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Top 10 Hilarious Brooklyn Nine-Nine Running Gags

VO: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Selina Antonucci
Top 10 Hilarious Brooklyn Nine-Nine Running Gags Yas for the Nine-Nine! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Hilarious Brooklyn Nine-Nine Running Gags. These gags are jokes that frequently crop up throughout the series and have us in stitches every time. We’re not including catchphrases or funny quotes like “bingpot” and “noice” because that’s a list for another day. Written by Selina Antonucci
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Top 10 Hilarious Brooklyn Nine-Nine Running Gags



Yas for the Nine-Nine! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Hilarious Brooklyn Nine-Nine Running Gags.



These gags are jokes that frequently crop up throughout the series and have us in stitches every time. We’re not including catchphrases or funny quotes like “bingpot” and “noice” because that’s a list for another day.







#10: Holt and Wuntch Feud


There’s no love lost between these two. Holt and Wuntch go way back, and used to get along until Wuntch allegedly sabotaged Holt’s shot at a promotion. Even though The War On Wuntch persisted through seasons two and three, the shade thrown between both characters is iconic and among the most frequently quoted by fans of the show. It’s also fun to see that no one can get a rise out of Holt like Madeline Wuntch; even when others tell Holt to take the high road, he just can’t resist. Hopefully Wuntch makes a comeback soon, because we can’t get enough of the barbs and pettiness sparked by this feud.





#9: Gina’s Dancing


To quote the flawless Gina Linetti, “Dance. Dance. DANNNCCCE!” Aside from her merciless jabs, insightful observations and obsession with her phone and social media, dancing is a big part of Gina’s life. We wish we had her confidence to dance without shame, especially around coworkers. You’d think that she’d be too busy to bust moves because of her job, but this is Gina we’re talking about. She always manages to slip away; whether it’s to test the acoustics in the men’s bathroom, practice her routine in the evidence room, or get up to some other mischief. One thing is guaranteed, though: no matter what, Gina is always up for some dancing.





#8: Boyle’s Food Obsession


There’s always that one coworker that professes to be a foodie, but Charles Boyle brings it to another level. His expansive knowledge makes him useful with restaurant suggestions and solving problems when the 99 is in a bind, like when his sensitive palate helped crack the arson case of Sal’s pizzeria. With such great knowledge comes a downside, however, as Boyle’s unsolicited weekly email blasts of various eateries and questionable culinary explorations have grossed out colleagues and led to food poisoning, among other unpleasant side effects.





#7: The Pontiac Bandit


The Pontiac Bandit, AKA Doug Judy, is Jake’s arch nemesis; a con-artist known for stealing more than two hundred Pontiacs. Doug Judy appears in each season and outsmarts Jake every time with increasingly elaborate plans to avoid the long arm of the law. Each time they cross paths, Jake insists that they’re not friends, but inevitably the two end up cracking jokes and making references. The chemistry between the cop and thief is undeniable, and would definitely make Charles boil with jealousy. Even though Doug Judy appears when he needs help from Jake, The Pontiac Bandit always ends up having the last laugh. Is it bad that we root for him? He’s just so likeable!



#6: Robot Captain


Meep, morp! Word of advice, if you’re going to make fun of someone from work, make sure they’re not around to see it. Jake’s “robot captain” backfires when Holt overhears and embarrasses him, stating that his impression needs work. Nevertheless, Jake continues to challenge Holt throughout the series, poking fun at the captain’s lack of emotion and absolute adherence to rules. Yet under that expressionless exterior, Holt is in fact a person with flaws and feelings…he’s just quite formal to the point that Twitter mistakes his account for a bot.





#5: Hitchcock & Scully


Seriously, how are Hitchcock and Scully still on the force? While we could pinpoint specific shenanigans like Hitchcock always finding a reason to go shirtless, these two veteran detectives are basically living, and slightly out of breath, running gags. Though considered the weakest links of the precinct because of how clueless they can be, in more recent seasons they have had their shining moments, helping the team out in startling ways. They might be the most senior members of the 99, but their slapstick gags never get old.





#4: Terry Loves Yogurt


Sergeant Terry Jeffords loves many things, but the one constant is his deep affection for yogurt. Like crunchy granola mixed into a fresh fruit yogurt parfait, this running joke is lovingly sprinkled across all seasons. While Terry often states his obsession with yogurt in third person, other members from the precinct echo the same statement. Terry’s love for the delightful snack is also a weakness and has been used against him, as seen in season five’s Halloween heist when he’s treated to yogurt several times, unaware that each yogurt cup has a tiny tracker to monitor his whereabouts. Let’s hope no one messes with Terry’s yogurt in the future.





#3: Halloween Heist


What started off as a challenge for Jake to steal Captain Holt’s Medal of Valor has evolved into a capture the flag-esque competition, with every character scheming and backstabbing each other in hilariously over the top ways. Over the seasons, the Halloween Heist has become increasingly elaborate and full of complicated plans, shocking double crosses, and fun callbacks. As unpredictable as it is funny, the heist winner is almost always a surprise, which adds an element of suspense to an already engaging running joke.





#2: Die Hard References


Let’s be honest, Jake referencing and quoting Die Hard is as natural as breathing. This running gag is consistently mentioned throughout the show to the point where the characters have even recreated iconic moments from the 1988 action flick. These include Homeland agent Kendrick shooting Jake with a gun he had duct-taped to his back, and Jake jumping off the roof Die Hard style. Jake’s love for the movie is so profound, he’s annoyed his coworkers enough that they know the movie verbatim. Die Hard even featured at Jake’s wedding, with Nakatomi Plaza serving as the cake.





Before we reveal our top pick, here are our honorable mentions:



Boyle’s Terrible Phrasing





Holt and Grammar





Amy Embarrassing Herself in Front of Captain Holt





#1: Amy’s Sex Tape Title


Essentially the equivalent of “that’s what she said”, Jake can’t resist poking fun at Amy’s choice of words and her love life. He also uses it as a means of lifting the mood by making Amy the butt of the joke. It’s happened so often that even Amy occasionally beats Jake to the punch. The joke has evolved along with Amy and Jake’s relationship, changing from an immature put down to an endearing joke shared between the couple. Aww, character development. So sweet.
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