Black TV Watch: Tyler Perry Thanks the Lord
(The Root) -- For everyone who ever ran errands on a day off, put in extra hours that paid off or lost out on tickets because of a trip to the emergency room, Wednesday night's episode of Guys With Kids was for you. If you like more mellow activities such as Stephen Colbert's hilarious interview with Tyler Perry, then check out the banter below.
Guys With Kids (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. ET; NBC)
"What aren't we going to do? First, we're going to return these bathing suits to Old Navy that we've had sitting around forever." --Gary
"I'll give you one of my kids for a Giants ticket." --Gary
"I'm not celebrating Mother's Day anymore. I do not deserve the last-minute gifts purchased at CVS." --Marny
Highlight: It's Gary's (Anthony Anderson) day off. After taking care of the kids solo while Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) attended a conference, he deserves it. Too bad that instead of going to a Giants game as planned, he spends most of the day helping Nick and Chris steal Sheila's couch. After the guys practically kill Gary lowering the couch to the ground, he's off to the Giants game. Oh, wait, one of the kids is in the emergency room -- too much grape jelly. Looks like another change of plans. After rerouting to the hospital, the guys are finally on their way to the game with Gary donning a hospital gown. Whatever works.
The Colbert Report (Monday-Thursday, 11:30 p.m. ET; Comedy Central)
"Oprah gave me a beautiful set of kitchen knives. Don't make me cut a Tyler Perry." --Stephen Colbert
Highlight: As the title character in the upcoming release of the action thriller Alex Cross, Tyler Perry, perfector of the black sitcom-dramedy, has momentarily hung up his Madea-style muumuu, grabbed a badge and a bigger gun to play an admitted badass detective. Apparently, there are no days off for the multiple-title-bearing Perry, though. Of course, this new movie deserves a prayer -- so in last night's episode of the late-night talk show, that's what he and Stephen Colbert decide to do: pray. Can we get an amen?
Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.