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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: Chelsea Peretti Talks Gina’s Farewell – and Promises ‘Big Things’ When She Returns

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Thursday’s episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” titled “Four Movements.”)

Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti) has left the 99th precinct — but she’ll be back and you won’t actually have to wait all that long to see the “human form of the 100 emoji” return to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

Though the Nine Nine formally said farewell to Gina on Thursday’s bittersweet episode, titled “Four Movements,” devoted to the Peretti character delivering a “Gina moment” to each member of the squad, she’ll be back for at least one more episode on the NBC comedy’s currently-airing sixth season.

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“I think that there’s- well, I know there’s a definite return,” Peretti told TheWrap in an interview earlier this week. “But it’s so funny, like, no one tells me how to handle anything in entertainment, so I don’t even know if it’s supposed to be a secret when that return is (laughs). I’m assuming it is ’cause everything is always a secret all the time. But I know I am back for an episode this season and who knows? I guess it’s possible there could be more in the future depending on how they approach writing the remaining episodes of the season.”

Here’s the photo Peretti shared on social media — after this interview — teasing her upcoming return:

OOOoooooOoo BEST B99 SHOOT DAY EVER @nbcbrooklyn99 @melissafumero #GinaReturns (we told u!) #family #agoldthrone #powerful #imagery #love #sharing #hug pic.twitter.com/lSzfCHvFCZ

— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) January 30, 2019

Because Gina left the Nine Nine to follow her dreams — whatever they may be, ’cause she hasn’t totally figured that part out yet — we asked Peretti where exactly we will find her when she does appear on the Dan Goor-created comedy again later this season.

“I know what they’ve created for her and it’s let’s just say big things,” she said. “She really has found her- a way to make her mark in the world, that’s for sure.”

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Surprisingly, that isn’t through dance. “It’s perhaps even more inspiring than that,” Peretti said, adding, “it’s a form of mind control (laughs).”

For her final “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” episode as a series regular, Peretti requested Goor give her straight comedy, “like high stakes comedy, physical stuff” as she didn’t want to “just be behind the desk.”

And while he gave her that in the form of Gina and Jake’s (Andy Samberg) mission to lock down Mario Lopez as a celebrity guest at her goodbye party, Goor also pushed Peretti into one of the most intense scenes she’s ever performed on the show: a chess match between Gina and Captain Holt (Andre Braugher).

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“I had actually wanted to do a spa day or something with Captain Holt and have this whole secret routine that you realize they’re doing in his office,” Peretti told us. “They close the blinds and they are doing all this stuff and you realize that they have a friendship that is even deeper than you would have ever known. I had thought that would be such a cool reveal, you know?”

“Now, Dan and me were cracking up talking on the phone about all of these ideas and stuff,” she continued. “And then it turned into a chess game and I was like texting him, like, ‘Dan, I don’t know how to play chess at all, it’s completely out my wheelhouse.’ And he’s like, ‘Ahh, you’ll be fine.’ And I’m sending him pictures of myself making expressions in panic.”

“And it literally was so hard because Andre is a serious actor and I don’t know how to play chess, so I’m already two steps behind. (laughs). And there was a chess expert walking around saying, ‘So this is a rook.’ (laughs) And I was in a panic about it, because Andre wanted the hand movements to be realistic when we’re playing so it doesn’t look super fake, which of course I respect, that’s wonderful. Meanwhile, I had so many lines in that scene and then I was supposed to be doing realistic chess playing, which I’ve never a day in my life played chess!”

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“So for me I felt completely out of my wheelhouse, I had to step aside and go cry at one moment because I was so panicked. (laughs) I mean it really was like for me the most epically stressful thing, so I’m very glad to hear you enjoyed it and it turned out well. I’ve always loved Gina and Holt’s relationship, but for me this one was an extra challenge.”

(Yes, TheWrap did tell her we enjoyed it and it turned out very well.)

