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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



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Special Guest Stars
Deion SandersDeion Sanders
As Himself

Guest Stars
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Terrence "Scooter" Williams
Recurring
Heavy DHeavy D
As Darryl
Recurring
Richard LyonsRichard Lyons
As Michael Janson
Recurring
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?"

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.



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.



Warning: Living Single season 2 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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