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13th May '16 4:20:47 AM Morgenthaler
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13th May '16 4:20:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Unlike the traditional sitcom protagonist, Martin is the furthest thing from mild-mannered. He's loud, abrasive, and belligerent--and that's how he acts towards his ''friends''. More often than not, though, his conscience makes him do the right thing ([[DoTheRightThing no pun intended]]).

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Unlike the traditional sitcom protagonist, Martin is the furthest thing from mild-mannered. He's loud, abrasive, and belligerent--and that's how he acts towards his ''friends''. More often than not, though, his conscience makes him do the right thing ([[DoTheRightThing no pun intended]]).thing.
26th Mar '16 7:20:58 PM MJC
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** After many years, WordofGod finally settled this. [[spoiler:According to [[http://www.vh1.com/news/250799/tisha-campbell-reveals-tommys-job/ Tisha Campbell]] he works as a guidance counselor at the Boys & Girls Club.]] This actually makes the EarlyInstallmentWeirdness make sense in retrospect.
14th Dec '15 7:52:04 AM creader
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* TheCastShowoff: Both Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold demonstrate their singing voices in a few episodes.


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* {{Mondegreen}}: For the record, Tommy's last name is '''Strawn''', not '''Strong''', as so many fans initially believed.
15th Nov '15 9:14:03 PM Generations91
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* BrooklynRage: Pam is a strange example because while she isn't from the boroughs, Tichina Arnold's New York accent shines whenever she's particularly annoyed or angered.
13th Nov '15 6:17:03 PM Chubzhac
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** The episode is also titled "Going for Mine," which at the time (when the series was doomed) might have easily had a fictional and a real-world meaning for the character and the actress.

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** The episode is also titled "Going for Mine," which at the time (when the series was doomed) might have easily had a fictional and a real-world meaning for the character and the actress. Furthermore, the episodes leading up to the series finale were heavily focused on Pam.
8th Jul '15 10:19:31 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Martin''''' (1992-1997) is a [[{{SitCom}} sitcom]] that aired on {{FOX}} during TheNineties, starring Creator/MartinLawrence as [[TheDanza Martin Payne]], a Detroit disc jockey (later TV talk show host) and his various misadventures with his girlfriend (later wife) Gina (Tisha Campbell), homeboys Tommy (Thomas Mikal Ford) and Cole (Carl Anthony Payne II), and Gina's friend Pam (Tichina Arnold). For about four seasons or so, it was one of FOX's most popular shows.

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''Martin''
(1992-1997) is a [[{{SitCom}} sitcom]] that aired on {{FOX}} during TheNineties, starring Creator/MartinLawrence as [[TheDanza Martin Payne]], a Detroit disc jockey (later TV talk show host) and his various misadventures with his girlfriend (later wife) Gina (Tisha Campbell), homeboys Tommy (Thomas Mikal Ford) and Cole (Carl Anthony Payne II), and Gina's friend Pam (Tichina Arnold). For about four seasons or so, it was one of FOX's most popular shows.
10th Apr '15 12:51:04 AM tenryufan
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* ActingForTwo: Besides the title role, Martin Lawrence plays a ''ridiculous'' amount of recurring characters.
20th Jan '15 11:51:39 AM kalel32688
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'''''Martin''''' is a [[{{SitCom}} sitcom]] that aired on {{FOX}} during TheNineties, starring Martin Lawrence as [[TheDanza Martin Payne]], a Detroit disc jockey (later TV talk show host) and his various misadventures with his girlfriend (later wife) Gina (Tisha Campbell), homeboys Tommy (Thomas Mikal Ford) and Cole (Carl Anthony Payne II), and Gina's friend Pam (Tichina Arnold). For about four seasons or so, it was one of FOX's most popular shows.

And then it was discovered that Lawrence was abusing drugs. [[FromBadToWorse Even worse]], Campbell sued him for sexual harassment. At that point, she refused to be in the same room as him, even when filming. Needless to say, the writers had a difficult time writing around this (they basically had the couple interact by yelling from different rooms or talking on the phone with a split screen).