Gina and Holt do have a particularly special relationship, so we had to ask Peretti who she thinks could possibly fill Gina’s shoes as the captain’s new assistant.

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“Hm, that’s a good question. Maybe Marie Kondo? (laughs)” she suggested. “I’m trying to think, it would have to be some kind of a genius. The obvious answer would be like Beyonce or Rihanna, but I want to go to the unexpected answer of some genius. I don’t know who though, that’s the problem. I was going to say [Mark] Zuckerberg but he’s in too much hot water at this point. (laughs)”

Perhaps the Gina statue that made its big entrance into the precinct in the final moments of the episode can temp for a while. Though Peretti would probably prefer the bronzed version of herself didn’t take her place, seeing as she isn’t a fan of how it turned out.

“Well, I just couldn’t believe I did a shoot that was like 360 degrees of photos all around, ’cause they were going to make this crazy photo-realistic statue,” Peretti said. “And then the statue came and everyone’s like, ‘HUH?’ (laughs).”

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“So I was adding all those lines about the hair and the hands and jeans all looking crazy and stuff,” she continued. “And I know that made it in because I had to ADR for it and I was very pleased because I saw the statue and was like, ‘This looks nothing like me, can I please make a joke about it. You guys are killing me, like, who is this woman?’”

The statue will remain in the precinct, according to Peretti, however it will be moved away from its current location in the very center of the room. We’re pretty sure Gina won’t be happy to hear that.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Boss on Hitchcock and Scully’s ‘Flat Top and The Freak’ Origin Story

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Thursday’s episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” titled “Hitchcock & Scully”)

While the first episode of Season 6 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was devoted to Jake and Amy (and weirdly also Holt), the second gives the show’s other fan-favorite couple its full attention. Yes, we’re talking about Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller), whose backstory is finally addressed on Thursday’s episode, aptly titled, “Hitchcock & Scully.”

The installment centers around Jake (Andy Samberg) and Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) trying to get to the bottom of what really happened when some money went missing on a drug case the now-bumbling Hitchcock and Scully worked back in 1986, for which they are currently under investigation by NYPD Internal Affairs. (Don’t worry, as you saw, it all works out in the end.)

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The episode gives us more than a few flashbacks showing how badass and ripped the young cops — who went by Flat Top (Scully) and The Freak (Hitchcock) were in the ’80s — once were and how their favorite restaurant, Wingsluts, led to their current physiques. But that wasn’t always the plan for their origin story.

“There were several ideas,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” creator Dan Goor told TheWrap, when discussing the episode with reporters at a press day last month. “One of the ideas was that they had never changed, that they were always like this, that literally we’d go back to the 1980s and see them as they are now in the 1980s. But it just seemed like a funny transition to see them go through and we’ve laid in the Wingsluts clues for years, so it felt very true to their characters. And then … our casting director, Juel Bestrop, found these two guys [Alan Ritchson, who plays Young Scully, and Wyatt Nash, who plays Young Hitchcock] who are so perfect. They look so much like them. They have the same essence.”

Samberg agreed: “It’s crazy. I was into those dudes.”

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As for how Miller and Blocker felt about a whole episode devoted to their on-screen alter egos, well, they were honored.

“It was very exciting, you know, we were very pleased to be showcased, so to speak, in an episode like that,” Miller told TheWrap. “And I think the fans are in for a real treat.”

Blocker noted that the two — now staples on the series that made its jump to NBC this year after being rescued one day after cancellation at Fox — didn’t even know they’d be around long enough to see an episode like this.

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“We weren’t regulars in the beginning,” he said. “They didn’t know whether this was going to work or not, nor did we. We were just thrilled every week we got asked to come back.”

“I was told we were going to do four episodes and we’ve been in every one of them,” Miller added.

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Season 6 premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”)

Yes, yes, the ratings for the Season 6 premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — which hit a two-year high when the former-Fox comedy debuted on NBC Thursday night — were fantastic. But now it’s time to talk about the most important part of the season opener: Holt’s T-shirts.

