Roseanne (1988–2018)
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Trick or Treat 

Gender bending abounds with the annual Conner fright-fest that finds Roseanne in drag and Dan worrying about DJ dressing up as a witch.


John Whitesell


Matt Williams (created by), Chuck Lorre (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roseanne Barr ... Roseanne Conner
John Goodman ... Dan Conner
Laurie Metcalf ... Jackie Harris
Michael Fishman ... D.J. Conner
Sara Gilbert ... Darlene Conner
Alicia Goranson ... Becky Conner (as Lecy Goranson)
Natalie West ... Crystal Anderson
Guy Boyd ... Pat
Tom Arnold ... Arnie Thomas
Robert Miranda ... Andy
James Pickens Jr. ... Chuck Mitchell
Steve Carlisle ... Pete
Don Maxwell ... Willy
Duane Whitaker ... Mike
Michael Leopard Michael Leopard ... Richard


Gender bending abounds with the annual Conner fright-fest that finds Roseanne in drag and Dan worrying about DJ dressing up as a witch.

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Comedy | Drama


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While this aired on Tuesday, October 30, 1990, Halloween would be on Wednesday. The bartender tells "Bob" that "the Tuesday night ladies bowling league will be in at 10." See more »


Woman: [after seeing Roseanne dressed up as a man and Jackie together] Excuse me, y'know you could do so much better
Jackie Harris: I don't see you here with anyone
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References Alien (1979) See more »


Roseanne Theme
by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl
Arranged and Performed by Blues Traveler
Lyrics by John Popper
Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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Gender bending Roseanne style
30 July 2016 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

The first "Roseanne" Halloween episode, in season two, was conventional situation comedy blended with Halloween horror. Here, Roseanne pushes the boundaries just a little. Remember, this was way back in 1990 folks.

The Conners' only son, DJ, decides he wants to dress as a witch for Halloween this year, and this has his father, Dan, very upset as he believes it might mean DJ is having trouble with his own gender identity. You see, Dan believes only girls should dress as witches. Meanwhile, Roseanne decides to find out what it's like to be one of the guys by dressing up in Dan's clothes. She then goes to the Lobo and enjoys conversing with a group of men there on a variety of subjects. You even see Roseanne trying to make conversation with "another" man at the urinal. Unfortunately, the restroom scene has been cut from most (if not all) syndicated showings of this episode. We also get another look at Crystal's desperation for male companionship as she shows an interest in Roseanne ( alias Bob) after "Bob" pays her some well placed compliments.

A very creative take on Halloween and highly recommended.

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30 October 1990 (USA) See more »

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