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    • Judy and the Beast
      Judy and the Beast
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      7/20/94
      9.5
      Martin is revolted when a fragile Judith falls into the arms of his hated boss Gibby Fiske.
    • Martin Tupper in "Magnum Farce"
      Martin Tupper in "Magnum Farce"
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/16/94
      9.4

      Martin has sex with his girlfriend co-worker before meeting with two authors he is working with. The authors are not close to finishing the book.  Martin sends them to couple therapy with Judith. Martin then becomes the center of drama and revenge sex.

    • Play Melville for Me
      Play Melville for Me
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      8/25/91
      9.4
      An old professor of Martin's offers Martin his own show, called "Book Beat", on public television. The show is run by college students for credit. After the first airing of the show, Martin is stalked by an over-enthusiastic fan (Nora) who sends him flowers and other things. Nora storms the set with a bomb.moreless
    • Martin Gets Lucky
      Martin Gets Lucky
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      8/26/90
      9.3
      Martin is quite interested in one of the guests, Sheila, on Eddie Charles current show "Wall Street Witches." Sheila and Martin have an instant connection, and Eddie is stuck right in the middle. Due to a back problem that will require surgery, Eddie is propped up in a handcart and cannot escape the sexual tension. Sheila and Martin date, and while walking along outside, Sheila asks Martin to make a wish on her crystal. Next scene: bedroom. After a rather intense experience, Sheila wants Martin to make three wishes using her crystal. Martin wishes to win the lottery, find his rare missing baseball card, and have perfect Dr. Richard Stone fail at something. The first two wishes come true, though not exactly as Martin thought they would. After realizing that there is some strange magic in the air, Martin worries that the last wish will also come true.moreless
    • Three Coins in the Dryer
      Three Coins in the Dryer
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      9/2/90
      9.3
      Martin has clothes in the dryer, and more in his arms, as he returns to the laundry room. Martin returns to find a woman that Martin has not seen before reading a book and doing her own laundry. An instant attraction is sparked in both. While chatting with the woman, Nina, Martin finds that his clothes that were in the dryer have been removed and are damp. Martin is very annoyed and expresses his rage at the idiot who removed his clothes and put their many pairs of pants into the dryer. Nina notes that Martin should have been there when the dryer was done, and she wouldn't have had to remove his clothes. Just then the dryer stops. Martin opens the door, Nina protests that the clothes are still wet, and instead of continuing the argument, Martin and Nina kiss and explore each other. The activity continues in Martin's apartment, and involves several days. Office mates, notably Toby, are annoyed at the missing Martin. While extremely happy, Martin and Nina's relationship suddenly collides with Nina's deep involvement in the protest movement, and Martin's lack of such involvement.moreless
    • Off-Off Broadway Bound
      Off-Off Broadway Bound
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      8/24/94
      9.2
      Eddie plays the lead role in Martin's play.
    • Bad Girls
      Bad Girls
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      7/11/92
      9.2
      Martin decides that Jeremy's tough and sarcastic new girlfriend Clair is a bad influence and forbids him from seeing her.
    • I'm with Stupid
      I'm with Stupid
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      8/3/94
      9.2
      Martin feels inferior when he begins dating a member of high IQ society MENSA.
    • 9 1/2 Days
      9 1/2 Days
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      8/16/95
      9.1
      Martin dates a woman that acts strange in public, and yet, is an etiquette expert.
    • Here Comes the Bribe
      Here Comes the Bribe
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      7/18/92
      9.1
      Martin convinces Toby to marry Gibby so that he can get his green card, but becomes annoyed when the wedding plans disrupt her work.
    • B.S. Elliot
      B.S. Elliot
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      8/8/92
      9.1
      Martin runs into his hero, author Elliot Sterns (Patrick MacNee) and manages to spoil a romantic evening out.
    • Domestic Bliss
      Domestic Bliss
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      10/10/92
      9.1
      Martin falls for Judith's new housekeeper.
    • And Bimbo Was His Name-O (1)
      And Bimbo Was His Name-O (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      6/6/92
      9.1
      Martin's romance with Sandra comes to an abrupt halt when he learns that she is the wife of a candidate for the Senate.
    • It Came from Beneath the Sink
      It Came from Beneath the Sink
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      10/17/92
      9.1
      Martin does battle with a rat.
    • The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (1)
      The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (1)
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      6/22/94
      9.1
      A brother and sister screenwriting duo kidnap Little Richard and Martin from the Richard Stone UN Memorial Service, but the police assume Martin is the one responsible for the crime.
    • The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (2)
      The Taking of Pablum 5-2-3 (2)
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      6/29/94
      9.0
      It's Richard Stone Memorial Day. It's also Martins Birthday, But no one cares. Martin and lil' baby Richard are kidnapped, and the media believe that Martin is the kidnapper.
    • Theory of Relativity
      Theory of Relativity
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      9/12/92
      9.0
      A Blumberg family reunion has everyone's nerves on edge.
