"The Back Story"
Season 4: Episode 15
(87 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date February 4, 1992
Written by Bob Myer
Directed by Andrew D. Weyman
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The Back Story was the 15th episode of Season 4 of Roseanne, also the 87th overall series episode. Written by Bob Myer, the episode was directed by Andrew D. Weyman. It originally aired on ABC-TV on February 4, 1992.

Plot summaryEdit

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 Nintendo video game console and strikes a car-buying deal with Becky, but is upset when Bev swoops in and beats him to the punch. 

Roseanne: Season Four
A Bitter Pill to Swallow|Take My Bike ... Please!|Why Jackie Becomes a Trucker|Darlene Fades to Black|Tolerate Thy Neighbor|Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down|Vegas|Vegas, Vegas|Stressed to Kill|Thanksgiving '91|Kansas City, Here We Come|Santa Claus|Bingo|The Bowling Show|The Back Story|Less is More|Breakin' Up is Hard to Do|This Old House|The Commercial Show|Therapy|Lies|Deliverance|Secrets|Don't Make Me Over|Aliens
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During the end scene, Roseanne is playing what sounds like Super Mario World.