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"Olympics"
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Season: Two — Episode: 0
Director: Ruben Fleischer — Writer: Jonathan Green — Aired: August 19, 2016 — Viewers (millions): 9.67
Summary: Glenn holds a store Olympic opening, Amy meets her childhood idol, Mateo learns of a secret from his past, Dina plans a memorable closing ceremony.

Cast

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Main Cast
Featured

Also see Season Two minor employees.

Plot

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And now, to light the Cloud 9 Olympic cauldron is store 1217's oldest living employee, Myrtle!
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— Glenn
In celebration of the 2016 Olympics, Glenn holds the store's own Olympics opening ceremony featuring the employees marching to the store front holding various products while he announces over them over the P.A. system. (♫ Apollo Overture ♫) He then announces that Myrtle will light a cauldron. Glenn is distracted by Dina and Myrtle lights a stack of toilet paper. (♫ Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA ♫) Jonah alerts Glenn who tries to put the fire out but instead, blows it into a BBQ and lighter fluid display. Fire and panic spreads in the store. Amy and Jonah watch the mannequin that looks like Jonah ("Mannequin"), dressed in a USA uniform, burn.



S00E1-Myrtle lights the fire
An American hero!
In the Break Room seventeen days later, Glenn announces an Olympics closing day ceremony. Dinah argues with him and says she'll do it since his poor planning led to the opening ceremony disaster. He also announces that gold medal winning gymnast Missy Jones will be at the store who is an idol of Amy's. Glenn asks about Mateo's Philippines flag pin which he is wearing to show pride for his home country. Glenn is a bit put off Mateo isn't cheering for the USA and gives inane reasons why the USA is "number one" in countries and planets. A customer looks at the charred mannequin that looks like Jonah. (♫ Romantics - What I Like About You ♫)



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Pinoy pride!
Amy is too shy to approach Missy Jones so Dina goes over and Amy follows. Dina asks Missy about sex in the Olympic village which Missy won't answer. Amy tries talking to Missy but she's so nervous that Missy takes her hand and tells Amy that she's the best in the world at being herself. Amy is amazed while Dina returns with more sex questions. Glenn approaches Mateo and points out American made products, rivers and starts singing America the Beautiful which Mateo joins in singing quizzically. Pregnant Cheyenne overhears Amy raving about Missy Jones and what she'd accomplished when she was 16 which makes Cheyenne feels like an under achiever. She runs away crying. Tara Lipinsky spins on a wet patch Brett is mopping. (♫ Mike Posner - I Took a Pill in Ibiza ♫)



Olympics22
Your eyes are like lasers.
In the Stock Room, Jonah and Amy try to comfort Cheyenne but Amy makes her feel worse when Cheyenne realizes she's not taking pre-natal classes. Amy tries the "best in the world" routine that Missy Jones did to her on Cheyenne but it has no effect. Dina watches the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony and proposes some outlandish ideas for her closing ceremony to Garrett. He tries to get her to be more realistic. Apolo Ohno tries to get past a woman pushing a cart. (♫ Meghan Trainor - No ♫) Glenn models US made blue jeans for Mateo who then complains to Jonah that Asian Americans can't vote. Jonah is confused when Mateo talks about the "Green Card Store" and it dawns on Mateo that he may be an illegal alien. He talks to his grandma and confirms it.



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Try getting these in Ma-nai-la!
Amy brings Cheyenne to meet Missy Jones who inspires them both with a "dream card" she'd written "Olympics" on when she was five. Missy pinned this on her bedroom wall as a reminder of her goal and imparted that the "magic" in achieving goals lies within. Cheyenne is impressed. Glenn starts criticizing the Philippines to Jonah who teaches Glenn that the Olympics is about bringing countries together. Missy says goodbye to Amy and Cheyenne who is so inspired that she's decided to quit school and become an Olympic gymnast. In the Break Room, Amy and Jonah try to talk Cheyenne out of becoming a gymnast but when she starts to become discouraged again, Amy supports her new dream. McKayla Moroney smirks in a mirror. (♫ Fetty Wap - 679 ♫)