    • The Undergraduate
      The Undergraduate
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      11/7/92
      9.0
      Martin is dating the office's college student bagel girl Julie, even though she seems to have more in common with Jeremy. But, Martin breaks up with her in order to pursue a relationship with her mother Kate who he becomes infatuated with after a chance meeting. The only problem is that Kate isn't thrilled about the idea of dating a guy who takes advantage of college girls. The simple fact that she hates Martin doesn't dent his persistence, though, and he tries every trick he knows, including a surprise night-time candle-lit dinner in the back of her apartment to the strains of ‘Strangers in the Night', to win her over, apparently to no avail…moreless
    • The Homecoming Queen
      The Homecoming Queen
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      7/27/94
      9.0
      Martin and Eddie attend their school reunion, where Martin is eager to make up for lost opportunities with a recently-separated old flame.
    • Oral Sex, Lies, and Video Tape
      Oral Sex, Lies, and Video Tape
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      6/2/93
      8.9
      Martin gets a new video camera and inadvertently videotapes children's television celebrity Uncle Bouncy committing a sex act with a prostitute in a public alleyway. Martin opts to caution Bouncy himself about his behavior in person before turning the tape over to him. But, Bouncy's abusive and intransigent attitude convinces him to sell the offending footage to Eddie for broadcast on his show.moreless
    • And Your Little Dog, Too
      And Your Little Dog, Too
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      7/14/91
      8.9
      Australians have bought Whitestone, and great change is in the air. Gibby Fiske makes his first appearance as the new boss at Whitestone, and he doesn't want to publish literature. Gibby calls Whitestone employees into his office, one at a time. Most of Whitestone's employees suddenly find themselves ex-employees. At his meeting with Gibby, Martin mentions many books, but all are too literary, not sleazy enough. Finally, and desperately, Martin states that he can get the autobiography of the host of the sleazy Eddie Charles Show. Martin begs Eddie and Eddie admits that if he did write an autobiography, he would go to a larger publisher. After more begging, Eddie eventually agrees to allow Whitestone to publish his life story. Conflict erupts when Martin seems to be leaning towards the more scandalous stories.moreless
    • Martin Over Medium
      Martin Over Medium
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      9/5/92
      8.9
      After having had lunch with a fellow editor, Martin is shocked to find him dead at his desk.
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream On
      A Midsummer Night's Dream On
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      7/14/93
      8.9
      Martin, Eddie and Judith meet up at a secluded cabin for a reunion with old friends. Martin has ongoing mutual antipathy with Allison, an old writing rival who has since gone onto fame and success as an author. Eddie is anxious at seeing Cara - a woman he slept with once and never called again, although on first meeting she doesn't recognise him except from his TV show.moreless
    • What Women Want
      What Women Want
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      8/15/92
      8.9
      Martin's new girlfriend has just come out of a bad relationship. She and her former lover, Ryan, had many problems before their breakup. But now Ryan is trying to rekindle their relationship despite her new relationship with Martin. Now Martin finds himself competing against her former lover, and Ryan has qualities that may be more than Martin can compete with.moreless
    • One Ball, Two Strikes
      One Ball, Two Strikes
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      8/4/93
      8.9
      It's the Whitestone office party, and Martin is less than thrilled to be there, until he notices a hottie making eyes at him from across the room. He gets to know the woman, Alannah, better during the evening. Afterwards, Martin bumps into Gibby and is surprised when he shows off Alannah as his latest plaything. In the days following, Martin is paranoid that Gibby suspects he and Alannah are carrying on behind his back.moreless
    • Finale (1)
      Finale (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 26
      3/20/96
      8.9
      Preparing for Eddie's wedding, Martin questions whether or not he has a future with Judith.
    • Angst for the Memories
      Angst for the Memories
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      8/5/90
      8.9
      While eating in a cheap diner, Martin and Eddie are surprised to see an old school friend as their waitress. The three of them discuss their current position in life, and where they expected to be at this point. All are depressed. Martin was going to become a writer, but had to give it up for a paying job for the sake of his relationship with Judith. Inspired after remembering his dreams, Martin tries writing again. After several very detailed attempts, shown through old clips, Martin finally finds his subject. While some names have been changed, Martin ends up writing a rather negative play about his marriage with Judith. Martin shares his new play with Judith, and she is somewhat disappointed. Willing to accept help, Martin and Judith rewrite the play. After they finish, Martin sends out numerous copies. All but one send back rejections. One off-broadway, experimental theater offers to perform the play (oddly enough, the theater that their waitress works for). The whole gang attend opening night, and they find out that the theater had its own rather unique interpretation of Martin's play.moreless
    • Where There's Smoke, You're Fired
      Where There's Smoke, You're Fired
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/23/94
      8.8
      Gibby takes a vacation, leaving Martin in charge of Whitestone with one simple condition – he has to fire one of the company's book editors. Judith is depressed when her patient commits suicide.
