“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” just activated Beast Mode.
Former NFL stud running back Marshawn Lynch is set to guest star on the Fox ensemble comedy.
Playing himself in the first of two back-to-back winter finale episodes, Lynch will witness a mass escape of convicts from a prison van on the streets of New York City. The ex-Seattle Seahawks player is brought into Andy Samberg’s precinct for questioning, though the squad is doubtful they’ll get much information out of him, given Lynch’s record with the press.
In case you missed it, Lynch famously didn’t get along with the media in his playing days. He notoriously offered one-word answers to reporters during postgame interviews and often answered every question with the same response, although he would switch up the response on a weekly basis. He was even mocked on “Saturday Night Live” for his now infamous pre-Super Bowl media session.
You do the math on what would make hilarity ensue the most on the funny Fox sitcom.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” heads back to Sunday for Lynch’s guest spot on January 1, 2017. Then, the two half-hours kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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