TV Club: Key & Peele: “Airplane Showdown”

After last week’s solid premiere, “Airplane Showdown” is a bit of a letdown. It’s one of those episodes that’s not going to reinvent the Key & Peele wheel; while it’s a perfectly capable episode in some respects, something is missing. It’s an average episode of the series, which is still pleasant and better than lesser shows, but knowing what both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are capable of, this is just lacking. From the moment the premiere began to that episode’s last sketch, there was a big time feel to it and possibly the rest of the season. That big time feel isn’t here, not even a little bit, despite a title like “Airplane Showdown.”

Actually, speaking of the titular airplane showdown, it probably wasn’t the best idea to have it appear in the episode right after the TSA/“terries” sketch. That …

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