How Brooklyn Nine-Nine Makes a Joke


♪ Brooklyn Nine-Nine theme playing ♪ I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I think it’s my favorite comedic TV show
of all time. When I don’t have a new show to watch, I
rewatch Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so I’ve seen every season multiple times. Probably too many times. There’s a lot to love about this show, but
what I want to talk about today is how Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes a joke. Because at the end of the day, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
is a comedy, and it lives or dies by its jokes. So this video is going to be broken up into
the seven types of jokes that I’ve noticed Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes regularly. There are definitely jokes that don’t fit
into any of these seven categories, but I think a lot of them can be sorted into at
least one if not several of these categories. First up, we’re going to talk about character
jokes. And what I mean is that these jokes are jokes that
are only funny because of the personality of the character telling the joke. As an audience, we find them funny because
they’re so on-brand for that character, and because the actor or actress for that
role is so great at portraying that character. Jake Peralta is a perfect example of this. He’s essentially the main character of the
show and a lot of the jokes are built around Andy Samberg’s comedic talent and hilarious
facial expressions. “Say it, say my favorite movie is Failure
To Launch.” “My favorite movie is failure to launch.” “I wish I could believe you.” “That’s okay, I can run too. Ohh, half-and-half just met the gasoline. They are not mixing well.” [Panting] Jake’s character is immature,
stubborn, and headstrong, but also brave, kind-hearted, and selfless. A lot of his jokes revolve around his inability
to function like a normal adult. “What I was referring to was the fact that
your mom brought her own hand towels? As if my mom wouldn’t have washed hers knowing
they had guests coming over?” “Did she?” “No! You don’t have to! They’re only touched by freshly-cleaned
hands, they never get dirty!” “Wow.” Or his childish drive to be an action hero
like the character from his favorite movie, Die Hard. “It’s perfectly safe. See you in hell, kiddo.” “What?” “Yippee ki yay — bars bars bars!” “Ooohh, are there bars on the window?” “Yeah, there are bars on the window.” And these jokes work because they’re well
established as a part of who Jake is. You know that when he has the chance to do
some ridiculous Die Hard thing, that he’s going to do it, and it’ll be funny. And you know that he’s not great at adulting
and will make mistakes that are hilarious and clash with the people around him. “Well, I hope you like sharing my one grey
towel.” “Was it grey when you bought it?” “I didn’t buy it! It was in the apartment when I moved in!” Amy Santiago is the exact opposite: very mature, organized, professional, but also awkward and anxious. “What are you up to?” “Just jammin’. Jam on, jam on.” “Okay, nevermind. Peralta, come into my office please.” “Sorry, babe, you blew it.” “Do you think it was the jam on thing?” “Yeah, I think it was the jam on thing.” Her jokes usually come from her being a huge
nerd or from her failing to communicate well with people, and again, it’s funny because
you expect that from her. You shake your head and laugh go, “Oh, typical
Amy.” Brooklyn Nine-Nine can make you feel like
you really know these characters and you relate to them through their humor. “I was President of the stenographers club
in High School for a reason.” “Was the reason because you were the only
member?” “Yes.” Captain Raymond Holt is probably my favorite
character on the show. His deadpan expressions combined with his
intense passion for certain things leads to all kinds of hilarity. “I was also a model train enthusiast as
a child. Those miniature tracks provided me with some
of my happiest memories.” “All aboard, the train will be departing
in 45 minutes.” [Clock ticking] Lots of his jokes involve
simply being in ridiculous situations because of the contrast with his emotionless demeanor. Watch, as I do a dance, to your name. D-d-d-d-d-derek. D-d-d-d-d-derek.” Everyone’s type of humor is different and
everyone’s going to have a different favorite character, but these jokes kill me every time. It’s just so pure to see someone usually
so uptight be regularly confronted by situations that force him to loosen up. [Yelling in slow motion] “Ah, I can’t
stop!” [Elevator dings] “The full bullpen!” Rosa Diaz is by far the coolest of any of
the characters on the show. She’s aggressive and secretive, but also
