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I don't know no Cassidy. I ain't got no reason not to tell the truth. Yeah, let's see what you got. She does look just like us.
Look, I'm the baby of this family. She ain't coming up in here. All that attitude and carrying on. I got this letter and it told me to come down here.
Let me see this. Papa Brown been talking to you about her? Yes, her and her mother. You see, when Pop Brown got real sick, he started to tell me everything about his past life. You know, before he got saved and became a deacon. So you mean to tell me Yep, and her mother was the love of his life in Chicago. What are you saying?
You see, when Pop Brown was in Chicago, he was a pimp. And her mother was his bottom ho. You don't talk about my daddy. Hell to the no, this is blasphemy. He was not a pim She was a good girl Shirley, the one that used to make cupcakes for me when I was a child. Please don't tell me Shirley was no ho. She's a double ho. Ain't nothing going on here but the truth. Brenda, you sure you okay?
But it's a good thing this funeral's tomorrow - so I can get out of here. This is getting pretty full. I should take it out. You sure you want to do that? Ladies, I'm gonna say good night. Nice meeting you too. Around here men do that. Where I'm from women do it all. Well, then maybe you should live here. What's wrong with my town? It's too quiet here. Then maybe you should let me show you how great a town it is. You know, I'm here for my father's funeral and you're flirting with me.
That is in poor taste. Well, we are here today to say - goodbye Daddy, you should've let me go with you! Mom, Mom, take it easy. And I need you to understand that God will see you through all this, sister.
What the hell does he got on his head?
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He do, He do! I wanted to say something about my daddy. I'm trying to do the sermon, please. Look at my daddy's face. You can let me say something about my daddy. Act like he your daddy. Now I have more to say, but right now his son Leroy Brown has a few words that he wants to say. Leroy Brown, come on and say something right up on that. I don't know what to say. You want me to say something, L. I just was in my room and I jotted down a few things.
I didn't plan on saying nothing. Let the church say "amend. I want to let everybody know today that Daddy died happy. I'm gonna miss my daddy. My daddy loved his people I'm getting sick of this.
It don't take nobody that long to put nobody in the ground. I'm just sick of it. He'll always be right here, y'all, right here in my heart. And I won't chatter no And we here to celebrate Daddy. And I'm telling y'all today, - my daddy was a happy man. We need peoples that'll stand up and be heroes for the Lord. I gotta stop smoking. Amazing Gra-a-a-ace How sweet, yes The sound One more time, Sarah. She got one more time. Vera's really getting on my nerves.
A wre-eeee-etch Like me-eee You wanna go with her? There's room for you too, you know? I'm the baby of this family and I deserve some respect. Everybody's act a fool. Should have let them put the dirt on you too It was nice meeting all of you, but, um You have to stay till tomorrow for the reading of the will. Daddy ain't left her nothing. No, um, I really think we ought to be going. You can't leave, baby, 'cause You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna go change and I'm gonna be back in 15 minutes.
I'm gonna take you and your kids to see my town. All right, you know I don't know you that well, but you'd better watch out for him. Flashing that pretty smile He done broke a lot of women's hearts out here in these backwoods. Brown, where you all at? Where that money you owe me?
You didn't know I spoke Spanish, did you? Oooh, you should have got one. See, it's not so bad. One of your women? That don't mean nothing down here, do it? Why don't you have a woman, anyway? Six years, three kids and a whole lot of drama. My drama trumps your drama. Hey, step right up, step right up. Who can get the ball in the basket? How about you, young man? Yeah, you there, sir. Get the ball in the basket, you can win a cute little doll for the lovely lady back there. The young man's going to clean me out of all my profits.
I'm in, but I'll just play. Keep that elbow in, all right? That's what I'm talking, dawg. That's the difference right there, man. Come on, man, get some more, get some more animals, man Hey, man, here's your cut. Oh no, you keep it. Think I'm winning him over. Don't be so sure about that. He hasn't really had a real man in his life.
And I sure can't afford to let another one come running in and out of it. Is it his life or your life we're talking about? I don't know who you're protecting, you or him.
Both of us, I guess. You really think he's that good? Well, how would that work? I mean, how would you coach him? I mean, you're here. He's with me in Chicago. And look, he's not moving down here. I can make a few trips up there, give him some drills. Maybe in the summer, he can do a camp with me and some of the other players. Hmm, what about his education?
I promise you he'll come back smarter than he left. Yeah, well, I'll think about it. Hey, thank you for the day. I really appreciate it. I'm just gonna go and pack. No, you are gonna stay for the reading of the will, aren't you? Oh, no no no no. Daddy didn't leave her nothing. Come on, sit down. Come on in here now.
