The Good Place (2016– )
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Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By 

Michael and Janet take an important journey. Eleanor ponders whether she should share a secret.


Dean Holland


Michael Schur (created by), Andrew Law | 5 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet / Bad Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Marc Evan Jackson ... Shawn
Michael McKean ... Doug Forcett
Bambadjan Bamba ... Bambadjan
Luke Guldan ... Chris Baker
Jama Williamson ... Val
Tiya Sircar ... Vicky
Josh Siegal Josh Siegal ... Glenn
Nicolas Cantu ... Raymond


Michael and Janet, posing as reporters, go to see a man named Doug Forcett in the woods of Alberta, he who long ago discovered the system to get into the Good Place, he knowing deep in his heart it to be the truth for the afterlife. Michael and Janet want to pick Doug's brain in order map an actual blueprint to living a good life to apply to others they are trying to help. But they question in Doug being altruistic to a fault to amass points, does that really make him a good person? Meanwhile, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason are waiting for Michael and Janet in a bar. While Chidi learns to loosen up with Jason's help, Eleanor turns to Tahani for some advice about Chidi. Whether Eleanor will admit her and Chidi's once loving past to him as she believes she is still in love with him has to take a back seat to some other incidents that happen unexpectedly at the bar. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

15 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Tahani did not drop any celebrity name in this episode. See more »


Doug Forcett: I also grow lentils because they require very little water and have the smallest carbon footprint...
Janet: Huh. All he consumes are lentils and radishes.
Michael: No, Janet. He also consumes his own waste. So, everything's fine.
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References Lost: Man of Science, Man of Faith (2005) See more »


Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By
Written by Sharon Rucker
Performed by Cass Elliot
[The song Doug plays as he goes about his morning routine]
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I cannot believe a sitcom pulled this off
31 January 2019 | by MEManganSee all my reviews

Every day, as I watch the world go by, and each daily drama about the he said/she said/they said claims about anything erupt, I get exasperated. Each side makes competing demands about the "right" way to go on any topic.

In fact, almost everything is a trade-off. And those trade-offs depend on what you value.

What do you value? And why? And what is your "score" for the choices you make? Is that score based on your team's metrics--or someone else's? Are those metrics the right metrics? Who decides?

I doff my female-coop-free-trade-gmo-cotton-handwoven cap to the team that pulled this off: an explanation of the fact that our choices are hard to score, for very good reasons. I would not have expected a comedy show to manage this. Well done.

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