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    22 Interesting Details That Prove "The Good Place" Is The Cleverest Show In A Long Time

    The attention to detail on The Good Place = legitimately mind-blowing.

    1. Before the big twist was revealed in Season 1 – that the characters were really in the Bad Place – the color red was avoided in all set designs and costumes in order to avoid any unintentional connections with the devil/hell.

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    2. In the real Good Place, Eleanor and Chidi's home is the same as the one they lived in in the Bad Place in Season 1, with some significant changes.

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    They've made themselves at home, of course, but in Season 1 all the furniture was designed to be uncomfortable (a hint they were in the Bad Place), whereas in the Good Place everything is built for comfort.

    3. There are a lot of subtle nines in the first season, which viewers believe is a nod to the nine circles of hell.

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    4. The number 322, which appears throughout the series and is the the number of inhabitants of the original neighbourhood, wasn't chosen at random – it's a reference to the insignia of Yale's Skull and Bones society.

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    5. Bad Janet's outfit was inspired by Sandy's post-makeover look in Grease.

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    Good Janet's outfit, meanwhile was inspired by '70s flight attendant uniforms.

    6. The set design across the board featured incredible attention to detail – for instance, all of Chidi's notes were authentic, fact-checked by philosophy advisors the show worked with.

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    7. During Eleanor's death scene, there's an advertisement featuring Tahani's sister/arch-nemesis Kamilah in the background.

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    8. In the grocery store sequence, we see Tahani herself gracing the cover of a magazine.

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    9. Tahani really does have some supreme celebrity contacts in her phone.

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    10. It's very hard to make out, but if you look closely at Jason's notebook during Chidi's philosophy class, you can see he's written "history of Phil and Sophie."

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    Oh, Jason.

    11. Eleanor's search history is very revealing (and, dare I say, relatable).

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    12. And here's a closer look at some of the data Michael has on Eleanor.

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    13. The Good Place is rife with nods to creator Michael Schur's other sitcom Parks and Recreation – a notable one being the Swanson Safe that Jason dies in.

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    Then Ron Swanson aka Nick Offerman himself actually appeared in the series finale.

    14. Meanwhile there's a nod to The Office and Michael Scott's "World's Best Boss" mug in the scene at the accountant's office.

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    15. The existence of Larry Hemsworth was foreshadowed before he actually appeared on the show – on the cover of a gossip magazine Eleanor is reading.

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    16. The restaurants and shops in The Good Place always featured great puns, but the set designers really went to town during the Australian portion of the show – with the name of the coffee cart a particular highlight.

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    Not to mention all the Nemo-themed places.

    17. And the character names during the Australian segment of the show were also particularly...creative.

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    18. Janet and Jason got married in the top of the "e" in Bearimy.

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    19. A tiny Trevor can be seen flying through the background of scenes in the void near the door to Earth after the Judge threw him in there.

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    20. At the party thrown for the cockroaches in the real Good Place, Eleanor's fave margarita mix – the one she literally died for, Lonely Gal Margarita Mix for One – is seen on one of the tables.

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    21. The peacock bow tie Michael gave to Tahani in the series finale is the one we see him wearing in the opening scene of the pilot episode in Season 1.

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    22. And finally, the apartment building Michael lives in as a human is number 12358 – part of the Fibonacci sequence, and also the name of the neighbourhood he built in Season 1. Meanwhile, the building's name, Blatta, is a form of cockroach.

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    He's Team Cockroach for life. Excuse me while I go cry forever.

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