fiercely protective of her friends. “So what’re you gonna do, slash his tires? You shouldn’t do that. But just out of curiosity, what kind of car
does he drive and where does he park it?” Plus, Stephanie Beatriz is an incredible actress
who can do so many flawless different voices. “So, Nikki, I always wanted to get my haircut
here. Everyone says you’re the best.” Rosa, as the quiet, angry one, doesn’t have
as many jokes, per se, as the rest of the cast. But she makes a great foil for all of them. “You dosed my water?” “You just drank 960 cups of coffee.” “Oh, that esprains why I no talk butter. Me having stirk?” “Ha ha, good luck solving that case.” The jokes she does get tend to be based around
either how badass she is. “Are they gonna be looking in our desks? Also, unrelated, someone left a bunch of swords
in my desk.” Or how she’s actually softer that most of
them realize. “March 12th, still not sure where Rosa was.” “And you never will be.” “Okay reminder, privacy is cool but if you
don’t tell us, we’re gonna go to jail for a very long time.” “Fine, I was at a La La Land sing-a-long.” “Really??” “Enough, just move on to the next prong.” “Yeah.” Gina Linetti, often referred to as the human
form of the 100 emoji, is confident, talented, and quite the prankster. [Coughing] “What is that??” “Cement! You just drank cement!” Her jokes tend to come from how over-the-top her character is because of her flare for the dramatic. “You are on fire, Gina, you do not have
the upperhand in this situation!” “I always have the upperhand.” “Not when there’s flames shooting out
of your butt!” “Especially when there’s flames shooting
out of my butt!” Charles Boyle is Jake’s best friend, and
his jokes tend to come from his love for unusual foods. “Warning, it will delicious and highly erotic.” “Your menu is not gonna involve animal genitalia,
is it?” “No I was gonna make… not that.” His eccentric genuineness. “I’ve never been a bad influence on anyone. Should I bring my leather jacket? It’s ankle length and fitted. I won’t bring it, it’s too nice.” And his ability to turn anything into a sexual
innuendo. “I told you, Jake, I’ll do anything to
perk up my little man.” “You’ve gotta know how gross that sounds in
your underwear.” As a character, he’s loyal and compassionate,
but will often let people walk all over him. You know that in any scene he’s in, he’ll
manage to keep the conversation interesting. “And also hence, we’re gonna drive around
in the coolest undercover car on the impound lot.” “Herbie from Herbie Fully Loaded!” “What? No. You really think Herbie Fully Loaded was on
the impound lot?” “Without a doubt!” And lastly, Terry Jeffords. He’s a loving, emotional father, super strong,
and loves yogurt. “The Vulture’s the worst. My mango yogurt–” “Yes, you already mentioned
the yogurt.” “‘Cause it’s important!” His jokes tend to revolve around how much
stronger he is than everyone else, how passionate he is, or how fun-loving he is, which leads
to some phenomenal interactions with other characters. “This is a direct order: Stop, dancing.” [Sound of pecs moving against glasses] The next category after characters is a very
simple one, it’s what I’m going to call: crude jokes. That’s the kind of thing that’s funny
just because it (or its subtext) are about something not generally discussed so casually
in public, like poop or sex basically. “You left me to do everything while I thought
you were pooping. I wish you were pooping, I wish to god!” “But I only did it because I wanted you
to enjoy it!” “That ruins it. I mean, it’s supposed to be good for both
of us.” “It was good! Just because I didn’t get angry doesn’t
mean I didn’t get anything out of it.” “Yeah, but the whole point is for you to
get, angry. After that, we have the category of simply
funny situations. That’s when the characters manage to get
themselves into a situation that is just weird and unusual, which the audience finds funny
because normally these characters exist in a world very similar to our own where you
wouldn’t expect that kind of stuff to happen. “Okay, the tree has been contained.” “Wait, we left a man behind.” [Muffled noise of Terry trying to talk] “Well, Terry’s trapped in the break room forever. Only thing we can do now is move on with our
lives, it’s what Terry would’ve wanted.” [Crashing, glass breaking] Next, we have a very broad category that actually has a lot of overlap with pretty much every other category. It’s called: defying expectations. This is the basis of so many jokes, not just
in Brooklyn Nine-Nine but like, in everywhere else too. People generally find it really funny when
they think they know where a sentence or situation is going, and then suddenly it takes a turn
and surprises them with unexpected information. For an example, here’s probably my favorite
joke in this entire series. “The first time I met Kevin’s parents, I
called Brahm’s ‘Funf Gesange’ opus 106… when it is, obviously, opus 104. They haven’t spoken to me since.” “Really? Just for that?” “Yes. Also because they’re huge homophobes who think
that I made Kevin gay with my magic genitalia.” See, it defies your expectations and it’s
funny, because you think it’s going one way and then suddenly it swerves another way. Like I said, these aren’t distinct categories. You could easily have crude jokes that also
defy expectations, and the basis of the funny situation jokes is that they’re defying
our expectations for what happens in a normal world. These categories are just rough estimates
of how you could try sorting the jokes in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and I think this category
would kind of get the leftovers that didn’t fit neatly into any of the other categories. “Well, listen, we need your help.” “Great, who are we killing? I won’t do kids. That’s a rule. But, that rule is negotiable if the kid’s
a dick.” “No babe, we don’t want you to kill anyone.” “What, really?” The next category is pretty niche and there
are only a few jokes made about it throughout the course of the series, but I still thought
it deserved its own category simply because of how refreshing it was. This category I’m calling the Positive Relationship
jokes. When it comes to relationships in comedies,
they tend to be handled one of two ways. Either there’s a lot of “ugh I’m going
to be ‘tied down’ now” kind of jokes, or the show takes on a more serious tone around
the relationship. Now, Brooklyn Nine-Nine definitely takes on
a more serious tone at times in regards to Jake and Amy’s relationship, but it never
stoops to the level of having Jake complain about his relationship for laughs, like so many
other shows would do. In fact, it does the opposite. Jake is made better by his relationship, and
the show makes that funny, either by laughing at how inept he used to be. “You think that because you love me, and
love has made you dumb.” “I disagree. If anything, love has made me smarter. Remember last week, when I boiled that egg?” “That was big, I was really proud of you.” Or by showing how silly and excited the two
of them get together when they take an interest in each other’s interests. “I guess you could say, he’s the Golden
Snitch.” “Wait, was that a Harry Potter reference?” “It most definitely was. I started reading them because you love them so much.” “And?” “You were right! They’re incredible! Remember when I called in sick the other day? I was at home reading Order of the Phoenix.” “Ah! This makes me so happy! How sad is it when Cedric dies?” “I was crushed. Literally, crying, on, the toilet.” “Aw!” These are some of the most wholesome jokes,
and while you could easily argue they’re just character jokes for Jake and Amy, I think
there’s something about the combination of the two of them making those jokes together
that deserves its own category. It would be really easy for the show to go
for the “ah, old the ball and chain is dragging me down” jokes, but it doesn’t. And I think that can be a model for how other
comedies should look to get laughs out of a relationship without putting anyone down. Speaking of which, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has
a pretty good habit in general of punching up, not down. If you haven’t heard of that phrase before,
it basically means that in comedy, you want to be punching up at the people in charge,
the oppressors, the people with power. You don’t want to be punching down at the
marginalized people, the people without power. When you punch up at the Powerful, you challenge
the status quo. You make people think about things in a way
they may not have before. When you punch down at the Powerless, you’re simply doing what the Powerful have been doing for a long time. You become a part of the status quo, reinforcing
old stereotypes and prejudices. Good comedy knows how to punch up. Bad comedy continues to punch down. That doesn’t mean your comedy has to be
political. Lots of people go to comedy to get away from the misery of day-to-day politics. But it does mean that your jokes exist in
this current world and you need to be aware of the environment you’re saying them in,
and the effect they will have on people. Punching down ends up being just as political as punching up, you’re just swinging at the wrong people. And Brooklyn Nine-Nine, for the most part,
seems to recognize that. For an example, let’s talk about the three times trans people have been mentioned in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In the beginning of Season 4, when Jake and
