Superstore gets in the holiday spirit of giving with guest star Fred Armisen and the most contentious charity toy drive ever.
Whether you’re ready for the holiday season of giving or not, Superstore’s beating everyone to the greedy Black Friday punch with a little help from Fred Armisen.
While Cheyenne schools Garrett in a little thing called ghosting and Glenn prepares to marry a painfully bland Sandra and Jerry, Amy and Jonah assist Mateo with his charity toy drive. He plans the drive as a bright spot for his immigration hearing, but a competing charity representative (the always hilarious Armisen) outside the store pulls focus and ignites an all out war. Let’s recap the feud blow by blow with the five funniest jokes from the latest episode of Superstore.
1. “A book? Come on, that’s just mean.”
Amy and Jonah help Mateo organize and document on camera a toy drive for charity for his upcoming immigration hearing. Ironically, Mateo needs the help because he isn’t particularly charitable. He fumbles on camera with worries about his hair and denies a donation because it’s a book. But hey, it’s the effort that counts, right? Unfortunately, that effort might be foiled by Kyle (guest star Fred Armisen), a representative for the St. Louis Samaritans, a play on the annual Salvation Army bell ringers for monetary donations. The customers don’t want to donate twice.
2. “I’m in a group chat about Chicago Fire, and I don’t even know if that’s a show or a fire.”
A few episodes back, Garrett became involved with Dina’s sworn enemy Colleen and promised Dina that he would dump her to embarrass her. Obviously, he had no intention to end their relationship to satiate Dina’s thirst for revenge, but Cheyenne uncovers an interesting twist. With one look at his phone, she realizes that Colleen ghosted him. From excuses about sick aunts to being out of town for her dad’s play, Garrett finally sees the forest for the trees and Dina’s reaction doesn’t help. He truly doesn’t win in this scenario, but Cheyenne’s group chat sounds like a blast.
3. “Oh, Jonah, no one believes that.”
The setup of this excellent joke arrives after Amy confronts Kyle to no avail. He pulls up the receipt of his email to Amy, in which she agreed to him setting up outside the store, but when she asks him to come back another day, he calls her a bad manager. It’s war. Amy steals Kyle’s bell and decides to offer a $5 gift card for every toy sold, which the scorned charity rep quickly abuses with a bucket of Army men. He demands a gift card for each individual figurine. Someone knows how to work the system, and that same someone almost caught Jonah’s hands. But Mateo speaks the truth.
4. “They’re two people who look alike that are getting married, end of story.”
When Sandra asks Glenn if he’ll officiate her wedding to Jerry, he’s overcome with emotion. Dina isn’t a fan of Glenn performing the service, and she makes her dissent known. Nonetheless, Glenn sits down with the couple for a pre-wedding interview, and their answers trouble him. They respond with words like “nice” and “great” when asked what they like most about each other. Glenn’s conflicted about why they’re getting married, but Dina sees it clear as day. Ultimately, with Dina’s help, he gets Sandra and Jerry to open up about their love — literally — and he quickly regrets it.
5. “St. Louis: If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.”
When all else fails, you put the fear of Dina on Kyle. However, he wins her over with solid paperwork and a dad joke about local weather. She can’t help but donate change to the enemy cause. Since their Hail Mary fails, the charity trio pulls out all the stops: loud music, manure, bird seed, a blockade of carts… Still, none of this works. Kyle dupes them with a decoy from Happy Tots, Mateo’s charity, and steals all of their toys. Jonah sees the silver lining: They still donated toys to charity.
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Superstore airs Thursdays at 8/7c on NBC.