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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Year: 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Beauty and the Beast

27 August 1992
Here we meet Martin Payne, a cocky radio personality who always says what's on his mind. His loving and forgiving girlfriend Gina with her loud-mouth co-worker Pam. His buddies Tommy and Cole. And WZUP boss Stan and co-worker Shawn.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters
Victoria Morsell ... The Secretary

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Caller #1 (voice) (as Bentley Evans)
Myra J. ... Caller #2 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 2: The Gift Rapper

3 September 1992
It's Martin and Gina's anniversary. And Martin listens to his boss Stan and doesn't get a gift for Gina. She has all kinds of gifts for him. Making Martin feel bad and improvising big-time to get a gift.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Kathleen Freeman ... Saleslady

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Caller #1 (voice) (as Bentley Evans)
Bennie R. Richburg Jr. ... Caller #2 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 3: Things I Do for Love

10 September 1992
Martin takes Gina to a club to prove to her he is still romantic. But 1st have dinner with a smitten Tommy and his latest conquest,a girl named Danice. And "Jerome" the overbearing player makes a grand 1st appearance showing up at the club.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Jerome

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James (credit only)

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters
Natalie Venetia Belcon ... Danice
Tracy Coley ... Jingle Singer

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Man

James Lesure ... Guy

Lanei Chapman ... Caller #1 (voice)
Myra J. ... Caller #2 (voice)

John Marshall Jones ... Caller #3 (voice)
Jane Milmore ... Caller #4 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 4: Boyz 'R Us

17 September 1992
When the gang play a game called "The Book of Questions", Martin cannot handle it well when he finds out that Gina makes more money than he does. Cole tells his mom and it spreads like wildfire even reaching Martin's radio callers.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / King Beef

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters
Laura Hayes ... Maddie Brown

LaWanda Page ... Evelyn

Lee Weaver ... Bus Boy

Conni Marie Brazelton ... Waitress (as Connie Marie Brazelton)

Devika Parikh ... King Beef Girl #1 (as Devika)
Janine Michelle ... King Beef Girl #2
Patricia McBride ... King Beef Girl #3
Richard McGregor ... Caller #1 (voice)
Bennie R. Richburg Jr. ... Caller #2 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 5: Dead Men Don't Flush

24 September 1992
Martin calls a plumber to fix his broken toilet, but the workman dies in his bathroom.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn (credit only) (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters (credit only)

Mike Hagerty ... The Plumber (as Michael Hagerty)
Chris Roberts ... Sports Announcer (voice)

Season 1, Episode 6: Forever Sheneneh

1 October 1992
Sheneneh wins a date with Christopher "Kid" Reid, and goes overboard in her eagerness to seduce him.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Christopher Reid ... Himself (as Christopher 'Kid' Reid)
Myra J. ... Caller #1 (voice)
Jane Milmore ... Caller #2 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 7: The Parents Are Coming, the Parents Are Coming

8 October 1992
Martin makes a fool of himself in front of Gina's conservative parents.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James (credit only)

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

J.A. Preston ... Dr. Cliff Waters

Judyann Elder ... Nadine Waters

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Announcer (voice) (as Bentley Evans)
Bennie R. Richburg Jr. ... Caller #1 (voice)
Jane Milmore ... Caller #2 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 8: A Woman with a Past

15 October 1992
Martin's jealous when he learns his talk show guest once dated Gina.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Bob

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters
Keith Washington ... Himself
Victoria Morsell ... Woman in Crowd

Season 1, Episode 9: Baby It's Cole'd in Here

22 October 1992
Cole takes Martin's advice to stand up to his mother, then comes to Martin for help when she kicks him out.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / King Beef

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James (credit only)

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters
Laura Hayes ... Maddie Brown
Dwayne Kennedy ... Co-Worker
Tommy Morgan Jr. ... Co-Worker (as Tommy Morgan)

Lorrie Marlow ... Stripper
David Workman ... TV Announcer (voice) (as Dave Workman)

Devika Parikh ... King Beef Girl #1 (as Devika)
Janine Michelle ... King Beef Girl #2
Patricia McBride ... King Beef Girl #3

Season 1, Episode 10: The Night He Came Home

29 October 1992
On Halloween, Martin and his friends gather at his apartment to share scary ghost stories.

Season 1, Episode 11: The Great Payne Robbery

5 November 1992
Martin's apartment is burglarized and he plots to catch the thief.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Roscoe

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James (credit only)

Jon Gries ... Shawn (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Richard Moll ... Officer Warren

LaWanda Page ... Evelyn
Don Dolan ... Older Cop

Clifton Powell ... Younger Cop
Gerry Black ... Old Man

Season 1, Episode 12: Three Men and a Mouse

12 November 1992
Martin's desperate to rid his house of a mouse so Gina will return, but his eccentric exterminator fails to do the job.

