Living Single

Season 4 Episode 14

The Clown That Roared

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 23, 1997 on FOX
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The Clown That Roared
Synclaire lands a job as a clown sidekick on a popular television show, thanks to Kyle's business ties to the producer. She is appalled to discover that her new boss is a 12-year-old tyrant, and tries to teach him some respect. This leads to an embarrassing on-air tirade against the boy. In the meantime, Overton continues to battle his clown phobia, with limited success. Khadijah accuses Regine of stealing her grandma's recipe for raisin cookies to win a baking contest, and each shares her slightly biased version of the events with Overton. They later discover that Max's sloppiness is to blame for the misunderstanding, but refuse to apologize to each other.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 (10)

      • Khadijah: You only care about three people: Regine, Regine and Regine's wigmaker.

      • Overton: Our twins, Syncloverton and Overclaire, will have more respect for authority.
        Kyle: Yeah, but with names like that, who's gonna have any respect for them?

      • Regine (in Khadijah's story): Nothin' says lovin' like somethin' stolen from grandma's oven.

      • Khadijah: Obie, Synclaire's back.
        Overton: Clown!

      • Regine (in her story): "God bless you, my hip-hop friend."

        Regine (in her story): "Lord, I thank you for the gift of baking."

        Khadijah: "Regine, I do not talk like that! Your story is wack!"

      • Overton: "She's right, Regine, considering you used Mom-Mom's recipe while wearing an inappropriate cocktail frock."

        Regine (in her story): "Is that the new issue of Flavor?"
        Khadijah: "Uh-huh. True dat. True dat. Yo, word. Every page in here is fly. And page seven? Fly the most like hot buttered toast."

      • Overton: "Khadijah, it pains me to say this, but girl, you know you're lying. You know very well Max ain't never rolled up in this house with her own food."

        Regine (in her story): "I would never steal from your Mom-Mom. Why, that's as foreign to me as demon gossip!"

        Max: "Regine, your feelings are hurt because Khadijah accused you of lying. Khadijah, you accused Regine of lying because she lies. Easy solution: Regine, don't lie; Khadijah, don't care. Now that I've solved the mystery of the pruny smooches, can I please get some Chinese mustard?"

      • Regine: At least I don't think I'm queen of the planet. Let's set it off!

      • Overton: "I'd love to go with you, my harlequin honey, but I haven't completely conquered my fear of...clowns."
        Synclaire: "How come you're able to watch Boxcar Bernie?"
        Overton: "Well, baby, that's a TV clown. It's not like he can reach through the screen and rip out my soul."

        Khadijah: "You know, Regine, my mom-mom's gonna be out all day if you wanna go over there and steal her social security check."
        Regine: "Oh good. And while I'm at her house, I'll steal her shawl and her dentures. Oh, and I'm sure her heart medication has a high street value."
        Overton: "Well, it seems I've taken a little trip to Sarcasticville."

        Max (in Khadijah's story and Regine's story): "Hey people. I'm too lazy to go to the store to get my own plum sauce. It's good to know I can sponge off of you two without ever havng to pay you back. Suckers."

      • Curly: There's no way I'm having Shari Lewis on my show. I mean, the woman walks around with her hand up a sheep's butt.

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