Brooklyn Nine-Nine Creator Wants Bruce Willis To Guest Star On Show

The creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine officially has something in common with every Brooklyn Nine-Nine fan: he wants Bruce Willis to appear on the show.

Dan Goor - who co-created the show with Michael Schur - spilled the beans during an 'ask me anything' Q&A on Reddit.

Dan Goor said he wished Bruce Willis had made a cameo on Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a Q&A on Reddit. Credit: Reddit
Dan Goor said he wished Bruce Willis had made a cameo on Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a Q&A on Reddit. Credit: Reddit

Responding to the question 'who would you have liked to have been the guest star in this new season and why?', Goor replied, 'Bruce Willis for obvious reasons.'

For those of you who aren't au fait with the show, these reasons may not seem so obvious. Basically the comedy's main character, Detective Jake Peralta, is obsessed with John McClane, Bruce Willis' character in the famous Die Hard series.

All you have to do is watch the trailer for the latest series - which features Peralta leaping from an exploding building and grabbing hold of a passing chopper - to get a sense Die Hard's influence on the show.

So it seems the ball is very much in Willis' court with regards to a potential cameo. Of course, the fans want it to happen, and now it seems the creators are up for it too.

Indeed, Andy Samberg, who plays Detective Peralta, even made a personal plea to Willis last year.

Appearing on Entertainment Tonight, he said just a sentence from Willis 'would mean a lot'.

Looking into the camera, he said: "I know we've asked him like 10 times already, but I personally haven't.

"Hey Bruce - look, my character Jake Peralta on the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is moderately successful, is obsessed with Die Hard and thinks that your character John McClane is the coolest character in the history of cinema.

"I, Andy Samberg, I'm a comedian, also feel that way. If you'd come be on the show, even if it's for one sentence, like cool cameo, like we bump on each other on the street and you go, 'Excuse me,' and then walk away.

"If you had it in your schedule to breeze by just for one shot, I think it would mean a lot to the show, to the fan base."

Sadly, Willis obviously didn't take him up on the offer, but who's to say it might not happen in a future series?


After all, it looked at one point like the show was done for good when Fox dropped it, but then with the help of NBC it rose up phoenix-like from the flames.

Here's hoping Willis will make a heroic leap onto the show one day.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox/NBC

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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