Brooklyn Nine-Nine has made things very easy. Not only is it far and away the best new show of the season, it also boasts arguably 2013’s funniest new character, Terry Jeffords, as intimidatingly played by Terry Crews. (Happy that Michael Schur learned how to name his new characters from The Office.) He’s a massive man — I’m always afraid Crews’s muscles are going to pop — who’s learning how to get his edge back after separate incidents involving a mannequin and a pinata. He’s got two kids named Cagney and Lacey and, to make an educated here, his favorite movie is Thelma and Louise. He also enjoys long walks on the beach and HATES princess castles.
For years, Crews has been a highlight of the films and TV shows he’s briefly appeared in, including Idiocracy, Arrested Development, hell even White Chicks, and it’s well-deserved that he’s now getting a chance to literally flex his comedic muscles alongside the talented likes of Andre Braugher. We’re only seven episodes into Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but already he’s given us some important GIFs. (Sorry in advance for lack of Tiny Terry.)