Holt are stuck in witness protection in Florida, they’re trying to track down someone who
got an embarrassing video of them and could potentially blow their cover. When Jake shows the local tattoo artist the
photo of they have of the person they’re looking for, the tattoo artist says that the
person is wearing a ring from San Marino High, and mentions that their mascot was the Pet
Detectives from Ace Ventura. So Jake says this: “Classic film, one of my childhood favorites. And it only gets overtly transphobic at the
very end, so, a win. Anyway, thank you very much. You’ve been very helpful.” I thought this was hilarious, and a good way
to handle the situation in general. It doesn’t become a big serious argument. Jake just makes a comment, the tattoo artist
looks confused, and then they move on. It’s a funny moment because you don’t
expect him to say that, and you can tell even the tattoo artist didn’t expect it. It defies your expectations, but at the same
time, it stands up for trans people. Trans people aren’t the butt of the joke
here, like they are on so many other shows. Jake’s right, the end of Ace Ventura is
extremely transphobic. And that one little line about it is both
funny and a perfect example of punching up. The butt of the joke here is transphobes,
or that one piece of transphobic media. This joke challenges the status quo. Later, there’s an episode where Jake and
Amy are trying to babysit Terry’s kids and failing because the kids keep asking hard
questions like, “Did their dad get in trouble with the police just because he’s Black?” Eventually, Amy tries to explain things to
them and this is what happens. “You know how it’s tougher in this
world to be a woman?” “It is?” “No, no no no, that’s not what I meant!” “Then I don’t wanna be a woman.” “Me neither.” “You don’t have to be if that’s who you are! You know what, that’s a whole other conversation.” This isn’t really a joke, it’s a line
of dialogue in between jokes, it’s one of the sincere moments of the show, tucked into
an episode on racial profiling in the NYPD. But it’s meaningful. Because this was an opening for all kinds of transphobic — or at least, cisnormative — jokes. Any other show would’ve taken that opening
and run with it. Trust me, I’m pretty much used to having to put up with at least a few transphobic jokes in most forms of media. But instead of taking a cheap jab at trans
people, Brooklyn Nine-Nine used it as a really thoughtful moment to tell people that actually their gender can be whatever they experience it as. That wasn’t the focus of the episode and
they pivot away from the topic immediately, but it’s a really nice thing to say, and I was really proud of Brooklyn Nine-Nine for doing that. And lastly, in the 5th season, there’s an
episode where Jake is in prison and talking to the Warden about possibly becoming a snitch
for him. Initially he doesn’t want to, and this is
what happens. “I’ve always wanted a man on the inside.” “Oh no, no no no no. The only people less popular in here than cops are snitches.” “Well, let’s be honest, it’s not great
in here for trans people.” “That is so true.”
“I know. They have a hard time.” “It’s a problem. Regardless, I won’t snitch.” This joke breaks the flow of the conversation
they were having and, again, defies your expectations. They’re having a heated, fast-paced back
and forth where they can’t agree and then suddenly both of them slow down and recognize
how hard it is in prison for trans people. Then they resume their discussion. It’s funny because of how it breaks up their
conversation, but it’s also funny in like a morbid “oh sh*t that’s right” kind
of way. Trans people being in jail isn’t the butt
of the joke, the system that put them there is. Again, it’s a small thing. But any other show would’ve used this opportunity
to make some terrible joke about trans people in prison, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine not only
avoided that but also pointed out how our society has failed trans people in that regard. That being said, while Brooklyn Nine-Nine
does typically punch up, it definitely doesn’t always do that, and with a couple of characters,
it pretty consistently punches down. You may have noticed I didn’t talk about
Scully and Hitchcock in the beginning with the other characters, and there was a reason
for that. Both of these characters’ jokes are pretty
consistently not great. I’m gonna put a content warning here for
fatphobia and sexual harassment, and if you’d like to skip this section I’d suggest pausing
right now, and I’ll put timestamps in the description so you can go past this part. I think it’s important to talk about this stuff but I also understand if you can’t right now. So, with Scully, the joke is almost always
