Communicable Theater was the 18th episode of Season 3 of Roseanne, also the 65th overall series episode. Written by Jennifer Heath and Amy Sherman, the episode was directed by John Whitesell. It originally aired on ABC-TV on February 19, 1991.

Plot summaryEdit

Roseanne is torn between taking care of a flu-stricken Dan, taking D.J. to get a badge for his scouts and helping Jackie learn lines for her play.


Jackie: Maybe Roxanne just isn't my part.
Roseanne: I don't know. She dumps the cool guy with the big nose for the moron with the cute butt. That's right up your alley.

DJ (to Roseanne): You lied!
Roseanne: Okay, so it's not exactly like Pinocchio.
Darlene: You should've caught on when she told you that the Elephant Man was just like Dumbo.

Dan: Oh, okay.

Roseanne: Season Three (Season 3)

The Test|Friends and Relatives|Like, a Virgin|Like, a New Job|Goodbye Mr. Right|Becky, Beds and Boys|Trick or Treat|PMS, I Love You|Bird is the Word|Dream Lover|Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?|Confessions|The Courtship of Eddie, Dan's Father|The Wedding|Becky Does not Live Here Anymore|Home-Ec|Valentine's Day|Communicable Theater|Vegas Interruptus|Her Boyfriend's Back|Troubles with the Rubbles|Second Time Around|Dances with Darlene|Scenes from a Barbecue|The Pied Piper of Lanford

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