The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: The Good Place


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Stephen An - 9/19/2019


Holy forking shirt-balls! Who knew the idea for “The Good Place” originated in a tip jar? In this Peabody Conversation, creator/showrunner Michael Schur, joined by cast members D’Arcy Carden, William Jackson Harper, and Manny Jacinto, explains the genesis of the show. The engaging fantasy-comedy about the afterlife nimbly tackles virtue ethics, deontology, nihilism, and the unfortunate effects of eating chili mixed with marshmallow Peeps—all in one scene. Peabody Awards honored the NBC series “for its originality and deft balance of serious subject matter and broad comedy.”