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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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Martin See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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

[repeated line]
Martin: Get to steppin'! Step!
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Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Venue (2017) See more »

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this is boring!
13 September 2005 | by KrisszSee all my reviews

I have only seen this show once but I don't need to see more to say THAT IT SUCKS! This is the worst show EVER to be made! There is no point in the show, the jokes are just awful and the actors - wow don't start on that one! the whole show just feels to be a "wannabe Cosby-show" with all black actors and all black language. But "Martin" just show how all the ones involved didn't care about the outcome of the show. they just made something really quick, and didn't concentrate to be serious or to make a point for the show.

Martin Lawrence is NOT funny, and that includes all his movies! He is a wannabe "Eddie Murphey" and plays at least two roles in the same production. Eddie could do it, and he was funny, but Martin is almost as a person on dope! He is just saying all kind of stuff that doesn't make sense, and he doesn't concentrate to play his roles seriously! He just jumps around as a kangaroo and talks as if he had smoked some dope or something.

this "show" is NOT in the league as: "Married...With Children" "Friends" "Two guys, a girl and a pizza place" or "Frasier" These shows is funny, and they are not just a lame excuse for some b-movie stars own show. "Martin" is just a show for a stupid and awful actor, who (as anyone else) just makes a show because he had made two movies.

The last thing Martin Lawrence needs to do, its make a CD. Then he is just as: Will Smith, Hillary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, Kirstie Alley, etc etc. Just because they have made one (or two) great movies (or appeared in one), then they have to make their own show and music to become stars as Cameron Diaz or Orlando Bloom.

These "wannabe stars" is just some frustrated young jerks, who tries every thing to become famous. i hate it, and that is what i think "Martin" is a part of! if i should rate this show from 1 to 10 then ill give it: Awful


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