Becky Howser, M.D. was the 14th episode of Season 8 of Roseanne, also the 187th overall series episode. It was written by Sid Youngers and was directed by Gail Mancuso. It originally aired on ABC-TV on January 16, 1996.
Becky is depressed and feeling like her life is in a rut. Mark tries to cheer her up by throwing a party, which backfires and causes Becky to take steps to change things.
Mark tries to cheer up a glum Becky by inviting the family over for a surprise get-together. As the night goes on, Becky's mood only worsens which prompts Roseanne to pull her aside for a heart to heart talk. Becky admits she feels like she missed her chance to go to college and become a therapist or an EMT. Becky even admits to having second thoughts about her marriage to Mark. Roseanne tries to undo the damage, but it may be too late.
Mark: Hey, I just had a great idea!
Dan: Really? You remember it?
Becky: Is the whole family coming?
Mark: Yeah, and I invited some people from the trailer park.
Roseanne: Oh, so that's why they were running that can of deodorant back and forth out there.
Dan (to Roseanne): You have a sickness. Obviously the evil little guy in your head finally beat up the good little guy and chucked him out the earhole.
Roseanne: Woman, Dan. Evil little woman in my head.
Jackie: I've been thinking all day of nice, uplifting things I can say to Becky.
Darlene: Oh great, can I buy one off ya?
Darlene (upon hearing the toilet in Becky's trailer is overflowing): Why doesn't everyone in the kitchen take their shoes off and sop it up with their socks?
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