The Best Episodes of Roseanne
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2018
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.
#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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Bingo
Season 4 - Episode 13
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.
#23 - Tooth or Consequences
Season 5 - Episode 24
Dan realizes that he needs a steady job to take care of his family when he accidentally knocks out one of Roseanne's teeth on the day she is to meet with a health inspector (who turns out to be Leon); Darlene is accepted to art school â€“ but David is rejected.
#24 - 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.