|Fred Armisen (L) and Joe Theismann (R, photo via Wikipedia)|
A week ago it was announced that Adam Sandler will be starring in Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Super Bowl episode, and now EW.com has reported the exciting return of a former guest star! Fred Armisen will reprise his role as the kooky Mlepnos ("the Klé is silent") from the pilot episode.
In addition, football great Joe Theismann will appear in the Super Bowl episode, and he will reportedly have a "physical encounter" with Andy Samberg's character Det. Jake Peralta. Theismann played 12 seasons for the Washington Redskins and was their quarterback when they won Super Bowl XVII.
Thus far Brooklyn Nine-Nine is having an excellent freshman season. In October they were picked up for a full 22 episodes, and they are still celebrating last week's Golden Globe nominations. The special Super Bowl episode will air Feb. 2 following New Girl.
-Brooklyn Nine-Nine Insider
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P.P.S. Here is Armisen's cameo from the pilot and don't miss my full Pilot Recap with the best quotes, pics and gifs from the episode.