"Troubles with the Rubbles"
Season 3: Episode 21
(68 / 231 episodes)
Network ABC-TV
Air date March 26, 1991
Written by Joel Madison
Directed by John Whitesell
Episode Guide
Her Boyfriend's Back
Second Time Around

Troubles with the Rubbles was the 21st episode of Season 3 of Roseanne, also the 68th overall series episode. Written by Joel Madison, the episode was directed by John Whitesell. It originally aired on ABC-TV on March 26,1991.


Neighbor Kathy Bowman looks down on Roseanne and complains that DJ is a bad influence on her son Todd.


  • The end credits for this episode show a comparison of the Conner's living room and their neighbor's. When the Conner's house is shown, the usual harmonica plays, but when their neighbor's house is shown, elegant music plays.


Kathy: Goodnight, Roseanne.
Roseanne (after she closes the door): Goodnight, Needle Butt.

Kathy (to Roseanne): Are you saying you're a better mother because you have three children?
Roseanne (sarcastic): Yeah! Three to one! I win!

Jackie (about Kathy): Maybe she was a little uptight.
Roseanne: A little uptight? Hey man, you couldn't drag a needle out of her butt with a tractor!

Roseanne (to Darlene): You're doing the dishes or you don't get your allowance this week.
Darlene: Deal, thanks.
Roseanne: I guess the old three-dollar threat ain't what it used to be.

Jackie (to Roseanne): You never used to worry about what people thought of you.
Roseanne: Well, yeah, that's 'cuz everybody likes me!

Roseanne: Season Three (Season 3)

The Test|Friends and Relatives|Like, a Virgin|Like, a New Job|Goodbye Mr. Right|Becky, Beds and Boys|Trick or Treat|PMS, I Love You|Bird is the Word|Dream Lover|Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?|Confessions|The Courtship of Eddie, Dan's Father|The Wedding|Becky Does not Live Here Anymore|Home-Ec|Valentine's Day|Communicable Theater|Vegas Interruptus|Her Boyfriend's Back|Troubles with the Rubbles|Second Time Around|Dances with Darlene|Scenes from a Barbecue|The Pied Piper of Lanford

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