that he’s fat. There are countless jokes about his health
issues because, “ha ha, he’s fat and unhealthy?” “Type 3, and Type 9, and 12 and 13. Those are all the diabeteses I have.” Like, what the f**k even is this joke? It’s funny because he’s listing off multiple
kinds of diabetes he has? And that’s funny because… he’s fat? I genuinely don’t get where the humor is
supposed to be in this. Why punch down at people with diabetes or
fat people? What does that achieve besides reinforcing
the status quo? And the show has countless Scully jokes just
like this one, where they conflate being fat with being unhealthy and consistently make
him the butt of the joke. Fat people deserve respect and kindness just
like anyone else, and I’m so tired of seeing “ha ha it’s funny because they eat food
and they’re fat” jokes. They’re tired. They’ve been done for decades. Find better jokes. Let fat people be in roles where they aren’t
constantly the butt of the joke. Despite how much I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine,
I feel like it has really messed up in this department, and I think that’s worth acknowledging
and asking them to do better. Then, there’s Hitchcock. His jokes are basically one of three things:
he’s bleeding for no reason, he’s tasting something he shouldn’t be tasting, or he’s
sexually harassing women. “Amy’s not in the break room.”
“Or the evidence room.” “Or the ladies bathroom. You know what, I’ll check again.” “I’ve never seen him walk with such purpose. What a wretched man.” What part of that is funny? It’s funny that all of these characters
just tolerate a coworker who consistently harasses his female coworkers and makes inappropriate
comments about them? And Brooklyn Nine-Nine knows that he’s that
kind of character because when they did a #MeToo episode they literally wrote him out of the entire episode — Holt just told him to go home. And the thing is, I liked that episode, but
I think it’s a tad hypocritical to have an episode revolve around #MeToo while ignoring the character in your main cast who really should’ve been fired by now. There’s even a scene where Rosa spikes Jake’s
water with caffeine when they’re both competing to get a spot on Hawkins’ team. During that cutaway, Hitchcock looks over
and winks at her. Given how Hitchcock’s entire character is
based around sexually harassing women, what are we as an audience supposed to gleam from
that moment? Because the only thing I can think of is that
it’s implying that Hitchcock himself has drugged and assaulted someone, or he’s at
least happy about the prospect of other people doing that. Because he doesn’t know she’s lacing it
with caffeine. With everything we know about his character,
I can’t think of a less vile explanation for that wink. Honestly, if you took Scully and Hitchcock
out of the show entirely, you’d solve a lot of its problems really quickly. Unfortunately, it seems like they’re around
to stay. And while that sucks, I’m going to continue
watching and loving Brooklyn Nine-Nine because there are so many other positive aspects to
it. If I refused to watch any show that had hurtful
jokes or storylines in it, I would literally never watch anything. All the media we consume has both good and
bad in it, and I think we can appreciate the good while also criticizing the bad. The point of this video is not that Brooklyn
Nine-Nine is perfect or terrible. I think Brooklyn Nine-Nine can be an amazing
show and have some very bad aspects to it. The point of this video is that, aside from
a couple exceptions, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is generally really good at making jokes. And I wanted to analyze what made it so funny
in the first place. To recap, there are character jokes built around solid acting and good contrasting character traits. Then there are your usual crude jokes and
funny situation jokes. Then there are jokes that defy your expectations but don’t neatly fit into any of the other categories. Then there’s the Positive Relationship jokes
where relationships are joked about in a positive manner rather than a negative one. And lastly, we have jokes that punch up, and
jokes that punch down. Brooklyn Nine-Nine tells jokes in all of these
ways, but it’s the first six categories that make it such a hilarious show. By the time this video goes live, Brooklyn
Nine-Nine will just be wrapping up it’s sixth season, but it has been renewed by NBC for a seventh season, which I’m super thankful for. I’m excited to see where the Nine-Nine is
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time! “Jokes on you, they was always friends! Now I’mma get my immunity.” “The ghost of the talking dog haunts the
precinct! The talking dog died.” “Aw, man.”
“I know, it was a bummer note to end on.”