Season 1, Episode 13: Radio Days

19 November 1992
A talk-radio starlet catches Martin's eye.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Kim Fields ... Monica Hurd
Vinny Brown ... Himself
Bonnie DeShong ... Herself
Jeri Gray ... Registrant

Russ Parr ... Himself
Frank Lozano ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 14: I've Got a Secret

3 December 1992
Martin loses his friends when he lets out a secret on the air.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters
Bebe Drake ... Myra (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
Tracy Coley ... Blues Singer (as Tracy L. Coley)
Myra J. ... Female Caller
Bennie R. Richburg Jr. ... Male Caller

Season 1, Episode 15: I Saw Gina Kissing Santa Claus

17 December 1992
Martin dresses up as Santa for Tommy's Big Brother program.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Mike Hagerty ... Santa Claus (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Mikei Brown ... Boy #1
Arthur Reggie III ... Boy #2

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Little Girl #1 (as Jurnee Smollett)
Jane Milmore ... White Couple

Billy Van Zandt ... White Couple

Season 1, Episode 16: Do the Fight Thing

16 January 1993
Martin and Gina's on-air fight is such a hit, Stan wants to make her a regular but Martin's unenthusiastic.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James (credit only)

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Man #1 / Caller #1 (voice)
Charles R. Penland ... Man #2 (as Charles Penland)
Myra J. ... Caller #2 (voice)
Homeselle Joy ... Caller #3 (voice)

Suli McCullough ... Caller #4 (voice)

Bobby McGee ... Caller #5 (voice)

Season 1, Episode 17: Blackboard Jungle Fever

21 January 1993
Martin hosts Career Day at his old elementary school and is hit on by his former third-grade teacher. When Gina walks in, she misunderstands the scene and dumps him.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James (credit only)

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Beverly Johnson ... Miss Trinidad

Brandon Quintin Adams ... Boy #2 (as Brandon Adams)
Valentino D. Harrison ... Boy #1 (as Valentino D. Harrison Jr.)
Arthur Reggie III ... Arthur

Bentley Kyle Evans ... TV Voice-over (voice)
Jane Milmore ... TV Voice-over (voice)
Bennie R. Richburg Jr. ... TV Voice-over (voice)

Season 1, Episode 18: The Break-Up: Part 1

11 February 1993

Season 1, Episode 19: The Break Up: Part 2

11 February 1993
A fight over a Valentine's Day gift splits Martin and Gina. First of a three-part episode.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

Lark Voorhies ... Nicole
Eric Anderson ... Waiter

Kimberly Brooks ... Woman #1
Mary Broussard ... Woman #2

David Alan Grier ... Rev. Leon Lonnie Love

Season 1, Episode 20: The Break Up: Part 3

18 February 1993
Radio guest Billy Dee Williams convinces Martin to win Gina back, so he bursts in on her date with another man. Third of a three-part episode.

Season 1, Episode 21: I'm Not Your Superwoman

25 February 1993
Gina loses patience when a flu-stricken Martin expects constant attention and mothering.

Season 1, Episode 22: Credit Card Blues

18 March 1993
Martin's friends try to prove he's innocent when he's arrested for credit card fraud.

Season 1, Episode 23: Jerome's in the House

1 April 1993
Pam accepts a date with Jerome.

Season 1, Episode 24: Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with Martin

22 April 1993
Martin is faced with an angry gang of midgets, and learns a new lesson in bigotry.

Season 1, Episode 25: Variety Show

29 April 1993
Martin gets to produce the station's charity variety show, but the authority goes to his head.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

LaWanda Page ... Evelyn
Yolanda Whittaker ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)
Ernie Lee Banks ... Man #3 (as Ernie Banks)
DeForest Covan ... Man in Audience #2
Lamont Johnson ... Man #2
Nick LaTour ... Man in Audience #1

Travis Payne ... Dancer
Timmie Rogers ... Another Man in Audience
Troy Thirdgill ... Man #1

Season 1, Episode 26: Baby You Can Drive My Car

6 May 1993
When the gang wins a new car, attempts to share it equally lead to chaos.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters

LaWanda Page ... Evelyn
Laura Hayes ... Mattie Brown

Kim Coles ... Bonquisha
Yolanda Whittaker ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)
David Nelson ... Man #1
Valdez Flagg ... Man in Other Car

Season 1, Episode 27: Checks, Lie, and Videotape

13 May 1993
Martin and Gina expose the con artist preacher who bilked Martin's mother out of thousands of dollars.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Do You Remember the Time?

22 August 1993
Martin tries to come up with a new topic for his radio talk show. Desperate, he gets some ideas from the crew. Gina's idea is that he tell the story of how they met and fell in love. During the discussion, Gina, Martin, Pam and Tommy each have different versions of what happened the night Martin and Gina met.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (credit only) (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters (credit only)

Mirron E. Willis ... Charles (as Mirron Willis)

Carl Gilliard ... Sax Player

Shashawnee Hall ... Bouncer

Season 2, Episode 2: Really, Gina Is Not My Lover

29 August 1993
Martin tries to impress his old schoolmates at his high school reunion, but things go wrong when Gina arrives looking terrible after a day at the dentist.

Season 2, Episode 3: Got to Be There

5 September 1993
When Martin's girlfriend, Gina , goes on a business trip, Martin suspects she is being unfaithful and drives 500 miles to stop her.

Season 2, Episode 4: Beat It

12 September 1993
When Martin invites his friends over to watch a championship boxing match, a fight starts between Cole and Tommy over a woman.

Season 2, Episode 5: Baby, It's You

19 September 1993
Martin's girlfriend, Gina, invites her friends over for a baby shower for a pregnant friend. However, Gina is late for the party, and the pregnant woman goes into labor after the other guests depart, leaving Martin to deliver the baby.

Season 2, Episode 6: Workin' Day & Night

26 September 1993
When Gina objects to Martin working day and night with little sleep, Martin's boss convinces him that Gina is dominating Martin.