While accidentally crashing Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) honeymoon, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) spent the better part of the episode wearing a series of novelty vacation T-shirts that were completely out of character for the 99th precinct’s no-nonsense leader.

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And Holt’s new garments — bought out of necessity when he forgot to pack accordingly for his last-minute pity vacation, after losing out on the police commissioner position — have already amassed quite a cult following on social media.

See the tweet below for images of the captain’s “What’s Up Beaches?” shirt, his fake “muscle” tank, the “1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, FLOOR” top, and, last but not least, “Pineapple Slut”:

all of holt’s different t-shirts was the best part of the episode and you can’t change my mind #brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/XypplYh6lH

— domi (@melissafumeros) January 11, 2019

At a press day last month, Braugher told reporters that the “Pineapple Slut” T-shirt was by far his favorite. “Yes, yes, Pineapple Slut was very good!”

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So now, obviously, he wants you to be able to own one too — after co-star Stephanie Beatriz (who plays Rosa Diaz) suggested their new network start selling that thing.

“We should ask NBC if we can do like a merch store and then donate some of the proceeds to a charity that the cast picks or something,” she said, to which Braugher replied, “Oh, that would be great!”

Beatriz says she would “definitely wear a ‘Pineapple Slut’ shirt. 100 percent.” And, come on, wouldn’t you?

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Fumero and Samberg certainly got a kick out of the top while shooting the episode, with Samberg telling reporters, “We could not get through that scene, because the shirt was making us laugh too much.”

Fumero said she had “a lot of behind-the-scenes photos in my phone just with the T-shirts alone.”

And turns out, yes, she did:

I couldn’t help myself ???????????? #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/KLaSZBVKtU

— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) January 11, 2019

You can read more of our “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 6 premiere coverage here and here.

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(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Thursday’s season premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

“OK, it’s time to celebrate. You know what that means: this B needs a C in her A.”

We’re guessing your reaction to that line — spoken by Melissa Fumero’s Amy Santiago on the Season 6 premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” tonight — was probably similar to the “Oh, my God!” that it elicited in Jake (Andy Samberg). You know, if you put your mind in the gutter long enough to figure out how dirty that sentence might be — out of context, of course.

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It turns out Jake misunderstood what his new wife was saying, as she had chosen to abbreviate, “This babe needs a coconut in her arms” — a running joke the couple had going on their honeymoon about continuously drinking out of the tropical item while celebrating their new union.

And that abbreviation explanation led to this response from Jake: “Ohhhh, I thought you were saying [insert several bleeps over Samberg’s character saying what everyone with a dirty mind thought Amy meant here].” And that got an “Oh, my God!” from Amy and a “Yeah, that was my reaction!” from Jake.

Of course TheWrap had to ask Fumero how they managed to get this coconut line (and what it implies) into the episode, when we caught up with her at a press day earlier this month. And she gave all the credit to the show’s new home network, NBC.

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“Yes! I heard the one that we did for fun made it into the episode,” Fumero said.

When TheWrap said that, uh, the joke was perhaps “very borderline” for a broadcast network’s Standards and Practices — seeing as we can’t even explain it in detail here — she said, “Oh, it is, yes!”

Fumero’s “Nine-Nine” co-star Chelsea Peretti (who plays Gina Linetti) added: “That’s so funny, ’cause when you guys did that I was like, ‘Please let this be the one. Please!’ It was so funny.”

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“Yes! I really didn’t think they were gonna let us do that,” Fumero said. “Thanks, NBC!”

We can’t think of a joke that dirty that aired during the comedy’s first five seasons on Fox, and that’s counting many a “title of your sex tape.” So if you’re a fan of raunchier bits, here’s hoping the 99th precinct keeps working blue now that it has a different broadcaster’s censor to slip under.

Read more from our interview with the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” crew — in which they talk about Jake’s “Die Hard” sex fantasy — here.

