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Living Single

Living Single


Living Single focuses on the personal and professional lives of six African American friends residing in New York City. Khadijah James (Queen Latifah) is the founder and editor of Flavor Magazine, an independent publication aimed at the young urban audience. She shares an apartment in a Brooklyn brownstone with her sweet-but-eccentric cousin Synclaire (Kim Coles), an aspiring actress who works as a receptionist at Flavor; and longtime friend Regine Hunter (Kim Fields), a materialistic woman with a knack for picking up gossip. The trio constantly receives unannounced visits from Khadijah's college friend Maxine Shaw (Erika Alexander), a strong-willed attorney who seems to have an aversion to purchasing her own groceries. Also occupying their fair share of time in the apartment are neighbor Overton Wakefield Jones (John Henton), a handyman who frequently offers homespun wisdom; and his best friend, Kyle Barker (T.C. Carson), a self-assured stock broker who is involved in a bizarre love-hate relationship with Max.

Following the fourth season, FOX failed to put the series on the fall schedule, but it was promoted from midseason status when the Scott Baio sitcom Rewind failed to impress and was cancelled before the first episode aired. T.C. Carson appeared in only a few episodes during this fifth (and final) season; and Mel Jackson joined the cast as Tripp Williams, an aspiring songwriter who moves in with Regine and Khadijah following Synclaire's marriage to Overton.
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Episode Info

Final: 5x13 -- Let's Stay Together (Jan/01/1998)


Overton invites Kyle to an impromptu New Year's Eve party after Max makes a stunning discovery about her sperm donor. Synclaire considers a career move.
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 (S01-S04; episodes 106-107, 118)
Mel JacksonMel Jackson
As Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams III (S05)

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Recaps
1x22: Who's the Boss? recap: Khadijah is at her desk, sneezing repeatedly. Synclaire notes that her cold is getting worse, but a stuffed-up Khadijah insists she doesn't get sick. Synclaire recommends that she see a doctor, but Khadijah adamantly declares that she needs to stay to oversee the special music issue. She sneezes again, and Synclaire warns that the whole office will get her germs. Khadijah doesn't think anyone else has noticed her illness, but an employee wears a mask as she drops off some contracts... read more.

1x21: Friends Like These recap: Kyle and Overton enter the kitchen, where the girls are working on dinner. Overton and Synclaire greet each other with pet names, prompting Regine to gag. Overton has brought groceries, but also shows off a plastic bag of fish for his new aquarium. Synclaire notes that he wanted a puppy, but he explains that Kyle is allergic to anything with fur. "Like Max's upper lip," Kyle chimes in. Khadijah looks at the fish and wonders what one does with them. Regine upsets Overton by suggesting sushi... read more.

1x20: Hot Fun in the Wintertime recap: Kyle is kissing a woman in the hallway. He suggests they go upstairs. She is uncertain, so he kisses her again. She agrees. Max enters and tells Kyle that his wife was there, but she covered for him. She goes into the girls' apartment. Kyle tries to get his date to continue up the stairs, but she wants to know what's going on. Kyle declares that Max is lying and doesn't even live in the building. The woman is not convinced, and storms off. Max peeks her head out, and is stunned that the woman bought her story. "She is so easy!" she observes. She shuts the door. "I know!" a frustrated Kyle groans as he heads upstairs... read more.

1x19: Mystery Date (2) recap: The new neighbor returns to the building, so Khadijah, Max and Regine try to act nonchalant. Max offers to help him carry a small plant. He introduces himself as Hamilton. "Like the Greek god?" Regine asks. Hamilton doesn't believe there was a Greek god by that name. "Well, there is now," Regine flirts. The women all introduce themselves, and Hamilton heads upstairs. Khadijah calls out Regine for her behavior, but Regine doesn't think Khadijah was any more subtle. They enter the apartment, and Max claims that she was the only one not to make a fool of herself. Khadijah laughs and tells her to wipe the drool off her shoes. Khadijah believes they need to stick to their promise and stay away from Hamilton... read more.

1x18: Love Thy Neighbor (1) recap: Overton is fixing breakfast for the roommates. Khadijah asks for some coffee, and Overton notes that she looks terrible. She complains that no one has been able to sleep since a new couple moved in upstairs, and Regine questions how many times two people can do it in one night. Khadijah wonders who they are, and Overton says he will meet them when he fixes their radiator. Khadijah is surprised they haven't burst into flames... read more.
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Steven Gilborn as Jeffrey Higgins (4 eps)
Khalil Kain as Keith (4 eps)
Rita Owens as Rita James (4 eps)
Dorien Wilson as Rev. Leslie Taylor (4 eps)
Bobby Hosea as Lawrence (3 eps)
Heavy D as Darryl (3 eps)

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