The Good Place (2016–2020)
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Janet and Michael 

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When the neighborhood experiences a small glitch, Michael has to resolve the issue with Janet before it gets out of control.


Dean Holland


Michael Schur (created by), Kate Gersten | 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
Jason Mantzoukas ... Derek Hofstetler
Marc Evan Jackson ... Shawn
Tiya Sircar ... Vicky
Jama Williamson ... Val




Janet tells Michael that she has been glitching, the latest glitch which is the obvious cause of the earthquake. Janet says the glitches threaten the existence of the neighborhood. Janet being a true Good Place creation (the Bad Janet which could not have pulled off the ruse over Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason), Michael is uncertain what is causing the glitches and has to do his research clandestinely as he knows if Vicky finds out, she would use it to blackmail him further or tell Shawn. After consulting the Janet user guide and speaking to her about the timing of the glitches, Michael believes he has found the cause which does not have an easy fix. Janet comes up with a drastic measure to fix the problem, the drastic nature of it which may be difficult even for Michael to carry out. As the cause is related to human emotions more in line with one of the sins, Michael turns to Eleanor who may greater insight into the situation. Eleanor added to the mix has unintended consequences of... Written by Huggo

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The character of Derek exists to "forget about Jason" according to Janet (D'Arcy Carden). The actor who plays Derek is actually named Jason - Jason Mantzoukas See more »


When Derek first sees Michael he is pointing at him with his right hand but in the next shot he is pointing at Janet with his left hand. See more »


Chidi Anagonye: Hey, guys. Sorry to interrupt. Um, but you didn't give me a heads-up about this new Vicky torture. Uh, the one with the needles in my face.
Michael: Little busy here, bud.
Chidi Anagonye: Oh, yeah, totally, totally. I don't wanna be a nudge, but is there anything else coming down the pike that you forgot to mention?
Michael: I honestly don't know, but I have bigger fish to fry, so, you know, just... just walk it off.
Chidi Anagonye: Well, I would love to walk it off, but my feet have needles in them!
Michael: I don't know what to tell you.
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References The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977) See more »

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Just another guy who now knows who Kate Gersten is.
27 October 2017 | by hijosderoddariaSee all my reviews

I just had to IMDb the writer of this episode because it was so fresh, inventive, imaginative and funny that I needed to know the responsible.

I was surprised to see she didn't write that many different things, so I'll be keeping and eye for her work. That gigantic sandwich falling out of nowhere foreshadows some kind of writing greatness in the future.

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26 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby (5.1)



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16:9 HD
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