“When you mess up the first page of a new journal.” The official Brooklyn Nine-Nine Twitter account posted its own clever Jake Peralta meme. We see Jake when he’s at Holt’s dinner party. He’s hiding in the bathroom trying to dig up an issue of The New Yorker so he’d have something sophisticated to discuss with Kevin.
“Why doesn’t my life always work out perfectly?” he asks himself in exasperation. Because life isn’t perfect. He never finds that issue of The New Yorker. However, it all works out in the end as he mends fences with Kevin. In real life, of course, things don’t always go our way, and we can all relate to Jake at this moment when he’s asking this impossible question.