The BEST Episodes of Roseanne
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
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.
#1 - Another Mouth to Shut Up
Season 8 - Episode 20
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.
#2 - The Back Story
Season 4 - Episode 15
After Roseanne throws her back out, Bev arrives to help out -- and to spoil her grandchildren.
#3 - Brain-Dead Poets Society
Season 2 - Episode 10
Darlene refuses to read her prize-winning poem on Culture Night at her school, preferring to stay home to watch a ballgame with Dan, until Roseanne lays down the law.
#4 - Let's Call It Quits
Season 1 - Episode 23
Roseanne has difficulty accepting new rules from a tough new supervisor at the factory.
#5 - April Fool's Day
Season 2 - Episode 22
On April 15th, Dan and Roseanne offer the kids a frantic lesson in family accounting; and in despair finally visit the local IRS office.
#6 - Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore
Season 1 - Episode 20
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.
#7 - An Officer and a Gentleman
Season 2 - Episode 15
When Roseanne is called away, Jackie impresses Dan and the kids with her homemaking skills.
#8 - Father's Day
Season 1 - Episode 14
Roseanne steps in to referee when Dan's visiting father pontificates about Dan wasting time working as a contractor.
#9 - One for the Road
Season 2 - Episode 14
When the parents are away, Becky and her friend Dana play with a little help from the liquor cabinet.
#10 - Scenes from a Barbecue
Season 3 - Episode 24
The Connors celebrate Mother's Day with a barbecue with Roseanne's feisty grandmother.
#11 - Good Girls, Bad Girls
Season 5 - Episode 10
Roseanne reluctantly allows Darlene to go to a rock concert in nearby Rockford with Molly -- who abandons her.
#12 - The Wedding
Season 8 - Episode 23
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.
#13 - The Commercial Show
Season 4 - Episode 19
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 back to Chicago.
#14 - Home-Ec
Season 3 - Episode 16
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.
#15 - Roseanne Gets the Chair
Season 10 - Episode 3
Roseanne’s clash with Darlene over how she’s raising her kids – especially Harris – reaches a breaking point; while Dan tries to help Roseanne with her bad knee by getting her an elevator chair, which she refuses to use because she doesn’t want to admit getting old.
#16 - Dan's Birthday Bash
Season 1 - Episode 9
Dan's birthday bash at the Lobo Lounge is interrupted by a bully who picks a fight with Dan at the pool table.
#18 - Crime and Punishment (1)
Season 5 - Episode 13
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.
#19 - Darlene v. David
Season 10 - Episode 5
David unexpectedly shows up for Harris’ birthday after being absent for years, forcing Darlene to re-examine their relationship and the rest of the family. Meanwhile, Roseanne and Jackie’s mother, Bev, temporarily moves into the Conner home after an incident at the nursing home prevents her from returning.
#20 - Chicken Hearts
Season 2 - Episode 13
Roseanne strains to treat her 17-year-old boss with respect so she can have weekends off to be with her family.
#21 - It's a Boy!
Season 5 - Episode 19
Roseanne wants Darlene's boyfriend David to move in with them, but Dan refuses to allow it.
#22 - Santa Claus
Season 4 - Episode 12
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 be Darlene's new friend and confidante.
#23 - BOO!
Season 2 - Episode 7
The Conner family terrify each other out of their wits on Halloween night.
#24 - War and Peace (2)
Season 5 - Episode 14
Dan returns home to rampart rumors about his behavior, while Roseanne urges a dazed Jackie to leave her abusive boyfriend.
#25 - Mommy Nearest
Season 5 - Episode 4
Roseanne and Jackie are stunned when their mother announces she is moving to Lanford; Jackie agonizes over dating Fisher, a perfect but much, much younger man.