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Jake Peralta finally got the “Die Hard” fantasy he never knew he always wanted during his honeymoon in Mexico on the Season 6 premiere of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (now on NBC), thanks to an elaborate roleplaying scenario set up by his new bride, Amy Santiago.

Amy (Melissa Fumero) made all of Jake’s (Andy Samberg) wildest dreams come true when she dressed up as Holly Gennaro aka Bonnie Bedelia’s character in Jake’s favorite movie of all time. And when we say dressed up (for “sexy reasons,” as Jake puts it) we mean the spitting image of John McClane’s wife, with a wig, outfit, jewelry, the whole nine yards.

See:

That admittedly could have gone better. #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/iBvilOx6FG

— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) January 11, 2019

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During a press day last month, TheWrap asked “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” creator Dan Goor and stars Samberg and Fumero about how the scene came together.

“That was one of those times where something is on the page and you’re like, ‘That seems really funny.’ And then seeing Melissa in that outfit was so much better than I ever could have imagined,” Goor told TheWrap. “She looked like — it was so perfect. And that’s like both her and costume and hair — it was so well done, I thought.”

Fumero told TheWrap she thought she actually gave Goor the idea — but turns out she did not.

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“I met Bonnie, I actually worked with her over the break and so it was weird that they wrote that into the first episode,” Fumero said. “I feel like I maybe planted a seed when I told Dan, I’m like, ‘I’m shooting with Bonnie Bedelia!’ And then he forgot that I did and I was like, ‘Did you write this because I told you about Bonnie?’ And he said, ‘Oh, I forgot you worked with Bonnie.’”

OK, so maybe it wasn’t Fumero’s doing, but she still thought it was “very fun.”

“Anytime we get to do a ‘Die Hard’ joke, it’s great,” she said.

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Now we had to ask Goor why they decided to ruin Jake’s fantasy with a poorly-timed interruption by Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) — who was awkwardly involved in Jake and Amy’s honeymoon because he came to the same resort to drown his sorrows over missing out on the police commissioner job.

“Almost ruined!” Samberg corrected TheWrap.

“Can you ruin a ‘Die Hard’ fantasy for Jake?” Goor mused.

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Don’t worry, Jake found a way to turn it around and throwback to a joke from the series premiere about proper work attire, all at the same time.

“I love the line that we got in there where Jake brings it back to the pilot as he’s trying to kick him out of the room, ‘Thank you for teaching me the importance of a tie in the workplace,’” Samberg said.

Of course then the couple ended up having to tie Holt up spread-eagle on their bed to talk some sense into him about returning to work and “giving a hoot” after losing his promotion. But they eventually got back to their fantasy by the episode’s end, with Jake dressing up as Melvil Dewey — the inventor of the Dewey Decimal system — for Amy, because that’s love.

Read more from our interview with the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” crew — in which they talk about that very dirty coconut joke — here.

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Has a New Home, But Will It Have Better TV Ratings?

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After seven months off duty, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” moves into its new precinct, NBC, tonight.

But with the comedy’s channel switch for its sixth season — which came about following serious fan outcry that led NBC to save the series last May, less than one day after Fox gave it the ax — comes the question: Will the Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher-led sitcom see better Nielsen numbers when it starts working NBC’s 9 o’clock Thursday shift?

NBC placed “Nine-Nine” on what has in recent seasons been considered the network’s “comedy night,” which in the fall included a lineup of “Will & Grace,” “Superstore” and the now-“concluded” freshman series “I Feel Bad.” But with a new midseason schedule in place, Dwayne Johnson’s new series “The Titan Games” at 8 p.m. will serve as the lead-in for “Nine-Nine” tonight, with the midseason return of Mike Schur’s “The Good Place” being on the other end at 9:30/8:30c.

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Season-to-date, the now-“Brooklyn” time slot on NBC has averaged a modest 0.8 “live” rating and 3.428 million total viewers, excluding sports. It’s a tough night for comedies — at least, the ones going up against CBS’ strong sitcom lineup.