Season 2, Episode 7: Control

3 October 1993
When Gina accidentally throws Martin's basketball tickets in the garbage, she agrees to work for Sheneneh in exchange for Sheneneh's good tickets.

Season 2, Episode 8: You've Got a Friend

10 October 1993
Martin is jealous when Gina (TISHA CAMPBELL) goes shopping with a male friend.

Season 2, Episode 9: To Kill a Talking Bird

17 October 1993
When Martin's Momma leaves Martin her pet bird to care for, Gina accidentally kills it.

Season 2, Episode 10: Fat Like That

17 October 1993
After Gina makes fun of Martin's weight, he attends her exercise classes and becomes obsessed with a healthy lifestyle.

Season 2, Episode 11: Hollywood Swinging: Part 1

7 November 1993
Martin quits his job to go to Hollywood to make his television debut on a popular talk show.

Season 2, Episode 12: Hollywood Swinging: Part 2

14 November 1993
Martin goes to Hollywood to appear on a TV talk show. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Burt Reynolds, Mel Gibson look-alikes are featured. R&B music group JODECI special guest stars.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Voice of Announcer

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn (credit only) (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters (credit only)

Tommy Davidson ... Varnel Hill
Jodeci ... Themselves
Edafe Okurume ... Mbutu (as Edafe)
Fred Berry ... Himself (as Fred 'Rerun' Berry)
Michelle McKee ... Girl #1
Carrie Westcott ... Girl #2
Tess Foltyn ... Girl #3
Megan O'Hara ... Girl #4

Jennifer Lee ... Model / Actress

Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Security Guard
Rohn Evans ... Mel Gibson
Fred Leaf ... Burt Reynolds
Sharon Mingus ... Whoopi Goldberg
Carole Reed ... Elizabeth Taylor
Cici Saussy ... Madonna
Valentino Johnson ... Michael Jackson (as Valentino)

John Ridley ... Man with car (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 13: Thanks for Nothing

21 November 1993
When Martin's unruly relatives unexpectedly come to Thanksgiving dinner, they get into a fight with Gina's refined parents.

Season 2, Episode 14: Whoomp! There It Ain't

12 December 1993
Martin and Gina (TISHA CAMPBELL) bet that they can live without sex for two weeks to prove that their relationship is based on love.

Season 2, Episode 15: Holiday Blues

19 December 1993
Martin gets bus tickets to Philadelphia so Gina and he can be with her parents for Christmas, but a blizzard leaves them stranded in a bus terminal.

Season 2, Episode 16: No Justice, No Peace

9 January 1994
When Martin gets a traffic ticket, he goes to court to plead his case even though he knows he is wrong.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Jon Gries ... Shawn McDermott (credit only) (as Jonathan Gries)

Garrett Morris ... Stan Winters (credit only)

O'Neal Compton ... Police Officer
Francesca P. Roberts ... Judge Wheatley
David Coburn ... Tony Angelo
Ellaraino ... Juror #1
Ellis Williams ... Bailiff

Season 2, Episode 17: Suspicious Minds

16 January 1994
When Martin's expensive new CD player is missing, he suspects that one of his friends stole it.

Season 2, Episode 18: Love is in Your Face: Part 1

6 February 1994
Martin thinks Gina is trying to trick him into marriage when she tells him she is moving to New York City due to a job promotion. First of a two-part episode.

Season 2, Episode 19: Love Is in Your Face: Part 2

13 February 1994
When a lonely Martin learns that Gina will be in Detroit for the weekend, he plans a romantic evening with her. Second of a two-part episode.

Season 2, Episode 20: Arms Are for Hugging

20 February 1994
Martin and Gina go on a mountain retreat for troubled couples. Richard Gant and Michael Jai White guest star.

Season 2, Episode 21: Guard Your Grill

27 February 1994
Martin challenges to a boxing match after Thomas flirts with Gina. This episode is written by series star.

Season 2, Episode 22: Your, Mine and Ours

13 March 1994
When Martin and Gina decide to share their money and open a joint checking account, they disagree on how the money should be spent.

Season 2, Episode 23: I Don't Have the Heart

27 March 1994
Martin and Pam become friends when Pam gets engaged to a very wealthy man who buys expensive gifts for Martin.

Season 2, Episode 24: Crunchy Drawers

17 April 1994
Martin has a nightmare that he is sexually attracted to Pam.

Season 2, Episode 25: No Love Lost

1 May 1994
Martin and Gina are so busy arguing that they miss Pam's engagement party for them.

Season 2, Episode 26: The Hoedown in Motown

8 May 1994
When Stan sells the radio station, the new owner changes the format. Martin must play country western music to keep his job.

Season 2, Episode 27: Martin's on the Move

15 May 1994
After Martin is unable to pay his rent because he is unemployed, he is evicted from his apartment and leaves Detroit to find a new career.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: In Search of... Martin

1 September 1994
Gina and her friends find Martin in a religious cult--and he refuses to leave.

Season 3, Episode 2: Martin Returns

8 September 1994
Martin returns home to find that Gina has redecorated his apartment and intends to move in with him. Tommy and Pam are becoming interested in each other.

Season 3, Episode 3: I've Got Work to Do

15 September 1994
Gina and Pam live together and hate it. With Gina's encouragement, Martin searches and finds several jobs but quits all of them.

