So important because: It gave us Elroy, the singing mechanic who had the same line from a song stuck in his head for years. It's so important because: There's a fantastic scene where the handyman (who Martin mistook for Gina's mythical lover) is trying to leave the room but can't, so Martin improvises an ass-whooping complete with roundhouses. Date aired: October 1, 1992Plot: Sheneneh plans a romantic date with Kid of the rap group Kid 'n Play after winning a date with him on Martin's radio show.
It's so important because: Watching Sheneneh put the moves on the man of her dreams was pure poetry. Date aired: October 3, 1993Plot: After Gina loses Martin's tickets to a Piston's game, she agrees to work in Sheneneh's shop for a day to replace them. Date aired: November 7 & 14, 1993Plot: After interviewing popular talk show host Varnell Hill, Martin rounds up everyone and heads to Hollywood where he intends to land to show of his own.
Tommy was Martin Payne’s debonair best friend who mysteriously didn’t have a job.
For five seasons, Tommy was the straight man for Martin’s hilarious jokes and insults, mostly about his bald head.
The popular family sitcom was created by comedian Chris Rock, who drew from his own experiences growing up as an African-American kid living in a rough neighborhood who was bussed to an all-white school in the 1980s.
But Ford will always be remembered for his role as Thomas “Tommy” Strawn on Martin from 1992 to 1997.
She played Pam James, a friend of Gina Waters (played by Tisha Campbell), on the series; Lawrence played radio talk show host Martin Payne, who was dating Waters.
The show lasted for five seasons., which debuted in 2005, Arnold landed another starring role.
It's so important because: Sheneneh's shade is one of the best parts of the series, and there's plenty of it in this episode. It's so important because: Varnell Hill singing his theme song is amazing and rivaled only by Martin crashing Jodeci's performance on stage, giving us classic lines like "Me and Jodeci think you cheatin' on us." Date aired: March 28, 1996Plot: Pam begins to act like Martin after being hypnotized at her dentist's office.
It's so important because: Tichina Arnold, who played Pam, absolutely killed her impression of Martin. Date aired: April 25, 1996Plot: Martin has to spend the day at the DMV after his insurance is cancelled. Date aired: August 22, 1993Plot: Martin and the gang tell their very different stories of the first time Martin and Gina met.