First air date
October 18, 1988
Raising three kids with two blue-collar working parents is a hard pill to swallow for the Connors. Roseanne works in the plastics manufacturing business, while her husband, Dan, picks up construction jobs in the Lanford, Illinois area. Becky is the eldest daughter, trying to fit in at school with a limited budget and unforgiving motherly advice. She wants to look girly and cute, but her mother is not supportive at all. Darlene, the middle daughter, is a smart, young lady with a tomboy appearance. As Daddy's little girl, Darlene gets away with almost everything. DJ, the only son and youngest child, struggles to be heard in a household of strong women. The family must find their way through life's roller coaster as friends come and go in this rural community.