The Good Place (2016–2020)
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Existential Crisis 

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Michael experiences an existential crisis; Tahani throws a dinner party; Eleanor reflects on her childhood.


Michael Schur (created by), Andrew Law | 4 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Tiya Sircar ... Vicky
Leslie Grossman ... Donna Shellstrop
Steve Berg ... Gunnar
Marques Ray ... Quinston Timeclock
Noelle E Parker ... Young Eleanor
Drew Brooks Drew Brooks ... Samuel
Doc Farrow ... Greg
Tom Beyer ... Doug


With Eleanor as the only other student this day, Michael is attending his first ethics class taught by Chidi. Michael, as evil incarnate, either just doesn't get or refuses to get what Chidi is trying to teach him. Chidi thinks he knows why and thus takes a slightly different approach with Michael. Chidi and Eleanor have to deal with the aftermath of what happens to Michael using this new approach. The reason that Tahani and Jason aren't in the class is that they have to pretend to endure the latest torture inflicted on them. Tahani is supposed to plan a party - her specialty - for Gunnar, but what will happen is that they are later to be told that there was a mix up and that everyone in the Good Place attended another party thrown for Gunnar, resulting in Tahani being devastated. Tahani, however, thinks she has a way of torturing Vicky, namely by planning the best party ever that everyone will want to attend instead of the fake party organized by the actors. In the process, Tahani ... Written by Huggo

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When Michael presents his torture plans to Vicky she complains and directs him that "From now on, make all your memos one page, max, with pictures." This is a reference to then-President Donald Trump. There were media reports that Trump wouldn't read memos and wanted them to be only one page and contain pictures. See more »


Donna Shellstrop: Listen, baby. Don't be sad, okay? Your father wasn't great. Let's call him what he was. A fart in the shape of a man.
Eleanor Shellstrop: Can you just chill? I don't want to turn dad's funeral into a roast.
Donna Shellstrop: I'm not. I'm just saying he sucked. I mean, the only photo they could get of him was a mugshot.
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Release Date:

12 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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