Living Single

Whose Date Is It Anyway?

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/5/93
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  • Episode Description
  • After learning that Synclaire hasn't had a date for six months, Regine and Max devote their energies to remedying this situation. Synclaire accepts a date from a handsome veterinarian named Michael, much to Overton's chagrin. Max and Regine give her a make-over and offer tips. Regine explains the "date laugh," in which the woman puts one hand on her date and the other on her cleavage when the man says anything amusing. They decide to follow Synclaire to the restaurant to make sure things go smoothly. Although Khadijah feels they should mind their own business, she also tags along. Synclaire is furious at their interference, and asks them to leave. She and Michael have a nice time, but he is called away on an emergency, thanks to a phone call set up by Overton. Overton steps in and takes his place at the table, and later takes Synclaire bowling. Synclaire sends Overton into the stratosphere with a kiss on the cheek, and he excitedly tells Kyle that he is six months ahead of schedule in his pursuit of her. Tag: Synclaire reads instructions for hopelessly complicated board game, Blasto.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)
  • Although Sinclaire can be easily persuaded doesn't mean she doesn't like to do certain things on her own.

    By dabrattychild, Aug 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (Max answers the door to find Kyle there) Max: Khadijah, there's a big ol' head of broccoli at the door. Kyle: Max, even finding you here does not change the fact that today is my lucky day. Max: Doctor discovered a cure for ugly? Kyle: No, baby, you just gonna have to wait.

    • (After Syclaire leaves with her date to go to a french restaurant) Regine: I hope it goes well. I wish we could see it. (Max and Regine look like they're thinking and Khadijah looks at them both) Khadijah: Ya'll know that ain't right. Max: So, what do you guys wanna do tonight? Regine: Movie? Max: I don't like movies. Regine: Hungry? Max: Starving. Regine: French food? Max: Magnifique. (They rush out of the door leaving Khadijah there) Khadijah: She gonna need me. (Runs out door)

    • Khadijah: Max, let's make a decision, now do you wanna see this movie or not? Max: No. I refuse to pay $7.50 to watch Denzel leave his shirt on. Khadijah: Yeah. But let's see the new Wesley Snipes movie, I hear there's much nipples. (Regine comes down the stairs) Regine: All right, which one of you ladies has my blue silk scarf? My date will be here any minute and I do feel naked without it. Khadijah: You are naked without it.

    • Khadijah: A date is not gonna make Synclaire's life any better. Regine: Now Khadijah, just ‘cause you ain't gettin' any doesn't mean your whole family has to go without. Khadijah: Just because I'm not giving it away with a double coupon don't mean I don't gets mine.

    • Regine: I have resources yet untapped. Khadijah: I thought you'd tapped everything in town.

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    Notes (1)

    • Thomas Mikal Ford played Tommy Strawn on Martin, the show that preceded Living Single during seasons one, two and four and followed it for a portion of the third season.

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