"Roseanne: Season Two"
Season: Season 2
Country/Language United States
Original Run:
First episode: September 12, 1989
Final episode: May 8, 1990
Number of episodes 23
Created by: Roseanne Barr & Matt Williams
Executive producer(s): Roseanne Barr, Marcy Carsey & Tom Werner
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Roseanne episodesEdit

This is a list of episodes from the second season of Roseanne.

Season 2 (1989-90)Edit

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
24 1 "Inherit the Wind" John Pasquin Allan Katz September 12, 1989
Roseanne tries her hand at telephone solicitation while trying to console Becky, who had an embarrassing accident in front of the school council. Just as her speech was wrapping up, she broke wind. The whole school is talking about it, especially Darlene. Becky is mortified, and Roseanne fails to comfort her. That is, until Jimmy (Stephen Dorff) arrives at the Conner home. 
25 2 "The Little Sister" John Pasquin Joss Whedon September 19, 1989
Jackie takes umbrage at Roseanne's remarks about her career ambitions when she reveals that she has enrolled in police academy; Becky gets caught reading Dan's girlie magazine. 
26 3 "Guilt by Disassociation" John Pasquin Tom Arnold September 26, 1989
Roseanne gets her hopes up when she is referred by a friend for an office job that would allow her to quit the telemarketing job that she hates. After a quick interview, she lands the job--But the celebration is short lived, when the offer is revoked due to her lack of computer knowledge. 
27 4 "Somebody Stole My Gal" John Pasquin Martin Pasko and Rebecca Parr October 3, 1989
An emotionally needy architect at Dan's new job site adopts the Conners as a surrogate family, much to their terror. 
28 5 "House of Grown-Ups" John Pasquin Joss Whedon October 10, 1989
Roseanne begins to feel abandoned when Jackie leaves for the police academy for six weeks. When Becky starts to date a 17-year-old, and Darlene goes to her first co-ed party with her, Roseanne feels left out. After attempting to hang out with everyone, she just settles into being alone. 
29 6 "Five of a Kind" John Pasquin Norma Safford Vela and Danny Jacobson October 24, 1989
A poker night becomes interesting when Roseanne receives a kiss from Dan's friend Arnie. Roseanne speaks to Jackie about the kiss and she later finds out it was just a friendly kiss. 
30 7 "BOO!" John Pasquin Norma Safford Vela October 31, 1989
The Conners celebrate Halloween. Roseanne and Dan compete to see who is the spookiest, while Roseanne tries to rekindle the spirit of Halloween to Becky. 
31 8 "Sweet Dreams" John Pasquin Danny Jacobson November 7, 1989
Roseanne tries to get a few minutes of relaxation in the bathtub, but she ends up getting constant interruptions from her family, and a fantasy about two good-looking men. 
32 9 "We Gather Together" John Pasquin Danny Jacobson November 21, 1989

On Thanksgiving Day, Jackie finally spills the news of her new job to her mother. The two of them end up the main event in a series of bickering and snickering that flows through the holiday feast. After everone is finished eating, and complaining about everyone else, Dan gets a huge shock, when he finds his father is romancing Crystal.

Guest Star: Ann Wedgeworth as Audrey (Dan's Mom) 

33 10 "Brain-Dead Poets Society" John Pasquin Joss Whedon November 28, 1989
Darlene writes a poem in class that wins teacher recognition, and is asked to read it at an assembly in front of the parents and student body. Roseanne is so pleased that Darlene can write, and she is excited to go to the assembly. Darlene chooses not to go, opting to spend the evening at home with Dan, watching the game. Roseanne puts her foot down, and they go to the assembly, where Darlene strikes an emotional chord with all. 
34 11 "Lobocop" John Pasquin Tom Arnold December 5, 1989
Roseanne gets a second job at the Lobo Lounge, but soon discovers that she and Dan are spending too much time apart. 
35 12 "No Talking" John Pasquin Norma Safford Vela December 12, 1989
Becky and Roseanne are engaged in a particularly nasty string of fights. This leads to a war of silence. 
36 13 "Chicken Hearts" John Pasquin Joss Whedon January 2, 1990
Roseanne's new job at a fast-food place includes an obnoxious teenage boss. When she invites him to dinner to try to butter him up, his nasty attitude soon convinces everyone that Roseanne deserves to be treated better. Glenn Shadix guest-stars as an indecisive customer. 
37 14 "One for the Road" John Pasquin Sheree Guitar January 9, 1990
Dan and Roseanne aren't home, but Becky is in charge. She invites her friend Dana over to do homework, and soon they need a break, and a drink from the Conner bar. Becky whips up a few 'Tornados' and the girls get drunk. A hung-over Becky is left to explain herself when Dana's mother comes asking questions the following day. 
38 15 "An Officer and a Gentleman" John Pasquin Danny Jacobson and Norma Safford Vela January 23, 1990
Jackie steps in as substitute mom when Roseanne has to go to Moline when their father breaks his leg. She dazzles Dan with her housekeeping skills out of a 1950's family sitcom. Jackie is surprised to learn what Dan really thinks of her and that he remembers the first time they met. 
39 16 "Born to Be Wild" John Pasquin Stephen Paymer January 30, 1990
The Conners' old biker pal Ziggy (Norbert) roars into town, making them feel old, fat, and trapped. In the end, they realize that while their lives are not what they had planned, they still feel fulfillment. Bonus: Video of Born to be Wild
40 17 "Hair" John Pasquin Norma Safford Vela and Danny Jacobson February 6, 1990
Crystal recommends Roseanne for a job at the beauty shop that she frequents, doing the same tasks that she does at home for free. Roseanne is hesitant, but once interviewed, is persuaded into the position by the shop owner. After a short time on the job, she is given a raise, and more responsibility. 
41 18 "I'm Hungry" John Pasquin Danny Jacobson and Norma Safford Vela February 13, 1990
Roseanne and Dan get to the point of no return when they realize they need to lose some weight. Roseanne takes charge and makes a point to put strict restrictions on what the two should and should not eat. Roseanne must put aside the temptations. 
42 19 "All of Me" John Pasquin Norma Safford Vela and Danny Jacobson February 20, 1990
Jackie has finally found 'the one,' but can the relationship withstand Roseanne's meddling? 
43 20 "To Tell the Truth" John Pasquin Danny Jacobson and Norma Safford Vela February 27, 1990
Jackie gives Roseanne the silent treatment when she has enough of her meddling in her lovelife, but the sisters reconcile. As the ending credits roll there are photographs of the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Princess of Wales
44 21 "Fender Bender" John Pasquin Penelope Spheeris and Bill Gerber March 20, 1990
Roseanne gets injured in a car accident and must rest for a while, and without any apology from Mrs. Wellman, Roseanne considers suing her. 
45 22 "April Fool's Day" John Pasquin Stephen Paymer April 10, 1990
It's tax season and Roseanne and Dan are contemplating how they can make the process easier. Dan stresses out as he cannot figure how to fill out the tax document. Roseanne tries her hand at the package but ends up traveling to the IRS office with Dan. 
46 23 "Fathers and Daughters" John Pasquin Kim C. Friese May 1, 1990
In an attempt to bond with their daughters, Dan goes clothes shopping with Becky, and Roseanne watches basketball with Darlene. 
47 24 "Happy Birthday" John Pasquin Geraldine Barr and Maxine Epstein May 8, 1990
Roseanne, although only turning 37, feels like she's hit the end of the road in her life. Always wanting to be a writer, Roseanne wishes this Birthday that she had more time to jot down her thoughts. Dan and the kids surprise Roseanne with her own small writing studio. 

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