I love a good gag reel, and what’s so great about them is that very often you can get a feel for what the cast of a movie or a show is like when you see them during an unguarded moment, when they know what they’re saying is not going to be on the screen. A gag reel reveals who these people really are, and occasionally, in a gag reel, you’ll see an actor say or do something that might fall under the category of “funny, but also kind of dickish.” Or if you see a gag reel with only, like, four gags, you know that there’s probably not a lot of fun moments on that set (gag reels involving Jennifer Aniston quickly come to mind).
With The Good Place gag reel, I am happy to report that all of these people are absolute delights! They are funny, and foul-mouthed, and they clearly all adore one another. And if you were ever wondering how Kristen Bell ended up with Dax Shepard, it’s because Kristen Bell is just like Dax Shepard. She burps. She farts. And she is not ashamed. And the fact that Ted Danson — who has been working in this industry for 45 years — is still so much fun to be around says a lot about him. He’s good people.
This cast is great, and they must absolutely love going to work every day.