D.J.'s old bedroom is being converted into a nursery for the new baby. After discovering that a new baby crib is out of her price range, Roseanne schemes up a baby shower in hopes of getting at least forty $10.00 gifts, that she can exchange for the $400.00 crib. This plan threatens to backfire when the gifts are mostly homemade, or are otherwise nonexchangeable. After being unable to work together to paint the nursery without squabbling, Roseanne reassigns Becky and Darlene to throw the baby shower instead, but the girls are still at each other's throats because Darlene refuses to pull her weight, sticking Becky with all the work. Roseanne gets David to throw a "guy" baby shower for Dan with the men at his shop, hoping for even more exchangeable gifts, but that backfires as well. Written by
Lynne Boris Johnston
Did You Know?
In this episode, Rosanne and Dan are in D.J.'s old room which they are fixing up for the new baby, when Becky shows up at the door with a drop cloth to paint the room and Rosanne says, "Where the hell have you been?" A little later, Darlene and D.J. are in the laundry room when Becky walks in Darlene says "Where the hell have you been?", referring to Alicia Goranson
's replacement by Sarah Chalke
. Prompting Becky to say, "Why is everyone asking that?" See more
[doesn't recognize several elderly women at the baby shower
Who are these women, and why are they here?
Well, they're Mom's friends, and the great thing is that most of them are senile, so we can hit 'em up for presents twice.
Spoofs The Patty Duke Show