Living Single

Season 1 Episode 13

Love Takes a Holiday

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 21, 1993 on FOX
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Love Takes a Holiday
Stacey, the Flavor photographer, is unable to supply any cheerful photos for the holiday issue because she is depressed and angry over a break-up with her boyfriend. Khadijah tries to cheer her up by inviting her to hang out with the girls. When she meets Kyle, they immediately take a liking to each other. Kyle falls head over heels, but Stacey is not interested in another serious relationship. Khadijah and Synclaire ask her to break up with him before he gets hurt. Stacey is unable to go through with it, and shows up at Thanksgiving dinner on Kyle's arm. Max can no longer stand to watch Kyle make a fool of himself. She takes him to the kitchen and warns that Stacey is using him. Kyle tests Stacey by asking her to come to his parents' house for Christmas, and she promptly breaks up with him. Everyone struggles to boost Kyle's spirits, and he later thanks Max for looking out for him. Tag: Max loads up on leftovers and talks with Kyle. Music: "Reunited" (Peaches and Herb), sung by Kim Colesmoreless

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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 (21)

      • Khadijah: Kyle, that girl just had her heart broken. She's in no condition to be talking to men.
        Max: Or to you.

      • Max: Perpetrating. What do you know about photography?
        Kyle: I know that you're underdeveloped.

      • Kyle: She loves my sense of humor. I'm always making her laugh.
        Max: Maybe you should keep your clothes on.

      • Kyle: Hello ladies. Max.
        Max: Hey Kyle. You're looking well for you first day up on two legs.

      • Khadijah: Stace, what are you doing for Thanksgiving?
        Stacey: I don't know. I was planning on renting a movie, eating some chocolate and making a voodoo doll.
        Max: Well, you can do that here. I'll bring my stickpins.
        Khadijah: Yeah why don't you hang out with us? We're gonna stuff ourselves with turkey, then lie on the couch and moo.
        Stacey: Sure I'll come. Can I bring anything?
        Regine: See Max, that's what you do when you come over to someone's house. See, you offer to bring something.
        Max: I bring my charm and my wit.
        Regine: Yes, dear. But if you'd offered, we'd say, "No-o."

      • Stacey: But can we not talk about men, relationships or sex?
        Khadijah: Fine. (to Synclaire) We'll just pass notes on napkins all night.

      • Kyle: I can't believe she just left me like that. I'm Kyle, baby. This kind of thing does not happen to me. I feel so stupid.
        Synclaire: Everybody plays the fool sometime.
        Max: Kyle, you deserve better. She's not worth it. Good Lord, he's ugly when he cries.
        Khadijah: Kyle, you are a sweet, intelligant, good-looking man. (Max goes to say something but Khadijah puts her hand up in her face, without even looking towards Max)

      • Synclaire: Love knows no time. People got together every day on The Love Boat. Except for Isaac, who only fell in love when they could find a black woman.

      • Max: If Kyle wants to tiptoe along the edge of an empty pool, I say we push him in.
        Regine: I can't believe y'all are going on and on about Kyle and you haven't said boo about my new holiday wig.

      • Stacey: Don't ever date a musician.
        Synclaire: Unless it's Tito Jackson. He's so cute.

      • Synclaire: I'm a woman of the nineties too, you know.
        Stacey: Then you understand. Sometimes it's just a physical thing.
        Synclaire (To Khadijah): Is that what she meant?

      • Khadijah: It's always romantic when two shallow people get together and become uninvolved.

      • Synclaire: Looks like Kyle's been bitten by the love bug.
        Khadijah (with Jamaican accent): Right on the ass.

      • Max: Look at Kyle, fawning all over her. It's pathetic.
        Regine: Damn. I should've invited a date.

      • Khadijah: I don't get you, money. You act like you can't stand Kyle but you were the first one to warn him about what was comin'. I think you're gettin' sentimental in your old age.
        Max: No. I just figured that if anyone was gonna inflict pain, I ought to be in on it.
        Synclaire: Old softhearted Max.
        Max: Yeah, well, I gotta go.
        Regine: It's amazing. You come up in here with nothing, yet you leave with enough food to last you a week.
        Max: That's where you underestimate me, my little friend. I'll be back for breakfast.

      • Kyle: There's nothing embarrassing about how we feel for each other. I don't care who knows it.
        Overton: Yeah, that's true. This morning, Kyle spelled out, "Kyle loves Stacey" in his Alpha Bits. 'Course, they never make enough S's, so it really said, "Kyle love Tacey."
        Max: Personally, I think it's always refreshing to see Kyle with a woman who's not inflatable.
        Kyle: That's funny, Max. That's funny. I love that face, look at that face. (Kyle grabs her face and holds it)
        Max: All right, that's it. Kyle, kitchen.
        (Now in the kitchen)
        Kyle: Max what's goin' on with you?
        Max: Me? What about you? It's hard enough watching you coo and cuddle but when you start to get cutesy with me. I have to speak on it.
        Kyle: Max, what are you talkin' about?
        Max: Here it is: A, You're in love. B, she's not. Ergo, you look like a fool.
        Kyle: Tsk tsk. Max, this is so sad. I mean, you look at a couple like us and you figure, "That'll never be me."
        Max: That's right. That'll never be me, because I'm smart enough to know when I'm being played. Kyle, the girl's using you. She don't want you.
        Kyle: Max, you couldn't be more wrong. I mean, if Stacy didn't have feelings for me, why would she have accepted the braclet?
        Max: Maybe she has feelings for jewelry.

      • Khadijah: That must be him. Now let's show him a little kindness. Max, do what you can.

      • Khadijah: Synclaire, can we have some privacy?
        Synclaire: If you want privacy, build a whole wall.

      • Overton (On going to the Macy's Day Parade): Well Synclaire, looks like it's down to you and me. Standing on that parade route, our hearts full of joy, our thermoses full of hot cocoa, and our favorite cartoon characters full of nonflammable helium.

      • Stacey: Six worthless years.
        Synclaire: Wow. That's a long time. If you'd had a kid in the first year, he'd be five now, huh?

      • Khadijah: Synclaire, do you mind? You're humming.
        Synclaire: I'm sorry. I don't know the words.

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      • The title of the episode is a reference to the play, Death Takes a Holiday. In the play Death takes human form for 3 days to see way humans value life so much. While he is on "vacation" nobody dies. The play was orginally written in French by Alberto Casella, and then translated into English by Walter Ferris. The play was adapted for the big screen in 1934. It broke the box office records for its time and became a legendary classic.