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  • Actor Allusion:
    • During a dinner involving Max's ex & his new girlfriend/fiancé, Regine comments that she looks familiar and asks her where she went to school. When she mentions that it's a small private school called Eastland, Regine quips that she's 'never heard of it' and shoots a quick glance to camera as she walks away.
    • Later at dinner, while telling Blatant Lies to make Max seem more successful to her ex-beau, its mentioned that Max has made partner at her firm, the first African American woman to do so, "because that Clair Huxtable wasn't real."
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    • Melvin and Mario Van Peebles play a father and son in "Likes Father, Likes Son".
    • In the episode where the girls get robbed, Khadijah puts out the idea of getting a gun for protection, to the consternation of everyone else; In Set It Off, Queen Latifah's character, Cleo, is the first to put out the same idea, only this time to do the robbing instead of defending against it.
  • Dueling Shows: With Friends - Both feature six friends living & working in new york, both have characters that are originally just shallow & fashion oriented, both have formerly fat characters, both have characters seen in universe as a Cloudcuckoolander - and while Friends went on to, ultimately, be more popular it was Living Single that premiered first - a year earlier in fact.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Finally averted in 2017, ten years after the first season was released on DVD. The entire series has been released on DVD and is also set to be streamed on Hulu; it's also being aired on Bounce, TVOne, and VH1.
  • Retroactive Recognition: One of Khadijah's serious boyfriends was played by Isaiah Washington and was also a doctor.
    • T.C. Carson is possibly this for gamers as he goes on to voice Kratos. Which makes a Stinger where Overton asks him to open a Box from his aunt Pandora Hilarious in Hindsight.
    • Throw in a young Will Ferrell as a guest on a talk show the women appeared on in the episode "Talk Showdown".
  • Real-Life Relative: Khadijah's mother and grandmother were played by Queen Latifah's real mother and grandmother. Averted with her baby half-sister and her father.
    • Regine's mother is played by Kim Fields' real mother Chip Fields.

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