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Living Single: Thanks for Giving

Khadijah is intrigued when Scooter says that he plans to ask her something important at the gang's Thanksgiving gathering. Regine's date, an overweight postal worker, surprises and impresses everyone.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: 456562
Airdate: Thursday November 24th, 1994

Special Guest Stars
Deion SandersDeion Sanders
As Himself

Guest Stars
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Terrence "Scooter" Williams
Heavy DHeavy D
As Darryl
Richard LyonsRichard Lyons
As Michael Janson
Lisa AlbertLisa Albert
As Josephine
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
Episode Notes
For this episode, director of photography Bryan Hays received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction (Electronic).

Guest star Heavy D made an appearance on Queen Latifah's 1993 album, Black Reign, performing on the song "Rough."

Episode Quotes
Synclaire: My mother just told me how to make her special marshmallow and yam casserole.
Khadijah: Not that crap you call yamallow.

Regine: Max, you were supposed to bring a side dish.
Max: These are corn chips. Maize. The Indians served these to the pilgrims.

Synclaire: But what would you say if he did propose?
Khadijah: I don't know. I'd say...I don't know.
Max: Say no, girl! I always do.
Regine: As if anyone has ever proposed to you.
Max: Twice, thank you. Sure, they were screaming their proposals at that critical moment; but technically, I had 'em!

Regine: (loudly) Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot you two were in here. What's this? (Picks up box.) A ring box? (Opens box.) No, it's not! I'm gonna go now! Buh-bye!

Kyle: First mistake, my brother. Never ask a woman anything. She'll either give you an answer you do not want or she'll answer your question with a question.
Michael: Oh my God. That's Max's m.o. Answering a question with a question. And it's always the same question: "What the hell's wrong with you?"

Scooter: Thank you for the love that binds us no matter where we are. No matter how far apart in the world.
Khadijah: Thank you for the fact that we can all be here, together, where we belong. Together.
Synclaire: Thank you for all of these wonderful people. And all of this wonderful food, highlighted by yamallow! And the turkey expertly carved by my Obie.
Overton: Thank you for that compliment delivered through your child and my girl, Synclaire.
Josephine: And I'd like to give thanks for not having to eat hospital cafeteria turkey cubes.
Kyle: I'd like to give thanks for all the love in this room. And for my date, the doctor.
(Smiles at Max.)
Max: I thank God for all this food of great variety and quantity. And for the opportunity to share it with my very special man...for the evening.
Michael: Thank you for the gift of meditation.
Regine: I give thanks for my family and my friends, old and new.
Darryl: At Thanksgiving, it's a tradition to give thanks. Me, I'd like to offer thanks for giving. 'Cause you see, giving teaches us something that receiving doesn't. It allows us to look deep within ourselves. And so, thank you. Thank you for this special day, when we can turn to those who are closest to us and give them what they need most. Amen.

Overton: Wow. Relationships are tough. Pass me them taters!

Scooter: Khadijah should understand. It's not like I'm trying to leave her.
Overton: Yeah, well, you would be getting on a plane and leaving for six months. If that's not leaving, it's an incredible simulation.

Max: Khadijah, you've got a good relationship. You're having good sex. Why would Scooter wanna wipe out all that happiness with a proposal?

Scooter: Yeah, but I'm not taking the job. Because someone said it's not a good idea for me to go.
Khadijah: Well, someone just sprung this on someone.
Synclaire: We all know who you're talking about. Next time, use pig latin.

Cultural References
Max: Khadijah, remember in The Godfather, when Diane Keaton asked Al Pacino if he had his brother-in-law killed, and he looks her dead in the eye and says no, even though he did? That's men!

Max uses a scene from the 1972 film to make her usual point about men.

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