TV Club: Come out to Brooklyn Nine-Nine! We’ll get together, have a few laughs!

I suppose we all knew it would come to this: Brooklyn Nine-Nine had to do a Die Hard episode eventually. The first season would have been too early—the characters weren’t as developed yet. The second season could have possibly tried—especially with Jake and Sophia’s mutual love for John McClane—but “The Pontiac Bandit Returns” was born from a need to strike while the iron was hot for sequel territory. So now we’re left with the third time being the charm in “Yippie Kayak.” And it really is the charm, as there’s probably no way that Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Die Hard episode could have been any more beautiful than it is here. In fact, “Yippie Kayak” makes it clear that more Christmas episodes should deal with the three Fs: friendship, family, and flame throwers. Especially when those Fs are all blended together so well.

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