Living Single

Season 5 Episode 12

To Catch a Thief

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 01, 1998 on FOX
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To Catch a Thief
Synclaire's embittered colleague Marco steals her act and uses it in his one-man show. Synclaire is furious, but agrees to back off after learning that he needs money to pay his child support. Phil, the head of the Gotham Players, informs Synclaire that Marco has no children; and collects substantial alimony payments from his ex-wife, Joyce DeWitt of TV's Three's Company. Synclaire and Overton bring Joyce to one of Marco's performances, where she rips up their alimony agreement because he failed to report income. When Marco begins to bomb, Synclaire takes the stage to help him out. She catches the eye of Tony Jonas, president of Warner Brothers Television, who offers her the chance to audition for the role of a renegade nun in a new series. Max reveals that she has become pregnant through a sperm donor. Khadijah chastises her for behaving so impulsively, but agrees to support her. She remarks that the child might force Max to grow up. Roni and Tripp flirt shamelessly during a game of Monopoly, and while walking Max's new--and uncontrollable--dog. Music: "What the World Needs Now Is Love" (Jackie DeShannon), performed by Kim Coles and Sam McMurraymoreless

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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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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Khadijah (to Tripp and Roni): "For the love of God! Would you just take your thimble over to one of my hotels and get it on already?"

        Tripp: "We are just friends. Roni has a boyfriend."
        Roni: "Actually, we broke up."
        Tripp: "Really?"
        Roni: "No, but I like your enthusiasm."

        Synclaire: "Marco, you'd do that for me? How unselfish. How generous. You're not trying to get in my drawers, are you?"

      • Synclaire: "Great show, Marco. I really connected with the material. Now I'm gonna connect with your two-faced character-stealing ass!"

        Overton: "Baby, come on. You know you're wrong. You got to lead with your ring hand. Do more damage that way."

        Synclaire: "You pathetic, low-down, sleazy..."
        Overton: "Backstabbing, pathetic...Oh, you already said 'pathetic.'"

        Overton: "Talk about tears of a...clown."

      • Synclaire: "I wonder why he didn't tell us about this."
        Overton: "'Cause he's unfunny, talentless, and prefers to bomb in private."

        Max: "I need somebody. You've got Scooter. Overton and Synclaire, they've got each other. Even the diva midget went out and found somebody."

      • Overton: Either we're having flash flood warnings, or my baby's about to launch into my favorite character. Well, my favorite vertical character anyhow.

      • Joyce (to Marco): "You said you weren't working. But here you are, dishing out the garbage." (to Synclaire) "I'm so sorry. I'm sure it's much better when you do it."

        Marco: "Tony, I could be a renegade nun."
        Overton: "Yeah, and you could also be an actor, but tragically, you're not."

        Tripp: "So, you want to have a nice candlelight dinner?"
        Roni: "Really?"
        Tripp: "No, but I like your enthusiasm."

      • Khadijah: "You know, it takes a village to raise a child. In your case, it's gonna take about five boroughs."

        Max: "You know, it's just a thought. Just a thought. Maybe, you know, 'cause with all much, maybe you'd consider being a wet nurse."
        (Khadijah looks down and covers chest.)
        Khadijah: "No!"

      • Synclaire: "Obie, Marco stole my act!"
        Overton: "Yeah, and by the looks of things, he took one of my belts, too."

        Max: "I was searching for fulfillment and something in my gut told me this is it."
        Khadijah: "That's your problem! Always thinking with your stomach!"

        Phil: "Phil has a plan. And if I do say so myself, it is diabolique."
        Overton: "'Diabolique'? Boy got a little Joan Crawford in him."

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