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By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Iconic 1990s show features mild sex, violence.

TV Fox Comedy 1992
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The series itself was iconic in its own time, and inspired nearly as many catchphrases as, say, Seinfeld or Friends. But Martin's legacy is marred by a lawsuit in which Lawrence's co-star Tisha Campbell accused him of sexual harassment. Ahead of a 2022 reunion, Campbell said the two "worked really hard to forgive and reconnect." Thirty years after the show aired, its groundbreaking aspects mostly hold up, and both the predominantly Black cast and the broad comedic chops Lawrence uses when playing a host of supporting characters show a side of American culture that (still) doesn't typically have a place on TV.

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