"The Monday Thru Friday Show"
Season 1: Episode 12
(12 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date January 24, 1989
Written by Danny Jacobson
Directed by Ellen Falcon
Episode Guide
Canoga Time
Bridge Over Troubled Sonny

The Monday Thru Friday Show was the 12th episode of Season 1 of Roseanne, also the 12th overall series episode. Directed by Ellen Falcon and written by Danny Jacobson, it first aired on ABC-TV on January 24, 1989.


Dan and Roseanne are at odds about where to spend a romantic 15th anniversary. Becky refuses to dissect a frog in biology class. Darlene finds her paper route more than she can handle.


Jackie (to Roseanne): You know what'd be my idea of a perfect honeymoon?
Roseanne: Uh, Mel Gibson and a stick of butter.

Roseanne (to Becky): Go wash up for dinner now.
Becky: What are we having?
Roseanne: Frog legs.
Becky: You're demented.

[About Becky refusing to do a frog dissection]
Roseanne: Those frogs are already dead when you cut them up.
Becky: But if I didn't have to cut it up, mine wouldn't have to die.
Jackie: Sounds like you got it figured out.
Becky: Yeah, but if I don't do it, it'll bring my A average down to a C.
Roseanne: Well, if you feel that strongly about something, don't do it.
Becky: Won't you be mad at me?
Roseanne: The only way I'd be mad at you would be if you did something that you absolutely knew was wrong.

Roseanne (to Darlene): Two customers have already started calling for their papers.
Darlene: Damn!
Roseanne: Well, there's no need to cuss for hell's sake.

Becky: I still can't believe I got a C.
Roseanne: Well Becky, if all you cared about was getting an A, you would've gone in there and chopped up that frog, but instead you did the right thing.
Becky: If I did the right thing, how come I feel so lousy?
Roseanne: Well, maybe it's your body rejecting the C.

Mr. Attleroy (to Darlene): Maybe you can tell me why Mr. Palmer only gets his paper every other day.
Darlene: Well, his house is kind of hard to see from the road. Sometimes I forget.
Mr. Attleroy: Did you forget about Mr. Johnson's altogether? Because he's never gotten a paper.
Darlene: Mr. who?

Roseanne: Season One (Season 1)

Life and Stuff|We're in the Money|D-I-V-O-R-C-E|Language Lessons|Radio Days|Lovers' Lane|The Memory Game|Here's to Good Friends|Dan's Birthday Bash|Saturday|Canoga Time|The Monday Thru Friday Show|Bridge Over Troubled Sonny|Father's Day|Nightmare on Oak Street|Mall Story|Becky's Choice|Slice of Life|Workin' Overtime|Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore|Death and Stuff|Dear Mom and Dad|Let's Call It Quits

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