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* HypnoFool: In the episide, "Meet the Makeover", Mr. Brown acts as a magician to put on a magic show for Joaquin and his friends after he breaks their video game console. This ends up with Joaquin and his friends using his magic tricks against him to prank him. He also tries to use hypnosis on Brianna and accidentally hypnotizes her to start acting like him whenever she hears her name or Mr. Brown's name. This causes her to start hypnotically imitating Mr. Brown's personality, signature quotes and catchphrases, and mannerisms, and she even starts dressing like him until Cora and Mr. Brown intervene to correct the hypnosis.

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* HypnoFool: In the episide, episode, "Meet the Makeover", Mr. Brown acts as a magician to put on a magic show for Joaquin and his friends after he breaks their video game console. This ends up with Joaquin and his friends using his magic tricks against him to prank him. He also tries to use hypnosis on Brianna and accidentally hypnotizes her to start acting like him whenever she hears her name or Mr. Brown's name. This causes her to start hypnotically imitating Mr. Brown's personality, signature quotes and catchphrases, and mannerisms, and she even starts dressing like him until Cora and Mr. Brown intervene to correct the hypnosis.


* HypnoFool: In the episide, "Meet the Makeover", Mr. Brown acts as a magician to put on a magic show for Joaquin and his friends after he breaks their video game console. This ends up with Joaquin and his friends using his magic tricks against him to prank him. He also tries to use hypnosis on Brianna and accidentally hypnotizes her to start acting like him whenever she hears her name or Mr. Brown's name. This causes her to start hypnotically imitating Mr. Brown's Brown's personality, signature quotes and catchphrases, and mannerisms, and she even starts dressing like him until Cora and Mr. Brown intervene to correct the hypnosis.

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* HypnoFool: In the episide, "Meet the Makeover", Mr. Brown acts as a magician to put on a magic show for Joaquin and his friends after he breaks their video game console. This ends up with Joaquin and his friends using his magic tricks against him to prank him. He also tries to use hypnosis on Brianna and accidentally hypnotizes her to start acting like him whenever she hears her name or Mr. Brown's name. This causes her to start hypnotically imitating Mr. Brown's Brown's personality, signature quotes and catchphrases, and mannerisms, and she even starts dressing like him until Cora and Mr. Brown intervene to correct the hypnosis.

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* HypnoFool: In the episide, "Meet the Makeover", Mr. Brown acts as a magician to put on a magic show for Joaquin and his friends after he breaks their video game console. This ends up with Joaquin and his friends using his magic tricks against him to prank him. He also tries to use hypnosis on Brianna and accidentally hypnotizes her to start acting like him whenever she hears her name or Mr. Brown's name. This causes her to start hypnotically imitating Mr. Brown's Brown's personality, signature quotes and catchphrases, and mannerisms, and she even starts dressing like him until Cora and Mr. Brown intervene to correct the hypnosis.


* AbusiveParents: Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, Tonya, played by Tasha Smith; [[ExportedCharacter whose character is loosely based off of other similar characters played by the same actress in previous works by Tyler Perry]].
* AbhorrentAdmirer : Tonya to Will; she knows Will is married to Sasha but always constantly flirts with him and makes advances at him. However Will would hate her and find her disgusting anyway even if he wasn't married.

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* AbusiveParents: Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, Tonya, Tanya, played by Tasha Smith; [[ExportedCharacter whose character is loosely based off of other similar characters played by the same actress in previous works by Tyler Perry]].
* AbhorrentAdmirer : Tonya Tanya to Will; she knows Will is married to Sasha but always constantly flirts with him and makes advances at him. However Will would hate her and find her disgusting anyway even if he wasn't married.



* ExportedCharacter : Tonya, Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, who is obviously and deliberately based on Tasha Smith's older characters from previous works by Tyler Perry. This is lampshaded a few times throughout the series with [[ActorAllusion actor allusions to her actress Tasha Smith]].

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* ExportedCharacter : Tonya, Tanya, Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, who is obviously and deliberately based on Tasha Smith's older characters from previous works by Tyler Perry. This is lampshaded a few times throughout the series with [[ActorAllusion actor allusions to her actress Tasha Smith]].



** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tonya does eventually have a slight Heel-Face Turn and does eventually apologize and reconcile with Brianna, Joaquin, Will and Sasha, and asks them to forgive her for all the trouble she caused them. She plays into the HiddenHeartOfGold trope with it, and does try to come back into their life to be a better mom, briefly before she relinquishes her ties to them so that Will and Sasha can have full custody.

