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* AGlassInTheHand: After Savant gets hired as the new IT manager, a distrustful Terry makes a very clear warning to him if he ever tries messing with the precinct again. He does this by effortlessly crushing a Magic 8-Ball in his hand, leaving Savant (and Boyle) in both fear and awe of this achievement.

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* BondingOverMissingParents: Boone from the fire department warms up to Peralta the cop after he hears why Jake cares so much for Sal's pizza place. Jake's father was a baseball coach and always took the team to eat pizza after every game, but he left his family... and one of the worst things about it was that he couldn't go with him to Sal's anymore. Turns out Boone's father also left his family.
-->'''Boone:''' Sorr... I'm sorry. I'm sorry that happened to you. I mean, what kind of dad just... Just leaves his son like that? Look, you're... You're a cop and... And I'm a firefighter, but underneath all of it, we're just two boys whose dads abandoned them. And you and I, we're gonna solve this thing, together. Okay?


* CatUpATree: Jake Peralta is getting more and more frustrated that he can't investigate a case of arson because the fire department is in charge. He distracts them with a story about kitten stuck up in a tree.
-->'''Jake:''' These firemen are not moving. We gotta distract 'em. Tell 'em your little boy's cat got stuck up in a tree.\\
'''Charles:''' Ooh, undercover work. I love it. I need more back story. First off, can it be my daughter's cat?\\
'''Jake:''' Okay, but if you get made because of that, it's on you.\\
'''Charles:''' Fine. Let's talk about the cat. Short-hair, long-hair? Tabby?\\
'''Jake:''' Short-hair, calico. The son is adopted. Your wife is in a coma.



* DisappearedDad: It's the episode where we learn Peralta's dad walked out on him and his mom. Turns out Boone had a similar childhood experience.

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* DisappearedDad: DisappearedDad:
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It's the episode where we learn Peralta's dad walked out on him and his mom. mom.
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Turns out Boone from the fire department had a similar childhood experience.experience of his dad leaving the family, and kind of bonds with Jake over it.



* EarAche: One too many petty and snide comments about Diaz's promotion offer sees Santiago on the receiving end of this.

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* EarAche: One too many petty and snide comments about Diaz's promotion offer sees Santiago on the receiving end of this.this as Diaz pulls her ear, and it looks quite painful.



** Similarly to Peralta, Boone also has a DisappearedDad, which apparently explains a lot of his {{Jerkass}} tendencies.

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** Similarly to Peralta, Boone also has a DisappearedDad, Disappeared Dad, which apparently explains a lot of his {{Jerkass}} tendencies.



* JurisdictionFriction: Between the NYPD detectives and the local fire department.

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* JurisdictionFriction: Between the NYPD detectives and the local fire department. In this episode, they argue over who gets to investigate a crime scene of arson.



* YourMom: Boone attempts to defy this when, in a war of words with Peralta, he makes a comment that leaves a perfect opening for a 'Your Mom' joke but then instantly points out that his mother happens to be dead "so let's tread lightly on the response." Peralta, who apparently had one ready to go, finds this unfair.

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* WeNeedADistraction: Jake assigns Charles to tell a story about a cat stuck up in a tree. That should distract the firemen just enough so that he can sneak into the crime scene they are guarding and investigating. It works and Jake gets in, but Boone turns out to be there, too.
* YourMom: Boone attempts to defy this when, in a war of words with Peralta, he makes a comment that leaves a perfect opening for a 'Your Mom' joke but then instantly points out that his mother happens to be dead "so let's tread lightly on the response." Peralta, who apparently had one ready to go, finds this unfair.unfair.
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* BadDate: Santiago admits she wanted to mix up her boring date life, and a FlashbackCut reveals she went out with a magician who used a puff of smoke to appear in front of her in his underwear. She is understandably repulsed.

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* DiggingYourselfDeeper:
-->'''Holt:''' Finish up the paperwork as soon as possible.\\
'''Amy:''' (happily) Your wish is my command!\\
'''Holt:''' No, that was… ''actually'' a command. So, my ''command'' is your command.\\
'''Amy:''' Well… then I guess you still have three of your wishes!\\
'''Rosa:''' You’re not a genie.\\
'''Amy:''' I know that. [[ShuttingUpNow Okay. We’re leaving.]]

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* JerkJock: The firefighters we see seem to have a very "jock" vibe going on, being muscular not-very-smart "bro" types. This is particularly contrasted with Jake and Charles, representing the more 'intellectual' detectives, who are both rather dorky types.


* ShoutOut: A burnt out Brooklyn pizzeria named "Sal's" -- [[DoTheRightThing seem familiar?]]

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* ShoutOut: A burnt out Brooklyn pizzeria named "Sal's" -- [[DoTheRightThing [[Film/DoTheRightThing seem familiar?]]



* YourMom: Boone attempts to defy this when, in a war of words with Peralta, he makes a comment that leaves a perfect opening for a 'Your Mom' joke but then instantly points out that his mother happens to be dead "so let's tread lightly on the response." Peralta, who apparently had one ready to go, finds this unfair.

