Living Single

Season 4 Episode 12

Doctor in the House

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Dec 19, 1996 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Doctor in the House
Charles is the recipient of an award, but is reluctant to attend the ceremony, as he considers everyone in that social circle to be snobs. After the guests treat Khadijah rudely, Charles tells them what they can do with their award. Khadijah fears for Charles's career and asks his kindly boss to smooth things over. Charles is angry with Khadijah for speaking for him, and they realize that they are both incredibly stubborn. Regine goes to the party as Russell's date and uses his connections to make friends with some of the guests. When the women stick Regine with a huge bill at the Russian Tea Room, Russell has to save her. Max spends all her Christmas money on a massage chair for herself, which she has delivered to the girls' apartment, but won't let anyone else use. Kyle, Overton and Synclaire plot revenge, but are hopelessly overmatched. Tag: Max regains control of the chair. Music: Variation of "Deck the Halls," sung by 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

    Sullivan Walker

    Sullivan Walker

    Dr. Booker Burghardt Mountebank

    Guest Star

    Thom Barry

    Thom Barry


    Guest Star

    Kymberly Newberry

    Kymberly Newberry


    Guest Star

    Shaun Baker

    Shaun Baker

    Russell Montego

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (28)

      • Synclaire: Max, please, you owe us. You've been raiding our refrigerator for years, watching our television, and I do believe those are my socks.

      • Max: (singing) Take the chair with my own dolly. Fa-la-la-la-la, you can't beat Max.

      • Mark: Khadijah, I was just telling Allison about your little Flavor magazine project.
        Khadijah: Oh. Well, it's just a little hobby. That's gotten me four journalism awards.
        Allison: Can I have a copy? I sponsor a youngster in Belize and he'll read anything in English.
        Brittany: Allison, please, don't insult the woman. I'm sure she needs every copy she has for the hood.

      • Charles: Where's Russell?
        Regine: Russell is probably still at home trying to figure out which clip-on-tie goes best with his Bermuda shorts.

      • Max: Hey, stuff your stocking with this.
        Regine: Breath drops?
        Max: Don't wait til Christmas to use them.

      • Khadijah: Goose liver and venison? We're hittin' the Waffle Barn on the way home.

      • Russell: Hold up there, busty and begging. If you get to choose my wardrobe, I get to choose yours. First of all, this is not bra weather!

      • Russell: I must figure out who to take.
        Regine: Take me.
        Russell: You have no idea how long I've waited to hear those words.

      • Regine: Wait a minute. He said the Nummy, not "Rich Men Waiting for Me."

      • Khadijah: Just like every Christmas-- late for work and early for dinner.
        Synclaire: Now, Khadijah, Max did hang the stockings by the chimney with care.
        Regine: Her dryer is broken. That was her laundry.

      • Kyle: Well, if it isn't the Grinch who stole breakfast.
        Max: Hey, Kyle, I got some mistletoe in my back pocket. Why don't you kiss my ass?

      • Russell: The way I see it, she'll be in debt to me for years. (Watches Regine sitting in vibrating chair.) Ooh! Let me watch you for five minutes and we'll call it even. Shake your shimmy now!

      • Khadijah (to Overton): Okay, Dutch Boy, get your can out of that chair.

      • Russell: I'm a sensitive man, and you called me a pervert.
        Regine: I'm sorry.
        Russell: No. Too little, too late. Just walk away. Ah, put a little shimmy in it!

      • Regine: Russell, how do you know those people?
        Russell: My second wife was a blue blood. Or was it my third? I get them confused. That was a pretty crazy summer.

      • Mark: Khadijah. That's a charming name. It's ethnic, isn't it?
        Khadijah: Yes. Both my parents are ethnic.

      • Max: This round goes to Satan's helpers. But be warned: Satan owes me big.

      • Regine: Isn't someone supposed to announce us?
        Russell: Ladies and gentleman, (pointing to her chest) the eighth and ninth wonders of the world.

      • Khadijah: Who was attacking Charles? And who the hell was attacking me?
        Russell: Regine's lunch buddies. Tell her, Lady Marmalade.

      • Russell: Regine, those women are sharks. They'll eat you alive and spit out your wig.

      • Regine: Even in a tux, you're still a pervert.
        Russell: Oh, I've graduated from sicko to pervert. Next stop, groom.

      • Regine: As we all know, ladies who lunch know the men who buy dinner.

      • Synclaire: (sitting in Max's electric chair) Obie, I think I'm cheating on you.

      • Khadijah: Do you really think these people can ruin Charles's career?
        Regine: These people are shallow. They are patronizing. They're vindictive. Oh! And I'm late for lunch with them. Smooches.

      • Max: I'm a lawyer, and that is malicious bolting with intent to screw.

      • Synclaire: Since the subway ride home didn't improve your mood, maybe my colorful little fable will. Just sit back and relax. (Clears throat.) Sometimes when you really care about someone, it's difficult to tell the difference between having their back and going behind it.
        Overton: That's it? No bears? No perpetrating wolf?
        Synclaire: It was really long, so I cut straight to the moral.
        Khadijah: What are you saying, I'm wrong here?
        Synclaire: Maybe not you, but the well-meaning goose I cut from the fable. She tried to help her friend the beaver keep his anesthesiology award. But he didn't want it because it came from some bad snooty beavers.
        Khadijah: I think I know what you're saying.
        Synclaire: You see, the beaver here represents...
        Khadijah: I got it!

      • Max: No snaps, no haps.

      • Kyle: I've always wanted to give Maxine an electric chair. I'll be damned if she didn't beat me to it.
        Overton: This is worse than the cake she gave herself on my birthday. Merry damn Christmas, that's what I got to say.

    • NOTES (2)

      • At the 1997 NAACP Image Awards, the show was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. Queen Latifah, Kim Coles and Erika Alexander were nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy, and T.C. Carson for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy.

      • Earlier in the fall of 1996, Sullivan Walker was part of the cast of the short-lived Yvette Lee Bowser series Lush Life.

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