Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Gintars
March 17, 2019 6:11 AM - Season 6, Episode 10 - Subscribe

A visitor from Latvia causes Charles and Jake to investigate Nikolaj's family; Holt and Amy bring in famed forensic scientist Dr. Yee to help close a case for Rosa.
posted by Navelgazer (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
What was up with Terry Crews facial hair this episode? Did he need to shave for something else he's filming? It seems like a lot for a brief gag.
posted by Margalo Epps at 12:47 PM on March 17, 2019

I think the episode just needed a good running sight-gag (à la Rosa's haircuts in "The Crime Scene") and this was where they went with it. I thought it was hilarious (particularly Terry calling the arched Dame-Edna-style eyebrows "a night-time look."

That said, I feel like this season has had no idea of what to do with Terry Jeffords and I really want them to figure it out sooner than later.
posted by Navelgazer at 12:56 PM on March 17, 2019 [3 favorites]

Missed opportunity for Scully and Hitchcock to face off against the flies to see who can find a popsicle more quickly.

Where was Hitchcock this episode, anyway?
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 3:43 PM on March 17, 2019 [3 favorites]

Getting someone deported is a monstrously terrible thing to do. I have trouble with it being used as a joke.
posted by tofu_crouton at 6:10 PM on March 17, 2019 [12 favorites]

A lot of good laughs in this for me. Jake's horrified realization "I'm the Lisa!" followed by "No, wait, that makes no sense" was a good subversion of a "Oh no, I'm the ___" gag I believe he's done at least twice.

The Terry gag aged fast, but its beginning and ending were excellent -- from the way his disgust at creepy-crawlies was punctuated by little tongue movements to his reluctant agreement after "I'm not going to apologize for your face, that mess is clearly on you".

I assume the bugs Holt had in mind are Demodex. I'd always believed they lived in eyebrows and nowhere else (so my inner sticker was provoked by how far he took the shaving without Holt correcting him), and that all people had them. In fact it's about 75% of the population (increasing with age, not unlike the very wide prevalence of Herpes simplex), they can live in facial hair, and the wisdom about them has changed from "entirely harmless" to a slightly more Terry-ish "okay, they can be a problem sometimes" (but only if you're already sick anyway).
posted by InTheYear2017 at 8:15 PM on March 17, 2019

Getting someone deported is a monstrously terrible thing to do. I have trouble with it being used as a joke.

Same here. I mean, sure, it was for something actually illegal that the guy was actually doing, but it's still pretty fucked up.
posted by tobascodagama at 8:31 PM on March 17, 2019

We're just going to pretend this episode didn't happen, right
posted by purpleclover at 8:54 PM on March 18, 2019 [5 favorites]

Yeah, I think we should ignore it. I didn't like it too much either.
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:04 AM on March 19, 2019 [3 favorites]

What episode? Where'd this thread come from? B99 took a completely inexplicable hiatus last week.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:37 AM on March 19, 2019 [2 favorites]

Amy & Holt fistbumping behind their backs >>>>>> Jake & Charles high fiving without looking at each other
posted by Emmy Rae at 8:18 PM on March 20, 2019 [4 favorites]

the deporting as a favor wasn't a great idea, but i think at least the show presented it as it wasn't the right thing to do, even though not for the reasons we're thinking of.

the rest of the episode was pretty great. I love watching Amy and Holt geek out together over a thing
posted by numaner at 9:56 PM on March 21, 2019

From this week's review (don't have time to do a FanFare for it though) on last week: "Jake got a dude deported, y’all. That was a… choice."
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:33 AM on March 22, 2019 [2 favorites]

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