Living Single

Season 2 Episode 16

Play Ball

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 12, 1995 on FOX
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Play Ball
Khadijah hires Bobby Bonilla of the New York Mets to pen a weekly column for Flavor, just as her employees are poised to walk out over low salaries and poor working conditions. Bobby defends Khadijah, until he interprets her request for a hold on salaries as a salary cap (a major sticking point in the baseball labor dispute) and supports the strike. Khadijah insists that money is too tight to give raises, but Max warns her that she is on the verge of losing Flavor. Khadijah re-arranges her finances and agrees to give a modest salary increase. Inspired by a local video clerk's screenwriting success, Kyle and Regine try to pen an action/adventure screenplay. Tag: Bobby Bonilla is blown away by Khadijah's fastball.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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    • QUOTES (23)

      • Max: Relax, Khadijah I will help you. I gave you 2000 dollars the last time you were in trouble and I'm not about to see that go down the tubes just cause you screwed up again.
        Khadijah (Slaps her hand): My girl!

      • Kyle: I don't know, Regine. I usually work better alone.
        Max: Oh, well, we're not talking about your sex life.
        (Kyle tries to charge her, but Regine holds him back. Max blows Kyle a kiss)

      • Synclaire: What's with all the calls on hold?
        Max: I keep them there till they forget what they want.
        Synclaire: Okay. She's good on the phones.

      • Kyle: Hey people. (Looks at Max) Ugh. Satan's first born.
        Max: Hi Dad!

      • Russell: I don't care about finances. I have mouths to feed.
        Khadijah: Russell, you don't have no kids.
        Russell: But I have women.

      • Regine: I have always wanted to write a screenplay. A romantic comedy like "The Bodyguard."
        Max: That wasn't a comedy.
        Regine: Every time I saw Kevin Costner's haircut, I laughed.
        Kyle: I was thinking more action-adventure.
        Max: Oh please. Not another one of those movies where they blow everything up and some bimbo breaks her heel running through the woods in a bikini.
        Overton: And you forget about the trusty black sidekick who always gets killed during the opening credits.

      • Synclaire: If Khadijah could do something about it, she would.
        Russell: You're such a trusting girl. Can I hold your wallet?

      • Khadijah: "Bobby Bonilla of the New York Mets lives in Connecticut in a beautiful...ream ouse"? Shouldn't it say "dream house"?
        Synclaire: My keyboard's broken. I can't type any words with the letters g, h or d. If I have to type the word "Gandhi," I'm in big trouble.

      • Regine: Who are you going to bounce ideas off? Max, who thinks that Freddy Krueger is the quintessential leading man?
        Max: Ah-ah-ah-ah! What I said was, Freddy Krueger is the essence of every man.

      • Khadijah: Synclaire, you can't strike. We're family!
        Synclaire: So were Cain and Abel!

      • Kyle (to Max): You get impaled by a lightning rod in the first frame.
        Overton: It's 'cause she a sister. See, y'all playing right into the formula.

      • Khadijah: But that's my cushion. What if I get in financial trouble again?
        Max: Well, that would just be a hint-and-a-half that you don't know what you're doing.

      • Overton: Oh, now now, Regina. This could be a popular film. Maybe not domestically, but internationally...Let's consider the Republic of Togo. I'm sure they'll be lining up outside the movie hut for this one!

      • Kyle: You are going to take the opinion of a man whose favorite film is 'The Little Elf That Could?"
        Overton: Hey, don't make me madder!

      • Khadijah: You're my cousin. I could never hate you. Unless you would've held out. Then I would've had to kick your ass out of the house.
        Synclaire: That's beautiful. Except for the kicking my ass part.

      • Russell: Wait! Bobby Billionaire's cheaper than Khadijah!

      • Khadijah: Norma Rae here incited a riot at Flavor today.
        Overton: Is that so? (to Synclaire) Well, alright, my little wildcat!

      • Synclaire: You've got a lot of disgruntled employees here. Lucky for you we don't work at the post office.

      • Russell: Hear me now. I haven't had a raise in almost two years, and I've been with that big-boned Khadijah from the beginning!

      • Regine: You hear that?
        Kyle: What?
        Regine: Conflict. Kamala, the tight-fisted editor of Taste won't give in to the demands of her childlike cousin!
        Kyle: Nah. It needs a villain. (Looks at Max) Maxilla, the shrew!

      • Max: Okay. What's with the computer? Your latest ass-essory?
        Regine: I happen to be doing inventory for the boutique. It's just a coincidence that it matches my outfit.

      • Russell: Shame, shame, shame, Khadijah! Can't you hear my pockets screaming for justice? I was forced to pay for a business lunch.
        Khadijah: Russell, I'm busy right now.
        Russell: Fine. Push me aside for some overpaid cricket player.
        Khadijah (To Bobby): Excuse him. This is Russell our music editor. And it may be his last day.
        Russell: Go Mets!

      • Overton: Come on now, ladies. Let's not get ugly.
        Synclaire: Oh, it's much too late for that, isn't it?

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