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A single camera Police Procedural that first aired on Fox in 2013, Brooklyn Nine-Nine focuses on the exploits of the (fictitious) 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn. Starring Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, the show chronicles the exploits of a close knit group of detectives.

After five seasons of Fox, the show was cancelled in May of 2018 only to be picked up by NBC a day later who continue to air the show to this day.

Tropes used in Brooklyn Nine-Nine include:
  • Accidental Innuendo: This is exclusively how Charles communicates.
  • The Ace: Amy's brother, David Santiago, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is the greatest human being who ever lived. He has perfect scores on everything, his blood samples are the finest that the crime lab ever examined, and he got a platinum medal.
  • Affably Evil:
    • Doug Judy may be a world class thief, but damn if he isn't one of the coolest and nicest guys you could ever meet.
    • Caleb the Cannibal. Aside from his habit of killing children and eating them, he's a decent guy.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Jake is something. He isn't straight.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Constantly subverted. These never work.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Jack Danger. But it's actually pronounced "Dong-er" which is very accurate to the man's personality.
  • Awesomeness By Analysis: The main cast is made up of detectives. It's literally in the job description.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • Any time Doug Judy shows up. He doesn't win in Season 6 but his sister, Trudy Judy, does.
    • While John Kelly is ousted in the Season 6 finale, Wuntch ends up replacing him as Commissioner.
  • Badass Gay:
    • Captain Raymond Holt is openly gay but has taken down two serial killers with little to no backup. Everyone is quite convinced that he would destroy them in a straight up fight.
    • Rosa is bisexual and is regarded as the most terrifying detective on the force.
  • Batman Gambit: The show has it down to an art form.
  • Berserk Button: Season 7 finally reveals Holt's. Whatever you do, don't mess with his dog.
  • Bi the Way: Rosa comes out as bisexual in Season 5.
  • Both Sides Have a Point:
    • The Technician Versus Performer mindset. Both have their merits and are equally valid.
    • Holt and Terry in "Moo-Moo." Pick your battles and save your strength for those that count but at the same time, don't let people get away with what they did wrong. Both come to appreciate the opposing viewpoint by the episode's end.
    • Rosa and Amy's approach to feminism. When faced with a workplace harassment case, Rosa feels that the woman should take the settlement money and keep quiet. If nothing can be proven, she lost out on a lot of money and risks losing her job. By contrast, Amy's case, which does get the offender arrested but does cost the woman her job and the money, is that women should fight to fix a broken system.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: Hitchcock and Scully. They can solve cases in mere hours if they put their minds to it but prefer to sit around eating Italian food.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Jake. It's shown very prominently in the Season 7 finale.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Fire Marshall Boone and Deputy Commissioner Podolski vanish after Season 1.
  • Cliffhanger: The show lives on them.
    • Season 1 ends with Jake going undercover in the FBI.
    • Season 2 ends with Holt having been Kicked Upstairs as part of Wuntch's Batman Gambit .
    • After bringing down a crime lord's operations, Holt and Jake are sent into witness protection.
    • In Season 4, Jake and Rosa are outmanoeuvred by Melanie Hawkins and sent to prison.
    • Season 5 ends with Holt getting the email that says whether or not he's become Commissioner. By his face, it's clear what the answer was.
    • Season 6 ends with Wuntch as Acting Commissioner who uses her authority to demote Holt back to a beat cop.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Subverted with Rosa. Her eagerness to catch Pimento cheating on her wasn't this. It was her subconscious wanting out of the relationship.
  • The Comically Serious: Holt.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Pimento post-Season 5.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy:
    • Charles is a platonic version with respect to Jake. He does not take it well when Jake starts getting comfortable with any other man.
    • Jake is a more traditional version with respect to Amy.
  • Dirty Cop: None of the Nine-Nine but there are several that show up.
  • Disappointed in You: Holt's reaction to Bob Anderson's betrayal.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Amy in the Season 7 finale as she's giving birth. Though Reality Ensues and she eventually loses the willpower not to scream.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Hitchcock has nothing to live for and he drives like it. Even Rosa screams.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Madeline Wuntch unexpectedly dies in Season 7 with no build up at all.