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* YourMom: Boone attempts to defy this when, in a war of words with Peralta, he makes a comment that leaves a perfect opening for a 'Your Mom' joke but then instantly points out that his mother happens to be dead "so let's tread lightly on the response." Peralta, who apparently had one ready to go, finds this unfair.


* RecruitingTheCriminal: Gina recommends that they hire Savant, the hacker who infected the precinct's computer system with a virus, to act as the IT and computer security guy. Played with, in that Jeffords is skeptical it's a good idea and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that if Savant does anything to misuse his new-found access to the precinct his fate will not be a pleasant one:

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* RecruitingTheCriminal: Gina recommends that they hire Savant, the hacker who infected the precinct's computer system with a virus, to act as the IT and computer security guy. Played with, in that Jeffords is skeptical it's a good idea and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that if Savant does anything to misuse abuse his new-found access to the precinct his fate will not be a pleasant one:


* DonutMessWithACop: The firefighters in "Sal's Pizza" seem to believe this, as most of their insults centre around this trope, despite the fact that we rarely actually see any of the police characters (except for Scully and Hitchcock) eating donuts. This ends up with the firefighters playing a prank on the cops that involves a donut squashed into a file ("[[DontExplainTheJoke Because you're cops!]]"):

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* DonutMessWithACop: The firefighters in "Sal's Pizza" seem to believe this, as most of their insults centre center around this trope, despite the fact that we rarely actually see any of the police characters (except for Scully and Hitchcock) eating donuts. This ends up with the firefighters playing a prank on the cops that involves a donut squashed into a file ("[[DontExplainTheJoke Because you're cops!]]"):



* RecruitingTheCriminal:Gina recommends that they hire Savant, the hacker who infected the precinct's computer system with a virus, to act as the IT and computer security guy. Played with, in that Jeffords is skeptical it's a good idea and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that if Savant does anything to misuse his new-found access to the precinct his fate will not be a pleasant one:

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* RecruitingTheCriminal:Gina RecruitingTheCriminal: Gina recommends that they hire Savant, the hacker who infected the precinct's computer system with a virus, to act as the IT and computer security guy. Played with, in that Jeffords is skeptical it's a good idea and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that if Savant does anything to misuse his new-found access to the precinct his fate will not be a pleasant one:



* SecretTestOfCharacter: Gina is assigned to help Jeffords interview candidates for the precinct's IT manager, only to annoy him by acting like her usual goofy sense; she bugs one candidate about his favourite Jay-Z song until he snaps, gives a clearly nervous candidate a jolt for what seems like no reason, and grosses out a third by flossing her teeth right in front of them. At the end, however, she reveals to him and Holt that she was secretly testing them to see how they'd cope with the kind of pressures that working in a police station would involve -- the short-tempered one would hardly cope well with IT-ignorant cops bugging him for access to their computers, the nervous one wouldn't be able to stand the stresses of working in a police department, and the squeamish one would hardly be able to cope with the kind of disgusting things that might happen in a police station.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: Gina is assigned to help Jeffords interview candidates for the precinct's IT manager, only to annoy him by acting like her usual goofy sense; she bugs one candidate about his favourite favorite Jay-Z song until he snaps, gives a clearly nervous candidate a jolt for what seems like no reason, and grosses out a third by flossing her teeth right in front of them. At the end, however, she reveals to him and Holt that she was secretly testing them to see how they'd cope with the kind of pressures that working in a police station would involve -- the short-tempered one would hardly cope well with IT-ignorant cops bugging him for access to their computers, the nervous one wouldn't be able to stand the stresses of working in a police department, and the squeamish one would hardly be able to cope with the kind of disgusting things that might happen in a police station.


* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Played with, in that in this case the interviewees all seem okay and it's the ''interviewer'' -- Gina -- who's the terrible one. Until the end, when Gina reveals that her antics in fact revealed that, despite apparently being good for the job on the surface, none of the interviewees would have been able to cope with the various stresses and issues of working in a police precinct.

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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Played with, in that in this case the interviewees all seem okay and it's the ''interviewer'' -- Gina -- who's the terrible one. Until the end, when Gina reveals that her antics in fact revealed that, despite apparently being good for the job on the surface, none of the interviewees would have been able to cope with the various stresses and issues of working in a police precinct.precinct.
* YourMom: Boone attempts to defy this when, in a war of words with Peralta, he makes a comment that leaves a perfect opening for a 'Your Mom' joke but then instantly points out that his mother happens to be dead "so let's tread lightly on the response." Peralta, who apparently had one ready to go, finds this unfair.

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* SelfServingMemory: Boone claims to Captain Holt that Jake overstepped his boundaries and started the fight. While the former is true, in reality Boone threw the first punch.


--->'''Peralta:''' What are you two doing here?\\

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--->'''Peralta:''' -->'''Peralta:''' What are you two doing here?\\


'''Peralta:''' ''[Resigned]'' Just ask for the donut, Scully.
-->'''Scully''': Can I have the donut, Jake?

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'''Peralta:''' ''[Resigned]'' Just ask for the donut, Scully.
-->'''Scully''':
Scully.\\
'''Scully''':
Can I have the donut, Jake?

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