"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
Season 6: Episode 18
(140 / 231 episodes)
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Network ABC-TV
Air date March 1, 1994
Written by Teleplay by:
James Berg and Stan Zimmerman
Story by: Michael Borkow
Directed by Phillip Charles MacKenzie
Episode Guide
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Don't Ask, Don't Tell was the 18th episode of Season 6 of Roseanne, also the 140th overall series episode. It was written by James Berg and Stan Zimmerman from an original story by Michael Borkow, and was directed by Phillip Charles MacKenzie. It originally aired on ABC-TV on March 1, 1994.


Roseanne is the life of the party at a gay bar until Nancy's girlfriend kisses her. One of Becky's old boyfriends, Dean, turns up and whilst it stirs up jealousy from Mark, he is in fact giving Darlene a lift, to David's dismay.


Nancy Bartlett (Sandra Bernhard) introduces her new girlfriend, Sharon (Mariel Hemingway), to Roseanne and Jackie. Sharon invites them to go out dancing with she and Nancy at a gay bar, and winds up giving Roseanne a romantic kiss. This freaks Roseanne out, but she has a hard time figuring out why. Jackie is openly uncomfortable about people assuming she might be gay, which prompts an amused Roseanne to behave like they are a couple.

Trivia Edit

  • Features the second appearance of David Allan Donah as Dean (first appeared in the season 4 episode, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do")

Roseanne: Season Six (Season 6)

Two Down, One to Go|The Mommy's Curse|Party Politics|A Stash from the Past|Be My Baby|Halloween V|Homeward Bound|Guilt by Imagination|Homecoming|Thanksgiving '93|The Driver's Seat|White Trash Christmas|Suck Up or Shut Up|Busted|David vs. Goliath|Everyone Comes to Jackie's|Don't Make Room for Daddy|Don't Ask, Don't Tell|Labor Day|Past Imperfect|Lies My Father Told Me|I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep|Body by Jake|Isn't It Romantic?|Altar Egos

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