"Dan's Birthday Bash"
Season 1: Episode 9
(9 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date January 3, 1989
Written by Grace McKeaney
Directed by Ellen Falcon
Episode Guide
Here's to Good Friends

Dan's Birthday Bash was the ninth episode of Roseanne, also the 9th episode of the Season 1 of the series. Directed by Ellen Falcon and written by Grace McKeaney, it originally aired on ABC-TV on January 3, 1989.


Roseanne and the kids surprise Dan with an extensive birthday breakfast. Later on in the evening, Roseanne throws Dan a party at the Lobo. During the party, Dan comes close to being violent with another guy, but is stopped by Roseanne.

Afraid that he'll look like a wimp, Dan vows to he beat up the guy the next time he sees him. Meanwhile, Becky is invited to Chip's for a dinner.


  • In this episode, we learn that Dan's birthday is in January. In the season three episode PMS. I Love You, Dan celebrates his birthday in November.
  • Chip's mother is seen for the first time.


Roseanne (to Darlene): Where's your father?
Darlene: He went out.
Roseanne: Why?
Darlene: Well, he got mad at Dwight and threw his hammer through the drywall.
Roseanne: Well, it is Saturday.

Becky (to Roseanne about having dinner at Chip's house): What if they serve me something that makes me gag, like okra?
Roseanne: Then you spit it into your napkin and put it in your purse.
Becky: That's gross.
Roseanne: Not if nobody sees ya.

Becky (while talking to her parents about the nice dinner she had at Chip's house): ...But the dinner was awful.
Roseanne: I don't understand that, because I made sure to give Chip's mom a list of your favorite foods. Ya know, liver, onions, cauliflower.
Becky: Good thing I brought my big purse.

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

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