Living Single

Season 5 Episode 8

Three Men and a Buckeye

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 13, 1997 on FOX
8.5
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Three Men and a Buckeye
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Overton receives tickets to the Ohio State-Michigan football game, as his uncle Smoke Eye's son is the Buckeyes' quarterback. Synclaire refuses to go, and Khadijah is unable to come along because Regine needs her to help break the news to her mother that she is moving in with Dexter. Overton decides to take Tripp. When Regine rejects Russell's desperate marriage proposal, he asks to come along to take his mind off his troubles. He drives the guys in a run-down van. They pick up a beautiful hitchhiker, only to learn from the radio that she is a robbery suspect. While she is sleeping, the guys pull over and step outside to discuss what to do. The woman steals the van. By the time the guys make it to the police station, the hitchhiker has been caught. A policeman drives Overton and Tripp to the end of the game. Tripp has the Michigan shirt ripped off his back, and Overton's cousin leads OSU to a comeback victory. Laverne is surprisingly calm upon learning Regine's news, but fears Dexter will never agree to marriage. While they are in the kitchen, Dexter slips into the living room and plays the piano. He proposes to Regine, who accepts before Laverne faints.moreless

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  • Great Episode even though there was a Michigan fan in the episode GO BUCKS!!

    10
    I loved this just for the talk of the The Buckeyes and the Browns. I don't know if one of the writers is a fan of those two teams of the actor is a fan, but it was great. Nice reference to one of the greatest rivalries ever.It was pretty funny as most of the episodes are. I thought it was also funny and someone listed it in the trivia or allusions that ther was no Howard that played for Ohio State but there was Desmond Howard was at Michigan. The Buckeyes won the game in the episode just like it should be.moreless
  • Kim Fields did not need to leave the show.

    8.4
    I thought this episode was great but why did they have to take off Kim Fields. All the end showed was Dexter proposed and she said yes and that was it. The show could have had a good bye or she could have made a appearance in the series finale.
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

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

Camille Harris

Guest Star

Don Franklin

Don Franklin

Dexter Knight

Guest Star

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

Smoke Eye Howard

Guest Star

Shaun Baker

Shaun Baker

Russell Montego

Recurring Role

Chip Hurd

Chip Hurd

Laverne Hunter

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Synclaire refuses to go to the game with Overton, telling him that she hates football and only attended games with him because they were dating. However, while asking Bobby Bonilla for an autograph in Play Ball, she says that she is more of a football fan than baseball fan (a Vikings fan in particular).

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Regine: "I need my friends, my girls, with me when I tell Mom. She doesn't usually fake a seizure when there's company."

      Khadijah: "I can't believe you're cool with this living together thing. I mean, you cried for days when Oprah let Steadman move in."

      Overton: "I'll never forget the first time Dad and Uncle Smoke Eye took me down to Columbus. Ten below zero, up in the nosebleed seats, and when Jim Otis ran that kickoff back for a touchdown, I spit the pacifier right out of my mouth."

    • Russell: "Regine, I heard the news of your pending co-habitation, and am here to extend my sincerest good wishes."
      Regine: "Russell, that is so sweet. And so totally not you."
      Russell: "I'm full of surprises. Here's another one. Marry me."

      Khadijah: "Let's give the lovebirds some privacy."
      Synclaire: "No, I'm staying! I want to hear her answer."
      (Sits next to Regine on couch.)

    • Synclaire: The last time she calligraphized was when she announced she was becoming a vegetarian. Girl, you started eating pork chops again.

    • Tripp: See, I was born on the bayou.
      Dexter: Yeah. Well, bye, you.

    • Regine: And if I never see her again, well, smooches to her.
      Khadijah: Don't you say that to your mother. How you gonna smooch your mother? That's your mama! I would never speak to my mother like that. What you talking about?
      Synclaire (at same time): Smooches? Don't you talk about your mother that way! How can you say that? Oh my goodness! Smooches? (after Khadijah stops talking) Listen here, Miss Missy, my mother and I have a special relationship. So do Khadijah and her mom. Yours is a twisted one. Strangely, it works. Go fix it!

    • Max: "I was expecting fireworks, and this is what I get? You know, as usual, Regine, you are a big disappointment!"

    • Tripp: "We are not picking up some stranger. Man, she could be a serial killer!"
      Camille: "Hey guys."
      Overton: "Hey girl. Who you for, O.State or Michigan?"
      Camille: "Buckeye to the bone."
      Overton: "Oh. Well, get on the bus."

      (Camille steals van.)
      Russell: "How 'bout that? Most women can't drive a stick."

    • Russell: "You're an elegant woman, Regine. Come now. Shimmy for me one last time."
      Synclaire (choked up): "Go ahead, girl."

      Regine: "I may belong to another man, but my shimmy will always belong to you."

  • NOTES (3)

    • Khadijah jokes that Laverne is "worse than Penny's mama on Good Times," a reference to Chip Hurd's role on that series as the abusive mother of Janet Jackson's character.

    • T-Boz previously appeared as herself in The Following Is a Sponsored Program.

    • There was never really a Damon Howard on the Ohio State football team. Ironically, Damon's "brother," Desmond Howard, played for Michigan, where he won the 1991 Heisman Trophy.

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