Actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. is famous for saying “sheeeeeeeeeit” with increasingly stretched-out delivery over the course of the HBO series The Wire and in his appearances in other media as well. And while few have imitated his famous catchphrase, few have ever been able to master it in a way that does justice to the original – until, that is, Whitlock Academy started accepting students.
What Whitlock Academy actually is, be it a goofy prank or some kind of real acting class taught by Whitlock, remains to be seen. But for now we have a hilarious 30-second “trailer” for the school, featuring Whitlock coaching students on the perfect “sheeeeeeit.” Auditions are also being accepted on social media under the hashtag #whitlockacademy, so this might be your chance to hit the big time if you’ve been practicing your Senator Clay Davis impression since The Wire went off the air.
You can watch the Whitlock Academy trailer for yourself below. And to sign up for the institution’s newsletter, head over to the official Whitlock Academy website here. Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.
Here’s the video: