FOX (ended 1997)


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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • 8/27/92
      Martin and Gina have an argument after Gina hears him talking bad about her on his radio talk show. Gina wins the argument but Martin agrees to go to a dinner with her if she acts as if he won the fight.
    • The Gift Rapper
      Episode 2
      It's anniversary time and Gina is excited. Martin, feeling that it's just a mediocre occasion, begs to differ. Later, at their romantic evening, Martin is surprised to find that Gina has gotten him plenty of gifts. Feeling that he's made a big mistake, Martin has to devise a plan to get Gina the perfect gift.moreless
    • 9/10/92
      Tommy's relationship with his new girlfriend, Danice, prompts Martin to take Gina out for a romantic evening at a dance club.
    • Boyz 'R Us
      Episode 4
      When Martin finds out that Gina makes more money than him, he becomes irate and has major ego problems once the entire city of Detroit finds out. Now he has to prove to the whole city that he is really the "man" in the relationship.
    • 9/24/92
      Martin's toilet gets clogged, so Gina persuades him to call a plumber. There's a major problem when the guy dies in the bathroom while on the job.
    • Forever Sheneneh
      Episode 6
      When Sheneneh wins a date with Christopher "Kid" Reid on Martin's radio show, Martin soon fears that Kid's career is over. Kid arrives at Sheneneh's apartment and learns that she is his biggest fan. Sheneneh's hospitality towards Kid makes him uneasy when she serves malt liquor and makes sexual advances at him. Ultimately, Kid flees out of the apartment and resurfaces at Martin's place where Gina convinces Kid to go back and finish the date.moreless
    • Gina wants Martin to meet her conservative parents, but Martin feels uneasy. Wanting to make a good first impression, he takes advice from Tommy and Cole. Cole convinces Martin to be like he is on his radio show. Wild, crazy, and in your face. At the dinner, Martin in turn, acts like an idiot.moreless
    • 10/15/92
      Martin becomes jealous after learning that his recent radio show guest, Keith Washington, once dated Gina when they were younger.
    • 10/22/92
      Cole's mother interrupts Cole's evening with his girlfriend and demands back rent. Following Martin's advice, Cole stands up to his mother, but finds himself homeless when he is thrown out of the house. He is then forced to move in with Martin but soon drives them insane with his bad manners and disgusting habits.moreless
    • 10/29/92
      On Halloween, Martin and his friends gather at his apartment to share scary ghost stories. But they all get scared out of their wits after they perform a seance to communicate with the dead and call forth the spirit of old man Ackerman.
    • 11/5/92
      When Martin's elderly neighbor's apartment is robbed, he holds a neighborhood crime watch meeting. Soon after, his apartment becomes the next target. Therefore, he devises a plan to catch the burglar.
    • 11/12/92
      When Gina is at Martin's house sleeping, she hears noises in the middle of the night. Thinking it's a robber, she begs Martin to check it out. Martin discovers that it's a mouse. He is soon forced to hire a flamboyant exterminator, Lil Richard.
    • Radio Days
      Episode 13
      Stan decides to hire a new female(Kim Fields) co-host of Martin's show to boost the ratings. At first, Martin feels threatened by the move and is very stand-offish. She soon warms him up with her charm, and Martin finds that he has become very attracted to her.
    • I've Got a Secret
      Episode 14
      Martin reveals Pam's secret on his radio show, causing Pam, Tommy and Cole to become angry at he and Gina. Martin and Gina's only friends left are Martin's boss Stan and Stan's girlfriend.
    • 12/17/92
      Martin reluctantly agrees to dress up like Santa Claus for Tommy’s “Big Brother” program. There, Martin Santa tells the kids the story of Christmas.
    • Do the Fight Thing
      Episode 16
      Martin's radio fans love it when Gina and Martin have arguments on the show. Stan sees how thing get better when Gina is on the show. When Stan wants to permanently hire Gina as Martin's co host, Martin gets against the idea.
    • 1/21/93
      Martin returns to his elementary school to participate in Career Day. He discovers his favorite 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Trinidad, is still teaching there. They decide to go out to eat and catch up on old times. They end up at his apartment where she begins making moves on him, just as Gina walks in. She tells Gina that Martin made the unwanted advance on her, and Gina runs out in anger. The next day, Martin returns to the school to confront his former teacher. She makes another move on him in the classroom, but this time Gina's watching and she's ready to defend her man!moreless
    • Break Up (1)
      Break Up (1)
      Episode 18
      Martin and Gina fight over Gina's unusual Valentine's Day gift, and escalates out of control until they finally break up. When they try and reconcile they discover that maybe they are just too different from each other.
    • Break Up, Part 1
      Episode 18
      A fight over a Valentine's Day gift splits Martin and Gina. First of a three-part episode.
    • Break Up, Part 2
      Episode 19
      Gina goes on a date with Pam's cousin while Martin meets an interested woman when Cole and Tommy take him to a club. Second of a three-part episode.
    • Break Up (2)
      Break Up (2)
      Episode 19
      With Martin & Gina now broken up, Pam sets a lonely Gina up with her cousin Leon, who is a minister struggling to keep his fleshly desires under control. Meanwhile, Cole and Tommy take a despondent Martin to a nightclub hoping to cheer him up. While there, he meets a beautiful woman named Nicole, and they begin dating. By coincidence, the 2 couples happen to meet at a restaurant during dinner. Martin is extremely jealous of the fact that Gina is out with another man, and decides to 'help' him out when he begins choking on his food.moreless
    • Break Up (3)
      Episode 20
      Martin and his new girlfriend Nicole realize that they both are still in love with their former lovers, and break up. Billy Dee Williams guest stars on Martin's radio show and convinces him that he'd be foolish to lose Gina. Martin barges in on Gina while she's with another man, and tries to win her back.moreless
    • 2/25/93
      Martin gets the flu and he expects Gina to stay at home and take care of him. But Gina gets fed up with him acting like a baby and comparing her with his mother.
    • Credit Card Blues
      Episode 22
      Martin and an old friend get arrested for committing credit card fraud. So, Gina and the gang quickly scramble to come up with bail money.
    • 4/1/93
      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.
    • 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.moreless
    • Variety Show
      Episode 25
      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.moreless
    • 5/6/93
      Everybody pools together to get a raffle ticket from Roscoe the snot-nosed kid, and wind up winning a brand new SUV. They decide to share it, by assigning each of them to drive on a different day of the week. Tommy ends up giving a ride to Sheneneh, and her two friends, Bonquisha and Keylolo. Gina ends up fighting with Jerome, the player, trying to wash her window at an intersection, and breaking off the side view mirror. Cole ends up driving his mother, Mama Payne and a friend around, and crashing into the curb. Pam takes the car to a drive through bank window and gets hassled by Otis the security guard, who takes out his frustrations on the car. They all wind up running the vehicle into the ground and have to get rid of it.moreless
    • 5/13/93
      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.moreless
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