S00E1-Missy olympic card
Guess where the real magic is.
In the Break Room, Glenn is now trying to be inclusive and has brought different world food. He positively mentions the Philippines to Mateo who because of his undocumented status, has now become very USA patriotic. Cheyenne uses clothing racks as parallel bars but slips and falls. (♫ Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet ♫) In the Stock Room, Dina and Garrett holds auditions for the closing ceremonies. Justine says she can sing so Dina has her try Car Wash. Dina fails her almost immediately and says she has a terrible voice. Sandra says she can remember everything that happened every day of her life. Dina finds that excruciating which Sandra says she said the last time she told Dina about her memory. Dina proclaims the auditions a failure in disagreement with Garrett so she fires him from planning the closing ceremony.



S00E1-Justine sings carwash
Fail!
Cheyenne is showing some staff Missy's "dream card" technique but she is espousing that anything written on a card will come true. Amy and Jonah interrupt and try to inject some realism. After reviewing outlandish dreams from Marcus, Elias, Freddy, Sarah and Carol, Amy's frustration boils over and she says that if the dream cards worked, Garrett could walk. He sarcastically writes "walk" on a card and says it didn't change anything. Cheyenne is disappointed Amy doesn't believe in her dream and walks away. Marcus takes Elias' card which is to have sex with a certain famous movie starlet. Amy seeks out Cheyenne who knows the dream cards don't work, but it was just nice to imagine for a while.



S00E1-Marcus takes Elias card
That'll happen Marcus.
Mateo goes to Glenn's Office to confess he's not a citizen but Glenn takes his words to mean that he doesn't feel accepted. Glenn says Mateo is an American and he is Filipino and asks for Mateo's Philippines flag pin. He slaps it onto his chest, it pierces his skin and bone and he grimaces in pain. With the store closing, the staff walk out into the night. The store's outside lights go out, a cauldron begins burning, flares go off and music blares. (♫ Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane ♫) Performers in lighted costumes dance and fireworks go off. Glenn hugs Mateo and says this show could happen in any country. A helicopter appears carrying Dina on a rope ladder who trumpets her awesome closing ceremony to Glenn using a megaphone.

S00E1-Closing ceremony
The awesome closing ceremony.

S00E1-Dina and helicopter
Suck it Glenn!

Running Gags

  • Amy's name tag: Amy wears a different name tag in every episode. For this one it's "Gemma".
  • Crazy Customers and music: For all customer interludes and music see Olympics (music).
  • Glenn's tie: Large cartoon clouds. Only episode Glenn doesn't wear a tie clip.

Cultural References

Trivia

"Grandma, do you remember what we bought for me before? So that green card was counterfeit? So that means I'm not an American citizen? And we can watch Spiderman legally on Netflix?"

  • Goof 1: During the opening ceremony, Myrtle can be seen at the end of the procession. A few seconds later, Glenn calls for her and she is much further back behind a shelving unit.
  • Goof 2: In the scene where Dina is in the Stock Room holding auditions for the closing ceremonies, Darren is standing in between Sandra and Travis but he disappears after Dina talks to Sandra. Actor Hermie Castillo who plays Darren received a screen credit indicating that it's likely he spoke in a deleted scene which would account for his disappearance.
  • In a deleted scene, Glenn and Mateo sing "America the Beautiful" for much longer and in harmony. See Gallery for the video.

Quotes

Is it true that the Olympic Village is basically just a three-week-long Slammerama?Dina

Gallery

Superstore Season Two Episodes
OlympicsStrikeBack to WorkGuns, Pills, and BirdsSpokesman ScandalDog Adoption DayHalloween TheftElection DaySeasonal HelpBlack FridayLost and FoundRebrandingLadies' LunchValentine's DaySuper Hot StoreWellness FairIntegrity AwardMateo's Last DayGlenn's KidsSpring CleaningCheyenne's WeddingTornado

Season2 DVD

Season OneSeason TwoSeason ThreeSeason Four
ve Dina nametag Superstore Season Two Episodes
Olympics11    "Olympics" August 19, 2016
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer - Written by: Jonathan Green

