Season 1, Episode 3
Number (#3) in series (222 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date November 1, 1988
Written by David McFadden
Directed by Ellen Falcon
Episode guide
We're in the Money
Language Lessons

"D-I-V-O-R-C-E" was the third episode of Roseanne, also the 3rd episode of the Season 1 of the series. Directed by Ellen Falcon and written by David McFadden, it originally aired on ABC-TV on November 1, 1988.


Dan and Roseanne dine Two-For-One Tuesday at the Lanford Inn, at the reluctance of Dan. While dining, Dan and Roseanne run into an old friend, Patsy, who has some suprising life changes to attribute to Roseanne.


  • In this episode (thanks to Patsy), this is the first time we discover that Roseanne has always dreamed of being a writer. Patsy refers to Roseanne talking about how she wanted to be a successful author during a summer barbecue.


Roseanne: That's right Dan, restaurants don't serve married couples on Tuesdays.

Roseanne: It's nice going to a restaurant that don't have a drive-thru.

Roseanne (to Dan): I got myself one heck of a hot date here.
Dan: Is he bigger than me?

Jackie (while reading the newspaper): Roseanne, listen to this. Utah housewife stabs husband 37 times.
Roseanne: I admire her restraint.

[When Darlene goes into the kitchen and gets a pan of popcorn out of the cabinet]
Becky: What are you doing?
Darlene: Making popcorn.
Becky: Mom said we're not allowed to use the stove, remember?
Darlene: I'm not gonna use the stove.
Becky: What are you gonna do, eat it out of the pan?
Darlene (sarcastically): No, I'm gonna take it outside and wait for a bolt of lightning to hit it.

Becky (to Roseanne): Cindy Clark's mom lets her babysit.
Roseanne: Well, Cindy Clark's mom is a drunken slut!

Becky (to Roseanne): You know, Cindy Clark's mom pays her two dollars an hour for her to babysit.
Roseanne: Well, Cindy Clark's mom is a rich drunken slut!

Roseanne: Face it, this marriage is like a life sentence with no hope for parole.

Roseanne: Season One (Season 1)

Life and Stuff|We're in the Money|D-I-V-O-R-C-E|Language Lessons|Radio Days|Lovers' Lane|The Memory Game|Here's to Good Friends|Dan's Birthday Bash|Saturday|Canoga Time|The Monday Thru Friday Show|Bridge Over Troubled Sonny|Father's Day|Nightmare on Oak Street|Mall Story|Becky's Choice|Slice of Life|Workin' Overtime|Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore|Death and Stuff|Dear Mom and Dad|Let's Call It Quits

Season Episode Guides

Season 1|Season 2|Season 3|Season 4|Season 5|Season 6|Season 7|Season 8|Season 9


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