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Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry Spoof 'The Color Purple' for OWN Ad

April 5, 2013 (4:40 am) GMT
Winfrey reprises her Oscar-nominated role Sofia while Perry appears as Madea in the commercial to promote the premiere of two new scripted series on the cable channel.

Madea crosses path with Sofia of "The Color Purple" in an OWN commercial. reprises her Oscar-nominated role from the Steven Spielberg-directed movie, teaming up with who appears as his beloved character Madea in the parody to promote Perry's upcoming new series on the network.

In the video, Perry's Madea bumps into Winfrey's Sofia on a dirt road. He asks for directions to OWN, but she replies dramatically, "All my life I had to fight. I had to fight to impress folks. I had to fight the ratings. I had to fight them haters. Girl, child, it ain't safe in the world for a cable channel."

Confused Perry says he's simply looking for which channel OWN is depending on his cable provider. "I loves OWN. God knows I do. But I ain't going to let nobody beat me," Winfrey continues saying. "You want a great cable channel, you find OWN like everybody else been doing," she adds, before walking away.

Winfrey and Perry filmed the parody outside of Atlanta, Georgia. They are gearing up for the premiere of "The Have and the Have Nots" on May 28 and "Love Thy Neighbor" on May 29 on OWN. Both scripted series are created and executive produced by Perry.



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