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25 "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Facts You Probably Didn't Know, But 100% Should

The cast doesn't know who's going to win the Halloween heist episodes until filming begins.

The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine swung by San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to chat about the show and reveal some amazing behind-the-scenes secrets. Here's everything we learned:

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1. First, Chelsea Peretti would always start laughing during filming. It happened so often that they just made Gina laughing part of her character.

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Andy Samberg said, "Chelsea stopped trying. It kind of became part of her character that her character was always laughing."

2. And since Chelsea left, Melissa Fumero is usually the one to break character the most on set.

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3. With the show now on NBC, they are able to bleep out curse words, which is something Fox never let them do.

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Creator Dan Goor said, "We did a lot of cursing, a lot of bleeping, some pixilation."

4. Terry Crews said Season 6 featured him saying the "dirtiest thing ever" that was bleeped.

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Andy explained the moment on set, saying, "The character Terry says something dirty, like 'Terry: Expletive run,' and then we'll bleep it. And I think what the writers intended was not as shocking as what Terry actually said. He kind of ran with it."

5. For the Halloween heist episodes, the cast doesn't know who's going to win until they start filming.

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6. Dan said that when casting the show, everyone felt "very confident" that Jake and Amy would become a beloved couple.

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Dan remembered when Melissa came into test with Andy and Melissa was really the only one who could improv with Andy so well.

7. In fact, when they did a screening for an audience before the series even premiered, Jake and Amy's chemistry tested "through the roof."

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8. They actually filmed a different cold open for the second episode of the series that ended up not working. The scene featured Jake and Amy pursuing a criminal into a library and arguing.

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Dan said, "We sort of hadn't figured out the character. I think now if we did it, it would work."

9. Dan's favorite cold open is when Terry had the tarantula crawling on his head.

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10. Melissa's favorite cold open is when Charles thinks the gang is talking about the oldest person they slept with.

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In fact, during that cold open, you can spot Andy break character and just start laughing.

11. And Terry's favorite cold open is when Jake returns from Florida with frosted tips.

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Terry said he "couldn't stop laughing" when Jake's tips are getting cut and Boyle enters.

12. Andy said that the coffee cold open relied "heavily on editing," which was rare for the show.

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Andy said, "It was a real leap of faith. It was so much of an editing joke. We rarely do that where we're relying on an editing mechanism to make it funny with the slow motion."

13. Joe Lo Truglio said the cold open where Boyle keeps coming in wearing different costumes originally featured a moment where Charles starts making fun of himself.

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14. The cast affectionately calls Joe "Butt McGee" when he starts riffing during a scene and doesn't know when to stop.

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Andy explained that the joke at the end of scene is called a button. So, they came up with the nickname for Joe because he "always tries to add one more at the end."

15. One storyline the writers have been debating is whether or not to reveal more of Rosa's mysterious backstory.

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Dan explained, "The fantasy of her life maybe more fun and funnier than the reality, to some extent. It's a balancing act, but it's definitely an issue in the writers room."

16. Terry said being painted gold for the Season 6 Cinco de Mayo heist hurt. He ended up being allergic to the clothes he had to wear.

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Terry explained that it literally "hurt when he sweat...but the joke was worth it."

17. An earlier draft of the #MeToo episode featured a "sunnier ending," but the cast pushed for it to not have a "cut and dry" solution.

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Dan said, "The actors really kind of forced our hand and said, 'Let's not tie this up with a bow. Let's make this a little more difficult.'"

18. Terry was shocked over how heavy Cheddar actually was when he had to carry him in an episode.

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19. While filming the pilot, the cast clicked instantly and acted as though they had known each other longer than "a few days."

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Terry said he remembers thinking "this is special" while filming.

20. Joe's favorite Boyle and Jake moment is when they think it's their last ride together and start to cry.

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Joe elaborated, saying, "I like that moment. Two guys just getting real together. I think it's important to show affection and nothing to be ashamed of."

21. An episode that they've been talking about for "four years" has been Holt and Kevin's vow renewal ceremony.

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Writer Luke Del Tredici explained, "We talk about it every year and we don't get around to it. Marc Evan Jackson reminds us about it every chance he can."

22. While a lot of Terry's real-life has been incorporated into his character, he joked that he doesn't wear suspenders IRL.

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Terry said, "I have never worn suspenders until this show."

23. If you go back and rewatch Season 6, you'll notice that Jake and Amy never kiss during the season.

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Dan joked, "Mistakes were made, that's all I'll say. I mean, they do work together."

24. Season 7 will feature an episode about the Jimmy Jab Games again — the games were last seen in Season 2.

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25. And finally, one idea from Season 1 that the writers haven't worked into the show yet is simply "Jake loves honey mustard."

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