Guests: Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Luke Del Tredici, and Creator Dan Goor.
Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week, we look back to SDCC19 in order to look forward to the new 7th season of Brooklyn 99 with our exclusive round table interviews with series stars Andy Samberg (SNL, Hot Rod, That’s My Boy), Melissa Fumero (Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., One Life to Live), Terry Crews (Idiocracy, The Expendables, That One Old Spice Guy), Joe Lo Truglio (Wet Hot American Summer, Superbad, The State), writer Luke Del Tredici (30 Rock) and series creator Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation).
From Fox to NBC but still making the case for sitcom greatness, Brooklyn 99 takes the adolescent ambitions of Generation X, watching cop movies, playing with action figures, idolizing badasses, etc so forth, and strikes comedy gold with its hijinks, heroics, tenderness, and inclusiveness all without the maudlin weight of sitcom over-thinking. It’s woke with eyes closed, easy to binge out of order, and a full-on love letter from old Saturday morning cartoons to contemporary primetime network TV. It’s right in the sweet spot between McClane and Gruber, between The Office and The Shield, between six seasons and a movie. It is, in short, the themes of Saturday Morning TV that just barely grew up with us.
So join us as we kick off our brand new season with a packed studio. We give you, at no small scheduling cost, all four SMC barrels: Grim Shea, Marke., Jimmy the Gent, AND the surprise return of fan favorite renegade detective, Johnny Heck! Noice!
“Jake Peralta” Andy Samberg
“Amy Santiago” Melissa Fumero
“Terry Jeffords” Terry Crews
“Charles Boyle” Joe Lo Truglio
Writer Luke Del Tredici
Creator Dan Goor