The Memory Game was the seventh episode of Roseanne, also the 7th episode of the Season 1 of the series. Directed by Ellen Falcon and written by Grace McKeaney, it originally aired on ABC-TV on December 13, 1988.


Dan has a photographer coming over to the house to take a family portrait for his upcoming high school reunion newsletter. Everyone is dressed up and ready when Jackie reveals that Dan cheated on Roseanne long ago with her nemesis.


  • Phyllis Zimmer actually comes back to go to lunch with Dan in the season 6 episode "Guilt by Imagination."
  • When Roseanne & Jackie are sitting at the table and Jackie tells Roseanne she can't believe Dan ever went out with Phyllis Zimmer, she accidentally spills coffee on the year book and they still keep on going with the scene.


Roseanne (still upset after Dan's explanation about how you make love to someone without it meaning anything, in his opinion, starting with a case of beer): Then go get me a case of beer so I can shower up with the Chicago Bears.
Dan: Ah, hell, honey, they're not even a good team anymore.

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