The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract was the 12th episode of Season 8 of Roseanne, also the 185th overall series episode. It was written by Ed Yeager and was directed by Gail Mancuso. It originally aired on ABC-TV on January 2, 1996.


Jackie realizes her hidden talent as a samplesperson as she and Roseanne take jobs at a grocery store offering food samples. Meanwhile, Dan and David fight about Mark being DJ's role model. Jackie and Roseanne both manage to get into a fight on the first day at their jobsat the supermarket.

Plot summaryEdit

Roseanne and Jackie get jobs as product promoters in the local supermarket. Once they start giving out samples, however, sibling rivalry takes over. Roseanne's jealousy runs high when Jackie begins outselling her and their friendly competition turns into a literal food fight.

Note: Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner-Healy) and Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner) both do not appear.

Roseanne: Season Eight (Season 8)
Shower the People You Love with Stuff|Let Them Eat Junk|Roseanne in the Hood|The Last Date|Halloween: the Final Chapter|The Fifties Show|The Getaway, Almost|The Last Thursday in November|Of Mice and Dan|Direct to Video|December Bride|The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract|The White Sheep of the Family|Becky Howser, M.D.|Out of the Past|Construction Junction|We're Going to Disney World|Disney World War II|Springtime for David|Another Mouth to Shut Up|Morning Becomes Obnoxious|Ballroom Blitz|The Wedding|Heart & Soul|Fights and Stuff
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