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  • greetings mother factors my name is Sam and congratulations you've made it to

  • the good place everything is fine and by the good place I mean the goodest place

  • in the internet right now the 101 facts YouTube channel I'll be providing you

  • with 101 cactuses I mean fact sorry about arguably the most underrated show

  • on TV I am of course referring to the good place the only show that brings

  • together the usually very separate Kristen Bell and Ted Danson fandoms

  • lovely but is the good place actually a good place is Eleanor really that bad

  • is anyone really impressed by hearing me pose ridiculously open-ended existential

  • and ethical dilemmas are they too light or three those questions are going to be

  • answered so hand me the cactus grab your soul mate and let's ask Janet about 101

  • facts about the good place we're gonna have a good time on the time knife

  • number one the good place is a fantasy comedy originally created by Michael

  • Shure that was marketed for Netflix in 2016 and is due to hit its finale in its

  • fourth and final season which is set to premiere on September 26th 2019 number 2

  • in case you haven't heard of it before the good place is a heavenly utopia that

  • provides an eternal happiness to all the good people in it how lovely

  • it's run by its architect Michael who oversees all of the inhabitants of the

  • good place and ensures that everything is fine sounds like all you can ask for

  • if you ask me though in the States for jennifer lawrence's would be great

  • number three the bad place is as you can imagine the polar opposite of the good

  • place entry into the bad place is pretty easy and here's how it works the

  • decisions you make in life are tated up to an overall rating taking into account

  • things like your motivations and the consequences of your actions upon the

  • universe I'm sure most of us would qualify for a spot in the bad place as

  • the name suggests the bad place ensures a hellish existence for the people who

  • inhabit it as they are tortured non-stop by mortal beings and bad janet's who

  • seem to enjoy their roles a little too much number for right and wrong yin and

  • yang red and green everything has an opposite and the self-proclaimed goal of

  • the show is to find out what that middle ground is and if there is a middle

  • ground after all or does it even matter it's a pretty heavy sitcom it's what I'm

  • saying and it deals with big philosophical questions number 5

  • Michael sure came up with the show's concept based on his cynical habit of

  • berating people with points cause when they annoyed him if people

  • did bad things like cut him off in traffic or I don't know throw trash on

  • the floor he would give them negative points inside his own head I imagine not

  • out loud because that I mean Samak a maniac number six prior to creating the

  • show Michael sure discussed the world-building aspect with Damon

  • Lindelof the exact producer of lost is if there's one guy you want to ask about

  • building a world that people love with an ending people enjoy it's the maker of

  • lost number 7 as you may have already guessed Michael Schur was an English

  • major and took only three philosophy classes something which he now regrets

  • as he now has a keen interest in the topic like cheating in the build-up to

  • the show he research will adjust understandings of the afterlife but came

  • to the conclusion that the show would be about ethics and not religion sauce

  • Jesus number eight the show that leftovers was a huge inspiration for

  • sure when creating the show so much so that he occasionally leaves Easter eggs

  • in the good place to pay homage to it however sure delights in telling us that

  • he won't actually tell us where those Easter eggs are so get looking folks

  • number nine Michael Schur admitted that the good place also share similarities

  • to another dystopian show West world the robots in worst of all develop an

  • understanding of their own consciousness in a similar way to how Janet slowly

  • discovers hers I doubt there was any copycat tree here though public catch

  • was definitely a word right as the good place finished shooting before Westworld

  • aired number 10 the Shia ain't your normal sitcom it's highly serialized

  • with strong story arcs and cliff hangers at the end of each episode as well as

  • one big overarching story sure had initially mentioned in interviews that

  • he has a seven season arc planned out for the show however this turned out to

  • be untrue number eleven in other interviews the creators of the show said

  • they've always known there would be a four season arc they played us guys they

  • played us number twelve Ted Danson's character Michael is apparently named

  • after an arc angel in an interview with vulture the brain box behind the show

  • sure said the character's name was inspired by a walk he took around the

  • not true diamond Paris and not a form of intentional meta commentary about Tim

  • being the curator of the show because his name is Michael as well keep up guys

  • number 13 in the original casting announcements the character of tehani

  • was actually named tester just think well a different show

  • would have number fourteen Janet actually started

  • life as a kiosk Asher imagined her to be in all-knowing box information Bharti

  • changed his mind and then believed and all-knowing humanoid not a robot would

  • fit the role better that's a weird coincidence I'd started my life as an

  • ATM until Michael sure gave me this body damn you Michael number 15 Berlin Danson

  • were attached to the project at a very early stage and at interviews they'd

  • mentioned the prospect of working with each other and of course Michael sure

  • was a major reason for signing up in the first place number 16 William Jackson

  • Harper who plays Cheney put all his cactuses into one basket for this show

  • in fact he was very very close to quitting acting all together and so

  • considered the pilot season four when the good place audition came around as

  • his last one he says this made him far more relaxed because he could just enjoy

  • it as the stakes were comparatively low ironically for the guy who played GD I

  • guess he said his relaxed attitude helped get him the part number 17

  • William Jackson Harper had no idea what he was auditioning for in an interview

  • with GQ he said he was given fake scripts by sher and the other producers

  • and played a guy called Chris which and let me check my literature here it's not

  • the same as Chiddy number 18 Jameela Jamil plays to Hani and she by the way

  • is hot all English people are actually like him your life here's something to

  • consider though she got her role on the good place without any prior acting

  • experience at all which hey so be like about that but it's good news for me I

  • can finally share a set with my love number 19 before suddenly lurching into

  • acting Jamil was actually an experienced london-based DJ in fact she probably

  • still is she hosted on BBC Radio 1 for a number of years before being dropped

  • into the deep end of Hollywood acting number 20 indeed Jamil is actually a

  • history maker having become the very first solo female radio one host on

  • their chart show mazelTov smashed them ceilings Jamil

  • number 21 in what's quite a weird move when you've been chosen for a job - Mila

  • begged Michael Schur to reconsider her casting according to Digital Spy she

  • says it's because and I quote here she didn't want to make an absolute o can't

  • say that word breast of herself that's what happened when I started yet Here I

  • am a veritable of online fact-based YouTube

  • personalities fear me number 22 Oh Jamil took a long time to warm to her

  • character of to Hani in an interview with build she says that she finds the

  • character entirely insufferable and baited it from someone she knows in

  • England be fair tunneling meiyan appears morgan would drive me crazy to number 23

  • mani Jacinto who plays Jason was a hip hop dancer before becoming an actor so

  • many career shifts from this cast I wonder if I'll become an actor or an

  • acting astronauts number 24 mani Jacinto stated that the role of Jason was

  • actually much more appealing on the basis that it broke Asian stereotypes of

  • Asian characters always being super intelligence which I don't have spoil

  • anything but Jason is quite the opposites I think we're in the bad place

  • number 25 Jacinto told the New York Times that he based the character on

  • some guy he met in high school as well as an unknown YouTube video that he

  • doesn't want to mention but I won't be talking about me because we are pretty

  • similar number 26 Darcy Cardin plays Janet on the good

  • place and as she may expect her audition was pretty weird

  • there was no mention of her being an all-powerful omniscient omnipresent

  • afterlife based robot but instead in the audition she had to be a kind helpful

  • woman who worked a hotline for people calling up with broken dolls number 27

  • despite Janet having a singular name like send a UPS or seal or share or Bob

  • Darcy Cardin is sometimes referred to as Janet dela D'Annunzio the reason for

  • that is because when the show was first announced the press release claimed that

  • Darcy Cardinal would be playing Janet della DiNunzio a violin salesperson with

  • a checkered past well that's an out to be a huge lied in

  • there number 28 sure kept the cast in the dark with much of the storyline with

  • the original announcements giving away little as to what the series would

  • consist of it's a good thing too it's a well-known fact of one of the best ways

  • to improve an actor's performance is to provide them with barely any information

  • about their job and play mind games with them number 29 the series is filmed at

  • the Universal Studios in Hollywood and the village exteriors were primarily

  • shot in the little Europe back lot other locations including the Chinese garden

  • and the beach scenes were filmed at leo carrillo state beach in Malibu and at

  • the Huntington collection in batana gardens in San Marino California that's

  • where I assumed that Janet stores her never-ending supply of gym no collosseum

  • Bieri in him or cacti to me in you number 30 Michael may seem all Ted

  • Danson II but he is not to be trifled with Michael has multiple powers and is

  • an immortal being he just can't die the only feasible way

  • he could be killed is by what's called the eternal shriek he can also see in

  • nine different dimensions can erase memories of any deceased humans alter

  • reality and construct any kind of simulation he wants I wonder if he could

  • come and alter our reality cos he could really do with it number 31 Michael

  • makes things happen by clicking his fingers you know all Faneuil style

  • similar to cue from the show sci-fi counterpart Star Trek The Next

  • Generation Q is also innominate immortal that's been around since the beginning

