The Good Place

Janet(s) - S3-E9

Corrected entry: They say that no-one has got into the Good Place in 521 years, but in the Pilot Eleanor is told by Michael that all the US presidents are in the Bad Place except for Lincoln. He's not lying - Abe Lincoln's name is also put on the chalk board when they are coming up with people to be the first to go through the system (season 4 episode 11). (00:13:08)

Correction: In the pilot episode, Michael was lying, which was the whole point. And the reason his name (along with everyone else) is there is because he's in the Bad Place. There is no mistake.


Michael's Gambit - S1-E13

Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the episode, we are treated to Michael's memory of being an Architect and being given his first assignment. At first, they use ambiguous language that doesn't specify whether the memory is taking place in the Good Place or the Bad Place (although no demon in this show would be as nice as Dave was). At the end of the memory, Michael looks to a restricted area with a sign reading "Architects Only", indicating this is the good place. Now we all know Michael is NOT an Architect, but he has a memory of being one. We also know that this is not a deception, as the scene takes place entirely in Michael's head and is not a story he's telling humans. (00:00:01 - 00:01:10)

Correction: Michael was in fact promoted to Architect. Both the Bad Place and the Good Place have Architects. There was no deception in the fact that this was Michael's first neighborhood that he created after being promoted, it was just a Bad Place neighborhood. And they have shown demons being polite to each other at times.


Season 3 generally

Corrected entry: In the beginning, season 1, Chidi says that the good place translates a language for the other person to understand and he says he is speaking French to Eleanor, however in season 3 they return back to earth to see if they change to be good, and when they meet again they all speak English to each other on earth. It can't be that reality's changed, because it's made clear they're meant to operate with no interference and have nothing in common beyond the Good Place, so there's no reason to make it easier for them to communicate. (00:08:25)

Catherine Roberts

Correction: Chidi spoke/speaks English on Earth and he has taught ethics in several countries, including Australia. But since he was raised in Senegal, French is his primary language. The fact that Chidi was speaking French and it was translated to English (or that English was translated into French for him) was only done to trick everyone into thinking they're in the Good Place.


What's My Motivation - S1-E11

Corrected entry: In this episode we learn that to earn points Eleanor needs to have the correct motivation, and doing good things so that she can get into the good place is having corrupt motivations. However when we meet Doug in a later episode he's shown to be a "model human" yet everything he does is so that he doesn't go to the bad place. This doesn't make sense, as his motivations should be corrupt by knowing about the good place at all.

Max Thompson

Correction: I disagree, I think that because his theories weren't confirmed, he has the same chance of getting in as anyone else. There are plenty of other people that do good things because they want better treatment in the afterlife.

The episode makes it clear that Doug is convinced his theory is correct and he even says something along the lines of "I need to do good to get into the good place" (not a direct quote). To Doug his theory is confirmed and that should be enough to corrupt his motivations.

Max Thompson

I agree. Doug's motivations for doing good things, are based on the belief that doing good things gets him into the good place. But that's all it is, a belief. Eleanor actually knows the truth and it's only after death, and after the fear of eternal torture, that she tries to be a better person. As for Doug's point total, I think he was so focused on not losing points that he became a passive hermit who rarely did anything. And by not doing anything, there were very few options to earn points.

immortal eskimo

Correction: Which explains why, as we later find out, his point total is nowhere near good enough to reach the Good Place. His good deeds are offset by his corrupted motivations.

That's not what happened at all. His good deeds aren't off-set by corrupt motivations, they're off-set by unintended consequences of good actions, which is why nobody was getting into the Good Place. Doing a good thing, like buying flowers for a loved one gave the expected positive points, but earned negative points for everything associated with the farming, raising, and selling of the flower.


No, Shaun said that because the good place was impossible to get in and it even said no-one arrived at the good place in 500 years.

Correction: The reason Eleanor's motivation is corrupt and not Doug's is because Eleanor was already dead, and knew definitely of the consequences. Though Doug's theory was correct he had no way of knowing what would truly happen if he didn't do good. It is the same with other religions, though Doug was correct in his theory, it still was only a theory that could not be proven. He went to Doug because he knew for certain Doug would be the one person on Earth whose points should have been extremely high.

Except Tahani went to the Bad Place despite all the good she did because her motivations were corrupt. Her corrupt motivations shouldn't have been a factor if it's not a factor for Doug. And Tahani wasn't even trying to get into the Good Place like Doug was.


Leap to Faith - S2-E8

Other mistake: When Michael walks into his office and sees Shawn, Michael is wearing a wedding ring. Looks like he forgot to take it off prior to shooting the scene. (01:00:00)

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Trivia: From the beginning, the show was envisioned to have a four-season arc, and the creators had no intention of making further seasons.


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Answer: No, he is fictional. The joke is that, despite being handsome and charming, Larry Hemsworth is so overshadowed by his brothers that nobody else has heard of him and he feels like a failure.

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