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Sex & Nudity

  • Several inappropriate crude/suggestive and anatomical words,comments.and dialogue.
  • Frequent sexual remarks and innuendo are used; range from mild to graphic.
  • A married couple are regularly shown in bed together and sex is usually implied.
  • Many episodes revolve around pregancy, birth control, oral sex, etc.
  • One episode about masturbation.
  • Some heavy kissing scenes are shown.
  • Sexuality is frequently explored.
  • Most characters in this show are very open about sexual behavior and discuss it regularly.

Violence & Gore

  • Bar fights occur for few episodes.
  • Occasional fist fights, not graphic.
  • Slapstick humor is used occasionally.


  • In one episode, Roseanne and Jackie yell profanity at a truck driver, though most of the words are censored.
  • Mild profanity such as "damn", "hell", and "ass" are used very frequently.
  • Some stronger words such as "bitch", "bastard", or "slut" are used occasionally.
  • Many episodes have had characters use the F word and/or the S word, but it's always comedic and censored for television.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The characters sometimes drink beer, and a number of episodes focus on Roseanne smoking.
  • A handful of episodes take place at a local bar where the characters are drinking.
  • Many scenes in earlier seasons take place at a bar.
  • The adults in this show drink beer regularly, but they rarely go overboard with it.
  • Two episodes feature underage drinking.
  • Just a couple episodes have had characters smoking.
  • One episode featured the main adults smoking marijuana, however the negative aspects are highlighted.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several characters cries every time.
  • Some episodes have very emotionally intense scenes.
  • This show is okay for children 12 and up, as they should be mature enough to know the material.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • In S1 E1 TE(Total episode)1 "Life and Stuff",Darlene accidentally cut her finger by the scissors or sharp object (we hear her crying) off screen,when she enter the camera,LOOK CLOSELY TO HER HAND,there is bunch of (red) blood.
  • In S1 E1 "Life and Stuff",Darlene accidentally cut her finger offscreen (we can hear her crying),but when appeared on camera,look at her hand....there is heck a lot of (red) blood.
  • In "Fights and Stuff"(S8E25),Dan and Roseanne starts throwing and destroying stuff.
  • One episode revolves around Dan backing down during an argument with an unruly bar patron, who he ends up hitting at the end of the episode.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One episode focuses on marijuana. The adult characters find a stash of marijuana and get high in the bathroom. The characters are seen rolling a joint, though they are not shown smoking it.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In "Fights and Stuff",Dan and Roseanne are having a argument and starts throwing stuff.At one point,Roseanne smash the TV with the small statue.

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