Jordan Peele's Obama Meet & Greet

Jordan Peele's Obama Meet & Greet

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Jordan Peele's Obama Meet & Greet refers to a clip from Key and Peele in which comedian Jordan Peele, impersonating Barack Obama, walks through a crowd interacting with supporters. To every white person in the sketch, Peele gives a short, firm handshake, and with every black person, he acts much more unguardedly, giving hugs and engaging in friendly dialogue. In September of 2018, the clip was remixed on Twitter in Object Labeling remixes where Peele's Obama is labeled "Me" and everyone else in the sketch is labeled as an example from a certain category. The white people in the sketch are meant to represent things from that category the poster doesn't care for while the black people represent the things the poster does appreciate.

Origin

The sketch comes from season 4, episode 1 of Key & Peele, which aired September 24th, 2014 (shown below).



On September 22nd, 2018, Twitter user @matteblack remixed the clip with their opinion on films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gaining over 153,000 retweets and 390,000 likes (shown below).




Spread

After that tweet, other Twitter users began making their own edits of the clip using various other categories of media. Popular examples include a September 26th, 2018 tweet from @KofieYeboah about the upcoming NBA season that gained over 29,000 retweets and 79,000 likes (shown below, top). User @HennyOmega used the meme to give their opinions on WWE wrestlers, gaining over 550 retweets and 1,100 likes (shown below, bottom).







Other popular tweets using the format include a post by @ASRomaEN, an account for an Italian soccer club, that gained over 17,000 retweets and 49,000 likes (shown below, top) and a post by @harryoddity that used the format for Harry Styles songs, gaining over 370 retweets and 1,300 likes (shown below, bottom). The meme was covered by Complex.[1]







TikTok Spread

The sketch made its way to TikTok in November 2020, but it resurfaced on the platform in September 2022 with edits being used for games and anime preferences, like the video uploaded by @maxmathias626, on September 5th, 2022, showing how he would greet his favorite games. The post has 1.9 million views and 243.000 likes in three weeks.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7139911042674560262

Anime fans also used the viral video to join the trend, like this example of the One Piece anime protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy, greeting other characters. The post, uploaded by @jedroni on September 8th, 2022, has 3 million views and 483.000 likes in three weeks.


https://www.tiktok.com/embed/v2/7141184088676764929

Another example comes from the post by @eminaizen[2], on September 9th, 2022, in which he shows how he would greet his favorite animes. The video has 317.000 views and 34.000 likes in three weeks.

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corblimey
corblimey

On September 22nd, 2018, Twitter user @matteblack remixed the clip with their opinion on films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The sketch comes from season 4, episode 1 of Key & Peele, which aired September 24th, 2018

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