One of our favorite black TV couples are Martin and Gina Payne from the 90s hit sitcom Martin. Played by Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell-Martin, the showed aired from 1992 to 1997 with 5 seasons and 132 episodes. The couple gave us a lot of laughter and quite a few loving moments. Here are 6 of our favorite Martin & Gina moments.
Martin Meets the Parents
On the episode The Parents Are Coming, Martin got a chance to meet Gina’s parents. In an attempt to impress them, Martin took advice from Cole (SMH) and acted like his persona on the radio. What a first impression it was.
Martin Thinks Gina’s Cheating
Martin swore up and down that his girl Gina was cheating on him. And Tommy and Cole went with him to confront her. Once she came back to the hotel room, Martin heard a lot of stuff he wasn’t happy with. Then, SURPRISE!
Martin & Gina Double Date
Remember The Break Up episode when Martin and Gina broke up, and they both dated other people? Gina was setup with Pam’s crazy minister cousin Leon, played by David Allen Grier. Tommy and Cole took Martin out to the club, and he met a young woman named Nicole, played by a young Lark Voorhies (also known as Lisa Turtle from Saved by the Bell or Mercedes Langford from In the House). Both dates were at the same restaurant, and an unexpected, and hilarious, double date occurred.
An Awkward Dinner
On the episode You’re All I Need, Martin was trying to impress Jim Bozack, played by Jim Morris, in order to further his career. So he and Gina went out with Jim and his wife Lena, played by Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore. This awkward dinner had Martin in some hot water with Gina.
When Martin Proposed to Gina
Fans had been waiting for the day when Martin would finally ask Gina to be his wife. And we got it, with this lovely serenade from Brian McKnight.
The wedding we all waited for. Martin and Gina tied the knot on a beach with Babyface singing on the episode Wedding Bell Blues. This episode aired May 11, 1995.
What are your favorite Martin & Gina moments?