The Good Place's Kristen Bell and Ted Danson Reveal Their Forkin' Favorite Alternative Curse Words

Exclusive: Kristen Bell and Ted Danson sound off on their new NBC comedy, airing Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.

By Tierney Bricker Sep 20, 2016 2:00 AMTags
Watch: Kristen Bell & Ted Danson Reveal Their Favorite Curse Words

We forking love The Good Place.

No, that wasn't a typo, it's just how NBC's new sitcom The Good Place, which stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, rolls. As viewers learned in tonight's premiere following The Voice (it moves to its regular timeslot, Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 22) there's no swearing in the Good Place, which is where Bell's sort-of-bad-person Eleanor accidentally ends up after she dies. So f--k? It's now fork. And you can thanks Michael (Danson) for that, as he's the architect of the Good Place. 

The fake-out curse words was one of our favorite things about the pilot (which ranked in our top five new shows of the season!), with Bell recently telling E! News, "There are filters because everything in the Good Place is good and joyful and perfect, and some people are offended, and swears make them uncomfortable. So there's a filter in the neighborhood that you actually cannot curse." 

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And Bell and Danson offered up their favorite censored curse words that have been used on the show so far.

"Well, 'fork' is excellent, 'bullshirt' is excellent as well," Bell answered, while Danson said he was particularly fond of "son of a bench."

Bell added, "They're all good...dare I say just as good as the originals?!" We forking agree.

To hear more from Bell and Danson about The Good Place, including how Bell's daughter stirs up trouble in the Good Place, press play on our interview with them above.

The Good Place airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBC Universal family.)