The Good Place (2016–2020)
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Employee of the Bearimy 

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Michael and Jason hatch a plan. Eleanor learns firsthand the difficulties of running the neighborhood.


Michael Schur (created by), Joe Mande


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Marc Evan Jackson ... Shawn
Tiya Sircar ... Vicky
Jason Mantzoukas ... Derek Hofstetler
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ... Simone Garnett
Brandon Scott Jones ... John Wheaton
Benjamin Koldyke ... Brent Norwalk (as Ben Koldyke)
Patrick Cox ... Rufus
Joe Mande ... Todd Hemple
Deb Hiett ... Wanda




Janet being held hostage at the Bad Place is at the center of everything that is happening. Michael, with a rough outline of a plan, and Jason are on their way to the Bad Place to rescue her, no one at the Bad Place knowing that Michael, Jason and the others have uncovered Bad Janet's deception, she who Eleanor and Tahani have confined. Michael's plan is only complicated by, discovering on their arrival, Vicky's latest torture project. Back at the neighborhood, Eleanor and Tahani have to keep it running in the absence of the real Janet, which means keeping the four humans preoccupied away from the neighborhood without realizing why they've been sent away. While Eleanor and Tahani have their specific roles, they have to bring in Derek in to take care of his and Janet's "babies" in the neighborhood, which may be easier said than done for Derek. In the process, Tahani questions not only her utility with her task, but her utility as a truly contributing person to societal good. Written by Huggo

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When John Wheaton (Brandon Scott Jones) is talking about magical movies, he talks about a movie with Sarah Michelle Geller as a chef...he's describing the movie Simply Irresistible (1999). See more »


Eleanor Shellstrop: Babe, we need these humans to stay happy and occupied, all right? So just pump 'em full of champagne and those tiny little sandwiches, and keep 'em dazzled.
Tahani Al-Jamil: Of course, though I'd never serve finger sandwiches at a lake house. I mean, what am I? Welsh?
Eleanor Shellstrop: [frowns] Are you? I don't know. No, right?
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References Finding Forrester (2000) See more »

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8.5//great following
1 November 2019 | by jowsazevedoSee all my reviews

I Don t understand why season 4's episodes is so medium in pontuations, I liked this episode.

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24 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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