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"Roseanne: Season Four"
Intro
Season: Season 4
Original
network:
ABC-TV
Country/Language United States
Original Run:
First episode: September 17, 1991
Final episode: May 12, 1992
Number of episodes 25
Created by: Roseanne Barr & Matt Williams
Executive producer(s): Roseanne Barr, Marcy Carsey & Tom Werner
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This page lists the episodes shown in Season 4 of the ABC-TV series Roseanne.

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73 1 "A Bitter Pill to Swallow" Andrew D. Weyman Amy Sherman and Jennifer Heath September 17, 1991
While the Conners plan to open their own bike shop, Becky comes to Jackie and Roseanne for advice on birth control and reveals that she has already slept with Mark. 
74 2 "Take My Bike ... Please!" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Bob Myer

StoryMark Rosewater

September 24, 1991
Dan and Roseanne leave Becky in charge at home when they start working 15-hour days. DJ starts to feel neglected. This episode features the first appearance of Dan Butler as Art. 
75 3 "Why Jackie Becomes a Trucker" Andrew D. Weyman Chuck Lorre October 1, 1991
Jackie is horrified when she realizes that she had a drunken fling with Arnie. Roseanne tries endlessly to get rid of DJ's new dog. Dan and his pals discover Leon's gay when they invite him to their poker game. 
76 4 "Darlene Fades to Black" Andrew D. Weyman Jeff Abugov October 8, 1991
Darlene slips into a depressive state, constantly searching for alone-time. Meanwhile, Becky has her eye on one of Dan's bikes. 
77 5 "Tolerate Thy Neighbor" Andrew D. Weyman Maxine Lapiduss and Martin Mull October 15, 1991
Roseanne witnesses the Bowmans' possessions being donated to (what she believes) charity while they're out of town. When they return they find their house has been robbed and are angered at Roseanne for letting it happen. Bob Hope appears in this episode. 
78 6 "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down" Andrew D. Weyman Amy Sherman October 29, 1991
When Dan and Roseanne play a gruesome Halloween prank on Kathy Bowman, Roseanne is worried that Kathy might get her revenge later that night. At the lodge's Halloween party, Jackie discovers that the moose she has been flirting with is really Booker. 
79 7 "Vegas" Andrew D. Weyman Sid Youngers and Don Foster November 5, 1991
Arnie and Nancy invite Roseanne and Dan to their wedding in Las Vegas. Roseanne and Dan get into a big fight when she pulls him out of a lucky game. 
80 8 "Vegas, Vegas" Andrew D. Weyman Mark Rosewater and Joel Madison November 12, 1991
Roseanne's upset with Dan because he'd rather play craps than have a romantic night with her. She gets drunk with Nancy and walks into a Wayne Newton performance believing that she's heckling a Newton impersonator. During Arnie's and Nancy's wedding, Dan and Roseanne get to renew their vows. 
81 9 "Stressed to Kill" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Maxine Lapiduss and Jeff Abugov

Story: Chuck Lorre and Bob Myer

November 19, 1991
Roseanne resumes smoking to deal with her stressful life--then must keep the renewed habit from her family. She's thrilled when Darlene gets a B on a school report--until she finds out that Becky actually wrote it for her. 
82 10 "Thanksgiving '91" Andrew D. Weyman Brad Isaacs November 26, 1991
During Thanksgiving dinner, Roseanne and Jackie find out that their father has been cheating on their mother for 20 years and she has known about and accepted it for some time. 
83 11 "Kansas City, Here We Come" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Jennifer Heath and Don Foster

Story: Amy Sherman and David Forbes

December 3, 1991
Jackie and Roseanne head for Kansas City to meet their father's mistress. Dan goes to beat up Becky's boss for being grossly disrespectful to her, but finds that Mark has beaten him to it. 
84 12 "Santa Claus" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Chuck Lorre and Maxine Lapiduss

Story: Barry Vigon

December 17, 1991
Roseanne and Jackie are Rodbell's new Santa and Mrs. Claus at Rodbell's; while on duty, Roseanne meets Darlene's new friend Karen...and Karen's son. 
85 13 "Bingo" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Sid Youngers and Joel Madison

