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"Stand on Your Man"
Season 5, Episode 9
Number (#106) in series (222 episodes)
Intro
Network ABC-TV
Air date November 17, 1992
Written by Sy Dukane and Denise Moss
Directed by Andrew D. Weyman
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Stand on Your Man was the nihth episode of Season 5 of Roseanne, also the 106th overall series episode. Written by Sy Dukane and Denise Moss, the episode was directed by Andrew D. Weyman. It originally aired on ABC-TV on November 17, 1992.

SynopsisEdit

Roseanne is threatened at work, prompting the girls to sign up for a self-defense class. When Arnie returns for Nancy, he learns about her lesbian lifestyle.

Plot summaryEdit

Opening day at the newest diner in Lanford, the Lunch Box brings many surprises as well as excitement. The ladies spend the day welcoming customers, and earning their first dollars.

As closing time nears, Roseanne attempts to get all of the customers cleared out, and the remaining straggler is a man set on a cup of coffee. At first, Roseanne tries her usual smart-mouth response, but he quickly turns the tables on her when he grabs her by the collar for a long stare-down.

A ringing phone brings them both back to reality, and he releases her, and walks out of the diner. Roseanne quickly locks the door behind him, and catches her breath. Meanwhile, Dan shows up to see what the hold up is, and Roseanne tells him what happened. Dan gets protective, and starts to show up at the diner, to make sure that the ladies are safe.

Talking amongst themselves, the ladies decide that they need to close up in pairs, and also need to take a self-defense course. Arnie breezes into the picture at the interrupting the lesson to try and get Nancy to give him another chance. After a list of no's, Nancy reveals that she is now attracted to women. To which Arnie replies that he really doesn't mind, as long as he is kept in the loop. Since he has shown up during Nancy uses her new tool, of shouting "NOOOOOOO!" to get rid of him, and he leaves, defeated.

Back inside, the defense is heating up, as Roseanne is taking on the assailant, kicking him into submission, and then some. Later that night at home, Dan wonders what Rosie has learned, so she tells him. He laughs it off, until she "pecks" him in the eyes and the scene fades to black.

TriviaEdit

  • In the CODA, Tom Arnold steps out of his role as Arnie to speak with Michael Fishman aboard the spaceship that has kidnapped Arnie. Tom asks Michael if he has seen his new show The Jackie Thomas Show.
  • Roseanne lifts a phone from under the counter at the Lunch Box to make a phone call. You can clearly see there is no cord plugged in.

QuotesEdit

  • Roseanne: Darlene, take this and get some napkins.
  • Darlene: I can't buy napkins with 50 cents.
  • Roseanne: Sure you can, you go to that chicken joint and order a soda, and then steal all their napkins.
  • Darlene: Anything else I can get you? Spoons, forks, a chair?

  • Roseanne: (to Dan) Get me a beer. And when I'm done I'll let you crush the can.

  • Dan [to Roseanne]: Have you considered getting a gun for the diner?
  • Roseanne: Oh, there's a great idea. A loaded gun in the same room as my mother and my sister. What if they miss each other and kill a customer?
  • Dan: Then they'll have to reload.

  • Roseanne: See that sticker over there on the door? "This premises protected by the Lantron Security Alarm Systems."
  • Dan: Where'd you get that?
  • Roseanne: I stole it.

Note: Lecy Goranson, who plays the part of Becky Conner-Healy, does not appear in this episode.

Roseanne: Season Five

Terms of Estrangement, Part 1|Terms of Estrangement, Part 2|The Dark Ages|Pretty in Black|Mommy Nearest|Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places|Halloween IV|Ladies' Choice|Stand on Your Man|Good Girls, Bad Girls|Of Ice and Men|It's No Place Like Home for The Holidays|Crime and Punishment|War and Peace||Lanford Daze|Wait Till Your Father Gets Home|First Cousin, Twice Removed|Lose a Job, Winnebago|It's a Boy!|It was Twenty Years Ago Today|Playing with Matches|Promises, Promises|Glengarry, Glen Rosey|Tooth or Consequences|Daughters and Other Strangers

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