Roseanne and Dan plan a romantic dinner date out, and run into an old friend that they were unaware had been divorced. When they learn that her divorce was because her husband refused to ... See full summary »

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Roseanne and Dan plan a romantic dinner date out, and run into an old friend that they were unaware had been divorced. When they learn that her divorce was because her husband refused to allow her to follow a dream, that Roseanne inspired, Dan wonders if Roseanne will grow to feel the same way. When Jackie is late for baby-sitting, Becky is allowed to cover, much to the delight of the kids. Written by Lynne Boris Johnston

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1 November 1988 (USA)  »

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There is a family photo of the Conner's in the living room, but the episode where the photo was taken had not aired yet at the time (1:7 "The Memory Game"), so presumably, had not been taken yet. See more »

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Roseanne Conner: [teasing about who would get the kids, if they divorced] I'd give them to Jackie.
Dan Conner: Hell, even I don't hate her *that* much.
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Getting your spouse off the couch and out of the house...with touching consequences
28 December 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Roseanne gets husband Dan dressed up for an anniversary dinner; they dine at a familiar restaurant and unintentionally run into an old friend who has left her husband and is dating again. There are many touching attributes to this plot--and some off-kilter, funny ones as well, such as when Roseanne gets up and serves her own coffee in the restaurant, filling several cups on her way back. The dialogue between the Connors (Roseanne Barr and the letter-perfect John Goodman) is alarmingly real as they discuss old acquaintances, and when Dan asks his wife, "You wanna dance?"--with a little spin of his finger--it warms the heart. This may be the most realistic marital union in TV sitcoms, and the gentle handling (though perhaps soft at the center, and plodding to some) allows the funny lines to come through while never lessening the impact of the theme. It says to us "Marriage (and maturity) concludes a large, relatively unimportant chapter of your life while allowing new opportunities to grow as a person". Roseanne and Dan realize in this episode they have both grown a lot, and it stirs them up because they've never acknowledged it until now.


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