Sketch comedies are well-known for providing seemingly endless streaks of hilarious quotes and catchphrases to work into everyday conversations, from "Sock it to me" to "I live in a van down by the river!" And during its five seasons on Comedy Central, Key & Peele was indeed a phenomenal source for random nonsense to holler out to friends, even giving fans a final farewell from Obama's Anger Translator last month. One half of the brilliant duo, Jordan Peele, has revealed which of the show's lines are the best and worst for people to yell out to him in public.
I think the best is when people go, 'I said, biiiiiiiitch,' because it's discreet. It doesn't grab a lot of attention. I think the worst is probably 'NO' (Meegan's voice) because it's loud. All the sudden everybody looks and then there's a crowd of people.
Thinking back over the annals of quotables that Key & Peele delivered over the years, it's hard to imagine Jordan Peele answering that Reddit AMA question with two better examples for both extremes. The whole point of the "I Said Bitch" sketch has both Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key's characters talking about difficulties with their significant others while being extremely wary of being overheard while referring to them by the B-words. So every time the word "bitch" is spoken, it gets increasingly softer and more drawn out, which is the perfect kind of understated reference to approach a celebrity with in public. It's not only nice for them, but it makes fans not look like giant jackasses.
Relive the laughs below.
Meegan, on the other hand, is not something that anyone should attain to imitate, in public or in private, or whatever outer space counts as. (Andre would probably say, "It's like, super private, but then like seriously public, too. Meegan, what did you just do to the mailman?!") Even as the actor who got dolled up to portray the confrontational Meegan on a regular basis, Jordan Peele can never really prepare himself in life for random folks wandering past him inside a convenience store to suddenly bark out "No!" in his face.
Not the most fun thing, but it could be worse, such as if they run into the real life Quackadilly Blip or Ladadadaladadadadada Dala-Dadaladaladalada, neither of whom thought Key and Peele's choice of names in the College Bowl sketches were funny. That's not real.