Living Single

The Hand That Robs the Cradle

Season 1, Ep 17, Aired 1/16/94
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  • Episode Description
  • While the girls are at the cafe, an attractive young man named Brendan approaches Max. He is an NYU freshman who met her at the job fair, and asks for the opportunity to discuss points of the law. Khadijah insists that Brendan is hitting on Max. Max later admits that Brendan asked her out. After her friends make many, many jokes, Max claims that she turned Brendan down. A few days later, the girls catch Max at the cafe with him. Khadijah is angry with Max for lying, but Max points out that her friends were not exactly supportive. When Regine opines that Max is ashamed of Brendan, she agrees to bring him to a party for Flavor advertisers (which Regine has planned, despite her complaints about Khadijah's $200 budget). Max is less than forthcoming about Brendan's age, so he storms out. She follows him into the elevator to apologize, and concedes that her behavior is immature. She decides not to let others' opinions dictate her actions. Kyle is distraught when he learns that he needs glasses. He refuses to wear them, but changes his mind when he identifies a party guest across the room as his future wife, only to find that it is Max. Tag: Overton levitates to avoid stepping on Kyle's contacts.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")

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Max starts dating a college freshmen and when her friends find out they start teasing her. Kyle is crushed when he finds out that he now has to wear glasses.

    By jdayini3, Dec 20, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • Max: Why is everything automatically my fault? Khadijah: Do I have to make a list, or are you gonna go after him?

    • Overton: If you just say something nice to him, it will give you all a warm feeling inside. Regine: Hot tea can do that.

    • Regine: Khadijah, this party is an extension of you. Khadijah: I don't recall any ice swans where I'm from. And if you take a closer look underneath all those wigs, you'll find your roots.

    • Regine: What the one thing I know better than anybody? Khadijah: Synthetic hair.

    • Max: I've spent too much time worrying about other people's opinions. Regine: That's cool, Max. ‘Cause I never worry about what other people think. Khadijah: What? You base your whole life upon what other people think. Regine: Uh-uh. Uh-uh. Not true. I base it on what other people say. There's a big difference.

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    Notes (3)

    • Howard later starred alongside Erika Alexander in the Showtime drama Street Time.

    • Terrence Dashon Howard appeared in the 1993 film "Who's the Man?" which featured a cameo by Queen Latifah.

    • Chip Fields is the mother of series star Kim Fields Freeman. She later made a number of appearances as Regine's mother, Laverne Hunter (credited as Chip Hurd), and also served as a consultant.

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