Come on, you'll probably thank me too. You're Daddy's child, you may as well. Sit down now, sit sit. What, you gonna have her sit and do tricks? Brother Sam, you read the last will and "testicles. I got dressed up for this. Pop Brown's last will and testament. Must have been blind, crippled and crazy. I leave all my money He just leave us nothing but that? I washed his toes and cleaned his nose!
He's so happy he can't get his words out. I leave all my love. You keep reading, baby. Keep reading 'cause I know there's more for me. I leave my house. I'd rather have the love. That house is tore up, Brown. We grew up in that house. Yeah, us and several families of rats and roaches.
What the hell is that? I leave my old rental property. He left me a house? Do you think we're living here? Do you think we're living here now? Okay, well, it has potential. Potential to be torn down. Is this our house, Mama? Looks that way, baby. I'd stay with you, brother. At least go inside. All right, but, Tosha, Lena, y'all wait in the car. Come on, go ahead. Looks dangerous in here. It got a welcome mat. What you looking at?
It just needs a little work. This house don't need no little nothing. Can we please get out of here? I'm not trying to miss the bus.
Could you just give me a minute? Let me ask you something. What do you think about Harry coaching you? Oh, he cool with it. You know, I really wish you weren't leaving. Well, gotta get back to my life.
Brenda, you leaving me so soon? Yeah, we got to be heading back. Okay, well, look, here's my number. I want you to keep in touch, okay? It's from me and Sarah. We wanted to bless you with something. You have to take it. We wanted to bless you with it. It's just a little something. Ain't no telling when I'd be able to pay y'all back. Oh, honey, don't worry about that. If some of these fathers don't take care of these babies, then us single mothers have to stick together.
This is the nicest thing that anybody's ever done for me. Well, maybe you need to change your friends. Stop it, calm down. Hey, don't you wanna hear about my trip, huh? Did he leave you anything at least? You can't live in it. Compared to that, we live in a palace. Brenda, don't be selfish. Let's move to Georgia so I can find me one of those big old Jethro-looking papis so I can cucuchanga. Girl, you know what? I think I might have met somebody - who'd be just your style.
What you doing here? I've been thinking about what you said, and I'm gonna help you out. So can I come in, please? Damn, girl, this how you live? You gonna give me some money or not? What you gonna give me, huh? I ain't gonna give you nothing. You oughta wanna do the right thing and take care of your son. Damn, Brenda, do it. You need this money, don't you, right? So come on, baby, where's the bedroom? I don't sleep with men for money. Well, your mama used to, didn't she?
I ain't my mama. Get the hell out of my house! You all ain't getting nothing. I don't care if both of y'all starve to death. You would do that to your own son? I told you when you was pregnant I didn't give a damn about you or the boy. Mama, why you begging like this? No no, he ain't gotta help us. No, I know how to make some things happen on my own. You don't need to beg this motherf He's still your father.
Look, if you ain't man enough to help us, I know how to make some things happen on my own. Where are you going? That boy ain't my responsibility. It isn't my problem. Can I come in? Yeah yeah, come on in. I thought you were Michael. Did you tell him about the practice sessions I set up for him? You're just the man I need to see. You can't win a game with your shoes falling off, dawg.
I got money on this game, dawg. I need you on your "A. Hey, man, you hanging tonight? Yeah, show me what I gotta do. Who is this fool? Dude, what are you doing here? Your mother's looking for you. You got some nerve coming around here. I know you're about to make a stupid mistake. Harry, you don't know nothing about my life. You don't know what we're up against. It doesn't matter what you're up against.
You could make a stupid mistake and have everything in the world going for you. I was in the league. Lost everything, including my wife and kids. I made mistakes I'm still paying for today. I know a few things about going down the wrong road. And this is the wrong road. We're supposed to practice tomorrow at 3: If you show up, then I'll know you're as smart as I think you are. I'm gonna be here for two days. Where you been all night, huh?
I was with Calvin. Okay, so you're a man now. You gonna sell dope, huh? Now you think that makes you a man? We ain't got nothing. You talk about God making a way.
Mama, I'm not trying to die to get to heaven. I want mine here on earth. Then you know what?
You gonna have to get out of my house then, huh? You think you're grown? Mama, where am I gonna go? I don't wanna hear it. I done my best by you. Who's gonna help you with Lena and Tosha? Don't you even worry about that, okay? You just get out. No child of mine is gonna sell dope, you hear me? I ain't sitting up in here waiting to hear that you done got killed.
No, Mama, I'm not going. No, if I go, I'm a coward just like my dad. I'm not gonna leave you like them other dudes. Mama, I'm just tired of seeing you hurt and struggling. We gonna be all right. I love you, baby. All right, let's go. On the whistle, chest passes. Passer makes the shooter. Pass it like you want him to shoot the ball. It's good to see you. I won six large on you tonight.
