The Whitlock Academy trailer: The Wire star Isiah Whitlock instructs us in sheeeeee-it (VIDEO).

Learn the Art of “Sheeeee-it” From Sen. Clay Davis Himself

Learn the Art of “Sheeeee-it” From Sen. Clay Davis Himself

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Dec. 30 2014 4:05 PM

Learn the Art of “Sheeeee-it” From Sen. Clay Davis Himself

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Actor Isiah Whitlock Jr. attends the 'A Whole Lott More' screening at JCC in Manhattan on March 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images

This delightfully odd short clip, in which Isiah Whitlock, Jr.—aka Sen. Clay Davis from The Wire—instructs his pupils on the intricate art of saying “Sheeeee-it” went up on YouTube Tuesday. Details on “The Whitlock Academy” are pretty vague (is this the makings of a Web series, perhaps?), but a Facebook page and Twitter account (both apparently started in October) have also been created, along with the website the video directs viewers to at the end.

Whatever this is, it seems worth keeping an eye on—and if you feel so inclined, you should take Whitlock up on his offer: Send in your own best version of “Sheeeee-it,” and he might just Tweet it out to the world.


Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.