- Holidays and Celebrations
Halloween by Roseanne - the Halloween episodes
Roseanne ran from 1988 until 1997. It starred Roseanne Barr and John Goodman and was an original idea for a family sitcom. It was about a working class family who had trouble making ends meet, had bratty kids and suffered the same problems as many of their viewers. It certainly was not your usual "Father Knows Best" type of sitcom.
From seasons 2 through 8, Roseanne had special Halloween episodes every year. It was some of the most entertaining television.
While most families make a huge deal over Christmas, the Connor's considered Halloween to be the best holiday of the year. The family would spare no expense to decorate their house and to come up with the most gruesome tricks to play on visitors and on one another. They would also expect great creativity of one another when coming up with costumes and with pranks.
First aired October 31, 1989.
Halloween is the Connor's favorite holiday and they go all out to make it the scariest, most gruesome holiday they can. Roseanne puts one over on Dan who is waiting to learn the outcome of a business deal.
Trick or Treat
Originally aired October 30, 1990.
Roseanne dresses up as a lumberjack for Halloween. When she and Jackie have car trouble they stop in at the Lobo where Roseanne stays in character. In the meantime, Dan is worried that DJ wants to dress up as a witch.
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Originally aired October 29, 1991.
Roseanne is worried that her uptight neighbour Kathy Bowman will take revenge for the Halloween joke she played on her; Jackie flirts with a moose at the Lodge costume party who turns out to be her former boyfriend Booker (played by George Clooney).
Originally aired October 27, 1992
In a take off on A Christmas Carol, Roseanne is visited by the ghosts of Halloween past, future and present while she is at home alone. The spirits teach her a lesson about the Halloween spirit.
Originally aired October 26, 1993
Roseanne falls for several jokes played on her by her family. She tries to get Dan to play a joke on her friend Nancy who is convinced that Dan doesn't like her, and Roseanne discovers that Darlene and David are dating.
Skeleton in the Closet
Originally aired, October 26, 1994
Leon hosts a Halloween party at the Lunch Box for the staff and a few of his gay friends, many of whom seem to know his boyfriend Fred very well.
Halloween The Final Chapter
Originally aired October 31, 1995
Roseanne is "Queen of the Gypsies, consort of wizards and seer of souls" on Halloween. A ouija board sends a message and foretells an unexpected event...a new baby.