‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ spoilers: Fred Armisen returns, Joe Thiesmann appears in Super Bowl episode
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is starting to get its roster together for the upcoming post-Super Bowl episode in February, and they are getting together some names far too good for an ordinary police lineup.
Hopefully, you caught the scoop already about Adam Sandler, Adam Samberg’s former “That’s My Boy” co-star and another “Saturday Night Live” alum, who is going to be making a cameo as himself in the episode. Now, we are pleased to report (per Entertainment Weekly) that another “SNL” alum in Fred Armisen is going to be stopping by for an appearance. He will be reprising his role as Melipnos, the bizarre man from the pilot who, after being shown a photo of a suspect, took it with him back into his apartment to never be heard from again … until now. (You can see a video of his cameo below.)
Also, the website reports that NFL legend Joe Thiesmann is also going to be making a small appearance in what is to be some sort of physical role in the episode. Given that we are talking about a half-hour that airs after the big game, it’s no shocker that there would be a cameo from some sort of football star to go along with Terry Crews (Sargent Terry), who played in the league for many years before turning to acting. (Plus, for fans of the Washington football franchise, this is the closest thing that they’ve going to a Super Bowl appearance this year.)
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” should be one of those comedies that people really do want to appear on, given some of what it has already accomplished. It already has a Golden Globe nomination for Comedy / Musical Series in its first year, just as Samberg has earned one for Best Actor.