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Apr 24, 2020. 5 comments

Well, it’s “Lights Out” for Brooklyn—and this Brooklyn Nine-Nine season

Well, it’s “Lights Out” for Brooklyn—and this Brooklyn Nine-Nine season
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This season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been quite interested in the idea of the high-concept episode and even more so in the idea of playing with time. For the former, this has been a really good season, pretty much always on an elevated level of comedy with few moments of truly slowing down. (And that’s without losing the impact of its...

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Apr 17, 2020. 22 comments

On Brooklyn Nine-Nine (like in John Wick), you don’t mess with a man’s dog

On Brooklyn Nine-Nine (like in John Wick), you don’t mess with a man’s dog
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After bringing in Cheddar the dog for

last week’s Halloween Heist , Brooklyn Nine-Nine decided to double down on everyone’s love of a certain chonky pup with “Ransom.” Obviously, the idea that someone would be monstrous enough to kidnap Holt and Kevin’s ham-loving corgi like this is certainly a twisted one to come from the Brooklyn...

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Apr 10, 2020. 19 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine hams it up with the competitive “Valloweaster”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine hams it up with the competitive “Valloweaster”
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When Brooklyn Nine-Nine made the move to a new network and a midseason schedule with Season Six, the show’s annual Halloween Heist ended up becoming more of a spiritual thing than an actual Halloween episode. Which is how we got last season’s

“Cinco de Mayo.” Now in season seven, again a midseason series, the writers had to figure out...

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Mar 27, 2020. 5 comments

Meet “Dillman”—Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s approach to a classic whodunnit

Meet “Dillman”—Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s approach to a classic whodunnit
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After

an episode that perhaps could’ve been better served by putting the squad together but didn’t go that route, this week’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine bounces back with an episode that does just that. “Dillman” not only puts the whole squad together for a singular plot, it does so with an Agatha Christie-inspired plot.

With each passing...

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Mar 20, 2020. 24 comments

In “The Takeback,” Brooklyn Nine-Nine relies on the old tricks of an old friend

In “The Takeback,” Brooklyn Nine-Nine relies on the old tricks of an old friend
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Compared to the rest of this season so far, “The Takeback” is a very chill episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In fact, it’s arguably the first filler episode of the season; though it’s probably more appropriate to describe it as a breather episode. After all, Season Seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been dense, both in terms of plot and...

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Mar 13, 2020. 5 comments

It’s the circle of life, in Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Ding Dong"

It’s the circle of life, in Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Ding Dong"
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As far as turning points in sitcoms go, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Ding Dong”—as in, “the Wuntch is dead”—provides one hell of a turning point. Not only does it see the untimely death of Holt’s arch-nemesis Madeline Wuntch, but it ends with Jake and Amy learning that they’re going to have a baby. It’s the circle of life, in an episode of...

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Mar 06, 2020. 19 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine focuses on “Trying,” to mixed (but memorable) results

Brooklyn Nine-Nine focuses on “Trying,” to mixed (but memorable) results
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“Jake and Amy work an uncrackable case while Holt adjusts to a new beat; Hitchcock looks for the love of his life.”

That is the synopsis for this week’s episode of Brooklyn Nine-NIne, “Trying.” Now we know that the “uncrackable case” for Jake and Amy is unrelated to the Nine-Nine, as it ends up being about their attempts at trying to...

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Feb 28, 2020. 22 comments

A coke-fueled Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets into the mind of a loose cannon

A coke-fueled Brooklyn Nine-Nine gets into the mind of a loose cannon
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With

last week’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine cliffhanger, I posited the idea that a newly-confident Debbie stealing from the evidence locker must have had something to do with the mystery of her twin sister’s murder. Much like Jake in this week’s episode, I couldn’t believe that someone as Debbie as Debbie Fogle could have a devious bone in her...

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Feb 21, 2020. 20 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to the high-stakes world of having fun with friends

Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to the high-stakes world of having fun with friends
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Boyle: “Did I ever tell you the story of my Jimmy Jab humiliation?”
Debbie: “No. You pretty much never talked to me ‘til today.”

Before this week’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode, the first and only onscreen edition of the

Jimmy Jab Games appeared in the third episode of Season Two. That was all the way back in October of 2014, during my...

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Feb 14, 2020. 22 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine goes full-on Finding Dory with "Pimemento"

Brooklyn Nine-Nine goes full-on Finding Dory with "Pimemento"
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“Pimemento” was bound to be a Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode that comes in absolutely hot. It even does so in its cold open, with Jake’s harmless prank on Hitchcock turning into Hitchcock almost “being strangled to death.” (“How?!?”) But the exact reason it was always destined to come in hot was because of the return of Jason Mantzoukas’...

