Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry have teamed up in Atlanta, Georgia for a smart and funny OWN promo released today to promote Perry’s two new shows on the revamped network.
In the 60 second promo entitled Madea Meets Sofia: The Search for Own, both Winfrey and Perry reprise their most famous roles.
Madea is desperately searching for what channel OWN is actually on, as every cable provider apparently has it assigned to a different station number. Sophia responds with an amusing version of her ‘fight my whole life’ speech from The Color Purple….where she angrily rants to Whoopi Goldberg’s character about how she has suffered abuse at the hands of everyone her entire life.
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In the promo, the revised speech is squarely directed at the frustrating mechanisms of the television industry and the abuse she has suffered because of it…while Madea, embodied by Perry, responds by telling her to relax, that the network is ‘doing fine.’
The wildly successful Perry will premiere two new sitcoms – The Haves and the Have Nots; and Love Thy Neighbor – on OWN at the end of May.
Since it’s launch in 2011, Winfrey’s network had suffered estimated losses of 330 million in May of 2012.
However, with 4.3 million viewers tuning in to see the two-part Lance Armstrong confession about his use of performance enhancing drugs, OWN once again had relevancy in pop culture conversation.
Now with the injection of Winfrey into this humorous network promo and two sitcoms coming from Perry, OWN may have finally found it’s stride.
Source: DailyMail UK