Nine Is Enough was the first episode of Season 6 of Roseanne, also the 148th overall series episode. It was written by and Stevie Ray Fromstein and Pat Bullard from an original story by Rob Ulin, and was directed by Gail Mancuso. It originally aired on ABC-TV on September 21, 1994.


Dan is sick of having so many people living in the house and wants Becky and Mark to move out, Roseanne agrees until Becky tells them she and Mark are trying to get pregnant.

Jackie has become overly protective of the baby, causing problems between her and Fred.

After a fight, she goes to stay at Roseanne's place. When everyone finds out that Dan shaves his armpits (due to a cyst) Dan storms off to stay at Fred's.

Jackie and Fred make up and Roseanne tells Dan she gave Becky and Mark until May to move out, then announces that she is pregnant.

Closing Tag: Dan, in shock over Roseanne's announcement sits at the kitchen table as Roseanne's pregnancy progresses until the day of their son's first birthday party.

Also Starring: Michael O'Keefe, Johnny Galecki, Glenn Quinn


  • As implied by the title of the episode, the writers managed to create a scene where nine people found themselves in the Conner bathroom simultaneously.
  • This is the last season to have the original opening, where it shows the camera panning around those faces. This time, it shows them eating Chinese food.


Roseanne (to Dan when he has to shave his armpit): Oh, honey, it's your very first lady shaver. Pretty soon, you'll start to get monthly visits from your special friend.
DJ (to Roseanne): You promised I could have friends sleep over.
Roseanne: Well, I didn't mean it. I thought you were just bluffing when you said you had a friend.
(While everyone is arguing about where they'll sleep in the house)
David: I'll just move down in the basement with Darlene.
Roseanne: Oh yeah, and why don't you just bang on the ceiling if you have trouble unfastening her bra.
Darlene: Cool. I thought she'd say no.
Roseanne: She did.
Becky (to Roseanne): Mom, Mark is really sick. When are we gonna get the upstairs bathroom fixed so he doesn't have to come down here?
Roseanne: As soon as we finish the guitar-shaped swimming pool.
Jackie (to Fred): I read somewhere that sleeping together bonds the family.
Fred: Yeah? Well, I read somewhere people read too much.
Jackie (to Roseanne): Fred and I had a huge fight this morning, so I brought the baby over here to teach Fred a lesson.
Roseanne: Jackie, don't you know anything? If you want to make the man suffer, you stay. You don't leave.
Dan: Where the hell can we talk in private?
Roseanne: Well, Dan, there's always the cone of silence.

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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