"The Commercial Show"
Season 4: Episode 19
(91 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date March 17, 1992
Written by Teleplay by:
Jennifer Heath and Maxine Lapiduss
Story by:
Maxine Lapiduss and Chuck Lorre
Directed by Andrew D. Weyman
Episode Guide
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The Commercial Show was the 19th episode of Season 4 of Roseanne, also the 91st overall series episode. Written by Jennifer Heath and Maxine Lapiduss from an original story by Lapiduss and Chuck Lorre, the episode was directed by Andrew D. Weyman. It originally aired on ABC-TV on March 17, 1992.


The Conner family tries to get in on a Rodbell's commercial being filmed at the diner, much to Darlene's embarrassment. Leon and his partner break up. The Bowmans are moving back to Chicago. 

Plot summaryEdit

The Conners star as the "All-American family" in a television ad for Rodbell's diner. Rick Dees guest stars as Ken, the director of the commercial, and Adam Hendershott plays the producer. Meanwhile, next-door neighbors the Bowmans get ready to move back to Chicago, leaving D.J. upset about losing his friend Todd (Adam Hendershott).

Note: Rick Dees appears as Ken, Martin Mull makes an appearance as Leon Carp. Bonnie Bramlet (credited as Bonnie Sheridan) also appears as Bonnie Watkins.

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