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In the Break Room, Dina is sad as one of her birds died. Garrett and Amy both comment that they tried to get off working that day but couldn't. As Jonah asks why, Glenn enters dressed in patriotic garb and announces "color wars". (♫ John Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever ♫) He divides the staff into two teams and hands out red and gold t-shirts. Whichever team sells the most gets a pizza party at day end. The staff are not enthusiastic and languish around the store. To cheer up Dina, Glenn asks her to help plan the pizza party which she agrees to in an insulting manner.
We’re not in the mood.
Glenn is disappointed that no one is working harder and complains to Amy. She indicates that pizza isn't much motivation. Glenn says that each member of the winning team also gets $100. Amy's eyes bulge and Glenn says he wanted to surprise everyone at day end. Amy volunteers to tell everyone but gathers only her Gold team in the Break Room to tell them. Jonah objects to selling people things they don't need but is pressured by Cheyenne. Sandra (who is on the Red Team) enters the room to use a vending machine and the room goes uncomfortably quiet. The Gold Team bursts into the store and begins a frenzy of selling while the Red Team lolls about. (♫ Ice Cube – You Can Do It ♫)
Garrett, who is on the Red Team with Mateo notices the Gold Team's efforts and asks Mateo to find out why. Mateo twists Cheyenne's arm until she reveals the secret. To get back at Amy, Garrett announces on the store P.A. system that the Gold Team members are all ex-cons. Myrtle and Jimmy have a stare-down. (♫ Edwin Starr - War ♫) Glenn and Dina argue about the party, Dina not wanting clowns or piñatas. Jonah is having a hard time selling customers things they don’t need so Amy takes him aside to tell him the Red team knows about the $100 prize and he needs to step it up. She talks about her need for the money and points out that the Red team has awesome salesmen like Brett. Glenn and Dina order a cake at Coffee & Bakery but Maren transcribes everything they say to write on the cake.
The guy’s a machine!
Following Amy's direction, Jonah chats with a man who is checking out an expensive BBQ. He calls his wife who turns out to be Amy, though Jonah doesn't know this. Amy doesn't have time to talk to Adam so Jonah points out that he tried to tell her about the buying the BBQ and convinces him to make the purchase. Garrett sells an expensive bike by lying that an accident on a cheaper bike was the cause of his disability. Brett is standing at an aisle end, staring. (♫ Blue Öyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper ♫) At checkout, a self-centred rich woman isn't paying attention so Cheyenne rings up many items she didn't shop for. Adam shows Jonah his real-time BBQ Youtube channel which leads Jonah to convince him to buy a new TV.
A lot of dead air on this video.
Jonah tells Amy that he's sold $2000 of merchandise though Amy doesn't know her husband is the purchaser. At the checkout, Garrett points out to Jonah that the BBQ purchaser is Amy's husband. Glenn and Dina decide to compromise and take the stuffing out of a teddy bear to make a piñata for the party. Jonah tries to talk Adam out of his purchases and offers to pay for them himself until Amy catches them. Adam and Amy argue and Jonah slips away. At the pizza party, Dina and Glenn sing jazz together in front of the staff and announce that the Gold Team won. Garrett switches teams to get $100. Amy opens up to Jonah about her marriage and Myrtle hits the teddy bear piñata.
Is it working?
Amy's name tag: Amy wears a different name tag in every episode. For this one it's "Esmé".
Minions, known from the Despicable Me movies and Minions, are sold at the store and Amy tries to get a kid to buy a lot of Minions-themed merchandise to help her team win the sales competition. She also tells the kid to buy an new Xbox.
A rich woman talking on her phone mentions she'll call the (now defunct) INS if her maid doesn't do what she's told.
Garrett lies to a customer that his first words on waking from a coma were he wished he would have bought a Vitamix blender.
One of Adam's failed businesses is making a Reggaeton album.
Amy feels competitive when Glenn publicly congratulates Jonah on his superb employee test results. Cloud 9 employees are on their best behavior in anticipation of a secret shopper. (Viewers: 5.66 million)