The #BrainyBunch is dead. Long live the #SoulSquad. "The Donkey Ballad Doug" completes the pivot The good place started last week Once upon a time, like two weeks ago, season 3 formed its central cast of characters around a passionate belief in the redemptive possibility of interdisciplinary neurological-philosophical study. But the time for contemplation is over! Eleanor, Chidi, Jason and Tahani joined Michael and Janet in a global search for the holistic coacerization of life, helping friends and family accumulate Good Place points to ensure a quieter life.
"The Ballad of Donkey Doug" divides his approach between Australia and Florida, truly the sacred and the profane. Below, Chidi struggles with Simone's problem. He can not stay with his girlfriend, no matter how much he loves her. His moral code means he can not lie, and any whisper about the truth of the afterlife could condemn Simone to eternity with demons like Todd. Janet prepares a virtual reality simulator to help her practice. The technology is very Black mirror. Chidi even gets to use those cold circles that shine in the brain. When we Start using great glowcircles? (Wait, what if we're already here?)
Through this warming world, Jason arrives at Randy's "Macho Man" Savage International Airport. Jason shows Tahani and Michael all the local attractions. Look, there, the swamp where Jason, Pillboi and Donkey Doug used to stand and try to blind the pilots with laser pointers. Tahani is a bit confused by his mission, frankly. Why does Jason want to save his father, a man he has never spoken of? "I'm talking about Donkey Doug all the time!" Says Jason. Yes: Donkey Doug, the excellent pop-and-locker who almost married Sheila, the Black Market Gator dealer, is Jason's father. Tahani is in shock. Is not that the guy who was kicked out of Disneyworld for biting Buzz Lightyear? "In his defense, he thought it was someone else," Jason explains without explanation.
Donkey Doug (played by the very funny guest star Mitch Narito) is a true American dreamer, full of plans to get rich that prevent him from obtaining his license as an electrician. Once, he tried to create a cross between dodgeball and horseshoes, and unfortunately, they all died. But this is Florida, the land of monstrous taxis and the Mike magico duology Outside of Donkey Doug's apartment, there is a man alone in a pond piling beer and ice cubes in an inflatable crocodile cooler. That man is America, and also Donkey Doug, who flirts with Tahani immediately after learning that she is married to her son.
Donkey Doug has Pillboi involved in his new plan. It's a business proposal, Shark tank-Ready. "How much do you spend on energy drinks and body spray in a week?" Pillboi asks rhetorically. "Three thousand dollars? Ten Hundred dollars? "These two entrepreneurs have a solution to their problem, the sharks: Double Trouble, the world's first body energy drink spray." Did you spray it or drink it? "Asks Michael. both of them "Pillboi promises, I've seen that line read thirteen times, and I can confirm that it's the funniest moment of television this month. (Huzzah for you, Pillboi interpreter Eugene Cordero!)
Should Soul Squad encourage the new commercial adventure of Donkey Doug? Probably not. Oddly enough, Double Trouble will be a crime-based business, with a double factory robbery planned for tonight. (Triple, actually: after they steal the energy drink and the body spray, they will have to hit the bottle factory). There are also complications for Chidi, as she tries constantly and can not break the digital version of Simone. It goes by the mystery, I have to break up with you, but I can not say why. Existential, I am dying because we are ALL dying. Opt for a vintage Michaelism, My real name is Special Agent Rick Justice, FBI. He even tries to propose to her. At one point, Eleanor enters the simulation, trying to separate herself from Chidi by proxy. Sparks fly between Eleanor and Simone's simulation. "Why?" Janet reflects, "Every time something new is invented, humans try to use it for pornography right away."
Some laughs, no doubt, in a secondary argument about Chidi. Groundhog DayEntering yourself for the same bad break. I wonder if Janet's digital simulation will be a unique joke or a new thread in the entangled web of season 3. (It could even be just a meta-gag.) Surely someone out there still has the theory of season 1 fans of what The good place everything takes place within a simulation.) However, Donkey Dougless's corner of "The Ballad of Donkey Doug" worked less well for me. Simone was an interesting new addition to the cast, and some aspects of this episode felt like an admission that she, and perhaps even all the subplot of the "study group", was ultimately a placeholder for the period. of Amnesia from the program. We returned with the original team, so there is no place for the newbies, it is understandable, perhaps, but remember that in the first seasons of two characters like Vicky and Shawn (and MINDY ST. CLAIRE!) They continued to grow in importance. Maybe the same will happen with Simone? I'm bored, what's Pillboi doing?
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