| Season 9, Episode 1|
Number (#199) in series (222 episodes)
|Air date||September 17, 1996|
|Written by||Drew Ogier and Allan Stephan|
|Directed by||Mark K. Samuels|
Fights and Stuff (Season 8 finale)
Millions from Heaven
Call Waiting was the season opening episode and of Season 9 of Roseanne, also the 199th overall series episode. It was written by Drew Ogier and Allan Stephan, and was directed by Mark K. Samuels. It originally aired on ABC-TV on September 17, 1996.
In the first episode of the ninth and final season of Roseanne, the Conners are separated after the big fight the end of season eight. Roseanne just sits around watching TV at Jackie's house while, back at home, Dan spends his time fixing household items.
Regretting breaking the rules and fighting with Roseanne, Dan fixes the house after the huge fight and leaves a ton of messages on Jackie's answering machine. Roseanne finds herself in front of Jackie's TV, watching notable past sitcoms like That Girl, I Dream of Jeannie, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Cameo appearance by Ed Asner on the latter show), eventually finding her and Dan playing the roles of Ann & Don, Mary and Lou Grant, and Jeannie and Tony. Later, Jackie convinces Roseanne that Dan and Roseanne were meant for each other and, when she is finally alone with Andy and Jerry, makes a shocking discovery about her lottery ticket after watching the lottery drawings on TV.