Synopsis[edit | edit source]
MICHAEL MEDDLES ON EARTH — Michael (Ted Danson) prevents the deaths of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason, hoping a second chance at life will allow them to become better people.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Chidi decides to pursue a new thesis idea about near-death experiences and their impact on decision making. One of his test subjects ends up being Tahani. Eleanor asks how she came to join the study and Tahani tells her about how she ended up in Tabet at a Buddhist monastery after having a near death experience.
She was on a quest for enlightenment. Her quest is short-lived when a documentary crew arrives at the monastery and asks to do a profile on her. This leads to her writing a book, Get Out of the Spotlight.
Michael intervenes on her fame and makes her feel bad about being rich and famous. So when she gets a call from Chidi about the study, she accepts because it will help people.
Michael visits Jason and tries to convince him to come to Australia to create a new dance crew.
Jason says no because his life is really screwed up right now.
He tells him about how he lost a bunch of dance competitions and how dance might not be everything to him anymore. Michael convinces him to head to Australia to participate in Chidi's study.
Michael returns just in time for a visit from Judge Gen. Janet distracts her with a Mark Harmon movie, Stealing Home. Michael is excited because Jason arrived in Australia and now the four of them are all back together. Simone shows the four of them the MRI that they will be using during the study.
Chidi mentions that there is another person joining the study. Michael learns that something bad is coming for the group. Chidi introduces the fifth member of the study: Trevor.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
- William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye
- Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil
- D'Arcy Carden as Janet
- Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza
- and Ted Danson as Michael
- Maya Rudolph as Judge Gen
- Mike O'Malley as Jeff The Doorman
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Simone Garnett
- Eugene Cordero as Pillboi
- Adam Scott as Trevor
- Moshe Kasher as Colby
- Whitmer Thomas as Gatorbait
- Rebecca Hazlewood as Kamilah Al-Jamil
- Taryn Leggett as Phaedra
- Johnny McKeown as Reginald
- Mitch Narito as Donkey Doug
- Lisandra Tena as Officer K. Ramirez
- Teshi Thomas as Li'l Peanut
The Good Jokes[edit | edit source]
- ❝ You get half the stuff I just stole! ❞
- ❝ Goodwill. That’s what I call Prince William. Since he’d married a commoner, I assumed he’d know some needy people they could go to ❞
- ❝ The Carmen Electra Auditorium. Right here at the Smith & Wesson Performing Arts Center and ATV Repair Shop ❞
- ❝ Will the owner of a 1998 Toyota Tercel with golden pythons painted on both sides, license plate ‘GOT MILF,’ please see an usher? Your car has exploded ❞