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  • Best Known For The Fan Service: What ultimately happened to this series. Early on it was a clever, smart sitcom that didn't have to shy away from showing nudity due to airing on HBO. Eventually it began to focus almost exclusively on Martin's sex life, including him becoming sexually involved with an impossibly long list of beautiful women, to the point where episodes started shoe-horning in nude/sex scenes just because they could. It wasn't one way, of course — a teacher once fantasized about Martin being naked and what his ass looked like.
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  • Pornomancer: Martin. He's not exactly ugly but he's not exactly a looker, either, and yet he gets supermodel-gorgeous women into bed with amazing ease. This is occasionally lampshaded, such as by Judith asking him "Have you slept with every woman in New York?" and in the episode where he almost dies, his "this is your life" tape is essentially one long series of porn clips, which gets the Angel secretary hot and bothered.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: The series was the first to really use Pop Culture Osmosis as part of its humor; the series noted that Martin Tupper thought in old TV clips because he was basically raised by television.
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