Roseanne and Jackie go to Chicago for Parents' Day to surprise Darlene, and hoping to meet her new boyfriend Jimmy. David wants to learn how to be tough in order to compete with Darlene's boyfriend, a boxer, for her affections. Roseanne assigns Dan to help David feel good about just being himself. D.J. is getting bullied at school but refuses to learn to fight back, fearing that getting hit will hurt. Fred is impressed with Dan's parenting until he figures out that Dan is only doing what Roseanne tells him.
Lynne Boris Johnston
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Roseanne references Morgan Fairchild when Darlene walks into her apartment and finds Roseanne and Jackie there. Earlier in a previous season Morgan Fairchild played Nancy's(Sandra Bernards) girlfriend. See more
[to Darlene's boyfriend, when Darlene smokes in front of her
And you taught her all this, didn't you, ya sweaty little freak. I oughta just snap your ears off and shove 'em in your pockets so you can hear my kickin' your butt.
Jimmy, I'd like you to meet my mother.
Spoofs The Great Santini