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The Brooklyn Nine-Nine Scene That People Think Went Too Far

The characters on NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine are known to take risks once in a while for comedic rewards. Most of the time, those risks pay off, with the help of Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg). On top of that, the no-nonsense culture of the Nine-Nine is kept to a dull roar with the help of Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) and Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews). Unfortunately, in one of the first few episodes of the first season, some fans were turned off by a risky scene involving Peralta and a love interest.

At first glance, you might not think twice about the direction of this scene and what the characters are talking about, but when you start to reflect on things a little more, the moment becomes clearly disturbing. Even in a comedic sitcom, this is one subject that some fans think shouldn't be touched. And the worst part is how the show tried to act like this illegal and disgusting hobby is something people do casually.

This is the Brooklyn Nine-Nine scene that people think went too far.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine tried to play necrophilia for laughs

On a Buzzfeed list of times when TV shows went too far, user kamcalste points to season 1, episode 4 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, titled "M.E. Time." In it, Peralta finds himself going out with Dr. Rossi (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), who is the medical examiner working on a case led by Peralta's trusty sidekick, Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio). The investigation is delayed because Peralta keeps getting tangled with Dr. Rossi and her sexual fantasies. The only problem is, these sexual fantasies are dark, twisted, and crossing the line.

As Peralta explains the situation with his coworkers, he details her fetishes, which primarily consist of necrophilia fantasy. At first, Dr. Rossi puts ice cubes on Peralta's lips to make them colder, and then she feels his chest and tells him she wants to see what's in there. Eventually, in what kamcalste calls "a really gross scene," Peralta gets caught up in the situation and plays along, ending up on the floor pretending to be dead. By the end of it, they are entirely role-playing necrophilia. Dr. Rossi even asks Peralta how long he's been dead, to which he replies four days. This disgusts Dr. Rossi because by then, the body would be bloated and smelly, suggesting she is taking this fantasy way too seriously.

Once you take a step back and look at this episode for what it really is, it's creepy. The show tries to spin it as another one of the hilarious dilemmas Peralta has to get himself out of, but this one is a little darker than that. Necrophilia is highly illegal and can lead to years of prison, not to mention psychological damage. Maybe Brooklyn Nine-Nine should stick to solving crimes and not crossing the line with necrophilia jokes.