Living Single

Season 4 Episode 17

Playing House

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 06, 1997 on FOX
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Kyle and Max lie about out-of-town trips and sneak off to a hotel for the weekend. They insist, however, that they are not getting back together. Although their claim that there will be no romance involved in the weekend is obviously a crock, Kyle and Max eventually get into one too many arguments and head their separate ways--but not before setting up another rendezvous. After realizing that Max's and Kyle's alibis are shaky, Regine becomes determined to prove that they are together. It is Khadijah who is able to track them down and warn Max. She suggests that Max actually cares about Kyle, but her friend won't admit to this. Meanwhile, Overton and Synclaire take advantage of Kyle's absence to set up housekeeping in the apartment. They briefly worry that their constant fighting might be a sign that they aren't ready to get married, but conclude that disagreements occur in all relationships.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (17)

      • Kyle: I'm leaving ten dollars on the mini-bar. Do not, I repeat, do not buy candy.
        Max: Well, a girl has to have something sweet after two days with you. (Kyle walks across room and pulls Max to him)
        Kyle: Next time, we'll get a room with a fireplace.
        Max: And a softer bed.
        Kyle: You book the room. (they kiss)

      • Kyle: Hey, you wanna order some more room service?
        Max: Nah. I'm not hungry.
        Kyle: Wha-wha-what? Wait, wait, wait, wait. I think I went deaf for a minute. What'd you say?

      • (Khadijah calls the hotel room that Max and Kyle are staying at)
        Kyle (answers the phone): Bonjour, this is Henri. Bonjour?
        Khadijah (hangs up): Bonjour my ass!

      • Kyle (to Max): Is this gonna be one of those arguments that leads to sex? 'Cause if it is, let's just skip the argument.

      • Kyle: It has become painfully clear to me that a human being can only spend exactly 36 hours, 27 minutes and 17 seconds with you without entertaining thoughts of various felonies.
        Max: Well, the way you make love is hardly a misdemeanor.
        Kyle: You see, that would have stung if not a half an hour ago you wasn't in that bed hollering, 'Break it down, Mr. Stockbroker! B-break it down!'
        Max: But I paid the price for early withdrawal.
        Kyle: Whatever.

      • Regine: There are only eight hotels in the city that meet Kyle's standards. I will call each of them, flirt with the concierge, regardless of gender, and then I'll bust in on their little sex party and say, 'You've got the right to remain nekkid.'

      • Regine: I'm telling you, Maxine is up to something. My mission-- and I choose to accept it-- is to find out what she's doing. Or who!

      • Max: You haven't changed a bit. You're still the same tortured soul you always were.
        Kyle: You know, it's funny how I only feel tortured in your presence.
        Max: That's it. I don't need this. I'm outta here!
        Kyle: Press.
        Max (she goes to leave but turns around and presses herself up to Kyle): Are you as hot as I am?
        Kyle: Hotter, baby. Hotter.

      • Overton: For the next four days, we'll be conducting an experiment in domestic partnership.
        Synclaire: And doing it in every blessed room.

      • Regine (to Overton and Synclaire): Hi, are you the pretend married couple that just moved in? We're here to welcome you to the brownstone.
        Khadijah: Actually, we're with the Neighborhood Watch. We watched you carry in some groceries, and we hungry!

      • Kyle: I told my boss I was having a carnal rendezvous, but with Pam Grier.
        Max: Oh. So I'm Foxy Brown, huh? Yeah, well, now I can pretend you're Shaft with a clear conscience.

      • Synclaire (doing a crossword puzzle): 'A five-letter word meaning complete happiness.' O-b-i-e...exclamation point!

      • Overton: If you'll excuse us, we'll be upstairs...
        Synclaire: Mopping!

      • Khadijah: Tell me that's not my egg beater.
        Max: You don't want it back.

      • Overton: I saw it on his dresser in his bedroom when we were...
        Synclaire: Dusting!

      • Khadijah: So why did you and Kyle hook up again?
        Max: I don't know. I mean, I think it's a reincarnation thing. I think maybe I killed him in another life.
        Khadijah: Or maybe he really means something to you.
        Max: Please! Get off it. That man is like an angry rash that keeps coming back no matter how hard you try to get rid of it.
        Khadijah: But damn if it don't feel good to scratch it sometimes.

      • Kyle: Monday at five, I go back to publicly loathing you.
        Max: I loathe you already.
        Kyle: Well, I find you utterly... (Max removes her robe, Kyle stammers) Disgusting.

    • NOTES (3)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Green Acres: While Sinclair and Overton are having a miniature argument about where they would live once they were married (he wants to live up in the country, Sinclair wants to pursue her acting career on Broadway), she says, "Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue".

        This is a line from the theme song to the show "Green Acres", about a couple in a very similar situation.

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