Roseanne 9 Seasons 1997

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Season 9
(93) IMDb 6.6/10

13. Say It Ain't So TV-PG CC

Jackie forces Dan to reveal some devastating news to Roseanne while Jackie deals with turmoil in her own relationship. DJ wants to videotape the birth of Darlene's baby.

Roseanne Barr, John Goodman
22 minutes
Original air date:
January 7, 1997

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Say It Ain't So

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Season 9

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Mark K. Samuels
Starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman
Supporting actors Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, Sarah Chalke, Johnny Galecki
Season year 1997
Network Carsey-Werner
Producers Roseanne Barr, Lawrence Broch, Marcy Carsey, Janet Leahy, Stacie Lipp, Cynthia Mort, Daniel Palladino, Nancy Steen, Allan Stephan, Barbara Stoll, Jeanne Wall, Tom Werner
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Customer Reviews

Funny show to watch!
Carletta Spivey
So disappointed in the final season of Roseanne.
sitcom expert
There wasn't a man telling Roseanne what to do.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 82 people found the following review helpful By calvinnme HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 28, 2007
Format: DVD
Many people did not like the ninth season of Roseanne, but in its totality, I found it fascinating. The main problem was that it was clumsily written and directed, and that is mainly why I am giving it three stars. Let me warn you there are SPOILERS AHEAD.

The season opens with Roseanne having retreated to Jackie's house after a tremendous fight with Dan over lifestyle changes he will have to make for the sake of his health. He is in complete denial, and she lashes out in fear of losing him to a second heart attack. She spends the day parked on Jackie's couch, watching TV and fantasizing about the various sitcom couples that she watched as a child. At the conclusion of the episode, Roseanne and Dan reconcile, Roseanne returns home, and Jackie watches the announcement of the winning state lottery numbers. Much to her surprise, she and Roseanne have won the 108 million dollar Illinois state lottery. This is where the series begins to make a slow turn from the show you have become accustomed to into something that resembles "Absolutely Fabulous, Midwest Style".

The next major plot development is the cutting of the final rope that has been tethering this show to its former incarnation - the presence of John Goodman as Dan. Thus, in "Honor Thy Mother", Dan decides that with his newly found wealth he should try to see if something more than just "warehousing" can be done for his institutionalized mentally ill mother, and he takes off to a clinic in California to see to this task.

With Dan away from home and all the money in the world at her disposal, Roseanne takes the show on a series of fantasy episodes.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kahuna Cowboy on November 10, 2009
Format: DVD
I have enjoyed the entire series run of Roseanne, I always found it extremely humorous and well written for a sitcom, that is until Season 9. I remember the announcement that John Goodman would not be a part of most of the season and it's like the writers just gave up without his character being a part of the season. Season 9 is a train wreck (and yes there is even an episode with a train wreck) which only gets mildly better at the finale.

The season begins with Dan post-heart attack and his inability to stick with his diet which leads up to a big blow up between Roseanne and Dan which of course they reconcile. Right after they find out they won the lottery. Shortly after Dan decides to leave for California to take of his mom and it's right here the season goes haywire. Following Dan's departure we are subjected to some of the worst writing in television history with what is known as the fantasy episodes. All of these episodes revolve around Roseanne and Jackie as diva like wannabee mid-western gals, what's worse is not only are we sans Dan, but Becky and Darleen are absent from most of these episodes as well. These episodes are poorly written, terribly acted, and the story lines are so outlandish and tacky they are just painful to watch.

Following the fantasy episodes Dan, Becky, and Darleen return and the show begins to return more true to form, but compared to any of the other seasons these last episodes still seem pretty roughly written and the characters just do not seem the same. I really have to wonder if there was a change in writers during this season because it's pretty harsh. With the family reunited we are dealt 2 major story arcs leading to the series finale.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By JGC on September 12, 2007
Format: DVD
I loved "Roseanne" because it was such a funny and realistic sitcom. There has never been a TV show that has portrayed such a true American family. My family was just like the Connors and I am certain there were millions of families just like this around the country. Why was Roseanne so shocking? This was the first time an actress had total creative control over her show. There wasn't a man telling Roseanne what to do. She set her own rules. Then she broke every one of them!

The last episode of "Roseanne" was a special hour-long program. There were a few good scenes on the last show. I liked that Roseanne included all of her supporting cast (not just the main stars) in the last ep. Because it added a touch of realism and closure. Of course in syndication and on Nick @ Nite these last 2 eps are butchered beyond recognition.

Here's all the eps from Season 9:

Call Waiting 9/17/1996
Roseanne goes on a spiritual journey in front of the TV, after walking out on her husband.

Millions from Heaven 9/24/1996
The Connor family wins the lottery.

What a Day for a Daydream 10/1/1996
The Connors go on Jerry Springer.

Honor Thy Mother 10/8/1996
Dan leaves to take care of Audrey, his mom.

Someday My Prince Will Come 10/15/1996
Jackie's Prince (played by the late "Earnest" star Jim Varney) whisks everyone away to NY.

Pampered to a Pulp 10/22/1996
Jackie and Roseanne go to a spa.

Satan, Darling 10/29/1996
Foolish Halloween ep.

Hoi Polloi Meets Hoiti Toiti 11/12/1996
The gang all visit the snobbish Wentworths.

Roseambo 11/19/1996
Rosey battles terrorists.

Home is Where the Afghan Is 11/26/1996
Roseanne misses Dan during Thanksgiving.
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