Re-Watch Review: Superstore S1-EP3

Episode synopsis

S1 EP3 – Shots and Salsa: Amy fights racial stereotypes, while Jonah learns why you should never lend a helping hand.


America Ferrera…Amy

Ben Feldman…Jonah

Lauren Ash…Dina

Colton Dunn…Garrett

Nico Santos…Mateo

Mark McKinney…Glenn

Josh Lawson…Tate

Grace Parra…Carmen

Matt Oberg…Larry

Kaliko Kauahi…Sandra

Best character

Based on how many of his lines I’ve mentioned in this post, I have to give this to Garrett. He isn’t present for a lot of the episode, but he has some great one liners. 

Best supporting character 

Tartar guy. He doesn’t need much explanation, just know he breathed in Mateo’s face and if someone did that to me, I’d probably punch them. I’m not violent, it would be involuntary.

Favourite scenes

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I love the opening of this episode where Glenn does his motivational chants with the team. The editing is absolutely brilliant at making it seem like it goes on for way too long, pure comedy if you ask me. 

I find any scene in a comedy with bleeped out swearing absolutely hilarious. The bleeped out swearing is way more effective at being funny than actual swearing.

This whole scene is pure comedy gold. Especially Garrett’s face when the lady on the training video called Nelson Mandela an African American. 

Best quotes and one liners

JONAH: This chant seems a little on the long side. 

AMY: Gets longer every year. When I first started here, we would just put our hands in the middle and go, “Yay.”

GLENN: Think fast! Mexico hat!

GARRETT: Attention, Cloud 9 shoppers, be sure to stop by grocery for a free sample of Señor Cloud salsa. And in pharmacy, get yourself a flu shot, available in medium, mild, ay-yi-yi picante, and I’m almost positive that was written down wrong.

GARRET: Within these walls, helping is quicksand. 

JONAH: You know, it’s funny that you mention walls. Because that summer that I spent doing Habitat for Humanity, I was literally building… 

[both groan] 

JONAH: What? 

AMY: You know, you find ways to work that into conversation a lot. I try not to say words like “hammer” or “roof” when I’m around you. 

GARRETT: One time you got there from Hugh Laurie.

GARRETT: Thanks a lot, guys. When I woke up this morning, I was hoping to learn about racism from a white lady.

JONAH: So how long you been a racist? 

AMY: Just today. You? 

JONAH: Me too. So far it’s not really working out for me.

Final thoughts and fun facts

Tate says that he makes over $110,000. Apparently, a pharmacist working at a retail store would not make that much money. But knowing his character as well as I do, I’m aware that he’s inflating this to make himself look better. 

At the end of every episode, the card for the production company Spitzer Holding Company features a variety of items they specialise in. In this episode, they list Telecommunications, Soy Technologies, and War Bonds.

Amy’s name tag in this episode is “Beatrice.”

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