Community·Posted on Aug 27, 2021"Living Single" Is The Most Iconic '90s Sitcom, And If You Haven't Seen It You Need To Watch It ASAPSPOILER ALERT: I will reference some major plot lines (to be fair, the show is from the '90s).by katdes154Community ContributorApproved and edited by BuzzFeed Community TeamFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 11. Queen Latifah stars in it. Do I really have to say more? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com The ever-so iconic singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, producer, and Newark native plays the one and only Khadijah James. Editor-in-chief and founder of her own independent monthly magazine, Flavor, Khadijah is the pinnacle of Black excellence and Black women leaders in the '90s. She's witty and bold, in addition to serving as the glue of the Living Single friend group. 10. Need a pick-me-up? Synclaire James is sure to brighten up your day with a few good "woo woo woo"s. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com Kim Coles plays the eccentric and naive Synclaire James. Unlucky in the job market, Khadijah graciously extends an assistant position at Flavor to Synclaire, her cousin, bringing her all the way from Minnesota to the Big Apple. Synclaire brings a midwestern kindness, upbeat perspective, and trolls (yes... actual trolls) to the rest of the cast and viewers. 9. Overton "Obie" Wakefield Jones is always willing to give a helping hand... if you're willing to sit through a 10-minute oration on how burnt toast will lead to the end of human existence. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com Handyman to the brownstone building the entire Living Single cast resides in, John Henton plays the gentlest soul of Cleveland: Overton Jones. He is head over heels in love with Synclaire and goes above and beyond for her and all of his friends. Obie is sure to make your heart melt with his cute, original nicknames for his love and acts of kindness. 8. The notorious Kyle Barker is sure to make you swoon, even if he is your stereotypical player. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com Sometimes you'll love him. Other times you'll hate him. T.C. Carson PERFORMS the role of suave, clever, and artistic Wall Street businessman Kyler Barker. His love-hate relationship with Erika Alexander's Maxine Shaw is a can't miss part of the show. Their spats are sure to give you a few quick and sharp responses to use in the heat of the moment with that certain someone you can't seem to let go. Though a little vain, Kyle has a soft spot to help his friends and a big wallet for some good fashion. You'll definitely love him more than you hate him. 7. MAXINE SHAW! ATTORNEY AT LAW! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com What would this show do without Erika Alexander?! Major foodie and outstanding lawyer (who has never lost a case, btw), Max is the leader of all independent, confident women. Her shots at Kyle, insatiable cravings only curable by raiding Khadijah's fridge, and iconic one-liners are sure to rope you into the show for all five seasons. 6. REGINE HUNTER WALKED SO RACHEL GREEN COULD RUN Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com Remember that awkward moment when David Schwimmer said he'd be open to an "all-Black or all-Asian version Friends", completely overlooking Living Single, the show that Friends directly emulated? Yeah, me too. Just know that, no matter what, Kim Fields' Regine Hunter is the OG Rachel Green. And dare I say her fashion sense might've even been a little better. Nothing but smooches for our gossiping drama queen! 5. Khadijah's HBCU representation is real! Fox / Via pinterest.com Khadijah got busy for historically Black colleges and universities! 4. You just need to know the context behind this gif. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX / Via giphy.com Seriously, trust me when I say Frank Sinatra is quaking. 3. Of course, in a '90s sitcom, there has to be a little ✨ romance✨. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com And by a little, I mean a lot (This gif is only the beginning of what is yet to come.) 2. Did I say Maxine Shaw? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com Max brought the necessary representation Black women, heck all women, needed during the '90s. Although many shows had strong women leads at that time, it's hard to think of who did it better than the innovative powerhouse attorney. Admittedly, near the end of the show, things go a bit left field in her character progression, BUT she makes a life-changing decision. Let's say it's a similar predicament to Rachel in Friends in the final episode, but my girl Max DOES NOT get off that plane! PERIOD. 1. Living Single does a fantastic job not only with Black representation, but also provides a pretty accurate depiction of life and friendship in NYC. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox / Via giphy.com Although the show was cut all too short, the five seasons we get truly are magical, worthy of a million rewatches. Living Single is currently available on Hulu to stream. Living Single is currently available on Hulu to stream.