Living Single

Season 3 Episode 18

Tibby or Not Tibby

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Feb 08, 1996 on FOX
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Tibby or Not Tibby
Overton receives an unexpected visit from his beloved Uncle Tibby. He is not impressed with Synclaire, as he believes she is trying to "get her hooks" into Overton. He urges Overton to dump her immediately. Synclaire overhears this, and is deeply hurt. Overton assures her that he is not swayed by his uncle's opinion, and offers to prepare a special dinner to get Tibby to warm up to Synclaire. When Tibby continues to criticize her, Overton orders him to leave. He explains that he cannot go home, as his wife threw him out for offering his brutally honest opinion about her children's choir. He apologizes to Synclaire, and admits that the fact that she reminds him of his wife may have been to blame for his attitude. Overton and Synclaire urge him to call his wife and patch things up. Kyle reluctantly gives Max the expensive bracelet (engraved with the message, "To Max, Always on my mind. Kyle") he purchased before their break-up. She pawns it to buy fake crocodile skin boots, and taunts him. After Kyle repurchases it for his new flame, Regine notes that Max seems to have regrets. Tag: Overton and Synclaire agree with Tibby's assessment of choir. Music: "On Broadway," sung by Kim Colesmoreless

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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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • After reading the bracelet, which Kyle had engraved, "Always on my mind," Max cracks, "Doesn't Willie Nelson have enough problems without you stealing his lyrics?" However, Nelson didn't write the song and wasn't the first person to record it.

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Kyle: You hocked a $400 bracelet for a pair of fake crocodile roach stompers?!
        Regine: Wait, wait, wait! Before you two come to blows, give me time to just pop some popcorn.
        Max: You spent that much money on me? I must have really rocked your world.
        (Kyle leaves.)
        Regine: No Kyle! Wait. Come on! The bag hasn't even popped yet.

      • Synclaire: I'd be known as the trollop that drove a wedge between you and your favorite uncle. And your resentment would grow, and one day you'll be taking a blowtorch to my trolls and not even know why.
        Overton: It's kind of hard to argue with logic like that.

      • Max: Look Synclaire, being disliked is often a sign that you're strong. That you have character. That people respect you.
        Regine: Or that you're a hag that people put up with because Khadijah insists on dragging your behind around with her.
        Max: Don't be so hard on yourself.

      • Khadijah (to Kyle): Why don't you just give it to her and move on?
        Regine: Oh yeah! And then every time she looks at it, she'll think of what a great guy she lost. And this will torment her, forcing her to move to another time zone.

      • Regine: Well, sweetie, maybe you'll meet somebody else named Max.
        Kyle: God couldn't possibly hate me that much.

      • Tibby: The room is overflowing with beauty.
        Regine: Oh now, Uncle Tibby, it's not fair of you to focus all your attention on me.
        Max: Especially if you just ate.

      • Kyle: Is there no safe haven for me anywhere? Down here, the hound from hell. Upstairs, Uncle Fish Fry.

      • Overton: You can't come in here talking about the woman that I love. Man, she's the best thing that ever happened to me. And if you can't get with that, you'll have to take them neckbones to go.

      • Max: Poor little turned-out Kyle. You still aren't over me yet.
        Kyle: Well, actually, the druggist had a spray for that.

      • Max: "Always on my mind, Kyle." Doesn't Willie Nelson have enough problems without you trying to steal his lyrics?

      • Tibby (to Synclaire): You're just a 24-hour cup of coffee, aren't you?

      • Regine: Is this one of those gifts that says, "I'm sorry we broke up. Let's get naked and reconcile?"

      • Synclaire: He even called me 'bippity-boppity.'
        Max: That's amazing. Who knew there's a word that so perfectly describes you?

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