History Series / Martin

26th Nov '17 1:39:06 PM Kingler
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Dragonfly Jones. Subverted ''hilariously'' in that he gets his ass handed to him in every fight.

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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Dragonfly Jones. Jones is a minor character (played by [[ActingForTwo Martin Lawrence]] of course) who seems to have all the traits of a douchey martial artist. Subverted ''hilariously'' in that he gets his ass handed to him in every fight.fight.
* BelligerentSexualTension: In "Crunchy Drawers", Martin is terrorized by [[EroticDream erotic nightmares]] about his [[SitcomArchNemesis enemy]] Pam. When told that dreams can indicate repressed desires, he panics even harder! Ultimately, [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope it's subverted]]; Martin forces himself to see the dreams through, and they end with him gleefully murdering Pam!]] Across town, Pam has similar dreams...



* HonestJohnsDealership: Recurring character Hustle Man (Creator/TracyMorgan) shows up now and then, offering merchandise that may or may not be plot-relevant. Either way, as he repeatedly insists, don't ask where it came from.



* ShockJock: As a DJ, Martin would veer into this territory now and then. Usually when he was mad.



* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Gina is a magnet for physical comedy. For instance, she's been dropped down a garbage chute, knocked out by one of Cole's [[ItMakesSenseInContext toenails]], and spent an entire episode with her head stuck in a bed headboard.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Martin's radio show has its fans, but he is convinced that it's the number one show in the world. He often shouts his "WHAZZUP!!" CatchPhrase in public, expecting people to recognize him. They usually don't.

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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Gina is a magnet [[TheChewToy magnet]] for physical comedy. For instance, she's been dropped down a garbage chute, knocked out by one of Cole's [[ItMakesSenseInContext toenails]], and spent an entire episode with her head stuck in a bed headboard.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Martin's radio show has its fans, but he is he's convinced that it's the number one show in the world.city. He often shouts his "WHAZZUP!!" CatchPhrase in public, expecting people to recognize him. They usually don't.


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* VolleyingInsults: If Martin and Pam ''aren't'' doing this, something is wrong. Pam usually makes fun of his [[HeightAngst height]], while Martin compares her to hairy animals.
27th Sep '17 7:32:02 AM Kingler
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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.

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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.



* WomenAreWiser: Played straight with Gina and Martin. Inverted with Tommy and Pam.

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* WomenAreWiser: Played straight with Gina and Martin. Inverted with Tommy [[TheCasanova Tommy]] and Pam.[[HotBlooded Pam]].
27th Sep '17 7:30:22 AM Kingler
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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Gina is a magnet for physical comedy. For instance, she's been dropped down a garbage chute, knocked out by one of Cole's [[ItMakeseSenseInContext toenails]], and spent an entire episode with her head stuck in a bed headboard.

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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Gina is a magnet for physical comedy. For instance, she's been dropped down a garbage chute, knocked out by one of Cole's [[ItMakeseSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext toenails]], and spent an entire episode with her head stuck in a bed headboard.
27th Sep '17 7:26:25 AM Kingler
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* TheDreaded: Mad Dog No Good, as played by Gary Coleman.

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* TheDreaded: Mad Dog No Good, as played Good is a notorious criminal who tracks Martin down throughout the ep "High Noon". Everyone in Detroit seems to know and fear him. We [[TheUnseen only hear his voice]] most of the time, but finally get to see him in the climax...he's portrayed by [[spoiler: Gary Coleman.Coleman]], by the way.



* ForeheadOfDoom: Gina gets a lot of flak for the size of her head, particularly from [[ObnoxiousInLaws Martin's mother]] who [[SarcasmMode affectionately]] calls her "Applehead".
* FowlMouthedParrot: Gina is forced to take care of Mama Payne's parrot Ruby in "To Kill a Talking Bird". It insults her just like Mama Payne does by calling her things like "[[YouAreFat heifer]]" or "muscle butt".



* IgnoredConfession: Gina ends up [[DeadPetSketch accidentally killing the parrot]] mentioned above. She confesses to her mother in law, who doesn't believe her, reasoning that Gina is too smart (and scared of her...which she is!) to do something like that. Mama Payne assumes she must be taking the fall for Martin.



* ObnoxiousInLaws: See MyBelovedSmother above. Gina's parents, meanwhile, are arrogant but mostly harmless. Martin really loves his mother-in-law, in fact.

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: See MyBelovedSmother above. Gina's parents, meanwhile, are arrogant snooty but mostly harmless. Martin really loves his mother-in-law, in fact.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Martin uses his popularity as a radio personality to show other people up, and convinces himself that he has the number one show in the world to the point that he shouts his "WHAZZUP!!" CatchPhrase to expect people to recognize him. They don't.

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* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Gina is a magnet for physical comedy. For instance, she's been dropped down a garbage chute, knocked out by one of Cole's [[ItMakeseSenseInContext toenails]], and spent an entire episode with her head stuck in a bed headboard.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Martin uses his popularity as a Martin's radio personality to show other people up, and convinces himself has its fans, but he is convinced that he has it's the number one show in the world to the point that he world. He often shouts his "WHAZZUP!!" CatchPhrase to expect in public, expecting people to recognize him. They usually don't.
1st Jun '17 8:57:06 PM jormis29
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Not EVER to be confused with the cult vampire film ''Film/{{Martin}}'' by George Romero.

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Not EVER to be confused with the cult vampire film ''Film/{{Martin}}'' by George Romero.Creator/GeorgeARomero.
17th Apr '17 5:40:43 PM kngzjay
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* EnterStageWindow: Bruh Man almost exclusively used the window unlike everyone else.

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* EnterStageWindow: Bruh Man almost exclusively used the window unlike everyone else.despite everybody else using the door. He even climbed through Gina's window once despite the fact that she admittedly didn't have a fire escape.
17th Apr '17 5:39:42 PM kngzjay
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* EnterStageWindow: Bruh Man almost exclusively used the window unlike everyone else.
13th Oct '16 12:47:55 PM hullflyer
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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.

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** After many years, WordofGod 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.
10th Jul '16 6:45:22 PM lledsmar
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Because of the backstage tensions between Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell (the actress who played Gina), a lot of the later season episodes were written so that Martin and Gina don't appear in any scenes together.
2nd Jun '16 7:10:48 PM SwelteringJuvenile
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* I Broke A Nail: Sheneneh had one of these in the hallway adding the phrase bitch in front of it.

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* I {{I Broke A Nail: Nail}}: Sheneneh had one of these in the hallway adding the phrase bitch in front of it.
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