You play with heart, son. Look, man, that's what I came to tell you. Calvin, I can't do this. Here, this is all the money. It's your cut and mine. You ain't got this in you, man. You go on now. You go play basketball. I'm gonna be a hood rat. That's all I'll ever be. Calvin, you can be whatever you want to be.
Yo, son, you think you can just sell on my turf? I wish he was playing in my gym. What about your house? What you gonna do with it? Let it do what it's been doing for the last whatever years. Oh, man, that's good. I don't even eat pork, and that's good. Brenda, I like talking to you. But this is about helping my son, right? What if I also enjoy spending as much time with you - as I do coaching your son? I ain't going down that road, okay?
It ain't so bad, is it? You'd rather live here than in your own house? Well, I know this. I don't know nothing about Georgia. So it's friends keeping you here. If I could live here, I ain't afraid of nothing. We have to go to the hospital. I never had much of a mother, so I was determined to be the best that I could. When he was young, I gave him to the Lord.
I said, "Lord, protect my baby. Watch him for me. I can't feed him. I can't give him what he need. There are nights when I go to bed hungry 'cause I know they didn't get enough to eat all day. You know, I just Why did I do this to them? You know, I can't even keep 'em out of harm's way. Hey hey hey hey. You've done more than most. I know you have to go. No, I'm not going anywhere unless you want me to go. I'm here with you. Hey, Brenda, what's up with all these emergency phone calls?
But I ain't paying for no funeral. I gotta go to work. That's what you make? Can I buy an hour of your time to spend with your son? Don't you call my house again. You're pissing off my wife. Now we managed to get the bullet and stop the bleeding. It's a miracle that it missed his vital organs. Is he gonna be okay?
Yes, he's gonna be fine. I need to see him. Well, he's in recovery right now, but he'll be in I. Thank you, thank you. This life can make me so confused But it's all right Living day by day, I feel so used That ain't right I just want to run and hide But I don't have the time to cry It's all right It's all right, all right Many thoughts are runnin' through my head It's all right Wishing to be somewhere else but here And it's all right I can't wait to see your face I need a smile and your embrace I'm all right I'm all right, yeah Life can bring us through any changes It's all right - Never give up - Just don't give up Know that it's gonna be all right - People come and they go - They go It's just the way that it goes Everything is everything It's all right Sometime the rain It makes me sad and it's all right Some things in the world they make me mad And it's all right In the morning when I see the sun I know I'm not the only one And it's all right It's all right I can't believe you're leaving.
I know, but you're welcome to come. I don't think so. I'll come visit or something, but no. And anyways, look at that. You're in very good hands. I know, I can't even believe he stayed as long as he did. Ay, you know I don't like half the men you've dated, but this one I like him a lot.
Uh, we ain't dating. Yeah, call it whatever you want. You might not be dating him, - but he's definitely dating you. Hey, beautiful, you mess with my girl, I come down there and I get you What are you doing with that bag? Everything is everything - It's gonna be - All right Life can bring us through many changes It's all right I can't believe this.
Don't y'all just stand there. Come on in this house! Oh, Harry told us what happened. Y'all come on in. Mama, I got my own room! Oh, God, thank you. How did you afford to do all of this?
Well, I pitched in most of the money. No, we had a fundraiser at the church. Always go up strong. You know, I think that Harry's a nice man. And I think he likes you. Where do these two lovebirds go? Come on, I'll show you. What are you talking about?
Mr. Leroy Brown
Honey, are you that naive? You haven't noticed all that attention he been giving that boy? What are you trying to say, Vera? Oh, not like that. He's being so nice to her because her son is a gold mine. He's trying to get in so he can get that boy to go pro so he can get some of them perks This is an investment. She better watch out. Why else would a man be this nice to a woman with three Well, you know, Vera, there are some good men in this world.
And Harry happens to be one of them. Why you think he got kicked out of the league? Don't sit there acting like y'all don't know this boy got a gambling problem. Well, I called it like I see it and smell it!
Well, you're always smelling up some mess. Do your negative smelling somewhere else 'cause you're always smelling up a mess. I'm in the kitchen! Your mama done went crazy! Cora, you slapped your daddy? I oughta whup your butt. A routine traffic stop turned into one of the largest and most bizarre and shocking police pursuits that we have ever seen.
This old woman is driving like she has a lot to lose. Who could this be calling me right now? How you doing, baby? Madea, please tell me that's not you. Yeah, it's me, honey. Madea, why don't you just pull over? Hold on, I'm gonna put you on speakerphone. Oh, Lordy, there's helicopters and everything now. I'm going all the way this time.
