After the biggest sporting event of the year, all eyes will be on rookie Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Fox's freshman series, which recently took home the Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series, landed the coveted Super Bowl timeslot this year, which means the pressure is on Andy Samberg (who won the Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series) Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero and the rest of cast to score some major laughs come Sunday, Feb. 2.
To help pump up the team, Brooklyn Nine-Nine recruited two of the episodes guest stars, Saturday Night Live vet Fred Armisen and NFL legend Joe Theismann, to deliver inspirations speeches and we've got the exclusive video of their pep talks to share with you.
While Theismann kept his speech simple and effective ("It's a football game, you're just going out and doing your job. Enjoy the moment, enjoy that chance to be a part of something special!"), Armisen was slightly more erratic. "You need to have your own halftime show," he said, explaining that another TV show should come in during the middle of their episode, maybe a children's program or a heavy drama?
Samberg's curt response? "No."
Of the big episode, creator Mike Schur teased, "It's very fun. There's a lot of Terry Crews and Andre Braugher together, which I love. The two of them have a big storyline together and they're really, really funny together. And then there's some super Bowl specific stuff but we really just tried to create a really just big, bright, funny, juicy, comedy story."
And we exclusively reported that another major guest star will appear: Adam Sandler, Samberg's costar in That's My Boy, will cameo as himself, insiders told us. (Fox had no comment on Sandler's possible guest appearance.)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air Sunday, Feb. 2 at approximately 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Fox after the Super Bowl.