It’s hard seeing Joe Lo Truglia in anything without thinking of him in Wet Hot American Summer so it seemed perfectly natural that he would tell a sad summer camp story in his role as Charles Boyle in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The story comes up when Boyle discovers that he’s been purposely left out of the office texting chain in “The Fugitive” (Season 4, Episode 11-12). Purposely, it turns out, because he once sent so many texts – 97 unanswered in a five-minute span – Amy’s phone vibrated itself off her desk.
“I think it was committing suicide,” she tells Boyle.
Boyle then goes on to say that this isn’t the first time he’s been left out.
“At camp nobody would be friends with me so I had to hang out with the lunch ladies,” he said. “After summer ended they never replied to any of my letters.”
Later, he tells Amy (Melissa Fumero) and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) that he found a slam book the lunch ladies wrote about.
“Your little camp story was the saddest childhood memory I’ve ever heard and I’ve listened to Amy talk about attending the crossing guards jamboree,” Gina says.