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The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne' 

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List of the best Roseanne episodes, as determined by voters like you. In the 90's Roseanne Barr and John Goodman were among some of the most popular TV stars around. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Roseanne episodes of all time are. Fans of Roseanne are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

On March 27, 2018, the Roseanne revival premiered to massive ratings and rave reviews, thanks to the return of the original cast. 

Episodes include "The Little Sister," "Into That Good Night," and more. What is the best Roseanne episode of all time? Look below and find out. 

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A Stash from the Past is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
A Stash from the Past Episode: 4, Season: Roseanne - Season 6

Original Airing: Oct 05 1993

Foreman Dan feels lower than low for getting tough with his employees at work, while Roseanne lectures David for getting high after she finds a stash of pot in the house -- then realizes it is ...more
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Crime and Punishment (1)... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Crime and Punishment (1) Episode: 13, Season: Roseanne - Season 5

Original Airing: Jan 05 1993

Dan disciplines D.J. for taking offensive reading material to school-- Darlene's comic book. Dan reacts strongly when Roseanne discovers that Fisher has beaten Jackie.
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Trick or Treat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Trick or Treat Episode: 7, Season: Roseanne - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 30 1990

Roseanne, mistaken for a guy in her lumberjack Halloween costume, plays along with some braggarts and learns about machismo.
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BOO! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Episode: 7, Season: Roseanne - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 31 1989

The Conner family terrify each other out of their wits on Halloween night.
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Brain-Dead Poets Society... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Brain-Dead Poets Society Episode: 10, Season: Roseanne - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 28 1989

Darlene refuses to read her prize-winning poem on Culture Night at her school, preferring to stay home to watch a ballgame with Dan, until Roseanne lays down the law.
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Bingo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Bingo Episode: 13, Season: Roseanne - Season 4

Original Airing: Jan 07 1992

It is Crystal's choice to choose where the gals' night out will be. Crystal chooses bingo and they all hate it. After Roseanne wins $50 playing bingo, she gets hooked on it. Becky and Darlene ...more
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The Dark Ages is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
The Dark Ages Episode: 3, Season: Roseanne - Season 5

Original Airing: Sep 29 1992

The power company cuts off the Conners' power. Dan and Roseanne must look at Darlene in a new light after David spends the night in her room.
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Inherit the Wind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
simplyenigmatic added Inherit the Wind Episode: 1, Season: Roseanne - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 12 1989

Roseanne tries her hand at telephone solicitation while trying to console Becky who had an embarrassing accident in front of the school council.
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An Officer and a Gentlem... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
An Officer and a Gentleman Episode: 15, Season: Roseanne - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 23 1990

When Roseanne is called away, Jackie impresses Dan and the kids with her homemaking skills.
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Good Girls, Bad Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Good Girls, Bad Girls Episode: 10, Season: Roseanne - Season 5

Original Airing: Nov 24 1992

Roseanne reluctantly allows Darlene to go to a rock concert in nearby Rockford with Molly -- who abandons her.
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The Commercial Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Episode: 19, Season: Roseanne - Season 4

Original Airing: Mar 03 1992

The Conners are sitting pretty for a TV ad for Rodbell's Luncheonette, but at home things get ugly between D.J. and Todd. Leon and Steven break up, and the Bowmans move back to Chicago.
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The Little Sister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
The Little Sister Episode: 2, Season: Roseanne - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 19 1989

Jackie takes umbrage at Roseanne's remarks about her career ambitions when she reveals that she has enrolled in police academy; Becky gets caught reading Dan's girlie magazine.
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Tolerate Thy Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Tolerate Thy Neighbor Episode: 5, Season: Roseanne - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 15 1991

Roseanne's new neighbors the Bowmans are burgled while they are out of town -- and hold Roseanne responsible.
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Like, a Virgin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Like, a Virgin Episode: 3, Season: Roseanne - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 02 1990

Roseanne decides it's time to give Becky ""the talk"" – unaware that it's Darlene who needs it more.
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Chicken Hearts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Chicken Hearts Episode: 13, Season: Roseanne - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 02 1990

Roseanne strains to treat her 17-year-old boss with respect so she can have weekends off to be with her family.
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Lovers' Lanes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Lovers' Lanes Episode: 6, Season: Roseanne - Season 1

Original Airing: Dec 06 1988

Bowling night finds Roseanne checking out Becky's new boyfriend Chip, while Jackie and Booker make a bet with high stakes.
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Fathers and Daughters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Fathers and Daughters Episode: 23, Season: Roseanne - Season 2

Original Airing: May 01 1990

In an attempt to bond with their daughters, Dan goes clothes shopping with Becky, and Roseanne watches basketball with Darlene.
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Darlene Fades to Black ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Darlene Fades to Black Episode: 4, Season: Roseanne - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 08 1991

Darlene slips into a depressive state, wanting to wear only black, watch TV and be left alone; Becky wants a motorcycle.
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Wait Till Your Father Ge... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home Episode: 16, Season: Roseanne - Season 5

Original Airing: Feb 09 1993

The death of their father finds Jackie blubbering, but Roseanny angry -- and sharing a drink with the ""other woman"" in his life.
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Nightmare on Oak Street ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Nightmare on Oak Street Episode: 15, Season: Roseanne - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 14 1989

Darlene's bad dreams aren't due to the scary movies she's been watching.
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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Aliens Episode: 25, Season: Roseanne - Season 4

Original Airing: May 12 1992

As the luncheonette closes and the bike shop folds, D.J.'s scholastic achievement is the only light on the Conners' dim horizon. (Coda: an ice-cream fight in the Conner kitchen; Arnie is ...more
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Labor Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Labor Day Episode: 19, Season: Roseanne - Season 6

Original Airing: Mar 08 1994

Jackie is due to give birth, and has to choose between Fred and Roseanne to accompany her to the delivery room.
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Don't Ask, Don't Tell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Episode: 18, Season: Roseanne - Season 6

Original Airing: Mar 01 1994

Roseanne is the life of the party at a gay bar, until Nancy's new girlfriend plants a disturbing kiss on her; meanwhile, back home, Becky's old flame gives Mark reason to distrust Becky.
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Becky Doesn't Live Here ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
Becky Doesn't Live Here Anymore Episode: 15, Season: Roseanne - Season 3

Original Airing: Jan 22 1991

Becky runs away from home to live with Jackie.
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The Monday Through Frida... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Roseanne'
The Monday Through Friday Show Episode: 12, Season: Roseanne - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 24 1989

Dan and Roseanne disagree 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.