Living Single

Season 2 Episode 2

I Love This Game

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Sep 08, 1994 on FOX
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I Love This Game
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Denise Hatcher, Khadijah's high school basketball rival, comes to the Flavor office to complain about a sportswriter's comments about her coaching ability. They begin to argue about an incident in an all-star game in which they were teammates. Denise is still bitter because Khadijah was named MVP after scoring the winning basket by supposedly stepping on Denise's foot and stealing a pass intended for her. Denise challenges Khadijah to a game of one-on-one, with the MVP trophy going to the winner. While Khadijah is at the gym with Overton and Scooter, Denise shows up and throws down a thunderous dunk. Khadijah is ready to call off the game, but Max and Synclaire urge her not to quit. Khadijah trains hard, but is still hopelessly overmatched. During a time-out, Denise tries to get a weary Khadijah to concede, and boasts that she will shut her out. A rejuvenated Khadijah picks up her defense, then steals the ball and scores at the buzzer. Denise says she respects Khadijah's effort, and admits that she probably deserved to be MVP. Synclaire begins spending a lot of time on-line, and invites her new friends to the game (including jazz musician Branford Marsalis). Tag: Cast and Cheryl Miller demonstrate dunking techniques.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

    Cheryl Miller (III)

    Cheryl Miller (III)

    Denise Hatcher

    Guest Star

    Branford Marsalis

    Branford Marsalis

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Joel Madison

    Joel Madison

    Referee

    Guest Star

    Cress Williams

    Cress Williams

    Terrence "Scooter" Williams

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: As Denise taunts Khadijah just before the final play of the game, the scoreboard behind her says the score is 20-0. However, when play resumes and the clock is superimposed on the screen, it says the score is 19-0; and after Khadijah scores at the buzzer, it lists the final score as 19-1.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Max: All of this taunting and name-calling. Two people with no real agenda except winning, winning, winning. God, I miss the courtroom!

      • Regine: It ain't too late to fake an injury.
        Max: Fake an injury? That's weak. Khadijah, as soon as that ball is tossed up, give that girl an elbow to the jaw.

      • Synclaire: Khadijah, that's just stinking thinking. I want you to lift your chin and win.
        Overton: I gotta agree with my little Maya Angelou here.

      • (Regine and Max enter kitchen)
        Regine: The girl was unbelievable, like this. (Reaches into air, sees Khadijah) So I said, "Look how short I am. I can't reach all the way up there!"

      • Khadijah: Denise and I have been playing ball against each other since ninth grade. And from the start, she thought she was God's gift to the game. Well, I'm here to tell you she's not. Calls herself a finesse player. Big mess player's what I call her!

      • Regine: Kyle, I've been calling for the last five minutes. If I hadn't run into Scooter I would've had to lug those bags all the way here from the corner.
        (Scooter holds up two tiny shopping bags)
        Scooter: She was hailing a cab when I saw her.

      • Synclaire: Kyle, your on-line name is Chocolate Thunder?
        Kyle: Well, Chocolate Lover and Chocolate Desire were already taken.
        Max: I'm sure Simple Simon was free.
        Kyle: So is Yakking Unemployed Shrew. Care to log on?

      • Regine: Khadijah, you're gonna need more help than that. Come on, y'all. Let's pray. Lord, please give Khadijah some skills, before she humiliates not only herself, but those who love her and are seen daily with her in public. Amen.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Khadijah reveals her high school basketball nickname, "All-Chain."

      • Cheryl Miller is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. She was All-America at the University of Southern California, which won two national championships during her career; and a 1984 Olympic gold medallist. She later coached her alma mater, as well as the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA.

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