Martin

10 Best Episodes of Martin

Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 30, 2023.

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Martin - S2E8

#15 - You've Got a Friend (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Gina starts to hang around with a new male friend. They go shopping together alot. Martin gets suspicious. So he threatens the guy and drives him away. But after getting rid of him, Martin realizes he made a mistake when Gina drags him along to shop for ladies shoes.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 108 votes.

Martin - S1E25

#14 - Variety Show (Season 1 - Episode 25)

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Martin is chosen by his radio station manager to be the producer of a charity variety show for Aids. But in typical Martin Payne fashion, he lets the job go to his head, acts like a tyrant on the set, and alienates everyone around him, even Gina. In the end, Martin is left to do the whole show by himself, and bombs miserably.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 67 votes.

Martin - S1E23

#13 - Jerome's in the House (Season 1 - Episode 23)

After Pam gets dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to go out on a date with somebody 'different' out of sheer desperation. She decides to go out with Jerome, the player, even though Cole is trying to ask her out.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 92 votes.

Martin - S2E14

#12 - Whoomp! There It Ain't (Season 2 - Episode 14)

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After Pam catches Martin and Gina sneaking out of her party to have quickie sex, Pam challenges them to see if they can abstain from having sex for two weeks. Martin and Gina decide to make a bet to see who will be the first one to give in to their primal urges. Martin tries lure Gina into giving in by using soft music & candles, but Gina wears her sexiest blue dress to entice Martin to give in.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 91 votes.

Martin - S1E13

#11 - Radio Days (Season 1 - Episode 13)

Stan decides to hire a new female talk show host and place her as co-host of Martin's show, to boost the station's ratings. At first Martin feels threatened by the move and is very stand-offish. But she soon warms him up with her charm, and Martin finds that he has become very attracted to her. Even though he loves Gina, he still feels a strong attraction to Monica, and tries to resist the temptation to be with her.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 91 votes.

Martin - S3E23

#10 - Girlfriend (Season 3 - Episode 23)

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Gina's conceited college friend comes to town. She's so offensive that Martin and Pam call a truce in their never ending fights and team up to expose her lurid past. Later, Martin invites Monique to appear on his tv talk show, and he exposes her to all of Detroit.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 62 votes.

Martin - S2E12

#9 - Hollywood Swinging (2) (Season 2 - Episode 12)

In Los Angeles, Martin takes steps to ensure that he gets on Varnel Hill's talk show. During a performance by Jodeci, Martin crashes the stage and tries to join the group in singing. Then on the street, Martin runs into Michael Jackson and gets beat down. Elsewhere, Pam believes that she has tracked down Denzel Washington.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 75 votes.

Martin - S2E19

#8 - Love is in Your Face (2) (Season 2 - Episode 19)

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With Gina out of his life, Martin reconsiders his decision to let her go to New York to move on with her life, and he sets out to win her back. (Part 2 of 2)

The episode was rated 8.32 from 38 votes.

Martin - S2E23

#7 - I Don't Have the Heart (Season 2 - Episode 23)

Pam starts dating an older, wealthy man who eventually asks her to marry him. Initially, the gang was concerned about he and Pam, because of the age difference. But as time went by, they began to enjoy the perks that go along with being in the entourage of a wealthy industrialist: skybox tickets to games, New shoes for Martin, exotic trips to far away places. But once Pam breaks her engagement, Martin's hope of winning fame and fortune are dashed.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 68 votes.

Martin - S3E16

#6 - Ain't Nuttin' Goin' on But the Rent (Season 3 - Episode 16)

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Martin becomes angry when his landlord, Mr. Lopez, increases his rent by 5%. As a result, Martin refuses to pay the rent which leads Mr. Lopez to send him an eviction notice, and also cut off the heat during a terrible blizzard. As Martin and the gang suffer through the weather together, Martin attempts to settle his dispute with Mr. Lopez but discovers the landlord in a compromising situation with another tenant's wife. Martin informs Mr. Lopez that he will keep quiet only if Mr. Lopez reduces the rent and turns the heat back on.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 87 votes.

Martin - S1E24

#5 - Your Arms Are Too Short to Box with Martin (Season 1 - Episode 24)

Tommy's new girlfriend Shannon has an ex-lover that can't seem to let her alone. Eventually he and his gang of thugs confront Tommy and beat him up. Martin and Cole go after this angry group of little people to avenge Tommy's beating, by throwing their weight around and bullying the patrons in the little people's bar. But in the end, they almost get beaten up themselves.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 81 votes.

Martin - S4E21

#4 - Homeo & Juliet (Season 4 - Episode 21)

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Gina & Pam have taken roles in an upcoming play to help raise money for needy kids. Martin continually disrupts rehearsal because he doesn't like the Olde English speech being used in the play. But everything comes to a head when Martin finds out the leading man will have to kiss the leading lady (Gina) during the play. He causes the leading man to fall and injure himself, leaving the actors without a leading man. Martin then has to improvise with his own "homeboy" interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 41 votes.

Martin - S3E27

#3 - Love is a Beach (Season 3 - Episode 27)

Martin and Gina flee to the Bahamas with Tommy and Pam to escape their families constant bickering. As the couples make last minute preparations, Martin gets stuck in an elevator with Tommy, while Pam accidentally ruins Gina's wedding gown. After the diasters have passed, Martin and Gina are free to take part in their long-awaited oceanside wedding.

The episode was rated 8.43 from 30 votes.

Martin - S1E27

#2 - Checks, Lies, and Videotape (Season 1 - Episode 27)

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Martin and Gina try to expose a crooked preacher, Reverend Leon Lonnie Love, as a fraud, after he cons thousands of dollars from his church members, including Mama Payne. To do so, they decide to have Gina lure him to her apartment so she can elicit a confession out of him and then capture it on videotape.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 80 votes.

Martin - S3E24

#1 - The Romantic Weekend (Season 3 - Episode 24)

Gina is envious when Tommy and Pam plan to celebrate their six-month anniversary at a luxurious resort. When she complains to Martin about why they never do anything special, Martin takes Gina on a vacation to Chilligan's Island, a dreadful and low-rate resort that was advertised on the back of a cereal box. As the two try to make the best of their stay, they inadvertantly run into Tommy and Pam who also are vacationing at the resort.

The episode was rated 8.53 from 75 votes.

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