Living Single

Season 3 Episode 1

Come Back Little Diva

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Aug 31, 1995 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Come Back Little Diva
Regine shows up at the laundromat, despite the fact that it is nowhere near her new apartment. She and Khadijah are less than civil, and Regine won't admit that her new place is a dump in a bad neighborhood. She invites everyone except Khadijah to a housewarming party, but Max declares that she and Kyle will boycott the affair. An annoyed Kyle goes without her. Max convinces Khadijah to crash the party. Kyle calls Max to task for her constant struggle for control within their relationship, but their passion is rekindled after he reveals that he saved her some shrimp and cocktail sauce. Everyone becomes a little disturbed by the fact that Regine's new neighbors hold personalities eerily similar to those of her old friends. Khadijah and Synclaire believe they have located the perfect roommate, but Regine interrupts their conversation on the fire escape. She reflects on her long friendship with Khadijah, and admits that she feels lost without her. They patch things up and return to the brownstone. Tag: The naked man at the laundromat questions Synclaire's sanity.moreless

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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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • About 22 minutes into the episode, when Max is confronting Kyle, you see Regine in the background. She almost falls out of the chair and then she starts laughing

    • QUOTES (32)

      • Polly: Oh, this is truly wonderful! Two friends, together again, sharing the love.
        Synclaire: Who are you?!
        Polly: Lakeisha's cousin, Polly. Hush-hush-hush. Hush-hush-hush.
        Synclaire: All right! Stop that! If there's anybody that's gonna provide any comfort right now, it's gonna be me. Woo-woo-woo. Woo-woo-woo.

      • Regine: My very own little pied-atterve.
        Laverne: Well, I don't know what the heck that is, but this is a dump!

      • Synclaire (holding up Kyle's thong underwear): Which way is the front?
        Max: That depends on how freaky I'm feeling.

      • Khadijah: You mean to tell me you've only been seeing Kyle three weeks, and already you're giving him drawers?
        Max: Well, I need a little tabasco with my jalapeno, if you know what I mean.

      • Max: Whoo, I hate coming to the laundromat.
        Khadijah: Exactly, which part do you hate Ivanna? The fact that Ms. Synclaire here does your laundry, or that she gives you a choice of dryer sheets?
        Synclaire: All right now, Max, what do you want, Ocean Breeze or Citrus Grove?
        Max: I want a full sheet of Ocean Breeze, half a sheet of Citrus Grove, and a couple corners of Mountain Meadow.
        Synclaire: Don't push it, Miss Missy. I'm only helping you out because I love this laundromat. This place is a magical microcosm where people of all walks of life gather together to clean that which is closest to them.

      • Kyle: We'll talk about this later.
        Max: Fine. I won't be listening.

      • Overton: Come on, Shorty, let's go. The naked man is starting to fold up his paper.

      • Max: I know when I'm tired. Don't tell me when I'm tired. I know. Little control freak.
        Kyle: See, you know what your problem is? You don't know how to let a man be a man.
        Max: You always think somebody's trying to attack your manhood.
        Kyle: Yeah, well what else am I supposed to think when you're always saying, 'Be a man about it, Kyle. Be a man about it'?
        Max: Well, it's good to know you're listening.

      • Laverne: I would love to stay and help you fill out the place cards, but those kids over there are eyeing my eight-track.

      • Synclaire: Well, it must be convenient having everything all in one room.
        Overton: Yeah. Sort of like your own little Alcatraz.

      • Regine: Did you have any trouble finding the place?
        Overton: Not at all. We just followed the camera crew from Cops.

      • Overton: You know, Synclaire, sometimes I really love your wide-eyed innocence.
        Synclaire: And sometimes you just wish I'd shut up?
        Overton: That's right.

      • Orville: Alcohol? While I'm using sandpaper? Why don't I just sit in a tub of kerosene and shove a lighter down my pants?

      • Khadijah: I have known Regine for twenty-five years. Come to think of it, she's been pretty stuck-up the whole time.

      • Max: Kyle, you are the most arrogant, pig-headed, self-centered man I have ever met.
        (Bumps into Karl)
        Karl: I'm sorry, but taking you home with me is simply out of the question.
        Max: Damn! They didn't break the mold.