    • Stone Cold
      Stone Cold
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      3/30/94
      8.8
      Martin is distraught when Richard wants to move to Washington and plans to take Judith and Jeremy with him.
    • Little Orphan Eddie
      Little Orphan Eddie
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      11/8/95
      8.8
      Eddie learns that he was adopted.
    • I Never Promised You Charoses, Martin
      9/7/94
      8.8
      Martin tries to get his son to convert to Judaism.
    • She Won't Do It, But Her Sister Will
      10/4/95
      8.8
      Martin dates Judith's sister.
    • The 37-Year Itch
      The 37-Year Itch
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      7/21/91
      8.8
      Cousin Phil visits, and informs Martin that he has split up with his wife (shrew). While in Martin's office, Phil sees Toby for the first time, and is smitten. Phil begs, and Martin helps Phil pursue Toby.
    • The Son Also Rises
      The Son Also Rises
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      10/3/92
      8.8
      Martin overreacts when he suspects that Jeremy has begun to have sex.
    • Calling the Kettle Black
      Calling the Kettle Black
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      7/28/91
      8.8
      Martin, while putting away Jeremy's laundry, comes across an adult magazine and a joint. Martin informs Judith, and they agree that Martin will have a talk with Jeremy. Jeremy agrees to not smoke pot, and Martin admits that he used to smoke pot a long time ago. After Martin discusses the matter with Eddie on the basketball court, they return to Martin's apartment. Eddie spots the joint and lights up. Martin joins him.moreless
    • Sex and the Single Father
      Sex and the Single Father
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      7/22/90
      8.8
      Jeremy (Martin and Judith's son) is having trouble in school. He has become distracted by his rather attractive female teacher. The teacher informs Judith, and Judith informs Martin. Martin tries to give his son the "sex talk," but learns that Jeremy has already been informed, though he does have some questions. Martin visits the classroom and meets with Jeremy's teacher and is himself distracted with her beauty. Martin and the teacher go out for dinner.moreless
    • Reach out and Touch Yourself
      Reach out and Touch Yourself
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      6/30/93
      8.8
      Martin finds his bar mitzvah bonds in a closet and suddenly has extra cash. Toby encourages him to invest $5,000 in a fledgling business she is setting up offering stock tips over the phone, 555-TIPS. The business goes terribly, until a wrong number mistakes it for an S&M phone-sex chat line and stays on for hours. Seeing where the real money is, Toby employs the services of her family – Gina, Angie – in order to cover the phones.moreless
    • Come and Knock on Our Door...
      Come and Knock on Our Door...
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      8/1/92
      8.8
      Eddie invites Martin to a Talk Show Digest awards night, where they are both approached by a beautiful woman called Alisha.
    • Dance Ten, Sex Three
      Dance Ten, Sex Three
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      11/14/92
      8.8
      Following directly from the previous episode. All of Martin's hopes seem dashed when Kate appears unimpressed, but, touched by his clumsy attempt at romance, she finally accepts his offer of a date . . .
    • Am I Blue?
      Am I Blue?
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      10/18/95
      8.7
      Martin needs to make some quick money, so he writes for pornographic movies.
    • Trojan War
      Trojan War
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      9/9/90
      8.6
      Despite the continuing distraction of a prior boyfriend, and the deep involvement in the protest movement, Nina and Martin are still together. Nina suggests to Martin that they take the next step in their relationship – an AIDS test.
    • The Name of the Game Is Five-Card Stud
      9/22/91
      8.6
      Gibby informs the crew that they are all fired, just to soften the blow that there will not be bonuses (not really fired). Martin is talked into a nickel and dime porker game with his co-workers. They play in Martin's apartment. Expecting pizza, Martin finds Gibby at the door. Carter, the brown nose, had told Gibby about the game. Gibby lays down a large pile of $100s (the firm is doing financially badly, not him). All but Martin want to play high stakes, until Martin sees his cards. After losing big ($12,000), Gibby starts betting vacation days. Eventually clothing and household appliances get bet.moreless
    • Try Not to Remember
      Try Not to Remember
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      7/19/95
      8.6
      Martin has trouble climaxing and is referred to a therapist. Through hypnotism, she leads him to suspect he is repressing the memory of childhood abuse.
    • To the Moon, Alex!
      To the Moon, Alex!
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      10/31/92
      8.6
      Gibby foists his possibly illegitimate son and Whitestone's newest editor upon Martin - Alex Farmer. Toby takes an immediate dislike to Alex and his secretary Skylar.
