The 9 Best Catchphrases From Mike Schur Comedies

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Originally said by: Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Best used when things definitely, really aren’t cool.

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“Holy motherforking shirtballs!”

Originally said by: Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)

For when you really need to swear, but your current situation requires some linguistic creativity. Or, y’know, you’re actually in the Bad/Good Place.

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“I hate everything”

Originally said by: Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)

Have you already eaten all your food and you have a very long day ahead of you and everything sucks? Ron Swanson has the perfect line for that.

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Originally said by: Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

An exclamation of exultation. Combination of “bingo” and “jackpot.” It’s “taking off,” according to Boyle.

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“Treat yo’ self”

Originally said by: Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle (Parks and Recreation)

For when you want something that’s a little out of your typical price range… but you’ve earned it.

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This is the Bad Place!”

Originally said by: Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)

For when everything is awful and you just know you’re not living in The Good Place.

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“The wooooooorst”

Originally said by: Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (Parks and Recreation)

For when you’re trying to insult someone, but you need to do it in a singsongy voice.

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“Don’t be suspicious…”

Originally said by: Mona-Lisa and Jean-Ralphio Saperstein (in series finale outtakes) (Parks and Recreation)

Are you trying not to be suspicious, but also sort of trying to break into song? Then quote Mona-Lisa and Jean-Ralphio.

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“Ya basic”

Originally said by: Eleanor Shellstrop (The Good Place)

A totally devastating human insult. Even a demon should be devastated by it.

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From “Bingpot!” to “ya basic,” characters on Michael Schur’s comedies — Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place and Parks and Recreation — certainly know how to turn a catchy phrase… often one that lingers in the pop culture lexicon for years to come.

Click through our gallery above for the quotes from Schur’s characters we can’t stop referencing.