Couch Potatoes was the 25th episode of Season 7 of Roseanne, also the 172nd overall series episode. It was written by Eric Gilliand, and was directed by Mark K. Samuels. It originally aired on ABC-TV on May 17, 1995.
The Conners are chosen as a Nielsen family. Roseanne's nesting instincts disrupt the family routine. Jackie and Fred's marriage comes to an end.
The Conners are selected to be a "Neilsen Family". Roseanne, who is going through a nesting period in her pregnancy, insists that the family watch nothing but educational-type programing to prove to the Neilsen people that they are not white trash. After Dan breaks the couch, Roseanne accepts a hand-me-down couch from her Mother, but soon regrets it. Jackie and Fred make a life-altering decision.