Brendan Gallagher is not a cop. He just plays one on TikTok.
The Montreal Canadiens winger has lip-synced a scene from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" in which actor Andy Samberg's character, detective Jake Peralta, sings The Backstreet Boys' "I Want it That Way." He has cos-played as both Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert-as-Dwight Schrute from "The Office." He has recorded a French lesson he gave himself through Google Translate, learning that "ton tonton tond ton thon" converts to "your uncle mows your tuna."
Gallagher hasn't played an NHL game in two months, as the league has its players self-quarantining since pausing the 2019-20 season on March 12 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
"I'm a little bored," he said, "which is why the videos are out there."
He has made 14 videos on the video-sharing social network during that time, gaining over 44,000 followers. "It's kind of addicting. I'm not going to lie," he said. "I started doing some of them. I did a couple more and a couple more, and I decided it's going to be what gets me through quarantine."