WATCH: Key and Peele Show How Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Out of Marital Problems With Science Babble
Key and Peele is one of those rare shows that actually gets better with each season and this -- their final season -- had another gem Wednesday night, with a clever sketch showing how Neil deGrasse Tyson uses the wonders of science to trick his angry wife into forgetting she's upset with him.
"Neil, how can you not keep track of the little details?" an outraged Ms. deGrasse Tyson asks after Neil forgets to walk the dog.
"Actually, it's the little details that cannot, by definition, be kept track of," Neil responds with awe in his voice. "In 1927, a German university professor named Werner Heisenberg came to a seemingly paradoxical conclusion: That the more we know about the position of particles the less we know about its momentum, and vice versa."
This was good enough to confound his wife and get him off the hook. The dead-on parody goes on twice more, ending with a philandering deGrasse Tyson trying to get out of a jam -- a scene that, while certainly funny, left me a bit traumatized.
Watch the clip below: