50 forking amazing facts from The Good Place Podcast Season 1

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Photo Credit: The Good Place/NBC, Acquired From NBCUniversal Media Village
Photo Credit: The Good Place/NBC, Acquired From NBCUniversal Media Village /

Chapter 13: “Michael’s Gambit”

Guests: Michael Schur, Series Creator

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Fun Facts:

  • The Good Place was partially inspired by the Christopher Nolan film Memento.
  • In the Season 1 finale, Eleanor tries to stay one step ahead by shoving a note directing her to ‘find Chidi’ into Janet’s mouth. Schur admits that it took awhile to find the right breadcrumb for Eleanor to leave, stating that the writing team considered leaving a note behind the wall of clowns as an alternative to Janet’s non-human mouth safe.
  • Schur points out that Michael’s mantra in his new neighborhood was that there is “no torture too small” for the demons to enact upon the humans.
  • Adding to the tiny tortures, the numbers in the “Good Place” don’t really mean anything. We mentioned that the neighborhood number of 12358W was based on the Fibonacci sequence in an earlier slide, and Schur also states that the number 322 – a reference to the Skull and Bones society at Yale – repeats a lot within the series. But guess what? None of it actually means anything, because it’s just another series of tiny tortures for the humans. So take caution in reading too closely for meaning within episodes The Good Place. You might just be falling into a demon’s trap.

‘The Good Place’ returns to NBC on September 27th.