Living Single

Season 4 Episode 23

Papa Was a Rolling Stone

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM May 08, 1997 on FOX
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Papa Was a Rolling Stone
Khadijah is annoyed when her estranged father comes to town for Synclaire's wedding. She has dinner with her parents for Mother's Day, but is hardly cordial. When she learns that Laverne saw her parents take off in a limo to Atlantic City, Khadijah chases after them. Rita assures her that she and Ed are only attending a Smokey Robinson concert. Ed tracks down Khadijah at the slot machines, and admits that he has made many mistakes in their relationship. However, it is important that Khadijah remain part of his life, as she is the only thing that truly brings him pride. He apologizes for not having a greater role in her development. Khadijah wins the jackpot with Ed's coin. Max threatens to harm Overton if he tells anyone about her affair with Kyle. Synclaire realizes he is keeping a secret. When Regine can't get Overton to crack, Synclaire confronts him. He tells her about Max and Kyle, but she isn't surprised; she has the room below Kyle's! Music: "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles), performed by bandmoreless

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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 (18)

      • (Overton is trying to program Max's new voice activated remote and she grabs it and talks into it)
        Max: Attention! This is your mother. Learn my voice or get sent back to the store. That is all.

      • Khadijah: I got a little cheek he can kiss, too.
        Max: Oh, a big one!

      • Khadijah: I still can't believe it. My mother eating with my father. I mean, whoever heard of such a thing?
        Max: Bolt the door! The four horsemen of the apocalypse are on their way!

      • Overton: Kyle and Max are doing the wild thing again.
        Synclaire: Wait, wait, wait. That's your secret? Oh, I knew that. His room is right above mine. I heard them through the vent one night. Guess what? Max coos like a pigeon.
        Overton: Child, that's Kyle.

      • Synclaire: I love brunch. It's like breakfast and lunch all rolled into one. Oh, oh! Breakfast and lunch tog...I just got that, girl!

      • Max (to Khadijah about seeing her dad): Why don't you treat him like every other man? You know, a puppy with pants.

      • (Phone rings.)
        Regine: Hello? Hello, Mother. Ooh, gossip!

      • Overton: My lips are sealed. Unlike yours, Miss Pigeon Noises.
        Max (gasping): That was Kyle.

      • Max: I guess I'll go watch Moses free his people from Egypt. They've got a show every fifteen minutes. Who's your messiah now?!

      • Synclaire: Maybe my wedding is the perfect opportunity for you two to get together to chit and chat.
        Khadijah: Chit and chat?
        Synclaire: Yeah.
        Khadijah: Well, what are we gonna chit and chat about? Why I only see him once a year? Or how are your other kids? Where is that dirt bike you promised me for my tenth birthday? Huh, where is it? Where's the bike? I never got the bike! The bike never came!
        (Synclaire signals for time-out.)
        Synclaire: Ding, ding, ding, ding! All right. I tried. You win. Happy cousin, zero. Stank attitude cousin, one.

      • Kyle: He knows.
        Max: He knows what?!
        Overton: I know y'all need to oil that boxspring.

      • Regine: Overton keeping secrets from you? Please, girl. That's like Snap and Crackle keeping secrets from Pop.

      • Regine: How nice. Two people who don't live here, and one of them's yelling. Why don't we just kick a hole in the sofa for the fun of it?
        Max: I'm down.

      • Max (to Ed): I've heard everything...everything about you. And if you take me to dinner, I'll forget it all.

      • Regine: Overton doesn't want to vacation in Australia because he's afraid of koala bears.
        Synclaire: That's absurd! When Overton was three, he fell into the koala habitat at the Cleveland Zoo. The mama koala scooped him up to safety, and he was fine. Girl, the whole thing was on Those Amazing Animals.
        Regine: I've been duped by Overton Wakefield Jones?
        Synclaire: Apparently.

      • Max: You know, this is not the real crab meat; this is fake crab meat. Not that I care.

      • Ed: Look Khadijah, I'm not trying to buy your affection.
        Khadijah: For three dollars?

      • Khadijah: I had a drive-by daddy. Every now and then, he'd roll up, throw a few empty promises my way, and keep on moving.

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