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How does Chidi suddenly speak English?

Note: Please upvote the question too! Good question. No explanation as of the Season 2 finale. But, this is explained in the Season 3 premiere: (Maybe they made this explanation BECAUSE of this ...
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Is Mindy St Claire the best person in 500 years?

The reason why no one has been getting into the Good Place is because of the impossible tangle of dependencies and interactions that go into any action you make on Earth—that is, no matter how good ...
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Is Mindy St Claire the best person in 500 years?

Maybe During the episode Jeremy Bearimy, Michael mentions that his experiment of the "Good Place" took over 300 years to complete. However, he explains that since the timeline in the afterlife looks ...
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Why isn't Mindy St Claire asking Janet to conjure up some cocaine?

Is there any in-universe reason for this ? Yes In the episode 'Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis' Michael scolds Tahani that the manual for the neighbourhood is only to be viewed by Architects ...
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Is Mindy St Claire the best person in 500 years?

The answer to that is a definite "maybe". The question of Mindy's moral worth is not answerable within the systems used by the Good Place and the Bad Place, which is why Mindy ended up in the Medium ...
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What was Shawn's purpose for coming to The Good Place in Season 1?

(Some minor spoilers in to season 2). A couple episodes prior, Eleanor confessed that she does not actually belong in the Good Place. Michael says later that this was completely unexpected. He ...
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Are any of the questions in Michael's test valid reasons for being sent to the Bad Place?

I'm running on the assumption that the point of the test was to further screw with Eleanor's head and the questions had nothing to do with being good or bad. Of the questions we heard, most of them ...
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Do The Good Place creators need authorizations for the name dropping?

The show is clearly meant to be comedic both in general, and with regards to the references in particular. Furthermore, the show is clearly fictional, and Tahani is presented as such an unreliable ...
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Have any other real people appeared in The Good Place?

Timothy Olyphant in Season 4, Episode 10 Nick Offerman in Series Finale - Possibly* * - It's not clear if he's playing himself or his character from Parks & Recreation but since the scene ...
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Is The Good Place inspired by Swedenborg as a state of spirit rather than a Place?

It may be one of several influences, but it is not the main or only influence, as the creator Michael Schur explains to The Hollywood Reporter, after doing extensive research, he quite because he ...
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What makes a comedy series a sitcom?

Situational Comedy A sitcom, short for "situation comedy", is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode. Sitcoms can be contrasted with ...
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Does Mindy St Claire's "Medium Place" have a Janet?

No, there is no Janet in the Middle place. This is why she wants someone to bring her some cocaine, from a neighborhood that has a functioning Janet.
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What was Michael's role in Chidi's idea?

TLDR: Michael needed to get all 4 of the humans together, but didn't know how. Chidi's idea for the study gave Michael the opportunity he needed to accomplish that. Earlier in the episode, Michael ...
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Why could Doug Forcett earn points?

It's a good question. While I've already forgotten this particular part of the show (other parts I just can't forget because of this se site. Lol), I think the bottom line is that Doug didn't get ...
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Why don't we see Janet having rebooting problems after the first time she's rebooted?

It's partly because it happens off-screen, but also Janet becomes more advanced each time she is rebooted, and that probably allows her to recover from rebooting more easily. We see a similar ...
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What was Shawn's purpose for coming to The Good Place in Season 1?

Sean is simply playing a role. Just like all the other demons playing different roles in the scripted psychological torture that is Michael's fake "Good Place", Sean is playing the "judge" to mess ...
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Are any of the questions in Michael's test valid reasons for being sent to the Bad Place?

The questions are a distraction and form part of the torture We have no reason at all to presume that what Michael says in these tests bears any relation to the real rules that send someone to the ...
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How does Chidi suddenly speak English?

He teaches at an English-speaking university, of course he speaks English While he assumes he is in the Good Place Chidi might well choose to speak French, his native language, but when Eleanor meets ...
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How does Chidi suddenly speak English?

Realistically it's a plot hole, if you wanted an in-universe explanation then technically it's never stated that Chidi can't speak English, and it would still make sense for it to be translated into ...
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Do The Good Place creators need authorizations for the name dropping?

No. A. Not under Intellectual Property 1. Trademark doesn't apply since they're not selling a product under the name in a show. So, you violate a trademark when you sell a product they also sell using ...
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Audio clip of the Bad Place in The Good Place

While Janet is good and can't lie, she isn't lying by providing information about the bad place Janet may not be able to lie but there is no compulsion on her to tell the complete truth. Besides, ...
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Audio clip of the Bad Place in The Good Place

Neighbourhood 12358W ≠ The Bad Place; instead Neighbourhood 12358W ∈ The Bad Place. Being Neighbourhood 12358W the only piece of The Bad Place that has no classic torture, Good Janet could play the ...
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