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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 »

Also Known As:

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

Thomas Mikal Ford was the only cast member to appear physically in every episode of the series. See more »

Quotes

Gina: Struck by lightning, stay away from me!
Martin: The Lord know I just be playin' around!
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Referenced in Music Movies: Little Shop of Horrors (2012) See more »

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One of the Funniest Sitcoms Ever
22 March 2002 | by apursansarSee all my reviews

Martin Lawrence is absolutely hilarious in this show; the rest of the cast is extremely funny as well. Martin's physical humor is great, this is maybe the only sitcom that has so frequently made me laugh out loud--really hard. Anytime Martin goes nuts over something he starts making all these weird faces and starts jumping and running around, and it's incredibly, ridiculously funny, and it seems to happen nearly every episode. Watch the reruns that come on late night on USA, you won't be disappointed.


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