Superstore reminds us that Green Day are 'the mermaids of '90s rock'
This week’s episode of Superstore asks the classic question, “What do you think would be a good piñata for a Green Day-themed birthday party for a 2-year-old?”
If your eyebrows just went up so high they fell off your face, congratulations. You and Amy (America Ferrera) have that in common. In this exclusive clip from the installment, called “Angels and Mermaids,” Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) is looking for a little help planning her daughter Harmonica’s party, especially since she wants to honor her ex-convict mom’s punk rock suggestion for its theme.
When Amy suggests something a little more age-appropriate, like Minions, Cheyenne makes an excellent point: “[My mom] just got out of jail — Minions are criminals. That could suck her right back into the lifestyle.”
Then it’s Amy’s turn to make an excellent point: “Mermaids are a lot like Green Day: They’re half-fish, half-human. They’re like rebels, down for whatever. In fact, they used to call Green Day the mermaids of ’90s rock.”
More existential wisdom is sure to come from the new episode of Superstore, airing Thursday at 8 p.m. on NBC.