"Yippie Kayak"
Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Season 3, Episode 10
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Airdate December 13th, 2015
Writer Lakshmi Sundaram
Director Rebecca Asher
Producer Michael Schur; Dan Goor; David Miner; Luke Del Tredici; Matt Murray; Andrew Guest; Laura McCreary; Norm Hiscock; Andy Samberg; Matthew Nodella; Marshall Boone; Richard H. Prince; Gabe Liedman; Travis E. Gates
Starring Andy Samberg; Stephanie Beatriz; Terry Crews; Melissa Fumero; Joe Lo Truglio; Chelsea Peretti; Andre Braugher
Previous "The Swedes"
Next "Hostage Situation"

"Yippie Kayak" is the tenth episode of season three of the police comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the fifty-fifth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Rebecca Asher with a script written by Lakshmi Sundaram. It first aired on the FOX Network on Tuesday, December 13th, 2015. In this episode, Jake asks Gina's help in picking out a Christmas gift for Charles. Boyle ends up going with them, and the three of them become hostages when a group of thugs hold up the store. Though most people would be terrified, Jake is thrilled, for now he gets to role-play his favorite action movie, Die Hard. Meanwhile, Amy Santiago tries to prove to Captain Holt and Rosa that she is not a wimp by accompanying them on a polar swim.

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  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode had a viewership of 3.824 million people.
  • Although this episode does not fall on Christmas day, this does count as the holiday episode of the season.
  • This is the sixth appearance of Dean Winters as The Vulture.
  • This is the fifth appearance of Merrin Dungey as Sharon Jefferds.

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  • Many elements of this episode are inspired by the 1988 action film Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis. Jake replaces the names of the gunmen with German sounding names ot reflect the German terrorists from the film. There is also a scene where Boyle saves the day while wearing a white, sleeveless undershirt, much the way that Bruce Willis wore in Die Hard.
  • Boyle's line, "Yippie Kayak other mothers" is a bastardization of the phrase "Yippie-ki-yay mother fuckers", as immortalized by actor Bruce Willis in the film Die Hard.

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