Roseanne (1988–2018)
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Skeleton in the Closet 

Roseanne's attempts to prank everybody at Leon's Halloween party at the diner fall flat when it's revealed to her that Fred is gay.


Gail Mancuso


Matt Williams (created by), William Lucas Walker (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roseanne Barr ... Roseanne Conner (as Roseanne)
John Goodman ... Dan Conner
Laurie Metcalf ... Jackie Harris
Sara Gilbert ... Darlene Conner (credit only)
Sarah Chalke ... Becky Conner-Healy
Michael Fishman ... D.J. Conner
Michael O'Keefe ... Fred
Johnny Galecki ... David Healy
Estelle Parsons ... Beverly Harris
Glenn Quinn ... Mark Healy
Martin Mull ... Leon Carp
Sandra Bernhard ... Nancy Bartlett
Jazzmun ... Diana Ross
Bob Nickman Bob Nickman ... Antonio
Alec Mapa ... Kyle


Roseanne's attempts to prank everybody at Leon's Halloween party at the diner fall flat when it's revealed to her that Fred is gay.

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Comedy | Drama


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Nancy tells Beverly that they have run out of napkins at the diner. However, just a few seconds earlier when Beverly walked into the diner, there was a napkin holder full of napkins on the table next to the front door. See more »


Leon Carp: [about Roseanne's costume] Let's see, all in purple. Let me guess, you're either one of the California raisins, or Barney.
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References That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

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Last of the "normal" Roseanne Halloween episodes...
8 December 2020 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

... at least normal for Roseanne! Dan and Jackie's titular husband, Fred, convince Roseanne that Fred is hiding his true sexual orientation when all of the guests at Leon's Halloween party at "The Lunch Box" seem to know Fred a little too well.

There are also some hilarious scenes with Jackie speculating that her mother wears a wig and may be bald. This leads her to the conclusion that she may go bald as she ages too. Jackie then puts on the wig and begins doing an imitation of her mother, even getting the voice down pat: "Oh Roseanne! Roseanne, a woman your size should not wear horizontal stripes, you should wear black! Or stay at home!". For some reason, this particular episode isn't aired much in syndication, not even during the Roseanne Halloween episode marathons.

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26 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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