The Brief: "That's On Me, I Set The Bar Too Low" memes are from a scene of a crossover episode of New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


“That’s On Me, I Set The Bar Too Low” memes come from a special cross-over episode of New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, according to Know Your Meme. In the episode, there is an exchange between Zooey Deschanel’s Jess Day and Andy Samberg’s Detective Jake Peralta. Jess challenges Jake’s validity as a cop.

Jake: “I’m not a thug, I’m police.”
Jess: “Okay, then name one law.”
Jake: “Don’t kill people?”
Jess: “That’s on me, I set the bar too low.”

The meme format has been around for a few years, but recently took off in May 2021 after a version about Spider-Man director Sam Raimi went viral on Reddit.

Many are sharing their own versions on social media.

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Some Twitter users have ditched the template graphic altogether and are writing everything out in a tweet.