After characters like Michael Scott, Ross Geller, and Barney Stinson have become staples in sitcom history, it's time for a change.
Sure, they have funny moments that are bound to invoke some laughs, but their humor is often based off of how degrading they are towards others.
And when you think about why you're laughing...it starts to not be so funny.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine blessed the genre by single-handedly proving that comedy doesn't have to be offensive.
In turn, it created Jake Peralta, the character that blew every other male sitcom lead out of the water.
Why we love Jake Peralta
Jake's humor comes from his ability to find fun in everything he does. He supports his wife unconditionally, doesn't stand for toxic mindsets such as homophobia, and speaks openly about women's rights. He's educated, kind-hearted, and basically the moral compass of the Nine-Nine. Check out 23 examples below!
When he didn't want to hurt the kittens' feelings
After Terry insulted the kittens Jake had to console them and blow them some quick kisses to let them know they were loved. A purer human does not exist.
When he was proud to express his love
Jake Peralta is not afraid of appearing soft. He will happily scream his love for Amy Santiago anytime, anyplace. But can you really blame him? Who isn't in love with Amy Santiago?
When he was a respectful trash talker
Trash talking is not one of Jake's many talents. His insults are always hilarious and light-hearted, even when arresting criminals. He prefers to just be a respectful guy.
When he was a sarcastic icon
Don't ever expect to get a laugh out of Jake Peralta if you're being disrespectful towards women in the process. If that's your idea of funny, the joke's on you.
When he was the complete opposite of "fragile masculinity"
Although it hasn't be specifically adressed in the show, the fandom has always believed Jake to be bisexual, and he very well may be. But regardless of whether he is or not, he's not worried about "being secure in his masculinity" or how admitting that a man is attractive would make him look.
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