Living Single

Season 4 Episode 5

Moi the Jury

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Sep 19, 1996 on FOX
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Moi the Jury
Regine is the only juror holding up the potential acquittal of Sara McQueen, a beloved elderly movie star accused of arson. When her friends talk about the case and joke about the juror being an idiot, Regine cannot help but defend herself. Max (as an officer of the court) forces her to tell the judge that she discussed the case, and he throws Regine off the jury and finds her in contempt of court. She is sentenced to 50 hours of community service at a monastery, but gets booted for hitting on one of the monks. Regine begins to wonder if she has some deep insecurity that causes her to chatter constantly. Just then, Max arrives at the apartment and announces that Sara McQueen was caught torching a 7-11. The vindicated Regine decides that her big mouth is a gift. Synclaire worries when Harold, one of her regular callers to a hotline for unemployed actors, stops calling. After she tracks him down to see if he is all right, he is so touched by her concern that it lifts his spirits. One of his co-workers on a window-washing job comes by a few days later and tells Synclaire that Harold fell to his death, but had finally been at peace. Meanwhile, Max and Kyle play a game of strip poker.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)

      • Max leaves her coat in court after she and Khadijah drag Regine out of the court screaming. You can see it laying on the seat where she was sitting.

    • QUOTES (20)

      • Synclaire: Harold is one of my regular callers, and I haven't heard from him since Wednesday.
        Kyle: Well, maybe he found a job.
        Overton: Maybe his phone got cut off.
        Max: Or maybe he killed himself. (All glare at her) Oh, come on. Like you guys weren't thinking that?
        Overton: Yeah, maybe so, but we were able to snap our mouth shut before something stupid came tumbling out!

      • Regine: Some people were just meant to blab. I am a purveyor of information. A diva of dish. A Gabriel of gossip for all who hear my trumpet!

      • Regine: You guys don't think I have a problem, do you?
        Khadijah: Regine, you fam. So it's not fair for you to ask a question like that, point blank, and expect an answer.
        Max: Regine, you're a gossipy, dirt-dealing human bullhorn. (To Khadijah) We're not that close.

      • Overton (About Synclaire): Actors Helping Actors. It's a crisis hotline for unemployed actors.
        Max: Shouldn't she be on the other end of that phone call?

      • Kyle: Mrs. Benchley an arsonist, yeah. And Weezie Jefferson shot JFK.

      • Regine: Now if I tell you, swear it will go no further.
        Synclaire: Of course, Regine. We'll even do a pinky swear.
        Overton: Now hold on, mama. Let's see what she got first.

      • Judge Wills: I have made arrangements for you to bake bread with the Brothers of Sebastian monsatery. They have taken a vow of silence. The state can't seem to get you to shut up. Perhaps God can.

      • Judge Wills: You are an officer of the court and a public official, and you're telling me you know this...simpleton?
        Max (talking fast): I request that my name and comments be stricken from the record.
        Khadijah: You saved yourself! Don't you go down with that ship! You let it sink!

      • Regine: Even in a monastery, I still couldn't keep my mouth shut. I told this monk that he was way too fine to be a monk and the next thing I know I'm out the door with a sandal print on my behind.
        Khadijah: You macked a monk? There is a special place in hell for you.
        Regine: Did you know my first words were 'da-da'? No, not because I recognized him, but because Mommy wanted to know who spilled juice on the carpet.
        Khadijah: You know, that's not really being a blabber mouth, that's more like a tattle tale, a stool pigeon, a rat--(Regine interupts her)

      • Patrick (to Synclaire): To think when Harold told me about you, I didn't believe him.
        Khadijah: You ain't alone, buddy.

      • Max: Don't forget your pushup bra.
        Regine: Oh sure, Max. I'm just gonna strut around a bunch of celibate men who haven't seen a woman of my charms in years. Hey, this could be fun.

      • Kyle: All right, Synclaire. That's brilliant sleuthing. Tell me something. Where are your sunglasses?
        Synclaire (with sunglasses on head): You know, funny you should ask that. I have been looking for them all day!

      • Overton: It's a wedding dress for Synclaire.
        Kyle: Oh, in that case, I suggest something short to show off her legs and to reduce the likelihood of tripping.

      • Max: Freak that. You're not even supposed to discuss the case.
        Regine: You want me dead. Is that it? You just want me to explode trying to hold all this juice in.
        Kyle: Well, it seems the juice is loose.

      • Regine: You guys, I have something I have got to get off my chest.
        (Overton chuckles)
        Synclaire: Stop that!

      • Oki (to Regine): You know, sometimes the jurors in a case, they form a bond amongst themselves. And afterwards, they get together to talk over old times and share new experiences. But not on this case. Because I hate you!

      • Regine: When was the last time an innocent woman wore nude pantyhose two shades darker than her own complexion? Homegirl is hiding something.

      • Regine: I'm on some boring old trial that no one would be interested in.
        Max: I guess they match the case with the juror.

      • Synclaire: Sometimes life doesn't cooperate with our plans. But remember: disappointment ends in ointment.

      • Regine: Sara McQueen is the woman accused of the crime. Mrs. Benchley is just a character she plays. Don't confuse the actor with the role.
        Kyle: Yeah, tell that to Tootie.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Sara McQueen's fictional films include "My Mother the Boat" and "Whoops, I'm the President!"

      • While trying to convince her friends to not to confuse Sara McQueen with the kindly characters she portrays in films, Regine exclaims, "Don't confuse the actor with the role." "Yeah, tell that to Tootie," Kyle retorts. Kim Fields became famous through her portrayal of Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on The Facts of Life. During a talk show interview, Kim Coles once stated that Fields hates to be referred to as Tootie.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)