Superstore express lane: The 5 best jokes in Season 5, Episode 9

SUPERSTORE -- "Curbside Pickup" Episode 509 -- Pictured: Lauren Ash as Dina -- (Photo by: Tina Thorpe/NBC)
SUPERSTORE -- "Curbside Pickup" Episode 509 -- Pictured: Lauren Ash as Dina -- (Photo by: Tina Thorpe/NBC) /
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Cloud 9 gets in the curbside pickup game, while Amy tries to set her brother up with Mateo. Neither are very successful in a near-perfect Superstore.

Sometimes long-running shows suffer the valleys of reaching a quota, but Superstore continues to get better and better. In a stellar outing, the sitcom scores laughs without bending over backwards to push the narrative forward. There’s no major plot twist or shocking life decision to make the episode memorable. Just a store full of employees trying to keep up with the on-demand times, and it’s a near-perfect episode.

Superstore finally addresses the growing movement taking over grocery stores: curbside pickup. Dina announces the corporate initiative to fulfill orders and deliver them to customers in the parking lot in 30 minutes or less. The daunting task takes a toll on the staff, just as Amy’s meddling in the personal lives of her brother and Mateo takes a toll on them.

Let’s recap all of the supermarket madness and matchmaking with the five best jokes from the latest episode.

1. “Yeah, or if it’s for something we don’t even sell, like tractors.”

When Dina pushes the staff to fulfill and deliver orders, Jonah and Cheyenne rebuff the time limit set by corporate. Some orders could take longer, and some could be fore items not sold by Cloud 9, like the example provided by Cheyenne. But Dina insists that they guaranteed 30 minutes, and they will keep their promise.

2. “I have a whole box full of donkey stuff I have to put out when she’s over.”

Amy’s morning covers all the topics, including the curbside pickup initiative and the recent return of her brother Eric, who’s crashing with Amy and Jonah. Because he’s at her home, she has to give him grief for letting their mother come over and catch her without her donkey memorabilia on display. But she also sees him as a project, and when she catches the slightest glimpse of sparks between him and Mateo, she’s suddenly all-in on making it happen.

SUPERSTORE — “Curbside Pickup” Episode 509 — Pictured: (l-r) Lauren Ash as Dina, Ben Feldman as Jonah, Nichole Bloom as Cheyenne, Mark McKinney as Glenn — (Photo by: Tina Thorpe/NBC)
SUPERSTORE — “Curbside Pickup” Episode 509 — Pictured: (l-r) Lauren Ash as Dina, Ben Feldman as Jonah, Nichole Bloom as Cheyenne, Mark McKinney as Glenn — (Photo by: Tina Thorpe/NBC) /

3. “I’ve had to pee for two hours, and now I don’t anymore. Where did the pee go, Jonah?”

Superstore doesn’t shy away from providing commentary on curbside pickup. Before long, the orders come pouring in faster than they can fulfill them. Cheyenne doesn’t even time to use the bathroom, lest she catch the wrath of Dina for fulfilling an order in 33 minutes like Jonah. It doesn’t help that Garrett bailed to hang out with Jerry to use his new VR headset.

4. “This is 2003’s regionals for Missouri’s best bagger all over again.”

As Jonah comes to find out, Cheyenne unplugged the order machine (which raises the question of why they weird digitized), causing the orders to pile up in double time without anyone fulfilling them. The parking lot overflows with bumper-to-bumper customers wondering where their orders are. Naturally, Dina opts to jump in and take on the orders herself. She crushes it until she gets hit by a car running after a customer who forgot their wineglasses. Reality checks come in different forms.

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5. “We’re a hot family, everyone’s talking about it today!”

Amy keeps calling her brother cute, which raises eyebrows around the store. But she’s merely trying to run a successful matchmaking campaign. Mateo doesn’t want to date right now, but Amy hears from Marcus that Mateo has been entertaining quite a few men. With that information, Amy turns her efforts all the way up by forcing Eric to install shelves in Mateo’s vicinity. She’s less than subtle, and the entire operation comes literally crashing down. Once Amy’s out of earshot, Eric asks out Mateo, and they agree to keep their date hush hush. Amy won and she doesn’t even know.

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Superstore airs Thursdays at 8/7c on NBC.