"Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places"
Season 5: Episode 6
(103 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date October 20, 1992
Written by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline
Directed by Andrew D. Weyman
Episode Guide
Pretty in Black
Halloween IV

Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places was the fifth episode of Season 5 of Roseanne, also the 103rd overall series episode. Written by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, the episode was directed by Andrew D. Weyman. It originally aired on ABC-TV on October 20, 1992.


Roseanne decides to open a loose-meat restaurant with Jackie and Nancy. When she can't get a bank loan, she goes to her mother as a last resort; In order for Bev to agree to put up another $10,000, the trio reluctantly let her become their 4th partner.

Plot summaryEdit

Denied a loan to open the restaurant, Roseanne must turn to her mother, who has a different solution to her money woes. Darlene catches D.J. peeping at neighbor Molly, so she sets up a trap to teach him a lesson, and gets a lesson herself about the peeper.


  • D.J. came up with "Lunch Box" as the name of the loose-meat restaurant.
  • The door to DJ's room is on the left, where Darlene enters, but in all other episodes the entrance is on the right.


  • Darlene: [to DJ] You're about to become a strange smell in the attic.

  • Darlene: I can make you feel like a man, David...take out the trash.

  • DJ [to Molly]: You're a way better babysitter than Darlene.
  • Molly: Oh, yeah?
  • DJ: Yeah, you let me out of my room.

  • DJ: Cool! I get to name the restaurant!
  • Darlene: [sarcastically] Great. This from the boy who named his goldfish, "Fluffy."

  • Jackie: It's just so neat, you know? Being in the kitchen with my guy all hungry, waitin' for food.
  • Roseanne: Yeah, it really is neat, you know. And if you play your cards right, you get to do it three times a day, every day, until one of you dies.

  • Roseanne: Well, why do you call it the Small Business Administration? Why don't you just call it the Get Your Own Damn Money Administration?

Note: Lecy Goranson, who plays Becky Conner-Healey, does not appear in this episode. 

Roseanne: Season Five

Terms of Estrangement, Part 1|Terms of Estrangement, Part 2|The Dark Ages|Pretty in Black|Mommy Nearest|Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places|Halloween IV|Ladies' Choice|Stand on Your Man|Good Girls, Bad Girls|Of Ice and Men|It's No Place Like Home for The Holidays|Crime and Punishment|War and Peace||Lanford Daze|Wait Till Your Father Gets Home|First Cousin, Twice Removed|Lose a Job, Winnebago|It's a Boy!|It was Twenty Years Ago Today|Playing with Matches|Promises, Promises|Glengarry, Glen Rosey|Tooth or Consequences|Daughters and Other Strangers

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