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Season 1 1998 - 1999

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  • 1998-08-01T04:00:00Z on Showtime
  • 1 mins
  • 15 mins (15 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama
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15 episodes

1x01 God Don't Like Ugly (1)

  • Series Premiere

    1998-08-01T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Linc's is a Washington, D.C. tavern run by Russell A. ""Linc"" Lincoln (Steven Williams). In the one-hour pilot episode, children's rights activist Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop (Pam Grier), who's married to a white man, and dynamic lobbyist Johnnie B. Goode (Georg Stanford Brown) discuss a bill she's trying to get through Congress. Linc is startled by some revelations after his Army daughter Rosalee Lincoln (Tisha Campbell) comes home from Fort Bragg. Other regulars include sharp-tongued waitress CeCe Jennings (Golden Brooks); Harlan Hubbard IV (Joe Inscoe), who heads a pedophile senator's staff; Nigerian cabdriver Winston Iwelu (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje); and Eartha (Daphne Maxwell-Reid), a prostitute privy to D.C. dirt when Washington elite unveil secrets in the bedroom. Filmed on location in Virginia this episode was a one-hour pilot kicking off the half-hour comedy/drama series.

1x02 God Don't Like Ugly (2)

  • 1998-08-01T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Conclusion. Linc has a hard time dealing with Rosalee's lifestyle; Eleanor must decide which two pieces of legislation to support.

1x03 Did He Or Didn't He?

  • 1998-08-08T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Eleanor's happiness over being honored by a women's organization is shattered by a false arrest. To the rescue?

1x04 Why Can't We Be Friends?

  • 1998-08-15T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Linc and Eleanor clash over political views. Ce Ce has to face learning proper grammar.

1x05 A Different Shade of Rashomon

  • 1998-08-22T04:00:00Z — 1 min

CeCe and Harlan are spotted in a car together, and Eartha and Johnnie give wildly differing accounts of what they saw.

1x06 The Day My Momma Died

  • 1998-08-29T04:00:00Z — 1 min

The gang at Linc's rallies around Johnnie, whose mother has passed away.

1x07 Scratch My Back

  • 1998-09-05T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Linc is forced to decide which of two employees---one black, one white---to lay off when business starts to drop.

1x08 Sweet Bitter Love

  • 1998-09-12T04:00:00Z — 1 min

The gang ponders why CeCe ended her relationship with a successful businessman.

1x09 March on Washington (1)

  • 1998-09-26T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Linc and his pals get together to honor the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's March on Washington. Part 1 of two.

1x10 March on Washington (2)

  • 1998-10-03T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Conclusion. Linc finds his conservative personality clashing with that of his leftist friend, Bobby.

1x11 (episode No. 9)

  • 1998-10-17T04:00:00Z — 1 min

Linc and Eleanor consider consummating their relationship.

1x12 Winston's Deportation

  • 1998-10-24T04:00:00Z — 1 min

The gang bands together when they learn Winston may be deported.

1x13 Gangsta Rap

  • 1998-10-31T05:00:00Z — 1 min

The building of a store funded by a record company that sells gangsta rap arouses the ire of newly divorced Eleanor. Meanwhile, Eleanor and Linc contemplate their future.

1x14 A Little T.K.O.

  • 1998-12-19T05:00:00Z — 1 min

Eleanor's friend develops a crush on Linc, much to Eleanor's chagrin.

1x15 Lt. Lincoln Goes to Washington

  • 1999-01-28T05:00:00Z — 1 min

Linc's daughter, testifies before the Senate on behalf of single mothers.

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