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'''''Martin''''' (1992-1997) is a [[{{SitCom}} sitcom]] that aired on {{FOX}} during TheNineties, starring Martin Lawrence Creator/MartinLawrence as [[TheDanza Martin Payne]], a Detroit disc jockey (later TV talk show host) and his various misadventures with his girlfriend (later wife) Gina (Tisha Campbell), homeboys Tommy (Thomas Mikal Ford) and Cole (Carl Anthony Payne II), and Gina's friend Pam (Tichina Arnold). For about four seasons or so, it was one of FOX's most popular shows.

And then it was discovered that Lawrence was abusing drugs. [[FromBadToWorse Even worse]], Campbell sued him for sexual harassment. At that point, she refused to be in the same room as him, Lawrence, even when filming. Needless to say, the writers had a difficult time writing around this (they basically had the couple interact by yelling from different rooms or talking on the phone with a split screen).



!This show provides examples of:

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!This !!This show provides examples of:



* TheAlcoholic: Recurring character Marian, who shows up at parties, clubs, and even in the audience of Martin's talk show, always loud, always slurring her words, and frequently saying random, inappropriate things.
** In the episode "Get a Job," she states that it's medication, not liquor, that causes her behavior.

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* TheAlcoholic: Recurring character Marian, who shows up at parties, clubs, and even in the audience of Martin's talk show, always loud, always slurring her words, and frequently saying random, inappropriate things.
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things. In the episode "Get a Job," she states that it's medication, not liquor, that causes her behavior.



** An ''even better'' example would be the character titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Angry Man:]]

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** An ''even better'' example would be the character titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Angry Man:]]Man]]:



* BerserkButton: In the episode "C.R.E.A.M.," Martin flies into a murderous rage whenever Cole mentions his idea of a soup restaurant where the soup is free but the spoons are rented out, to be known as "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rent-'Em-Spoons]]." MCHammer nearly suffers a similar attack at the end of the episode when he pitches the same idea and name.

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* BerserkButton: In the episode "C.R.E.A.M.," Martin flies into a murderous rage whenever Cole mentions his idea of a soup restaurant where the soup is free but the spoons are rented out, to be known as "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rent-'Em-Spoons]]." MCHammer Music/MCHammer nearly suffers a similar attack at the end of the episode when he pitches the same idea and name.



* BreakTheHaughty: Very common plot since Martin is so full of himself, but most noticeable during his long job search after losing his radio station gig.
* BurgerFool: Martin is forced to take a job at Hoochie Burger during his extensive job hunt.
* CargoCult: A long spell of unemployment depresses Martin, and he [[TheRunaway takes off in secret]] for a place called "The Golden Palace," where subjects worship Brother Rock, and seek "to see the light, and to get yourself right." Everything about the cult itself is played for comedy, but the conflict between Gina and Martin is genuine. Gina is sincerely upset when Martin initially refuses to leave the cult and come home with her.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Very A very common plot since Martin is so [[ItsAllAboutMe full of himself, himself]], but most noticeable during his long job search after losing his radio station gig.
* BurgerFool: Martin is forced to take a job at Hoochie Burger during his extensive job hunt.
hunt in early Season 3.
* CargoCult: A long spell of unemployment depresses Martin, and he [[TheRunaway takes off in secret]] for a place called "The Golden Palace," where subjects worship Brother Rock, Rock and seek "to see the light, and to get yourself right." Everything about the cult itself is played {{played for comedy, laughs}}, but the conflict between Gina and Martin is genuine. genuine; Gina is sincerely upset when Martin initially refuses to leave the cult and come home with her.



--> '''Jerome''': Jerome's in the house! I said Jerome's in the hou-ou-ou-ouse!"

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--> '''Jerome''': Jerome's in the house! I said Jerome's in the hou-ou-ou-ouse!"hou-ou-ou-ouse!



** One episode had Christopher "Kid" Reid, Lawrence's and Campbell's co-star from the first two ''House Party'' movies, guest star. He doesn't notice how much Martin resembles his friend Bilal or how much Gina resembles his character's LoveInterest Sydney.