Season 3, Episode 4: Martin Gets Paid

22 September 1994
A TV station manager calls Martin for a job interview, which Gina surreptitiously set up for him.

Season 3, Episode 5: Break Up to Make Up

19 September 1994
Martin tries to get Gina to be his girlfriend again while Tommy and Cole encourage Martin to date other women.

Season 3, Episode 6: The Closer I Get to You

6 October 1994
Martin becomes the "Love Doctor" when he is asked to substitute on a TV talk show. But his advice creates some unexpected consequences for Tommy and Pam.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James
Angelina Estrada ... Gloria Rodriguez

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice

Ellia English ... Mrs. Booker

Jeris Poindexter ... Mr. Booker (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
J.W. Smith ... Sheriff
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Trish Penix ... Sharice

Kellita Smith ... Tracy

Jazsmin Lewis ... Pina (as Jazsmin)
Carla Kemp ... Colada

Season 3, Episode 7: Movin' on In

20 October 1994
Martin and Gina move back in together, but there are too many belongings to fit.

Season 3, Episode 8: Momma's Baby, Maybe Martin

8 November 1994
Martin's efforts to impress his future mother-in-law collapse when a child shows up claiming to be his long-lost son. Marcus T. Paulk guest stars.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James
Angelina Estrada ... Gloria Rodriguez (credit only)

Judyann Elder ... Nadine Waters
John Toles-Bey ... Pearlie

John Wesley ... Mr. Jim

Kimberly Brooks ... Angie

Marcus T. Paulk ... Marvin
Adrian Tibbs ... Little Dawg (as Adrian Clay Tibbs)

Season 3, Episode 9: Whole Lotto Trouble

10 November 1994
Martin wins the lottery and goes on a spending spree.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James
Angelina Estrada ... Gloria Rodriguez

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice (as Kymberly S. Newberry)

Mitchell Edmonds ... The Lottery Man
Dionna ... Woman
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Trish Penix ... Sharice

Bentley Kyle Evans ... TV Announcer (voice)

Season 3, Episode 10: Get a Job

17 November 1994
Martin and Gina attempt to discover information about Tommy's mysterious job. Nobody knows what Tommy does for a living, and when asked direct questions about his occupation, Tommy gives evasive answers, and questionable body-language. So they decide to go undercover and stake him out, only to discover him on the runway at an uptown strip club! Could this be what Tommy does for a living? Tracy Morgan guest stars.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown (credit only)

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James
Angelina Estrada ... Gloria Rodriguez (credit only)

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice (credit only) (as Kymberly S. Newberry)

Tracy Morgan ... Hustle Man

Michael Ralph ... Promoter
Roxanne Reese ... Female Patron

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Titus

Teal Marchande ... Woman

Season 3, Episode 11: Feast or Famine

24 November 1994
On Thanksgiving, the women challenge the men to a cooking competition, with disastrous results. Singer MILLIE JACKSON guest stars.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James
Angelina Estrada ... Gloria Rodriguez (credit only)

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice (credit only) (as Kymberly S. Newberry)
Millie Jackson ... Florine
Reginald Ballard ... Brother Man (as Reg Ballard)

Season 3, Episode 12: Lockin' Boots

8 December 1994
Gina is afraid to tell Martin that she can't drive her car because she has a lot of unpaid traffic tickets. But he exacts his own brand of punishment, anyway.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown (credit only)

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice (credit only)
Mark D. Kennerly ... Police Officer (as Mark Kennerly)

Season 3, Episode 13: Go Tell It on the Martin

15 December 1994
Martin's big Christmas TV show is almost ruined by a suicidal madman. BEBE and CECE WINANS sing Christmas carols.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice (as Kymberly S. Newberry)

Marta DuBois ... Marta Rodriguez

Hawthorne James ... Brother Claus

Ellia English ... Mrs. Booker

Jeris Poindexter ... Mr. Booker (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey

Kellita Smith ... Tracy
Trish Penix ... Sharice
Kenneth Whack ... Kenji
Lamont Johnson ... Loudmouth
Shirley Hemphill ... Sister Claus

Tony Cox ... Mr. Johnson

Tonya Reneé Banks ... Mrs. Johnson (as Tonya Banks)
Valdez Flagg ... Stage Manager

BeBe Winans ... Himself
CeCe Winans ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 14: Express Yourself

5 January 1995
Gina is hired as a consultant on Martin's show--and major changes ensue.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice (as Kymberly S. Newberry)

Marta DuBois ... Marta Rodriguez

Lincoln Kilpatrick ... John Pittman

Charles Q. Murphy ... Bro Fo' Real (as Charlie Murphy)
Roxanne Reese ... Marian

Tico Wells ... Reggie
Elvin Ivory ... Stage Manager

Season 3, Episode 15: Sophisticated Ladies

19 January 1995
Gina and Pam struggle to transform themselves so they'll be accepted into an elite women's organization, but it's not what they think it is.

Season 3, Episode 16: Ain't Nuttin' Goin' on But the Rent

2 February 1995
Martin refuses to pay his rent in protest for bad service. Soon, he and Gina must live without heat and electricity.

Season 3, Episode 17: The Ex-Files

9 February 1995
Martin and Gina each go out to dinner with former flames in order to prove the past is past. Vivica A. Fox guest stars.

