The BEST Episodes of Martin

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2019

Martin is a sassy sitcom centering on a radio-and-television personality named Martin Payne. The series focuses on Martin's romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina Waters, his job changes from a radio personality to a television personality, and the variety of friends Martin hangs out with along the way: the loud-mouthed and sassy Pam James and his best friends Tommy Strong and Cole Brown. Star, Martin Lawrence, also portrays of host of wild characters on the show. His neighbor Sheneneh; his mother Mama Payne; Otis the security guard; Jerome the gold-toothed player; Roscoe the snot-nosed kid who's always looking for a leg up; Bob, the white guy, King-Beef, Elroy, and many more. Martin is the center of attention, as each episode takes you from one hilarious circumstance to another. Hijinks, laughter, quick-witted banter, and lotsa love, make this series one to last forever.

Checks, Lies, and Videotape

#1 - Checks, Lies, and Videotape

Season 1 - Episode 27

Martin and Gina try to expose a crooked preacher, Reverend Leon Lonnie Love, as a fraud, after he cons thousands of dollars from his church members, including Mama Payne. To do so, they decide to have Gina lure him to her apartment so she can elicit a confession out of him and then capture it on videotape.

star 8.62
74 votes
Love is a Beach

#2 - Love is a Beach

Season 3 - Episode 27

Martin and Gina flee to the Bahamas with Tommy and Pam to escape their families constant bickering. As the couples make last minute preparations, Martin gets stuck in an elevator with Tommy, while Pam accidentally ruins Gina's wedding gown. After the diasters have passed, Martin and Gina are free to take part in their long-awaited oceanside wedding.

star 8.61
28 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Jacque Edmonds, Cheryl Holliday
Goin' Overboard (2)

#3 - Goin' Overboard (2)

Season 5 - Episode 15

Martin and the gang are on a cruise ship with The Love Boat characters. Martin is doomed to finish the trip without Gina, who missed the boat, and is stalked by a suicidal temptress. Tommy thinks that Pam is suddenly interested in Cole, after finding them in bed together.

star 8.58
24 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Michael Carrington
The Romantic Weekend

#4 - The Romantic Weekend

Season 3 - Episode 24

Gina is envious when Tommy and Pam plan to celebrate their six-month anniversary at a luxurious resort. When she complains to Martin about why they never do anything special, Martin takes Gina on a vacation to Chilligan's Island, a dreadful and low-rate resort that was advertised on the back of a cereal box. As the two try to make the best of their stay, they inadvertantly run into Tommy and Pam who also are vacationing at the resort.

star 8.58
69 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Matt Diamond, Guy Torry
Homeo & Juliet

#5 - Homeo & Juliet

Season 4 - Episode 21

Gina & Pam have taken roles in an upcoming play to help raise money for needy kids. Martin continually disrupts rehearsal because he doesn't like the Olde English speech being used in the play. But everything comes to a head when Martin finds out the leading man will have to kiss the leading lady (Gina) during the play. He causes the leading man to fall and injure himself, leaving the actors without a leading man. Martin then has to improvise with his own "homeboy" interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.

star 8.54
39 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Michael Ajakwe Jr.
Love is in Your Face (2)

#6 - Love is in Your Face (2)

Season 2 - Episode 19

With Gina out of his life, Martin reconsiders his decision to let her go to New York to move on with her life, and he sets out to win her back. (Part 2 of 2)

star 8.49
35 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Dianne Burroughs, Joey Gutierrez
Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with Martin

#7 - Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with Martin

Season 1 - Episode 24

Tommy's new girlfriend Shannon has an ex-lover that can't seem to let her alone. Eventually he and his gang of thugs confront Tommy and beat him up. Martin and Cole go after this angry group of little people to avenge Tommy's beating, by throwing their weight around and bullying the patrons in the little people's bar. But in the end, they almost get beaten up themselves.

star 8.47
75 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Bennie R. Richburg Jr.
Girlfriend

#8 - Girlfriend

Season 3 - Episode 23

Gina's conceited college friend comes to town. She's so offensive that Martin and Pam call a truce in their never ending fights and team up to expose her lurid past. Later, Martin invites Monique to appear on his tv talk show, and he exposes her to all of Detroit.

star 8.43
60 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Darice Rollins, Teri Schaffer Hicks
Hollywood Swinging (2)

#9 - Hollywood Swinging (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12

In Los Angeles, Martin takes steps to ensure that he gets on Varnel Hill's talk show. During a performance by Jodeci, Martin crashes the stage and tries to join the group in singing. Then on the street, Martin runs into Michael Jackson and gets beat down. Elsewhere, Pam believes that she has tracked down Denzel Washington.

star 8.41
70 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Bennie R. Richburg Jr.
No Love Lost

#10 - No Love Lost

Season 2 - Episode 25

Martin and Gina fight just before going to their engagement party, which Snoop Doggy Dogg has crashed.

star 8.40
45 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Bentley Kyle Evans
Variety Show

#11 - Variety Show

Season 1 - Episode 25

Martin is chosen by his radio station manager to be the producer of a charity variety show for Aids. But in typical Martin Payne fashion, he lets the job go to his head, acts like a tyrant on the set, and alienates everyone around him, even Gina. In the end, Martin is left to do the whole show by himself, and bombs miserably.

star 8.40
63 votes
Writers: Myra J., Bennie R. Richburg Jr., Jane Milmore, Billy Van Zant
Ain't Nuttin' Goin' on But the Rent

