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The Parkers: Big is Beautiful

Kim's boyfriend is a hit at stand-up comedy, but Nikki learns that it's about fat jokes he makes, and she takes offense to that. Nikki needs to find a way to make a comeback over him and win back respect for all obese people.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 013
Airdate: Monday January 24th, 2000

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Guest Stars
Alex Thomas
As Emcee
Deprese Bady
As Chick 'N'
Jamal Mixon
As Young Oglevee
Jenna Von Oÿ
As Stevie
Abraham Smith
As Comedian
Ellie Schwartz
As Adrienne
Jodi Taffel
As Crystal
Nick Cannon
As Garland

Musical Guests
So Plush
As Themselves

Cassi Davis
As Plus size Woman


Kim has a new boyfriend named Garland. He happens to be a comedian. It all starts with Nikki, Kim, and Garland walking into the house holding groceries. Garland starts making jokes that are semi-offensive in Nikki’s eyes, although she did find them funny later on. When Nikki and Kim watch his act in the Nubian Entertainment Television’s Laff-Off, Nikki gets a little offended by his jokes: fat jokes. After the act, Garland comes by the house to see Kim. Nikki catches him there and asks him to stop making the fat jokes. Garland refuses to change his act. This was the last straw for Nikki, so she decides to create a group called “Large and In Charge.” She gets all the obese people to rally, even winning the professor’s support. When Garland’s next gig comes along, he continues to make fat jokes, but this time, Nikki and her gang are armed with their own jokes. Every time Garland makes one, they counter it, eventually beating him with their style of comedy. Nikki teaches him the lesson that jokes aren’t always funny when you’re the one being made fun of. Afterwards, Garland comes over to apologize to Kim after making jokes about her as well. They watch the comedy styling of Nikki, who won the Laff-Off...

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Episode Quotes
Garland Rocken: (while the professor walks in with Nikki and other obese people) Hey man, who’re you supposed to be? Jack Sprat?
Professor: No, I’m the man that’s grading your midterm.

Warning: The Parkers season 1 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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