Season 3, Episode 18: All the Players Came

16 February 1995
Martin hosts a '70s contest. ANTONIO FARGAS, ISAAC HAYES, RUDY RAY MOORE, OUTKAST, COOLIO, PAM GRIER and others guests star as themselves.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Jerome

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Kymberly Newberry ... Bernice (as Kymberly S. Newberry)

Dick Anthony Williams ... Himself

Pam Grier ... Herself
Whitman Mayo ... Mr. Mackey

Antonio Fargas ... Himself

Ja'net DuBois ... Herself

John Wesley ... Mr. Jim
Rudy Ray Moore ... Himself
Roxanne Reese ... Marian

Coolio ... Himself

Kellita Smith ... Tracy
Trish Penix ... Sharice
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Adrian Tibbs ... Lil' Dawg

Paul Anthony ... Heckler (as Paul Anthony George)

Outkast ... Themselves

Season 3, Episode 19: Best and Bester

25 February 1995
Cole and Tommy compete to determine who will be Martin's best man at his wedding.

Season 3, Episode 20: High Noon

9 March 1995
Martin is pursued by an ex-convict (GARY COLEMAN) he helped imprison.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown (credit only)

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Gary Coleman ... Mad Dog No Good

John Wesley ... Mr. Jim

Lee Weaver ... Old Man

Guy Killum ... Audience Member #1

Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Audience Member #2

Guy Torry ... Martin Look-a-Like
Debbie Muggli ... Martha
Pillow ... Loretta

Kellita Smith ... Tracy
Trish Penix ... Sharice
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Adrian Tibbs ... Lil' Dawg
Ray Massara ... Buckwhite

Season 3, Episode 21: Mother of the Bride

23 March 1995
Martin hires a cut-rate wedding planner to compete with his mother-in-law's lavish choice. Tracy Morgan and Kellita Smith guest star.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Judyann Elder ... Nadine Waters

Kelly Coffield Park ... Miss Lewis (as Kelly Coffield)

Tracy Morgan ... Hustle Man
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey

Kellita Smith ... Tracy
Trish Penix ... Sharice
Malcolm Ian Cross ... Assistant #1
David Flynn ... Assistant #2

Season 3, Episode 22: C.R.E.A.M.

6 April 1995
Martin and Gina open a restaurant and business is great--until some unexpected disasters occur. GARRETT MORRIS and HAMMER guest star.

Season 3, Episode 23: Girfriend

13 April 1995
Gina's old friend, Monique, annoys everybody until Martin finds a way to expose Monique's insincerity.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna "Mama" Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown (credit only)

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Thomas 'Tommy' Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela 'Pam' James

Merrin Dungey ... Monique

LaRita Shelby ... Sista Fo' Real

Almayvonne ... Sista Sho' Nuff
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey

Kellita Smith ... Tracy
Trish Penix ... Sharice
Elvin Ivory ... Stage Manager

Season 3, Episode 24: The Romantic Weekend

27 April 1995
Gina and Martin end up in the same island resort as Tommy and Pam. Each couple competes to have more fun.

Season 3, Episode 25: Bachelor Party

4 May 1995
Martin and Gina worry at their bachelor parties, and imagine what life will be like in five years. Yo-Yo guest stars.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James
Yolanda Whittaker ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)
Reginald Ballard ... Brother Man (as Reg Ballard)
Ivelka Reyes ... Kimberly

Kimberly Bailey ... Shelly

Simbi Khali ... Laquita
Jeri Gray ... Miss Gerri (as Jeri Grey)
Renee Hughes ... Beauty #1

Jennifer Lee ... Beauty #2
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Adrian Tibbs ... Lil' Dawg

Anthony Daniels ... Dontae
Ray Massara ... Buckwhite
Rae Proctor ... Bachelorette #1
Ursula Woodland ... Bachelorette #2

Peaches Davis ... Bachelorette #3
Gioia Miller ... Bachelorette #4

Season 3, Episode 26: Wedding Bell Blues

11 May 1995
Exasperated with their bickering friends and feuding relatives, Martin and Gina sneak away on the night before their wedding. First part of a two-part episode that concludes with "Love is a Beach."

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

David Alan Grier ... Reverend Leon Lonnie Love
Yolanda Whittaker ... Keylolo (as Yo-Yo)

J.A. Preston ... Dr. Cliff Waters

Judyann Elder ... Nadine Waters

Willard E. Pugh ... Big Country Payne (as Willard Pugh)

J. Anthony Brown ... J.T.

Reno Wilson ... Sonny

Alex Thomas ... Compton Payne

Patricia Belcher ... Inez
Leon Morenzie ... Motherland Payne

Simbi Khali ... Laquita
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey

Kellita Smith ... Tracy
Trish Penix ... Sharice
Courtney McLean ... Compton Payne #2

Season 3, Episode 27: Love Is a Beach

18 May 1995
Martin and Gina escape the pandemonium at home and finally have the perfect wedding ceremony. Music sensation BABYFACE (himself) performs. Second of a two-part episode that begins with "Wedding Bell Blues."

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Martin in the Corner Pocket

9 September 1995
The honeymoon is over for Gina when Martin stays out one night, playing pool and getting hustled until he loses even the clothes off his back.

Season 4, Episode 2: Killing Him with Kindness

16 September 1995
Martin thinks Gina wants to kill him for life insurance money.

Season 4, Episode 3: Blow, Baby, Blow

23 September 1995
When music producer BIGGIE SMALLS, aka THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. (himself), comes to town, everybody wants to be a star.

