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Key and Peele: The Bromance Continues

Can you feel the love tonight?

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"Get Out" writer and director Jordan Peele made history on Sunday, becoming the first black writer to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar. The 39-year-old was clearly the toast of the evening, but few were quite so excited for him as long-time friend and former "Key & Peele" collaborator, Jordan Peele. (Need proof? Check out this real-time video from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party of Key reacting to Peele's win.) With a friendship dating back to the early 2000s, the pair have notched an impressive number of memorable collaborations. Here, we look back at their highs.

Comedy Kings Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic Comedy Kings The duo met in 2002 as members of Chicago's famed Second City improv troupe. They would both go on to be cast as players on the Fox sketch series, "Mad TV." The show had an impressive run, from 1995 to 2009, but was often viewed as playing second fiddle to NBC's longer-running comedy juggernaut, "Saturday Night Live." In the end, it was Key and Peele's own eponymous series on Comedy Central that would truly be the guys' big break. Their indelible characters — including Key's Obama Anger Translator Luther, seen here at the 2012 Comedy Awards with Peele's Obama — struck a deep chord with viewers.
Golden Guys Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images Golden Guys "Key & Peele" would run for five seasons and snatch up a number of statues, including two Emmy Awards and a prestigious Peabody Award. According to Peele, when they finally made the decision to end the show in 2015, the timing seemed right. "I think artistically, we feel like we did five seasons that we wanted to do and sketches we wanted to perform and [showcased] a comedic point of view we felt was important," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "We're just people who are really into the idea of doing it right, doing it well and not letting it wear out its welcome." Muppet Time Nicole Wilder/ABC via Getty Images Muppet Time Of course, the conclusion of their show didn't mean the conclusion of the Key and Peele relationship. The two have continued to make appearances together and collaborate on projects in the ensuing years, including this turn on a 2016 episode of the short-lived "Muppet Show" revival, "The Muppets"... Hanging With the Youths Noam Galai/FilmMagic Hanging With the Youths ... and an anchor gig at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Movie Makers Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Movie Makers They even produced and starred in a film together in 2016 called "Keanu," following the pair's fantastical (fictional) exploits in rescuing Peele's cat-napped feline, Keanu. (Hence this photo of the two on the promotional circuit cradling kitties.) Nooice Night Kevin Mazur/VF18/WireImage Nooice Night But Key and Peele have also forged their own paths: Key starring in the Netflix series, "Friends From College," and Peele writing and directing "Get Out." Through it all, each remains the other's biggest fan. "Congrats to my partner in laughs @JordanPeele on his first Oscar," Key tweeted Sunday night. And the crowd said: Awwwww!
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