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** One episode had Christopher "Kid" Reid, Lawrence's and Campbell's co-star from the first two ''House Party'' ''Film/HouseParty'' movies, guest star. He doesn't notice how much Martin resembles his friend Bilal or how much Gina resembles his character's LoveInterest Sydney.



** Probably the most complex example is where Martin receives a handheld TV and comments that he can now see ''Def Comedy Jam'' and the Martin show." What Martin show?

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** Probably the most complex example is where Martin receives a handheld TV and comments that he can now see ''Def Comedy Jam'' and the "the Martin show." What Martin show?



* ClusterFBomb: Done hilariously, complete with radio-friendly bleeps, on two occasions. The first involves Martin taking it out on a listener [[BerserkButton who made fun of Gina]], and the second features him [[CrowningMomentOfFunny finally cursing out the new radio station owner]], [[spoiler:which led to Martin being fired]].

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* ClusterFBomb: Done hilariously, complete with radio-friendly bleeps, on two occasions. The first involves Martin taking it out on a listener [[BerserkButton who made fun of Gina]], and the second features him [[CrowningMomentOfFunny finally cursing out the new radio station owner]], [[spoiler:which led to Martin being fired]].



* TheDreaded: Mad Dog No Good.

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* TheDreaded: Mad Dog No Good.Good, as played by Gary Coleman.



* FakeHairDrama: Pam's (supposedly) horrible weave makes her the butt of many jokes. Sheneneh's business revolves around this trope since she is a stylist.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Martin is choleric/sanguine, Gina is melancholic, Pam is choleric, Tommy is phlegmatic and Cole is sanguine.
* FriendToAllChildren: Martin has a soft spot for kids, as indicated by his catch-phrase "Marty-Mart luv da kids."

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* FakeHairDrama: Pam's (supposedly) horrible weave makes her the butt of many jokes. jokes.
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Sheneneh's business revolves around this trope since she is a stylist.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Martin is choleric/sanguine, Gina is melancholic, Pam is choleric, Tommy is phlegmatic phlegmatic, and Cole is sanguine.
sanguine.
* FriendToAllChildren: Martin has a soft spot for kids, as indicated by his catch-phrase {{catch phrase}} "Marty-Mart luv da kids."



* TheHyena: Tommy.
* IncomingHam: Martin.

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* TheHyena: Tommy.
Tommy
* IncomingHam: Martin.Martin



** Martin, as well, could be selfish or stubborn to extremes. And let's not forget his habit of throwing people out of his house.

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** Martin, as well, Martin could be selfish or stubborn to extremes. And let's not forget his habit of throwing people out of his house.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A whole episode is dedicated to this. It's Martin's birthday, and no one wants to show up to his party because he's ... abrasive. Throughout, contrasting clips are shown of Martin's [[{{Jerkass}} meaner]] and [[JerkWithAHeartofGold kinder]] sides. [[spoiler:Turns out it was all a trick to get him to come to a surprise party.]]

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A whole episode is dedicated to this. It's Martin's birthday, and no one wants to show up to his party because he's ... he's...abrasive. Throughout, contrasting clips are shown of Martin's [[{{Jerkass}} meaner]] and [[JerkWithAHeartofGold kinder]] sides. [[spoiler:Turns out it was all a trick to get him to come to a surprise party.]]



** Tommy's loud, wide-mouthed laugh practically swallows the ham.

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** Tommy's loud, wide-mouthed laugh practically swallows the ham.



* LetsGetDangerous: Otis the Security Guard is out of shape and inept. When insulted, though ... he gets deadly.

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* LetsGetDangerous: Otis the Security Guard is out of shape and inept. When insulted, though ... though...he gets deadly.



* MyOwnPrivateIDo: Of the Plan First, Elope Later variety. Due to their bickering relatives in general and the overbearing Mama Payne in particular, Martin and Gina scrap their plans for their wedding and abscond to the Bahamas with Tommy and Pam. They bounce just before walking down the aisle, in fact.
%%* TheNineties
* NoIndoorVoice: Laquita.

