Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Captain Raymond Holt’s cute and dynamic sidekick, Cheddar, is definitely no “common b*tch”, may it be inside the 99th precinct or outside in the real world. This is why fans of the show lamented the news of Stewart, the dog who played the well-loved Cheddar, crossed the rainbow bridge recently. Stewart’s owner made the heartbreaking announcement of his passing on his and his sister Stella’s Instagram.
Despite only making brief appearances on the show, Cheddar formed quite a huge fanbase and grew to become as loved as the rest of the characters. Cheddar’s paws left pretty big pawprints to fill, but his sister Stella will be taking over his dog duties in the nine-nine.
Before we say goodbye to Stewart, let’s remember his best moments on the show:
Warning: spoilers ahead
In Episode 16 of the first season, Captain Holt invites everyone to his house for his birthday. Struggling to find a common ground with Holt’s husband Kevin, Amy and Jake sneak up to Captain’s room to find things to use for a conversation, but they are then caught by Terry. When Kevin and Holt walked in, the trio were forced to hide in the bathroom. Unbeknownst to them, the adorable Cheddar was in the bathroom too, and Amy is deathly allergic to dogs. The corgi ultimately blows their cover.
Cheddar Makes A Mess
In Episode 18 of Season three, Captain Holt takes a few days off to visit Kevin in Paris. Unable to bring Cheddar with him, he lets Amy and Jake watch over his house and his furry friend. After leaving to pick up Charles from his laser eye surgery, Jake comes back to see the mess Cheddar made after somehow getting into Kevin’s closet. He also finds Amy struggling with the dog who is “turning turtle necks into regular necks.”
Cheddar Goes Missing
Captain was already reluctant to let Jake and Amy dogsit, but things get even worse when Cheddar goes missing. Captain Holt then ends up cancelling his trip, so Jake enlists the help of the entire team to find Cheddar before he gets home. They eventually find Cheddar in his and Kevin’s favorite spot, leading Captain to decide on going to Paris anyway.
In the “Halloween IV” episode, everyone is on a hunt to get the championship plaque. At first, Charles was conspiring with Jake, but soon betrays him. Meanwhile, Captain Holt exposes his master plan to use his “secret weapon” Cheddar, who underwent special training to retrieve the plaque.
You’re Not Cheddar!
At the end of the “HalloVeen” episode, Captain thinks he got away with his plan to use Cheddar to find the championship cumberbund, but as he takes a closer look, he realizes that the dog did not retrieve the championship cumberbund, and he is not Cheddar but just a “common b*tch.”
Cheddar Becomes an Influencer
In the “Gray Star Mutual” episode of season five, Gina and Terry use Cheddar to gain Holt a social media following to win his slot as commissioner. While Holt originally rejected the idea, he revealed that he and Kevin started an Instagram account for their pet.
Furry Little Pig
When Amy and Jake find out their ring bearer will not make it to the wedding, they get Cheddar instead. The captain immediately trains the corgi to trot down the aisle, assigning Gina to trot with him. The captain, however, receives an email that contains the result of his deputy commissioner application and forgets about Cheddar. They then find him rolling in the icing of the Amy and Jake’s wedding cake.
Here are more Cheddar moments below:
Written by Mae Monje