If you are a fan of Comedy Central’s sketch comedy series Key & Peele, you probably understand that the Liam Neesons is a badass, as is the racist ass Mellie Gibson. You understand that sometimes, it’s better to just let a woman forget her jacket than to chase after her, trying to return that jacket, especially if that woman’s name is Meegan. Fans of the series understand that sometimes, the best party you can have is a party with your action figure peeps, even if it leads to a change in your food delivery choices. These aren’t just hilarious sketches created in the minds of creators Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele: they really are rules for life. Now, after five seasons of putting the pussy on the chain wax, the hilarious series is coming to an end.
Over the weekend, The Wrap revealed that the currently airing fifth season of Key & Peele would be last for the comedy duo. Taking the Seinfeld route and choosing to “leave them wanting more”, the team seems to be happy to walk away from the wildly popular series to work on other projects. Key had this to say about the decision:
“This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie. I’m thinking we could do that every three years – take a year, go bang out a movie. That’s the plan right now.”
While the comparison to Wilder and Pryor may seem like sacrilege to some, the fact is that since they first began working together back in 2004 on MADtv, Key and Peele have done nothing but bring the funnies. The team works well together but are often seen working solo, often becoming the best part of any movie of which they play a part. For instance, 2013’s Hell Baby is an almost forgettable film, and only “almost” because the one thing that makes the film worth watching is Keegan’s portrayal of the starring couple’s neighbor, who lives in their walls and pops up from time to time. These almost-cameo appearances always add something to the film or television series in which they occur, creating a huge following for the duo, and while the series will be missed, it is exciting to know that fans will be getting plenty of Key & Peele for a few years to come. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular K&P skits over the years.
SO. MUCH. FUNNY. So, what’s next for the team? In addition to the upcoming film Keanu, in which the two will disguise themselves as drug dealers in an attempt to recover a stolen cat (spoiler: things don’t go as planned), according to Key, the team has a few things in the works:
“There will be Key & Peele productions coming up. We’re doing the reboot of ‘Police Academy,’ and there’s a TV show in the works that me might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”
While the Police Academy reboot is not new information, it is wonderful to be reminded that the reboot of a comedy classic is safely in the hands of classic comedians who know how to bring the laughs.
The final episode of Key & Peele will air in September.
What is your favorite Key & Peele sketch? Will you continue to follow the duo?
Source: The Wrap