After five seasons, Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele are calling it quits. Yes, this season will be final season of the hilarious sketch show, Key and Peele.
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To help us heal in light of this tragic announcement, let’s take a look back at all the valuable lessons Key and Peele have taught us.
1. When they made us re-imagine a world where black people could escape America’s racism.
You won’t get followed when you try to shop
You can wear your hoodie and not get shot
No white folks to cross the street in fear
No trigger-happy cops or scared cashiers
2. When they taught us the right way to pronounce white names.
Jay-queline? Where’s Jay-queline at? No Jay-queline here?
3. When they revealed the deep pain and insecurity that actually drives a school bully’s actions.
I’ve been having sexual fantasies about some of the other guys at school…I’m afraid of these feelings and what they may mean. It’s like because I hate myself so much I gotta point that hate outwards, toward YOU!
4. When they made us realize how misleading TV show competition music could be.
Unbelievable. I have a huge problem with this dish.
It’s that you haven’t made it for me sooner.
Because if you had, Drew, I would know how good you are at cooking food…that’s BAD.
And when I say bad, I mean Michael Jackson “Bad.”
5. When they showed us how dumb we’re acting when we get mad over a text message that we’re most likely reading in the wrong tone.
Key: Do you even WANT to hang out???
Peele: “Do you even want to hang out?” Aw, that’s considerate!
6. When they showed us America’s media bias in reporting on black America through the perfect analogy.
One must also remember that just because black ice looks different that white ice, it doesn’t make it any more dangerous.
7. When they taught us never to judge a book by its cover.
I DON’T NEED YOU TO PAT MY BACK! I’M A GROWN ASS MAN!
8. When they taught the youth the consequences of their life choices.
I used to be just like you…stole from my mom and dad, stole from my sister. Then one day, a piano fell on my head. CON-SE-QUEN-CES. Gave me 88 concussions. One for each key.
9. When they shed light on a marginalized political group.
Democrats think they have a right to all the black people. But that is not the case. We are not a monolith!
10. When they showed us the fragility of masculinity.
We used to play Carebears. Twigs and I spend the good part of the afternoon trying to figure out which Carebear we was.
Jasmine is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in English and a minor in psychology. There, she was highly involved with the Muslim Student Union, taught a course titled "American Dystopia," and served as a social justice mentor for the Muslim Gamechangers Network in California. She likes to read, write, and become way too emotionally invested in fictional characters' lives.