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Martin 

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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character Tommy Ford is often the pun of not having a job since his job is unknown ("YOU DON'T GOT NO JOB, MANNN!!!!"). However there are hints throughout the show of what Tommy's actual occupation may be: In several episodes Tommy gets Martin and the gang to participate in events to help mentor and aid troubled youth through his job (the episode where Martin reunites with his favorite childhood teacher Mrs. Trinidad; the Christmas episodes where they help the kids). It can be strongly alluded that Tommy worked for a Boys & Girls Club- type organization. See more »

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Sheneneh: Kid, can you kiss me like you did that light-skinned girl in House Party?
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Referenced in Ride (1998) See more »

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I don't care what they say....Martin was the M-A-N!!!!
5 August 2002 | by raysondSee all my reviews

Despite of what some people may say about this series,let me say that this was show was in fact the most watched show on Thursday nights when it ran for five astounding seasons on FOX(from 1992-97). This sitcom was at the height of its time,going up against the grain with other shows of the 90's that including "Living Single","In Living Color","Roc" and the urban crime drama "New York Undercover" as well as the medical show,"ER"(which was on a rival network). Martin in the first two seasons was a radio personality who had his own talk show and was living with his girlfriend Gina(whom later on in the series would get married played by Tisha Campbell),and sometimes hang out with his boys Tommy and Cole and ALWAYS would make sly remarks and putdowns on everybody who stepped up to him in the wrong way and most of the time would insult Gina's best friend Pam. What made that show stand out was the comedical timing and hilarious hijinks between Pam and Martin in which he would put her down and she would get right back at him;in other words Martin Lawrence and Techina Arnold made the show what it was and sometimes it would have me laughing hard and crying at the same time,but there were times when Martin would be some very sticky situations but he always manages to get himself out of them. From the characters that Martin played which included Jerome,Snotty nose kid, Mama Payne,and Sheneaah you never know what to expect. One very hilarious show. Thank God that USA Network shows it in repeats twice a day(and in some markets three to four times a day including weekends on some stations)and to me it was one funny laugh out loud riot. Martin, you're the M-A-N!!!!!


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