When Roseanne and pregnant Jackie visit a gay bar with Nancy and her friend, Sharon, Roseanne feels pretty smug and cool - until she is overwhelmed by a surprisingly affectionate admirer.
Roseanne applies for a job at a beauty salon which finds her doing the same chores that she does at home.
Dan's mother, Audrey, is put into a mental institute, and Dan blames the years of neglect by his father for her emotional problems.
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.
Dan and his co-workers decide to help Mark by giving him some overtime work help in the shop.
Becky is out of the house and finding new and interesting ways to save money.
Jackie, Roseanne, and Dan celebrate winning the lottery.
Roseanne has her own way of dealing with pesky bills, while Dan wants to take care of them the old fashioned way.
W. G. Snuffy Walden composed the \'Roseanne\' theme song as well as the theme songs for \'The West Wing\', \'My So-Called Life\', and many other popular television shows.
The Conner family wins the lottery, and Roseanne takes a strange turn: Roseanne's sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) dates a prince; Roseanne buys the plastics factory where she'd worked in the show's first season; Roseanne's mother Bev (Estelle Parsons) comes out at Thanksgiving; the show becomes rife with celebrity guest stars and fantasy sequences parodying Evita and Rosemary's Baby; and Roseanne turns her anger on targets like supermarket tabloids and television executives
It was the unforgettable year that began with Roseanne's unexpected pregnancy and went on to tackle such issues as abortion, alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual dysfunction and racial prejudice. There's also erotic dreams, nude neighbors, scandalous secrets, both Beckys, a gay Halloween, a turkey of a Thanksgiving, the Sitcom Moms' Welcome Wagon, and the Conner's all-time classic visit to Gilligan's Island.
It was a year that started with Roseanne s baby shower, DJ s Thanksgiving pageant, Jackie s internet addiction, two different Beckys and the arrival of Jerry Garcia Connor. It was the season of Darlene s wedding, Dan s heart attack, award winning loose-meat sandwiches, old love letters, ballroom dance lessons, crashing Bar Mitzvahs, Ouija board horrors and supermarket samples. The 50s sitcom tribute and the Connor family trip to Disney World top off this unforgettable 8th season!
Her name is Roseanne. She's a blue-collar working mom and she's got a personality as big as life: Big mouth, big ideas and a big sense of humor.