Living Single

A Tale of Two Tattles

Season 1, Ep 25, Aired 5/1/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Khadijah, Max and Synclaire are furious when Regine's new boyfriend, Tony, uses embarrassing stories about them in his stand-up act. Although they are angry at Regine for blabbing their secrets, they realize they have all been guilty of this at some point. They vow to no longer engage in gossip. Kyle asks Overton to program his two girlfriends' numbers into his new cellular phone. Overton makes the girls aware of each other's existence when he accidentally calls one when he believed he was speaking with the other. Regine cannot keep her promise to refrain from gossip after she hears the two women comparing notes about Kyle on the street. She tells her friends that Kyle stutters at the height of passion. The girls witness Kyle arguing with both women in the hallway. When they both dump him, Kyle urges his friends to preserve his reputation. "Maybe we will, maybe we wo-wo-wo-wo-won't!" Max exclaims. Tag: Tony plagiarizes Synclaire's act in television appearance.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Henton

    Overton Wakefield Jones

  • Kim Coles

    Synclaire (James) Jones

  • Mel Jackson

    Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams III (season 5)

  • Kim Fields

    Regine Hunter

  • Erika Alexander

    Maxine Felice Shaw (a.k.a. "The Maverick")

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Max: Regine, you little maggot. I can't believe you put our business out on the street like that. Synclaire: You told him about my feet. Khadijah: And my panties. And I will have you to know that since I have been dating Alonzo, I have been wearing my special occassion underwear. From the back of the drawer.

    • Khadijah: I think we all need to make an effort not to gossip. Regine: Hold up. That's very vague. What you mean by gossip? Khadijah: Whatever comes out of your mouth.

    • Khadijah: We know way too much about these people. Max: That's 'cause Radio Free Regine is on the mic 24/7.

    • Regine: When you think about it, it's pretty funny. Khadijah: Go to hell! There's nothing funny about a big-mouth roommate. Synclaire: Ditto. Except for the "hell" part.

    • Max (When Kyle is at door and has called Khadijah on his cell phone): Hey, you can hang up on him and slam the door in his face at the same time.

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    Notes (2)

    • When the emcee at the club introduces Tony, he says that he was in "Strictly Business 3." This is a non-existent sequel to the 1991 movie in which Kim Coles made her feature film debut.

    • Story editor Warren Hutcherson, who wrote the episode, makes an appearance as the emcee at the comedy club.

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a reference to the Charles Dickens' novel, A Tale of Two Cities.

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