    • To Have and Have and Have and Have Not
      9/1/91
      8.6
      After walking out for cigarettes fifteen years ago, Martin's former girlfriend Veronica Sheridan finally returns. Veronica returned because she is pulling together a photo-book of all the famous men of New York. Everyone warns Martin to stay away from Veronica, but he can't help himself. Martin and Judith become worried when Veronica's photo session with Richard runs very late.moreless
    • Music in My Veins (1)
      Music in My Veins (1)
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      9/13/95
      8.5
      After Jeremy chooses to go to Richard Stone's induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame instead of with Martin on a Father's Day canoeing trip, Martin reluctantly tags along. In typical Tupper fashion, he goes home with a girl named Katrina that he meets there. It turns out that she has 2 interesting, but related surprises for Martin.moreless
    • The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (1)
      7/7/91
      8.5
      The episode opens with Eddie having his bandages removed from a minor operation on his face, and he wonders if he looks different. A movie is made about the life of Richard Stone. Martin helps Julia, the woman portraying Judith in the movie, with some scenes, and they hook up. Julia likes Martin for being a real person. Jeremy lands the role as himself in the movie, and later lands a role on a movie filming next door. That movie is a horror film about a professor that died and came back as a half-man half-fungus monster.moreless
    • Long Distance Runaround
      Long Distance Runaround
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      8/2/95
      8.5
      Martin looks for a new best friend, after Eddie decides to move to LA to join a sitcom.
    • Pop Secret
      Pop Secret
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      6/23/93
      8.5
      Martin's divorced father Mickey comes back to live in New York. Martin fixes him up with Toby's mom Angie on a dinner date. He takes her home, but to Toby's irritation ‘does nothing' to her. Martin visits the one- bedroom apartment Mickey is sharing with apartment owner Roger.
    • Hack Like Me
      Hack Like Me
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      8/31/94
      8.5
      Gibby hires Toby after she is fired by Martin.
    • Brother of the Bride
      Brother of the Bride
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/19/94
      8.5
      Susan (Martin's sister) plans a wedding.
    • Home Is Where the Cart Is
      Home Is Where the Cart Is
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      11/1/95
      8.5
      Martin tries to get a homeless woman's memoirs.
    • The Second Coming
      The Second Coming
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/9/94
      8.5
      Toby falls in love with a priest.
    • Flight of the Pedalbee
      Flight of the Pedalbee
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      10/11/95
      8.5
      Toby is in a rut. Uses self-help book.
    • The Spirit of 76th & Park
      The Spirit of 76th & Park
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      1/31/96
      8.5
      Martin moves into Judith's high-tech apartment.
    • Sole Sister
      Sole Sister
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      7/29/90
      8.5
      Martin's globetrotting sister suddenly arrives in New York and visits Martin at his office. Martin informs Eddie of Susan's return, and he asks Eddie to show Susan the city. Eddie has almost no problem with this request. Eddie and Susan have been dating for eight years, and Eddie is nervous about letting Martin become aware of their relationship. Susan prefers letting Martin in on the secret, and lets the cat out of the bag by not returning to Martin's apartment (where she was supposed to be staying). Martin still sees his sister as a young girl and cannot accept that she can take care of herself, especially with noted ladies man Eddie Charles. Martin and Eddie have a falling out over this issue, and Susan refuses to be treated like a little girl.moreless
    • Beam Me Up, Dr. Spock
      Beam Me Up, Dr. Spock
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      8/23/95
      8.5
      Jeremy's math teacher is the cause for Jeremy's low math grade.
    • What I Did for Lust
      What I Did for Lust
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      8/18/91
      8.4
      Eddie pushes an "ugly" sister onto Martin to score points with Marsha. The "ugly" sister (Chloe) has a book ("The Feminist Manifesto") she wants Martin to read. Martin likes Chloe (who isn't actually ugly), but hates the book. Reluctant to reveal his true feelings, and hoping his publisher will reject the book, Martin passes the book to Gibby. Gibby really likes the book's market potential.moreless
    • Music in My Veins (2)
      Music in My Veins (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      9/20/95
      8.4
      The episode picks up with Martin and Katrina struggling to write songs for the new Crevice album. Katrina suffers from a light writer's block, and ends up taking inspiration from Martin's college poetry. Crevice breaks up over the creative changes, and Katrina debuts her first single as a solo artist on Eddie's show. The fans are not pleased.moreless
    • No, I'm Just Happy to See You
      No, I'm Just Happy to See You
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      8/11/91
      8.4
      After Eddie and Martin are mugged twice, Martin gets a gun. The night he comes home with the gun, Martin surprises a burglar and holds him off with the gun. While waiting for the police to arrive, Martin feeds the burglar.
    • Super Freak
      Super Freak
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      7/28/93
      8.4
      It's summer, and New York is experiencing a chronic heatwave. Martin is sweltering in his apartment due to broken air-conditioning. He seeks out his building's new super, a gorgeous woman named Debra. After fixing the fan, the two of them go all the way in torrid fashion, and all is well until . . .moreless
    • Blinded by the Cheese
      Blinded by the Cheese
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/26/94
      8.4
      Martin is blinded in a bizarre accident.
    • Those Who Can't, Edit
      Those Who Can't, Edit
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      8/17/94
      8.4
      Gibby desires to publish Jeremy's novel.
    • Hey, Nanny Nanny
      Hey, Nanny Nanny
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/2/94
      8.4
      Martin's girlfriend takes a job as his ex-wife's nanny.
