"Mothers and Other Strangers"
Season 9: Episode 11
(209 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date December 3,1996
Written by Roseanne Barr & Cynthia Mort
Directed by Gary Halvorson
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Mothers and Other Strangers was the 11th episode of Season 9 of Roseanne, also the 209th overall series episode. It was written by Roseanne Barr and Cynthia Mort, and was directed by Gary Halvorson. It originally aired on ABC-TV on December 3, 1996.


Dan still isn't home, and Roseanne is afraid of the changes she has made to family and house. Elsewhere, Bev seeks answers from free-spirited mother Mary, who finally mends her relationship with her daughter.

Plot summaryEdit

Roseanne readies for the return of Dan, and worries about the changes she has made in preparation for it. Elsewhere, Roseanne's mother, Bev, goes to seek answers from her own free-spirited mother, and after sixty-five years, they finally have a mother-daughter heart to heart.


This episode marks the final series appearance of Shelley Winters as Bev's mom, Nana Mary.

The episode shares the same name with the 11th episode of Sister Sister which was released in 1994.

Note: John Goodman does not appear in this episode.

Roseanne: Season Nine (Season 9)
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