Sitcoms come and sitcoms go, but when they're as successful as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the memories can last forever.
Who doesn't remember the first time they heard Raymond Holt's robotic mannerisms? Or witnessing Jake Peralta's childish tendencies in disbelief? Or Terry Jeffords' insisting on referring to himself in third-person? Well, probably anyone that's viewed the series in some capacity, as these traits are indefinitely glued to the referenced characters.
These traits are so well remembered because not only did they bring hilarity along with them, they helped define the characters with distinctive personalities as a way to differentiate them from one another. The main cast - except for Gina - all had something interesting, memorable or endearing to bring to the table. As a matter of fact, practically every character in the initial season did.
But what about Trudy Judy's hilarity when it comes to constantly talking about her rear end? Or David Santiago's exuberant, glowing smile?
If you don't remember them for these tropes, you can't be blamed as the seasons that came after the unprecedentedly successful first outing just gradually brought more and more wet driftwood to what at first seemed to be blazing a trail. Today, you're about to discover just who the worst of the worst really were.
10. The Swedes
It may seem ironic that with a title such as "Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 10 Worst Characters Who Appeared After Season 1" that two of the characters - within this one segment - aren't really characters at all. Instead, being a combination of plot device and avatars of bad representation, the eponymous Swedes, who share their name with the actual episode which features them, raise more questions than answers.
Why is American television obsessed with stereotypes?
Who came up with the concept of just having an episode where two Swedish people outdo everything that two American cops do?
Why is it just like the Hollywood movies, where the Americans have to prevail at the end of it all?
Why not get two actors who can actually pull off a convincing Swedish accent?
It may seem like an unjust imbuement of critique, but on the surface, you could take the template of this episode and replace the Swedes with any sort of human being that you can think of and the story will remain ultimately the exact same. It feels more like a cheap way to poke fun at a nationality for absolutely no reason other than some very underwhelming humour. There's no satire, there's nothing intelligent to be said, and essentially there was just no need to randomly pick on Swedish people. Weird concept, strange execution and just an irrational canonical entry altogether.