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Watch As Madea Meets Sofia, In A Search For OWN (Video)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 4, 2013 8:18 PM
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Here's how they describe it:

Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry are coming together on OWN - but Madea and Sofia can't seem to find the channel. Watch to see what happens when this no-nonsense granny comes meets The Color Purple favorite on a dirt road.

As already reported earlier today, OWN's first scripted series from Tyler Perry are both set to debut on May 29, on OWN: a one-hour drama titled The Haves and the Have Nots; and a half-hour comedy series called Love Thy Neighbor.

Watch the absurdity unfold below:

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22 Comments

  • Dornessa Frazier | July 7, 2013 7:52 PMReply

    Jasmine you are speaking your mind. However, everyone has his/her own opinion. I haven't heard that being said out of his mouth so can you "Direct Me" to where you read and or heard those words. It is to my knowledge that at one point and time, he was homeless and going threw it with his wife. And was it at that point in his life those words were said? IJS. It don't matter one way or another r he will always be well liked in millions or people eyes. Thanks and have a great day.

  • jasmine | April 7, 2013 3:30 PMReply

    I didn't realize until after reading the entire plot on Wikipedia - and Gerri Hawkins mentioned 'Tyler does have a history of portraying educated black women as lofty, goldigging skanks who hurt poor, broke, raggedy brothas who are trying to be good to them. He did that in that movie Daddy's Little Girls too. He portrays educated successful black women that either treat good black men badly, or who won't give the good black men a chance.

    And how in the current film 'Temptation' the main female character is punished at the end for cheating on her husband - This seems to be some type of metaphor with him saying that successful black women cheat on good black men. When everyone knows an actual good black man who treats black women respectfully is akin to finding a purple unicorn!

    And I don't know of any other race on the planet besides black people that enjoys dressing up and acting in negative caricutures or blackface such as: Oprah's mammy character from The Color Purple, black men like Tyler Perry who dress up as black women, black men who portray thugs on TV, and black women that dress like ghetto couture barbie and fight each other on reality shows. And many black people with the black culture today in general enact these stereotypes in real life, not just on TV.

    Keep up the good work Tyler and Oprah!

  • CC | April 8, 2013 2:18 AM

    Only black people do WHAT?!

    You're either a white person or zip fool. All the characters you mentioned ARE played by white people. Granted, a white man cannot play a black woman, but white people invented drag. What... you didn't know? Shall a name a few white boys who've put on dresses? First, lets go back: Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Alec Guinness, Tony Curtis, Cary Grant, Jerry Lewis, Divine, Adam Sandler, John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman and the list goes on and on.

    And please, speaking of Oprah's character, white women have been making fun of themselves since the age of the silent movies. So please, don't make me list the hundreds of white women-characters who would make Oprah's look like a choir girl.

    Listen, as I said, you're either a smart-ass white chick or a smart-ass fool. So get it together lady, come back and talk about something you know. Geeeez... and btw, what were you trying to say with this--> "And many black people with the black culture today in general enact these stereotypes in real life, not just on TV." and this--> "actual good black man who treats black women respectfully is akin to finding a purple unicorn!"

    Damn, what did a black person do to YOU?

  • JMS | April 6, 2013 9:50 PMReply

    Good video ... don't watch much TV though.

  • Dornessa | July 7, 2013 7:55 PM

    Great job CC

  • Langston | April 5, 2013 5:43 PMReply

    Why did I love that??? LOL I am inspired by how hard Oprah fights to maintain her place in the zeigfest. She continues to win, no matter what. And the same can be said for Tyler Perry. I do believe that OWN should be a little more cognizant of its brand (Latoya Jackson, really???), but trust, black women love Tyler, and they are a very, very important demo for OWN. Anyone who thinks that this isn't an ideal partnership, is kidding themselves. Plus, that ish that I just saw was hilarious. BIG O still got it.

  • Ashley1 | April 5, 2013 1:07 PMReply

    Can't lie, I got a few chuckles.

  • BluTopaz | April 5, 2013 10:04 AMReply

    Three things I’d love to see happen on S&A in 2013:

    A thorough understanding that there are Black Latinos.

    More features from industry professionals, like Cybel Martin’s fantastic articles about cinematography.

    ANY Tyler Perry post that does not attract rabid, heat seeking commentary from his loyal disciples.

    Aside from that I think the video is very funny, especially with the audio turned down cuz I'm at work.

