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Stars of 'Meet the Browns' on Faith, Food, & Hollywood

Stars of Tyler Perry's 'Meet the Browns,' David and Tamela Mann will share the challenges and blessings of life in front of the camera. Read Transcript


WELL, WITH ME TODAY IS

SOMEONE -- TWO PEOPLE SO

SPECIAL ON THE HIT SHOW

"MEET THE BROWNS."

DAVID MANN PLAYS LEROY, A

WISE CRACKING DEACON, AND

PAMELA PLAYS CORA SIM

SIMMONS WHO ALSO HAPPENS TO

BE HIS DAUGHTER AFTER HE HAD

A ONE-NIGHT STAND.

THEY HAVE BEEN MARRIED 24

YEARS, EVEN THOUGH THEY LOOK

LIKE THEY'RE 12, BUT THEY

ALWAYS TAKE TIME FOR

FAMILY.

TAKE A LOOK.

MEET DAVID AND PAMELA

MANN.

THIS TALENTED COUPLE STARS

IN TYLER PERRY'S POPULAR

MOVIE AND SYNDICATED TV

SERIES "MEET THE BROWNS."

THIS IS MY DAUGHTER.

OUTSIDE OF MADEA, THE

MOST SUCCESS CHARACTER IS

THIS CHARACTER.

Reporter: SHE HAS A NEW

ALBUM, "BEST DAY."

AND SHE IS FEATURED IN

WHITNEY HOUSTON'S SOON BE TO

RELEASED FINAL FILM

"SPARKLE."

AND THEY HAVE A GREAT LIFE

FOR FOOD, FUN, AND FAMILY.

AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL IS

THEIR STRONG FAITH IN GOD.

Kristi: OH, I'M SO

EXCITED.

PLEASE WELCOME TO "THE 700

CLUB," DAVID AND PAMELA

MANN.

GOOD TO SEE YOU.

ME, TOO.

Kristi: GOOD TO SEE YOU

GUYS.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I ALWAYS@g@g

WANTED TO KNOW, THE "MEET

THE BROWNS," LEROY AND CORA,@g@g

ARE THESE CHARACTERS THAT

YOU ALL CREATED OR TYLER

PERRY CREATED OR YOU CLAIB

COLLABORATED.

WE GOT THE NAME THAT WAS

THE CHARACTER NAME, BUT WE

CREATED THE CHARACTERS.

TYLER PERRY WILL GIVE YOU

THE SKELETON, AND HE'LL SAY

PUT THE MEAT ON IT.

I STARTED WITH THE CRAZY@g@g

CLOTHES AND COMING UP WITH@G@g

THE CRAZY LANGUAGE.@G@G

IT HAS MADE FOR A FUN NIGHT@G@G

ON STAGE.

MAKING UP WORDS.@G@G

Kristi: THIS IS WHAT I

THINK IS SO NEAT.

YOU BOTH HAVE BEEN MARRIED

FOREVER, 25 YEARS, AND I

JOKE BECAUSE YOU DO LOOK

LIKE YOU'RE 12 YEARS OLD.

BUT I KNOW THAT BLACK

PEOPLE -- WE AGE REALLY

WELL.

A LITTLE.

WE GOT MARRIED AT FIVE.

PREARRANGED.

Kristi: I BELIEVE IT.

24 YEARS.

HOW MANY KIDS?

WE HAVE FIVE KIDS AND

EIGHT GRANDCHILDREN.

Kristi: AND STILL

SMILING?

YES.

BECAUSE THEY GET TO GO

HOME.

THAT'S IT.

THEY GET TO GO HOME.

AND THEY'RE NOT ALL CUTE

EITHER.

THAT'S OKAY.

I LOVE THEM.

BABIES MAKE YOU LIE.

THE BABY IS CUTE -- NO, THE

BABY IS NOT CUTE.

WOW.

Kristi: WOW, I KNOW.

BOTH OF YOU STARTED OUT WITH

TYLER PERRY'S PLAYS, AND IT

EVOLVED INTO THE SYNDICATED

PROGRAM.

YOU WORK TOGETHER, ARE

MARRIED TOGETHER, YOU PLAY

TOGETHER, AND YOU STILL LIKE

EACH OTHER?

