Would Martin (tv show) fly today?? NOT A REBOOT!! If Martin from the 90s was put on TODAY would BGOL accept it???




would THIS ^^^^SHOW last on the air today as long as it did in the 90s?? considering

  • Martin Lawrence in drag 2 TIMES with his mother and Shenana
  • Shenana being a stereotyped hoodrat
  • Martin's love interest is, of course, a light-skinned girl
  • Gina's dark skin friend Pam is loud, confrontational, and can't keep a man
  • Martin is constantly attacking Pam mainly in stereotyped ways especially about her KINKY HAIR (beady bead, buck shots, peas, nappy, etc)
  • Tommy is a black man with no discernable employment
  • Cole another black man is stupid
  • Martin doing white face


DOES ANY OF THIS FLY IN 2019????
 
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CptMARVEL

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:yes:

They are saying that Will Smith and Duane Martin are lovers.


Geez.
Really dude....?
In a thread about reviving and relauching the "Martin" TV show, starring Martin Lawrence not Duane Martin, you do this?
I mean, you actually went outta your way to search the internet so you could proudly post some bullshit gossip like this here?
:hithead:

Damn, this board has really fallen off.... :smh:
 
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Black A. Camus

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With trump in office, I doubt Martin--a show about middle, to low, income Black people clowning through life would be successful. Oddly enough, I think The Jeffersons would do really well now.
 

lightningrodbob76

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I think Martin, Living Single, Married with Children, and a few others shows from that era aged well. The others did not. Part of the appeal of Martin was that it was a reflection, albeit exaggerated, of working and middle class black people in large city. Same goes for the demographic in Living Single and Married With Children.

I think one of the reasons why a show like Martin wouldn't fly today is because of the gap between working/rural class and the middle/city class has widened. And as many of you have stated, the Letter Mob is notoriously sensitive...and has the means to do something abut their hurt feelings.
 

tallblacknyc

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Unlike yrs ago there's to many platforms for it to be nothing but successful... You got netflix, you got youtube, amazon, etc.. You could actually have him curse and could allow it to be binged watch like many shows of today... A black comedy means pulling in a black consumer base, to many companies would drool at the opportunity to pull him in... Dude wouldve made way more money now off of it... Than thanx to social media people would be posting segments, doing parodies, recommending it to others... It would be spoiler threads, various YouTube critics telling you about upcoming seasons and giving results and reviews... Lot of things from back in the days would be more popular now than b4 thanx to the internet... Martin on Netflix or YouTube man it would be huge
 

COINTELPRO

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:yes:

Geez.
Really dude....?
In a thread about reviving and relauching the "Martin" TV show, starring Martin Lawrence not Duane Martin, you do this?
I mean, you actually went outta your way to search the internet so you could proudly post some bullshit gossip like this here?
:hithead:

Damn, this board has really fallen off.... :smh:
The main character is or was married to Duane. Another 90's icon, was getting cheated on with Will Smith.
 

donny

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the question is why did we accept it just 20 years ago??
we're not talking about the 1800s or 1930s jim crow era....that was 1996...think about that..
That is a very valid point
I didn’t like the show his comedy was cool but when do Black folks evolve from laughing at US
 

playahaitian

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But,Marcy wasn't a gay character though...Sure,the lady that plays her is gay in real life but Marcy wasnt gay..

I think the anti-feminist jokes would make today's women throw a huge fit....imo
Y'all acting like they weren't complaining HEAVY about married with children back then.

Forget social media back in the day the REALLY mobilized...

Boycotting sponsors and going to government.

It was just a different time.

And i know a lot of people who complained about Martin back then too...

Especially the dress stuff, the physical comedy seen as coonish, the dark skin last skin stuff too....

We just didn't care THAT much.

It was jokes with no malicious intent and it was funny.

Back then? Being actually FUNNY and getting ratings trumped all.

Sidebar...

Tommy had a job and the showed it on air.
 

playahaitian

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Ummm, sorry guys.
You couldn't be MORE wrong about this issue.
They actually DID have an episode dealing with Amanda Bearse being a lesbian. (In spirit)
In the episode: "Lez Be Friends", Al and Marcy's lesbian cousin Mandy (portrayed by Bearse herself) became instant best friends and allies against Marcy. And by then, it was already well known by the general public that Bearse was a lesbian in real life....

So, yeah. If done right, it could still work on TV today... :dunno:
And if put on a network streaming service like NetFlix, a revisited "Married With Children" series would be an instant ratings hit.... :yes:
Boom
 

RUDY RAYYY MO

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Nah ,,a lot brothas including myself wouldn't tune in solely due to Sheneneh character. Black men in dresses and feminine acting will not fly today
 

geechiedan

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Nah ,,a lot brothas including myself wouldn't tune in solely due to Sheneneh character. Black men in dresses and feminine acting will not fly today
an HONEST answer...finally an answer NOT putting the onus on the fake outrage crowd but acknowledging that YOU...TODAY would have issues with a show like that.

you got cats on here that are constantly howling to the heavens about how black people are seen in the worst way particularly with the stereotype characters and black men in drag yet gave Martin a pass because it came on when they were younger BUT put martin on today...instead of the 90s.. first time in 2019?? nearly everyone here would be crying foul. And those that DIDN'T would be deemed coons.. :giggle:

There is NO WAY seeing martin in drag today would be acceptable to the cats here...NOT the same cats who adhere to the conspiracy theory that a black man in a dress PERIOD is emasculating.