  • CC | April 6, 2013 10:57 AM

    The saga continues, lets go back: When we last left, a camera crew from S&A had stopped by for an impromptu interview of Tyler Perry & Oprah. Their goal was to embarrass the icons of black entertainment, however, dressed as Madea & Sofia, Tyler and Oprah wasn't having it.

    We see TAZ and NO-BRAINER laughing so hard they're practically peeing on themselves. TAZ is ROTFL.....Gasp...ing...for ....aaaaiiiiirr.. "OMG, my side hurts! I was fine until I got to the "please, baby baby, please" Crap, I am crying!". They had just witnessed Sofia punch Sergio in his W.C. Field's nose as she once did Squeak in The Color Purple. There wasn't a swamp for Sergio to land in and Harpo wasn't coming to his rescue, so he did what he knew best, he pleaded for his life... "please, baby baby, please, I'm just a po' ol' gossip hound who works for Mr. Tambay." With his fingers crossed behind his back, he continued trying to bamboozle Sofia... "It's Tambay's fault, I's always said nice thangs about ya so please please please, let me go and I'll send Tambay back in here." Last we saw of Tambay, he was breaking for the door as Madea pulled out her glock. But now we see the camera crew, it's Blutopaz and Mawon! They're laughing their asses off until Blutopaz says something about Mawon's hair.

    Mawon says, "Blutopaz, I outta smack the sh*t out of you and them Goodwill clothes 'cause you think you're just soooo much smarter and better than black woman who rock relaxers. Why don't you stop judging me and worry about yourself. I swear SOME black women are the biggest haters on the planet."

    Now Blutopaz has been called the angriest black woman at S&A, but she was cool, she didn't come out of a bag, she simply said, "Mawon, if you could take your foot out of your mouth for a sec, hon, I was referring to my friend Madea. Although we go way back, I deplore men who wear yack hair... as Sergio calls it" . UT OH!....

    Madea was chasing Tambay who had locked his-self in the out-house and called 911, but when she heard her name come out of Blutopaz's mouth, she turned her head around like that little girl's (Linda Blair) from Exorcist. OH LORD... it was on! Mawon dropped the camera and stepped on Sergio's neck (who was still cryibg and whimpering on the floor) as she ran to the corn field. Blutopaz yelled "COME ON FEET... DON'T FAIL ME NOW", as she yanked on Mawon's new hair - while trying to get out of Madea's firing range. Fade to Black.

    Well, this may not be ABC's "Scandal" but it is another day in the no-holds barred world of S&A. Stay tuned for the next episode... Sergio Wears a Dress and Tambay Is The Butler.

  • BluTopaz | April 6, 2013 8:44 AM

    I forgot one more-less spamming by people talking to themselves.

  • CC | April 6, 2013 4:43 AM

    Blutopaz, I understand your hesitancy, so let me give you a helping hand.

    "Carey, I mean CC... as much as this pains me to say, you're absolutely right. Listen, so many times and so many ways, I've said Oprah Winfrey is probably the greatest black woman that has ever walked this earth. I say that because "great" is reserved for those that far exceed the accomplishments of others and spreads their wealth and knowledge along the way. Greatness is reserved for those that break through the glass ceiling and puts that ceiling in the basement. Greatness is reserved for those that have the courage and wisdom to withstand attacks from the front & the back, from the rich & the poor, from BLACKS & WHITES (as she has done in this video). Great is reaching back to give back. Greatness is reaching back to a land that most blacks could call home. Some call it the motherland.

    Some (obviously not all) might not like her Stead-man or her BFF Gail, but we can't deny the truth. Oprah has given voice to more intelligent and artistic people of color than any person on this earth. That list numbers in the thousands. From black politicians , black authors, black musical geniuses, black business owners, heads of foreign states, prominent black lawyers, doctors, chief cooks and bottle washers, Oprah has been the driving force in exposing them to the world, which opens a door for more to follow. Oh, should I mention her unmatched effort to highlight the ever- present struggles of the black female. Not to mention her nearly 1/2 billion dollars she's given to the needy.

    Look, some may not like Oprah because of her fortune and fame, and many don't like her interviewing style, and I understand that, however, does that diminish her overall accomplishments? Well, I'm just asking because I know it does not. I also know some people are constitutionally incapable of seeing the truth, even when it smacks them in their face. So the disproportional amount of shade -- thrown her way -- on this blog needs to change... balance is the key - Carey. And, regardless of how many wish to define it, we're really talking about mass "entertainment".

