Tonight’s episode of Key & Peele was pretty geeky overall—there was a long sequence about Game of Thrones. But the penultimate Key & Peele also included a fricken brilliant running gag about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos.
Check out the first of the three segments above—there were two others, in which Tyson also uses his wacky Carl Sagan-esque explanations of the vast scale of the cosmos and time, and the uncertainty principle, and the many universes, and so on, to get out of arguments with his wife. Plus the dog is named Sputnik. What’s great is how well they nailed the wide-eyed tone of the series—“well, actually”–and plunked it down into a random domestic context. And everything is just trivial, man, once you realize that we’re living in the last second of the calendar year of the universe.