    • Premarital Ex
      Premarital Ex
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      10/7/90
      8.4
      Judith and Richard Stone are about to be married, but Richard is off somewhere helping the less fortunate and Judith is frantically trying to make every thing perfect for the perfect Richard Stone. After getting a bad new hair cut (frizzy perm), Judith turns to Martin for help. Judith and Martin sleep together, and Martin hopes this might mean something more. Martin reminds Judith that she acted this way before they married (and luckily, the man she slept with before their marriage was Martin). Judith, somewhat less flustered, gets married to Richard Stone.moreless
    • ...And Sheep Are Nervous
      ...And Sheep Are Nervous
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      8/12/90
      8.4
      Martin is a member of the audience of the "Eddie Charles Show." Today's topic is about the current weak nature of the male gender. Martin, inspired by the guest author of the show, decides to go away to a male-bonding workshop. At the retreat, Martin learns that he is an elephant. After a somewhat disappointing time, Martin returns home. Back in New York, Martin runs into the "perfect woman" (Mary) at a supermarket, and they begin a relationship. Mary cooks, cleans and takes care of Martin. Mary is very ready to help and loves to allow Martin to make all the decisions. Mary also expects and encourages Martin to have guests over to watch sporting events on television. Oddly enough, Martin is starting to find Mary grating.moreless
    • So Funny I Forgot to Laugh (aka Stop It, You're Killing Me)
      An old female friend of Martin's, Bonnie, returns to New York City from Cleveland to pursue a stand-up career. Bonnie's first performance as a stand-up bombs. Martin tries to encourage her by suggesting that she should use her past relationships in her act (which has more humor in it than her current act). Martin and Bonnie start to fall for each other and end up sleeping together. The whole gang shows up for Bonnie's second performance as a stand-up comic. Bonnie, following Martin's advice, discusses her relationships in her act. Unfortunately for Martin, Bonnie sticks to talking about her current relationship. The gang, and the audience, except for Martin, love the new act. Afterwards, the gang offer Bonnie funny stories about Martin. Alone together back at Martin's apartment, Martin almost starts to tell Bonnie about his reactions to her new act. A phone call interrupts. An HBO scout was in the audience and loved the act. Next Friday, Bonnie is informed, an HBO big-wig will be in the audience. Martin restrains himself from telling Bonnie his feelings, right up to moment Bonnie was about to go on stage Friday night. Bonnie returns to her old act and flops. Luckily, she is given a second chance.moreless
    • Toby's Choice
      Toby's Choice
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      11/15/95
      8.3
      Martin's friend likes Toby.
    • Bess You Is Not My Woman Now
      Bess You Is Not My Woman Now
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      7/26/95
      8.3
      Martin tries to seduce Judith's best friend from college, but she only has eyes for someone else…
    • The Courtship of Martin's Father
      The Courtship of Martin's Father
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      9/14/94
      8.3
      Mickey (Martin's father) moves into Martin's place.
    • Doing the Bossa Nova
      Doing the Bossa Nova
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      9/30/90
      8.3
      One of Martin's authors, Vernon, discusses his romance book with Martin. While Vernon is still in the office, a woman enters. Vernon hits on her and leaves. After he leaves, Martin reveals that he hates his job. The woman turns out to be Martin's new boss. The new boss seduces Martin. Later, at a group meeting with the staff and the new boss, Martin learns that there are some advantages to dating your boss. Martin is given a coveted book assignment, and his hated author is transfered to Cindy. Later, Martin receives further rewards for dating his boss.moreless
    • Red All Over
      Red All Over
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      8/22/92
      8.3
      Martin has a great date with Jeanette, a writer's agent who happens to be black.
    • Tie Me Sister Lu Down, Sport
      Tie Me Sister Lu Down, Sport
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      9/27/95
      8.3
      Martin's building goes co-op, and to be able to afford purchasing his apartment/condo, he dates Gibby's insane sister.
    • Futile Attraction
      Futile Attraction
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      8/4/91
      8.2
      Martin has gone on many dates after Judith and Richard's wedding, but he can never seem to perform. After discussing the problem, reluctantly, with Judith, Martin decides to go see a shrink. While paying for the first session, Martin spots an attractive woman also paying her bill. They ride the elevator together, and after Martin saves her from choking, they hook up. Judith treats the woman, and runs into an ethical problem, as she knows that the woman has a problem with rage.moreless
    • Pants on Fire
      Pants on Fire
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      9/8/91
      8.2
      Martin and Judith are audited by the IRS for the last year of their marriage. They go through old receipts together. An old receipt proves that Martin had an affair with Nicki Rosen, Judith's friend, while still married to Judith. Jeremy wants to go to a party that lacks parental supervision, but his parents won't allow him. Martin and Judith fight about the affair during audit at the IRS office. Jeremy uses the conflict to trick his parents so that he could go to the party. At the party, Jeremy plays spin the bottle.moreless
    • Up the River
      Up the River
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      9/16/90
      8.2
      Martin's apartment building is undergoing renovations, and there is a large hole in his outside wall. A thin sheet of plastic cannot block birds from entering the apartment. Bricks are set up to fill in the hole, but the landlady fired the contractors. Martin and Nina try to have a romantic dinner in Martin's apartment, but an emergency protest comes up, and Nina needs to join it. Nina uses the bricks from the apartment to fill up a factory's drainage pipe, and is arrested.moreless
    • Felines ... Nothing More Than Felines
      3/23/94
      8.2
      Martin tries to cheer Toby up when her cat dies by buying her a replacement. When she refuses the gift, he has to keep the pet himself.