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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Tonya Tanya does eventually have a slight Heel-Face Turn and does eventually apologize and reconcile with Brianna, Joaquin, Will and Sasha, and asks them to forgive her for all the trouble she caused them. She plays into the HiddenHeartOfGold trope with it, and does try to come back into their life to be a better mom, briefly before she relinquishes her ties to them so that Will and Sasha can have full custody.



* TookALevelInJerkass: Subverted with Brianna. Both [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] and [[PlayedForDrama Played for Drama]] with Tonya.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: Subverted with Brianna. Both [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] and [[PlayedForDrama Played for Drama]] with Tonya.Tanya.


'''''Tyler Perry's Meet the Brown's''''' is an American sitcom that was created by Creator/TylerPerry as a separate but in-universe spinoff to Series/HouseOfPayne , starring David and Tamela Mann as "Mr. Brown" and "Cora Simmons" respectively. The sitcom is based off of Tyler Perry's two previous works, '''Meet the Browns''', the 2008 film, and '''Meet the Browns,''' the 2004 stage play. The show initially revolved around Mr. Brown running a senior citizen's home in Decatur, Georgia, with his daughter Cora, in honor of his deceased father's legacy. However, as the show progressed, the show then became revolved around Mr. Brown and Cora allowing his nephew and her cousin, Dr. William "Will" Brown (Lamman Rucker), his wife, Sasha (Denise Boutte), and their adoptive children, Brianna (Brianne Gould in Season 1, Logan Browning in Seasons 2-5) and Joaquin (Gunnar Washington), live in the house with them, and the crazy and humorous antics they endeavor on together with various friends and neighbors, such as Derek (Robert Ri'chard), Ret. Marines Colonel Cleophus Jackson (Tony Vaughn) whom they just refer to as "Colonel" or "The Colonel", Edna (Juanita Jennings), Daisy La'Rue(Katherine "K" Callan) Jésus (Antonio Jaramillo), Reneé (Terri J. Vaughn), and London Sheraton (Arielle Vandenberg). The show premiered in January of 2009 and finished its run in November of 2011 on TBS after five seasons. The show was second only to House of Payne in the largest number of episodes of an African American sitcom on TBS (although not the largest of any African-American sitcom at large), and was one of the the longest running African American sitcoms on TBS. The show was also syndicated through the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and is currently syndicated through the BET Network.

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'''''Tyler Perry's Meet the Brown's''''' is an American sitcom that was created by Creator/TylerPerry as a separate but in-universe spinoff to Series/HouseOfPayne , starring David and Tamela Mann as "Mr. Brown" and "Cora Simmons" respectively. The sitcom is based off of Tyler Perry's two previous works, '''Meet the Browns''', the 2008 film, and '''Meet the Browns,''' the 2004 stage play. The show initially revolved around Mr. Brown running a senior citizen's home in Decatur, Georgia, with his daughter Cora, in honor of his deceased father's legacy. However, as the show progressed, the show then became revolved around Mr. Brown and Cora allowing his nephew and her cousin, Dr. William "Will" Brown (Lamman Rucker), his wife, Sasha (Denise Boutte), and their adoptive children, Brianna (Brianne Gould in Season 1, Logan Browning in Seasons 2-5) and Joaquin (Gunnar Washington), live in the house with them, and the crazy and humorous antics they endeavor on together with various friends and neighbors, such as Derek (Robert Ri'chard), Ret. Marines Colonel Cleophus Jackson (Tony Vaughn) whom they just refer to as "Colonel" or "The Colonel", Edna (Juanita Jennings), Daisy La'Rue(Katherine "K" Callan) Jésus (Antonio Jaramillo), Reneé (Terri J. Vaughn), and London Sheraton (Arielle Vandenberg). The show premiered in January of 2009 and finished its run in November of 2011 on TBS after five seasons. The show was second only to House of Payne in the largest number of episodes of an African American sitcom on TBS (although not the largest of any African-American sitcom at large), and was one of the the longest running African American sitcoms on TBS. The show was is also currently syndicated through the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and is currently syndicated through the BET Black Entertainment Television (BET) Network.

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[[caption-width-right:350:'''Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns'''—''"The craziest family ever created by Tyler Perry."''—Part of the slogan on the Seasons 1-5 Bundle DVD/Blu-Ray Pack on Amazon]]


* ContinuityNod: In many episodes Mr. Brown, Will, Sasha, and Cora make allusions and references to older, previous works by Tyler Perry and characters from those older works, most notably like Madea, since she was one of Mr. Brown's former love–interests–turned–enemy, and Cora's biological mother.

