In the Superstore episode ‘Olympics,’ the giant retailer Cloud 9 is implementing an Olympics promotion. Real Olympic athletes make cameo appearances including speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, ice skater Tara Lipinski, and gymnast McKayla Maroney. But it’s make-believe gymnast Missy Jones who catches the attention of Cloud 9 manager Amy (America Ferrera). Missy, Amy’s childhood idol, is at Cloud 9 for a book signing event.
Missy Jones is portrayed by Cecily Strong. Strong is recognized for many roles including Weekend Update Anchor on Saturday Night Live. She’s also known for her roles in the films Ghostbusters (Jennifer Lynch), and the 2015 comedy The Bronze about a former gymnastics bronze medalist who’s local celebrity status is threatened by new talent (starring Melissa Rauch aka Bernadette on The Big Bang Theory). The Superstore Olympics-themed episode will air after the real Olympics on Friday, August 19 at 10:30pm on NBC.
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