    • Silent Night, Holy Cow
      Silent Night, Holy Cow
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      12/18/93
      8.2
      Martin and Judith take a pre-Xmas drive and get stranded in a barn, Eddie is stood up by a girlfriend and spends Xmas in a bar with Santa Claus, Toby wants to become a nun and Jeremy's special Xmas present from his girlfriend doesn't quite go according to plan…
    • Significant Author
      Significant Author
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      8/9/95
      8.2
      Under pressure from Gibby to get an elite writer, Martin attempts to lure the writer dating Toby (who coincidentally, is an award-winning author).
    • Depth Be Not Proud
      Depth Be Not Proud
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      6/16/93
      8.2
      Martin is disgusted by the quality of the books Gibby is forcing him to edit, and his lack of appreciation. Meanwhile, Eddie is fired from his talk show and his wife Jeanette leaves him on the same day. Eddie begins to reassess his life and Martin encourages him to make a change, proposing they collaborate on creating an up market magazine.moreless
    • Home Sweet Homeboy
      Home Sweet Homeboy
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      7/7/93
      8.2
      Andre Williams, a militant black writer of Martin's, bemoans the lack of publicity for his new book ‘Yo! Homeboy', so Martin gets him a slot on Eddie's show. The appearance is a disaster, as Andre accuses Eddie of being ‘the world's whitest black dude'. Shortly thereafter, Eddie makes some changes in his life, trying to increase his 'blackness.'moreless
    • The Way We War
      The Way We War
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      2/14/96
      8.2
      Flashback episode: Martin's fortieth birthday is approaching fast and Eddie insists on throwing him a party. Unfortunately, Judith is planning a party of her own thus bringing them into conflict. Martin suggests compromise by urging them to plan the party together. As they argue over the details, they reminisce over their past disagreements.moreless
    • Tenants, Anyone?
      Tenants, Anyone?
      Season 6 - Episode 25
      3/13/96
      8.2
      Martin's old apartment is becoming a huge money pit, costing him exorbitant maintenance fees and so he resolves to get rid of it. He has a meeting with Irwin Bader who isn't optimistic of getting much over $1,500, even though he sold it to Martin for $2,400. Libby expresses an interest on behalf of her son, but Martin passes on the idea.moreless
    • 555-HELL
      555-HELL
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      9/23/90
      8.1
      Martin's friends and family offer support after Nina's arrest, but he prefers to be alone. While resting in his apartment, Martin receives a call from Irma, a suicidal woman trying to reach 555-HELP. Martin's phone number, it turns out, is 555-HELL. As Irma wants to exit this world at midnight, and as it is only three minutes to midnight, Irma doesn't want to contact the correct phone number. Martin tries to keep her on the line, and keep her from killing herself.moreless
    • The First Episode
      The First Episode
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      7/8/90
      8.1
      Martin Tupper, New York book editor and product of the first television generation, faces a crisis: his ex-wife-to-be, Judith, is demanding that he sign their divorce papers so that she can re-marry. Should he try to win her back, or is it time to get back in the dating game?
    • The Rocky Marriage Picture Show
      The Rocky Marriage Picture Show
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      8/29/92
      8.1
      When Judith convinces Martin its time to split up their photographs, they take a trip down memory lane.
    • Take Two Tablets, and Get Me to Mt. Sinai
      8/30/95
      8.1
      Martin's life is examined after he dies.
    • Over Your Dead Body
      Over Your Dead Body
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      8/19/90
      8.1
      Martin decides to take his first vacation in a long time, and visits a travel agent. Many expensive options are presented, and Martin settles on Bermuda. Martin is eager and happy to begin his vacation, until his boss visits him. The boss, Sid, wants to know if Martin has heard about the current tragic news circulating throughout the city. The current news story is about the gruesome murder of a family that included the butchering of their dogs. Before Martin can go on his vacation, he has to get the widow signed as an author with Whitestone. The person that would normally do this is out sick. Martin is very reluctant, but cannot say no. Martin finds himself to be rather good at this type of activity, but does not like this fact. The widow, Lyia, is not sure if she wants to drag the sordid mess out before her fellow citizens. They've hounded her enough. On the other hand, she might be tempted to tell her story. At the same time, the police have yet to find the killer.moreless
    • And Bimbo Was His Name-O (2)
      And Bimbo Was His Name-O (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      6/6/92
      8.0
      Martin decides to date Sandra regardless of the consequences.