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* ContinuityNod: In many episodes Mr. Brown, Will, Sasha, and Cora make allusions and references to older, previous works by Tyler Perry and characters from those older works, most notably like Madea, since she was is one of Mr. Brown's former love–interests–turned–enemy, and Cora's biological mother.

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** Also used with BorrowedCatchphrase, because Mr. Brown says "What the what!?" so much, that even the other characters on the show who would otherwise use real swear words like "Hell" and "Damn" sometimes say "What the What!?" like Mr. Brown.


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*GoshDangItToHeck: Justified and Enforced. One of Mr. Brown's catchphrases is '''''"What the What!?"''''' Usually in most contexts, people would say "What the Hell?!" or "What the F-Bomb!?" to express anger or displeasure or shock, but because of Mr. Brown's devout Christian faith, and because of the show being vaguely and ambiguously Christian in certain aspects, Mr. Brown usually just says "What the What!?" He says it so much that [[BorrowedCatchphrase even the other characters on the show who do normally cuss with words like "Hell" and "Damn" sometimes resort to just saying "What the what?" like Mr. Brown.]]


** ''"What the What!?"''

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** ''"What ''"[[GoshDangItToHeck What the What!?"''What!?]]"''

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* {{Catchphrase}}: Mr. Brown's four famous catchphrases that he says in almost every episode of the show along with his malaprops are:
** ''"The Devil is a Liar!"''
** ''"STOP BEING NASTY!"''
** ''"What the What!?"''
** ''"Same thing!/It's the same thing!"''
*** (This is usually in response to when people correct him for his malaprops and/or mispronounciations and manglings of different words and phrases.)


*** An exception to this is Lamman Rucker who played as Sasha's husband, Brianna's adoptive father, and Mr. Brown's nephew, Will. In real life, Rucker is ten years older than Denise Boutte, and a combined 18 years older than Logan Browning. This can be considered an example of {{Dawson Casting}} in Lamman Rucker's case.

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*** An exception to this is Lamman Rucker who played as Sasha's husband, Brianna's adoptive adoptive father, and Mr. Brown's nephew, Will. In real life, Rucker is ten years older than Denise Boutte, and a combined 18 years older than Logan Browning. This can be considered an example of {{Dawson Casting}} in Lamman Rucker's case.

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** Another example of that is Brianna and Sasha's actresses, Denise Boutte and Logan Browning. Boutte played as Sasha's adoptive mom on the show, and is supposed to be at least in her late 30's or just getting into her early 40's in age throughout the show. Browning played as Brianna who was a teenager between 15-18 throughout the show. In real life, Denise Boutte is only eight years older than Logan Browning.
*** An exception to this is Lamman Rucker who played as Sasha's husband, Brianna's adoptive father, and Mr. Brown's nephew, Will. In real life, Rucker is ten years older than Denise Boutte, and a combined 18 years older than Logan Browning. This can be considered an example of {{Dawson Casting}} in Lamman Rucker's case.


* CastIncest: Mr. Brown and Cora's characters are played by real life Gospel singers and husband and wife couple, David and Tamela Mann, even though they play as father and daughter in the series.



*** See the Real-Life Relative section below.



* RealLifeRelative: Mr. Brown and Cora's characters are played by real life Gospel singers and husband and wife couple, David and Tamela Mann, even though they play as father and daughter in the series. Can be considered a case of {{cast incest}}.


*** "Meet the Wills", when Sasha is diagnosed with a tumor on her breasts, she and the family have fears about whether or not she should seek traditional cancer treatment.

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*** "Meet the Wills", when Sasha is diagnosed with a tumor on her breasts, she and the family have fears about whether or not she should seek traditional cancer treatment. [[spoiler: She later finds out the tumor was benign.]]


* RichesToRags: In the episode, "Meet the Wills," London finds out her rich, CEO entrepreneur father has lost most of his wealth through bad investments and legal penalties for fraud and white collar, financial crimes, and ergo she has to stay at the Brown House and learn how to be thrifty. She decides to do this through having a yard sale/garage sale and learning how to be "lower middle class."

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* RichBitch: {{Downplayed}} and {{Played For Laughs}}. Sometimes London Sheraton plays into this trope, because she is the daughter of a very rich CEO and business entrepreneur.
* RichesToRags: In the episode, "Meet the Wills," London finds out her rich, CEO business entrepreneur father has lost most of his wealth through bad investments and legal penalties for fraud and white collar, financial crimes, and ergo she has to stay at the Brown House and learn how to be thrifty. She decides to do this through having a yard sale/garage sale and learning how to be "lower middle class." class," and also getting a job. She actually does keep her job through several episodes.

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