"Morning Becomes Obnoxious"
Season 8: Episode 21
(194 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date April 9, 1996
Written by Leif Sandaas
Directed by Gail Mancuso
Episode Guide
Another Mouth to Shut Up
Ballroom Blitz

Morning Becomes Obnoxious was the 21st episode of Season 8 of Roseanne, also the 194th overall series episode. It was written by Leif Sandaas and was directed by Gail Mancuso. It originally aired on ABC-TV on April 9, 1996.


After an impromptu interview at the diner goes spectacularly well, Roseanne prepares to "Wake Up Chicago" on a morning TV talk show (with Jackie as her manager) with a news commentator who has a unique and "opinionated blue-collar outlook". Meanwhile, David plans for the wedding, but offends Bev as well.

Plot summaryEdit

A producer and reporter from "Wake up Chicago" come into the diner wanting to do a "Man-on-the-Street" interview about the diner owners - to which Roseanne, Jackie, and Leon readily, and eagerly agree. Leon stumbles through his interview nervously, like a deer caught in headlights. Jackie babbles through her's like a hyper manic who's been off her medication. But Roseanne nails her interview, and gets a job offer to do a one-minute spot on the air - where Roseanne gets to speak her mind about whatever she wants. God help TV.

'Note: Lecy Goranson, who plays Becky Conner-Healy, does not appear.

Roseanne: Season Eight (Season 8)
Shower the People You Love with Stuff|Let Them Eat Junk|Roseanne in the Hood|The Last Date|Halloween: the Final Chapter|The Fifties Show|The Getaway, Almost|The Last Thursday in November|Of Mice and Dan|Direct to Video|December Bride|The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract|The White Sheep of the Family|Becky Howser, M.D.|Out of the Past|Construction Junction|We're Going to Disney World|Disney World War II|Springtime for David|Another Mouth to Shut Up|Morning Becomes Obnoxious|Ballroom Blitz|The Wedding|Heart & Soul|Fights and Stuff
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