    • Nightmare on Bleecker Street
      Nightmare on Bleecker Street
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      6/13/92
      8.0
      Toby is plagued by nightmares in which she murders Martin in gruesome scenes of violence.
    • Hey Diddle Diddle
      Hey Diddle Diddle
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      2/28/96
      8.0
      Martin is telling sex-pert and Whitestone author Dr. Esther about a recent problem he and Judith are having. He‘s moved out of the apartment and has dreams of impotence – Judith at the height of passion with a blow-up male doll. The previous week, Judith caught Martin pleasuring himself in the shower and seemed unusually disturbed. Later, Martin tries to bring the subject out into the open, causing Judith to reveal that she's never actually masturbated before. Martin clumsily tries to help, by suggesting they do it in front of each other, and they visit an adult novelty store together.moreless
    • Springtime for Tupper
      Springtime for Tupper
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      2/21/96
      8.0
      At a Salary Review Meeting, Gibby has some good news for Martin; Martin's to be put in charge of his own division at Whitestone, a quality publishing imprint called Camelot New Press. Things get off to a bad start however when the first round of author interviews yield nothing. Through a quirk of fate, Martin remembers an old manuscript he admired, ‘The Barrel Maker' by Julian Keppel and stays up all night reading it. He contacts the emotionally fragile author and promises to make it Whitestone's next bestseller.moreless
    • Portrait by an Artist on the Young Man
      8/11/93
      8.0
      When Jeremy visits his dad's apartment to watch a movie, Martin isn't happy to discover he's had a tattoo of a skull done on his arm. Judith drops by with Jeremy's bag and Martin brings the tattoo to her attention, but she is slightly less vocal in her condemnation than Martin. Judith asks Martin to talk rationally with Jeremy, but Martin decides that punishment is a better response.moreless
    • All About Louie
      All About Louie
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      2/7/96
      8.0
      Gibby picks Martin to represent Whitestone at the Chicago Book Fair, informing him with one weeks notice. This means a ton of extra work and pregnant Toby doesn't really feel up to it, so Martin suggests they take on a temp to lighten the load. Toby offers up her cousin Louie, and although initially reluctant, Martin assents, giving him a trial period to prove himself.moreless
    • The French Conception
      The French Conception
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      6/9/93
      8.0
      Martin needs to find a tenant for his empty apartment in a hurry when the other tenants renege on their agreement to move in. Meanwhile, Julie is pregnant by a French exchange student and she asks Martin to pay for an abortion. Kate confronts Martin when a bill comes from the gynecologist.moreless
    • The Book, the Thief, Her Boss and His Lover
      7/21/93
      8.0
      The beautiful widow of a famous author brings a new unpublished novel by her late husband to Martin with the one caveat that he cannot reveal the true origin of the book, thus giving Toby the opportunity to accept the kudos for the bestseller.
    • Toby or Not Toby
      Toby or Not Toby
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      10/6/91
      8.0
      Martin arrives at work to find Toby extremely happy. Martin questions her happiness, and Toby notes that it is her birthday. Martin's in trouble for forgetting, but can get out of it if he uses Toby's gift suggestions. Toby plans on celebrating her day with many activities, but strange currents are running against her (surprise wedding; many business calls; measles). Martin has to go to a wake for his Aunt Minnie, and Toby, sad that her day has been ruined, decides to join Martin. At the wake, Toby learns that Aunt Minnie is beginning to sound a lot like her. Considering the remarks made, and life described, Toby becomes rather sad. As Martin tries to lift Toby's mood, Toby responds relatively well. Then things take a turn for the worse. Then things turn ugly. Toby and Martin arrive back at work the next day very hung over.moreless
    • Death Takes a Coffee Break
      Death Takes a Coffee Break
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      7/15/90
      7.9
      Martin, while fooling around with a much younger college girl (an Eddie Charles hook-up), ends up in the hospital. His doctor instructs him to change his lifestyle around to prevent another (possibly worse) incident. Top of the list? Cut out caffeine. Of course, he receives a lot of ridicule as he goes about this.moreless
    • The Weekend at the College Didn't Turn Out Like They Planned
      Martin and Judith visit Jeremy at college. Sparks ignite.
    • Attack of the 59-Inch Woman
      Attack of the 59-Inch Woman
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      8/10/94
      7.8
      Toby nurses Martin back to health.
    • Terms of Employment
      Terms of Employment
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      6/27/92
      7.8

      Martin is on top of the world after editing a best selling book and on top of a gorgeous blond actress who he is in relationship with after hours at the office. The next day Martin is told he will have to take a pay cut by Gibby, so he quits his job, only to find things are even worse elsewhere.

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    • Key for Two
      Key for Two
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      11/21/92
      7.8
      Everything seems to be going great in one of Martin's relationships. He and Kate couldn't be happier, and they plan on living together at Martin's apartment.