Amy gets the opportunity to meet her childhood idol; Glenn struggles to balance his excessive patriotism; Jonah discovers a secret about Mateo's past; Dina works to create a memorable closing ceremony. (Viewers: 9.67 million)

Strike    "Strike" September 22, 2016
Directed by: Victor Nelli, Jr - Written by: Jackie Clarke

A full-fledged strike ensues when a group of Cloud 9 employees walk off the job to protest the firing of Glenn. Jonah tries to help Amy negotiate with corporate; Garrett meets a gorgeous woman on the picket line. (Viewers: 5.45 million)

S02E02-Marcus cuts off thumb    "Back to Work" September 29, 2016
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Eric Ledgin

A workplace accident threatens Amy's plan to impress the district manager; Glenn tries to come off as a strict boss; Jonah tries to help Dina win over the co-workers she betrayed in the strike. (Viewers: 4.39 million)

GPAB    "Guns, Pills, and Birds" October 6, 2016
Directed by: Matt Sohn - Written by: Matt Hubbard

Jonah is assigned to the gun section of the store and refuses to sell to anyone he deems suspicious. Glenn tries to buy the store's entire stock of morning-after pills. (Viewers: 5.18 million)

S02E04-Kyle standup    "Spokesman Scandal" October 13, 2016
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Gabe Miller

When the company's spokesperson is accused of a crime, Glenn begins to worry he should know more about his employees; Amy and Jonah challenge each other to a series of dares; Cheyenne annoys Garrett and Sandra with her baby talk. (Viewers: 4.39 million)

Dog    "Dog Adoption Day" October 20, 2016
Directed by: Betsy Thomas - Written by: Josh Malmuth

Cheyenne and Bo fight, prompting Amy and Glenn to give them advice in very different forms; Mateo and Jonah oversee dog adoption at the store; Garrett taunts Dina when she refuses to adjust his time card. (Viewers: 4.18 million)

S02E06-Staff in costumes    "Halloween Theft" October 27, 2016
Directed by: Alisa Statman - Written by: Karey Dornetto

After an apparent theft, Dina launches a store-wide investigation interrupting everyone's Halloween plans; Jonah and Cheyenne attempt to bond; Garrett tries to defend himself in Dina's theft probe. (Viewers: 4.21 million)

Election    "Election Day" November 3, 2016
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero - Written by: Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu

The store becomes an official polling place; Dina and Glenn are stuck in a cover-up; Mateo hides his undocumented status. (Viewers: 3.58 million)

Seasonal    "Seasonal Help" November 10, 2016
Directed by: Geeta V. Patel - Written by: Jackie Clarke

Glenn hires Amy's husband, Adam for extra help during the holidays; Jonah and Garrett grow frustrated with the seasonal temps; Glenn looks for the perfect store Santa. (Viewers: 5.19 million)

S02E09-BF crowd    "Black Friday" November 10, 2016
Directed by: Victor Nelli, Jr - Written by: Eric Ledgin

The staff comes down with food poisoning; Jonah documents the day with home video; Glenn's disposition changes; Mateo and Cheyenne discover a lucrative Black Friday side business. (Viewers: 3.79 million)

S02E10-Lost and Found bin    "Lost and Found" January 5, 2017
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Sierra Teller Ornelas

Amy walks away with a huge wad of cash from the lost and found bin and is pressured to spend the money various ways; Dina and Garrett deal with their fling; Glenn tries to stave off staff depression. (Viewers: 4.43 million)

S02E11-Rex fingers up    "Rebranding" January 12, 2017
Directed by: Bill Purple - Written by: Matt Hubbard

VP Rex brings a rebranding and is part of Jonah's past, Dina hunts a snitch, Cheyenne hides discounted products. (Viewers: 4.33 million)

S02E12-The Charhouse    "Ladies' Lunch" February 2, 2017
Directed by: Todd Biermann - Written by: Vanessa Ramos

