Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) is a talented, but carefree police detective at Brooklyn's ninety-ninth precinct who, along with his eclectic group of colleagues, are used to having a lax captain around the office. However, when tightly-wound Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) takes over, he is determined to make this dysfunctional group of detectives into the best precinct in Brooklyn. Written by
Did You Know?
The murder victim's name in this first/pilot episode is an offbeat insider's reference. The wealthy murdered man is "Henry Morganthau", and in real life, the Morganthaus have long been one of New York City's most accomplished families. Even more pointed in terms of cops and crime, the real-life Henry Morgenthau
's grandson is Robert Morgenthau
, who was the longest serving District Attorney in Manhattan's history, from 1975 until he stepped down in 2009. See more
References Citizen Kane