100 Replies to “How Brooklyn Nine-Nine Makes a Joke”

  1. I always saw Hitchcock and Scully as characters that were meant to represeant the stereotype of cops in the past (and unfortunately present). That's why I assume they use these characters to make classic cops that eat lots jokes- and I agree that these jokes are quite tired at this point. I don't agree with much of what the characters say or do, I kinda always assumed that was the point. I do think they could be used to make some important points but I think they could be handled a little better.

  2. Thanks for pointing out some of their issues. Liberal media has a serious problem with insidious plots to keep making misogynistic jokes and maligning fat people, almost like consolation prize cruelty/prejudice.

  3. I super like your analysis of media that you've been doing lately! Thanks for doing one of my favorite shows (even if some of it is problematic)

  4. fatphobia on otherwise progressive shows is an annoying pattern. it's like the writers are going "well, since we can't punch down at these groups anymore let's just take it out on fat people" as if a show needs to have characters that only exist to be the butt of the jokes??? parks and rec does this to jerry and i despite it but b99 is much worse in this regard

  5. i also hate how gina harasses terry and that's supposed to be okay cuz he's a man? objectification of black men by white women is fairly common so if you're gonna depict it you should show how it's disrespectful, not funny

  6. i fully don't buy the good cop narrative and although i watch the show and find it funny i am worried about the message it sends. it weirds me out how the show addresses that prison is hell on earth but the conclusion still is "well, criminals deserve it! gotta be careful not to put good people in there!" like… that's the message jake took out of being imprisoned? shouldn't we want institutions and programs that actually help people so they don't rely on crime and don't have violent tendencies? there's nothing restorative about being imprisoned and isolated and having queer poc friendly cops who don't profile people is not ideal!!! imprisonment shouldn't even exist because it clearly only works as torture!!!! it generates profit for the powerful and doesn't lessen crime at all. imma assume most of b99's audience is composed of leftists and i really wish we were critical about this. there's a great documentary on netflix called "the 13th amendment" i recommend to anyone who wants to start thinking critically about imprisonment

  7. Maybe Hitchkock is winking at Rosa's motion being similar to jerking off, or? Still problematic if the case, though. I agree that the show would be better without Hitchcock and Scully, at least as their characters are written at the moment.

  8. I can’t really watch the show anymore it’s just so repetitive, I know the punchline before they even get to the hook, I know what the “twist” will be the second the plot is brought up.

  9. I don't get how you said you genuinely don't understand what's meant to be funny about the jokes about Scully, they're the character jokes you mentioned first. The jokes about how unhealthy scully is are funny for the same reasons the jokes about Terry being so healthy are funny.

  10. So glad you gave Positive Relationship Jokes it's own catergory. These pure, extremely rare (in other sitcoms) and hilarious jokes deserve all the attention 😊

  11. The joke of Hitchcock and sculls is supposed to be a dig at the old cops. How people would get away with doing terrible things, cops always eating (doughnuts) and laziness.

  12. 17:54 I thought Rosa shaking the water bottle … ccould be recieved in a sexual way? But wow that took a dark turn

  13. Hitchcock and Scully are my favourite characters on the show 🤷‍♀️
    Followed by Zeke and Terry

  14. You totally missed the point of Hitchcock and Scully! If you want boring PC mum comedy watch the latest Doctor Who lol

  15. In the sexual harassment section you should’ve talked about Gina. Gina’s a funny character but I hate how she’s always harassing Terry.

  16. The best ever joke on Brooklyn Nine Nine is, "All my bleeding was internal. That's where the blood's supposed to be!"

  17. Compalians about Hitchcock’s sexual harassment but doesn’t address that a massive part of Gina’s character is sexually harassing Terry.

  18. They also had an entire episode revolving around a fat murder victim that had several fatphobic jokes in it . I sigh .but it’s still a good show and far more progressive than a lot of stuff out there

  19. Hitchcock and Scully are representative of cops of the past and I think ultimately the joke of them being there is the massive contrast of them versus the rest of the 99 who are ultimately far more progressive.

  20. Hitchcock & Scully are supposed to represent some of the problems with the real cops of our time. that is why they act in a certain way which may make people uncomfortable

  21. I think Hitchcock and Scully represent the old stereotypes of Cops, especially being the oldest in the squad.

  22. I cant personally speak for the sexual harassment portion but as an overweight person I find skully an Hitchcock's jokes hilarious and I would imagine so would most reasonable people who know that it's just a joke

  23. also, how gina always sexually harasses terry – especially as terry crews has spoken out abt being sexually assaulted

  24. So Scully's sexual harassment if awful and deserves to be spoken about but Gina's constant unwanted sexual harrassment towards Terry just gets swept under the rug?

  25. “It’s funny because it’s unexpected”
    Hitchcock: I have type 10 diabetes
    “I don’t see the humor here”

  26. I agree with most of your statements, but the Hitchcock and Scully jokes are funny BECAUSE it’s so outdated. It’s still a dig at the status quo, just from an ironic perspective. it’s showcasing the attitudes of old cops and it’s hardly being praised or anything – the joke is that they’re both very old fashioned

  27. Honestly I think the wink is because of the motion Rosa is doing with the bottle, resembling masturbation to a phallus.

  28. I always took the wink at 18:15 to be more about the movement Rosa's making at the time, which is of course still creepy, but on a much reduced scale.

  29. The best ever joke on Brooklyn Nine Nine is, "All my bleeding was internal. That's where the blood's supposed to be!"

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