"Roseanne: Season Six"
Season: Season 6
Country/Language United States
Original Run:
First episode: September 14, 1993
Final episode: May 24, 1994
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 6 of the ABC-TV series Roseanne.

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Season 6 (1993-94)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
123 1 "Two Down, One to Go" Philip Charles MacKenzie Amy Sherman September 14, 1993
Roseanne is heartbroken when Darlene refuses to drive to Chicago with her. In the hope that she will stay, David asks Darlene to marry him. Roseanne eventually goes to Darlene's Chicago apartment and stays the night, and they have a mother-daughter talk. 
124 2 "The Mommy's Curse" Philip Charles MacKenzie Eric Gilliland September 21, 1993

Roseanne has had her fill of Bev at the Lunchbox, so Bev agrees to leave, selling her share to Leon, Roseanne's old boss. Elsewhere, Jackie returns to dating by accepting an invite from Fred, a friend of Dan's, in his first appearance in the series.

Absent:Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner and Michael Fishman as D.J. Conner. 

125 3 "Party Politics" Philip Charles MacKenzie Miriam Trogdon September 28, 1993
DJ begins skipping school. Roseanne is tired of Darlene and David's separation, so hosts a weekend for the two. When Darlene discovers that it was her mother's plan, she and DJ team up to plot revenge against her. Jackie refuses to date Fred again after their 1-night stand. 
126 4 "A Stash from the Past" Philip Charles MacKenzie Kevin Abbott October 5, 1993
Roseanne, shocked to find a bag of marijuana in David's room, immediately punishes him for possession. David thinks it's Darlene's, so he covers for her by saying it's his. But Dan realizes that it's a 20-year-old stash of his and Roseanne's, so they and Jackie indulge once again for old times' sake... 
127 5 "Be My Baby" Philip Charles MacKenzie Rick Ulin October 19, 1993

Roseanne has been trying to get pregnant for months, but Jackie is the one with the big announcement when she finds out that she's pregnant from her 1-night stand with Fred.

Absent:Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner 

128 6 "Halloween V" Gail Mancuso Betsy Borns and Miriam Trogdon October 26, 1993
Nancy thinks that Dan doesn't like her, and Roseanne soon realizes she is right. Darlene and David scheme to terrify Roseanne on Halloween. 
129 7 "Homeward Bound" Philip Charles MacKenzie Michael Borkow November 2, 1993
Darlene returns home and realizes how much David misses her. Roseanne and Dan learn that DJ has begun masturbating and struggle figuring how to deal with it. After Darlene leaves, David lies to Roseanne and Dan that he has decided to move back in with his mother when in reality he moves in with Darlene in Chicago. 
130 8 "Guilt by Imagination" Philip Charles MacKenzie TeleplayPat Bullard and Stevie Ray Fromstein

StoryLois Bromfield

November 9, 1993

Dan has lunch with old flame Phyllis Zimmer (mentioned in the 1st-season episode "The Memory Game"), and has trouble keeping it from Roseanne. Guest-star: Vicki Lawrence(Mama's FamilyThe Carol Burnett Show).

Absent:Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner 

131 9 "Homecoming" Gail Mancuso Sid Youngers November 16, 1993

When Becky and Mark return for Dan's 20th high-school football-team anniversary celebration, Roseanne realizes that Becky and Mark are drifting further apart and schemes to break them up, but maybe Mark isn't the one to blame.

NoteFirst appearance of Sarah Chalke as Becky Conner

132 10 "Thanksgiving '93" Philip Charles MacKenzie Michael Borkow and Mike Gandolfi November 23, 1993

Nana Mary embarrasses a heavily pregnant Jackie; Bev reveals a secret about her marriage; Becky prepares the feast; and Dan and Mark battle.

Note:Sarah Chalke is added to the opening credits. 

133 11 "The Driver's Seat" Philip Charles MacKenzie James Berg and Stan Zimmerman November 30, 1993
Roseanne's suspicions that Leon is trying to usurp her position as head of the Lunch Box are cast aside by others but ultimately prove to be true. DJ steals Roseanne's car, and her violent response has her questioning whether she is repeating her pattern of childhood abuse onto her kids. 
134 12 "White Trash Christmas" Philip Charles MacKenzie William Lucas Walker and Lawrence Broch December 14, 1993
Roseanne and Dan go all out for Christmas, in indignant reaction to 'Neighborhood Association' limitations on exterior decoration. Roseanne is angry when Becky uses college money that was meant for her to put Mark through school and is further annoyed when Becky begins working at a tacky bar, "Bunz," inspired by the real-life bar "Hooters." DJ finds out that David is living with Darlene; also, he tells her he misses her. 
135 13 "Suck Up or Shut Up" Philip Charles MacKenzie Teleplay: Betsy Borns and Mike Gandolfi

Story: Amy Morland

January 4, 1994

Roseanne joins a women's club because Leon thinks it will be good for the diner. DJ hates having to be friends with the son of one of the women at the club (Florence Henderson) because he doesn't stop singing. Dan finds out that Mark has dropped out of trade school when he catches him at the bar.

