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Darlene Fades to Black was the fourth episode of Season 4 of Roseanne, also the 76th overall series episode. Written by Jeff Abugov, the episode was directed by Andrew D. Weyman. It originally aired on ABC-TV on October 8, 1991.

Plot summary[]

Darlene slips into a depressive state, wanting to only wear black, watch TV and be left alone which concerns Roseanne & Dan. Meanwhile, Dan gets a moped as a trade-in at the bike shop, and Becky has her sights set on having it. Dan and Roseanne have something different in mind.


  • Darlene is now a vegetarian.


Roseanne: What are you going to do this weekend?
Darlene: Nothing.
Roseanne: But that's what you did last weekend.
Darlene: Yeah, well, I'm not finished.

but hey, who needs a future?

Roseanne (to Darlene): At least when you had basketball...
Darlene: Again with basketball. (gets up to leave)
Roseanne: Get back here, I'm not telling you to play basketball, I think it's the stupidest sport in the world and I spent all 4 years of high school pretending I had cramps so I didn't have to play.

Becky (to Roseanne): I'm sorry you had to have that fight with Dad.
Roseanne: It's all right. I won.
Becky: Great, so I should probably wait a couple of days to get the scooter, you know, let it sink in.
Roseanne: You're not getting the bike.
Becky: Why not?
Roseanne: Because it's dangerous!
Becky: Oh, yeah, right for a girl. If DJ was 17, you'd let him have it, right?
Roseanne: No, I wouldn't, but I'd let Darlene, so figure that one out.

DJ: What am I?
Roseanne: We don't know yet.

Roseanne: Season Four
A Bitter Pill to SwallowTake My Bike ... Please!Why Jackie Becomes a TruckerDarlene Fades to BlackTolerate Thy NeighborTrick Me Up, Trick Me DownVegasVegas, VegasStressed to KillThanksgiving '91Kansas City, Here We ComeSanta ClausBingoThe Bowling ShowThe Back StoryLess is MoreBreakin' Up is Hard to DoThis Old HouseThe Commercial ShowTherapyLiesDeliveranceSecretsDon't Make Me OverAliens
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