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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