Sketch comedy is often a hit-or-miss proposition, but every so often a show comes along that reminds us how great the medium can be. Be it Saturday Night Live, The State, or The Chapelle Show, when good sketch comedy hits, it hits. That said, without a doubt, the best sketch comedy series going right now is Comedy Central’s critically and commercially adored Key & Peele. Now in its fourth season, the show has received massive acclaim, even getting praise at one time by the Commander-in-Chief himself. However, of everything the duo has done over the years, one sketch in particular has truly stood out as something special for audiences:
The substitute teacher bit has taken on a life of its own, and now it appears talks are underway to bring the character of Mr. Garvey to the big screen. According to the duo in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, a script for a feature film based on the sketch is going to be written by two of the show’s writers (though which two is currently unknown) and talks with Paramount are currently in the negotiation stage.
Since the duo gave no indication of plot, I’m just gonna throw it out there that I’d love to see a remake of the Tom Berenger ’90s classic, The Substitute. However, instead of Garvey trying to take down corruption in the inner city, he does it in suburbia. Basically, think 22 Jump Street without the cops as students angle. Oh man, this needs to happen.
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