Martin (1992–1997)

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The random misadventures of Martin Payne, an abrasive, loud-mouthed (though somewhat insecure) Detroit talk show host and his assortment of friends and enemies.

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 Martin Payne / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Gina Waters-Payne / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Cole Brown / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Tommy Strawn / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Pamela James / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Stan Winters (55 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 Shawn McDermott / ... (54 episodes, 1992-1994)
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The random misadventures of Martin Payne, an abrasive, loud-mouthed (though somewhat insecure) Detroit talk show host and his assortment of friends and enemies.

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During the final season, 'Tisha Campbell' filed charges against Martin Lawrence claiming he sexually harassed and sexually battered her. She left the series for eight episodes. She later returned when the case was settled out of court. From then on, Lawrence and Campbell filmed their scenes at different times and their characters no longer appeared together in the same scene. See more »

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Pam: I heard that, Ashford and Shrimpson!
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One of the best sitcoms ever
16 January 2003 | by (NYC) – See 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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