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Living Single: My Cups Runneth Over

Regine learns that she must undergo breast reduction surgery to correct her chronic back problems. The neighborhood children blame Overton when the ice cream man suffers a heart attack.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x11
Production Number: 456561
Airdate: Thursday November 17th, 1994



 
Guest Stars
Gary Leroi GrayGary Leroi Gray
As Kevon (as G. Leroi Gray)
Recurring
Elayne BooslerElayne Boosler
As Dr. Sheridan
John CapodiceJohn Capodice
As Ice Cream Man

Co-Guest Stars
Lira AngelLira Angel
As Mikki
Lisa Ann GrantLisa Ann Grant
As Nurse Dawson (as Lisa Grant)
Main Cast
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
As Khadijah James
Kim ColesKim Coles
As Synclaire James Jones
Erika AlexanderErika Alexander
As Maxine Felice "Max" Shaw
Kim FieldsKim Fields
As Regine Hunter
John HentonJohn Henton
As Overton Wakefield Jones
T.C. CarsonT.C. Carson
As Kyle Barker

Recap

Overton, Synclaire, Khadijah and Max are hanging out in the living room when Kyle enters with Kevon. Khadijah and Synclaire try to greet him, but he runs straight to "Uncle Obie" and jumps into his lap. Max asks Kevon if Kyle was assigned to him to punish Kevon. Kevon agrees with Kyle's assessment that Max is a mean old lady, and asks about "the nice one with the fake hair." Khadijah replies that Regine is at the doctor, but a box of her hair is upstairs. Kevon is excited to hear the sounds of the ice cream truck. Khadijah comments on the greedy ice cream man delivering in winter. Kevon begs Kyle for some ice cream money. Kyle points out that he just had a candy bar, but Overton gives Kevon some money. Kyle starts to go after Kevon, but Overton volunteers because he wants a Nutty Buddy. He realizes that he is out of money, so he imitates Kevon and begs Kyle for ice cream money. Kyle gives him some money, and Max hands Overton a dollar for a Bon Pop. Kyle realizes he gave Overton a 50-dollar bill. Synclaire is sure Overton will bring back the change, but Overton can be heard in the street bragging about the 50-dollar bill to the kids. Kyle runs out after him...

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Episode Quotes
Max: Kevon, did the Big Brother program assign Kyle to you as punishment?
Kevon: (to Kyle) You're right. She is a mean old lady. Where's the nice one with the fake hair?

Khadijah: So what are you going to do?
Regine: I'm gonna ignore him. Come on. I don't wanna look like a man. Or...Max.

Max: Hey, more than a handful is wasted.
Khadijah: Says you.

Regine: What if this was you? In fact, this should be you. Why is it that you...
Khadijah: Ehh! Now, I was built to hold this shelf.

Dr. Sheridan: Hi. I'm Dr. Sheridan.
Regine: You're a woman.
Dr. Sheridan: Well, according to this chart...you are too.

Dr. Sheridan: We really should get your breasts down to a workable size.
Regine: Well, I've been working with these for years. Come on, they're one of my greatest assets. They're part of what make me a woman. And, if I might say, a diva.

Regine: What if they mess up? Or what if they take too much? What if they give me a third one?
Synclaire: Well, they say the third one's the charm.
Overton: You know, sweet thing, you can find the silver lining in any cloud. But sometimes, you need to just let it rain.

Regine: Did you hear that? Did you hear that? People are paying good money to get what I might have to lose.
Khadijah: She will be back in three years when them things get recalled.

Regine: (while highly medicated) Kha-di-jah! You know, I've known you longer than I've had these? We've been through a lot together. Me and mine. You and yours. (Giggles.) We bought our first bras together, and then we went to the pan-ty section. And the saleslady had to tell you what a g-string was.

Regine: "Breast-shaped structures"? What am I, a muffin pan? I want cleave!
Dr. Sheridan: Trust me. As someone who's performed this procedure many, many times, you still have an impressive set of hooters.

Regine: I had it all.
Kyle: And you still do. Just one cup size less.
Regine: Who told you?
Kyle: I'm Kyle, baby.



Cultural References
Khadijah: (to Regine) Now isn't this better than sitting at home knitting and singing "The Way We Were"?

Khadijah refers to the Barbra Streisand song, which Regine later sings to herself.

Regine: Khadijah--what was girlfriend thinking? In all that purple, she looked like Barney's girlfriend.

Regine compares Khadijah to the purple-dinosaur star of the PBS series Barney and Friends.

Overton: TV's so small, last time I went over to watch Eight Is Enough, could only see three people.

Overton's joke includes a reference to the family drama starring Dick Van Patten as the patriarch of a large family.

Synclaire: (singing) Acc-centuate the positive! E-liminate the negative!

Synclaire tries to cheer Regine by singing "Accentuate the Positive," a popular song written in 1944 and recorded by artists such as Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters and Dinah Washington.

Nurse Dawson: (to Regine) Can you do a little Marilyn Monroe thing?

The tag scene for the episode shows an extended version of Regine reluctantly posing for photos in the doctor's office to aid in the planning of her surgery. At one point, the nurse asks Regine to draw inspiration from the famed actress and sex symbol, known for films such as Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Episode Title: My Cups Runneth Over

This title is based on "My cup runneth over," a quotation from Psalm 23:5 in the Bible.



Episode References
Kyle: You all remember Kevon.

Kevon, Kyle's charge from the Big Brother program, first appeared in the episode "Living Single...With Children."



Other Episode Crew

CreatorYvette Lee Bowser
Executive ProducerYvette Lee Bowser
Co-Executive ProducerRoger S.H. Schulman
ProducerPatricia Rickey  |  Becky Hartman Edwards
Co-ProducerNastaran Dibai  |  Jeffrey B. Hodes
Associate ProducerJanet Grushow
EditorHenry Chan
CastingGeraldine Leder
MusicStu Gardner
Music SupervisorGregory Sill
Costume DesignerCeci
HairstylistMelonie Cleric
Set DecoratorLeon A. King
Property MasterDan Beringhele
Director of PhotographyBryan Hays
Story EditorWarren Hutcherson
Art DirectorLynn Griffin
Executive ConsultantTom Anderson (1)  |  David Steven Cohen
Associate DirectorRae Kraus
Executive Story EditorRobert Horn (1)  |  Eunetta T. Boone  |  Dan Margosis
Costume SupervisorYolanda Braddy
Main Title Theme Written/performedQueen Latifah
Post Production SoundCharlie McDaniel, III  |  Craig Porter
Executive In Charge Of CastingBarbara Miller (2)
Stage ManagerEsther Bekhore-Sjodin  |  Leon Robinson (2)
Technical DirectorKarl Messerschmidt
Makeup ArtistLorraine Polak
Audio MixerLarry Stephens
VideoTom Weber (2)
Main TitleOtis Sallid
 
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