Woke ‘B99’ Scenes That Preached About Important Issues



Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s popularity has increased over the past few months.

The show deserves this recognition from all over the world. Not only do they have viral funny clips, they are also famous for their unabashed representation of various issues from personal to political.

1. Racial Profiling

Racial profiling is defined as the use of race or ethnicity as a standard for suspecting of offense or even arresting them. The condition that the US is in has especially been in a perilous state. With news going around of blatant racial profiling, people have grown to be more cautious of the potential dangers of both parties.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has successfully portrayed this issue in one of its episodes called ‘Moo Moo.’ This is arguably the most important scene in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Sergeant Terry Jeffords was walking outside his house one evening in search for his daughter’s stuffed toy. A fellow police officer in full uniform had gone up to him cautiously and aggressively. Jeffords hadn’t brought his badge and worn his uniform at that time as he wasn’t there for work. However, the fact still remains that a police officer had attempted to arrest him simply by his physical appearance.

2. LGBT Representation

Brooklyne Nine-Nine is also known for its diverse cast, not only in terms of ethnicity. One of the show’s most apparent outstanding quality is its representation for the LGBT+ community. Two of the major characters are gay. However, it doesn’t stop at that novelty. The manner in which they represent the characters don’t take on a stereotypical route. It doesn’t fetishize the characters for their sexual attractions. Furthermore, they don’t sugarcoat the struggles that the community faces until today. Acceptance both in work environment and within families is still difficult. And the show has displayed this struggle well enough to receive a number of praises and commendations.

3. Toxic Masculinity

Moreover, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is known for its subversion of the police officer stereotype. Especially with how the police force is portrayed, the male characters in the show are expected to exhibit similar machismo. However, the characters beg to differ. Throughout the show, major characters such as Jake Peralta, Charles Boyle, and Terry Jeffords continuously act in opposition to toxic masculinity. They are not afraid to display emotions and vulnerability. Toxic masculinity says that men should always assert dominance through violence and aggression. However, these characters find strength in acknowledging weaknesses. Thus, the characters are easy to empathize with through this openness. It comes as no surprise that fans have grown to love them.

4. Healthy Romantic Relationships

The show does not only display macro-level issues of society, but also personal concerns. One of which is relationships. One of the most famous pairings in the show is that of Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago, two of the best detectives of their precinct.  At first, they have a competitive relationship as to who would solve the most cases. This love-hate relationship has naturally bloomed into a romantic one. What makes this important and special is that the show does not create unnecessary drama for their relationship to be interesting and fun. Their relationship shows that you don’t need grand romantic gestures to show someone you love them. Sometimes, love is quiet. It’s that silent reassurance of the love and trust between the two.

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