Roseanne: Season 4 (1991 - 1992)


Season 4

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Air date: Sep 17, 1991

In this first episode of the fourth season of Roseanne, Becky wants to start using birth control pills. Reluctantly, Roseanne eventally agrees to accompany her to the doctor.

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Air date: Sep 24, 1991

Roseanne and Dan open up the Lanford Custom Cycle shop, but it's not initially successful. Becky gets extra responsibilities around the house. First appearance of tax accountant Art (Dan Butler).

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Air date: Oct 1, 1991

Jackie runs into her ex-boyfriend, Gary (Brian Kerwin), and his new girlfriend. She acts out her desperation and ends up sleeping with Arnie (Tom Arnold), which she instantly regrets. Roseanne's boss, Leon (Martin Mull), visits the Conner home for Dan's weekly poker game.

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Air date: Oct 8, 1991

Starting her freshman year of high school, Darlene quits the basketball team, takes to wearing all black, and sinks into a deep depression. Dan and Roseanne try to help her, but she won't move off the couch. Meanwhile, Becky begs for a car and complains that it's not fair for Darlene to get whatever she wants. In order to get a motorcycle, Becky tries sulking around the house trying to get sympathy.

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Air date: Oct 15, 1991

Next-door neighbor Kathy Bowman (Meagan Fay) blames Roseanne when she arrives home from a vacation and finds her house robbed. While at work at Rodbell's Diner, Roseanne gets involved in the fight between her boss, Leon (Martin Mull), and his boyfriend, Steven (Michael Des Barres). Bob Hope guest stars as a criminal in a lineup.

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Air date: Oct 29, 1991

In this Halloween episode, Dan and Roseanne play a mean trick on next-door neighbor Kathy Bowman (Meagan Fay) and fear that she will retaliate. Meanwhile, Jackie flirts with a stranger at the Lobo Lounge costume party, who turns out to be her ex-boyfriend Booker (George Clooney in his last appearance on Roseanne).

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Air date: Nov 5, 1991

Dan and Roseanne go to Las Vegas to stand up for the wedding of Arnie (Tom Arnold) and Nancy (Sandra Bernhard in her first appearance on Roseanne). Part one of a two-part episode.

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Air date: Nov 12, 1991

Dan and Roseanne go to a nightclub and a wedding chapel in Las Vegas with the newly married Arnie (Tom Arnold) and Nancy (Sandra Bernhard). Wayne Newton guest stars as himself.

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Air date: Nov 19, 1991

Roseanne is stressed out at work so she resorts to secretly smoking cigarettes. Dan finds out and she tries to quit. Meanwhile, Becky is caught helping Darlene cheat in school.

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Air date: Nov 26, 1991

Bev (Estelle Parsons) and Nana Mary (Shelley Winters) visit the Conners for Thanksgiving dinner. Roseanne and Jackie don't believe Bev's story about their dad being sick and they end up learning the truth about the fate of their parents' marriage.

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Roseanne Barr
as Roseanne
John Goodman
as Dan Conner
Sara Gilbert
as Darlene
Michael Fishman
as D.J. Conner
Tom Arnold
as Arnie
Bob Hope
as Himself
Johnny Galecki
as David Healy
Adilah Barnes
as Anne Marie
Steve Kramer
as Roger's father
Mike Hoover
as Elvis impersonator
Mark Blum
as Mike Summers
Danny Gans
as Wayne Impersonator
Lance Davis
as Justice
George Clooney
as Booker Brooks
Troy Davidson
as Todd Bowman
Edie McClurg
as Harriet
Michael F. Hoover
as Elvis Impersonator
Nigel Gibbs
as Dr. Foster
Lois Bromfield
as Alice Thurber
Joshua Rifkind
as Becky's Boss
D'Anne Jo Avner
as Dr. Dixon's Nurse
David Sage
as Priest
Neil Patrick Harris
as Dr. Doogie Howser
Diana Castle
as Sally's Mom
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Critic Reviews for Roseanne Season 4

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The irreverent quips would remain a Darlene signature, but "Darlene Fades to Black" marks the beginning of the character's thoughtful, realistic evolution into another smart, funny, cheeky, and caring adult member of the Conner clan.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Sara Gilbert was a great young actress from the get-go, with an unusually canny grasp of comic timing, but her growth is apparent in this episode, where she manages to be aloof, vulnerable, and darkly hilarious all at the same time.

Nov 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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