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Living Single

Season 2 Episode 5

Bristle While You Work

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Sep 29, 1994 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Bristle While You Work
Regine convinces her boss, Mary, to consider having her boutique advertise in Flavor. Regine annoys Khadijah by crashing the pitch meeting. Mary agrees to purchase the ad if she finds the campaign acceptable, but suggests that the duo work on it together. Regine and Khadijah argue constantly, and decide to pitch individual ideas. When Mary expresses her disgust at the suggestions, Khadijah apologizes and promises that she and Regine will work together. Regine complains that Khadijah doesn't respect her, but Khadijah claims that Regine pushes people around because she underestimates her own intelligence. Their brainstorming results in a good slogan, and they rush off to tell Mary. An unemployed and extremely bored Max gets on Overton's nerves by appointing herself his apprentice and following him everywhere (even to his basement sanctuary, "Overland"). She surprises him by installing the new water heater, but starts a fire when she forgets to install the steam release valve. Tag: Max's re-wiring literally brings down the house. Music: "Burning on the River" (variation of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary"), performed by John Henton and Erika Alexandermoreless

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    John Henton

    John Henton

    Overton Wakefield Jones

    Kim Coles

    Kim Coles

    Synclaire (James) Jones

    Mel Jackson

    Mel Jackson

    Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams III (season 5)

    Kim Fields

    Kim Fields

    Regine Hunter

    Erika Alexander

    Erika Alexander

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

    Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah

    Khadijah James

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    • QUOTES (20)

      • Max: Damn! Not one dead lawyer in the whole obituary section.

      • Max: Khadijah, what you need is a sharp eye to look those over.
        Khadijah: The batteries in the Gameboy dead again?

      • Regine: Hey Khadijah. I just got off the phone with Mary, the owner of the boutique. I've done something wonderful for you.
        Khadijah: Regine, I don't need another demo bra.

      • Max: Hey Obie. What's that?
        Overton: Cross peen sledge.
        Max: And that?
        Overton: Pipe wrench?
        Max: And this is...?
        Overton: A large, blunt object.

      • (Timer beeps)
        Max: Kyle's done. Turn him over.

      • Scooter: If Flavor gets the boutique ads, you can make the payment on your copier before they repossess it.
        Synclaire: Hey! Now we can stop camoflauging it as a coffee table.

      • Overton: Hey ladies, I'm installing a new hot water heater today. So if y'all got any of those womany things to do involving hot water, you oughta get to it.
        Max: We'll be sure to wash our hair and birth our babies by noon.

      • Kyle (to Max): Hey, hey, hey, hey. Don't pick on Overton, all right? He's just trying to do his--um, um, what's the word? (pause) Job.

      • Khadijah: Maybe I should go right now.
        Regine: You might wanna run a hot comb through the back of that head and put some clothes on. It's just a thought.

      • Max: Lookee here, Regine. Maybe I should go shopping with you. You never know. You might trip over a piece of merchandise, break a leg. Have to sue.
        Regine: Max, please. I'm going to Bloomie's sale. My feet won't even touch the ground.

      • Regine: Synclaire, it is ten minutes after nine and Khadijah's not here. No wonder this magazine is in trouble.
        Synclaire: You know, Regine, that's not fair. This magazine is in trouble for a whole bunch of other reasons, all right?

      • Synclaire: Oh, Obie. It's everything I dreamed about and more. I thought nobody else was allowed down here.
        Overton: Well, it wasn't until yesterday that I realized what a romantic spot this was.

      • Max: I just came down here to prepare a surprise for you.
        Overton: That's nice. Should I close my eyes?
        Max: You're looking right at it.
        Overton: Now I realize the basement brings out the romantic in anyone, and you are a very lovely woman...
        Max: No, you nut!

      • Regine: It's a desolate Russian train station in winter. The image conveys a continental loneliness. Loneliness, cold. Cold, warm. Warm, clothing?
        Khadijah: Pretentious, stupid. Stupid, no. No, next!

      • Regine: Khadijah, did you tell everybody how we won Mary over?
        Max: Mmm-hmm. You should have heard her.

      • Scooter: C'mon. You know Regine. I'm sure she was just trying to help.
        Khadijah: Yeah. In her bossy short-person-trying-to-prove-something kind of way.

      • Khadijah: I know what I'm doing.
        Regine: I know selling.
        Khadijah: I know Flavor.
        Regine: I know Mary.
        Khadijah: I know kickboxing!

      • Khadijah: Did a pair of shoes fall on your head while you were out shopping?
        Regine: Why, girl? Is my hair messed up?

      • Khadijah: I looked at all the books again, and I've got it all figured out. We can get rid of our debts by declaring Flavor a non-profit organization. We gonna have to dress up like nuns, could work!

      • Khadijah: I think now would be a good time for you to pack up your little executive play set and skip your ass on back to the boutique.

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