If you ask me, Martin is by far my favorite television show from the ’90s. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t laugh at syndicated old episodes and who can’t name at least one line they’ve taken from the show over the years (“Call me, almond!”). After watching my season one DVD I decided that I wanted to share some of my favorite episodes and moments from the series with you, and you could share yours too. Shall we?
“Romantic Weekend,” aka, Chilligan’s Island
Season 3: 1995
It was supposed to be a simple vacation, but when you plan a vacation off of the back of a cereal box, things never end up going right. After being jealous of Tommy and Pam’s upcoming trip to what is supposed to be a fancy resort, Martin plans a vacation of his own for Gina to “Chilligan’s Island” in order to one-up Tommy and calm Gina. In the end, Martin and Gina would end up boxing a huge rat that Gina confuses for a puppy and run into Tommy and Pam at the bootleg resort in most hilarious fashion. Was anyone else in tears when Martin was straight punching the stuffed rat dead in the face?