The previous “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season premiere (on Fox) received a 0.7 demo rating and 1.963 million viewers. At the time, the Tuesday sitcom followed “The Mick.” The finale, which featured Jake (Samberg) and Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) wedding and was almost the series finale, got a 0.8 rating and 1.788 million viewers. That one aired on a Sunday in May and followed “The Simpsons.”

All told, last season of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (again, on Fox) averaged a 0.7 “live” demo rating and 1.761 million viewers. With a week of delayed viewing factored in, that rating grew by 86 percent on average (a 0.7 to a 1.3) and 59 percent in overall eyeballs (1.8 million total viewers to 2.8 million).

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Those still relatively low Nielsen numbers explain why Fox canned it, but “Brooklyn” carries plenty of value elsewhere. For starters, it’s a critical darling and an excellent half-hour show — hence the outcry over Fox’s cancellation. Plus, in its final Fox season, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was the broadcast network’s second-most upscale series behind only “New Girl,” which ended anyway.

We’ll find out soon enough if Fox’s loss is NBC’s gain. Having seen the Season 6 premiere in advance, we can promise a good time for any Nielsen panelists that vote with their remotes.

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After a five-season run on Fox (and one very short-lived cancellation that most fans would probably like to forget), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” makes its debut on NBC tomorrow night. And while the “Nine Nine” squad is more than excited to move into the Peacock’s precinct, they do realize a few creative problems are presented by their network leap: a limitation in crossover possibilities.

“I want that ‘This is Us’ [crossover]. I’ve said I’ll settle for nothing less,” star Andy Samberg (who plays Detective Jake Peralta) told reporters during a press event last month.

“If that were the case, then Sterling K. Brown on ‘This Is Us’ would be a murderer,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator and showrunner Dan Goor chimed in.

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We’ll jump in here to remind you that Goor is, of course, referring to the Season 5 episode “The Box,” in which Brown guest-starred as Phillip Davidson, a dentist who Jake and Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) spent an entire night interrogating until he finally confessed to killing his partner.

And now we’ll remind you Brown plays Randall Pearson on the Dan Fogelman-created tearjerker — a beloved husband, father and fan-favorite member of the Big Three.

“Oh, yeah,” Samberg said, clearly remembering all that himself. “But that’s OK. I’m sure they’d be fine with it. (laughs)”

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Relax, Randall’s rap sheet will remain clean — at least for the moment — as Goor confirmed there “have been no plans for” a “This Is Us” crossover. “Crossovers are really tough,” he admitted. “I think they’re always better in theory than in practice.”.

Samberg agreed, noting they did “do one” with “New Girl” when the two shows were both on Fox, but yeah: “They’re hard. (laughs)”

Meanwhile, Joe Lo Truglio (Detective Charles Boyle) and Terry Crews (Sergeant Terry Jeffords) were at the same press day and had similar mixed feelings about crossing into crossover territory — though Crews has already been put to work on one other NBC series, as the host of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”

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“You know what’s weird is, we did kind of have one with ‘This Is Us’ with Sterling coming on the show, you know?” Crews said. (Oh, we know. See above.) “And it’s wild, because I’m a big fan of ‘The Good Place.’ But when you see characters that are on ‘The Good Place,’ like Captain Holt’s husband, [Kevin]-“

“Marc Evan Jackson,” Lo Truglio interjected.

“Right, Marc Evan Jackson. [He] plays a different character [on ‘The Good Place’], so you start to wonder, ‘Can we do this?’ I don’t know.”

Now here’s where we interrupt again to remind you that a) Mike Schur is an NBC staple, as both a co-creator on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the creator of “The Good Place and b) yes, a crossover with Kristen Bell-led sitcom would mean that Holt’s husband, a college professor, is leading a double life as a demon in the Bad Place.

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“We’re limited now,” Lo Truglio said.