    • No Deposit, No Return
      No Deposit, No Return
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      10/24/92
      7.8
      Ellen, a beautiful writer of Martin's, asks him to her apartment, with an unusual request that he conceive a child with her. After talking it over with Jude, he accepts under the impression that he'll get to make love to her, but she only wants him to donate semen.
    • The Charlotte Letter
      The Charlotte Letter
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      9/15/91
      7.7
      Martin's new girlfriend of three weeks, Charlotte, has a porn star past. Martin learns from Eddie. Charlotte reveals that her biggest secret is that she cannot drive. Martin begs to differ, and Charlotte admits to appearing in six porn videos to pay for college and is not ashamed. Martin and Charlotte try to continue their relationship despite this conflict. Martin tries to continue dating Charlotte, even though he keeps seeing her in porn star roles and settings.moreless
    • Up All Night
      Up All Night
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      9/19/92
      7.7
      Martin plans for a weekend break are dashed.
    • Second Time Aground
      Second Time Aground
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      1/24/96
      7.7
      Judith may get back together with Martin, under one condition...
    • Cupid Is as Cupid Does
      Cupid Is as Cupid Does
      Season 6 - Episode 24
      3/6/96
      7.7
      Judith plans a dinner party for their couple friends, so she suggests that Martin not invite currently single Eddie. When Eddie finds out, he makes Martin feel guilty until he invites him, but the evening doesn't go well. Eddie has nothing in common with the couples and so he storms out. Next day, Martin and Judith meet a recently separated friend, Rema, whom Martin invites to their apartment for dinner, planning to also invite Eddie and match them up. Eddie begins spending all his time with Rema and hardly sees Martin.moreless
    • A Face Worse Than Death
      A Face Worse Than Death
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/16/94
      7.7
      Martin's irritating mother comes to New York for plastic surgery, but things take a turn for the worst when she has a heart attack on the operating table.
    • From Here to Paternity
      From Here to Paternity
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      3/9/94
      7.7
      Martin runs into old high school love Cheryl Castorini, but suspects she may be keeping a secret about their former relationship from him.
    • The Guilty Party
      The Guilty Party
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      9/26/92
      7.5
      Martin courts disaster when he throws a raucous bachelor party.
    • For Richard or for Poorer
      For Richard or for Poorer
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      7/4/92
      7.5
      When Richard misses his and Judith's second anniversary, she confides to Martin that all is not well in their marriage.
    • Blame It on Reo
      Blame It on Reo
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      3/2/94
      7.5
      Unbeknownst to Martin, Jeremy uses Eddie's empty bachelor pad to attempt to score with a hot teen TV star.
    • The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (2)
      7/7/91
      7.4
      Second half of one hour season premiere.
    • And Bobby Makes Three
      And Bobby Makes Three
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      8/18/93
      7.3
      Martin is excited by the prospect of hooking up with an old school friend who he bumps into at Judith's birthing class, but when the irresponsible father reappears on the scene, he suddenly has a rival.
    • For Peter's Sake
      For Peter's Sake
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      6/20/92
      7.1
      Gibby convinces a reluctant Martin that the big Xmas book should be the memoirs of a gay man dying of AIDS.
    • May Divorce Be with You
      May Divorce Be with You
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      7/25/92
      7.1
      When Martin's parents arrive for Jeremy's thirteenth birthday, they announce they are getting a divorce.
    • Steinway to Heaven
      Steinway to Heaven
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      7/13/94
      6.8
      Martin's mother's will is read.
    • Finale with a Vengeance (2)
      Finale with a Vengeance (2)
      Season 6 - Episode 27
      3/27/96
      5.3
      Richard has been in cryogenic storage, and might be revived.
    • 'Tis Pity She's a Neighbor
      'Tis Pity She's a Neighbor
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      7/6/94
      5.2
      Martin's pleasure at having attractive new female neighbors is mitigated when he discovers that they are prostitutes.
    • What I Did for Lust
      What I Did for Lust
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      10/1/03
      0.0
      Martin (Brian Benben) falls madly in lust with a beautiful author whose writing he thinks stinks. Guest stars Susan Ashley and Corinne Bohrer. With Denny Dillon and Wendie Malick.
    • The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, Part 3
      3/19/86
      0.0
      Martin (Brian Benben) falls for a luscious actress (Mimi Rogers). Guest stars: David Bowie and Tom Berenger.
    • Pants on Fire
      Pants on Fire
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      10/11/08
      0.0
      Martin (Brian Benben) tells a white lie, but doesn't know what to do when his son (Chris Demetral) tells a lie, too.
    • So Funny I Forgot to Laugh
      So Funny I Forgot to Laugh
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      9/23/87
      0.0
      Martin loves a stand-up comic who uses bits of their romance in her act.
    • The Name of the Game Is Five-Card Stud
      4/5/07
      0.0
      A friendly game of poker turns into a high stakes, 'lose your shirt'' game. Starring Brian Benben.
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