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Recap / The Good Place The Selection Part 2 "The Candidates"

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Shawn's demon ding-dongs pitch their human choices for Michael's new neighborhood.

Tropes in this episode include:

  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Gayle finds it hard to find the perfect candidate due to humanity's general awfulness, citing a cult-leader who destroyed thousands of lives, a poacher who drove rhinos to extinction and someone who doxed a comic book illustrator for "drawing Iron Man wrong."
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  • Ass Shove: Shawn considers Christopher Columbus getting a globe shoved up his ass to have been important.
  • Heroism Addict: Bambadjan's pick is Troy Hastings, a volunteer firefighter and arsonist.
  • Rich Bitch: Val's proposal for the experiment is Machenzie Troufe from Greenwich, Connecticut. She was a trust-fund baby who shoplifted for sport (and throw what she stole in the trash right afterward), asked others if they knew who her father was 24 times and shared racist memes on Facebook. Shawn considers her a "maybe".
  • Take That!:
    • Sharing racist memes on Facebook is "standard".
    • Troy Hastings having a TikTok account is considered a negative quality.
  • Toilet Humour: When they hear Shawn on his way to the room, they all immediately fart as hard as they can. He thanks them for the welcome.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Troy Hastings died trying to recreate the Poo Flip video.


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