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"Seasonal Help"
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Season: Two — Episode: 8
Director: Geeta V. Patel — Writer: Jackie Clarke — Aired: November 10, 2016 — Viewers (millions): 4.01
Summary: Amy's husband Adam is hired, the store is flooded with seasonal "temp" workers resulting in Jonah and Garrett create a temp "quitting" pool, Glenn holds Santa interviews.

Cast

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Main Cast
Featured

Also see Season Two minor employees.

Plot

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I've got twenty bucks on the old bitch!
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Myrtle
As Jonah is hanging Christmas decorations he meets Amy's husband Adam. His BBQ business has failed so Jonah suggests he apply as a seasonal temp at the store. Amy walks up and isn't thrilled with the suggestion. Dina overhears and asks Glenn if they are hiring but he's says they are full. Amy has to fake anger and Glenn changes his mind. The Break Room is jammed with temp workers who Glenn welcomes including Opal who is older than Myrtle, bringing an angry glare from her. Adam is introduced and tells some embarrassing details about Amy. A man reaches an item for a short woman and then takes it. (♫ Santa Claus Is Coming to Town ♫)



Break Room-S02E08
Permanent welcome to the temp workers.
Temp Nick crashes a go backs cart into a display which starts a discussion among Dina, Jonah, Garrett and Mateo about which one will quit first. Jonah finds this offensive and then admits he has a gambling problem. Dina and Garrett tease him until he agrees to a small wager between the three of them. At the checkout, Cheyenne is frustrated with temp Sue who reads instead of bagging items. Amy criticizes the way Adam is stocking a shelf causing tension between them. In Glenn's Office, Tom, an excellent candidate for store Santa is being interviewed by Glenn. Cheyenne pushes products into Sue but she still won't bag them. (♫ We Wish You a Merry Christmas ♫) Garrett tells Jonah he won the bet and Jonah's addiction kicks in. He wants to start a large pool to see which temp will quit next.



SeasonalHelp5
Is that the laugh?
Glenn starts a competition among other Santa applicants. Amy and Adam continue arguing until Garrett calls Amy over the P.A. system using personal details Adam told everyone. Jonah is surveying the temps to find the next quitter. He happens upon Isaac who is struggling with a mannequin and says he is close to quitting. Jonah sets up an odds board in the Warehouse and starts taking bets from the staff. (♫ Party Favor - Bap U ♫) Glenn is sitting on Santa candidate Cody's lap as Amy asks if Adam can work a different shift than her. Glenn says he's not surprised due to what he perceives is the bad state of their marriage which evokes disbelieve from Amy. Myrtle places a bet on Opal, Mateo and Cheyenne on Sue. Temp worker Courtney continually flushes a clogged toilet. (♫ Deck the Halls ♫)



Warehouse-S02E08
I'm open to exotic bets.
After learning other staff think Amy's marriage is shaky, she overcompensates when around Adam and starts laughing and kissing him. Jonah starts to actively encourage Isaac to quit which Garrett sees. Garrett targets temp Nick and finds out he misses his son when he's at work which Mateo sees. Mateo sexually harasses his target, Sue. (♫ Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis ♫) Dina targets Eugene and makes him scrub the parking lot, Myrtle tries to knock over a ladder Opal is on and Cheyenne also harasses Sue.

S02E08-Mateo harasses Sue
Looking fine white girl!

S02E08-Myrtle pushes Opals ladder
Urrrgghh!

S02E08-Eugene scrubs lot
I can't believe you're doing it.

Amy takes Adam into the Photo Lab to have sex but he gets annoyed that she didn't tell him the lab has a large format printer which would have helped one of his failed businesses. She entices him further and he forgets. Garrett tries to get Nick to quit by targeting him with a song. (♫ Harry Chapin - Cat's in the Cradle ♫) Jonah believes that if a tower of Christmas tins Isaac is stacking falls over, he'll win the pool which happens. Jonah is counting his winnings until he learns from Glenn that the temps are hired from Glenn's church's last chances program which turns his glee into guilt. He is commiserating with Garrett and Dina when Amy shows up and brags about her sex with Adam.



S02E08-Isaac quits
I quit!
Glenn is done putting the Santa applicants through his testing and chooses Tom. When Tom learns the job has no pay, all the Santas leave except for Cody. He becomes the store Santa by default and swears before sitting in the Santa chair. Amy talks to Adam and tries to convince herself that her marriage is OK. Jonah catches up to Isaac in the parking lot and gives him the $200 pool winnings. (♫ Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ♫) Isaac seems genuinely moved. Jonah than overhears Isaac calling his uncle and asking how much crystal (meth) he can buy with the money. Jonah walks away while Eugene continues to scrub the parking lot.



S02E08-Cody as Santa
The best Santa.

Running Gags

  • Amy's name tag: Amy wears a different name tag in every episode. For this one it's "Joanne".
  • Crazy Customers and music: For all customer interludes and music see Seasonal Help (music).
  • Glenn's tie: Glenn wears a Christmas tree tie very briefly when hiring Adam. After this, he wears a snowflake tie.
  • Bang room: Amy takes Adam into the photo lab for sex. She previously mentioned that she had sex there and when Adam enters the lab he says he remembers it. ("All-Nighter")
  • Rhyme time: Garrett says to Jonah "It's on like Kubla Khan".
  • We're not in Kansas: After Adam is introduced to the staff and calls Amy "bean", Glenn starts to talk about tornado safety but is cut off by Garrett.

Cultural References

  • Tom, the best applicant for Santa, says he was trained as a store Santa at the Chicago Macy's.
  • Glenn congratulates the six Santa applicants who made it past the Megan's Law test but he gets a text and says one of the applicants (Richard) has to leave.
  • Garrett challenges Jonah with a mention of Kubla Khan.
  • Garrett plays the song Cat's in the Cradle to push temp worker Nick to quit.
  • Jonah admits he had a gambling problem in college that resulted in him selling his brother's Camry.
  • Garrett compares Jonah's tact on the temp quitting game to the Thunderdome.

Trivia

  • Eugene debuts in this episode as a temp worker. He'd later be seen as an associate and then as Glenn's assistant.
  • Isaac also debuts as a temp worker. He returns as an associate in "Health Fund" and other episodes.
  • Glenn's office, the Warehouse and the Photo Lab make an appearance.
  • Goof: As Adam tells Amy that he cut too deep into a box of shampoo bottles, his shirt and vest are covered in shampoo. A little later, as Amy brings him into the Photo Lab to have sex, he is wearing the same shirt and vest which are now clean and stain-free.

Quotes

Give it to Daddy. Give Daddy what he wants! Give it to Daddy! Give Daddy that sugar.Jonah

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)