“Yeah! We’re all in these universes,” Crews added, with Lo Truglio noting, “we’re in the NBC family of characters now.”

However, Crews offered up the possibility of “maybe just characters from the ‘Office’ showing up in the precinct” sometime, with a solid “Why not? (laughs)” endorsement from Lo Truglio.

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Jimmy Fallon Can’t ‘Escape’ Andy Samberg’s Heckling During ‘Pina Colada Song’ Performance (Video)

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Andy Samberg — or at least his heckling alter ego with a really bad blonde wig — may not be invited back to the “Tonight Show” again after the multiple rude interjections he made during poor Peter’s (Jimmy Fallon) performance of “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” Tuesday night.

A very nervous-looking Peter (also with a bad wig) came up to the mic on the late-night stage and began to sing the Rupert Holmes classic and the poor guy couldn’t make it through one single lyric without getting some loud commentary from Samberg.

See a sample of this harassment below:

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Peter: If you like Pina Coladas

Heckler: I do! I love to drink!

Peter: And getting caught in the rain

Heckler: Who would like that?

Peter: If you’re not into yoga

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Heckler: I don’t exercise

Peter: If you have half a brain

Heckler: I do have half a brain!

Peter: If you like making love at midnight

Heckler: Ew! Gross!

Peter: In the dunes of the Cape

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Heckler: Wouldn’t you get sand in your butt?

Peter: I’m the love that you’ve looked for

Heckler: What? We just met?

Peter: Write to me and escape

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Heckler: Uh, no thanks. Hard pass.

See? So rude.

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Bonnaroo 2019: Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone to Headline

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Phish, Childish Gambino and Post Malone will headline the 2019 edition of Bonnaroo, the festival announced on Tuesday morning.

Cardi B, The Lumineers, Solange, Kacey Musgraves, The National, Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover band Princess, and the Andy Samberg-led comedy troupe The Lonely Island also feature prominently on the festival’s poster.

Phish and Gambino will perform on Friday evening, while Malone will headline Saturday night. Phish will also headline Sunday evening, performing two sets. The Vermont-based band also headlined in 2009 and 2012. The festival’s first night will feature a set from Nashville’s Grand Old Opry that includes special guests, though it is unclear who those guests might be.

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Though the festival has veered mostly from its jam-band roots in recent years, it has retained its popular super jam, which is an artist-curated set that melds genres and musicians who rock out to a theme. This year’s curator is DJ/producer GRiZ, and the set will take place on Friday. Last year’s SuperJam paid tribute to the music of Tom Petty.

First taking place in 2002, Bonnaroo will once again take place at Great Stage Park, the 700-acre farm and event space 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo will take place from June 13 through June 16. The festival was notably where the Beastie Boys’ final concert took place in 2009, and where R&B superstar D’Angelo made his return the stage in 2012 with a surprise appearance during Questlove’s SuperJam.

Check out the lineup in full below:

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THURSDAY, JUNE 13
Grand Ole Opry Featuring Special Guests
Saba
Space Jesus b2b Eprom b2b Shlump
12th Planet
Sunsquabi
All Them Witches
Magic City Hippies
The Nude Party
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
The Comet Is Coming
Jack Harlow
Eprom
Caroline Rose
Donna Missal
Peach Pit
Hekler
Dorfex Bos

*****

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Phish (Late Evening Set)
Childish Gambino
Solange
The Avett Brothers
Brockhampton
GRiZ
RL Grime
Beach House
GRiZ SuperJam
NGHTMRE
Gojira
Courtney Barnett
Girl Talk
AJR
Catfish And The Bottlemen
K.Flay
Anoushka Shankar
Nahko & Medicine For The People
Liquid Stranger
Deafheaven
Parquet Courts
Rival Sons
Ibeyi
Jade Cicada
Las Cafeteras
Cherry Glazerr
The Teskey Brothers
Medasin
Tyla Yaweh
Ducky
Monsieur Periné
Mersiv
Crooked Colours

