Key & Peele
Posted Nov 7, 2012 @ 6:18 PM
Posted Nov 8, 2012 @ 2:20 AM
Lots of winning sketches tonight. Crying masturbator with the game sensors, emotionally aware bully, LMFAO's endless party, etc. As a bitter, boring old homebody, I found the latter to be particularly snickerworthy.
Posted Nov 8, 2012 @ 3:15 AM
A lot of K&P's humor seems based on almost dragging out a situation too long (ex. drunk girl, African warlord, juice box interrogation), but thankfully they have a very good sense of juuuust when to cut it. And the drunk club couple one was hilarious to me because of 1) Key's wig, 2) Peele's making a pretty, pretty woman, and 3) the name "Meegan."
I'll admit, it's lame, but I like LMFAO's songs. I totally want "Non-Stop Party" for my iPod!
Posted Nov 8, 2012 @ 10:16 AM
Posted Nov 8, 2012 @ 3:01 PM
Just reading that name cracks me up, and I can totally see his happy face as he says his name. I love that skit.
My 8 year old son and I can't stop watching their crazy football names video! All he has to say is "Javaris Jamar Javarison-Lamar", and I'm rolling on the floor!
Yes to all three of your points. I said last week that Peele makes a very attractive woman. I loved his voice (and that they brought the voice back with the menacing sandwich guy). Also, this show has great wigs.
And the drunk club couple one was hilarious to me because of 1) Key's wig, 2) Peele's making a pretty, pretty woman, and 3) the name "Meegan."
Love the LMFAO skit. I assume that's not a real song... Is it? Anyway, this was well done. It could even be a real music video.
I thought the Kinect skit was ok, but then the masturbating part started, and I couldn't stop laughing.
I also loved the African warlord bit, esp when the Peele threw a big cooking pot at him.
The self-aware bullier was great. I loved all the lines. “Now I’m going to punish you physically for acknowledging my emotional problems.” “I’m going to internalize that and unknowingly transfer it onto you tomorrow.” And to his dad, “Coming reluctantly.”
How could I almost forget the Obama/Luther bit! That was great. Love the hammer-dancing.
I just heard on the radio "Don't Stop the Party" and of course I thought of Key & Peele getting stuck in party hell.
Edited by peeayebee, Nov 8, 2012 @ 9:32 PM.
Posted Nov 9, 2012 @ 1:16 AM
Love the LMFAO skit. I assume that's not a real song... Is it?
It could be . . .. that's the usual video, sans the "We didn't survive the bus crash, did we?" vibe.
Has it ever been determined what kinda of name is "D'Brickashaw"? Ending that sketch with a white kid from BYU was golden.
Posted Nov 9, 2012 @ 11:46 AM
Has it ever been determined what kinda of name is "D'Brickashaw"?
Like millions of Americans in late March 1983, Edwin Ferguson and his wife, Rhunette, were engrossed in The Thorn Birds. The ABC miniseries, based on the best-selling novel by Colleen McCullough, told the story of Ralph de Bricassart, an ambitious Catholic priest in Australia torn between his devotion to the church and his passion for the comely Meggie Cleary. So moved was Edwin by the melodrama that he decided that if the couple, whose first son, Edwin Jr., was born in 1980, had another boy, they'd name him after the protagonist in The Thorn Birds. "The character was so reminiscent of the struggle we face even now," says Edwin. "Wanting to do the things that are pleasing to the Holy Father, and to achieve goals on Earth." When Rhunette gave birth to the couple's second son later that year, Edwin proposed a variation on the priest's name: D'Brickashaw. Rhunette wasn't so sure. "To be honest," she says, chuckling, "I thought it was very unusual." She preferred the more mundane Montgomery.
The parents consulted Rhunette's mother, Evelyn McClendon, to settle the matter. After careful consideration she sided with Dad. "The idea was to give him something unique," Edwin says, "and from early on, he was a unique individual."
Posted Nov 9, 2012 @ 1:56 PM
Also a lot of cameos.
Posted Nov 9, 2012 @ 4:45 PM
I love the show but for some reason the time rarely works out for me and I don't usually end up watching it live.
Posted Nov 10, 2012 @ 12:28 AM
Also, how funny were the racist dogs? It's amazing how cute a doggy can be, even when his hood is falling to the side of his head.
Edited by Lantern7, Nov 10, 2012 @ 12:34 AM.
Posted Nov 11, 2012 @ 2:10 PM
Party hell. That is what I thought it was too. Perhaps now we know why LMFAO went on hiatus: they just got tired.
Key & Peele getting stuck in party hell.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 10:10 AM
The SWAT sketch was dumb, but I still liked it for going in a direction that I didn't expect, given that I thought that Key would be the incompetent one who didn't know what he was doing. The same with the substitute teacher sketch.
The checking out the ladies sketch seemed pretty uninspired. Like, it was leading up to them seeing woman wearing more modern or Western garb, but went to the virgin joke instead.
The Darius skit was pretty good in a somewhat sad way.
