Playing with Matches was the 21st episode of Season 5 of Roseanne, also the 118th overall series episode. Written by comedian Robert Borden, the episode was directed by Andrew D. Weyman. It originally aired on ABC-TV on March 23, 1993.
Roseanne tries to set her mother up with a friend from the retirement home; Molly puts the moves on David.
Red Buttons guest stars as Jake, Bev's (Estelle Parsons) new friend from the retirement home. Roseanne and Jackie interfere and try to get a romance started between them. Meanwhile, Darlene gives David (Johnny Galecki) hell after Molly (Danielle Harris) kisses him.