Season 4, Episode 4: Ring a Ding, Ding, Ding Gone

30 September 1995
Martin takes off his wedding ring when his pals complain it scares off women, but he's the frightened one when he has to explain its loss to Gina.

Season 4, Episode 5: Love T.K.O.

7 October 1995
Martin and Gina's romantic weekend gets interrupted by everyone else's love woes. Tommy and Pam try living together.

Season 4, Episode 6: He Say, She Say

14 October 1995
Cole meets a special woman with a big secret.

Season 4, Episode 7: Uptown Fright Night

21 October 1995
After picking up Gina's prized earrings from the jeweler, Tommy, Cole and Jerome get robbed. Rappers SALT-N-PEPA guest star.

Season 4, Episode 8: Old School Loving

5 November 1995
When Gina gets too busy to take care of Martin, he makes a mess of her business life.

Season 4, Episode 9: Cole on Ice

19 November 1995
Cole gets terminated from his job, and Martin hires him, causing havoc when CHARLES BARKLEY (himself) appears on Martin's talk show

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Charles Barkley ... Himself

Tracy Morgan ... Hustle Man

Lance E. Nichols ... Pa Duke
Myra J. ... Ma Duke
Candy Tolentino ... Daisy Duke
Martin Davis ... Luke Duke (as Martin M. Davis)
Michael Ajakwe Jr. ... Security Guard
Elvin Ivory ... Avery

Season 4, Episode 10: Housekeeper from Hell

26 November 1995
Martin and Gina are afraid to terminate their tough new housekeeper (MARLA GIBBS).

Season 4, Episode 11: Three Homies and a Baby

3 December 1995
Martin, Bro'man and Sheneneh baby-sit Martin's infant nephew Cameron -- which Martin quickly regrets agreeing to do.

Season 4, Episode 12: Head in' for Trouble

10 December 1995
Gina's head gets stuck in their new brass headboard, forcing her to attend a vital meeting with the remnants of the headboard hidden beneath a wig and a shawl.

Season 4, Episode 13: Swing Thing

17 December 1995
Martin goes to a Christmas party where the guests are swapping more than gifts.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)
Iona Morris ... Allison Jones

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Kevin Jones

Al Rodrigo ... Pico Rivera
Roxanne Reese ... Marian
Lalanya Masters ... Cherise (as LaLanya Masters-Abner)
Patrice Moncell ... Shauna
Jeff Sparks ... Cameraman

Season 4, Episode 14: The Bodyguard

7 January 1996
Gina and Pam witness a bank robbery and go into hiding.

Season 4, Episode 15: Green Card

14 January 1996
Pam owes $5000 in taxes, desperate to acquire the money to pay for her debts, she accepts an offer from Louis "the maintenance guy" to marry him so he can avoid being deported in exchange for the money the money that Pam needs. they arraigned a service at martin's house with a few of Maurice's family members, Tommy was the minister for the ceremony and he showed a lot of of hostility because he still has feelings for Pam from their previous relationship. After the marriage a immigration officer comes to validate the marriage, they almost past the test but they failed because Pam did not know Louis's last name. So Louis is going to be deported. while packing to leave, he found a picture that shows that he was born in a hospital in the U.S. based on the date on the picture which was a day after he was born.

Season 4, Episode 16: You're All I Need

4 February 1996
When Martin flirts with a producer's wife, Gina becomes jealous and fights back.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Phil Morris ... Jim Bozack

Kenya Moore ... Lena Bozack
Ray Massara ... Buckwhite

Season 4, Episode 17: Kicked to the Curb

8 February 1996
Martin and Gina end up homeless when their old apartment is sublet and the deal on the new one falls through. Desperate to recover their old place, they try to scare away the new tenants.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna 'Mama' Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Luis Antonio Ramos ... Luis

Kristoff St. John ... Fred Livingston

Jeris Poindexter ... Mr. Booker (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)

Ellia English ... Mrs. Booker

Tembi Locke ... Linda Livingston
Donald Fullilove ... Street Neighbor (as Don Fullilove)

Season 4, Episode 18: The Best of Martin

15 February 1996
Whazzup! Whether you're a true blue fan of the hilarious hit comedy series Martin -- starring comedy star Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys films, Big Momma's House films, Wild Hogs) -- or discovering the series for the first time, you'll laugh out loud with this special retrospective leading up to the landmark 100th episode. Hosted by series star Tisha Campbell, who plays Martin's feisty and forgiving girl, Pam, take a look back at some of Martin's funniest -- and finest -- moments in The Best of Martin. Featuring episodes from the start of the series and some of the craziest characters played by Lawrence himself -- like favorites Jerome or Sheneneh -- you'll be screaming for more ... Mar-tin!

Season 4, Episode 19: The Love Jones Connection

18 February 1996
Sheneneh appears as a contestant on a dating game show and gets a lot more than a date. Chris Rock guest stars.

