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It seems to boil down to "I like/dislike Andy Samberg's brand of humor." I don't know how much of the writing he does but any scene involving Jake gets the Samberg treatment, and it soaks through to most of the scenes without him. If the camera were suddenly to switch back to him with Justin Timberlake alongside and both with beards and sunglasses, it wouldn't be at all incongruous.
It's also a little painful to watch Terry Crews wasted on a buffoon character and Andre Braugher on a one-note martinet, plus Chelsea Peretti doesn't seem to be transitioning well from standup to script. Maybe Gina Linetti just is not a good fit for her, or maybe Gina is just a badly drawn character who would embarrass any performer.