Follow the Son was the seventh episode of Season 7 of Roseanne, also the 154th overall series episode. It was written by Dusty Kay, and was directed by Gail Mancuso. It originally aired on ABC-TV on November 2, 1994.


D.J. wants out of his busboy job at the Lunch Box, and David wants to put the kibosh on Darlene's moving in with her new squeeze Jimmy--who misinterprets David's obsessive interest in him.

Plot summaryEdit

DJ tries to get out of his busboy job at the Lunchbox, Roseanne refuses to fire him until he starts to tell Leon a few of Roseanne's secret work habits. David starts getting attention from girls and he begins dating again, but is upset when Mark reveals Darlene and Jimmy plan to move in together. David goes to Chicago and meets Jimmy, posing as Darlene's peer councilor Craig, he tells Jimmy about Darlene's serious mental health issues.

Roseanne schemes to get DJ back to the Lunchbox and tells Dan that DJ needs to learn a work ethic, so Dan gives DJ a job at his work, forcing Roseanne to reveal that she really wants to spend more time with DJ. DJ reluctantly returns to the Lunchbox, but is glad he did when he sees the new busgirl Staci (Traci Lords). Jimmy tells David that he lied about being Darlene's peer counselor. He comes to believe that David is gay and interested in him, while Darlene finds out about David's lies and is disgusted by his desperate behavior.

Closing Tag: In a parody of a porn movie called "Lunch Box Girls", Roseanne, Staci and Jackie star as horny waitresses working at "The Box". When a male customer comes in they undress him with the promise of getting hot, sweaty, gooey and slippery and end up making him clean out the grease trap while they watch.

Also Starring: Johnny Galecki, Glenn Quinn

Guest Stars: Martin Mull, Danny Masterson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Traci Lords

Featuring: Bob Nickman, Diane Dorsey

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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