The BEST episodes of Martin

Every episode of Martin ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Martin!

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.

Last Updated: 12/19/2023Network: FOXStatus: Ended
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Ain't Nuttin' Goin' on But the Rent
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8.81
81 votes

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

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/2/1995

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Boo's in the House
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8.77
87 votes

#2 - Boo's in the House

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/31/1996

The prospect of owning a home gets scarier when Martin and Gina buy their "dream house" on Halloween, but soon find that the place is a haunted, calamity-filled horror.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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The Romantic Weekend
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8.66
65 votes

#3 - The Romantic Weekend

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/27/1995

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Girlfriend
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8.60
55 votes

#4 - Girlfriend

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/13/1995

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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All the Players Came
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8.51
53 votes

#5 - All the Players Came

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/16/1995

Musical guest: Outkast

Directors: Gerren Keith
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I Don't Have the Heart
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8.43
61 votes

#6 - I Don't Have the Heart

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/27/1994

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Working Girls
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8.42
50 votes

#7 - Working Girls

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/26/1996

Gina is all ready for an underwear ad presentation until Cole accidentally erases her computer. She goes to Pam for help, but her friend is too busy with a date. Under pressure during her pitch, Gina is incoherent, forcing Pam to step in and save the day. The clients are so impressed that they put Pam in charge, causing Gina to feel betrayed. Pam struggles to pull it off, but in the end she has to rely on Gina to win the account.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Old School Loving
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8.41
46 votes

#8 - Old School Loving

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/1995

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Homeo & Juliet
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8.39
36 votes

#9 - Homeo & Juliet

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/29/1996

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Love is a Beach
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8.38
29 votes

#10 - Love is a Beach

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/18/1995

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Checks, Lies, and Videotape
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8.37
78 votes

#11 - Checks, Lies, and Videotape

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/13/1993

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.

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Hollywood Swinging (2)
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8.36
75 votes

#12 - Hollywood Swinging (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/14/1993

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Workin' Day & Night
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8.36
146 votes

#13 - Workin' Day & Night

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/26/1993

Martin decides to become more macho after Stan, as well as Tommy and Cole, convince him that Gina has been controlling his life, and that he is 'whipped'. So to prove it, he decides to work double duty at the station just because Gina told him not to. And as usual, Martin takes things overboard and his antics to prove that Gina is not in control of his life cause other men to disrespect their women also, which leads to a big show-down at the radio station.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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The Closer I Get to You
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8.35
84 votes

#14 - The Closer I Get to You

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/6/1994

After the host of the show Word On The Street, is arrested and dragged off the set right before airtime, Martin is pressed into service as a last-minute fill-in. And after his advice on the show brings an arguing couple back together, Martin begins referring to himself as the Love Doctor, and begins handing out relationship advice to everyone he meets. Little does he know though, that his advice to Tommy would pay such high dividents for Tommy and Pam, yet leave his shocked and speechless.

Directors: Gerren Keith
Writer: Kenny Buford
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Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with Martin
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8.34
79 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/22/1993

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Come on Over to My Place
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8.34
47 votes

#16 - Come on Over to My Place

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/1996

Cole attempts to entertain a girl at his Mom's house. But Mom shows up and ruins everything. Cole gets his own apartment. But it turns out to be a real dive. Cole and Shanise are happy anyway.

Directors: Gerren Keith
Writer: Kenny Buford
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He Say, She Say
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8.34
97 votes

#17 - He Say, She Say

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/14/1995

After breaking up with Big Shirley, Martin convinces Cole to get back into the dating scene. At the club, Cole falls for a pretty woman who has just appeared on "America's Most Wanted". Now the gang has to come up with a plan to save their pal. Meanwhile, Tommy and Pam decide to see other people.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Crunchy Drawers
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8.34
53 votes

#18 - Crunchy Drawers

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/17/1994

Martin dreams he is attracted to Pam.

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Really, Gina Is Not My Lover
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8.31
126 votes

#19 - Really, Gina Is Not My Lover

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/29/1993

After a painful toothache, Gina has a bad experience at the dentist's office. She has had novacaine, her face is swollen and bruised all over, she's drooling uncontrollably, and her speech is badly slurred. She looks like a mess! But Martin is determined to win the Man of the Decade award at his high school reunion that evening. His pride makes him want to brag to all his old schoolmates that he is rich and famous, and has a beautiful fashion model girlfriend. If anyone saw what his girlfriend really looked like, it would completely shatter his contrived image.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Jerome's in the House
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8.27
85 votes

#20 - Jerome's in the House

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/1/1993

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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You've Got a Friend
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8.26
96 votes

#21 - You've Got a Friend

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/10/1993

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.

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Thanks for Nothing
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8.25
79 votes

#22 - Thanks for Nothing

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/21/1993

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.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Beauty and the Beast
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8.25
301 votes

#23 - Beauty and the Beast

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/27/1992

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.

Directors: Stan Lathan
Writer: John Bowman
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Mother of the Bride
star
8.24
33 votes

#24 - Mother of the Bride

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/23/1995

Gina's mother hires a high class wedding planner who promises to arrange the day of Gina's dreams. But Martin wants to seek out a more economical (cheaper) alternative. So he hires his own personal consultant -- Hustle Man.

Directors: Gerren Keith
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Variety Show
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8.24
68 votes

#25 - Variety Show

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/29/1993

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.

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