Tyler Perry has made mega-millions by dressing up like an old lady named Madea and telling it like she thinks it is. Of course, Perry wasn't the first comedian to come up with this comedy trope — Flip Wilson's Geraldine was doing this on primetime network TV a generation earlier! But for you kids out there, you're probably more familiar with Martin Lawrence's homage to Flip in Sheneneh (or even more so, his Big Momma movies) as well as Jamie Foxx's early TV turn as Wanda on In Living Color. So the duo turned the tables on Perry with this parody they filmed this year for BET. And Hollywood being Hollywood, someone with money bags thought if Tyler Perry can mint money, and these guys already have done it, why not stretch out their two-minute Skank Robber sketch to 90 minutes? (Variety)
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