NBC's 'Superstore' Blasts 'Unethical' Corporations

November 4th, 2016 1:39 AM

The NBC comedy Superstore continues to insert pro-labor propaganda into its show. Thursday night's episode "Election Day" once again pits employees against their "unethical" corporation. 

The Cloud 9 store becomes a polling center for voters during the election, and the company tries to get its workers to support pro-business candidate Jack Peterson, who “supports your right to work,” against pro-union candidate Gary Langham, who "has never gone on record as being pro-America."

Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Amy (America Ferrara) are outraged at this, while Garrett (Colton Dunn) makes a joke about corporations being unethical.  

Amy: It's totally slanted. They're just pushing the pro-business, anti-worker candidates. –

Garrett: What? A corporation doing something unethical? To protect its interests? This is shocking! 

Amy: All right. Maybe Glenn's right. Maybe it doesn't matter. Hey, Marcus? Who did you vote for for state senate? 

Marcus: Jack Peterson. He's pro-freedom and anti-bad guys, and those are two things I can get behind. 

Jonah and Amy take it upon themselves to campaign for Gary Langham and tell their co-workers to vote for him because he is “for them.” Langham wants to fight for a higher minimum wage and get more paid sick days for workers.

In the end, their scheme works to get the left-wing state senator elected. Needless to say, this goes over well with the Cloud 9 employees, but these workers may be surprised that some changes might be coming along soon.

If the show is honest there will be an episode where they realize that with this new state senator’s policies they just voted themselves out of jobs because the “unethical” corporation that tried to stop him can no longer afford to employ them. Not so funny anymore.