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Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places was the fifth episode of Season 5 of Roseanne, also the 103rd overall series episode. Written by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline, the episode was directed by Andrew D. Weyman. It originally aired on ABC-TV on October 20, 1992.


Roseanne decides to open a loose-meat restaurant with Jackie and Nancy. When she can't get a bank loan, she goes to her mother as a last resort; In order for Bev to agree to put up another $10,000, the trio reluctantly let her become their 4th partner.

Plot summary[]

Denied a loan to open the restaurant, Roseanne must turn to her mother, who has a different solution to her money woes. Darlene catches D.J. peeping at neighbor Molly, so she sets up a trap to teach him a lesson, and gets a lesson herself about the peeper.



Also Starring[]



  • D.J. came up with "Lunch Box" as the name of the loose-meat restaurant.
  • The door to DJ's room is on the left, where Darlene enters, but in all other episodes the entrance is on the right.
  • Despite being credited, Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner) does not appear.


  • Darlene: [to DJ] You're about to become a strange smell in the attic.

  • Darlene: I can make you feel like a man, David...take out the trash.

  • DJ [to Molly]: You're a way better babysitter than Darlene.
  • Molly: Oh, yeah?
  • DJ: Yeah, you let me out of my room.

  • DJ: Cool! I get to name the restaurant!
  • Darlene: [sarcastically] Great. This from the boy who named his goldfish, "Fluffy."

  • Jackie: It's just so neat, you know? Being in the kitchen with my guy all hungry, waitin' for food.
  • Roseanne: Yeah, it really is neat, you know. And if you play your cards right, you get to do it three times a day, every day, until one of you dies.

  • Roseanne: Well, why do you call it the Small Business Administration? Why don't you just call it the Get Your Own Damn Money Administration?

Roseanne: Season Five
Terms of Estrangement, Part 1Terms of Estrangement, Part 2The Dark AgesPretty in BlackMommy NearestLooking for Loans in All the Wrong PlacesHalloween IVLadies' ChoiceStand on Your ManGood Girls, Bad GirlsOf Ice and MenIt's No Place Like Home for The HolidaysCrime and PunishmentWar and PeaceLanford DazeWait Till Your Father Gets HomeFirst Cousin, Twice RemovedLose a Job, WinnebagoIt's a Boy!It Was Twenty Years Ago TodayPlaying with MatchesPromises, PromisesGlengarry, Glen RoseyTooth or ConsequencesDaughters and Other Strangers
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