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* MyOwnPrivateIDo: Of the Plan First, Elope Later variety. Due to their bickering relatives in general and the overbearing Mama Payne in particular, Martin and Gina scrap their plans for their wedding and abscond to the Bahamas with Tommy and Pam.Pam (it turns out Cole got on the wrong plane). They bounce just before walking down the aisle, in fact.
%%* TheNineties
* NoIndoorVoice: Laquita.Laquita



--> '''All''': Where?

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--> '''All''': '''Martin''': Where?



** Eventually, nobody believes Tommy has a job at all, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe despite his numerous protests]]. Tommy's frustration is understandable, since [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in one of the first episodes, he is a teacher at the elementary school he and Martin attended as kids]]. This is dropped a very short time later, presumably because [[RuleofFunny it's much funnier to say he ain't got no job, man.]]

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** Eventually, nobody believes Tommy has a job at all, [[YouHaveToBelieveMe despite his numerous protests]]. Tommy's frustration is understandable, since [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness in one of the first episodes, he is a teacher at the elementary school he and Martin attended as kids]]. This is dropped a very short time later, presumably because [[RuleofFunny [[RuleOfFunny it's much funnier to say he ain't got no job, man.]]man]].



** Tommy: "You ain't ''got'' no job!
** Martin: "You ''go'' booooyy!"

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** Tommy: "You ain't ''got'' no job!
job!"
** Martin: "You ''go'' ''go'', booooyy!"



* ShoutOut: The ''Do the Right Thing'' poster in Martin's living room (see ActorAllusion above) as well as a reference to the film where Martin, who's been fired from his radio job by the new manager, throws a small trash can at the window just like how [[Creator/SpikeLee Mookie]] smashes the window at the pizzeria, but with no effect. Martin says "It looked fly when Spike did it."
** Another occurs in the episode "Suspicious Minds" where Martin had himself and his friends dressed in black and sitting around a table to emulate a scene from ''NewJackCity'' to confront them on who took his expensive CD player. Martin even does the "SIT YO FIVE DOLLAR ASS DOWN OR I'LL MAKE CHANGE!" line.
* SinisterMinister: Reverend [[AlliterativeName Leon Lonnie Love]], played by David Alan Grier, is a comedic example.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The ''Do the Right Thing'' poster in Martin's living room (see ActorAllusion above) as well as a reference to the film where Martin, who's been fired from his radio job by the new manager, throws a small trash can at the window just like how [[Creator/SpikeLee Mookie]] smashes the window at the pizzeria, but with no effect. Martin says "It looked fly when Spike did it."
** Another occurs in the episode "Suspicious Minds" where Martin had himself and his friends dressed in black and sitting around a table to emulate a scene from ''NewJackCity'' ''Film/NewJackCity'' to confront them on who took his expensive CD player. Martin even does the "SIT YO FIVE DOLLAR ASS DOWN OR I'LL MAKE CHANGE!" line.
* SinisterMinister: Reverend [[AlliterativeName Leon Lonnie Love]], played by David Alan Grier, is a comedic example. He swindles people and has difficulty controlling his...fleshy urges.



-->'''Martin''': Dammit, Tommy, we don't need umbilical cords! ([[MediumAwareness turning to the audience]]) THIS IS TV!

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-->'''Martin''': Dammit, Tommy, we don't need umbilical cords! ([[MediumAwareness (''[[MediumAwareness turning to the audience]]) audience]]'') THIS IS TV!



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Unlike the traditional sitcom protagonist, Martin is the furthest thing from mild-mannered. He's loud, abrasive, and belligerent --and that's how he acts towards his ''friends''. More often than not, though, his conscience makes him do the right thing ([[DoTheRightThing no pun intended]]).

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Unlike the traditional sitcom protagonist, Martin is the furthest thing from mild-mannered. He's loud, abrasive, and belligerent --and belligerent--and that's how he acts towards his ''friends''. More often than not, though, his conscience makes him do the right thing ([[DoTheRightThing no pun intended]]).
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* AngryBlackMan: Martin would certainly qualify.
** An ''even better'' example would be the character titled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Angry Man:]]
-->'''Angry Man:''' ''[[{{Catchphrase}} "Man, sit yo ass down!"]]''
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