The Truth Be Told was the 21st pisode of Season 9 of Roseanne, also the 219th overall series episode. It was written by April Winchell and Lawrence Broch, and was directed by Mark K. Samuels. It originally aired on ABC-TV on March 18, 1997.


Roseanne and Jackie learn that producers want to make a TV-movie about the Conners, but also find out that they want to make distressingly drastic changes: gorgeous actors to play the Conners, less blue-collar plot twists, etc. Meanwhile, Bev, Leon, and Joyce naively reveal all kinds of information about Roseanne's life and past to a tabloid reporter.



The Conner's are approached by different network and cable film developers, each hoping to get the right to their "rags to riches" story. What starts out as excitement and enthusiasm for the family, soon dims when they realize that none of the producers they interview with want to portray them as they really are. A tabloid reporter approaches Beverly, Joyce, and Leon for stories about Roseanne and her family, and they are only too eager to dish the dirt.



Also StarringEdit


  • Martin Mull as Leon Carp
  • Fred Willard as Scott
  • Bob Einstein as Howard Morton
  • Bobby Porter as Bill Morris
  • Johnny Dark as Frank Andrews
  • Patti Ross as Bobby Barrows
  • Bob Fuller as Clothing Salesman


Roseanne: Season Nine
Call WaitingMillions from HeavenWhat a Day for a DaydreamHonor Thy MotherSomeday My Prince Will ComePampered To A PulpSatan, DarlingHoi Polloi Meets Hoiti ToitiRoseamboHome is Where the Afghan IsMothers and Other StrangersHome For The HolidaysSay It Ain't SoHit the Road, JackThe War RoomLanford's EliteSome Enchanted MergerA Second ChanceThe MiracleRoseanne-FeldThe Truth Be ToldArsenic and Old MomInto That Good Night, Part 1Into That Good Night, Part 2
Season Episode Guides

Roseanne: Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9Season 10
The Conners: Season 1Season 2

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