Season 4, Episode 20: Where the Party At

25 February 1996
Martin gets a big surprise on his birthday: No one wants to come to his party. Special Appearances by Halle Berry, Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., Brian McKnight, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Rock, Salt-n-Pepa, Donnie Simpson, Will Smith and Robert Townsend.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne

John Wesley ... Mr. Jim
Adrian Tibbs ... Lil' Dawg
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Howard McCrary ... Keyboard Player
Ray Massara ... Buckwhite

Halle Berry ... Herself

Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. ... Himself

Brian McKnight ... Himself

Shaquille O'Neal ... Himself

Chris Rock ... Himself
Salt-N-Pepa ... Themselves

Donnie Simpson ... Himself

Will Smith ... Himself

Robert Townsend ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 21: Homeo & Juliet

28 February 1996
Martin's worried when Gina's role in a play requires that she kiss another man, but when the actor is injured, Martin stands in -- creating an outrageous version of "Romeo and Juliet" for a benefit performance.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Dorien Wilson ... Kelly Garrett

Roy Fegan ... James Earl Jackson
Maria Diaz ... Dancer
Kerri Ann James ... Dancer

Andrea Kelly Konno ... Dancer (as Kelly Konno)
Rashona Miller ... Dancer
Shalana Miller ... Dancer
Kimberly Morrow ... Dancer
Elizabeth Ramos ... Dancer
Chonique Sneed ... Dancer
Tiaraya Soo ... Dancer
Lani Tuyor-Stanbery ... Dancer (as Lani Stanbery)

Season 4, Episode 22: The Cabin Show

7 March 1996
Gina's got her heart set on a romantic weekend, but Martin is determined to watch his ball game. Then Martin and Pam get lost in the woods together and discover that their relationship is not what it seems.

Season 4, Episode 23: The Tooth Will Set You Free

28 March 1996
Pam is hypnotized for a painful dental procedure, but Martin's interference results in Pam's behaving like Martin on her date that night.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Edna "Mama" Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins / Roscoe / Jerome / Elroy / Bob / King Beef / Various

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Steve White ... Dr. Friendly

Allan Louis ... Michael Angelo Jones
Karla Green ... Kid

Season 4, Episode 24: Martin, I Want to Sing

4 April 1996
Martin tries to manage the fledgling music career of Pam's talented cousin.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Nicci Gilbert ... Alesha (as Nichole Gilbert)

Billy 'Sly' Williams ... Dexter Carrington (as Billy Williams)

Tracy Morgan ... Hustle Man
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Howard McCrary ... Keyboard Player
Ray Massara ... Buckwhite
Kenneth Whack ... Heckler

Season 4, Episode 25: D.M.V. Blues

25 April 1996
Martin gets into trouble at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown (credit only)

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Sherman Hemsley ... Mr. Washington
Jeri Gray ... Miss Gerri
Dennis Singletary ... Poindexter
Ross Leon ... Darcel

Bentley Kyle Evans ... Titus

Mister Jones ... Pickpocket Man (as Leslie A. Jones)
Alfie Silas ... Singer #1 (as Alfie Silas Durio)
Lisa Banks ... Singer #2
Julie Griffin ... Singer #3

Season 4, Episode 26: Why Can't We Be Friends: Part 1

2 May 1996

Season 4, Episode 27: Why Can't We Be Friends: Part 2

2 May 1996


Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Is You Is or Is You Ain't

5 September 1996
Martin can't resist telling everyone when Gina says she might be pregnant. When Martin messes up the pregnancy test, he must go on a midnight hunt for another one.

Season 5, Episode 2: Back in Trouble Again

12 September 1996
Martin throws out his back but is determined that Gina won't find out, since she'd asked him not to play basketball right before her awards dinner.

Season 5, Episode 3: Sophomore Jinx

19 September 1996
Martin thinks that Gina wants a divorce.

Season 5, Episode 4: Working Girls

26 September 1996
Gina and Pam clash while trying to get a hip underwear designer to hire their marketing firm.

Season 5, Episode 5: Boo's in the House

31 October 1996
On Halloween, Martin and the gang visit his prospective new house--and get a real scare.

Season 5, Episode 6: Banging Hard in the School Yard

7 November 1996
Martin thinks he and the guys can beat Gina's women's basketball team--until he finds out that her players are members of the U.S.A. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM (themselves).

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)
Teresa Edwards ... Herself
Rebecca Lobo ... Herself
Dawn Staley ... Herself

Sheryl Swoopes ... Herself

John Wesley ... Mr. Jim
Adrianne Harris ... Firefighter
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey

Gwen McGee ... Construction Worker
Fred Pinkard ... Mr. Oldman
Adrian Tibbs ... Lil' Dawg

Nafeesa Monroe ... Soldier

Season 5, Episode 7: The Life You Save... Might Make You Rich

14 November 1996
After saving a Nigerian prince's life, Martin finds out that the ruler wants Gina for his concubine.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)
Ernest Thomas ... Prince Uche
Paul Bates ... Chigbo
Laurie Faso ... Waiter
Nzingha Camara ... African Dancer #1
Rita W. Davis ... African Dancer #3
Maamani M. Butler ... African Dancer #4
Nikkanni Andrews ... African Dancer #5
Orekhio W. Samuel ... Drummer #1
Jeffrey Reed ... Drummer #2
Rene Fisher ... Drummer #3
Rashon Khan ... Drummer #4

Season 5, Episode 8: Snow White

21 November 1996
Tensions rise in the gang's ski trip when Pam brings an Afro-centric extremist along and Tommy seems to be moving toward marriage with his white girlfriend.

