March 25, 2015


Immortal 'Key & Peele' Sketch "Substitute Teacher" Is Becoming a Movie

Picking the best Key & Peele sketch is harder than picking your nose with mittens, but "Substitute Teacher" is right up there. After four seasons, the 2013 clip is Comedy Central's most popular YouTube video with 72.7 million views—42 million more than Key & Peele's "East/West College Bowl." It's responsible for granting us several immortal alternate name pronunciations, including AA-Ron, Buhlaké and D-Nice.

And, hallelujah, the sketch is somehow becoming a feature film at Paramount. "Keegan-Michael Key will reprise his role as as the over-the-top substitute Mr. Garvey," Deadline reports, "and Jordan Peele will portray a rival teacher determined to be the students’ favorite." K&P co-producers Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens will pen the script. The pair also have writing credits on SNL, MADtv and Community.

Key and Peele are also producing a Police Academy reboot, creating a feature with Judd Apatow, and preparing a film called Keanu. That last one's about "friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld, all to retrieve a stolen kitty."

By the way: in addition to two "Substitute Teacher" spinoffs, there's a direct sequel that is as inspirational as the original. Long live Mr. "GODDAMMIT" Garvey.