This Is the Bad Place

This Is the Bad Place

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Updated Jun 02, 2022 at 09:04PM EDT by Don.

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This Is The Bad Place is a memorable quote from the first season of The Good Place spoken by the character Eleanor Shellstrop (played by Kristen Bell) upon finding out she and her friends are in "the bad place." The quote is often used online as a reaction to show disapproval or disdain. A captioned screenshot of the scene became a reaction image and the subject of image macros as early as 2018.

Origin

On January 19th, 2017, seasons one episode 13 of The Good Place aired. In the episode, Eleanor Shellstrop realizes that she and others are in an experimental version of "the bad place," a realm that is portrayed as the show's version of hell (shown below).



Spread

On December 25th, 2017, the official Tenor[1] account for The Good Place uploaded a GIF version of the clip (shown below). In 2018 a captioned screenshot of the scene was added to Imgflip.[2]


"THIS IS THE BAD PLACE!" #THEGOODPLACE dle NBC

On January 15th, 2018, Instagram[3] user memez4dayz posted an image macro using a captioned image of the scene joking about the end of the world in 2012, gaining over 3,100 likes in four years (shown below). Another version of the same meme was posted by Instagram[4] user uncreativeseaurchin on April 29th, gaining over 30,000 likes in a similar span of time.


people said the world ending in 2012 was fake but has anyone felt alive since then This is The Bad Place.

On May 26th, 2021, Tumblr[5] user walcraftart posted the GIF in reaction to a page of the script for the Power Puff Girls CW Reboot, gaining over 1,700 notes in a year (shown below, left). On October 15th, Facebook[6] page Young America's Foundation used the meme in response to a New York Post headline about people quitting their jobs, gaining over 2,700 shares and 8,200 reactions in eight months (shown below, right).


BUTTERCUP (CONT'D) Remember our fifteenth birthday at that weird h---- tonk? BLOSSOM Bubbles peed herself, you threw Carrot Top out a window, and Sara picked us up at 3am. Never told dad. BUTTERCUP I can't believe they used to have sex. Can you imagine Drake? I bet he's so mechanical. BLOSSOM And weirdly precise. BUBBLES I bet he's generous. Blossom and Buttercup throw napkins/trash at Bubbles. BLOSSOM AND BUTTERCUP NOI/FILTH11/Not okay! All the sisters CRACK UP. Proof of the evil sin line that f----- me up. I hate this so much THIS IS THE BAD PLACE!" #THEGOODPLACE 28. NEC NEW YORK POST Record 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August This is The Bad Place.

On January 11th, 2022, Instagram[7] user jameelajamil posted a photo of a store branded "COVID-19 Basics," captioned "Omg. Covid has developed its brand… this is the bad place," gaining over 100,000 likes in five months (shown below). The quote "this is the bad place" is also used on its own as a reaction to disagreeable or worrying content. For example, on May 25th, Twitter[8] user @barbraras posted several screenshot reacting to the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial writing, "this is the bad place," gaining over 30,000 likes in a week.


COVID-19 BASIC S 3300 OFF BECER Omg. Covid has developed its brand.….. this is the bad place.

Various Examples


Me: *has chronic illness* Doctors: *do nothing* People: *don't believe* Me: This is The Bad Place. @stargazerwithendo SUP The Betches Sup @Betches Sup When the world's richest man uses his wealth to control the public discourse This is The Bad Place. ANY TIME I GO ANYWHERE THAT ISN'T MY HOME S This is The Bad Place. imgflip.com

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External References

[1] Tenor – Kristen Bell Eleanor Shellstrop GIF

[2] Imgflip – This is The Bad Place Template

[3] Instagram – memez4dayz

[4] Instagram – uncreativeseaurchin

[5] Tumblr – walcraftart

[6] Facebook – YAF

[7] Instagram – jameelajamil

[8] Twitter – barbraras

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