Meet the Browns (film) - Wikipedia
On April 21, , Lionsgate announced that they will merge its movie . with 20th Television handling ad-sales with the exception for Meet the Browns, as the . After a meeting with the aforementioned actor, posing as the charity's founder, Chris agrees to attend the glitzy launch event and meet their. Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is a American romantic comedy-drama film released by Lionsgate on March 21, The film was based on the play of the .
Other unseen characters include Brown's brother and sister-in-law, LB and Sarah. Both appeared in the stageplay and film adaptation of Meet the Browns but they've never graced the series. However, LB was mentioned once in the backdoor pilot episode which aired as an episode of House of Payne. In NovemberTBS suddenly announced that the series finale would be airing since it was canceled. The final two episodes aired on November 18,concluding the series with episodes in total.
Cast and characters[ edit ] Main characters[ edit ] The show revolves around the misadventures of the multi-generational Brown family. They live in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. All main cast members are credited only for the episodes in which they appear. David Mann as Leroy S. The show's main protagonistMr. Brown is a church deacon who's very proud about being saved. He has one brother, Larry "L. He was married years ago, but his wife died; in the original Tyler Perry plays, they had a daughter, but the character was never mentioned in the films and only shown in the play "Madea's Family Reunion".
Brown isn't overbright mentally, that is; the word more aptly describes his outrageous dress sense and he has the wiseguy role, making fun of characters like Edna and Reggie; but he is a nice, caring, giving man. He works part-time as a hospital janitor and also as a school enforcement officer he once beat up a teacher he thought had done something wrong. He is somewhat good at karate, busting out his "Kangaroo" move. His catchphrases include "Stop being nasty!
In one episode Brown begins to deal with his diabetes. Although he has used many variations to what the middle initial "S" is in his name, in one episode it is revealed his middle name is Sakagawea pronounced sah-kuh-jeh-wee-uh.
However, this is not in the same continuity as the series. Cora Simmons is Brown's daughter with Madea. She is a teacher and a praying woman who is very active in her church, but when angered, she shows aspects of her mother, Madea.
A childless widow, she later becomes engaged to Reggie Brooks, the football coach at her school who lives with his mother, Thelma In the play and movie, Cora had 2 adult daughters. Her age is never flat-out revealed in the series; she comes closest to blurting it out in "Meet the Big Wedding" "Mr.
Brown, I am" [covers mouth] "years old! In the TV series' continuity, Cora has known for many years that Mr. Brown is her father, and he often references raising and being there for her; in the Madea's Big Happy Family movie, Madea claims that Mr. It was also discovered that Cora may not be Brown's daughter after appearing on Mauryin the episode "Meet the Baby Daddy", a man claimed to be Cora's father but it was revealed that Mr.
Brown was Cora's father after all. Will is Brown's nephew, a doctor who loves his uncle so much that he provides free medical services to the retirement-home residents. He and his wife Sasha have become adoptive parents to Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz.
Will never met his father; Vera, his alcoholic mother, met his father while she was drunk. Sasha, Will's wife, is a nurse who decides to work for Brown helping to look after the retirement-home residents. Sasha and Will start their family by adopting Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz.
In one episode Sasha becomes pregnant, then miscarries. She is also very good at giving advice. Tony Vaughn as Colonel Cleophus Jackson: The Colonel is a former military man who still lives as if he's in the military.
His motto is "Shoot now, ask questions later. His wife died several years ago and he's estranged from their only child, daughter Karen. He takes up with Edna Barnes; in Season 3 they moved out of Brown Meadows to a house down the street. He finally weds Edna in Season 5.
Most of her close friends and relatives have passed. She's extremely in touch with her sexuality—she can relate everything to sex—and acts like "late 60s" is the new A running gag involves Brown comparing Edna to various animals.
She finally weds the Colonel in Season 5. In the series pilot she had a crush on Brown, telling him to come in his bed with her plus showing him her full body naked.
Brianna is a foster child who comes from a broken home and an unsafe foster environment. At age 16, she knows the foster care system too well.
She's very bright, but has anger problems that stem from her tragic childhood. The only relationship she nurtures is with her brother Joaquin; she feels like they are alone in the world.
At the end of Season 1, Brianne Gould left the series for undisclosed reasons and Logan Browning took over the role from the beginning of Season 2. Gunnar Washington as Joaquin Ortiz: Joaquin is Brianna's year-old brother. As the siblings are veterans of the foster care system, Joaquin in particular is very anxious to find a good home and feel settled.
He and Brianna have their moments of discord, but mainly they look after each other. Overall, he just wants to be loved. Vaughn as Renee LaToya Smith: A nurse at the hospital where Will, Sasha, Brown, and Derek work.
She also appears as a close best friend and confidentae to Sasha, despite the two constantly butting heads at work. She considers herself as part ghetto. Renee was a recurring character in Season 3 who became a regular in Season 4.
She claims to have four kids. Recurring characters[ edit ] Robert Ri'chard as Derek Porter: A Dominican frat student who lives next door to Brown Meadows and often helps out there, in between masterminding or participating in Brown's antics.
Derren Brown: Pushed to the Edge – review: a stunt too far?
He made his debut in Season 3 and has been a recurring character throughout the series' run. The audition process which we glimpse in flashback includes an interesting experiment with a bell. Three actors, posing as auditionees, sit in a line and are gradually joined by real auditionees. In the otherwise empty room, a bell sounds and the actors rise to their feet, apparently still filling in their questionnaires.
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Another bell sounds and they sit, and so on. The auditionees who copy them, unbidden, are marked as feeble-brained compliers and ushered through to the next stage. Brown says he aims to discover if this particular human weakness can persuade a reasonable person to push another to their death. But the end result is so hard to credit, it leaves me thinking that for all the fun of the set-up, this may be a push too far. While admired for his mental cunning, his career is based largely around showing off his intellectual superiority.Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family
Chris is told he is unsuccessful at the audition process and sent on his way. An unspecified amount of time later and it would be useful to know exactly how much time has lapsed he receives an email from a man played by the aforementioned actor asking him to pitch for a contract from a new charity called Push.