9 movies that will give you "Brooklyn 99" vibes
Just like the rest of the internet, we were devastated by the cancellation of one of the best sitcoms on television right now, "Brooklyn 99". And elated when we learned it had been picked up by another network and will live on!
The show follows NYPD detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and the rest of the staff of Brooklyn's 99th Precinct as they indulge in hijinks and solve cases, and sometimes, fall in love. It's not just uplifting and hilarious, but boasts a diverse cast and tackles important issues. It is one of the most beloved television series on the air, and the outcry about its cancellation pretty much guaranteed that the show would be revived by another network. We're totally taking partial credit on this one!
While we're all reeling from the emotional whiplash of grief turned to relief about the premature loss, then new life of the 99, here are some films featuring the wonderful cast of this show that you can watch to get you through this emotionally confusing time.
"Brooklyn 99" connection: Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg truly stole our hearts and became more than just that silly Lonely Island guy when he took on the role of Jake Peralta in "Brooklyn 99". However, we still love the absurdity of his sketch comedy, and with Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, we get a feature-length version of one of those typical Samberg characters. Here he plays a Justin Bieber type who is desperate to remain relevant after his first solo album flops. It's a film full of outrageous musical numbers and its mockumentary style allows for tons of cameos and hilarity.
"Brooklyn 99" connection: Andy Samberg and Joe Lo Truglio
This film that's an ode to bromance happens to feature our favourite duo from Brooklyn 99, best friends Jake Peralta (Samberg) and Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio). Although they play totally separate roles in this film, (Samberg plays Paul Rudd's brother and Truglio plays Rudd's coworker), it's awesome to see that these two actors worked together long before B99. Plus, the film itself that follows Peter Klaven (Rudd) on the search for a best man for his wedding when he realizes he has no friends, is one of the sweetest and funniest comedies we've ever seen.
"Brooklyn 99" connection: Terry Crews
On "Brooklyn 99" Terry Crews plays Terry Jeffords, who much like his real-life self, looks like a big tough guy on the outside but is actually a total teddy bear. On the show, he's a desk sergeant who rarely gets involved on the field because as a new dad, he can't risk getting into serious danger. Crews brings that fun-loving nature to Blended, where he plays a hotel entertainer at the African safari resort visited by Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore's characters. Crews is the kind of guy who brings an instant smile to your face, and he does that both on B99 and in this fun film.
"Brooklyn 99" connection: Chelsea Peretti
We absolutely love Chelsea Peretti on "Brooklyn 99" as Gina Linetti, the zany receptionist in the precinct, who's secretly much smarter than she appears. Peretti is more well-known for her stand-up work, but she does have a small role in this year's sleeper hit comedy Game Night, playing a secretary at the murder mystery company in the film which blurs the lines between a fake murder and a real crime.
"Brooklyn 99" connection: Terry Crews
In Bridesmaids, we follow Annie (Kristin Wiig) as she is the Maid of Honour to her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and everything manages to go wrong for her. Terry Crews has a small but memorable role as Rodney, the boot camp instructor in the park that Annie and Lillian try to sneakily participate in from afar, for free.
"Brooklyn 99" connection: Joe Lo Truglio
Joe Lo Truglio shows off his vocal talent in both Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, where he has twice played a member of a past-their-prime a capella group in conflict against The Bellas, led by Anna Kendrick. They're small roles, but Lo Truglio's appearances in these fun ensemble comedies definitely give us Charles Boyle vibes!
"Brooklyn 99" connection: Andy Samberg and Terry Crews
In one of our favourite animated comedies, Andy Samberg lends his voice to Baby Brent, the annoying star of the sardine commercials in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. In the sequel, he's joined by his "Brooklyn 99" co-star Terry Crews, who takes over voicing duties from Mr.T as Earl Devereaux, the local police officer. In the first Cloudy, Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) creates a machine that makes food rain from the sky, saving his town from having to eat their local delicacy of sardines. In the sequel, the leftover food mutates and becomes sentient.
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