‘The Good Place’: The Cast Reveals Their Favorite Moments From the Emmy-Nominated Season 3
When the Emmy-nominated series The Good Place returns this month, it will be for the last time. The beloved NBC comedy is ending with the upcoming fourth season, and so the cast has been getting a bit nostalgic as of late. Here’s a look at their favorite moments from Season 3.
Janet fights back
“One of my favorite moments from Season 3 was when I got to really kick a lot of butt,” said D’Arcy Carden, who plays Janet. She’s referring to Episode 9 “Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By,” in which the demons from the Bad Place show up to take the humans back, and Janet intervenes.
Speaking of the demons, this was also the best part of the season for the man-in-charge, Shawn. “I think my favorite moment from Season 3 was when we all learned that D’Arcy Carden is an action hero,” Marc Evan Jackson told NBC.
Jason and his dad, Donkey Doug
“My favorite moment of Season 3 of The Good Place was getting to [act] with Mitch Narito who plays my dad, Donkey Doug,” said Manny Santos, who portrays Jason Mendoza.
In Episode 6, “The Ballad of Donkey Doug,” Jason, Tahani, and Michael go to Florida to help his dad, who he calls Donkey Doug, so he can get into the Good Place, despite all of the bad that he’s done in his life.
Ted Danson can floss
Ted Danson is nominated for an Emmy for portraying the demon Michael for the second year in a row, has an off-camera moment that he loves. “My standout moment of Season 3 for myself, personally, was learning, in the basement of a garage at Universal, how to floss,” he said.
Indeed, much of the cast, including Jameela Jamil (Tahani), who recorded it, were present for this. The videos went live in Nov. 2018, but it wasn’t until a few months later that we saw what Danson was learning the dance for.
Acting with Maya Rudolph
Speaking of Jamil, the actress also spoke about her favorite moment from the season. “My highlight of Season 3 was getting to spend two days in a boiling hot pancake shop with Maya Rudolph,” she said. “It hasn’t worn off on me, I’m still obsessed.”
This isn’t the first time Jamil has acted with Rudolph — the Judge first made her appearance in The Good Place at the end of Season 2, as the humans try and prove that they’ve become better people since their deaths.
No memories for Chidi
William Jackson Harper, who portrays Chidi, played along when asked the question. “My favorite thing from Season 3? I don’t remember, I’ve had my memory wiped,” he said.
As fans will recall, the Season 3 finale sees the humans, Michael, and Janet beginning the experiment over again with new people chosen by the Bad Place crew. At the last moment, Chidi decides to have his memory wiped, in order to remain impartial, when his ex-girlfriend, Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) shows up. That’s where Season 4 will pick up.