Brazilian TV Station Aired ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ With Dialogue That Supports President of Brazil (Exclusive)

Dubbing company is correcting “mistranslated” portions of an episode which had Boyle implying support for Jair Bolsonaro

Last Updated: March 12, 2019 @ 6:56 PM

An episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” that aired in Brazil included “mistranslated” dialogue in which a character implies support for President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

A source close to the situation tells TheWrap that TNT Brasil — which airs the Universal Television-produced NBC sitcom in the South American country — broadcast a version of Episode 504 featuring Charles Boyle (played by Joe Lo Truglio) making positive references toward Bolsonaro in the Portuguese voiceover.

TheWrap has learned exclusively that after this was brought to the attention of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator/showrunner Dan Goor on Twitter over the weekend, the episode’s dialogue is being corrected by the dubbing company responsible for the mistranslation and will be reflected in all future airings on TNT Brasil.

TheWrap was told it is currently unclear exactly how the script was mistranslated by the dubbing company to include the references to Bolsonaro, who is not mentioned at all in the version that aired in the U.S.

Representatives for Universal Television and TNT Brasil did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

On Saturday, a “Brooklyn Nine Nine” fan account called Brooklyn 99 Updates shared a video tweeted by fellow fan account Brooklyn 99 Brasil, which included portions of the episode in question.

“We’re so thankful @TNTBr is transmitting B99 for us Brazilian fans, but it’s so wrong that the translations are implying Boyle is a Bolsonaro supporter (he’s Brazil’s president – a more extreme version of Trump) since that’s totally against everything B99 and Boyle stand for,” read the tweet from Brooklyn 99 Updates.

See the tweet here:

And the original video here:

Later that day, Goor responded to the tweet, “What?!?! Is this real????” and following up a few minutes later with, “We are trying to get to the bottom of this.”