Key & Peele's director Peter Atencio took to his blog today to explain why he thinks their recent sketch "Aerobics Meltdown" is their best sketch yet, and I'm inclined to agree. I don't want to give anything away about the plot, but in Atencio's words, there is a "darkness and scope" to it. "It's funny and emotional and disturbing," he wrote about the script, written by Rebecca Drysdale, "and very, very unlike anything you'd see on any other show. That's why it's my favorite sketch."
As Splitsider pointed out, the bizarre live 80's jazztravaganza that this sketch is set against is almost definitely inspired by the Crystal Light National Aerobic Championships, hosted by Alan Thicke, the existence of which is almost as insane as "Aerobics Meltdown."
(by Johnny McNulty)