Living Single

Season 3 Episode 19

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 15, 1996 on FOX
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Khadijah takes a second job as a night security guard at an old-folks home to pay for improvements in Flavor, which faces stiff competition from a copycat magazine called Savor. These worries are compounded when she learns that Scooter is dating another woman. Khadijah develops insomnia, and behaves extremely erratically. She follows her mother's advice and begins seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. Bryce. She shows up at the office in a wig because she fears that her friends would treat her like a mental patient if they knew about her session (which proves to be true). Dr. Bryce notes that Khadijah seems to put everyone else's needs ahead of her own, and believes that she is suffering from a mild form of depression. Even when Savor flops, Khadijah's mood does not improve. She admits that she has begun to think about all she has sacrificed for her magazine, and wonders if it is worth it. She agrees to continue to see Dr. Bryce, but the doctor first instructs her to take a one-week vacation. Synclaire's gig as a clown at a child's party forces Overton to confront his clown phobia, which dates back to a nasty childhood incident involving a circus elephant. Tag: Dr. Bryce shows Overton a series of ink blots.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

    Jasmine Guy

    Jasmine Guy

    Dr. Jessica Bryce

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    Shaun Baker

    Shaun Baker

    Russell Montego

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    • QUOTES (14)

      • Synclaire: So how was (Syclaire makes quote gestures with her hand) 'lunch?'
        Khadijah: Fine. Why?
        Synclaire: Do we feel better now that we've (Syclaire makes quote gestures with her hand) 'eaten'?
        Khadijah: Synclaire, I don't know what the (Makes quotes gestures) 'hell' you're talking about.

      • Khadijah: I'm the one who helps people with their problems. Maybe I should try talking to myself. Always works for Synclaire.
        Dr. Bryce: Synclaire?
        Khadijah: My cousin. Now that's somebody who could use some couch time. Shoot. Or my roommate Regine. Girl, she's still waiting to exhale.

      • Synclaire: I got it! Watch this.
        (Tries to juggle fruit. Drops it all. Max picks up piece of fruit and takes a bite.)
        Max: All right now. Next time, try this with some chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy.

      • Max: Overton, if you don't like clowns, why are you hanging with Kyle?
        Kyle: Maxine, I am trying to help a person. You remember people. They're the ones with the torches who chased you out of the castle.

      • Khadijah: Everybody around here is acting like I'm losing it. Just because I surfed down the subway steps on a bus ad and hid behind this blind congo player until the heat was off.

      • Khadijah: What is this? I haven't cried since Mufasa died in 'Lion King.' Damn those hyenas!

      • Max: When I was at Evans and Bell, they made everyone spend an hour with this guy who called himself a professional psychologist.
        Khadijah: You never told me that.
        Max: Because the man said nothing worth repeating. Sure, he went on and on about how I had inappropriate hostility, and difficulty dealing with men, and that I was in denial. Ah! Have you ever heard such crap in your life?

      • Max: What's the problem? Anxiety? Low self-esteem? Obsessive thoughts of random arson? I've been there, girl!

      • Khadijah: Depression? Now that's when you sit around all day eating cookie dough and crying at United Negro College Fund commercials.

      • Synclaire: Khadijah, when things are tough and I'm feeling blue, three words of wisdom: woo-woo-woo.
        Khadijah: It's a sad day when Synclaire has the deepest thing to say.
        (Synclaire puts on clown nose.)
        Synclaire: I'm the deepest.

      • Regine: I was sound asleep, when suddenly I'm awakened by the sound of someone's mind snapping.

      • Khadijah: I'll be armed with a bottle of estrogen pills and a tube of denture cream.
        Max: Great. If a thug attacks her, she can glue his mouth shut and give him breasts.

      • Overton: That's the problem with you white collar types. Your plush offices and your fancy E-mail make you soft. Start jumping at your own shadow.
        (Synclaire enters in clown suit.)
        Synclaire: Hello there! Synclarabelle's here.
        Overton: Clown!
        (Runs out.)

      • Regine: Khadijah, honey, as your friend, I think you need therapy.
        Khadijah: Well, that's good advice from somebody who's baking her head while she sleeps.

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