Madea, please pull the car over. They ain't gonna get me! I'm gonna be on "Cops. I love you, honey. Please just pull over. I can't pull over, Cora. I'm running out of gas. I might have to stop. If it's any "constipation," I love you. I always have and I always will. I love you, honey, please Yeah, I love you too. Harry took me to his lawyer to sign a contract with him. Yeah, I sent some footage to a pro scout. I don't know how the word got out, but next thing I know, there's bunch of agents at the gym pressuring Mike.
You know, I had him sign something Michael, why don't you go check on your sisters, - make sure they wash up? You been awful quiet the last few days. Harry, can I ask you something? What's in this for you? He's a talented kid. I don't like you spending all this time with him. And I don't understand why you're sending footage to pro scouts. What's in it for you? I mean, if he gets a million-dollar contract, you think you gonna get your cut?
Is this some kinda game to you? Whoa whoa whoa, hold on. Where is this coming from? What, have that many men hurt you that you can't trust one? This ain't about me, all right? This is about you. Now, how much gambling debt are you in? You didn't think I'd hear about that? Is that what you think of me?
Should that be what I think of you? I paid all of my gambling debts. I don't owe anybody anything. Pull your car over to the side. Go bail your mama out. It's for back child support.
I owe it to ya. And there it is. But it still has gone down as one of the longest police pursuits in history. They gonna send "helichoppers" and all these police cars for a little old woman. I'm getting out of the car. They gonna lock your ass up. I ain't got no weapon.
I ain't never do nothing wrong. All of this for me, huh? What the hell you got me surrounded for? She got a gun! Get out of your vehicle with your hands up. Put your hands on the car, ma'am. I ain't finna put my hands on the car 'cause my hands is hurtin'. Put your hands on the car now. That's six more years. Get her off me! You giving me a mammogram! Hell, you ain't going Get in the car, ma'am. Get in the car. How may I help you? I'm looking for Brenda and Michael Brown. How'd you get my address?
I sent your son's tape to two professional teams. And they were very impressed. I've already got two teams that are interested in signing him right now. And I can make a really good deal for your son. So what do you want to do? What do you think? So what about college? We'll have you take college courses, - even help you get a degree. Um, he signed a contract with someone to be his manager.
Does that person have any legal grounds to any of his money? That contract didn't ask for money. It was more of a guidance thing. He wasn't even trying to get paid. I guess with all of his knowledge of this business, he just didn't want him to be taken advantage of.
Listen, Miss Brown, I'll be in touch in a week, okay? And you, young man, - you get ready. We'd like to say that the Thunderhawks are very happy to have him onboard. A million dollars is a lot of money Hey, son, how you doing? 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.
He made his debut in Season 3 and has been a recurring character throughout the series' run. Jenifer Lewis as Vera Brown: Brown's younger sister and Will's mother. Vera means well but she is a loud, controlling alcoholic who spoils Will and subtly despises Sasha. She appeared with Mr. Brown, Cora, and Will in the Meet the Browns feature film. In one episode, Vera and Brown have an argument and Vera says, "I'm about to be an only child," which indicates that their brother LB does not exist in the television universe or may be a non-canonical reference, to the fact that Mr.
Brown has mentioned LB in the series. Tasha Smith as Tanya Ortiz: Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, who only wants them back for money.
She is either in denial or simply ignoring the fact that one of her former boyfriends molested Brianna. She serves as a major antagonist to the series during her first few appearances, but during her later appearances, she becomes less of an antagonist when she improves on being a better mother to Joaquin and Brianna and helps Cora with some of the household chores when she spends a couple of nights there.
She also tries hitting on Will, while he and Sasha go through some marriage issues. After Brianna gave her a makeover for her date, she has not been seen or mentioned since. Lisa Arrindell Anderson as Karen: The Colonel's pushy daughter.
She was estranged from her father when she put him in a nursing home after the death of her mother.
The two eventually reconciled. Ciara Wilson as Simone Taylor: Brianna's dimwitted, somewhat childish best friend who became pregnant. She is similar to Mr. Courtney Gray as Jamal: Brianna's male best friend. In one episode, Brianna noticed that he'd been eating very frequently. Later, the Browns caught him stealing food from them.
He is confronted by Brianna at school and he reveals that his parents recently split up, he stayed with his mother, who lost their house, and they'd been living in their van without food, so he began stealing food. Bernard Jones as Milo: A detention-prone student at Cora's school. Jones as Gordon Bob: Cora's ex-love interest from college and the principal at her school.
He still has feelings for her but can't get her to leave Reggie for him. Smith as Reggie Brooks: Cora's off-and-on boyfriend, the school's football coach.