10 Best Episodes of Martin - Season 2

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 - S2E16

#15 - No Justice, No Peace (Season 2 - Episode 16)

Martin gets a simple traffic ticket for running a stop sign. But he turns it into a Federal case when he decides to fight it in court and accuses the officer of civil rights violations, etc. As usual, Martin ends up botching the case and tries to resort to an insanity plea.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 93 votes.

Martin - S2E7

#14 - Control (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Gina accidentally throws away Martin's tickets to a very important professional basketball game. She tries to get them out of the trash chute and replace them before Martin finds out, but is unsuccessful. She later finds out that Sheneneh also has a pair of tickets to the same game, and begs Sheneneh for them. Sheneneh, who doesn't like Gina and enjoys watching her suffer, decides to make it difficult for Gina to get the tickets. She compels Gina to work off the debt in her beauty salon.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 112 votes.

Martin - S2E26

#13 - The Hoedown in Motown (Season 2 - Episode 26)

Stan is getting busted by the IRS for 20 years worth of back taxes, so he must sell the radio station. The new owner takes over and turns it into a country & western station. Martin tries to adapt. He buys a big cowboy hat, boots and tight jeans, but he's just not good at country & western.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 55 votes.

Martin - S2E2

#12 - Really, Gina Is Not My Lover (Season 2 - Episode 2)


After a painful toothache, Gina has a bad experience at the dentist's office. She has had novacaine, her face is swollen and bruised all over, she's drooling uncontrollably, and her speech is badly slurred. She looks like a mess! But Martin is determined to win the Man of the Decade award at his high school reunion that evening. His pride makes him want to brag to all his old schoolmates that he is rich and famous, and has a beautiful fashion model girlfriend. If anyone saw what his girlfriend really looked like, it would completely shatter his contrived image.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 145 votes.

Martin - S2E21

#11 - Guard Your Grill (Season 2 - Episode 21)

After winning a charity boxing match, Martin thinks he is as good a fighter as anyone. And after Tommy Hearns makes advances towards Gina, Martin challenges the boxer to a 10-round grudge match, with potentialy disastrous results.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 73 votes.

Martin - S2E9

#10 - To Kill a Talking Bird (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Mama Payne leaves her beloved talking parrot at Martin's apartment for the weekend. The talking bird constantly insults Gina, which infuriates her. Gina tries to keep her cool, and cares for the bird anyway. But the bird dies and Mama Payne believes Gina killed the bird intentionally.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 86 votes.

Martin - S2E25

#9 - No Love Lost (Season 2 - Episode 25)

Martin and Gina fight just before going to their engagement party, which Snoop Doggy Dogg has crashed.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 50 votes.

Martin - S2E24

#8 - Crunchy Drawers (Season 2 - Episode 24)


Martin dreams he is attracted to Pam.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 57 votes.

Martin - S2E17

#7 - Suspicious Minds (Season 2 - Episode 17)

Martin's new CD Walkman disappears. Stan convinces him that one of his friends must have taken it since they all have keys to his apartment. Martin goes around to each of his good friends and accuses them. Then it turns out he's wrong when the real taker of the Walkman innocently returns it to Martin.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 113 votes.

Martin - S2E13

#6 - Thanks for Nothing (Season 2 - Episode 13)


Martin's crazy relatives and Gina's parents arrive at Martin's house for Thanksgiving dinner. When Mama Payne hears the news, she panics trying to get away fast, and jumps out of the window. Gina can only watch from the window as Mama Payne soars to the ground.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 89 votes.

Martin - S2E8

#5 - 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 - S2E14

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


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 - S2E12

#3 - 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

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


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

#1 - 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.

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