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Why The Door Man's Frogs In The Good Place Mean More Than You Think

The NBC series "The Good Place" proved to be a surprise for many viewers when it made its debut. The show, which starred Kristen Bell and Ted Danson and focused on a group of characters as they navigate the afterlife, had a number of twists and turns in the 1st season, which proved the show had more depth than was initially anticipated. The show continued to maintain that over its four seasons, with references and ideas that rewarded loyal viewers.

One of the show's strengths was its numerous supporting characters, each of whom brought their own quirks. One such character was the Door Man, played by Mike O'Malley, who guarded the door from the Bad Place to various destinations, including Earth. The Door Man had a particular fondness for frogs, and this was reflected in his final appearance in the series, where he sat at a desk surrounded by frog paraphernalia. However, there was a deeper significance to the scene that many viewers might not have been aware of.

The number of frogs was not random

In the final episode of Season 4, the Door Man has a number of frogs on his desk, 322 to be exact. While on the surface, this is a nod to the character's love of frogs, which is defining trait, the number of frogs itself is also significant.

322 is a number that is revered in the secret Skull and Bones society at Yale University. An alternate name for the group is Order 322, and it has had a number of famous members throughout its history, including a number of American politicians, one of which was former U.S. President George W. Bush (via NBC). The Skull and Bones society has also been referenced on a number of other TV shows, including "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy."

"The Good Place" used 322 a few more times over the course of the show's run, most notably in the listing that the town Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto) ended up in, which had 322 residents. Thus, the Door Man's number of frogs was one last Easter egg for eagle-eyed fans of the series.