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Todd begins feeling pressure from his family to succeed, so he tries to impress them by winning a Black Friday sales competition. Fearing defeat, Todd works his employees extra hard, only to find his efforts thwarted when the power goes out due to a torrential downpour. Meanwhile, Charlie tries to redeem himself after losing to Manmeet and Gupta at the Indian version of billiards by challenging them to a game of laser tag.

Source: NBC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Thursday November 18th, 2010

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Writer: Laura Gutin

  • Currently 6.6/10
6.6/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jeff Perry
As Todd's Father
Nancy Lenehan
As Todd's Mother
Stephen Rannazzisi
As Todd's Brother

Co-Guest Stars
Sharmila Devar
As CC Worker #9
Surina Jindal
As Gurpreet
Thushari Jayasekera
As Pinky
Main Cast
Diedrich Bader
As Charlie
Pippa Black
As Tonya
Rizwan Manji
As Rajiv
Sacha Dhawan
As Manmeet
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Kambakkht IshLakh Lakh06:04 - 06:24

Episode Quotes
Asha: They're an odd couple, these pilgrims and Indians.
Todd: Yeah. They kinda had a complicated relationship.
Rajiv: It's quite simple, really. The pilgrims came to a land which was not their own and subjugated the Indians so the white man could run the call center. I mean the country.
Todd: All you gotta remember is that the Indians helped the pilgrims survive the winter. That's why we have these huge feasts and we give thanks.
Asha: So if the Indians gave the pilgrims shelter, what did the pilgrims give the Indians?
Todd: Less land to worry about? Actually, they prefer to be called native Americans.
Gupta: Why?
Todd: Well, they find the term Indian derogatory.

Todd: Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. It's America's busiest shopping day of the year. And I don't think you guys realize how intense it's gonna be. I want you to watch this. Now, this is a couple of years ago. It's 5:00 A.M. People have been standing in this line for hours waiting for this sale.
Todd shows the video
Todd: See how out of control it can get?
Gupta: Out of control? I go through worse getting on my train in the morning. But if you think that's horrible, I might be late tomorrow.
Todd: No. People were seriously hurt. It started a riot.
Rajiv: As riots go, this is rather tame. I see no tear gas, no batons, no one set on fire. I could riot circles around these people.
Todd: All right. So you guys are better at rioting than us. But when it comes to shoppers spending beyond their means, we are still number one. As long as the Chinese let us.

Todd: Do we have an tetanus shots in the first-aid Kit?
Rajiv: We do not have a first-aid Kit. If someone gets hurt, it's cheaper to hire a new worker.

Todd: (talking about Charlie) He's a hardcore hunter. He claims he killed a moose and slept inside it. He said he would have slept in till noon if it hadn't been mating season.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerDavid Skinner  |  Victor Nelli, Jr.  |  Robert Borden  |  Tom Gorai  |  Ken Kwapis
Co-Executive ProducerAlexandra Beattie  |  Mark Torgove  |  Paul A. Kaplan  |  Linda Videtti Figueiredo  |  Michael Pennie
ProducerJimmy Simons  |  Sonny Lee  |  Patrick Walsh (2)
Consulting ProducerTerry Mulroy  |  John Jeffcoat  |  George Wing
Associate ProducerKatrin L. Goodson
Production DesignerJoseph P. Lucky
EditorLance Luckey
CastingMary Gail Artz  |  Shani Ginsberg
Unit Production ManagerJimmy Simons
First Assistant DirectorSonia Bhalla
Second Assistant DirectorKate Marie Boyle
MusicThe Transcenders
Music EditorAvital Korin
Music SupervisorTom Wolfe (2)  |  Manish Raval
Costume DesignerSusie Desanto
Key GripGary Dagg
Set DesignerViva Wang
Set DecoratorCherie Day Ledwith
Transportation CoordinatorAustin Thompson
Property MasterMelody Miller
Construction CoordinatorMark Powell (1)
Production Sound MixerKen Segal
Script SupervisorGrace Anne Carter
Script CoordinatorDevin Mahoney
Assistant EditorPatrick Magee (2)
Supervising Sound EditorJason George  |  Geoff Rubay
Re-Recording MixerPeter Nusbaum  |  John Cook
Director of PhotographyGreg Gardiner
Story EditorLaura Gutin  |  Luvh Rakhe
Production SupervisorJanice Carr
Art DirectorBill Durrell
Assistant Production CoordinatorBilly Acquaviva, Jr.
Executive Story EditorMichael Loftus  |  Vera Santamaria
Costume SupervisorKate Samhat
Makeup Department Head Jill Cady
Key Makeup ArtistJudy Yonemoto
Visual Effects SupervisorArt Codron
Production AccountantTim Tucker
Chief Lighting TechnicianBrian Bartolini
"A" Camera OperatorKurt Jones
Key HairstylistPeggy Semtob
Clearance CoordinatorRachell Hayward
Assistant To The Executive ProducerReynolds Anderson  |  Tasha Prothro  |  Susan J. Libicki
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerMissy Buser
Hair Department HeadViviane Normand
Best Boy GripRodney Veto
"B" Camera OperatorRichard Crow
Assistant Chief Lighting TechnicianErik Folsom
"B" Camera First AssistantMike Blauvelt
Writers' AssistantRyan Kemp
Theme BySatnam Ramgotra  |  Michael A. Levine (1)
DeveloperRobert Borden
Based On The Film Written ByGeorge Wing  |  John Jeffcoat
"A" Camera 1st AssistantSean O'Shea
Warning: Outsourced season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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