That right there would be a HUGE issue that many cats here are conveniently ignoring now....and that's not the PC snowflakes....that's YOU reading this post now...


if YOU saw THIS for the first time in the 21st century....


you going to HONESTLY say your giving it a pass???
 

Ceenote

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Yep it would.. put that bish right on netflix and let the voting begin....
 

Goingmark40

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hell yeah that shit would work. not on regular tv tho. with a comedian as strong as martin and the internet and social media i think it could be more popular than it was back then
 

geechiedan

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Unlike yrs ago there's to many platforms for it to be nothing but successful... You got netflix, you got youtube, amazon, etc.. You could actually have him curse and could allow it to be binged watch like many shows of today... A black comedy means pulling in a black consumer base, to many companies would drool at the opportunity to pull him in... Dude wouldve made way more money now off of it... Than thanx to social media people would be posting segments, doing parodies, recommending it to others... It would be spoiler threads, various YouTube critics telling you about upcoming seasons and giving results and reviews... Lot of things from back in the days would be more popular now than b4 thanx to the internet... Martin on Netflix or YouTube man it would be huge
Yep it would.. put that bish right on netflix and let the voting begin....
hell yeah that shit would work. not on regular tv tho. with a comedian as strong as martin and the internet and social media i think it could be more popular than it was back then
I think you guys are too caught up in the nostalgia for the show and you're not wrapping your imagination around what I'm saying.

you got cats on here that are constantly howling to the heavens about how black people are seen in the worst way particularly with the stereotype characters and black men in drag yet gave Martin a pass because it came on when they were younger.

BUT put martin on today...instead of the 90s.. first time in 2019?? nearly everyone here would be crying foul. And those that DIDN'T would be deemed coons... :giggle:

There is NO WAY seeing martin in drag today would be acceptable to the cats here...NOT the same cats who adhere to the conspiracy theory that a black man in a dress PERIOD is emasculating.

That right there would be a HUGE issue that many cats here are conveniently ignoring now....and that's not the PC snowflakes....that's YOU reading this post now...


if YOU saw THIS for the first time in the 21st century...


you going to HONESTLY say you're giving it a pass???
 

Ceenote

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I think you guys are too caught up in the nostalgia for the show and you're not wrapping your imagination around what I'm saying.

you got cats on here that are constantly howling to the heavens about how black people are seen in the worst way particularly with the stereotype characters and black men in drag yet gave Martin a pass because it came on when they were younger.

BUT put martin on today...instead of the 90s.. first time in 2019?? nearly everyone here would be crying foul. And those that DIDN'T would be deemed coons... :giggle:

There is NO WAY seeing martin in drag today would be acceptable to the cats here...NOT the same cats who adhere to the conspiracy theory that a black man in a dress PERIOD is emasculating.

That right there would be a HUGE issue that many cats here are conveniently ignoring now....and that's not the PC snowflakes....that's YOU reading this post now...


if YOU saw THIS for the first time in the 21st century...


you going to HONESTLY say you're giving it a pass???

You know what u got me with the dress part... but actually that would be the only part.. even though that would be an issue on nextflix i would still give it a shot just cause hes black... i tried with many other shows until they literally put some fags on the show! Hell i watched Madea with Tyler Perry... n i still found it entertaining...
 

tallblacknyc

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I think you guys are too caught up in the nostalgia for the show and you're not wrapping your imagination around what I'm saying.

you got cats on here that are constantly howling to the heavens about how black people are seen in the worst way particularly with the stereotype characters and black men in drag yet gave Martin a pass because it came on when they were younger.

BUT put martin on today...instead of the 90s.. first time in 2019?? nearly everyone here would be crying foul. And those that DIDN'T would be deemed coons... :giggle:

There is NO WAY seeing martin in drag today would be acceptable to the cats here...NOT the same cats who adhere to the conspiracy theory that a black man in a dress PERIOD is emasculating.

That right there would be a HUGE issue that many cats here are conveniently ignoring now....and that's not the PC snowflakes....that's YOU reading this post now...


if YOU saw THIS for the first time in the 21st century...


you going to HONESTLY say you're giving it a pass???
there's more fags now than ever b4, more ethnic groups that enjoy black comedy... There's no name people with zero budgets that are getting close to half a million views or more on YouTube and ig from mini skits ...so imagine a comedy with a real backing and promotion getting pushed on various internet media outlets and how much more viewership it would get ... Big jah getting half a million views and he's an independent comedian... Imagine a known comedian getting pushed... You try to point out the man in the dress thing but that aint stopping Tyler Perry from making hundred million dollar movies... Remember this people are paying to see him in a dress so imagine content that is free or you can easily get to... So once again he would prob be bigger now than ever b4... Remember "world wide web" also means access to other countries/ continents. His show could be seen elsewhere unlike when he was limited to the states..you on the internet and still can't grasp the concept
 

8/11Streetz

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Exactly.

I just watched an episode of "Married With Children", in which Peggy told Al that he, "Looked like a fruit", because of an effeminate hair style he was sporting. And mind you, it was on a network where that kind of language IN PARTICULAR would be considered offensive.

So, yeah.
Martin would catch some flack from the bullshit "Woke" SJW's, but it couldn't possibly be any worse than the flack that I imagine Family Guy or American Dad still gets for their irreverent brands of humor. :dunno:
Am I tripping or didn’t Martin have a episode where he called some one a sissy????
 
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