Martin debuted on Fox in 1992 and lasted five seasons until 1997. The iconic sitcom was the network’s highest-rated show at the time. Martin Lawrence, who portrayed Martin Payne in the series, has some odd ideas regarding the show’s resurrection.

Lawrence recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he talked about the legendary sitcom. He doesn’t like the idea of rebooting the sitcom, however, he is not against the idea of working with the cast again.

The topic of rebooting the sitcom was triggered by the cast of Martin’s recent 30th-anniversary reunion special, which aired on BET+ on June 16. Lawrence told Fallon that he was really happy about the reunion, bringing the old cast together.

It felt great, man, just to see ‘em again and get back together. It felt like we was going back to work. The only thing that was missing was our brother Tommy Ford but we got to honor him in the right way.

I think the ‘Martin’ show was like catching lightning in a bottle and I don’t think we can redo that again. I wouldn’t mind working with the cast again on something but I don’t think we can do that again.

Thomas Mikal Ford, a member of the original cast, died in 2016. He was sorely missed during the reunion special. Having said that, he remains in the hearts of his friends, and he received the recognition he deserved. You can check out Martin’s discussion with Jimmy Fallon in the video below.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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