Sandra Bernhard was an important part of the progressive, feminist legacy of the ’80s sitcom Roseanne. When her character, Nancy, came out, she opened the door for many storylines discussing gay identity and homophobia. We take a look back at some of our favorite Nancy moments, which you can watch here and on Logo.
5. Nancy and Dan butt heads in “Halloween V” (Season 6, Episode 6)
Nancy thinks that Dan doesn’t like her, and Roseanne soon realizes she is right.
4.) Nancy is dumped by Arnie in “Aliens” (Season 4, Episode 25)
Nancy is heartbroken when Arnie leaves her, especially when he claims he was abducted by aliens.
3. Nancy’s ex has to deal with her lesbianism in “Stand on Your Man” (Season 5, Episode 9)
When Arnie returns for Nancy, he learns that she’s a lesbian.
2.) Nancy and Leon think Fred is in denial in “Skeleton in the Closet” (Season 6, Episode 7)
Leon hosts a Halloween party with his gay friends and pays a lot of attention Fred. Nancy thinks she’s onto him.
1. Sandra Bernhard’s Nancy comes out in “Ladies’ Choice” (Season 5, Episode 8).
Roseanne and Jackie are shocked to discover that Nancy is a lesbian. We weren’t surprised at all!
Roseanne airs weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. ET and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. ET on Logo.