Flip Wilson’s Geraldine Jones Vs. Tyler Perry’s Madea – At Odds or same message?

I may be showing my age here, but when I grew up in America they used to have T-shirts which said “The Devil Made Me Do It!

It was pretty much the battle-cry of Geraldine Jones, the transvestite alter-ego of comedian Flip Wilson. Until I watched an episode of Black Enterprise’s “Our World,” it never occurred to me to link this wild ‘woman‘ of the 70’s to another “pistol-packin’ mama” from the 21st Century – Madea…

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