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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.

Plot Summary[]

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?

Roseanne: Season Eight
Shower the People You Love with StuffLet Them Eat JunkRoseanne in the HoodThe Last DateHalloween: the Final ChapterThe Fifties ShowThe Getaway, AlmostThe Last Thursday in NovemberOf Mice and DanDirect to VideoDecember BrideThe Thrilla Near the Vanilla ExtractThe White Sheep of the FamilyBecky Howser, M.D.Out of the PastConstruction JunctionWe're Going to Disney WorldDisney World War IISpringtime for DavidAnother Mouth to Shut UpMorning Becomes ObnoxiousBallroom BlitzThe WeddingHeart & SoulFights and Stuff
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