Glossies Made Me Do It: A Key & Peele Comedy Sketch

Posted February 12, 2021 by shooting in TV/Movies / 14 Comments

Second Friday of the month and it’s time for Glossies Made Me Do It: the monthly link-up where you share what magazines have inspired you to do, create, watch, listen to, etc. I missed last month, but if you want to link up for February, you can do so below!

Glossies Made Me Do It: February 2021 Entertainment Weekly

In case you weren’t aware, Entertainment Weekly (the physical magazine) is actually a monthly publication now. In the February 2021 issue, they have a section they call The Happy List and it’s all about “tiny pleasures” since you know…the world is still insane.

Key & Peele’s “Substitute Teacher” Sketch

I know who Key and Peele are…comedians who had a sketch comedy show aka Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. However, I never actually watched the show. On The Happy List, this sketch is number 8 and boy do I recommend! It has a bit of language, so don’t watch in front of young kids! It made me want to watch more Key & Peele though, so win-win!

Basically, Key plays a substitute teacher who has spent years in the inner-city schools. Now he’s in a a very white school and he has a hard time pronouncing typical white people names like Denise and Aaron. Obviously it’s a satire of – often white teachers – being unable to pronounce ethnic names.

In the magazine, they have an interview with Keegan-Michael Key as well as some of the other cast members in the sketch. It was fun to hear a bit more about the sketch and how it all came to be, so definitely check out the magazine if you want to read that. It’s not terribly long, but it’s just one segment of The Happy List so you might find some other “tiny pleasures” to enjoy.

Have you seen this sketch before? What do you think? Has someone ever mispronounced your name?

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14 responses to “Glossies Made Me Do It: A Key & Peele Comedy Sketch

  1. I love that sketch! It is one of my all time favorites! I always have people both mispronounce my last name as well as misspell it. It’s a big irritation for me, so I do my best to always ask if I’m unsure of how to pronounce someone’s name because I don’t want to make people feel the way I do.

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  2. I’ve seen this so many times and love it so much. As a teacher (who spend a fair amount of time subbing before landing a job), I was in tears watching this. Laughing so hard I could barely breath. I often quote “you done messed up A-aron!”

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