Note: ‘The Good Place’ season three spoilers are kept to a minimum… except for that lead image. I saw the pun and now you have to, too.
The Good Place season three finally hit Netflix this week and while viewers rejoiced in the return of our most beloved characters, others were tossing just a few question marks over the – I have to write it but it really hurts me to – Australian accent on the show.
You can’t miss it because it hits you within the first ten minutes of the first episode. At first you’ll let it slide but then it hits you again and again and again and then you’ll find yourself in a Very Bad Place.
Not all the Aussie accent attempts are horrible, some are passable, but the majority are not great. In fact, I would say the cast are purposely fudging it. Perhaps one person couldn’t do it so they all decided to let loose. There’s even some self-awareness going on because a certain character says, “I’m really nailing the Australian accent here” when he’s clearly NOT so this particular line makes me think it’s all a bit of fun.
Anyway, people had a lot of thoughts and pain to release on Twitter.
The faux-australian accent on The Good Place is the worst. I am dyyiiiinggggggggggggggg.
— Bon (@galgonemild) September 28, 2018
The good place being set in Australia is going to drive me fucking nuts these savages are butchering my accent
— em (@unhoIygrayson) September 28, 2018
has anyone from america ever heard an australian actually talk
— saz (@syndullatano) September 28, 2018
i honestly can’t tell if everyone on the good place is meant to being doing a bad australian accent on purpose of if they actually tried with their whole heart and still can’t do it
— saz (@syndullatano) September 28, 2018
All of these really bad Australian accents in The Good Place are making me feel like I'm in The Bad Place.
— nic (@nicshields) September 28, 2018
The Australian accents in #TheGoodPlace are so bad they must surely be a plot point? SURELY?
— anna spargo-ryan (@annaspargoryan) September 28, 2018
Good news: the new season of The Good Place is up
Bad news: it's filled with so many terrible Australian accents
— Andrew Brown (@AndrewBrownAU) September 28, 2018
Turns out new The Good Place twist is making Australians feel like they are in hell listening to bad Australian accents
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) September 28, 2018
Watching the new #TheGoodPlace and this may be the worst fake Australian accent I’ve ever heard. Like wow ????… surely they could of employed one of the thousands of Aussie actors floating around. ????????♂️
— Ryan Brink (@RyanVBrink) September 29, 2018
me @ the bad Australian accents on s3 of The Good Place https://t.co/8pN3QiG55o
— Sarah Dollard (@snazdoll) September 29, 2018
*We* are actually in the Bad Place, and our punishment is Americans doing Australian accents. #TheGoodPlace
— Damon Young (@damonayoung) September 28, 2018
I’m going to be honest, despite being in the setting they were in I didn’t even realise Ted Danson was doing an Aussie accent until he said the word “mate” too many times. And then I cried.
Living for Ted Danson’s terrible Aussie accent on The Good Place
— Alex (@afeim) September 28, 2018
In season 3 of The Good Place, Ted Danson’s Australian accent is is good as Dick Van Dyke’s Cockney accent in Mary Poppins pic.twitter.com/feJGe5oW30
— david dale (@essentialideas) September 29, 2018
The Good Place. I love Ted Danson “Nailing” the Australian accent (aka not even trying). They could all take lessons from “Nurse Pat” in that episode #TheGoodPlace
— David Colville (@dcolvl) September 29, 2018
Ted Danson’s really bad Australian accent is such pure comedy. #TheGoodPlace
— Lauren Wannermeyer ???? (@colormelauren) September 28, 2018
All of this.
ok but then the show itself took the piss out of how bad his accent was…. i love you, the good place.
— im_ridiculous (@_im_ridiculous) September 28, 2018
Sadly, unlike Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Good Place is a weekly thing so you won’t be able to watch the next episode until October 5. That should give you enough time to forget about the accents.
In other news, this is bad (if not a joke).
If there’s one thing #TheGoodPlace has taught me, it’s that Australian accents are adorable.
— Regan Rothery (@ReganRothery) September 28, 2018
As one user replied: “Yeah nah we don’t sound like that…”