"The White Sheep of the Family"
Season 8: Episode 13
(186 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date January 9, 1996
Written by David Raether
Directed by Gail Mancuso
Episode Guide
The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract
Becky Howser, M.D.

The White Sheep of the Family was the 13th episode of Season 8 of Roseanne, also the 186th overall series episode. It was written by David Raether and was directed by Gail Mancuso. It originally aired on ABC-TV on January 9, 1996.


After the Conners receive a small inheritance from Great-Aunt Harriet, they decide to go out for a nice dinner, with their limits already set, until Darlene unexpectedly pops in. Meanwhile, DJ is contemplating what to spend his own personal inheritance, $500. Darlene spends her visit home alienating the family and hurling insults, until the family finally bites back. DJ buys a trombone.

Plot summaryEdit

The Conners receive a small inheritance from their recently deceased Great Aunt Harriet and decide to spend it by going out on a nice dinner. However, the evening takes a turn for the worse when Darlene unexpectedly comes home. She spends most of her time alienating and insulting the rest of the family until a surprising fact about Darlene is revealed, as the rest of the family bites back!

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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