Living Single

Living Kringle

Season 1, Ep 15, Aired 12/19/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Synclaire is distraught because none of her friends seem to be in the holiday spirit. She manages to convince everyone to come together for a tree-trimming party, but the gathering breaks up quickly when Max gets a hot date, and the others are bogged down by work commitments. As her friends discover the thoughtful gifts Synclaire has left for them, they return to the apartment to thank her, only to discover that she is gone. However, she has left a detailed map leading them to her location. They find her at a bar, where her sunny demeanor has cheered the lonely bar patrons, who are now singing Christmas carols. Everyone apologizes to Synclaire for taking her for granted and failing to appreciate the holiday season. Meanwhile, Overton schemes to catch Synclaire under the mistletoe. Tag: Overton and Synclaire watch The Little Elf That Could. Music: "Joy to the World," played by greeting card; "Winter Wonderland" (Richard Smith/Felix Bernard), sung by the cast; Variations of "Deck the Halls" (Traditional) and "Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine Davis/Henry Onorati/Harry Simeone), sung by Kim Fieldsmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Henton

    Overton Wakefield Jones

  • Kim Coles

    Synclaire (James) Jones

  • Kim Fields

    Regine Hunter

  • Erika Alexander

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

  • Queen Latifah

    Khadijah James

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Overton: Not another fruitcake. Max: The worse kind. It's Kyle.

    • Max: I was just assigned a new case. My client found his wife in the changing rooms knocking boots with the department sore Santa. Khadijah: Ooh. Santa Claus was going to town. Synclaire: Santa having sex. Christmas just isn't what it used to be.

    • Synclaire: I think a starfish on a tree is a beautiful idea. Starfish come from the water, and people are mostly water. And starfish have five limbs, and people have five limbs if you count the head. Khadijah: You finished? Synclaire: I'm never sure.

    • Little Elf: Oh, maybe they're right. I'm so little. Maybe I can't. Synclaire (sobbing): Don't you believe it, little guy! Don't you believe it! Overton: Oh girl, now you got me started.

    • Kyle: These are Kwanzaa gifts, Synclaire. Synclaire: You bought us gifts from that Australian airline?

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    Notes (4)

    • Richard Lyons would later work with Queen Latifah as her theatrical coach in the movies, "Living Out Loud," "Bringing Down The House," "Barbershop 2: Back In Business" and "Beauty Shop."

    • Edafe Blackmon went on to star in Yvette Lee Bowser's next series, For Your Love.

    • Chip Hurd, mother of Kim Fields, makes an uncredited appearance as one of the bar patrons. She would make a credited guest appearance two episodes later, and eventually had a recurring role as Regine's mother.

    • Synclaire's gifts: Starfish for the Christmas tree (Khadijah); tickets to The Nutcracker (Max); Barbie's Corvette (Regine); video of The Little Elf That Could (Overton); homemade Kwanzaa gift (Kyle).

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title, "Living Kringle" is a spoof of the shows title.

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