Somebody Stole My Gal was the fourth episode of Season 2 of Roseanne, also the 27th overall series episode. Written by Martin Pasko and Rebecca Parr, the episode was directed by John Pasquin. It originally aired on ABC-TV on October 3, 1989.


Roseanne begins to feel abandoned when Jackie leaves for the police academy for six weeks. When Becky starts dating 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 settles into being alone.


  • Take notice of Dan's wet hair as he perspires profusely during the second half of this episode.


Becky (to Roseanne): When you first went out with Daddy, did you want to kiss him all the time?
Roseanne: Well, somebody had to do it. And you know me, "work, work, work."
Becky: When did you know that you wanted to spend the rest of your life with him?
Roseanne: Oh well, I ain't decided that yet. We're just gonna raise you kids, ya know, and then if we still like kissin' each other, then we'll decide.

DJ: I can't work this damn thing.
Roseanne: Where'd you get that language? This isn't a thing. It's a VCR.

Darlene: Let's rent "Lethal Weapon 2," "Jaws 3" and "Nightmare on Elm Street 4."
Roseanne: Yeah? Well you better go wash your hands for dinner or I'll make you watch Dr. Zee-vago again.

Dan (to Roseanne): You wanna come with us to the video store?
Roseanne: Nah.
D.J.: Mom, we're getting "Star Wars."
Roseanne: Oh really? No, I'll stay here in case Jackie comes by, but may the force be with you.
Dan: Hell, you are the force.

Roseanne: (to Becky) You can't take her to that party. There'll be boys there.

Darlene: There are boys at school and you let me go there

Roseanne: Season Two
Inherit the Wind|The Little Sister|Guilt by Disassociation|Somebody Stole My Gal|House of Grown-Ups|Five of a Kind|BOO!|Sweet Dreams|We Gather Together|Brain-Dead Poets Society|Lobocop|No Talking|Chicken Hearts|One for the Road|An Officer and a Gentleman|Born to Be Wild|Hair|I'm Hungry|All of Me|To Tell the Truth|Fender Bender|April Fool's Day|Fathers and Daughters|Happy Birthday
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