Living Single

Season 3 Episode 10

Mr. Big Shot

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 09, 1995 on FOX
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Mr. Big Shot
Overton wins a contest from McColgan's shaving cream and receives a chance to take a 3-point shot for $10,000 at halftime of a Knicks game. Synclaire seems to be a jinx, as he misses every shot when she steps into the gym, and regains his form the second she leaves. Even slipping a photo of her into his gym bag is enough to bring on the curse. Synclaire refuses to go to the Knick game because she doesn't want to ruin Overton's chance at the money. Overton makes the shot, then calls Synclaire and reveals (on television) that he had worn a T-shirt of the couple together. Meanwhile, Max "borrows" a dress that Regine had designed for Palo Alto and wears it to a function at the mayor's house. Regine tries to warn her that it is a tear-away dress for a catfight scene, but thinks better of it. Max repairs the dress and apologizes to Regine, but also undertakes a long list of vengeful acts against her (including setting her up with RuPaul). Tag: Max's apology and revenge.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

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      • Max: Well, that little scamp. She certainly knows how to pull a practical joke. Oh well. See you tomorrow.
        Synclaire: Uh, Max? You're scaring me. You seem a little too calm.
        Max: Well, that's how you get sometimes when your soul is settled and you know what must be done.

      • Khadijah: Check it out, Obie. I got my press pass. What do you say we go down to the locker room, kick it with the players. Take your mind off of things.
        Overton: How is that supposed to cheer me up?
        Khadijah: I don't know. But it'll sure make me feel better if I see John Starks in a strap!

      • Overton: I won the grand prize. I get to take a shot from the three-point line at the Knicks game on Saturday.
        Regine: Whoop-te-do.
        Overton: And if I hit it, I win $10,000.
        Regine: Did I mention that 'whoop-te-do' is Swahili for 'I've always been your best friend'?
        Overton: Did I mention that all my friends are over four-feet tall?

      • Overton: Hey y'all, I won! I won the McColgan's shaving cream contest.
        Synclaire: Oh, Obie! A lifetime supply of shaving cream? Our prayers have been answered.

      • Max: Come on. This is important. I'll be rubbing elbows with the mayor, the D.A., JFK Jr. There's even talk that RuPaul will be there. I mean, you don't want me to be outdressed by a drag queen.
        Regine: Max, that's not a fair comparison. RuPaul is more feminine.

      • Synclaire: I made you something.
        (Holds up sign reading 'Go Obie', with letters too close together.)
        Overton: 'Goobie'?

      • Synclaire: Maxine, I am proud of you.
        Max: Yeah, well, right is right. Of course, it didn't stop me from letting the air out of her tires and putting sugar in her gas tank. (Unfurls list.) Stealing her distributor cap. Canceling her credit cards. Ordering two dozen pizzas to be delivered in the morning, and fixing her up with RuPaul.

      • Synclaire: Oh my God, Obie! This means I'm not a jinx. I mean, I look bad on that T-shirt, but that's not really luck-related.
        Overton: A jinx? Baby, finding you was the luckiest thing that ever happened to me.

      • Regine: Look at them cheerleaders shaking their tired groove thing. Who would want to be a professional cheerleader?
        Khadijah: Didn't you try out for that squad?
        Regine: That was four years ago, when cheerleading was about something.

      • Regine: Wait for me. I just got to go and get my jacket.
        Khadijah: You're wearing it.
        Regine: Oh no. This clashes with the seats at the Garden.
        (Shrugs, as if this should have been obvious.)

      • Regine: Max, before you get comfy, Khadijah and Synclaire aren't here and we're out of pork rinds, so go home.

      • Max: I'm not going to spend that kind of money on a dress I'm only going to wear once.
        Regine: Well, then buy an expensive gown, wear it tonight, and then sell it to a hooker with similar taste.

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