Absent:Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner 

136 14 "Busted" Philip Charles MacKenzie Amy Sherman January 11, 1994
Mark breaks up with Becky because he doesn't think he's good enough for her and Becky is mad at Roseanne for making her push Mark to go to school. Roseanne finds out from Roy (Ahmet Zappa), Mark's roommate, that David has been living with Darlene in Chicago and she tries to hide the fact from Dan. 
137 15 "David vs. Goliath" Philip Charles MacKenzie Steve Pepoon February 1, 1994
Roseanne goes to Chicago to get David, who feels guilty about lying to Dan about living with Darlene. When Dan finds out he throws David out, telling him to go back to his mom's; Roseanne intervenes and persuades Jackie to take him in. Becky tries to pressure Dan into hiring Mark again. Jackie refuses to accept money from Fred for the baby. 
138 16 "Everyone Comes to Jackie's" Philip Charles MacKenzie Betsy Borns and Mike Gandolfi February 8, 1994
Jackie's house is buzzing with activity as Roseanne tries to hide David from Dan, who has a hard time dealing with David's duplicity. 
139 17 "Don't Make Room for Daddy" Philip Charles MacKenzie Stevie Ray Fromstein and Kevin Abbott February 15, 1994
In the heat of anger, Dan tells Fred to fight for custody of the baby, so he agrees. Jackie is heartbroken when faced with the papers, and Dan tries to hide the fact that he is the one who suggested it. 
140 18 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Philip Charles MacKenzie Teleplay: James Berg and Stan Zimmerman

Story: Michael Borkow

March 1, 1994
Roseanne is the life of the party at a gay bar until Nancy's girlfriend kisses her. One of Becky's old boyfriends gives Mark a reason to distrust her. 
141 19 "Labor Day" Philip Charles MacKenzie Teleplay: Miriam Trogdon

Story: Rob Ulin

March 8, 1994

Roseanne is upset that Jackie wants Fred in the delivery room instead of her. But she's the one who is there when the contractions start, and she doesn't contact Fred. Jackie gives birth to a son and names him Andy.

Absent:Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner and Sarah Chalke as Becky Conner-Healey 

142 20 "Past Imperfect" Philip Charles MacKenzie David Raether March 22, 1994
When Dan's father misses an alimony payment he feels forced to give his mother money. Fred asks Jackie about her sexual history, then he regrets asking. 
143 21 "Lies My Father Told Me" Philip Charles MacKenzie Teleplay: Eric Gilliland

Story: Rob Ulin

March 29, 1994
Roseanne tries to help Dan deal with life-changing news: his mother has a history of mental illness and psychiatric-hospital stays. Ed let Dan believe her imbalance was his fault due to his absence in Dan's life, just so Dan's mom would always look good in his eyes. Dan must come to terms with the idea that his father isn't the monster he'd always thought he was. 
144 22 "I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep" Philip Charles MacKenzie Kevin Abbott and Pat Bullard May 3, 1994

DJ has been attending church secretly (saying he was spending that time with a friend), and now he gives Roseanne grief about morals when she wants to keep a stove that was delivered in error.

Absent:Sarah Chalke as Becky Conner-Healey 

145 23 "Body by Jake" Philip Charles MacKenzie David Forbes May 10, 1994

When Bev breaks her pelvis at the retirement home, she claims she fell in the shower but Roseanne discovers the real story. Fred pops the question to Jackie.

Absent:Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner 

146 24 "Isn't It Romantic?" Gail Mancuso Teleplay: Leif Sandaas and Cynthia Hogle

StoryTimothy Schlattmann and Perry Dance

May 17, 1994
Mark and David struggle with the concept of feminism. Fred asks Roseanne about ways to propose to Jackie, and uses lines from her favorite soap opera. Roseanne demands passion from Dan, but turns to fantasy instead. 
147 25 "Altar Egos" Mark K. Samuels Rob Ulin and Eric Gilliland May 24, 1994
Fred and Jackie are unsure about getting married and call off the ceremony; then Fred, who had thought Jackie was having an affair with Dan, realizes that was unreasonable and begs her to marry him. The bride breastfeeds her infant at the altar. 

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