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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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 Martin Payne / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Gina Waters-Payne / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Tommy Strawn / ... (132 episodes, 1992-1997)
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 Cole Brown (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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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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27 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Prior to starring in Martin, Carl Anthony Payne and Tichina Arnold both made guest appearances on The Cosby Show. Thomas Mikal Ford and Tisha Campbell both made guest appearances on A Different World. See more »

Quotes

Brother Man: Yeah. I had a dream one time. I was climbin' this fire escape, and I couldn't make it to the top. So I climbed through the window of this fly ass crib!. With a big see-thru 'fridgerater. It was full of sammiches! But... , but... I couldn't open the door Martin! So I just stood there and cried man. Oh yeah! Bro'man cried.
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Referenced in American Dad!: A Boy Named Michael (2014) See more »

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one of the best
14 October 2001 | by (chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I love this show it had all you need for a good show this was something new for me. I seen a lot of black shows but this was the best one of all but good things have to end when it was over in 1997 but it was a good show.


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