Living Single

Season 4 Episode 16

Oh, Solo Mio

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 20, 1997 on FOX
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Oh, Solo Mio
Kyle is appointed the church's new choir director. He gives in to Regine's pleading and awards her the solo in the performance honoring the church's 50th anniversary. When he discovers that she can't sing a note, Kyle decides to save Regine from public humiliation and give the solo to the talented Latrice. After a distraught Regine throws a fit and continually disrupts rehearsal, Latrice returns the solo. Overton and Synclaire force Regine to face the truth about her singing, and she rehearses all night in the hopes of improving. She comes down with laryngitis, Kyle and Latrice take over her part, and the performance goes off without a hitch. Meanwhile, Khadijah is wary of the reactions of her fellow parishioners when she attends church for the first time in two years. Music: "There Is No Failure," performed by T.C. Carson and CeCe Winans with choirmoreless

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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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      • Khadijah: I'm thinking about wearing this dress to church on Sunday. It talked to me. Doesn't it just holler 'spirit-filled and righteous'?
        Max: Khadijah, why are you making such a big deal out of this? Just put on some pantyhose and go!
        Khadijah: Come on, now. You know how they treat people who haven't been to church in awhile. Get all up in your business. Ask you where you been, and when you sold your soul.
        Max: Khadijah, who gives a horse's biscuit what other people think? Your spirituality is between you and God. (Opens Beefcake Magazine)
        Khadijah: I can't believe you're trying to advise me on this church thing.
        Max: I go more than you do.
        Khadijah: You have more to repent.

      • Synclaire: The time has come for you to hear something. Now it may not be pretty. It may make you scared. But I'm doing this as a friend.

      • Latrice: I didn't realize how important this solo was to you.
        Regine: Important enough for you to flirt with Kyle to steal it away.
        Latrice: I wasn't flirting, at least not for a solo.

      • Regine (hoarse): You guys, I practiced so much last night, I got laryngitis.
        Synclaire: Oh, how awful.
        Overton: No, not really.

      • Regine (hoarse): I can't sing.
        Kyle: And?

      • Kyle: All right, Regine. If it means that much to you, the solo is yours.
        Regine: Thank you.
        Max: Oh my God. Did you hear that? It sounded like the bursting of a thousand ear drums!

      • Kyle: Mrs. Taylor, could you please give us that note again?
        Mrs. Taylor: Sure I can. Not that it'll help. (Regine sings, and is off key again)
        Kyle: Mrs. Taylor, can we try that again?
        Mrs. Taylor: Do we have to?

      • Regine (to Latrice): Delightful. But we're trying to rehearse and you're crowding the soloist.
        Kyle: Uh, hello. Rehearsal. House of God. Okay?

      • Regine: Mmm. Poor thing. Whoo! Some people just fiend for the spotlight. (drapes coat over shoulders and dons shades) Smooches.

      • Regine (after listening to herself on the tape): That sounds almost exactly like me, except off-key.
        Synclaire: Tragically, it's both.

      • Khadijah (listening to Regine practicing her solo): Oh my God! That voice! My God! My God, why hast thou forsaken me?!
        Overton: I guess that's what happens when you don't go to church for two years.

      • Overton: If she's as bad as you say she is, I say you owe it to her to just snatch her dream away.
        Kyle: But she's my friend. She's got her heart set on this solo. And she stinks, man!
        Overton: Well, better she hear it from one choir director than from 400 angry Christians. 'Stone her!'

      • Kyle: Regine, how noble of you. Volunteering in an emergency simply because it will give you center stage.

      • Synclaire: The choir has to perform! This is a big event. And I have the honor of directing our church members and their guests to their parking spaces.
        Overton: After three years of preparing Tang for the Sunday School with nary a gritty glass served, they finally realized my baby got skills. Work out, Mama!

      • Rev. Taylor: The important thing is that you're here now.
        Khadijah: What, that's it? No fire? No brimstone? No 'Where the hell you been?' ... Oops.

      • Max: I got a little sheet music that could use a little looking over.
        Kyle: Well, perhaps I'll stop by later and bring my instruments.

      • (Syclaire taped Regine singing and now is playing the tape)
        Overton (on tape): Excuse me, ma'am. My car broke down. May I use your phone?
        Synclaire: Well, you look pretty sweaty. You look like you could use a hot shower.
        Overton: I hurt my hand and I can't lather myself. What to do? (Synclaire stops tape)
        Synclaire: All right. Let's pretend that didn't happen. We're gonna flip this bad boy over. Edit that out.

      • Synclaire: Hey. How's bible study going?
        Khadijah: Cool. Moses is at the burning bush. But see, I ain't got to read that part, 'cause I saw the movie.

      • Rev. Taylor: Just sit tight. It's gonna be a lovely service.
        Khadijah: He must not know Regine is singing.

      • Synclaire (to Regine): I recorded you while you were in the bathroom.
        Overton: Which is the only place you should ever be allowed to sing.

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