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"USPIS" is the 8th episode of Season Two of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired 23rd November 2014 to 3.04 million viewers.

Episode Synopsis[]

While attempting to catch a drug dealer, Jake and Charles reluctantly join forces with the nerdy lead investigator at the United States Postal inspection Service aka USPIS, Jack Danger. Meanwhile, the rest of the team helps Amy quit smoking.


Rosa is leading a task force on "Giggle Pig" drug operations and asks Jake to participate in the force but asks him and Charles to get help from the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) due to the drug operations' use of post boxes.

Terry begins to note Amy acting strangely and soon finds that she has a tobacco addiction due to stress. Terry tries to help her overcome it with the same techniques he used for his overeating addiction but fails. Holt and Gina also try to help her with exercise and a meditation respectively but she still fails to pass it. Holt manages to make her see that she's just being an extreme perfectionist and tells her she should reconsider her issues, making his point by ending a sentence with a dangling preposition and deliberately not correcting himself.

Jake and Charles visit USPIS Agent Jack Danger, who at first impresses Jake with a cool spelled last name, but immediately disappoints him when he reveals his last name is pronounced "Donger". Jack immediately shows himself to be self-righteous and incompetent, believing the USPIS to be superior to the NYPD as well as other federal agencies. During an investigation where the drug is supplied through mailboxes, Danger's ineptitude stops Jake from catching a supplier. When Danger refuses to lend them a list with the suspects unless they go with USPIS's methods, Jake and Charles steal the list and arrest the supplier. However, their actions receive punishment as their case is handed to USPIS. Jake, realizing that this reflects poorly on Rosa, decides to apologize to Danger, who decides to hand back the case, though not without Jake enduring a boring and longwinded lecture about the history of the U.S. Postal Service. The Nine-Nine and USPIS lead a raid on a drug ring and arrest everyone inside, although Danger knocks himself out by the entrance.


Actor Character
Andy Samberg ... Jake Peralta
Stephanie Beatriz ... Rosa Diaz
Terry Crews ... Terry Jeffords
Melissa Fumero ... Amy Santiago
Joe Lo Truglio ... Charles Boyle
Chelsea Peretti ... Gina Linetti
Andre Braugher ... Captain Ray Holt
Dirk Blocker ... Michael Hitchcock
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully
Ed Helms ... Jack Donger
Troy Vincent ... Vic Turring


  • The precinct's extensions list misspells 'Sergeant as 'Sargent'