The Steven Yeun-voiced Speckle, who is Bertie's boyfriend on the canceled Netflix animated comedy, is very nice, says Josh Gondelman. "As a person who is also often described, above all other traits, as 'nice,' I feel a deep kinship with this sweet birdman," he says. "Lots of TV characters are presented as 'nice,' but many of them are also annoying and selfish and rarely learn from their behavior. Ross Geller from Friends. Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother. Zachary Scrubbs from Scrubs (I think that was his name). They’re all kind of blandly nice without having any specific nice quality that I relate to or try to embody. And, more importantly, they aren’t messed up in ways that feel familiar, either." In contrast, he says, Speckle had "a set of nice-person flaws that you don’t often see depicted onscreen."