!!TV Show
* ActingForTwo: Besides the title role, Martin Lawrence plays a ''ridiculous'' amount of recurring characters.
* ActorAllusion:
** In the first two seasons, Martin always kept a framed poster of ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' in his living room. It was one of Lawrence's first film roles and he played Cee.
** When Christopher "Kid" Reid of Kid n Play and ''Film/HouseParty'' fame guest starred, Sheneneh begs him to kiss her "like the way he did with that light-skinned girl in ''House Party''," referring to Tisha Campbell, of course.
*** It's a wonder that Kid [[CelebrityParadox didn't recognize his]] ''Film/HouseParty'' LoveInterest [[CelebrityParadox as Gina]].
** Marla Gibbs once guest starred as a new housekeeper. Her [[SassyBlackWoman sassy attitude]] was similar to her character on ''Series/TheJeffersons'', and when she first appeared at Martin and Gina's door, the couple said "You got the wrong apartment; you probably want 227" (another sitcom she starred in) and "You'll have to [[ThemeTuneCameo move on up]]" (or something along those lines).
* 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. Martin 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 Martin Lawrence was going on TV to talk about being scared and worried for his co-star but never called or visited Morris in the hospital.
* TheDanza:
** Martin is played by Martin Lawrence.
** Tommy, played by '''''Thomas''''' Mikal Ford.
* EnforcedMethodActing: In the "Hollywood Swinging" (part 2) episode, when Martin was [[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.
* 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.
* HostilityOnTheSet: In addition to the aforementioned relationships between Martin and Tisha and Martin and Garrett, Carl Anthony Payne II and he reportedly also did not get along, which is surprising [[HeterosexualLifePartners considering their on-screen relationship.]] Ironically, he 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 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.
* 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 (he also wanted to be on the show but Lawrence said no). None of the other cast members supported her allegations, though. It does seem like something was going on between them at some point, though. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbxUKlyivyw&feature=related She is very close to him at 2:55 of that clip]].
* WordOfSaintPaul: Thomas Mikal Ford later revealed that Tommy works in [[spoiler:the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network]].


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