The Good Place season 1 blooper reel features lots of bad language that the characters would never be allowed to forkin’ say. While lots of movies and TV shows have dealt with the concept of an afterlife, few have done so in as creative and humorous a fashion as The Good Place. Created by Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), The Good Place premiered on NBC last fall, earning widespread critical raves. While not a ratings smash, The Good Place’s 1.4 average also made it the fourth highest rated scripted series on the network.
While The Good Place never specifically uses the words heaven and hell, the titular place and its bad counterpart essentially serve as modern interpretations of those otherworldly realms. The central premise of the series is that lead character Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) was sent to the good place by accident, after living a life of selfishness and debauchery. Not wanting to be found out and sent to the bad place, Eleanor makes a sincere effort to become a better person, aided by new friend Chidi (William Jackson Harper).
The Good Place season 1 ended on quite the ingenious twist, one which has since enabled the recently premiered season 2 to continue shaking up its format and rebooting its characters. Said twist won’t be spoiled here, for the benefit of those who might have yet to check out the show. That said, one of the funniest aspects of season 1 was that those residing in the good place weren’t allowed to swear, and any attempt to do so was censored via a soundalike word. This annoyed Eleanor to no end, but as seen in the season 1 blooper reel – included above – Bell and the rest of the cast clearly had no such restrictions when making the series.
One thing that the above blooper reel makes clear is that much of the on-set hijinks were spurred on by co-star Ted Danson, who portrays the perpetually stressed out Michael, the architect of the “neighborhood” that Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) find themselves residing in for eternity. Despite being the most experienced member of the cast by far, Danson has no qualms about cracking up the cast and crew, and keeping the mood light.
For anyone intrigued enough by the above montage of hilarity to want to experience The Good Place for themselves, season 1 is currently available to stream on Netflix, while new season 2 episodes arrive on Hulu the day after air. No word on if watching it increases one’s “point value.”
The Good Place season 2 airs Thursdays at 8:30 on NBC.
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