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Cool Dad Job: Moral Center of the Television Universe

Last Cool Dad Achievement: Delivering on the promise of The Good Place.

As a writer, producer, and even  an actor, Schur seems to have a magic touch. He brought The Office to America, Parks and Recreation to the masses, and The Good Place to a dramatic place that no one saw coming. Schur’s deeply humane vision and empathy for his wacky characters imbues his work with nothing short of love. It’s telling that behind-the-scenes videos of actors working on his shows are popular on YouTube. He creates communities, and those communities create truly great television. Now, as Schur brings The Good Place to a close — because it’s the right thing, not because it’s what the network wanted — America is learning a new moral vocabulary. Schur, a father of two, is offering nothing short of a roadmap to goodness.