  • Double Standard Abuse (Female on Male): Hitchcock is a Dirty Old Man and leers at Amy constantly. For this, he's, rightfully, treated as a creep. Gina meanwhile constantly hits on and objectifies Terry, a Happily Married man, and no one calls her out on it, even though much of her actions would constitute workplace harassment if not outright stalking.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • The pilot has a third detective, Daniels, alongside Hitchcock and Scully who is dropped after that scene.
    • Until about halfway through Season 1, Rosa had a much lighter speaking voice, similar to her actress' natural speaking voice.
    • Holt mentions in Season 1 that he follows Boyle's foodie blog. In Season 2, he says that, if he could, he'd subsist only on plain flavourless blocks that provided him the basic nutrients that his body needed.
    • Some episodes of the first two seasons suggest that Amy and Rosa all but hated Gina before Season 3 established that she was well-liked by the whole of the precinct.
  • Eats Babies: Caleb the Cannibal. It's easier to eat smaller people because they don't fight back.
  • Everyone Can See It: In the first three seasons, everyone can clearly see how over madly in love Jake and Amy are.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • Doug Judy to Jake, though he might better qualify as a Shadow Archetype.
      • Doug's sister Trudy Judy to Doug himself.
    • Bob Anderson to Holt.
    • Melanie Hawkins to Rosa.
  • Famous Last Words: Seth Dozerman: "Tell my wife... that I love her... work ethic." Everyone is suitably appalled.
  • Formerly Fat: Terry, about 1.5 times Amy's size, was once four times her size.
  • Formerly Fit: Hitchcock and Scully are revealed to be this in their self-titled episode. Seeing pictures of them in their youth made even Jake and Charles hot for them leading them to question what happened. The ending reveals that they got a free bucket of ribs and they never came out of the restaurant.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: To do this is to "go full Boyle."
    • Charles and Vivian were set up as this but they broke it off when Vivian had to move to Canada.
    • Charles does it again with Genevieve, even quickly moving forwards to child adoption, but they're life partners instead of being married.
  • Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse: No matter what your sob story, you've still broken the law. You're going to jail for that. At best, you can get a reduced sentence but that's it.
    • In a specific example, Jake enjoyed using his Parental Abandonment issues as a free pass before Holt shut him up.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Inverted with Gina. Everyone likes her fine, she holds them all in contempt.
    • Hitchcock and Scully.
    • Downplayed with Pimento. People like him well enough but he's so unstable that people aren't eager to spend time around him.
  • Friendly Enemy: Doug Judy and Jake, though it takes some time for Jake to come around to the friendly part.
  • Funny Background Event: In most episodes, Amy and Rosa are usually pulling a face to whatever zany things are happening.
  • Halloween Episode: A contest involving an elaborate heist.
  • Hammerspace Hideaway: Rosa's skin-tight jeans hide a ridiculous assortment of large weapons.
    • Pimento also has one.
  • Happily Adopted: Nikolaj Boyle.
  • Hate Sink: The Vulture is a petty, misogynistic douchebag who has zero redeeming qualities. Love Redeems does not apply to him.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners:
    • Jake and Charles.
    • Amy and Rosa.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: When Figgis targets him in Season 3, Pimento flees to make sure Rosa and the Nine-Nine isn't caught in the crossfire.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Holt gets a pipe impaled through his leg while in Florida and treats this as a minor scratch.
  • Master Actor: Rosa. No one knows anything about her personal life. She's always acting.
  • Mole in Charge: Bob Anderson, the old friend that Holt called upon to help with their FBI investigation, is Figgis' mole in the FBI.
  • Mysterious Past: Rosa. What is known is that she's never had soup, can do a handstand, and her first word was "Da-da."
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Jake.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: D.C. Parlov couldn't have more George R. R. Martin tropes if he tried.
  • Official Couple: Jake and Amy with Holt and Kevin as the main Beta Couple.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Holt did something so badass in The Eighties that a movie was made out of it. It was either Passenger 57, Rush Hour or Lethal Weapon.
  • Once a Season:
    • Doug Judy will show up to lock wits with Jake.
    • They'll be an elaborate heist.
