Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Yippie Kayak
December 14, 2015 7:26 PM - Season 3, Episode 10 - Subscribe

While taking care of some last-minute Christmas shopping, Jake, Charles, and Gina find themselves in the middle of an actual Die Hard hostage situation. On the outside, Terry matches wits (or whatever) with The Vulture (returning guest star Dean Winters!) to keep the whole thing from boiling over. Elsewhere, Holt and Rosa talk a skittish Amy into joining them on an ice-cold Polar Bear Swim.

PSA: The Nine-Nine are going on a brief winter hiatus for the next three weeks! But they'll soon return in a new time slot: Tuesdays at 9 PM starting January 5.

(Those of you playing along at home may recognize this as being very close to B99's original first-season Tuesday @ 8:30 slot. No idea what that means for the show, but it does keep it out of the crossfire while Fox programs a bunch of special Sunday event programming over the next few months.)
posted by Strange Interlude (15 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
I am weirdly excited about the fact that when B99 moves to Tuesday, I will watch the entire two-hour comedy block (The Grinder, Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl.) I think that hasn't happened since the NBC Must-See TV heyday.
posted by purpleclover at 7:32 PM on December 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


This one fired on all cylinders. Especially after a few weeks where the A-plot, B-plot and C-plot were super segregated from each other (to the point where I wondered if Jake and Amy were going to share a scene again this year) it was very nice to see the same situation playing out from three different perspectives, and them all converging at the end. And that's not even getting into the fact that the actual comedy was really great.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:35 PM on December 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yippee kayak, other buckets!
posted by chazlarson at 8:39 PM on December 14, 2015 [9 favorites]


the highlight was terry standing up to zeke imo
posted by poffin boffin at 10:18 PM on December 14, 2015 [3 favorites]



Yippee kayak, other buckets!


I'm going to assume that Boyle has only ever seen the "tv safe" versions of Die Hard.
posted by drezdn at 4:40 AM on December 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


I really would've been happy to listen to Holt really about swimming in cold water for 20 minutes.
posted by meese at 6:22 AM on December 15, 2015


shut your dumb poem mouth!
posted by poffin boffin at 7:37 AM on December 15, 2015 [4 favorites]


I am weirdly excited about the fact that when B99 moves to Tuesday, I will watch the entire two-hour comedy block (The Grinder, Grandfathered, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl.) I think that hasn't happened since the NBC Must-See TV heyday.

That's an excellent point. Why are all of the "Must See TV" style sitcoms on Fox, and why are all of the slick 24-style action dramas on NBC Thursdays?
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:24 AM on December 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I didn't understand at the time what 30 Rock was trying to warn us about, but NBC really does have some kind of terrible decision making disease.

I loved this episode as usual except for Gina who was not only just a charmless and obnoxious Ilana wannabe but reckless and stupid too this time.
posted by bleep at 12:42 PM on December 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I just realized that the entire reason for the Polar Bear Club b-plot was to give Melissa Fumero something funny and physical to do, that would also allow her to be completely wrapped in a baby-bump concealing parka.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:18 PM on December 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


And if it involved Stephanie Beatriz wearing a tank top and bikini, well, that's okay too.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:02 PM on December 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I just realized that the entire reason for the Polar Bear Club b-plot was to give Melissa Fumero something funny and physical to do, that would also allow her to be completely wrapped in a baby-bump concealing parka.

During her run into the water, I was thinking "NO, DON'T GET YOUR JACKET WET!"
posted by drezdn at 3:43 PM on December 15, 2015 [8 favorites]


Yeah, Gina being that stupid was in no way plausible. Good episode besides that though.
posted by dry white toast at 8:29 PM on December 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Not only Gina - Boyle being silly/dumb when there were actual hostages in the building, and Jake playing so much when there were actual human lives at stake (not to mention their own lives -- they weren't the quietest).

What's made the show so watchable for me is that, even though the main characters were silly and fun, they also take their jobs seriously and do them professionally when it's needed.

The tone of this episode was way off in several instances. Whoever wrote the problematic parts may not really "get" the core appeal of this show; they just got the silly/snark/parody parts, and missed the heart of the show.
posted by amtho at 5:37 AM on December 17, 2015


I enjoyed Terry's complaint that he was more of a Lori and not a Barbara. Especially because it's on a different network and this wasn't some weird cross promotion. Terry just likes watching Shark Tank with his family. Of course he does.
posted by Gary at 10:47 AM on December 18, 2015


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