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Recap / The Good Place The Selection Part 3 "The Takeout Order"

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Shawn's demon ash-holes try to decide what to eat. Maybe some sludge from the inside of shoes that you don't wear socks with?

Tropes in this episode include:

  • Alien Lunch: The various food choices the demons propose are all gross, inedible things ranging from scalding-hot chowder to the contents of vacuums to a live baby, and Shawn threatens to feed them a nice roast chicken if they can't decide quickly.
    Gayle: I just saw a completely overflowing toilet.
    Bambadjan: I won't eat anything that didn't scream for its life when it died.
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  • Call-Back: Gayle considers sharing a whole baby with the table. In "Existential Crisis", Eleanor asked Michael if they could get him a baby to eat to make him feel better.
  • Eats Babies: Gayle suggests a baby as a snack for the group to share.
  • Eating Optional: Gayle asks why they're even trying to order dinner in the first place, pointing out that they subsist on the suffering of humans.
  • Grossout Show: Downplayed as it's all verbal, but it's clear most of the humor is from the grotesque things they eat.
  • Gorn: Offscreen and Played for Laughs. When the lava monster asks where Evil Zumba was moved to, Bambadjan tells him that it was moved next to Conference Room E past 12 different blood-fountains.
  • Put Off Their Food: In contrast to the bizarre and disgusting Bad Place delicacies the demons salivate over, Glenn's appetite is spoiled by Shawn's threat of a roasted chicken.
  • Take That!:
    • Shawn says "I swear to Bieber."
    • Shawn has Julia Child locked inside a Papa John kitchen as torture.


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