  • Only Sane Man: Terry usually fills this role, Amy taking the mantle on his off-days.
  • Opposites Attract:
    • Jake and Sophia, the cop and the Defence Attorney. Ultimately deconstructed as their differences force them apart.
    • Jake and Amy are much more traditional version, the slacker and the Super OCD girl. Though also receives its own deconstruction as it's their similarities that hold them together.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Cheddar, Holt's fluffy boy!
  • Reality Ensues: Happens a lot. Usually Played for Laughs.
    • A lot of action cop tropes sure look cool but all they result in is physical injuries and paperwork to request the equipment and catalogue the property damage.
    • Likewise, a lot of '70s cop tropes are deconstructed. As badass as the department may have been in those days, they were racist homophobes who only let straight white men onto the force. Holt outright says that Amy and Rosa, two Spicy Latinas, would never have made detective in his day. He even mentions a partner of his who loved smoking so much that he died of lung cancer.
    • Pimento went undercover for twelve years in a brutal criminal organization. It's left him totally unable to cope with normal life and with serious psychological scarring. He also has a bad credit rating after disappearing for over a decade. As he later learns, you can't leave your job for seven months, even if it was for your own protection, without telling anyone and not get fired.
    • In "He Said, She Said", Holt finally has the epic rematch with his old enemy, the Disco Strangler. But the Disco Strangler is now a very old man who can barely understand anything and, as a result of his age, didn't get very far.
    • In "Lights Out", as Jake reminds everyone, you can't just jump on a horse and expect everything to go smoothly. It takes time to learn that skill.
    • People do not like being the victims of Sherlock Scans. The type of characters who employ this usually clash with their higher-ups and are promptly fired for being difficult to work with.
  • Platonic Life Partners: Jake and Rosa were old academy buddies.
  • Pop Cultural Osmosis Failure: Raymond Holt. When forced to talk about Sex and the City, it sounds like he's reciting a blog post or a review.
  • Pregnant Badass: Amy's cover story in the last arc of the third season. And for real in Season 7. It takes a special kind of badass to oversee a city-wide blackout while having contractions.
  • Put on a Bus: Twice with Gina. She first leaves for the first half of Season 5, as both she and her actress were on maternity leave before later leaving the Precinct forever in Season 6 to become a social media star, ultimately sitting out Season 7.
  • Sitcom Arch Nemesis: Holt and Wuntch are a particularly vicious version of this, enacting gigantic Batman Gambits to get even the tiniest edge over the other.
  • Status Quo Is God: The second vending machine will never be fixed.
  • Take a Third Option: In "Ding Dong", Jake decides that he won't be giving his movie tickets to either Charles or Terry. He'll just take the kids himself. As Terry and Charles realize, Jake didn't realize that he just volunteered for a day of free babysitting.
  • Take That:
    • There are no good soups.
    • Florida is the butt of many jokes.
    • Those people who whisper things to politicians? There's saying absolute nonsense.
  • Technician Versus Performer:
    • Amy and Jake respectively, with the two having a bet over who can make the most arrests in one year. Jake just eeks out a victory.
    • Charles and Rosa to a lesser extent.
  • Too Much Information: Boyle frequently gives out explicit details of his sexual life with the barest incentive.
  • Undying Loyalty: Everyone to the group but none can match Charles' devotion to Jake.
  • Vague Age: Rosa. She appears to be around Jake and Amy's age (late 20s to early 30s) but is immune to sonic weapons that affect people over a certain age that Jake falls victim to and always looks the same in flashbacks.
  • Villainous Crush: Doug Judy has a massive crush on Rosa, having composed a song about her and has outright said that he wants to father her children.
  • Voice Changeling: Rosa.
  • What You Are in the Dark: When faced with Olivia Crawford as a serious rival for Commissioner, as opposed to three against whom an easy victory is a possibility, Holt reveals publicly reveals that Crawford is only there as a PR stunt. As a man who was denied advancement, he won't stand by and see others denied opportunities.
  • Whole-Plot Reference:
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Pimento. Unless... the kid's a dick.
  • You Do NOT Want to Know: When it comes to Charles and Hitchcock, no one is allowed to ask follow-up questions.