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27 Sep

‘Martin’ Turns 30: See The Show’s Stars Then And

On today in 1997, the enduring sitcom Martin debuted on FOX. During its five season run, the TV program gave audiences across the country a weekly dose of laughter, and many hilarious moments to confer with family and friends in the times that followed.

Starring the comedic legend Martin Lawrence because the show’s title character, Martin chronicled his every day interactions along with his better half (played by Tisha Campbell), his duties and a radio disc jockey – and eventual talk show host – in addition to the knee-slapping conversations he would have along with his friends and acquaintances around the town of Detroit.

Alongside Lawrence and Campbell, Martin featured a stellar forged which included Tichina Arnold, Carl Anthony Payne II, Thomas Mikal Ford, and Garrett Morris. It also had special guest appearances from notable celebrities reminiscent of Tracy Morgan, The Notorious B.I.G., David Alan Grier, Method Man, Brian McKnight, Gary Coleman, Lynn Whitfield, Tommy Davidson, and countless others.

From August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997, Martin was one in all the highest-rated shows on FOX, and the time since its series finale it has received admiration from multiple generations of viewers, and develop into a staple in not only Black culture, but popular culture.

In celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of its debut, let’s take a have a look at the forged of Martin – then and now.

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