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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It's a Boy!
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8.33
177 votes

#2 - It's a Boy!

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/2/1993

Roseanne wants Darlene's boyfriend David to move in with them, but Dan refuses to allow it.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
Writer: Rob Ulin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Home-Ec
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8.25
127 votes

#3 - Home-Ec

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/5/1991

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.

Directors: John Whitesell
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Skeleton in the Closet
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8.24
175 votes

#4 - Skeleton in the Closet

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/1994

Leon outdoes himself hosting a Halloween soirée with the Lunch Box clan and a bevy of his gay friends, many of whom seem to know Fred – intimately. Meanwhile, Jackie and Roseanne visit Bev's hairdresser and become convinced that she wears a wig.

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An Officer and a Gentleman
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8.20
249 votes

#5 - An Officer and a Gentleman

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/23/1990

When Roseanne is called away, Jackie impresses Dan and the kids with her homemaking skills.

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Another Mouth to Shut Up
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8.18
159 votes

#6 - Another Mouth to Shut Up

Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/26/1996

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 seem to be happening all in one day.

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War and Peace (2)
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8.18
181 votes

#7 - War and Peace (2)

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/12/1993

Dan returns home to rampart rumors about his behavior, while Roseanne urges a dazed Jackie to leave her abusive boyfriend.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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It was Twenty Years Ago Today
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8.18
134 votes

#8 - It was Twenty Years Ago Today

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/9/1993

For their anniversary, Roseanne poses in a sexy photo for Dan, while he moonlights at a big-and-tall men's store to pay for his present for her.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
Writer: Betsy Borns
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BOO!
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8.17
322 votes

#9 - BOO!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/31/1989

The Conner family terrify each other out of their wits on Halloween night.

Directors: John Pasquin
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Therapy
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8.15
174 votes

#10 - Therapy

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/17/1992

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 bully.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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Party Politics
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8.13
205 votes

#11 - Party Politics

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1993

Roseanne attempts to enlist Darlene's aid in taming a rebellious D.J., while scheming to reunite her with David.

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The Wedding
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8.10
159 votes

#12 - The Wedding

Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/7/1996

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 Roseanne to tears.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Crime and Punishment (1)
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8.10
190 votes

#13 - Crime and Punishment (1)

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/1993

Dan disciplines D.J. for taking offensive reading material to school-- Darlene's comic book. Dan reacts strongly when Roseanne discovers that Fisher has beaten Jackie.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Let's Call It Quits
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8.09
273 votes

#14 - Let's Call It Quits

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/2/1989

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

Directors: Ellen Falcon
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One for the Road
star
8.07
258 votes

#15 - One for the Road

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/9/1990

When the parents are away, Becky and her friend Dana play with a little help from the liquor cabinet.

Directors: John Pasquin
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Bingo
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8.06
201 votes

#16 - Bingo

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/7/1992

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 hooked on it. Becky and Darlene baby-sit Little Ed, but when Dan comes home its D.J. and Dan that end up taking care of the baby. Roseanne and Crystal get into a fight, but at the end they make up and Roseanne learn that Crystal is pregnant again.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
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Deliverance
star
8.04
204 votes

#17 - Deliverance

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/31/1992

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 new manager of the coffee shop; and Darlene delivers a message to David to quit crowding her.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places
star
8.03
185 votes

#18 - Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/20/1992

Denied a loan to open the restaurant, Roseanne must turn to her mother; Darlene catches D.J. peeping at neighbor Molly.

Directors: Andrew D. Weyman
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Father's Day
star
8.03
260 votes

#19 - Father's Day

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/7/1989

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

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Don't Make Me Over
star
8.01
170 votes

#20 - Don't Make Me Over

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/5/1992

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.

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Like, a Virgin
star
7.98
221 votes

#21 - Like, a Virgin

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/2/1990

Roseanne decides it's time to give Becky "the talk" unaware that it's Darlene who needs it more.

Directors: John Whitesell
Writer: Brad Isaacs
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Husbands and Wives
star
7.98
213 votes

#22 - Husbands and Wives

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/22/1995

Just as Fred gets ready to cave in and return home, Roseanne comes to regret sticking her nose in where it doesn't belong by trying to reunite him with Jackie.

Writer: Kevin Abbott
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The White Sheep of the Family
star
7.97
156 votes

#23 - The White Sheep of the Family

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/9/1996

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 plays tuba in the school band. Meanwhile, Darlene alienates everyone by mentioning that she has turned down a $500/week job in advertising, an entry level position that would pay her more than both her parents earn.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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The Pied Piper of Lanford
star
7.96
204 votes

#24 - The Pied Piper of Lanford

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/14/1991

Dan and Roseanne commit to opening a motorcycle shop with a free-spirited old friend who gets cold feet at the last minute.

Directors: John Whitesell
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Springtime for David
star
7.94
158 votes

#25 - Springtime for David

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/12/1996

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 worker with an eerie smile.

Directors: Mark K. Samuels
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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