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Trivia: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Peralta's remark about singing along to his favorite rap songs is one to Andy Samberg's fake rap group The Lonely Island.
      • He also starts rapping apropos of very little in "Unsolvable".
      • "Operation Broken Feather" has Peralta and Santiago searching a hotel, and being directed to the Salieri Ballroom. Samberg actually played Salieri in a Saturday Night Live skit with Justin Timberlake as Mozart. Yes, really.
    • In "Unsolvable", a sleep-deprived Jake hallucinates "Terry's biceps mocking him".
    • Stacy Keach plays a Manipulative Bastard, politically incorrect older man who seems to love drinking, much like his role on Titus.
    • Kyra Sedgewick plays a Deputy Chief sent to evaluate the 99, just like she played Deputy Chief Johnson in The Closer. She even has a rivalry with another straight-laced cop. At least she's using her actual accent this time.
    • Luis Moncada plays Tito Ruiz, the Giggle Pig kingpin, and is wearing the exact same suit he wore on Breaking Bad where he played Marco Salamanca, another menacing guy involved in the drug trade. As a bonus, Jake is very obviously dressed up like Jesse Pinkman in the same scene.
  • Actor-Shared Background:
    • In Operation: Broken Feather, the team plays a football game against the Fire Dept in which Terry is The Ace. Guess which actor is a former NFL player?
    • In "The Apartment", Gina and Jake reference being friends since they were kids and hanging out together. Andy Samberg and Chelsea Peretti, who play Jake and Gina, have actually known each other since they were kids.
    • Terry is a talented artist. Terry Crews originally went to university on an art scholarship before earning a spot on his school's football team and going onto the NFL.
  • Celebrity Paradox: Saturday Night Live, which had B99 star Andy Samberg on it for several years, apparently exists in this world, and Peralta even interacts with Adam Sandler...who apparently doesn't notice how much the detective resembles his That's My Boy co-star.
  • The Danza: Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords.
  • Dawson Casting: Inverted; while his age has never been specified Captain Holt is old enough to have been an active (albeit fairly young) detective in 1979. Andre Braugher, the actor who plays him, would have been 17 at the time.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Narrowed It Down to the Guy I Recognize: Subverted with Kid Cudi, who's just a regular old perp, but played straight with Craig Robertson aka the Pontiac Bandit, who manages to play the entire 99 for chumps.
  • Specs of Awesome: Stephanie Beatriz is a real-life glasses wearer (she can't use contacts) and when she put them on attending the Golden Globes, it attracted a lot of comment.
  • Tuckerisation: Hitchcock's habit of going shirtless is actually a habit of Terry Crews in Real Life.
  • What Could Have Been
    • Rosa's character was named Meghan during initial development of the show.