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Living Single: School's Out Forever

Kyle, Overton and Synclaire head to Cleveland for the guys' high school reunion. Kyle confronts a bully who has fallen on hard times, while Synclaire is mistaken for the class clown. Meanwhile, Max brings trouble upon the neighborhood by insulting the garbage workers' union.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x8
Production Number: 466007
Airdate: Thursday November 07th, 1996



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Guest Stars
Elise NealElise Neal
As Sharon
John F. OJohn F. O'Donohue
As Kenneth Reed
Nicci GilbertNicci Gilbert
As Helen Robinson
Tone LocTone Loc
As Lester Tate
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
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Elton JohnCrocodile RockCover version at reunion.
Gladys Knight & The PipsMidnight Train to GeorgiaPlayed at reunion.
Jackson 5ABCCover version at reunion.
Smokey Robinson & The MiraclesTears of a ClownCover version at reunion.


Episode Quotes
Khadijah: It's a good thing you didn't piss off the guys at the morgue. They would've dumped a stiff on your stoop.
Regine: Yeah, well, we've seen Max's dates. Sounds like a step up.

Khadijah: Let me clarify the situation. Regine and me living with garbage is like you being barefoot and pregnant and liking it.
Max: For real? (Hugs Regine.) Oh, girl. I'm sorry. I wouldn't wish that even on you.

Max: I'll do all the talking. Khadijah, you sit there and look really tough. Regine, you stuff your wig in your mouth. All right.

Helen: Synclaire, I'm Helen Robinson, the woman you've been impersonating all evening.
Synclaire: Um, my bad. Let me explain. I have several multiple personalities, although they're not all mine.

Kyle: How did someone who comes from the same place as me, who had the same opportunities as me, end up as self-loathing and pathetic as you?
Lester: Could you keep your insults just a teeny-weeny bit shorter?



Cultural References
Episode Title: School's Out Forever

The title is a lyric from the Alice Cooper song "School's Out."

Kyle: (to Lester) I've got something I've been wanting to say to you ever since you threw me down and played "Jungle Boogie" on my stomach.

A reference to the 1973 hit by R&B/funk group Kool & The Gang.

Synclaire: How many bullets in this gun, Chino? One for you? Or maybe you. Or maybe me. You all kill my Tony!

Synclaire imitates Maria from the 1961 movie musical West Side Story.

Carl: Do Color Purple!
Synclaire: You sho' is ugly!

Synclaire imitates Margaret Avery's character, Shug, from the 1985 film The Color Purple.



Episode References
Visual: Photo of Overton.

A gigantic photo of Overton wearing a basketball uniform is displayed at the reunion. The fact that Overton played basketball was first discussed in "Burglar in the House," when he programmed his junior high and high school basketball jersey numbers as the security panic code (though he wasn't varsity).



Warning: Living Single season 4 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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