No historical period is safe from mockery in a Key & Peele sketch. Whether it happened two decades ago or two centuries ago, the guys have got something to say about it.
THE 1960s JAZZ SCENE
Scatting is already the most ridiculous part of jazz. After all, it’s just a bunch of nonsense words delivered over a mellow bass line. But when a performer uses scat to insult a fellow musician’s face for resembling a ball sack? That’s when a line has been crossed. Jazz will never be the same.
Did all job interviews in the 70s go like this? We have no way of knowing for sure, but there’s no denying the allure of those suits. (Or that hair.) Try adopting this throwback vibe the next time you’re looking for a new job. The worst that could happen is that you appear totally ridiculous and remain unemployed forever.
THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH
This immortal sketch speaks for itself.
THE PIRATE ERA
“Respect for women” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of pirates, but these swashbucklers are committed to dismantling the patriarchy, both inside the bedroom and out.
1980s ACTION MOVIES
It’s unclear why, but taking out bad guys just seemed easier back then.