Oprah & Tyler Perry Spoof 'Color Purple' for OWN

By RAPHAEL CHESTANG

April 04, 2013

Oprah Winfrey reprises her role as Sofia from The Color Purple in a recent send-up of the 1985 drama, this time featuring Tyler Perry as Madea.

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The promotional parody debuts tonight in anticipation of Perry's two new scripted series coming to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

In the clip, Madea finds Sofia on a dirt road. Sofia dives into a character monologue when Madea asks for directions to OWN.

"All my life I had to fight," says Sofia. "I had to fight the press folks; I had to fight the ratings; I had to fight them haters! Girl child, it ain't safe in a world full of cable channels."

Perry has one drama (The Haves and the Have Nots) and one comedy (Love Thy Neighbor) launching on Oprah's network on May 28 and May 29, respectively.

Watch the clip for more.



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