For Our Consideration: When Jess met Jake: Inside the New Girl/Brooklyn Nine-Nine crossover

When it comes to Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher), anything resembling sarcasm does not fly. The New Girl staff learned that when writing the Brooklyn Nine-Nine crossover airing tonight on Fox. “On our show, Holt has said that ‘sarcasm is the coward’s lie,’ and that he isn’t sarcastic,” Brooklyn Nine-Nine executive producer Dan Goor said. “It was a totally good joke that they’d written, and totally in the voice of the character, except for the fact that we’d set up this rule.” In interviews with The A.V. Club, the showrunners of the Fox sitcoms described the hoop jumping required to meld the worlds of Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) and Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg). Because come Tuesday night, she will enter his life, armed with a container of hot liquid and a terrible attitude about New York.

The first step was deciding where the crossover would …

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