    Much of the same can be said about Tyler Perry. In just the film business alone, he has employed more black actors and those behind the scene than anyone on this earth, including major Hollywood studios. Not to mention his unmatched ability to bring joy and hope -- through his films -- to millions of African Americans. Granted, there is a small crowd who find fault with his works, but again, that does not justify the disproportionate amount of "heat"/shade/negativity thrown his way -- on this blog.

    So dammit Carey, I mean CC, I have to agree that balance is the key. And, I DID get the message (below)... We shouldn't get so excited when you or I come home a little late at night [or produce a movie we don't like] 'cause we only act like children when we argue fuss and fight.

  • BluTopaz | April 5, 2013 9:04 PM

    Hi Tasha, guess I'll clarify: the writers know Black Latinos/as exist. Not so much with all their readers.

    Carey, I mean CC,---nevermind.

  • Tasha | April 5, 2013 12:44 PM

    The post about La Playa D.C. is a step though...no?

  • CC | April 5, 2013 11:02 AM

    Blutopaz, I hear ya. Now you got me thinking... all I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth and S&A to have a little balance. You know, it goes without question that this is NOT a pro-Tyler & Oprah house, but the overwhelming majority of black folks adore their products. Yeah, something ain't right. Anyway, show me yours and I'll show you mine... because I can safely assume nobody ( Pros nor Cons) likes getting beat upside the head by heat seeking commentary - from either side. It's all about balance baby. Soooo, in the interum, Lets Stay Together... S&A

    I, I'm so in love with you
    Whatever you want to do is all right with me
    'Cause you make me feel so brand new, you know...

    WHEN SOMEBODY LOVES YOU BACK

    It's so good lovin' somebody and somebody loves you back.

    To be loved and be loved in return, it's the only thing that most hearts desires. Just appreciate the little things they do. You're the one who's got me inspired. Keep on liftin', liftin' me higher, so good, good lovin' somebody and somebody loves you back. ~ Teddy

  • CareyCarey | April 5, 2013 8:31 AMReply

    "All my life I had to fight. I had to fight the press folks... the ratin's, I had to fight dem haters... gurl child ain't safe in a world full of cable channels. I loves OWN, God knows I do, but I ain't gonna let nobody beat me" ~Sofia, aka Oprah

    **BIG FINGER SNAPS**.... Simply brilliant!

    Great marketing tool, they killed 3 birds with one stone. On one hand they're throwing love to Madea and The Color Purple fans. Yet, on the other hand, without being mean spirited, they're telling that "other" crowd (e.g. suck-butts, haters and simple minded confused black folks) "If you don't know me by now (If you don't know me)!"

    You will never never never know me (No you won't)
    If you don't know me by now You will never never never know me

    We've all got our own funny moods
    I've got mine and you got yours
    Just get yourself together or we might as well say goodbye
    What good is a love affair when you can't see eye to eye ~ Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and Simply Red

  • CC | April 5, 2013 8:56 AM

    THE MESSAGE... for the babies and the anti-Tyler & Oprah crowd.

    (If you don't know me by now)
    You will never, never, never know me, Whooooa

    All the things that we've been through
    You should understand me
    Like I understand you
    Now baby, I know the difference
    Between right and wrong
    I ain't gonna do nothin'
    To upset our happy home
    (Ooooooh) Oh, don't get so excited
    When I come home a little late at night [or produce a movie you don't like]
    'Cause we only act like children
    When we argue fuss and fight.

  • JEFTCG | April 5, 2013 7:38 AMReply

    why why why why why why why why why why why why why why why why why why why why why whhy why why whyw hw yhwyhw whwyhhwhwyhwuywhywy

  • really? | April 5, 2013 1:19 AMReply

    Tyler Perry is in coon heaven.

  • zeal | April 4, 2013 10:35 PMReply

    This is so funny.

  • Vanessa | April 4, 2013 10:26 PMReply

    Cross dressin' queen? king?...that throwback Color Purple... An' Jemima, lesbian lovin'... what a duo. Then, they went to church together. That's quite a circus. smh.

  • Bee | April 4, 2013 10:12 PMReply

    Wow. I just...wow. This is another level of desperate, Oprah. Wow.

  • Roberto | April 4, 2013 9:54 PMReply

    LMAO...i can't...i just can't

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