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Mr. Sunshine: Employee of the Year

Crystal decides to hold a contest to determine the Employee of the Year, but unbeknownst to the staff, a winner has already been pre-determined. Meanwhile, as Ben contends with catering to Eli's needs, he must also keep the rest of the employees from being distracted by the fake contest and get the arena ready in time for Eli's performance.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Wednesday February 16th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 14, 2011 (Premiere!)

  • Currently 5/10
5/10 (5 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Nick JonasNick Jonas
As Eli Cutler

Guest Stars
Portia DoubledayPortia Doubleday
As Heather
David PressmanDavid Pressman
As Mascot
Kathy NajimyKathy Najimy
As Myrna

Co-Guest Stars
Christopher SheaChristopher Shea
As Stage Manager
Roger CastilloRoger Castillo
As Worker #1
Matt LevinMatt Levin
As Worker #2
Carl McDowellCarl McDowell
As Trevon
Jim HoffmasterJim Hoffmaster
As Lighting Guy
Johnny SkourtisJohnny Skourtis
As Food Service Guy
Lili SimmonsLili Simmons
As Hot Teenage Girl
Diego Villareal GarciaDiego Villareal Garcia
As Co-Worker #1
Main Cast
Matthew Perry
As Ben Donovan
Andrea Anders
As Alice Aubrey
James Lesure
As Alonzo Pope
Nate Torrence
As Roman Cohen
Allison Janney
As Crystal Cohen


Ben informs the mascot that today is his 10th anniversary here. He's sure it's going to be a big deal. As he gets on the elevator, the guy usually inside the mascot suit walks up, grabs his suit, and says good morning to Ben...

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerMatthew Perry  |  Alex Barnow  |  Jamie Tarses  |  Marc Firek  |  Thomas Schlamme  |  Matthew Carlson
Co-Executive ProducerEric Gilliland  |  Casey Johnson  |  David E. Windsor  |  Sally Bradford
ProducerBryan Adams (2)  |  Annette Sahakian Davis
Co-ProducerBarbara Brace
Associate ProducerRebecca Moline  |  Julie DeJoie
Production DesignerMichael Wylie
EditorGregg Featherman
CastingLauren Grey
Unit Production ManagerGabriela Vazquez
First Assistant DirectorFranklin A. Vallette
Second Assistant DirectorRyan Krayser
MusicRob Cairns
Costume DesignerGenevieve Tyrrell
Key GripKenny King
Camera OperatorMichael Stumpf
Set DecoratorAnne H. Ahrens
Location ManagerChristopher Lee (3)
Property MasterJonathan Hodges
Construction CoordinatorManny Silvia
Script SupervisorRebecca Blum
GafferJohn M. Magallon
Director of PhotographyMichael Goi
Original CastingLauren Grey  |  Francine Maisler
Created ByAlex Barnow  |  Matthew Perry  |  Marc Firek
Second Second Assistant DirectorMichelle Gritzer
Warning: Mr. Sunshine season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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