Living Single

Season 3 Episode 11

Mommy Not Dearest

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 16, 1995 on FOX
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Mommy Not Dearest
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Max's mother, Nina, comes to town to accept an award. Max is confused when her mother insists on staying at her apartment and trying to bond with her, as they never had a particularly close relationship. When her mother decides to reveal that she once had an affair, Max can take no more. She explains that she has always been grateful to her mother for giving her the space she needed to become her own person; things cannot change completely overnight. Nina shows up at the courtroom to console Max after she loses a case, and they decide to build their relationship slowly. Kyle is perplexed as to why Nina has not even been told of his existence. Khadijah finds actor Dean Cain's wallet in a cab, and learns that he will not work until he has retrieved the lucky receipt from the breakfast he ate the day he auditioned for Lois and Clark. She refuses to return the wallet to anyone but Cain himself. Tag: Dean Cain finds that Burt Ward is a little out of touch with reality.moreless

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      • Synclaire: It's uncanny. My horoscope says, "You will read something that will predict how your day will go."

      • Nina: Tell me something you've never told anyone.
        Max: My middle name is Felice.
        Nina: I know that. I gave you that name.
        Max: Well, it's something I never tell people. I hate that name.

      • Max: Where's Khadijah?
        Regine: She's doing a 'Where Are They Now?' piece on Vanilla Ice. She's gotta wait 'til the end of his shift at Burger King.

      • Kyle: I just figured out why Max didn't tell her mother about me. If our relationship doesn't work out, she'll have to spend the rest of her life listening to her mother ask, 'Whatever happened to that guy who had it all? You know, Kyle Barker?'
        Overton: Well, why didn't Max tell her mother about you before you started dating?
        Kyle: Clearly she was inebriated by the Barker magic from the start.
        Synclaire: Even I didn't go for that one!

      • Kyle: Uh Maxine, during your cleaning frenzy did you remember to hide the… (Whispers.)
        Max (loudly): No, Kyle. Your mango-flavored body gel is still on the nightstand.
        Regine: No, you couldn't have been raised by wildebeests. They have more class.

      • Max: Why is everybody so hot to meet my mother?
        Kyle: Because we all wanted to see what Rosemary looked like 27 years after having the baby.

      • Andy: I'm not just anyone. I'm the guy who said, 'Who cares if he's twenty-one? Keep that Urkel in suspenders.'

      • Nina: For a few weeks, I leaned on somebody else.
        Max: Please. It's hard enough to imagine you leaning with Dad.

      • Burt: Any pansy can change clothes in a phone booth. It takes a special kind of man who can change while sliding down a pole.

      • Overton: Overton Wakefield Jones, batophile. I remember one show when Catwoman turned you into her love slave and made you fight Batman. I was traumatized...yet intrigued.

      • Regine (on phone): Hey Mom. No, I was just thinking about you. No, I'm not engaged. No, I'm not seeing anybody...Yeah, I'm a lesbian. That's it.

      • Max: Why can't she just take her award and go home? (Clicks heels together.) I wish she'd go home. I wish she'd go home. I wish she'd go home!

      • Burt: (to Dean Cain) So, uh, you ever use your X-ray vision to check out Wonder Woman?

      • Burt: And Aquaman--I had him over once. What a whiner. 'I need more water. I need more water.'

      • Burt: I'll tell you who gets on my nerves: Spider-Man.
        Dean: Spider-Man?
        Burt: Exactly. He does whatever a spider can. Big deal, unless you're a fly.

      • Max: (about her mother) Thanks to her, I am the woman, the Maverick, you see before you.
        Regine: Really? Then I am mad at her too.

      • Nina: Isn't this refreshing? We're not out at a fancy restaurant. Not talking law.
        Max: Yeah. You know I've never felt closer. It's like we're the Judds.

      • Khadijah: How do you know he's not an axe murderer?
        Synclaire: Do you see an axe?

      • Regine: I am here to meet your mother and confirm my theory that you were raised by wildebeests.

      • Synclaire: My mom and I talk about everything. Except Aunt Helen's ambrosia recipe. We get to arguing about the mini marshmallows vs. the big puffy ones, and somebody always runs off in tears.

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