Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Hitchcock & Scully
January 17, 2019 8:31 PM - Season 6, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Jake and Charles investigate a case of Hitchcock and Scully's from the 1980s; meanwhile, Amy's uniformed officers and Terry's detectives fight over limited resources.
posted by numaner (24 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wow, the power of chicken wings.
posted by numaner at 8:31 PM on January 17 [3 favorites]


This was one of the finest cold opens in the history of the show, and it didn't even have any of the main cast members. I hope we revisit the '80s Hitchcock & Scully some other time.
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:13 AM on January 18 [8 favorites]


"You're fake news, sad"

"Yep, that's definitely the language of the innocent."
posted by ellieBOA at 10:53 AM on January 18 [28 favorites]


Thad!
posted by paper chromatographologist at 4:05 PM on January 18 [1 favorite]


Wing Slutz really did ruin those guys.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:49 PM on January 18


And if thou gaze long into a bucket of chicken wings, the bucket will also glaze into thee.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 10:16 PM on January 18 [1 favorite]


Amy saying "nuh banned" in response to "ya banned" was really hilarious to me for some reason.
posted by Emmy Rae at 5:14 PM on January 19 [2 favorites]




This confirms my belief that Jake and Charles are the new Hitchcock and Scully.
posted by Margalo Epps at 8:26 AM on January 20 [6 favorites]


I heart Hitchcock and Scully.

On another note: I think Hitchcock looks like a Scully, and Scully looks like a Hitchcock.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 11:57 AM on January 20 [7 favorites]


Yes! I always get them backwards.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 1:34 PM on January 20 [2 favorites]


I think Hitchcock looks like a Scully, and Scully looks like a Hitchcock.

Wow, I just looked it up to see which was which - I've been wrong this whole time!

Seeing their full names reminded me of the episode where Hitchcock says he drew a fake name in Secret Santa, and then finds out that "Norm" is Scully's first name.
posted by Emmy Rae at 1:41 PM on January 20 [4 favorites]


It was a small touch, but the old school analogue thermostat on the wall in the cold open really made it viscerally feel like the 80s to me.
posted by dry white toast at 5:31 PM on January 20 [3 favorites]


(The never-ending screaming at Jerry on Parks and Recreation is one the reasons I don't think I need to rewatch that show again. No matter how much I love Leslie and Anne and Lil' Sebastian, just too much friction.)

Hitchcock and Scully could still be those dudes, if only they didn't need protein in the form of wings to keep up those hot bods!
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 5:56 PM on January 20 [2 favorites]


On another note: I think Hitchcock looks like a Scully, and Scully looks like a Hitchcock.

saaaaaaaaaame
posted by numaner at 7:36 PM on January 20 [1 favorite]


>I think Hitchcock looks like a Scully, and Scully looks like a Hitchcock.

YES. I keep half-expecting the show to end up in some Jerry/Larry/Garry-type switcheroo to sort things out properly.
posted by cjelli at 8:46 PM on January 20


Amy saying "nuh banned" in response to "ya banned"

As far as I can tell, only people in the Schur-verse talk like that (or use the word "smokeshow" to describe an attractive person). We already know Pawnee exists in the The Good Place, so I assume B99 does too.
posted by flaterik at 3:27 PM on January 21 [1 favorite]


I heard "smokeshow" on Wynonna Earp, though.
posted by Mogur at 6:09 PM on January 21 [3 favorites]


A googling would reveal that smokeshow used to describe someone who is smoking hot has been around for many years.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 7:18 PM on January 21 [2 favorites]


Is that really just a Schur-verse thing? When Eleanor on "The Good Place" said "ya basic!" I always assumed it was a reference to one of the many elements of pop culture with which I am unfamiliar.

(Why yes, I do talk like Captain Holt, that's perfectly normal.)
posted by mmoncur at 7:23 PM on January 21 [1 favorite]


(There is a discussion of the origins of "Ya basic!" on episode 14 of The Good Place podcast, with Jen Statsky and Joe Mande. It all started at a Beyonce concert...)

I cannot stop saying "Gina Linetti Spaghetti Confetti." I really need Braugher reading it as a ringtone.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:04 PM on January 21 [8 favorites]


It is disturbing how happy I was to see Alan Ritcheson on my TV again.

Also, no more wings for me
posted by teleri025 at 7:59 AM on January 22 [1 favorite]


I rewatched S2E19 and it was nice to see another episode where Flat Top and The Freak they aren’t just punching bags and are good members of the team.
posted by Monochrome at 7:06 PM on January 22


I am late to the party but I just wanted to say that the entire 1986 plot checked out perfectly in 1986 plot logic. Good guy buddy cops walk away with an extra duffel bag full of drug money overlooked in the evidence roundup and give it to the hot blonde love interest (formerly the gf of the drug lord) so she can start a new life? I am sure I saw this in at least three movies in the eighties.

A touch more sax on the soundtrack and it would have been perfect.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:05 PM on June 25 [3 favorites]


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