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Andy Samberg Talks 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Cliffhanger and Renewal Odds
"It was a fun way to kind of keep the ball in the air," Samberg told THR of the cliffhanger. "And then when we saw it we were like, 'Holy cow, that was violent!'"

Teddy’s return will put Jake (Samberg) and Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) relationship to the test, but Samberg said he thinks the couple will remain strong — for the time being, at least.

“People seem to like — and I also really like — showing them as a functional couple. In the beginning when we first started putting their story together, it felt a little more like it was going to be a will they/won’t they structure and it just, for some reason, didn’t feel natural to the show.”

He continues, “Even though they are very different people, personality-wise, there was something that brought them together very naturally. We talked a lot about how there are many couples who meet each other in the workplace. They start off as coworkers and then friends, and then it happens really slowly and organically and for some reason it works because they know each other so well. We liked that as the model for Jake and Amy. To this point, that’s the way that it’s been, and we’ve been enjoying that.”

In making the decision of what to do post-Saturday Night Live, did you ask Lorne Michaels for his advice?

SAMBERG I didn’t on [Brooklyn Nine-Nine]. But I assumed he would say, “Go for it if it feels right.” That’s generally his advice. He’s like an encouraging parent. “Trust your instincts.” I like to think I do. Sometimes things don’t work out how you expect, but I don’t have anything I regret. The decision you make is the best one for you at that time.

I would be lying if I said it was not intentional. It was very intentional. We talked about it and, a) we thought it was really funny, just because people are so squeamish about that. Hilarious in itself. Also, just because we were on HBO and there’s so much “reverse cowgirl,” as I like to put it, on HBO. Last time I checked, that is not as popular a position as HBO might have you believe. So yeah, we just thought it was hilarious to turn it on its head. We’re childish. We think wangs are funny.
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