In tribute to Tommy Ford, we present 10 Hilarious “Tommy” Moments on Martin. Geri at the DMV, to him arguing with with Sheneneh to him explaining what “GTD” means, Ford was the perfect comedic sideman on Martin Lawrence’s hit show. At times, Cole showed that he can be very slow at comprehending things, which Tommy was quick to point out on several occasions.“Cole…you stupid” became one of the many funny tag lines from the show. Season 4, Episode 5October 7, 1995The Paynes' romantic plans are interrupted by a bickering Tommy and Pam (Tichina Arnold), and by Cole, who brings over his new girlfriends..at a time. Season 4, Episode 6October 14, 1995Martin becomes convinced that Cole's new girlfriend (Juliette Jeffers) is actually one of America's most wanted. We conveniently forget that the proposal only came after Martin bungled his relationship with Gina so badly that it caused her to leave him after suffering so much embarrassment and heartbreak. Plus early heads up about new tees, new contributors, and our events. Bag him up, put one of those little twist-ties on him, and sit him out at the curb because the man is trash. Every Black kid who grew up watching Martin remembers where they were when Martin finally popped the question to Gina and proved to America that Black love does still exist. When she’s not busy writing, singing, eating all the falafel or unsuccessfully finishing another craft project you can catch her talking junk on Twitter. Weekly updates about all the pop culture, race & politics, Bougie Black People™ shit, and other grand tomfoolery we cover here on VSB. Martin Payne, the beloved character from actor-comedian Martin Lawrence’s hit show of the same name, is garbage. After fifty-eleven long seasons of waiting with baited breath, audiences were finally treated to the proposal that almost wasn’t. Jordan Kauwling is an early thirties Philadelphian but she tells everyone she’s in her late thirties because she doesn’t understand how math works. Not even a Wes Anderson joint, but something you might see as part of a museum exhibit before you head to the dinosaur section. If not might I suggest you find a nice comfy lumbar-supporting transcendental meditation cushion and commence to sitting your ass all the way the hell down because I’m about to drop a truth bomb on your said seated asses. Martin’s inability to stick up for his woman and stand up to his enabling mamma is just another reason why Martin Payne was the weakest link of his own show. They say hate is the other side of love so it was quite possible all of that hate came from a latent desire to smash because I mean, come on… but alas viewers were left with episode after episode of a Black man berating and ridiculing a Black woman in much the same way the world does and other than that one time he called Pam “Ripley’s Be-Weave-It-Or-Not” I didn’t laugh once.
Season 4, Episode 8November 5, 1995Gina (Tisha Campbell) doesn't cut it as a housewife after Martin's talk with her boss gets her fired. Season 4, Episode 1September 9, 1995Gina realizes the honeymoon's over when Martin spends their first night back partying with Tommy and Cole (Carl Payne). Season 4, Episode 2September 16, 1995Momma overhears Gina (Tisha Campbell) discussing life insurance with a salesman and assumes that she's plotting to do in Martin for the money. Season 4, Episode 3September 23, 1995Sudden songbirds Gina, Pam and Cole meet with a chorus of disapproval when Martin helps rapper the Notorious B. Season 4, Episode 4September 30, 1995Tommy and Cole complain that wedding rings scare away women, but Martin's the frightened one when he misplaces his band of gold.