Living Single

Season 1 Episode 15

Living Kringle

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Dec 19, 1993 on FOX
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Living Kringle
Synclaire is distraught because none of her friends seem to be in the holiday spirit. She manages to convince everyone to come together for a tree-trimming party, but the gathering breaks up quickly when Max gets a hot date, and the others are bogged down by work commitments. As her friends discover the thoughtful gifts Synclaire has left for them, they return to the apartment to thank her, only to discover that she is gone. However, she has left a detailed map leading them to her location. They find her at a bar, where her sunny demeanor has cheered the lonely bar patrons, who are now singing Christmas carols. Everyone apologizes to Synclaire for taking her for granted and failing to appreciate the holiday season. Meanwhile, Overton schemes to catch Synclaire under the mistletoe. Tag: Overton and Synclaire watch The Little Elf That Could. Music: "Joy to the World," played by greeting card; "Winter Wonderland" (Richard Smith/Felix Bernard), sung by the cast; Variations of "Deck the Halls" (Traditional) and "Little Drummer Boy" (Katherine Davis/Henry Onorati/Harry Simeone), sung by Kim Fieldsmoreless

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John Henton

John Henton

Overton Wakefield Jones

Kim Coles

Kim Coles

Synclaire (James) Jones

Kim Fields

Kim Fields

Regine Hunter

Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

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

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Khadijah James

T.C. Carson

T.C. Carson

Kyle Barker (episodes 1 - 107)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Overton: Not another fruitcake.
      Max: The worse kind. It's Kyle.

    • Max: I was just assigned a new case. My client found his wife in the changing rooms knocking boots with the department sore Santa.
      Khadijah: Ooh. Santa Claus was going to town.
      Synclaire: Santa having sex. Christmas just isn't what it used to be.

    • Synclaire: I think a starfish on a tree is a beautiful idea. Starfish come from the water, and people are mostly water. And starfish have five limbs, and people have five limbs if you count the head.
      Khadijah: You finished?
      Synclaire: I'm never sure.

    • Little Elf: Oh, maybe they're right. I'm so little. Maybe I can't.
      Synclaire (sobbing): Don't you believe it, little guy! Don't you believe it!
      Overton: Oh girl, now you got me started.

    • Kyle: These are Kwanzaa gifts, Synclaire.
      Synclaire: You bought us gifts from that Australian airline?

    • Max: Damn Synclaire! Just when I get a groove on. Now I gotta go over there and give her a big hug. In ten minutes (Michael kisses her) twenty minutes.
      Michael: I can do it in ten.
      Max: Okay, but, uh, for future reference, that's not a good thing.

    • Max: If it makes you feel any beter, I damn near killed a man to get here.
      Synclaire: Is that an apology?
      Max: For me? Yes.

    • Synclaire: Where's Santa?
      Bartender: Well, I didn't see him leave.
      Synclaire: Oh. Maybe he was supposed to bring us together. Maybe his job here is done and he's just moved on. Maybe it's all a part of the wonder and magic that is...
      (Santa comes out of bathroom)
      Santa: You know, what they say is true: you don't buy beer, you rent it.

    • Overton: Uh, Synclaire, I think I can speak for everyone when I say you're a very kind and giving woman. And you're very attractive. Okay, that's speaking for me.

    • Synclaire: When you hit your twenties, Rudolph's nose doesn't glow so bright, Frosty's not a jolly happy soul, and Santa Claus, well, he's just a big fat loser getting blitzed on beer. (to Santa) No offense, man. (Santa weeps)

    • Carolers (singing): Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight...
      (Synclaire opens window)
      Synclaire: Oh, shut up!

    • Synclaire: Please, please, please!
      Khadijah: Okay. God! Stop your whining. Where'd you learn how to beg like that?
      Synclaire: From Regine. I have to tell her it works on women too.

    • Kyle: I forgot to tape that show for you.
      Overton: My favorite holiday special.
      Synclaire: Which one is that?
      Overton: The Little Elf That Could. See, they kept telling him he couldn't, but in a surprising plot twist, it turns out he could.

    • Synclaire: And then when I was eight, I decorated the living room with icicles and snow and a little snowman. Oh, it was beautiful. And when my father finished mopping up, we got some fake snow. It actually worked out even better.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Richard Lyons would later work with Queen Latifah as her theatrical coach in the movies, "Living Out Loud," "Bringing Down The House," "Barbershop 2: Back In Business" and "Beauty Shop."

    • Edafe Blackmon went on to star in Yvette Lee Bowser's next series, For Your Love.

    • Chip Hurd, mother of Kim Fields, makes an uncredited appearance as one of the bar patrons. She would make a credited guest appearance two episodes later, and eventually had a recurring role as Regine's mother.

    • Synclaire's gifts: Starfish for the Christmas tree (Khadijah); tickets to The Nutcracker (Max); Barbie's Corvette (Regine); video of The Little Elf That Could (Overton); homemade Kwanzaa gift (Kyle).