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Feb 13, 2020. 7 comments

Jason Mantzoukas’ Adrian Pimento returns to Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Jason Mantzoukas’ Adrian Pimento returns to Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, February 13. All times are Eastern.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 8:30 p.m.): The Good Place’s Derek may be gone from our lives, martinis swirling around his cosmic not-a-brain somewhere in the great beyond. But console yourself, dear readers, in the knowledge that Jason Mantzoukas still lives—and so does Adrian Pimento.

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Feb 07, 2020. 19 comments

It’s a “Manhunt” (and Traveling Pants situation) to start Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s seventh season

It’s a “Manhunt” (and Traveling Pants situation) to start Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s seventh season
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“Manhunt”

With six seasons and a network change under its belt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has to do a lot of hard work to stay fresh and interesting—to avoid spinning its wheels when it comes to its storytelling. Staying funny has never been the series’ problem, so in that sense, that’s the easiest part. But staying funny while also upping the...

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Feb 06, 2020. 9 comments

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast reflects on how they've evolved over 7 seasons

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast reflects on how they've evolved over 7 seasons

Despite its cancellation on Fox back in 2018, and then its (welcome) surprise renewal at NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine remains largely unchanged—its still one of television’s most reliably hilarious ensemble comedies. But, on the

eve of its seventh season , it’s also apparent that the series has evolved with the times. The current cultural climate could make it hard for some to accept a show with...

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Jan 11, 2020. 5 comments

NBC goes full '80s with this trailer for Brooklyn Nine-Nine's February return

NBC goes full '80s with this trailer for Brooklyn Nine-Nine's February return

We hate to nitpick here at The A.V. Club. (Actually, that’s a 100 percent bullshit goddamn lie.) Regardless, though, we have to ask: If you’re NBC, and you’re going to create an ’80s cop show parody ad to promote the upcoming February 6 return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, why go with a sort of generic neon/VHS vibe, and not a direct reference to a classic NBC cop show of the era, like

Hill...

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Nov 15, 2019. 22 comments

NBC renews Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season 8

NBC renews Brooklyn Nine-Nine for season 8

As reported by Deadline, NBC has renewed discarded Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine for an eighth season, bringing it one year closer to season.. NINE-NINE. The seventh season, the second one on NBC, hasn’t even premiered yet and won’t until early February (the next Halloween episode is going to be very late), but this is a nice indication of NBC’s faith in the future of the series. Deadline...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 12, 2019. 13 comments

R.I.P. Stewart, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Cheddar

R.I.P. Stewart, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Cheddar

Sad news for members of the Nine-Nine family today, as Entertainment Weekly reports that Stewart, the 13-year-old corgi who played Captain Holt’s dog Cheddar in most of his appearances on the show, has died. Stewart’s owner/trainer released the news on Instagram today, including details of the dog’s last day, which included a trip to the beach, playing in the surf, and getting to eat some...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson May 17, 2019. 18 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine wraps up its sixth season with its very own “Suicide Squad”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine wraps up its sixth season with its very own “Suicide Squad”
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It feels so good to laugh. So on the plus side, at least this two-part Brooklyn Nine-Nine season finale begins with laughter from Captain Holt. The “prank” by Jake is pretty much the only thing he personally has to laugh about in these episodes—except for his dunks on a returning Madeline Wuntch, I suppose—even though Jake...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson May 10, 2019. 23 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Cinco De Mayo” proves the spirit of Halloween is alive and well

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Cinco De Mayo” proves the spirit of Halloween is alive and well
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At the TCA back in August, Brooklyn Nine-Nine showrunner Dan Goor

answered a question about the logistics of doing a Halloween Heist episode despite coming into season six during the midseason. According to Goor:

“They’re some of our favorite episodes to watch and they’re some of the hardest ones also to write, because of the twists...

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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson May 03, 2019. 22 comments

After all this time, Brooklyn Nine-Nine finally tackles the concept of back-stabbing

After all this time, Brooklyn Nine-Nine finally tackles the concept of back-stabbing
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Over in a completely different TV genre, The CW’s Arrowverse has conditioned me to believe that, when a series regular leaves a show with promises of their character returning in a recurring role (or at least a guest spot), that means they’re pretty much never showing up again. So for Chelsea Peretti to actually return to Brooklyn...

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Apr 29, 2019.

All the TV you should have watched this weekend (that isn't Game Of Thrones)

All the TV you should have watched this weekend (that isn't Game Of Thrones)

We know the Battle Of Winterfell commanded most of your attention, but The A.V. Club covered several other happenings beyond the Wall this weekend, including the series finale of Gotham, the season-two finale of American Gods, and a new season of She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power. Read more recaps and pre-airs on our TV reviews page.

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