Season 5, Episode 9: Come on over to My Place

5 December 1996
When his mom interupts his date, Cole finally gets his own apartment--but no one else wants to be in it.

Season 5, Episode 10: Scrooge

19 December 1996
Miserly Martin is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. JACKIE CHAN makes a special appearance as himself.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Jackie Chan ... Himself
Braden Williams ... Young Martin
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Jamie Starr ... Billy
Jonathan Roger Neal ... Bully #1 (as Jonathan Neal)
Brandon Alexander ... Bully #2 (as Walter Brandon Alexander)

Season 5, Episode 11: Waiting, Debating & Ovulating

9 January 1997
Martin and Gina try to conceive, but when he's called for jury duty he ends up being sequestered.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)
Baillie Gerstein ... Clerk
Tamara Cruz ... Tiffany (as Tamara McDonald)

John Eric Bentley ... Security Guard (as John Bentley)
Tanya Brooks ... Judge Justice
Omega Kayne ... Male Juror (as Le'Mark Cruise)

Season 5, Episode 12: You Play Too Much

23 January 1997
Martin and the gang trade practical jokes until one prank gets out of control. Method Man guest stars as himself. Erik Estrada also guest stars.

Season 5, Episode 13: Ain't That About a Ditch

30 January 1997
With Gina out of town, Martin tries to have a little fun with the guys--until Gina's mother visits unexpectedly. TONE LOC guest stars as himself.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (credit only) (as Tisha Campbell)

Judyann Elder ... Nadine Waters (as Judy Ann Elder)

Tone Loc ... Himself

John Cothran ... Mr. Willie (as John Cothran Jr.)
Adrian Tibbs ... Lil' Dawg
Edith Grant ... Fine Sister

Shelly Desai ... Habib
Elston Ridgle ... Big Bouncer
Ray Massara ... Buckwhite

Season 5, Episode 14: Goin' Overboard: Part 1

13 February 1997
When Gina misses the departure of a Valentine's Day cruise, Martin is left alone with Pam, Tommy and Cole until a sexy woman becomes interested in Martin. Pam and Tommy also find romance on the high seas--but not with each other. TED LANGE and LAUREN TEWES guest star. First part of a two-part episode.

Season 5, Episode 15: Goin' Overboard: Part 2

13 February 1997
On a cruise, Martin must evade an aggressive woman. Pam wakes up in bed with Cole. BERNIE KOPELL, TED LANGE and JILL WHELAN guest star. Second part of a two-part episode.

Season 5, Episode 16: Power to the People's Court

20 February 1997
Tommy represents himself when Sheneneh sues him, unaware she's hired legal superstar Ronnie Cochran.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne / Sheneneh Jenkins (voice)

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (credit only) (as Tisha Campbell)
Mark Curry ... Ronnie Cochran
Maura McDade ... Shanise McGillicuddy

Lawrence Mandley ... Judge Marshall Thurgood (as Lawrence A. Mandley)

Spencer Scott ... Process Server
John West ... Bailiff

Season 5, Episode 17: I, Martin, Take Thee, Pam?

6 March 1997
On a return trip to the Bahamas, Martin realizes that his marriage certificate lists Pam as his wife. David Alan Grier gueststars.

Season 5, Episode 18: Auction

20 March 1997
After giving Pam an annoying cuckoo clock, Martin finds out that it's a valuable antique.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (credit only) (as Tisha Campbell)

Christine Healy ... Sister Mary Tyler
Cliff Emmich ... Billy Joe
Maura McDade ... Shanise McGillicuddy
Ray Massara ... Buckwhite

Season 5, Episode 19: Daddy Dearest

3 April 1997
Tommy's ex-Marine dad visits, and Martin makes a bad business decision when he invests in Nipsey's as a silent partner.

Season 5, Episode 20: Stake-Out

10 April 1997
Martin uses surveillance equipment to track a criminal for a huge reward. KEITH SWEAT guest stars

Season 5, Episode 21: Goin' for Mine

17 April 1997
After being laid off, Pam gets an opportunity to work at a record company.

Season 5, Episode 22: One Flew over the Hoochie's Nest

24 April 1997
Pam's identical-looking cousin escapes from an insane asylum and takes over Pam's life.

Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (credit only) (as Tisha Campbell)

Zelda Rubinstein ... Nurse Froyd
Maura McDade ... Shanise McGillicuddy
Holly Martin Riddle ... Nurse
Eric Payne ... Orderly #1
John T. Grantham ... Orderly #2 (as John Grantham)
Kenneth Whack ... Jheri-Curl Man

Season 5, Episode 23: California, Here We Come: Part 1

1 May 1997


Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)

Alan Blumenfeld ... Mr. Greenberg

Casey Biggs ... Mr. Rollins (as Casey Bigg)
Maura McDade ... Shanise McGillicuddy
Michael Colyar ... Mr. Whitaker

Season 5, Episode 24: California, Here We Come: Part 2

1 May 1997


Martin Lawrence ... Martin Payne

Thomas Mikal Ford ... Tommy Strawn

Tichina Arnold ... Pamela James

Carl Anthony Payne II ... Cole Brown

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Gina Waters-Payne (as Tisha Campbell)
Thomas Hearns ... Himself (as Tommy Hearns)

Lisa Leslie ... Herself

George Clinton ... Himself
Lou Rawls ... Himself
Maura McDade ... Shanise McGillicuddy

John Wesley ... Mr. Jim
Sheree Devereaux ... Secretary
Jeri Gray ... Miss Gerri
Sean Lampkin ... Nipsey
Adrian Tibbs ... Lil' Dawg

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