Living Single

Season 3 Episode 15

Scoop Dreams

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 25, 1996 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
9 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

Scoop Dreams
Ivan is injured while riding his bike across the ice at Rockefeller Center to make a rush delivery for Flavor, and loses his job. Synclaire encourages Khadijah to give him a job, but she is frightened by his devotion to her. After learning that Ivan is a top journalism student, she hires him as a copy aide. Khadijah grows tired of Ivan's ridiculous story ideas, so she sends him to a celebrity hairdressing convention. He returns with a tape recording that suggests that Rev. Jesse Jackson has accepted a cabinet position. Having earlier been scooped by the competition on a music industry shake-up, Khadijah decides to run the story without verification. She is humiliated to discover that Rev. Jackson was discussing the renovation of his home, and is forced to pull all the issues from the shelves. A distraught Ivan is ready to give up journalism, but Khadijah takes the blame. She explains that--while Ivan is too raw to know any better--she has years of experience, and should not have ignored basic procedure. Overton is stung when his close friend Jeff selects Kyle to be his newborn son's godfather. When Kyle realizes the responsibility involved, he seeks Overton's assistance. Tag: The christening of Kyle's godson.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
    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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (18)

      • Regine: I was at the video store's return bin for twenty minutes waiting on this movie, so I'm gonna turn off whatever tired little thing y'all are watching and pop this in.
        Max: 'Faint Pulse.' That's a good flick.
        Synclaire: I never really got the ending though.
        Max: Quintella was the murderer. The reason why they found lipstick on the lamp is because one of his multiple personalities was a woman.
        Regine: You are a virus with braids.
        Max: And you're a leprechaun with a weave.

      • Ivan: Isn't this one of those moments that you get so caught up in it that you grab the closest person to you and you give them a big, wet kiss on the mouth?
        Khadijah: You know, you're right. Oops! Moment just passed.

      • Regine: Isn't that something? Woman goes through nine months of pregnancy, two days of labor, and he gives the man props.
        Max: Oh, come on. Give him a break. He was involved in the process for about eighteen seconds.

      • Russell: Stay away from my copy, you dizzy limping sophomore.

      • Khadijah: Just write up a correction.
        Russell: Should I blame you, or everybody but me?

      • Synclaire: Khadijah, question. In the Temptations' song, 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone,' they say, 'All he left us was alone.' Now did they mean 'alone' without a father, or 'a loan' you get from the bank?

      • Russell: We should have listened to the hop-along messenger boy.

      • Regine: I can't believe you're still eating that dead animal flesh. You really should consider becoming a vegetarian.
        Max: The chicken was a vegetarian. So every time I take a big bite out of this, I get all the vegetables it had.

      • Overton: Oh Lord! Look at the next one: Cecil.
        Kyle: It's pronounced 'Seh-sil.'
        Overton: Oh, that's cool. So instead of calling him a sissy, the other hoodlums will just call him... (snaps fingers) Sessy.

      • Ivan: Thanks, Khadijah. You're just a beacon of hope with a body that won't quit, aren't you?

      • Ivan: So what you're saying is that you want me to stay at Flavor, and you realize that you're looking into the eyes of your soulmate.
        Khadijah: 'Yes' to the first part, 'Fool, get a grip!' to the second.

      • Ivan: I figured I'd come in and get a few advance copies of Flavor. One for my professor, a couple for my family. And I'll take the remainder and just run up and down the street yelling, 'Extra! Extra!'
        Russell: Try running up and down the street yelling, 'I'm a goathead! I'm a goathead!'

      • Kyle: I wanted to make sure my godchild has all the finer things in life.
        Max: Then you should resign immediately...honey.

      • Ivan: Khadijah, I can see it now. You and I side by side, sniffing out stories and writing till night. Falling asleep in each other's arms and waking up for another day of reporting and snuggling.
        Khadijah: Synclaire, when you visit me at the sanitarium, just make sure they do my hair and wipe the drool off my chin.

      • Overton: I just thought that Jeff and I had a understanding. He said that if he ever had a baby, I'd be the godfather. But I guess you can't expect a man to keep a promise he made while you were adminstering CPR.

      • Ivan: Okay, Khadijah. I understand why you won't make room for me here at Flavor. So what if I'm at the top of my sophomore class, news editor of the school paper, and have a fire in my belly big enough to fry a pork chop.

      • Ivan: To quote the immortal Donna Summer, "I feel love. I feel love. I feel love!"

      • Synclaire: Ivan, I just called for a messenger thirty seconds ago. How did you get here so fast?
        Ivan: Well, to quote a modern-day poet, Jeffrey Osborne, 'On the wings of love.'

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (0)