It’s conventional knowledge that working in television is pretty rough slog: there are long hours, staggered call-times, and the expectation that just because you’re working in show business, you’ll put up with brutal conditions.
Usually, this is where we’d say something like “A new behind-the-scenes footage from production of The Good Place shows your favourite show is no exception,” but the truth is, new behind-the-scenes footage from production of The Good Place makes the cast’s downtime look motherforking delightful.
In a video shared by none other than Jameela Jamil, Chidi Anagonye actor William Jackson Harper can be seen teaching sitcom legend Ted Danson how to floss. It is 2018 distilled, minus the daily terror this year has wrought. It is pure mirth. It is, perhaps, the nicest thing you will see today.
As if to prove that things are actually pretty swell over there on set, Jamil also posted a video of her rummaging through an enormous cauldron of lollies.
No, the Australian accents aren’t exactly up to snuff in much of the show’s latest season, but it’s hard to begrudge the gang when they’re focussing on more important things. Like flossing.