  • of time let me try something hang on that'll work one day number 32 the first

  • episode of the show attracted 8.0 four million viewers to put that in

  • perspective that's roughly double the population of Moldova that's a

  • two-in-one fact you just received there and no need to thank me

  • actually maybe you could by clicking that like button number 33 there's a

  • hell of a lot of Froyo in heaven apparently which is good news for those

  • who like to brew and ice cream but bad news for those who are lactose

  • intolerant sorry gang but the sheer variety of flavors is worth mentioning

  • here as if you look very carefully you can see a big list which includes

  • raspberry sorbet Maine lobster the perfect high five potato chip canceled

  • plans skinny dipping empty inbox Stardust and a full cellphone battery I

  • like mine with sprinkles number 34 the show has plenty of catchphrases and

  • curse alterations that are used frequently in everyday life by fans your

  • mother-fucking right they are however what some don't realize is when Eleanor

  • says pobody's nerfect burnt actually of reference to the Simpsons specifically

  • episode 16 of season 6 so have that shirt number 35 in the safe which Jason

  • suffocated in spoiler alert there ish well we know he's dead anyway there's a

  • direct nod to what it mike shirts other successful shows Parks and Recreation

  • you can see the safe is a Swanson safe a reference to Ron Swanson acara 2 from

  • Parks and Rec who has in the past made safes number 36 mark Evan Jackson and

  • Meredith Monroe who plays Sean and Mindy respectively both have very

  • small roles in Jumanji welcome to the jungle Monroy who plays the teacher who

  • puts Bethany in detention and Jackson plays the principal apparently the

  • casting team at the good place really appreciate actors who give good dickish

  • teacher number 37 according to sure the flashback to

  • Eleanor walking through the grocery store that we see in the penultimate

  • episode of the first series had Frank Sinatra's my way playing in the

  • background to present touristy most selfish person in the world not so

  • coincidentally the show aired the night before the inauguration of

  • he-who-must-not-be-named to which his first dance was you guessed

  • it my way sometimes those coincidences hit real hard number 38 particular

  • perceptive viewers of the episode would have noticed that Donnie was on the

  • cover of a magazine seen just before and Anna massively over shares to the

  • checkout worker prior to her untimely demise aren't references fun it's like a

  • little in joke between you in the show come by having friends but not quite

  • number 39 Lesley Grossman who plays Eleanor's

  • mother in the show it's actually only nine years older than Kristen Bell ah

  • the magic of TV and also the crushing lack of access to roles for all the

  • women it's a real problem guys I mean people my part of the problem number

  • forty the only people who knew about the big old twistarooni at the end of season

  • one were dancin and bell and spoiler alerts here in case you haven't seen it

  • but i imagine you have seen it which is why you're watching this so last chance

  • to get off the fact that the finales big reveal didn't get leaked is somewhat of

  • a miracle as Danson apparently did a horrific job of keeping a secret

  • he since admitted that he divulged the twist to family friends and the office

  • star John Krasinski for some reason going so far as to state that he

  • literally told anyone who asked who knew actors were such blabbermouth

  • I'm gonna make a mental note of that in case I'm ever in a compromising position

  • with Ted Danson number 41 the debut season of the good place was welcomed

  • with critical acclaim eliciting a hefty score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes

  • praise was heaped more specifically upon Danson embel whose charming performance

  • is an on-screen chemistry left you all foaming at the mouth for more like the

  • shuddering insatiable TV addicts you know you are the meaning of life in

  • season 2 episode 2 dance dance resolution Aaron of refers to Janet as

  • busty Alexa a nod to the virtual and frankly condescending assistant created

  • by Amazon number 43 I can attempt to reboot 802 times in the

  • third episode of season two so much so that he ends up making the minions

  • forget their roles that's happened in the 101 office here a few times in fact

  • what what are we doing again number 44 at one point in season two

  • Michael puts on an expression reflective of the screen painting by Edvard Munch

  • that tends to be my reaction whenever I get on the team at 9 a.m. it's awful

  • number 45 Janet can alter her own appearance which usually happens when

  • she's rebooted with O she apparently has the ability to do so at any time in

  • season 2 episode 5 she temporarily appears in different clothes and blonde

  • hair in a form Michael calls Jeanette sometimes I come into work as a blonde

  • haired bruising enzyme but that's only on a good day

  • number 46 do you recall the scene where GD has to choose who dies in the

  • infamous trolley problem it wasn't just difficult for treating himself it was

  • pretty bad for the actor too as a piece of foam that was used to make up the

  • fake blood flew right down the back of his throat which is number 47 in the

  • episode Janet and Michael it's said that in case of continued malfunction holding

  • down Janet's nose in inserting a paper clip into a small hole behind her left

  • ear will cause her to rapidly collapse in on herself until she's a marble and

  • then she can be either launched through an interdimensional suction tube or

  • eaten as a midday snack I mean this surely must be a reference as to how to

  • reset an iPhone but this is actually shown in chapter 23 best self when

  • Michael turns bad Janet into a marble number 48 mark Evan Jackson and Jason

  • Mantzoukas who played Sean and Derek on the show are both from Brooklyn

  • nine-nine as Kevin Costner and Adrian pimento respectively Michael Schur was

  • also the creator of these two shows number 49 similarly Jason Mantzoukas and

  • Adam Scott who plays Trevor the torturer have also both appeared in Parks and Rec

  • men soukous plays a shady fragrance maker Dennis Feinstein and Scott

  • portrays Ben Wyatt one of the show's main characters number 50 Dax Shepard

  • also stars as a demon in the second episode of the second season and hey get

  • this about Dax Shepard he's up to be married to Kristen Bell in real life

  • what a coincidence he must have been quite a surprise when