"Couch Potatoes"
Season 7, Episode 25
Number (#172) in series (222 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date May 17, 1995
Written by Eric Gilliand
Directed by Mark K. Samuels
Episode guide
The Birds and the Frozen Bees
Sherwood Schwartz: A Loving Tribute

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.

Plot summaryEdit

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.

Roseanne: Season Seven (Season 7)

Nine is Enough|Two for One|Snoop Davey Dave|Girl Talk|Sleeper|Skeleton in the Closet|Follow the Son|Punch and Jimmy|White Men Can't Kiss|Thanksgiving '94|Maybe Baby|The Parenting Trap|Rear Window|My Name is Bev|Bed and Bored|Sisters|Lost Youth|Single Married Female|The Clip Show: All About Rosey|Husbands and Wives|Happy Trailers|The Blaming of the Shrew|The Birds and the Frozen Bees|Couch Potatoes|Sherwood Schwartz: A Loving Tribute

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