Living Single

Season 4 Episode 10

Virgin Territory

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Nov 21, 1996 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Virgin Territory
Max is stunned to learn that her boyfriend, Gary, is a virgin. She has serious doubts as to whether she should deflower him, but eventually goes through with it. She is saddened when Gary heeds her advice and decides not to crowd her, but maintains her bravado in front of her friends. Kyle sees through her act and realizes that she is hurt, and she confesses that she can no longer simply chew men up and spit them out. Kyle takes her to dinner to talk things over. Khadijah, following Regine's suggestion, "borrows" some ski clothing for a weekend with Charles. Her plan goes awry when the store burns down before she can get a refund. Music: "Teach Me Tonight" by Al Jarreaumoreless

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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)

      • If you notice that after Khadijah returns from her ski trip and she sits in the chair to tell the girls about her trip, her jacket is zipped then unzipped. As the girls recount their "first time" it continues to be zipped and unzipped.

        ALSO...this one is sneaky!!! If you notice that the bottle of bubbly Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake is holding in his left hand (lovingly hiding his wedding ring) is the SAME bottle of bubbly Gary, Max's virgin boyfriend, brings on the night he is "de-flowered." For confirmation check out that the bottle has the the very same flower like label or pattern on it. Pretty sneaky!!!!!

        Also, Gary "pops" the CD in very quickly and the music automatically starts. It seems like he turns, then the music starts almost instantly.

    • QUOTES (16)

      • Regine (as Khadijah is trying on some of Syclaire's winter clothes): No, uh-uh, I am not about to let my best friend go to Vermont's exclusive ski resort lookin' like big foot at a tag sale. Let me take you shopping.
        Khadijah: Bump that. This stuff maybe ugly but it's free.
        Regine: Khadijah, allow me to introduce to you somethin' I like to call 'return churn'. You buy what you need for the weekend, then reutrn it.
        Syclaire: That's stealing, missy!

      • Max: I got my tires rotated, and poor, obsessed Gary is at home trying not to call me.
        Kyle: I wouldn't worry about Gary. I'm sure he's home right now trying to put his eyes out.
        Synclaire: I gotta run. We're looking at reception halls today and Obie's friend offered us his roller rink. The receiving line's gonna go by like that. (Snaps fingers) Zip!
        Regine: Oh, there is no rest for the tasteful. Hold up, Synclaire.
        (They leave. Kyle applauds)
        Max: You have to learn to bark and play the horns with your nose if you want to make it at Sea World, Kyle.
        Kyle: Brilliant performance, Miss Shaw. I almost believed your little tale. But I see that your bravado merely masks your loneliness.
        Max (laughing): Please. You don't know what you're talking about. Continue.
        Kyle: I know what it is to find yourself liking somebody unexpectedly, and then fall deeper than you intended, and then feel abandoned when those emotions are not returned. Once you become intimate with somebody, you always care.
        Max: You're like a Dear Abby with dreadlocks.
        Kyle: Careful, Miss Shaw. You're coming perilously close to being kind.
        Max: Shove it.
        Kyle: Welcome back.
        Max: You know, I used to be able to have my way with a guy and then move on to the next contestant, but you know, I'm thinking...I'm thinking there's gotta be something more. Whoo, I'm worried. I'm starting to feel things. Emotions. Ooh, what do I do? What do I do?
        Kyle: I suggest dinner...with a friend.
        Max: Well, none of my friends are available, so I guess I have to go with you.
        (They head towards the door)
        Kyle: Tell me, Miss Shaw. How does the virgin compare to moi?
        Max: Well, he isn't a pompous, egotistical blowhard.
        Kyle: Not your type, huh?

      • Khadijah: If you will excuse me, I'm going upstairs to pick the cinders out of my bra.

      • Max: Sorry Khadijah. That scorched hag look only works on Regine.

      • Max: I'm gonna go tell Gary that I'm not the one. Let somebody else wax his mustang.

      • Regine: Max, I think you should go for it. It'll be the first time that a man says to you, 'You're the best,' and you know he's telling the truth.

      • Max: Gary is a virgin and he's picked me to de-virginate him.
        Khadijah: Whoa, Max. You better go easy on him, avoid the riding crop, the blindfold and the warm spatula.
        Max: I know, I know. For some insane reason, I want to be responsible about this.
        Synclaire: Of course you do. Because you want to make Gary's first time sweet and romantic.
        Max: Well, if that's what he wants, let him knock on Dr. Quinn's covered wagon. I get straight to it and do it. My first time, my boyfriend rented She's Gotta Have It, before the opening credits were over, I had it.
        Regine: Well, I won't keep you in suspense, the first time I shared my tresures was with Grant, the night before our senior prom.
        Khadijah: You couldn't wait til prom night like everybody else?
        Regine: And wrinkle my fablous dress, please!
        Khadijah: My first time was in front of an audience. My boyfriend and I were on his bunk bed, right? And his little brother was in the hamper with a camera. I had to pay that little extortionist ten bucks a month to keep those pictures outta circulation. Which reminds me, I'm late for this month's payment.
        Regine: Well Syclaire, spill it.
        Synclaire: This is not the type of thing I discuss in mixed company.
        Khadijah: Synclaire, there are no men in the room.
        Synclaire: Oh! Is that what that means? He was a tall, chocolate fellow from North Carolina. He was in town for a basketball camp. His name was Michael. He could jump so high, he seemed to float on air. I wonder whatever happened to him. (Regine and Khadijah stare at her, shocked. Max smiles down at her)

      • Synclaire: This is so much fun. We have Max and Gary, and Kyle and Carmelle, and Khadijah and Charles, and me and Obie. And Regine and...oh, oh. Well, you know, you're not really alone. You're just the star of your own one-woman show.
        Regine: You go to hell! (Regine storms out)
        Max: Well, Regine is such a trendsetter. Would any body else like to get the hell out?
        Kyle: Maxine, always the graitious host. We're gonna be leaving and leave you two to your own devices. And I do mean 'devices.'

      • Overton: The man's married and he lives in Cincinnati, okay?
        Regine: Minor hurdles.

      • Overton (to Jeff Blake): Pay no attention to the tiny temptress.

      • Regine (to Jeff Blake): And I thought this doorway led to the hallway, not heaven.

      • Gary: Baby, would you like help with the dishes?
        Max: Oh, no that's okay. I'll just give them back to Khadijah in the morning.

      • Max: I am as sensitive as they come. Now I don't need some man clinging to me like a tattoo on a biker's ass.

      • Khadijah: Synclaire, Charles and I are going skiing, not to terrorize the land of misfit toys.

      • Khadijah: Gary's pretty hot in the kitchen, how is he in other rooms?
        Max: Girl, there's somethin' wrong with him. I mean... he's sweet and nice and all that, but he lacks a certain spiritual depth.
        Khadijah: Y'all ain't done the freaky-sneaky yet?
        Max: We ain't done squat!
        Khadijah: Well, look on the bright side, at least you get to watch Regine mope around 'cause she ain't even got a date.
        Regine: I heard that. I do not date; I audition lifemates. Tonight's hopeful told me that he was an agricultural scientist. And then Overton spotted him stacking fruit in the produce section. Good looking out.
        Overton: Hey, hit the rock, girl.

      • Khadijah: By the time I got inside, the little punk cashier's running out the back. I tried to get her to give me a refund, but she all worked up because her hair's on fire.
        Regine: Oh, yes. That was probably Tracy. Believe me, that hair did cost a fortune.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake has a cameo. NFL quarterbacks guest-starred on a number of Fox series during the week as a special promotion.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)