Glenn accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch". Jonah and Garrett invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo in the process. Cheyenne helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look. (Viewers: 3.99 million)

S02E13-Miles dancing    "Valentine's Day" February 9, 2017
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero - Written by: John Kazlauskas

A well-intentioned Amy and Glenn get caught up in the Valentine's Day spirit, quickly learning what happens when you try and force love. Meanwhile, Jonah goes undercover to try and catch a serial shoplifter and ends up getting closer to her than Dina would like; Mateo begins to unravel as Sandra's relationship with Jeff takes a new turn. (Viewers: 3.54 million)

S02E14-Brett and Sam enjoy the cold    "Super Hot Store" February 16, 2017
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Joe Barrasas

A store-wide heater malfunction magnifies angry tensions between Amy, Jonah and the Warehouse employees after both sides refuse to clean up a spill; Dina and Garrett get close. (Viewers: 3.67 million)

S02E15-Amy and Emma hooky    "Wellness Fair" February 23, 2017
Directed by: Alex Reid - Written by: Owen Ellickson

Amy sees Mateo out on a secret date with Jeff; Glenn resents Jonah for outshining him on the store's Wellness Fair; Dina tries to prove Amy faked being sick; many relationship secrets are revealed. (Viewers: 3.51 million)

Integrity    "Integrity Award" March 16, 2017
Directed by: Linda Mendoza - Written by: Gabe Miller

Jonah accompanies Amy on a trip to help her mom and dad move out of her childhood home. Glenn desperately wants to win the new Cloud 9 Integrity Award but starts to worry that Garrett has a better chance of winning. Dina tries to take advantage of Mateo's relationship with Jeff to fix problems in the store and Cheyenne gets caught up in Glenn's self-serving campaign. (Viewers: 4.17 million)

S02E17-Mateo and Cloud 9 sign    "Mateo's Last Day" March 23, 2017
Directed by: America Ferrera - Written by: Jonathan Green

When Mateo faces complications with his transfer to a Cloud 9 Signature store, he becomes desperate to resolve his undocumented status. Amy helps Glenn battle an Internet troll, Jonah and Cheyenne try to give Mateo legal counsel, and Dina and Garrett take issue with corporate over their relationship. (Viewers: 4.15 million)

S02E18-Sturgis family    "Glenn's Kids" April 6, 2017
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer - Written by: Sierra Teller Ornelas

Glenn invites all of his kids to the store causing disorder among the employees. Jonah develops a romantic interest in Glenn's 25-year-old daughter, and Amy gets caught in the middle. Garrett, Dina and Cheyenne struggle to keep track of one of the toddlers and Mateo tricks the kids into working for him as he grapples with life after Jeff. (Viewers: 3.08 million)

SpringCleaning19    "Spring Cleaning" April 20, 2017
Directed by: Geeta V. Patel - Written by: Josh Malmuth

Amy and Garrett embark on an investigation as they sift through abandoned photos during the store's spring cleaning. Jonah goes out of his way to befriend Glenn in hopes of gaining his approval in dating his daughter. Cheyenne's fiancé Bo starts working at the store for some fast cash, taking advantage of Dina and Mateo's store knowledge. (Viewers: 3.15 million)

CheyennesWedding11    "Cheyenne's Wedding" April 27, 2017
Directed by: Michael Weaver - Written by: Vanessa Ramos, Bridget Kyle, Vicky Luu

It's Cheyenne and Bo's dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Relationships unravel as Amy and Jonah confront their feelings. Glenn tries to change Jeff's mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo dodges Jeff throughout the wedding. (Viewers: 2.77 million)

S02E21-Brett and tornado    "Tornado" May 4, 2017
Directed by: Matt Sohn - Written by: Justin Spitzer

Everyone in the store is on edge as Glenn tries to figure out which employees to lay off. Jonah struggles with the fallout of an admission he made to Amy, Garrett and Dina spar, and Mateo forms alliances to keep his job. A tornado warning goes into effect at the worst possible time, forcing the staff into uncomfortable groups. (Viewers: 2.91 million)