Direct to Video was the 10th episode of Season 8 of Roseanne, also the 183rd overall series episode. It was written by Michael B. Kaplan and was directed by Gail Mancuso. It originally aired on ABC-TV on December 5, 1995.


While Roseanne narrates a video time capsule for her unborn child, Becky and Darlene find old love letters of Dan and Roseanne's. DJ gets upset when he finds his parents did not fill out his baby book, and Mark cooks a 'special' dinner for the Conner clan.

Plot summaryEdit

Roseanne narrates a video for her baby and wants everyone in the family to have a part in it. Darlene and Becky find Dan and Roseanne's old love letters. Fred is determined to seem intelligent and interesting to Jackie but only succeeds in making her feel more crushed by their divorce. Dan attempts to comfort Jackie while Mark prepares a special dinner for the family.



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  • This episode marks the last appearance of Michael O'Keefe as Fred.
  • Something to be noted is that this episode has several anachronisms: Roseanne says at the end that she can't wait to meet the baby, and Becky refers to the baby as "sis" when the baby had actually been born in the previous Halloween episode. Clearly this one was written and/or filmed before the baby was born, and the gender plot change was applied to the show.

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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