In Friends, Joey is the absolute lovable idiot. And in Brooklyn 99, Amy is the overzealous class prefect, the quintessential goody two-shoes who’s a little bit Rossy.
While their roles and personality cement by season 2, you may perhaps find it interesting to note that in both shows’ season 1, their personality seemed less defined.
Joey wasn’t yet an idiot in full bloom. Chandler and Joey’s buddyhood hasn’t quite been established. His physical comedy (the Joey set of faces) hasn’t formed. Quite certainly, when Joey is fleshed out as a terrible actor, playboy, a buddy to Chandler and quite clearly a nitwit, the audience then becomes ready to recieve all Joey jokes.
Amy ‘s character develops more quickly. It didn’t take a whole season. But there were still signatures which required some set up.
In episode 1, Amy started off as a strong girl. Competent, wise-cracking but mature. The key to Amy’s development is her maturity – this qualitiy flies out of the window and she becomes a primary schooler when Cap Holt enters the scene.
The fun thing about Brooklyn 99 is that the characters almost universally primary schoolers in adult skin.
Its detachment from realism nears anime gag level. Speaking of anime, we may think of Amy Santiago as having 2 forms.
The first form is when she’s a goody goody coppy cop. You may imagine her as a normal anime girl here.
But when she butters up to Holt with childish plans, you can chibify her. She becomes a mascot version of her form 1.
Its akin to the Lightning Emperor in Get Backers, who’s the only character in the series who has a chibi form.
Alrighty, Im getting off the bus now, hence this article ends along with my commute. Peace.