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Martin 

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Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.
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Complete series cast summary:
Martin Lawrence ...  Martin Payne / ... 132 episodes, 1992-1997
Tisha Campbell-Martin ...  Gina Waters-Payne / ... 132 episodes, 1992-1997
Thomas Mikal Ford ...  Tommy Strawn 132 episodes, 1992-1997
Carl Anthony Payne II ...  Cole Brown 132 episodes, 1992-1997
Tichina Arnold ...  Pamela James 132 episodes, 1992-1997
Garrett Morris ...  Stan Winters 55 episodes, 1992-1995
Jon Gries ...  Shawn McDermott 54 episodes, 1992-1994
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Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1992 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin was an inspiration for rapper Big Sean. The video to his song "Play No Games " is a Martin parody. Reginald Ballard who played Bruh Man and Martin Lawrence both make cameo appearances in the video. See more »

Quotes

Gina: Where are they going to get married?
Shanise: At a church, Gina. Duh!
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Connections

Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.27 (2012) See more »

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One of the best sitcoms ever
16 January 2003 | by stevieslySee all my reviews

"Martin" is one of the best television shows of all time. It is by far the funniest black sitcom ever created, far surpassing breakthrough shows like "The Jeffersons" and "Good Times". The 70's sitcom "What's Happening!!" is the only other show that comes close. When you watch a comedy show, it is common to smile, chuckle or laugh - but when you watch "Martin", particularly the first two to three seasons, you find yourself laughing so hard it hurts. This is a laugh out loud and stomp your feet show thanks to a brilliant comic talent - Martin Lawrence. Many people who I have talked to about this show have said they "don't get it" and that the rapid fire urban cultural references fly over their heads. I say, exactly. This show is clever and sharp and if you actually laugh at crap like "Will & Grace", you won't "get" this show either. Unlike every other pale, bland humored show out there, "Martin" is full flavored, knock you on your ass funny. Do not miss the chance to see it every time its rerun, you'll be witnessing t.v. sitcom history.


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