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This article contains spoilers for the first episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returned for a sixth season Thursday night, and the first episode aired on NBC—its new home after getting canceled by Fox in 2018. Fans of the show need not worry that having a new home network would change anything else about the show. “The Brooklyn Nine-Nine that premieres Thursday night on NBC is essentially the Brooklyn Nine-Nine you remember from Fox. That’s a very good thing, indeed,” the Hollywood Reporter noted.
The season opened with a bang on Twitter, as the platform instantly exploded with fans “going coconuts” about the episode while it was airing, spurred on by cast members like Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago), Joe Lo Truglio (Charles Boyle), Stephanie Beatriz (Rosa Diaz), and Chelsea Peretti (Gina Linetti), who were livetweeting their reactions to scenes and responding to fans.
Landed! Gonna do my best to tweet with you guys. Who’s watching?!! Here we gooooo Nine Niners!!!! #Brooklyn99— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) January 11, 2019
andre in these shirts and melissa w this wig I CAHNT DO IT CAPTN— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) January 11, 2019
DOWN TO FIESTA #Brooklyn99— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) January 11, 2019
I will be live tweeting East Coast so get ready for brief, misspelled comments! #Brooklyn99— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) January 11, 2019
The first episode, called “Honeymoon,” picked up right where the fifth season left off, with newly married Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Santiago off to their honeymoon, but with an unexpected companion: Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher), who went on vacation at the same resort after he lost his bid to become NYPD commissioner (the answer to the previous season’s final cliffhanger).
“Honeymoon” was successful as an opener on its brand-new network. “Not only does it impressively accomplish everything it needs to do in one fell swoop, it also does so while keeping the humor level up and setting up for some interesting dynamics moving forward. In that case, it is absolutely exemplary,” observes the AV Club.
If there’s one thing “Honeymoon” definitely succeeded in doing, it’s providing fans a wealth of memes to tide them over until the second episode airs next Thursday or longer. Here are some of our favorites:
Even if you hate spoilers, we bet you wouldn’t mind these random images users posted as “spoilers without context”:
True to form, Gina is the queen of memes:
EVERY NIGHT WHEN I TRY TO TURN MY PHONE OFF & GO 2 BED, BUT I WONT LET MYSELF DO IT pic.twitter.com/qNULjjyea0— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) January 11, 2019
A lot of fans would argue Holt’s statement vacation shirts are “the best part of the episode.”
Holt wearing a tank top covered in fake muscles is something I never thought I needed but here we are #brooklyn99— thao (@ironspiderpete) January 11, 2019
Meanwhile, Boyle’s quotable, as always:
We love how @nbcbrooklyn99 even turned screenshots of the show trending on Twitter into one of the show’s favorite inside jokes:
Jake and Amy may have just set a new standard for honeymoons:
“Coconuting” just became a thing…
@nbcbrooklyn99 nearly an hour later and.. i’m still coconutting??? 😂🚨❤️— char | MELISSA’S DAY (@arianachmpgne) January 11, 2019
And “This B needs a C in her A” just became a thing, too:
“This B needs a C in her A” is my favorite thing to ever be said in every tv show ever dear god #Brooklyn99— Maddie (@maddiemourns) January 11, 2019
"This B needs a C in her A." Yes, put that on a novelty shirt and sell it #Brooklyn99!— Ryan (@sortathatguy) January 11, 2019
Clearly, everyone gives “many hoots” about this show.
i love this show so much!! i give many hoots about it— lynn • TODAY (@validodie) January 11, 2019
New resolution for 2019: don’t give no hoots!#Brooklyn99— jocelyn adores ashton (@lRWEENIEE) January 11, 2019
FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS ALL IVE DONE IS GIVE A HOOT ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK HI QUEEN!!!!!! IM ALL OUT OF HOOTS IM HOOTLESS #Brooklyn99— always be coconutting (@wroteuasong) January 11, 2019
The show’s cast and official Twitter account livetweeting the episode alongside fans proved to be a sharp engagement strategy for NBC. The debut was filled with meme-ready moments and most of them hit—“for humor reasons.”
Trixie Reyna-Benedicto is a lifestyle editor and writer based in the Philippines. Previously, she helmed Cosmopolitan Philippines’ website, Cosmo.ph, as its founding editor. She later served as editor-in-chief of lifestyle and entertainment portals for Manila-based media company TV5. Her work has appeared in several print and online publications in her country, and she contributes to Speed Magazine, DG Traveler, and Connected Women, among others. Visit her website, trixiereyna.com.