!!TV Show
* ActingForTwo: Besides the title role, Martin Lawrence plays a ''ridiculous'' amount of recurring characters.
* BigNameFan: The late Stuart Scott of ESPN compared to Rich Eisen's ''Seinfeld''.
* TheCastShowoff: Both Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold demonstrate their singing voices in a few episodes.
* CreatorBacklash: Garrett Morris is very angry about how he was written out of the show. He'd been shot in a mugging gone wrong and suffered life-threatening injuries that kept him in a hospital for a long time. Lawrence and the producers had his character suddenly leave without any notice, which infuriated Morris, who wanted to keep on working and somehow incorporate his condition into the show. What made Morris especially angry was that Lawrence was going on TV to talk about being scared and worried for his co-star but never called or visited him in the hospital.
* TheDanza:
** Martin is played by Martin Lawrence.
** Tommy was played by Thomas Mikal Ford.
* EnforcedMethodActing: In "Hollywood Swinging: Part 2", when Martin is [[LargeHam overacting]] during his "duet" with Jodeci, no one informed the group that he would be doing this, so their reactions of annoyance were real.
* HostilityOnTheSet: In addition to Lawrence's hostile relationships with Campbell and Morris, Carl Anthony Payne II has also stated that he and Lawrence didn't get along, which is surprising [[HeterosexualLifePartners considering their onscreen relationship]]. Ironically, Lawrence and Tichina Arnold, who played [[SitcomArchEnemy arch enemies]] on the show, had and continue to have a close friendship.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Because of the backstage tensions between Lawrence and Campbell, a lot of the later season episodes were written so that Martin and Gina don't appear in any scenes together.
* RomanceOnTheSet: {{Averted|Trope}}. Lawrence ''wanted'' this with his co-star, but Campbell felt quite differently, leading to the tensions mentioned above. It has also been said that there was tension due to her new husband at the time, Duane Martin, being jealous of Lawrence and Campbell on the set and not liking him.[[note]]He also wanted to be on the show but Lawrence said no.[[/note]]
* ThoseTwoActors: Gina (Tisha Campbell-Martin) and Pam (Tichina Arnold) were two of the background singers for ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors''. They later reunited in the fourth season of ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' as neighbors.
* WordOfSaintPaul: According to Campbell, Tommy works [[spoiler:as a counselor at the Boys & Girls Club]]. She also revealed that the RunningGag of Tommy having no job [[ThrowItIn was added]] because Thomas Mikal Ford wasn't happy that his character was underdeveloped.

* RealLifeRelative: Christine is played by George Romero's future wife Christine. Also a case of TheDanza.