*****

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Post Malone
Odesza
Hozier
Kacey Musgraves
The National
The Lonely Island
ZHU
Juice WRLD
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Gucci Mane
John Prine
Jim James (Full Band)
Maren Morris
Gramatik
Shovels & Rope
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Quinn XCII
Clairo
Bishop Briggs
Hippo Campus
Space Jesus
Tokimonsta
Chelsea Cutler
The Record Company
SNBRN
Ruston Kelly
Whipped Cream
Rubblebucket
Little Simz
Memba
Deva Mahal
DJ Mel

*****

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Phish (2 Sets)
The Lumineers
Cardi B
Brandi Carlile
Illenium
Walk The Moon
Mac DeMarco
King Princess
Lil Dicky
G Jones
Trampled By Turtles
The Wood Brothers
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
Princess (Featuring Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum)
The Soul Rebels
The Lemon Twigs
Two Feet
AC Slater
CID
Dombresky
Bombino
Faye Webster
Ripe
Kikagaku Moyo
Igloohost

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Golden Globes Slip 5 Percent in Early TV Ratings

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Sunday’s 2019 Golden Globes dipped in early TV ratings, posting a 12.7 household TV rating/21 share from Nielsen. The overnight rating is down almost 5 percent from 2018, the share is even.

Last year’s Golden Globes, hosted by Seth Meyers, earned a 13.3 household TV rating and 21 share from Nielsen. Though those results was even with 2017’s data, when all markets were tallied and timezones adjusted, last year’s overall Globes viewership sank 5 percent from 2017 (19 million vs. 20 million).

In other words, this initial -4.5% could change too. It’s worth noting here that the Seattle market is currently excluded from the 2019 numbers, making this a 55 vs. 56-market comparison. That’s imperfect, but the lone omission is unlikely to change the trajectory of these returns.

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This year’s Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh-hosted special had the big advantage of an NFL Playoffs lead-in. And that game went down to the wire, too, with the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles earning a road win off a double-doink field-goal attempt by Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey.

Despite the year-over-year decline, NBC’s Globes were TV’s highest-rated non-sports show since March’s Oscars.

While shedding 4.5 percent of the prior year’s overnight rating is never a good thing, things could be worse. The latest Academy Awards (-16%), Grammys (-20%), Emmys (-10%), CMAs (-24%) and AMAs (-21%) were all down double digits from their respective previous installments.

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Fast-national Nielsen numbers for the entire broadcast will be available in a few hours, but those are not adjusted for the different time zones. So for now (and for a few hours), the metered markets stats are the best we’ve got. Final figures are expected later today.

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Stars Were Born at the Golden Globes – But They Sure Weren’t the Ones We Expected

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For about three hours and five minutes on Sunday night, the 76th Annual Golden Globes ceremony was making a pretty good case that the Globes are a lot more interesting when they’re about politics or movements — or, really, anything but awards.

It was a pretty mundane Golden Globes show, until the moment when Gary Oldman opened the envelope for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and didn’t read the name of Lady Gaga.

Instead, Glenn Close was the winner for “The Wife,” an indie film from Sony Classics that has been seen by a fraction of the audience for Lady Gaga’s performance in “A Star Is Born.” It was the biggest shock of the night — hell, the biggest shock in a few years at the Globes — and it led to an outpouring of emotion and a rousing speech that may actually put Close in the center of the best-actress conversation from now on, rather than on the periphery.

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After all, she’s never won an Oscar despite a brilliant four-decade career – and after Sunday, who wouldn’t want to see her on the stage of the Dolby Theatre in February?

Close’s win was something rare at the Globes: a victory that has the potential to change awards season. And it gave the show a sense that something had actually happened.

The moment was followed by Rami Malek’s passionate speech after he won the drama-actor award for playing Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and then by “BoRap” upsetting “A Star Is Born” in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category. Awards season suddenly turned upside down.

