Watch Key and Peele Translate Obama's Anger One Last Time

The comedy duo brought back their "Obama anger translator" Luther for one final go on 'The Daily Show' last night.
January 6, 2017, 6:45pm

For most of Obama's presidency, Democrats have wondered how Obama could be so even-keel in the face of constant vitriolic attacks from his opponents. Doesn't he ever just get pissed off? Luckily, comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele created Luther, the "Obama anger translator," who tells us what the president is "really" thinking. And with Obama's administration ending later this month, Key and Peele brought Luther back on Thursday night's episode of The Daily Show for one final, cathartic release.


"Don't you understand this is how The Hunger Games starts!?" Luther howls as Peele's placid Obama mentions that Americans elected Trump. While Obama asks Luther to be on his best behavior, he can't help hold it together for more than a few seconds before shouting in anger and kicking away a Trump piñata (or balloon). Obama says Americans will all benefit if Trump succeeds, while Luther accurately corrects this to say, "Unless he succeeds with all the shit he promised to succeed with. In that case, we're fucked."

Comedy Central's Key and Peele ended in the fall of 2015, but Key explained that former writer Jay Martel wrote this skit as a way to deal with Trump's election night victory. Key also promised viewers that the duo were "cooking up new stuff together," although that presumably won't include an "anger translator" for Obama's short-tempered, Twitter-ranting successor.

Head on over to Comedy Central to watch the full sketch now.

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