Paramount+ has brought back one of Key & Peele’s most iconic graphics for their latest ad. In “Mountain of Content,” Key’s classic substitute teacher tries to get attendance, but those pesky names keep getting him into trouble. Adding to the fun is the fact that most of the attendees are animated. (On the other hand, is a big-eyed truck a person? Who’s to say!) But, yeah, Paramount’s original mountain ads were a hit when the service first premiered. Bringing all of that IP together in one place would usually be interesting to a lot of audiences. So, it makes sense that we’d see them come back to that as well. Get a quick laugh from the new post below!
the week I actually sat down with the comedy duo to talk about one of their most famous creations. Surprisingly, the idea for the drawing came from a small writers’ room, and Kei immediately took up the idea. Over the course of the Substitute Teacher improvement cycle, the entire room knew there was a winner on their hands. That’s what the comedians said.
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Key began by saying, “It was basically just an idea about an inner-city guy who was in an all-white classroom. This was literally the premise of the sketch.”
Bell added, “One of our writers brought the original idea to us, and Keegan immediately set about fleshing out Mr. Garvey, the substitute teacher character. It was one of those things where he was just a great nugget to draw.” “Once the first draft was scrapped, I got down to the community vibe; as a group, we came up with the names that would work, and decided how Keegan was going to enhance Mr. Garvey’s physicality.”
Here’s how Paramount + Describes the beloved sitcom: “Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele present Key & Peele,” an original sketch comedy show on Comedy Central. In this series, these new relatable comedians used to appear on the outside in, will examine life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of graphic sketches and live theatrical segments. Whether it’s to taunt the President, impersonate Nazis, or order some soul food, “Key & Peele will showcase chemistry, camaraderie, and a unique point of view, born of their shared background and experiences growing up in a completely non-racial world.”
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