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'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

Key and Peele
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Key and Peele
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The popular Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele will end with the finale of its current season. Series co-creator Keegan-Michael Key revealed in an interview with The Wrap that he and co-star Jordan Peele are simply ready for the next big thing. The show has earned a Peabody Award and a whole slew of Emmy nods for its thoughtful and hilarious deconstructions of topics like race, sexuality and relationships.

In honor of the show's impending twilight, we wanted to pull together a few of their most Code Switch-y moments.

Of course, any such list has to begin with "Luther" (played by Key), who acts as President Obama's "anger translator," saying the things Obama can't say as leader of the free world.

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The president, an admitted fan of the program, even went so far as to invite Luther to speak on his behalf at the 2015 White House Correspondent's Dinner.

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Obama, portrayed by Peele on the show, is often used to illustrate how good lots of black people get to be at code-switching in America — how they greet other black folks as opposed to how they greet whites, for instance.

The duality of black identity is a reoccurring theme on Key & Peele — as famously documented by "Substitute Teacher," a sketch that pokes fun at the differences between "black" and "white" naming conventions.

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Same-sex marriage is also examined — specifically through the lens of a supportive family concerned by the lack of "gay hymns" in a cousin's upcoming wedding.

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The duo have had no reservations in letting their political leanings seep into their sketches — especially through their characterization of black Republicans.

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Despite the series' soon-to-come finale, the real-life comedy duo Key and Peele will not be "breaking up" — they've got tons of projects on the table, including a movie and an animated series based on two of their many characters.

Whatever else the duo has in store for fans, it's not likely to disappoint.

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