In some holy Friday news, Lin-Manuel Miranda just made his guest appearance on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. And, according to the fans, he aced it – not that we’re surprised.
Miranda starred as Amy Santiago‘s (Melissa Fumero) brother and chief rival, David Santiago, in an episode titled Golden Child.
On Twitter, Miranda said the entire experience was a “dream come true.”
“I’ve been a fan of this show since season one. I kind of feel like I won a contest and they’re putting this on for me and it’s never actually going to air. It was just sort of for my benefit and if that’s all it is, I really appreciate it.”
Last year, when FOX decided to cancel Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Miranda was a prominent voice in the campaign to have the show renewed elsewhere.
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
Yes, Miranda’s Twitter profile picture is of himself and Fumero. That’s how much he loves the show.
Anywho, after last week’s emotional and intense episode – He Said, She Said – inspired by the #MeToo movement, this week’s is said to have been a big ol’ goofy laugh.
@nbcbrooklyn99 This Santiago sibiling episode gets me. I grew up being called “Josh’s sister.” My brother has always been the golden boy & whilst it can be irritating, there’s no one else who I’d rather have looking out for me. Thanks for the feelings @melissafumero @Lin_Manuel!— Amy ????☀️???? (@MissAmyCMHodge) March 8, 2019
I LOVED #BrooklynNineNine with @Lin_Manuel. Lin was very believable as the handsome overachiever. ❤️???? A+++ (And bonus, this episode was my boyfriend's introduction to Brooklyn Nine-Nine and he liked it, so maybe I can convince him to watch more!)— tapdancer3450 (@tapdancer3450) March 8, 2019
@Lin_Manuel on brooklyn nine-nine is all i’ve ever wanted in life. adore him to more than all the stars in the nightsky. adore the show equally as much so i can finally say; mum- i’ve officially made it in life.— hannah banana montana (@prxncess_hannah) March 8, 2019
I’d just like to mention that THE MOMENT I saw @Lin_Manuel on Brooklyn Nine Nine, I screeched in what appears to be a very unhealthy way— Kyle Towey (@KyleTowey8) March 8, 2019
lin-manuel miranda on brooklyn nine nine is iconic— abby (@abbympieper) March 8, 2019
LIN IN BROOKLYN NINE-NINE IS SOMETHING I DIDN’T KNOW I NEEDED pic.twitter.com/ckQP9WHxim— AMBER MISSES CALUM (@beliectioner147) March 8, 2019
Miranda also shared some quality pics from his time on set, including this one.
Ahead of the episode’s premiere, Fumero posted a sweet picture of her on-screen brother. She teased, “A lot about Amy’s personality will make more sense after tonight’s episode.”
Simply perfect casting.
If you haven’t watched Golden Child yet then do not – we repeat, DO NOT – go to Miranda’s Twitter page. It is chockablock full of spoilers.
You can catch Brooklyn Nine-Nine season six on SBS On Demand.