Living Single

Season 2 Episode 26

Talk Showdown

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM May 11, 1995 on FOX
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Talk Showdown
Thanks to Synclaire's letter, the talk show Delia invites the roommates to appear in a segment entitled, "Roommates From Heaven, Roommates From Hell." While the "roommates from hell" end up sobbing and hugging one another, the girls are in danger of being bumped because they are too happy, and thus, not interesting. Regine tries to liven things up by speaking of her roommates' faults and portraying herself as the glue that holds everything together. A furious Khadijah blurts out that she only asked her to move in because Laverne begged Rita to help her daughter find a place to live. Regine is humiliated, and feels unappreciated. Khadijah assures her that she has grown to accept her quirks, but Regine does not want to stay where she isn't wanted. She decides to move out. Khadijah, however, is certain that the whole thing is just another ploy for attention. Tag: Everyone leaves Khadijah, who insists that Regine is coming back.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

    Jenifer Lewis

    Jenifer Lewis

    Delia Deveaux

    Guest Star

    Will Ferrell

    Will Ferrell

    Roommate From Hell #1

    Guest Star

    Marjorie Bowman

    Marjorie Bowman

    Roommate From Hell #2

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When the show returns from the second commercial break and Delia says "... Regine learned that Khadijah didn't really want her to move in at all!" rolling the "R" in Regine's name to a ridiculous point, you can see Khadijah briefly smirking at this before returning to a serious expression.

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Delia: Are there anymore friends in the audience?
        Overton: I'm Overton Wakefield Jones, I'm Synclaire's boyfriend, or in TV talk terms: significant other, non cohabitant.
        Delia: Okay. And who's boyfriend are you?
        Kyle: (chuckles) Many satisfied ladies of the greater metropolitan area.

      • Khadijah: Roommates from heaven we are not.
        Regine: That's not true. If you could see how I treat people outside this house, you'd know how close I feel to y'all.

      • Max: Are you the same Khadijah James who publishes the hip, urban, always informative Flavor magazine?
        Khadijah: Why yes, (looking into camera) I am.
        Max: Flavor is my favorite. Please tell these lucky people how they too can get the flavor.
        Delia: Well now if you're done with that shameless plug, you wanna tell us who you are?
        Max: Maxine Shaw, attorney-at-law.
        Synclaire: She practically lives with us.
        Regine: And is a welcome guest any time, day or night.
        Max: You got that on videotape, right?

      • Regine: Well, I am the glue that holds this group together.
        Khadijah: And you must have gotten a few whiffs of that glue when you was putting on your nails and hair.

      • Regine: Khadijah, this is not the outfit I laid out for you.
        Khadijah: Oh, that was you. I thought my mother stopped by to get me ready for the third grade class picture.

      • Synclaire: Khadijah, you have to do something. Regine just offered me her room.
        Max: She can't do that. We're gonna put the pool table in there, right?

      • Regine: If you think I'm so annoying, why didn't you just tell me?
        Khadijah: Regine, I am not gonna sit you down every time you get on my nerves. Who has that kind of time? Look, I've just learned to accept you for the way you are.
        Regine: Yeah, well accept this! (gets up, throws her microphone on the floor, and leaves)

      • Synclaire: Regine, don't be upset. My mother suggested that I move in with Khadijah too.
        Regine: Yeah, well, that's different. You need adult supervision.

      • Khadijah: If I had to say something--and this is really small--Regine has a tendency of holding onto her hand lotion like a dog with a bone.
        Regine: Well, and this is even smaller--Khadijah, on very rare occasion, acts as if someone died and made her queen.

      • Synclaire: Stop that. That is your nerves talking. And as a veteran of the stage, I can tell you that there is nothing to worry about.
        Regine: Honey, you've been in one play.
        Synclaire: And the audience at the Wheel of Fortune!

      • Khadijah: Regine, you are obsessed.
        Regine: I'm not obsessed. I'll just die if I don't get on that show. Say you'll do it. Say it! Say it! Say it!

      • Synclaire: Khadijah, Delia thinks we're roommates from heaven, and I think she knows a little bit more about relationships than you do--she's been married six times--all right?

      • Synclaire: Oh, wow. The Delia Deveaux Show wrote me back.
        Overton: Did they like your idea, "People Who Never Gave Up Their Imaginary Friends?"

    • NOTES (2)

      • When dressing for the talk show Khadijah refers to the APS delivery guy that dumped Regine. This guy is Darryl, (Heavy D), who dumped Regine in the episode "If The Crew Fits."

      • The girls' on-screen captions during Delia:

        • Max: "Proud freeloader"
        • Synclaire: "Most likely to need post-show counseling"
        • Khadijah: "Saddled with unwanted roommate"
        • Regine: "Taken in as charity case"

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • A man named Garth Ancier calls Regine and says he's from the Ricki Lake Show.

        Garth Ancier is the President of BBC Worldwide America who created the Ricki Lake Show.