YES, I LOVE HIM.

NOT ONLY DO WE LOVE EACH

OTHER, WE'RE STILL IN LOVE

WITH EACH OTHER.

I LOVE HIM AS MUCH TODAY

AS I DID 25 YEARS AGO.

BECAUSE WE DATED, LIKE, A

YEAR.

THIS IS MY BEST FRIEND, MY

LOVER, MY BABY DADDY.

HE IS EVERYTHING.

ALL OF THE ABOVE.

HE IS MY MANAGER.

WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD TIME

TOGETHER.

AND I GET TO SLEEP WITH

THE ARTIST.

PRAY MY STRENGTH IN THE

LORD.

Kristi: PRAY IN JESUS'

NAME.

BUT WE DO ENJOY --

WHETHER WE'RE ON THE RED

CARPET OR HANGING OUT AT

HOME EATING A BURGER, WE

JUST ENJOY EACH OTHER'S

COMPANY.

I WOULD RATHER BE WITH HER

THAN ANYBODY.

Kristi: THAT'S

BEAUTIFUL.

LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU

INDIVIDUALLY.

WE SEE YOU ON "MEET THE

BROWNS," BUT YOU'RE A

PHENOMENAL GOSPEL ARTISTS

AND YOU'RE A PHENOMENAL

COMEDIAN.

SO YOU STARTED OUT IN

STANDUP?

I KIND OF EVOLVED INTO

STANDUP.

I STARTED OUT DOING THE

SHOWS AND I WOULD GO AND

HOST EVENTS.

AND THE SET STARTED TO GROW

BIGGER AND BIGGER, 10

MINUTES, 30 MINUTES, AN

HOUR, AND I THOUGHT, MAYBE I

HAVE SOMETHING.

LET ME TRY STANDUP.

SOME NIGHTS HITS, SOME

NIGHTS MISSES.

Kristi: AWARD WINNING

GOSPEL SINGER.

THAT'S MY FIRST LOVE,

SINGING.

ACTING -- I CALL IT ICING ON

THE CAKE.

IT IS A GIFT THAT THE LORD

STIRRED UP IN ME THAT I

DIDN'T KNOW I HAD.Fo

TYLER AND DAVID -- TYLERúv

WAS, I'LL HAVE YOU ACTING

BEFORE IT IS OVER WITH.

BECAUSE I TOLD HIM, I'LL

SING ALL OF THE SONGS YOU

WANT ME TO SING.

BUT IT JUST HAPPENED, AND

NOW I'M STARTING TO LIKE

IT.

Kristi: THE ACTING

BUG.

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THE ACTING BUG -- THAT'S

A GOOD WAY TO PUT IT.

Kristi: IS IT STRAIRCHL

THASTRANGE YOU PLAY HIS

DAUGHTER WHEN HE IS REALLY

YOUR HUSBAND?

YES, IT IS.

WHEN I PUT ON THE CORA, I

TELL HIM NO TOUCHING ME, NO

KISSING ME.

I BREAK ALL OF THE

RULES.

Kristi: LET'S TALK

ABOUT COOKING, BECAUSE WE'REVO

GOING TOWo DO SOMETHING FUN ONóo

THE SHOW8ó WHEN I'M REALLY

EXCITED ABOUT.óoWo

YOU'RE GOING TO SING, BUTVoWo

AFTER YOU SING, YOU'RE GOING

TO COOK.

HOW DID THAT EVOLVE?

DO YOU GUYS HAVE A COOKING

SHOW?

WE WANTED TO GET COUPLES

BACK IN THE KITCHEN

COMMUNICATING.

YOU HAVE TO COMMUNICATE WHEN

YOU COOK, OTHERWISE YOU'RE

GOING TO HAVE MESSED UP

FOOD.

WE WANT TO GET FAMILIES BACK

IN THE KITCHEN, HANGING OUT

WITH EACH OTHER.

IT IS COOKING AND

ADVENTURE.

YOU CAN SEE WE DO A BUNCH OF

WILD, CRAZY STUFF, AND THEN

WE COME HOME AND COOK.

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