A few comedians turned to drama before they etched out a niche on Fargo, like Bob Odenkirk and Ted Danson. They could have found a wishy-washy actor to take on the push-over Josto character. Actors from all walks of the industry have come to play on Fargo over the course of its four seasons, but these ten entries are clearly the most inspired choices the show ever made for its characters. Really, everyone deserves a shot at Fargo because it really allows its actors to cook when they're on screen. Fans of “Key & Peele” were in for a treat on Tuesday night’s episode of “Fargo” on FX. It's not enough to bring in some up-and-coming stars, time-honored cowboys, and some venerated character actors, it also must boast the vet of Saturday Night Live and Grown Ups in the lead role. Key and Peele are everywhere these days. And Malvo wouldn't take the time to move them with his hurt leg. Archived. Click here to subscribe. Bringing in an over-the-top performer to play the president was clearly the right choice. A fourth season is anticipated, and in the meantime, they are doing sketches with the likes of Liam Neeson: Now it appears the MADtv veterans will be spanning multiple cable… An initially amusing but fatally overstretched action-comedy hybrid that marks a lamer-than-expected big-screen outing for Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Their search ultimately brings them to Bemidji, Minn., and into the larger circle of the show. Fargo premieres April 15 on FX. Offerman has since dabbled in drama more, thanks to Devs, but fans will always remember his turn as the similarly stunt-named lawyer, Karl Weathers. While this archetype has many iterations over the course of film and television, Bird was a delightful choice for those who are familiar with his indie-folk musical intonations. | Do Not Sell My Personal Information Posted by 6 years ago. Emmit and Ray Stussy feuded over a stamp (and, eventually, so much more), but McGregor was brilliant and campy every step of the way. PHOTOS: Movies That Became TV Shows: 'About a Boy,' 'Fargo' and More. Not only is the sketch hilarious, but it is jam-packed with every fantasy cliché; evil wizards, spells, a hero riding a snow-white Pegasus, the captive princess to rescue. | EU Privacy Preferences. February 26, 2014 In the past couple of decades of Hollywood, Kirsten Dunst is one of the most underrated actors. Fargo debuts April 15; Key & Peele will appear in the final four episodes of the 10-episode limited series. When the second season of Fargo opted to bring a fictionalized version of Ronald Reagan into the mix, it only made sense to go with big stunt casting to mirror the big swing of this character's creation. RELATED: Fargo: 10 Funniest Scenes From The Series. In the limited series from writer/EP Noah Hawley, the stars of Comedy Central's hit sketch series Key & Peele will play FBI partners Webb Pepper (Peele) and Bill Budge (Key), who after a violent run-in with Lorne Malvo (Thornton) become obsessed with finding him again. Fargo airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX; Key and Peele Season 4 returns to Comedy Central this fall. There's a singular criminal or a crime syndicate involved in spiraling activities, a touch of weirdness (like a tornado or a UFO or a robot traveling through time), and some of the best stunt casting in the history of the medium. TRENDING Fargo recap: Oh hey, Key and Peele Thursday, May 29, 2014 by Tatiana Craine in Arts & Leisure Key and Peele make for some bumbling G-men on Fargo Long live Budge and Pepper. 10:00am PT share. David Mello is a writer, journalist, and editor from Boston, Massachusetts. Key said it will give him and Peele time to "explore other things." The 10-episode limited series will follow an all-new "true crime" story with a new case and characters, all steeped in the humor, murder and "Minnesota nice" of the original. Snow helped, too. RELATED: Fargo: 10 Major Things Even Fans Didn't See Coming In Season 1. But Key and Peele were clearly dead in the driveway, and yet I did see either of their bodies in the shot (unless I just missed them). His unintimidating, lyrical frame was juxtaposed against Salvatore Esposito's hulking rhino, Gaetano Fadda. By this point, it was clear that the Fargo team harbored reverence for Sunny and they were looking to bring in the Paddy's Pub gang whenever they could. What did people think of Key and Peele? By Denise Martin. What are Key & Peele doing on 'Fargo'? David has also written for OneClass, Moms Who Think, Up to Boston, the Boston Herald, and more. Long live Budge and Pepper. 2 3 32. The comedic duo will guest-star in a four-episode arc of FX's limited series from Noah Hawley. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele just concluded the third season of their hit comedy sketch show on Comedy Central. Even though Jean Smart's most famous role in her career might come courtesy of the hokey sitcom, Designing Women, dramatic chops have always lurked beneath her thespian surface. Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt, Adam Goldberg, Kate Walsh, Glenn Howerton and Keith Carradine star in the drama produced by MGM Television and FX Productions. 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Now essentially a Hawley muse, Smart starred as Floyd Gerhardt and brought gravitas to a sinister and calculating character. It was made all the better by knowing that she had once designed homes with Annie Potts. FX's Fargo is adding a dash of humor to the final four of its 10-episode run. Did I just miss them then? This is why it was such a delightful bit of stunt casting when the mega-star came to Fargo as hairdresser Peggy Blumquist, who even orchestrated a heel turn for Dunst. From turns in Little Women to Spider-Man, she has become a household name on the shoulders of engaging, culturally-beloved storytelling. I think they were awesome. Newcomer Allison Tolman brings a new twist on Frances McDormand's clever cop. Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, better known as Key and Peele, have joined the case of FX's "Fargo." Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Director/Producer Peter Atencio Talk KEY AND PEELE Season 4, Animated Spinoffs, FARGO, and More at Comic-Con. Naturally, this role was named Loy Cannon (Cannon, Fadda. In 1989, he graduated from Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Colin Hanks. And they were non-twin brothers on top of that! Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele — better known as comedy and improv masters Key and Peele — are guest-starring on the last four episodes of FX's Fargo… However, bringing in Schwartzman, a Wes Anderson staple who can also portray one of the Sherman Brothers, elevated the character beyond all reason. © 2021 The Hollywood Reporter, LLC. If you like TVLine, you'll LOVE our weekly newsletter. Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images . However, Nick Offerman was best known for Ron Swanson and Ron Swanson only before he joined the second season of Fargo as a lawyer. agents surveilling the Fargo crime ring, Malvo walks smack in front of their windshield, brandishing what appears to … It’s also still a mystery as to how the comedians, Key and Peele, playing the F.B.I. He was adopted as a child by a black father and a white mother. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are totally ready to cop out on the next episode of “Fargo.”. Colin Hanks on His Very Funny Key and Peele Sketch and Why Fargo Is Like Marvel. RELATED: Fargo: 5 Characters Fans Love In The FX Series (& 5 They Hate). This also came at the same time as Michael Showalter portraying Reagan on the Wet Hot American Summer series. Agents Budge (Keegan-Michael Key) and Pepper (Jordan Peele), fit in, other than to bounce tennis balls against the wall in frustration. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Sitemap | What would Josto Fadda have been without a warring patriarch to play off of in the organized crime wars of season four? In one such departure from their own show, Key and Peele played a pair of FBI agents in the first season of the FX series "Fargo." Twitter: @Snoodit. The comedic duo will guest-star in a four-episode arc of FX's limited series from Noah Hawley. A+ for everyone involved with that choice. Which Anne With An E Character Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign? Look for Kaitlin Olson in season five. Thornton stars as Lorne Malvo, a decidedly more serious heavy than the one portrayed by Steve Buscemi in the feature; Sherlock's Martin Freeman steps into the role of the bumbling salesman, Lester Nygaard, that was played by William H. Macy. Keegan-Michael Key was born in Southfield, Michigan and raised in Detroit. Close. We could do a love scene with Helena and just get it over with.” Fargo airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX; Key and Peele Season 4 returns to Comedy Central this fall. Keegan-Michael Key, Actor: Keanu. A one-stop shop for all things video games. The strange, quirky journey of FX’s Fargo continues next Tuesday with the appearance of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele — Key & Peele… 1 Ewan McGregor We could do a love scene with Helena and just get it over with." The clear watershed stunt casting moment of Fargo came when Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were cast as Special Agents Budge and Pepper, respectively. AdChoices Privacy Policy | This has always been what makes Fargo special. The limited series starring Billy Bob Thornton has welcomed comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to its ranks, the cable network announced Wednesday. Key and Peele are also guest-starring in FX’s “Fargo,” as FBI agents Budge and Pepper. By this point, the impeccable FX anthology series from Noah Hawley, Fargo, has figured out the formula for crafting riveting television stories. They were able to come out in glorious fashion in the second season of Fargo. -- VIDEO. He is obsessed with pop culture and sports and loves to expand his cultural knowledge of film, television, music, literature, and more. I was very surprised to see them playing a role in this, and so serious too. Email: Lesley.Goldberg@THR.com | California Privacy Rights Tonight’s episode “Who Shaves the Barber?” took things to their natural escalatory extremes, and delivered in two ways that … Fargo reached the zenith of its stunt casting identity at the outset of season three when it was announced that the great Ewan McGregor would be playing, not just one character on Fargo, but two. RELATED: Fargo: 10 Major Things Even Fans Didn't See Coming In Season 1. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are totally ready to cop out on the next episode of "Fargo." Now, the casting of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Glenn Howerton may not have been stunt-based in season one, as the actor has been known for his eagerness to flex his acting abilities. Wendell is one of Key and Peele’s most iconic characters, and this sketch stands tall among not just his best, but the best of the entire show. FX's Fargo features some of the best stunt casting in the history of the medium. Lesley Goldberg. Jun 10, 2014 - For seven episodes now, FX’s Fargo has been a hallmark of quirky comedic drama, with enough pitch black thrills and kills to legitimately rival the Coen brothers’ film for simpleton storytelling. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. He spends just as much time watching classic movies as he does setting his fantasy football lineup. by NEXT: Fargo: All Main Characters, Ranked According To Likability. In Fargo, where Key and Peele surface as F.B.I. In the fourth season of Fargo, Jason Schwartzman portrayed Josto Fadda, the head of the Fadda family. It's only a shame that Fargo didn't find an excuse for him to sing. Jordan Peele and comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key bundled up for FX's Fargo, where they play less-than stellar FBI agents.. One of season four's Fargo characters, Thurman Smutny, owned a funeral parlor. The car salesman was let go, but I assume his has were still bound, and if not I have a hard time believing he would give a shit about the two dead guys. Very good) and it was portrayed by Chris Rock. One can only get such casting on Fargo. TRENDING Check out a teaser below. It had to be him. 5 2 25. comments. Here are the most inspired choices the show made for its characters. 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RELATED: Fargo: 5 Characters Who Didn't Deserve To Die (& 5 Who Did). He currently writes for ScreenRant as a member of the Valnet, Inc. team. However, the inclusion of Rob McElhenney in season three certainly was. I know I’m not the only person out there who has been going mad in anticipation for comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to guest … This came at the height of their Key and Peele stardom and now, considering all the success they've gone on to have, remains one of Fargo's most brilliant masterstrokes. What did people think of Key and Peele? Original feature film producers Joel and Ethan Coen will exec produce alongside Warren Littlefield and Geyer Kosinski. This came at the height of their Key and Peele stardom and now, considering all the success they've gone on to have, remains one of Fargo's most brilliant masterstrokes. Naturally, Bruce Campbell took on the role. Terms of Use | THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is a registered trademark of The Hollywood Reporter, LLC. 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