'Key & Peele' set to kick off: What are the best Obama parodies?
In this sketch President Obama has an ‘anger translator’ named Luther, who is offended by the lack of mayonnaise on the president’s sandwich.
Iman Crosson, of the ‘Alphacat’ YouTube page, has become an instant celebrity thanks to his parodies of President Obama. “Baracka Flacka Flames” aired on 5/4/11 and has nearly 7 million hits so far.
“I’m Gonna Win,” a parody of “I’m Going In,” by Drake, Featuring Lil’ Wayne and Young Jeezy, aired on 10/20/11. In the music video, Obama (Crosson) raps about beating his Republican adversaries in the 2012 election.
Pharoah’s impersonation of President Obama in this video, which aired on YouTube 9/29/10, got over 1 million hits.
Amateur comedian Reggie Brown, who has a small library of Obama impersonation videos on his YouTube page, appeared in character at a 2011 Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
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Comedy Central’s new sketch series Key & Peele premieres this Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10:30pm/9:30 central. The show stars African-American Mad TV alums Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and the sketches often revolve around taboo topics or racial stereotypes.
The two are already well-known for their string of skits in which Peele impersonates President Obama, and his “anger translator”, Luther, is played by Key. These videos went viral in early January, but even before Key and Peele’s parody series began, there have been several other successful President Obama impersonations popularized by professional comedians. Here are some of our favorites…