“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” had Kid Cudi on as a guest star last week, and tonight, we get Mr. “Mike Hammer” himself, Stacy Keach. Keach plays Jimmy Brogan, a journalist who penned the quintessential 1970s book “The Squad”, detailing “old school” hard living, hard drinking cops, and who Detective Jake (Andy Samberg) idolizes. He wanted to become a cop after reading it (in elementary school, it seems.) Brogan is writing a new article on how Brooklyn detectives have changed since he wrote “The Squad” and he’s going to shadow Jake and Santiago. She and Holt (Andre Braugher) aren’t really excited about this situation, since Brogan is an old windbag, but Jake is like a butt-kissing kid on Christmas. He even goes out drinking with Brogan, leading to some lovely Samberg hangover moments. Unfortunately, during the binge, Jake utters some not-so-flattering lines about Holt (mostly about still being forced to wear a tie), on the record. And while trying to get Brogan to drop the quotes, Jake punches him in the face, sending him flying into a pool in a “old school” Russian bath house (the “schvitz”, of course.)
I love this show.
It turns out Brogan was more than willing to drop the quotes, but threw a not-so-flattering epithet directed at Holt. That was why Jake punched him. Growth! Happening on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine!”
Also, Diaz gets a charm school crash course from Terry and Boyle on how to get juries to like her. They even give her a make-over, and coach her while she’s on the stand. She ends up making a great impression, with a frozen mask of dead-eyes-showing-teeth-smiling, and wins the case. To celebrate, she tells Boyle she’s taking him out to dinner… along with her boyfriend, prompting love-sick Boyle to respond with a “your what friend now?” Awwww.
- “Don’t worry. I know what I’m doing. I saw the first 15 minutes of ‘The Hurt Locker.'” – Jake
- Diaz: “And when this is over, I’m going to find you, and I’m going to break those little fingers.”
Judge: “Ms. Diaz, please stop threatening the stenographer.”
- “Turn off your mouth siren.” – Jake
- “You can ignore that garbage, Santiago. Jimmy Brogan wouldn’t know a legit cop, if he punched him in the face.” – Holt
What did you think of Stacy Keach this week? And are you enjoying the fine stream of guest stars appearing on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as well? Patton Oswalt is on tap for next week…