#12 - Ain't Nuttin' Goin' on But the Rent

Season 3 - Episode 16

Martin becomes angry when his landlord, Mr. Lopez, increases his rent by 5%. As a result, Martin refuses to pay the rent which leads Mr. Lopez to send him an eviction notice, and also cut off the heat during a terrible blizzard. As Martin and the gang suffer through the weather together, Martin attempts to settle his dispute with Mr. Lopez but discovers the landlord in a compromising situation with another tenant's wife. Martin informs Mr. Lopez that he will keep quiet only if Mr. Lopez reduces the rent and turns the heat back on.

star 8.39
85 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Doreen Spicer
I Don't Have the Heart

#13 - I Don't Have the Heart

Season 2 - Episode 23

Pam starts dating an older, wealthy man who eventually asks her to marry him. Initially, the gang was concerned about he and Pam, because of the age difference. But as time went by, they began to enjoy the perks that go along with being in the entourage of a wealthy industrialist: skybox tickets to games, New shoes for Martin, exotic trips to far away places. But once Pam breaks her engagement, Martin's hope of winning fame and fortune are dashed.

star 8.38
64 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Diane Burroughs, Joey Gutierrez
Old School Loving

#14 - Old School Loving

Season 4 - Episode 8

Martin meets with Gina's boss, then gets her fired from the ad agency she's been working for. Now that Gina is unemployed, she spends her time rearranging the house, and painting the walls. So Martin tries to convince her boss to take her back.

star 8.36
50 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Samm-Art Williams
Jerome's in the House

#15 - Jerome's in the House

Season 1 - Episode 23

After Pam gets dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to go out on a date with somebody 'different' out of sheer desperation. She decides to go out with Jerome, the player, even though Cole is trying to ask her out.

star 8.35
86 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers:
Thanks for Nothing

#16 - Thanks for Nothing

Season 2 - Episode 13

Martin's crazy relatives and Gina's parents arrive at Martin's house for Thanksgiving dinner. When Mama Payne hears the news, she panics trying to get away fast, and jumps out of the window. Gina can only watch from the window as Mama Payne soars to the ground.

star 8.34
85 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Jacque Edmonds
Break Up (3)

#17 - Break Up (3)

Season 1 - Episode 20

Martin and his new girlfriend Nicole realize that they both are still in love with their rgeir former lovers, and break up. Billy Dee Williams guest stars on Martin's radio show and convinces him that he'd be foolish to lose Gina. Martin barges in on Gina while she's with another man, and tries to win her back.

star 8.34
80 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: John Bowman
Whoomp! There It Ain't

#18 - Whoomp! There It Ain't

Season 2 - Episode 14

After Pam catches Martin and Gina sneaking out of her party to have quickie sex, Pam challenges them to see if they can abstain from having sex for two weeks. Martin and Gina decide to make a bet to see who will be the first one to give in to their primal urges. Martin tries lure Gina into giving in by using soft music & candles, but Gina wears her sexiest blue dress to entice Martin to give in.

star 8.34
86 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Cheryl Holliday
Radio Days

#19 - Radio Days

Season 1 - Episode 13

Stan decides to hire a new female talk show host and place her as co-host of Martin's show, to boost the station's ratings. At first Martin feels threatened by the move and is very stand-offish. But she soon warms him up with her charm, and Martin finds that he has become very attracted to her. Even though he loves Gina, he still feels a strong attraction to Monica, and tries to resist the temptation to be with her.

star 8.32
87 votes
Directors: Tony Singletary
Writers: Lisa Rosenthal
The Hoedown in Motown

#20 - The Hoedown in Motown

Season 2 - Episode 26

Stan is getting busted by the IRS for 20 years worth of back taxes, so he must sell the radio station. The new owner takes over and turns it into a country & western station. Martin tries to adapt. He buys a big cowboy hat, boots and tight jeans, but he's just not good at country & western.

star 8.32
50 votes
Crunchy Drawers

#21 - Crunchy Drawers

Season 2 - Episode 24

Martin dreams he is attracted to Pam.

star 8.31
54 votes
You've Got a Friend

#22 - You've Got a Friend

Season 2 - Episode 8

Gina starts to hang around with a new male friend. They go shopping together alot. Martin gets suspicious. So he threatens the guy and drives him away. But after getting rid of him, Martin realizes he made a mistake when Gina drags him along to shop for ladies shoes.

star 8.31
102 votes
Beauty and the Beast

#23 - Beauty and the Beast

Season 1 - Episode 1

Martin gets in trouble with Gina when she listens in on his radio show and hears his insensitive remarks about women. When Martin gets home, Gina calls him into the bedroom, away from his friends Tommy and Cole. Martin gets chewed out, but give her attitude. So she threatens to leave him. Martin eventually gives in. But then Gina agrees to put on an act in front of Tommy and Cole by pretending that Martin won, if he attends a fancy dinner with her that night.

star 8.29
352 votes
Directors: Stan Lathan
Writers: John Bowman
The Tooth Will Set You Free

#24 - The Tooth Will Set You Free

Season 4 - Episode 23

After undergoing hypnosis at the dentist's office for an aching tooth, Pam becomes a different person whenever clapping occurs. She goes on a blind date with an artist, at his showing, and nobody realizes that she is still under hypnosis.

star 8.29
35 votes
Directors: Gerren Keith
Writers: Darcel The Fat Doctor Blagmon
Suspicious Minds

#25 - Suspicious Minds

Season 2 - Episode 17

Martin's new CD Walkman disappears. Stan convinces him that one of his friends must have taken it since they all have keys to his apartment. Martin goes around to each of his good friends and accuses them. Then it turns out he's wrong when the real taker of the Walkman innocently returns it to Martin.

star 8.28
108 votes