Could Malek win an Oscar, too? (Yes, he could.) Could “Bohemian Rhapsody” be a true contender to win Best Picture? (Let’s not get ahead of ourselves — it’ll have to get nominated first, and that’s not a sure thing at all, even now.)

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It was a weird, delicious, baffling ending to what had been a fairly mundane Golden Globes show, a blast of unexpectedness that shows that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is as odd as ever.

And it gave a badly needed jolt to a show that had until then seemed far less vital and purposeful than last year’s Globes, in which the birth of the #TimesUp movement turned the show into a black-clad statement of purpose, or the 2017 show, when a fiery anti-Donald Trump speech by Meryl Streep galvanized the room and overshadowed a record number of wins by “La La Land.”

This year’s Globes gave us a pair of subdued hosts in Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, a decent joke about the Oscars hosting situation, a few political comments, some expected winners, a handful of minor upsets and, for more than three hours, not much else.

Apart from the jolt of Glenn Close and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the difference in this show was perhaps epitomized in this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, Jeff Bridges. His two predecessors in winning that award, Streep and Oprah Winfrey, raised the roof with their cries for change.

Bridges, in the way that we’ve all come to love, was goofy and endearing and as cosmic as his “Big Lebowski” character, the Dude, as he gave Buckminster Fuller what was probably his first-ever awards-show shout-out and then compared everybody in the room to the little rudders that help big rudders turn oil tankers.

“We can turn this ship toward the way we want to gooooo, man!” he said, beaming. “Toward love!”

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So that was this year’s Golden Globes. Like Bridges, Samberg and Oh tried to steer things toward love in their snark-free opening monologue, and then the HFPA handed out more dollops of love for about three hours, ending with the unexpected ones.

But while Glenn Close and “Bohemian Rhapsody” came out as the big winners and “A Star Is Born” took a hit on a night it was expected to dominate, most of the top Oscar contenders did what they needed to do.

“Roma,” which wasn’t eligible in the best-picture categories because it’s in Spanish, won the foreign-language film award and also, crucially, took the Best Director Globe. “Green Book” won an expected award for supporting actor Mahershala Ali, added a slightly surprising one for its screenplay and then took the big one, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

And the two films that lost to “Green Book” in that category, “Vice” and “The Favourite,” did what they needed to do — winning top acting awards for Christian Bale and Olivia Colman — even if they didn’t do as well as their creators would have liked.

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Colman in particular came in as an unknown quantity to too many voters — but she was so endearing and sassy in her acceptance speech that she essentially delivered a promise that nobody will regret voting for her over the next few weeks.

On the drama side — classifications are fluid at the Golden Globes — “A Star Is Born” was the night’s biggest flop, though it did win the Best Original Song award, and “Bohemian Rhapsody” the biggest winner. But Barry Jenkins’ lyrical “If Beale Street Could Talk” stayed in the game courtesy of a supporting-actress win from Regina King.

The view from this corner is that Close’s award has the potential to be an actual game-changer, that Rami Malek is a serious contender to win the Oscar, and that “Bohemian Rhapsody” will go down as one of those oddball HFPA choices that only grows more baffling in retrospect.

But let’s give the voters credit: They shook things up on Sunday night, and a free-for-all of an awards season is even wilder now than it was before.

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Golden Globes Winners by the Numbers: ‘Green Book’ Is the Story of 2019

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The Golden Globes are in the books, and “Green Book” was the story for 2019, earning three trophies on Sunday.

Also having a fine evening were “The Kominsky Method,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” and “Roma,” each with two wins tonight.

Those five were the only productions with multiple wins in the Beverly Hilton ballroom. Find the full list of winners here.

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With “Versace” and TV’s top award going to “The Americans,” FX had a Sunday to celebrate. Amazon enjoyed a few acting wins, one from “A Very English Scandal” and another from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Netflix was also in the multiples clubhouse, thanks of course to “Kominsky” and “Roma.”

More to come…

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