      • Kyle: If you are not speaking to me, then why do I feel like I'm in a wind tunnel?

      • Regine: Excuse me. This is not a roommate - hunting party.
        Khadijah: That's okay. I'm not a guest.

      • Regine: I didn't expect you to show up.
        Khadijah: Why? Because you didn't invite me?
        Regine: I thought you'd think I would expect you to crash, and so wouldn't come just to be rude, thereby giving me what I want.
        Khadijah: I thought you'd think that, so I came.

      • Regine: Thank God you haven't changed. You're always there for me, Khadijah. Just like Babar.
        Khadijah: What?
        Regine: Remember when we were kids and I read the story of Babar the elephant king and his queen, Celeste?
        Khadijah: Oh yeah! And you figured if elephants could be royalty, so could you, so you renamed yourself Regine the Queen and wore that stupid macaroni crown to school.
        Regine: Yep. And you were there when everybody else made fun of me and they called me Spaghetti Head.
        Khadijah: I was making fun of you too.
        Regine: No, but you understood me.
        Khadijah: No, I didn't.
        Regine: Khadijah, you're my oldest friend. You're my best friend.
        Khadijah: Let's keep it real. I'm your only friend.

      • Synclaire: It's really a magical place, isn't it? The gurgling of the washers. The gentle purring of all those driers lined up like little soldiers. Sometimes staring into a drier just takes me away. Watching the clothing tumble round and round and round. For fun, I like to watch one little thing. Like a red sock. Sometimes it mingles with the other clothing; other times, it just goes off by itself. Who knows where it goes? Oh, oh! Fabric softener time! Excuse me.
        Naked Man: This place is a magnet for psychopaths.

      • Khadijah: Well, we could go home.
        Regine: What you think, Synclaire?
        Synclaire: Day after day, I've prayed for this. Wishing and hoping. Praying. Oh, the prayers!
        Khadijah: Synclaire!
        Synclaire: I can live with it.

      • Khadijah: Regine, get out my
        Regine: Sorry. I'm crying all
        over your shirt. Oh, but it's not silk. It's

      • Regine: Hey Max. (Khadijah enters) Ugh. So much for Neighborhood Watch.

      • Max: I can't believe Kyle defied me and went to that party. That is the last pair of thong underwear I buy that man.

      • Regine: Wait a minute. You brought no Max?
        Kyle: She and her bad attitude are at home. Along with an uninvited Khadijah.
        Regine: Did I forget to put her on my list? Was she mad?
        Synclaire: Oh, no. No, no, no. Oh, she had big plans. Didn't know what they were, but...
        Overton: Synclaire!

      • Max: Oh Kyle, be a man about it! (to Khadijah) He just hates that. (smiles)

      • (Kyle, Max, Overton and Synclaire enter on roller blades)
        Khadijah: Well, if it isn't Starlight Express.

      • Regine: This place is packed with amenities. Breakfast nooklet. Softwood floors. And the veranda de soleil.
        Laverne: Regine, that's a fire escape.

      • Synclaire: You know, Khadijah, I think she's been hanging around hoping you'll start talking to her again.
        Khadijah: After the way she moved out on us? The only way I'm speaking to her is if she's on a ledge, and I'm yelling, 'Jump!'

      • Kyle: Max, what are your friends doing playing with my drawers?
        Max: Is that your way of saying, 'Thanks for taking the funk out of my clothes'?
        Kyle: A: I do not funk, and B: doing a man's laundry is just another way women try to usurp control.
        Max: Please. If I wanted to control you, I'd simply withhold sex.
        Khadijah: Uh, kids? Kids. This is supposed to be a magical microcosm.

      • Max: I hate coming to the laundromat.
        Khadijah: Exactly which part do you hate, Ivana? The fact that Synclaire does your laundry, or that she gives you a choice of drier sheets?

      • Regine: Girl, it's fabulous. I've turned it into a little French hideaway.
        Khadijah: Apparently so hidden your ass can't seem to find it. Au revoir!

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