"Mall Story"
Season 1: Episode 16
(16 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date February 21, 1989
Written by Laurie Gelman
Directed by John Sgueglia
Episode Guide
Nightmare on Oak Street
Becky's Choice

Mall Story was the 16th episode of Season 1 of Roseanne, also the 16th overall series episode. Directed by John Sgueglia and written by Laurie Gelman, it first aired on ABC-TV on February 21, 1989.


As Roseanne and her gang prepare for the annual Landford Mall-A-Thon, she realizes that Dan needs new shoes and Becky needs a dress, so she takes the family with her.


  • In this episode, Dan tells a shoe store clerk he takes a size 13D shoe. Earlier in the same season, in episode six, "Lovers' Lane," Dan told Crystal his shoe size is an 11.


Dan: There's no way I'm spending my Saturday sitting in a shoe store waiting to be waited with fifty other guys who are waiting to be waited on. I ain't buying shoes. That's it. End of discussion.
Roseanne: And get a couple of extra pairs of laces too.

Darlene: You give us the same speech every time we go to the mall. "No jumping on waterbeds, no perfume fights..."

Becky (to Roseanne): Mom, Darlene and DJ are killing each other out there.
Roseanne: What's the bad news?

Darlene (to Dan): Dad, I need money.
DJ: No she doesn't!
Darlene: Go suck on a loafer. C'mon Dad, Mom won't gimme any!
Dan: She probably has a good reason.
Darlene: No, just cheapness.

Becky: Mom, look at this dress. Can I have it, please? please, please, please, please, please, please?
Roseanne: Well, first you gotta say please.

Saleslady (to Roseanne): This dress is an investment, you know. In a few years, your other daughter will be able to wear it.
Roseanne: For eighty bucks, our whole family has to be able to wear it!

Roseanne: (to Becky) We gotta wait for your dad to park the car. Then we gotta hear the Epic Saga.

Becky (to Roseanne): Why does Dad take so long to park the car?
Roseanne: Because he has to drive around the parking lot for 20 minutes looking for a spot two inches closer than the one he found ten minutes before.

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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