Living Single

Season 2 Episode 3

They've Gotta Have It

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Sep 15, 1994 on FOX
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They've Gotta Have It
Regine grows weary of her tendency to date vain, tiresome men. She feels as though she is just going through the motions. Synclaire gives her a brochure about a seminar intended to help women break their dependence on men. When Regine attends her first session, she is shocked to find that Max is taking the class. The instructor assigns the students to take themselves on a date, but Regine and Max are so bored alone that they decide to go out together. Max explains that she took the seminar because she was not fulfilled by her one-night stands, and realized she had hit rock bottom when she slept with Kyle. She tells Regine that there is nothing wrong with seeking a relationship, as long as you don't base your self-worth on whether you have a man. They agree that they are doing just fine spending the evening without men. It is then revealed that Max and Regine are at a strip club. Overton sends Synclaire gifts from a secret admirer, but decides to call it off when she constantly speculates about the man's identity (and actually starts to believe that the King of Jordan is her admirer). Tag: Overton and Synclaire in Superman parody.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 (19)

      • Max: Well, good luck dating yourself Shaquan, you're gonna need. Lord knows how you can afford it.
        Regine: Hey, Max, hey girl, you got a date finally without yellin' out the car window!

      • Doctor: Max is what I'd like to call a loan shark. She's borrowed some grief from a few men in her past and now she wants to pay them all back, and with interest. (Regine smiles at this) Now, Shaquan, as if that's your real name. You're in a special catogory that I'd like to call Olympians.
        Regine (proudly): You hear that? I'm an Olympian.
        Doctor: You go for the gold but not your own, because you're too afraid to compete. You want a man to run your race for you. (Max smirks, Regine's smile disappears)

      • Regine: Khadijah, what's my problem?
        Khadijah: Which one? (Regine shoves her) Regine, you only date vain, pretencious, superfical men.
        Regine: Rich, though.

      • Max: You'll date any man who can breathe and reach for his wallet at the same time.
        Regine: Ooh. Words of wisdom coming from Kyle's concubine.

      • Khadijah: Only people who pay rent are allowed to draw blood in this apartment.
        Max: I'll write you a check. (Shoves table and lunges for Regine)

      • Kyle: Regine's my kind of woman. Completely transparent.
        Max: I thought your kind of woman was completely sedated.
        Kyle: Max, stop throwing yourself at me.

      • Khadijah: Okay, Max. Question number nine: "After sex, I feel like A.) Cuddling. B.) Talking. C.) Compulsively washing my hands."
        Max: I'll take "D" Sending him out for snacks and locking the door behind him.
        Synclaire: Max, you wouldn't really treat a man like that.
        Khadijah: Remember that guy running down the street in a pink bathrobe carrying a box of Fig Newtons? That was one of hers.

      • Khadijah: You know, Regine. I'm throwing a seminar myself next week. It's only a thousand dollars. It's called, "My Roommate's a Fool."

      • Khadijah: All right, Regine. Have fun dating yourself. Have your butt home by eleven. And don't you try anything funny.

      • Overton: I was just trying to romance her in my own special way.
        Kyle: By sending her gifts from some other man.
        Overton: Clearly you revealed the flaw in my plan.

      • (Regine enters hallway)
        Kyle and Overton: Hey Regine.
        (Regine glares at them and enters apartment)
        Overton: Don't you just hate it when the Food Mart runs out of Advil?

      • Regine (upon seeing Max in the self-help class): Well, well, well, if isn't Ms. Hornier Than Thou.
        Max: You're in the wrong class. Gold Diggers Promiscuous is down the hall.
        Regine: You're calling me promiscuous? ... Doctor?
        Doctor: Question, yes?
        Regine: Is there something wrong with a woman who needs to have the ceiling fans removed from her home because (looks at Max) she keeps loosing the heels off of her shoes?!
        Max: But doctor, isn't it worse to be a woman that thinks of the Fortune 500 as a to-do list?! (looks at Regine)

      • Max: Just starting your date? Mine's over. It took me all of twelve minutes to be myself, know myself, love myself. Quite frankly, I'm sick of myself.

      • Syclaire: I saw this listing for a seminar 'Finding the You Within', and the instructors this famous doctor that I saw on Oprah. She made Oprah and Whoopie cry.
        Regine: For real?
        Khadijah: Regine, you are a fool if you spend one dime on that crap. But, if you need help that bad (holds up her fist) for only two hundred I'll make 'ya cry.
        Regine: Khadijah, please, if I really wanted to be in a room full of unsatisfied women yak-yak-yakking about their problems, I'd stay here and talk to y'all.

      • Overton: The way she fantasized about this guy, I felt like Clark Kent listening to Lois Lane talk about Superman.
        Kyle: But in "Superman II," Clark revealed his true identity to Lois and they hooked up.
        Overton: Yeah. And while that was happening, the whole world was destroyed!

      • Regine: I tracked down Mr. Gold Card, Griffy Johnson.
        Khadijah: How did you find him?
        Regine: Simple. Scent and fabric. I identified his citrus and sandalwood cologne and traced it to Scott Henry's Custom Parfumerie. His suit--raw silk twill. Undoubtedly Julian of Paris, the silk twill king. A quick cross-reference and I had his address and his phone number.
        Syclaire: Ooh, you're good. I'm tryin' to track down my cousins in California. I think they wear Brut.
        Khadijah: Not on my side of the family.

      • Max (enters the seminar): Well, my name is Maxine... (Regine turns to look at her, Max quickly changes the subject) How we supposed to make pots up in here without any clay?

      • Synclaire (reading letter): "My dearest Synclaire, I've been convicted of a terrible crime I did not commit. I have also contracted an extremely contagious skin fungus. Furthermore, I've been drafted by the French Foreign Legion? I feel this means goodbye forever. Yours truly, Guess Who?" Can you believe it?
        Kyle: Just barely.

      • Regine: Look at tonight. We did okay without men.
        Max: Are you kidding? We excelled without men.
        P.A. Announcer: Ladies, Men Overboard is proud to present, "Police and Cowboys on Parade."(Strippers appear)

    • NOTES (1)

      • In the seminar Regine uses the same name (Shaquan) that Max used in Club Zina in the "Great Expectations" episode. This was originally Synclaire's nickname to be later stolen by Max when talking to Goldie.

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