Premise: A breakout hit at a time when they were few and far between, the series casts actors -- led by comedy star Roseanne -- who look like ordinary people. Beneath the show's barrage of caustic one-liners, the Conner family deals with everyday problems like juggling work and family, and trying to make ends meet.
S01, E05 (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1988)
Dan enters a songwriting contest with Roseanne's encouragement; Jackie fends off her factory manager.
S01, E07 (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1988)
Dan's 15-year-old secret is exposed during preparations for the high-school reunion.