Michael Schur on the Good Place committee: There’s a purpose they’re “dressed like hikers from Oregon”

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Michael Schur on the Good Place committee: There’s a reason they’re “dressed like hikers from Oregon”


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We’re nearing the top of The Good Place (it’s onerous for us to even admit that, we’re bereft), so it ought to maybe come as no shock that its creator and steward, Michael Schur, is speaking about it just a little extra freely than he in any other case would possibly. (Living proof: Our personal Erik Adams’ chat with him about final week’s unbelievable cameo.) In a terrific dialog with The Each day Beast’s Matt Wilstein for the location’s The Final Snort, Schur talks about every little thing from the potential of an Workplace reboot (“I don’t suppose anybody would ever try this with out [creator] Greg Daniels’ at the least blessing, if not outright participation”) to his response to realizing he was in Invoice Cosby’s previous workplace (he moved as quickly as he acquired the prospect).

He additionally defined the selection to make the Good Place committee, led by Paul Scheer, so feckless, a selection he calls the present’s “most overtly political”:

It’s not a mistake that they’re all dressed like hikers from Oregon. That’s probably the most overtly political that we’ve gotten and it’s only a straight-up frustration over what I see from Democrats in Congress and different native governments the place it’s like, ‘We’re not simply going to be cheap, we’re going to overcompensate and simply concede a bunch of stuff.’ That’s not being cheap. Conceding all of the issues that you simply care about and that you really want [to] struggle for unilaterally is just not being cheap, it’s being silly. It’s betraying your individual worth system and it drives me nuts. There’s this bizarre impulse that progressives have generally of ‘let’s be not simply cheap however overly solicitous of the opposite facet. And even after they’re very clearly appearing in unhealthy religion, let’s go together with it as a result of that places us on some kind of ethical excessive floor.’ And it doesn’t work that approach. It’s a one-way road. So the Good Place Committee is simply my private frustration with that facet of progressivism.

New headline:

Michael Schur dunks on hikers from Oregon

The Good Place has by no means shied away from the odd political assertion, relationship all the best way again to the very starting; within the third episode of the collection, for instance, Janet (D’Arcy Carden) cheerily reveals that Christopher Columbus is in The Unhealthy Place. However this can be a notably good (and justifiable) take. We’ll see what else the Good Place committee doesn’t stand up to when it returns on Thursday.

You possibly can hearken to the full dialog right here.

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