Recently, Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor conducted a Reddit AMA to answer fans' burning questions. Here are some of our favorite facts:
1. First, Dan Goor actually did the cow noises in the episode "99" when the squad is traveling from LA to NYC.
2. In the pilot episode, Terry mentions that Scully, Hitchcock, and a cop named Daniels are only good for morning coffee. We still don't know why Daniels never appears again, but the trio are named after writers: Mike Scully, Norm Hiscock, and Greg Daniels.
3. Gina was specifically written for Chelsea Peretti after Goor and Mike Schur worked with her on Parks and Recreation.
4. The running jokes about Jake's obsession with Die Hard was partly inspired by Andy Samberg's love for the movie IRL
5. That being said, one of the creators' dream guest stars actually is Bruce Willis.
6. Before Schur and Goor finished writing the pilot, they met all of the actors and tried to include some aspects of their real-life personalities into their characters — this helped with creating authentic and flawed characters.
7. In order to keep some authenticity, police advisors are often on set as consultants for the police aspects of the series.
8. Amy has mentioned that she has seven brothers, and while we haven't met them yet, there are plans to introduce them.
9. Andy and Goor came up with Jake's "welcome to the murder" line on set while filming the pilot — it's one of Goor's favorite lines in the series so far.
10. When writing stories, the writers try to do as many different pairings of characters as possible to give the show variety.
11. Algernon, the name of the mouse that lives in Jake's desk drawer, is named after the short story Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes — in the story, Algernon is a lab mouse who undergoes surgery to increase his intelligence.
12. Captain Holt yelling "Hot damn!" was completely improvised by Andre Braugher.
13. Terry being racially profiled in his own neighborhood was inspired in part by Terry Crews' real-life experiences.
14. Also, Rosa's coming out storyline was inspired by Stephanie Beatriz's own coming out story IRL.
15. While there are no immediate plans for an episode, the writers have thought about an episode showing Captain Holt and Kevin renewing their wedding vows.
16. In terms of writing a season, the first six or so episodes are written during a 10 week pre-production period — the rest are finished while the season is filming.
18. In terms of which cast member is most like their character: It's definitley Terry Crews.
19. Meanwhile, Stephanie Beatriz is least like Rosa.
20. As of now, there are no immediate plans to add to the squad after Chelsea Peretti exits the show in Season 6.
21. And finally, we will eventually find out if Kelly is actually Scully's dog or wife.
Correction: A previous version of this post misspelled Mike Schur's last name