Dan (John Goodman) finds sporadic work as a construction contractor and faces a strained relationship with his irresponsible and womanizing father (Ned Beatty).Roseanne's parents, Beverly (Estelle Parsons) and Al (John Randolph), consider moving to Lanford, but eventually decide against it.
Other notable guest stars during the season include Bill Sadler as Dwight, Dan's friend, Robert Harper as Chip's father, Andrea Walters as Chip's mother, and Tony Crane as "The Tongue Bandit", Becky's other boyfriend.
Bill Pentland, Roseanne's first husband, made a cameo as one of Dan's friends in the "Saturday" episode.
Later in the series, Roseanne becomes pregnant again and gives birth to a boy named Jerry Garcia Conner.
Many critics considered the show notable as one of the first sitcoms to realistically portray a blue-collar American family with two parents working outside the home, as well as lead characters who were noticeably overweight without their weight being the target of jokes.
The show remained in the top four for six of its nine seasons, and in the top 20 for eight seasons.
In 1993, the episode "A Stash from the Past" was ranked #21 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time.Lauded for its realistic portrayal of a middle-class American family, the series starred Roseanne Barr, and revolves around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family.The series reached #1 in the Nielsen ratings, becoming the most watched television show in the United States from 1989 to 1990.Season one also finds the Conners experiencing, and surviving, a tornado.In the "Death and Stuff" episode a door-to-door salesman dies in the Conners' kitchen, and in the season finale, Roseanne stands up to a new foreman (Fred Thompson), when she leads Jackie, Crystal, and other coworkers as they quit Wellman Plastics.Exterior shots of the Conner household were based on a real home located in Evansville, located at 619 S.