The money sketch was pretty good, though I kind of wish that they survived the initial shootout only to be killed by the last guy. Never have I seen the connection between Rain Man and making it rain made so explicit.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 1:52 PM
This show must have an impressive budget just for the hair pieces. There were a lot of different ones this time, especially for Peele.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 1:56 PM
I think that was a heavily mustachioed Dean Norris (from Breaking Bad) in the drug deal skit. I always wonder about those scenes when the people receiving the money just accept that it's all there.
In the Middle Eastern skit, I got a chuckle out of Key calling the ankle bone "foot nuts."
Maybe it's because I'm under the weather, but I didn't think this was a very strong ep.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 4:38 PM
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 6:08 PM
I thought that was Dean but I couldn't be sure. Funny skit.
I think that was a heavily mustachioed Dean Norris (from Breaking Bad) in the drug deal skit.
I'm so in agreement that Peele makes a very pretty woman.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 7:24 PM
Admittedly I was not expecting K&P to be right about being short $20 after all that previous incompetence. The guy running in after the fact with the missing bill was fantastic.
I think I remember BICO's rapeyness being banded about when they did it on Glee. But I have to say, Lady!Peele didn't really work for me in this one. I don't think she can pull off such a classic look; I think she works best when she's dressed as Wendy Williams. She looked like a particularly obvious drag queen here. But it was fun to see the woman take down the attempted good-natured rapist, and then have him begging her to leave, only for her to protest that it's cold outside.
Posted Nov 15, 2012 @ 7:37 PM
The Darius Rucker skit was hilarious to me. I hate that guy, so his ironic crying at the end made me feel bad and laugh at the same time. The S.W.A.T. skit was great because they just abandoned coverage of whatever mission it was they were raiding the house for, and just completely focused on the guys.
The substitute teacher bit had me rolling too. I like that they are willing to go through setting up an entire scene only to have a completely meaningless joke at the end of it.
The skit where Key is laughing at that guy (and gets shot to death at the end) was great because that infectious I'm trying not to laugh laughter is the best. It came across more like he was just falling out of character, but in the end it didn't matter, I was laughing too.
I really have to give them credit for consistently coming up with things that haven't been seen before, situations that are interesting to watch, and skits that aren't dull.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 @ 1:03 PM
The Ray Charles/Betty Carter version is the best one, IMHO.
And for the life of me I don't remember ever hearing "Baby, it's cold outside."
Posted Nov 16, 2012 @ 3:54 PM
Posted Nov 16, 2012 @ 4:30 PM
Posted Nov 16, 2012 @ 7:36 PM
The first time I ever heard anyone refer to the song as "rapey" was last year, and I thought, "Are you kidding me?" It's pretty obvious that the woman doesn't actually want to leave; she just thinks that she should. It's a song about seduction. At worst, you could say the man's being manipulative. Coercion and rape? No.
And several of the lyrics are about things like "what will the neighbors think?", indicating that she's worried (within the mores of the time) about appearances, not coercion.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:48 PM
Edited by Rinaldo, Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:49 PM.
Posted Nov 19, 2012 @ 2:15 PM
After reading the lyrics I'd have to disagree. She's clearly trying to leave and after his pleas to get her to stay have failed he provides her with a drink and only then does she want to stay. But even then she explictly tells him, "NO". The song may have been considered cute and quaint back then but it's definitely date rapey IMO.
The first time I ever heard anyone refer to the song as "rapey" was last year, and I thought, "Are you kidding me?" It's pretty obvious that the woman doesn't actually want to leave; she just thinks that she should.
Here's a link to the lyrics of BICO.
Edited by bulldawgtownie, Nov 19, 2012 @ 2:18 PM.
Posted Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:06 AM
Posted Nov 22, 2012 @ 1:14 PM
I really liked this one. The opening with the baby was hysterical, esp at the end when he had babies strapped all over him. And what a great decision they made to use real babies and not dolls.
The gang members bonding over Twilight was pretty good. I love the lines, "I'm going to blow your personality out the back of your head," and "Twilight's my jam." Unfortunately, SNL did that great video last week of the three guys doing things with guns pointed at each other.
I loved Power Falcons.
I didn't really care for the prison sketch, though I cracked up before when Peele made the comment that after prison "when you fart it goes “Whooo” like a bottle."
I also really enjoyed the traffic cop bit, with Key doing all the magic tricks.
And If Farts Were Names was pretty good. I'm usually not a fart-joke fan, but this was good. I don't know why I'm not following Peele and/or Key on Twitter. I'll have to rectify that.
Posted Nov 22, 2012 @ 6:37 PM
Posted Nov 23, 2012 @ 3:23 AM
The gay guys adopting babies sketch from next week has already wormed its way into my brain. "We're gonna feed it. And burp it. And dress it up. Like-a-Pea!Pod!"
Posted Nov 23, 2012 @ 12:14 PM
I thought of that yesterday, too, and tried to tell my brother about it. I can never remember the names, as much as I love that bit.
During all the football team roll calls today, I found myself disappointed not to hear "Javaris Jamar Javarison-Lamar!"