After the upcoming eighth season was delayed so that the creative team could rework four episodes that had been scrapped in the wake of the widespread social unrest last summer, it was confirmed last week that the next run of Brooklyn Nine-Nine would also mark the last outing for the dysfunctional precinct’s residents.
Fans were understandably disappointed at the news, with the show widely regarded as one of the modern era’s finest sitcoms, one that’s spawned a huge following. After initially being canceled by Fox in 2018 after five seasons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC the very next day, because the network knew they would have a guaranteed ratings hit on their hands.
The episode counts may have been getting continually shorter, with the ten-episode season 8 following the footsteps of eighteen-episode season 6 and thirteen-episode season 7, but the writing and performances from the cast have maintained the level of quality that made the series so popular in the first place.
How the series will close things out remains to be seen, but given the lifelong love that Andy Samberg’s Jake Peralta has for Die Hard, fans are hoping that the showrunners can rope in Bruce Willis for a cameo to cap the finale off in spectacularly fitting style, as you can see below.
For the love of Brooklyn nine nine, cameo for Bruce Willis!! pic.twitter.com/Ij48DCckUS
— Junior (@burnsy2014) February 11, 2021
Imma be real mad if they don't get Bruce Willis atleast for the last season of Brooklyn nine nine
My man Jake deserves an episode with his idol. Also they better make it a whole season w 21 episodes. 13 isn't enough for a final season ????
— Indha bittu podhuma Aiyachaami? (@randakarandaka) February 12, 2021
— Michael Lavelle (@mikelavelle93) February 12, 2021
Brooklyn nine nine has to end with a Bruce Willis appearance
— Andrew Hood (@AndrewHood3) February 12, 2021
petition to end brooklyn nine-nine at season 9 episode 9 with a bruce willis cameo @nbcbrooklyn99
— Chяis ᜋ᜔ (@chrispwnisher) February 13, 2021
10 episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine left and they still need to get both Taylor Swift and Bruce Willis to guest star
— G? (@Gracezillaa) February 13, 2021
— jessica (@ysldoll) February 11, 2021
— Indian Express Entertainment (@ieEntertainment) February 15, 2021
If Bruce Willis doesn't make an appearance in the last season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine I'm gonna start a petition.
— Polyponderer (@dels_evo) February 14, 2021
pls im begging you for the last episode of brooklyn 99 that jake meets taylor swift or bruce willis i just need it
— ? brooke ? (@bdefrancisco_) February 12, 2021
My greatest regret still how we will never see Bruce Willis as cameo in Brooklyn Nine-Nine cause the show's about to cancel for real now :((
— NN? (@seomuchlove) February 16, 2021
you know what's sad? that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is ending and we haven't even gotten a bruce willis or taylor swift cameo im
— soph ? (@s0phja) February 15, 2021
— Michael Lavelle (@mikelavelle93) February 15, 2021
Having been packed with Die Hard references since day one, it would be incredibly appropriate if the erstwhile John McClane was to drop by for a cameo. The LEGO Movie: The Second Part showed that Willis was hardly above poking fun at his career-defining role in a comedy environment, and it would be a nice nod to the show’s fans as well as capping off Brooklyn Nine-Nine in style by having the main character finally interact with his hero.