StoryTom Arnold and Robert Miranda

January 7, 1992
Crystal invites Roseanne to bingo while Becky and Darlene look after Little Ed. Roseanne wins in her first game and quickly becomes addicted, which sparks a fight with Crystal. But Crystal's real story is that she's pregnant again and already feels like she's raising Little Ed and her teenage son by herself as Ed is always away on business. 
86 14 "The Bowling Show" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Amy Sherman and Jeff Abugov

Story: Don Foster

January 21, 1992
Dan and Arnie struggle to bring their team out of last place, while Roseanne feels shut out of Jackie and Nancy's new friendship. Darlene meets David for the first time (although he's referred to as Kevin in this episode). David Crosby appears in this episode. 
87 15 "The Back Story" Andrew D. Weyman Bob Myer February 4, 1992
Bev arrives to help when Roseanne throws her back out, in time for DJ's 10th birthday. Dan's thrilled with a rare opportunity to spoil his kids when he secretly buys DJ a Super Nintendoand strikes a car-buying deal with Becky, but is upset when Bev swoops in and beats him to the punch. 
88 16 "Less is More" Gail Mancuso Teleplay: Maxine Lapiduss and Don Foster

Story: Amy Sherman

February 11, 1992
Roseanne's doctor recommends she get a breast reduction to reduce stress on her back. She agrees in spite of a nightmare (featuring a cameo appearance by Neil Patrick Harris asDoogie Howser, MD), in which her breasts are accidentally seriously enlarged. 
89 17 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" Andrew D. Weyman Jennifer Heath February 18, 1992
Becky breaks up with Mark. Roseanne and Dan can finally relax...but is the break really permanent? 
90 18 "This Old House" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Chuck Lorre and Jeff Abugov

StoryMichael Poryes

February 25, 1992
Roseanne discovers that Darlene skipped school to attend a comic book convention in Chicago with David. Jackie and Roseanne return to their vacant childhood home and relive painful memories about their abusive father. 
91 19 "The Commercial Show" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Jennifer Heath and Maxine Lapiduss

Story: Maxine Lapiduss and Chuck Lorre

March 3, 1992
The Conners are picked for a Rodbell's commercial, much to Darlene's embarrassment. Leon and his partner break up. The Bowmans are moving back to Chicago. 
92 20 "Therapy" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Sid Youngers and Joel Madison

Story: Chuck Lorre

March 17, 1992
Darlene mouths off about a girl at school, and Roseanne accompanies Jackie to her therapist. 
93 21 "Lies" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Don Foster and Sid Youngers

Story: Jeff Abugov

March 24, 1992
Darlene bypasses Roseanne for advice on David, Roseanne is anxious about a lie detector test in her workplace. 
94 22 "Deliverance" Gail Mancuso Teleplay: Jeff Abugov and Joel Madison

Story: Chuck Lorre

March 31, 1992
8-months-pregnant Crystal goes into labor and Dan coaches her as she gives birth to her long-awaited daughter. Roseanne and Bonnie feud over who will manage the coffee shop, but it's closing down in 3 weeks to become a bargain bin. Darlene tells David to quit crowding her. 
95 23 "Secrets" Andrew D. Weyman Lawrence H. Levy April 28, 1992
Depressed because Becky still won't see him, Mark gets drunk at the Lobo Lounge and puts his fist through the jukebox. Dan tends to him, then must lie to Roseanne and Becky. 
96 24 "Don't Make Me Over" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Maxine Lapiduss and Sid Youngers & Dan Foster

StorySara Gilbert

May 5, 1992
Determined to attend a faraway rock concert, Becky and Darlene arrange a Mother's-Day spa-pampering for Roseanne, who is thrilled until she discovers their ulterior motive. 
97 25 "Aliens" Andrew D. Weyman Teleplay: Jeff Abugov and Joel Madison

Story: Joel Madison and Ron Nelson

May 12, 1992
DJ's spelling-bee triumph is a welcome bright spot as Rodbell's luncheonette closes down and Dan's bike shop continues its slow descent. Meanwhile, Nancy is heartbroken when Arnie leaves her, especially when he claims he was abducted by aliens. 

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