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Undercover Boss - Whole season discussion.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TonyTheTiger, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    Yes, I noticed that, too. I'm betting they must do research prior to shooting on which employees will make for the most drama.
     
  2. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    The first house in the Orkin episode was beyond gross, I don't know how people live like that and would show their faces on TV.
     
  3. TiVo'Brien

    TiVo'Brien Multi-year Veteran

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    The wife seemed a pretty offended to be told her house was a roach-ridden disaster case. Denial isn't just a river in Egypt. :p

    I can't believe anyone could let their house get that bad without doing anything about it a looong time ago!
     
  4. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

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    What's worse is KIDS lived in that filth! I can't believe they didn't get child services called out on that one.
     
  5. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    i felt like i was watching cops because at least then you dont know someone will be in y our house. but they invited the cameras in....even if the service is free (which i doubt), who would NOT be embarrassed about at least that kitchen counter. i just hope they staged this for the show and it wasnt real.

    also the guy was very tactful and saying you just keep cleaning up and we will keep on spraying. i think i would have pulled up with a dumpster and went to town. it is impossible to get rid of anythign with all that trash around.

    i wish shame and class could be taught in schools.

    i guess this gets them out of ever hosting thanksgiving though
     
  6. andyw715

    andyw715 Active Member

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    they need to burn that house down.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    There are plenty of houses with literally crap and other things inside. I can't count the number of very expensive houses I went into in the late 80's to early 90's when I worked at Orkin. Sure the first level you went into usually looked fine, but many times the upper and lower levels looked disgusting. One even had dozens of piles of dog crap that had new and old piles that had been there for months. And this was in very expensive houses over twenty years ago. Like houses valued at 750K to over 1 million back then. I was always amazed at some of the things we saw behind the scenes that did not match the personna that people were projecting.
     
  8. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    sooo she's learned her lesson to not say things? was she saying her job was at an altzheimers facility where she watched over 35 people? i dont even wanna joke about that.

    and early education? if she thinks gym members are stupid, little kids are even stoooopider! i can see her now, hey stupid dont you know your times tables by now, you are 5! geez um , even a monkey can do that

    i forgot the one guy gave 250K to that girl for a house, i'm glad they had this followup. it's also funny the boston market guy isnt gay and people thought he was. sadly his friends seem to be just as pathetic he was unless they edited the comments down. laughing at what he said was just not funny at all. it's mortifying. his gf was very cute too..get her better glasses lol.

    was that lady with the airconditioned house in mexico? the house just seemed out of place in America. then again i'm no expert.
     
  9. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    The lady's house was in Cabo, I'm pretty sure she worked at a Timeshare.

    That guys gayer than gay, he just doesn't want to admit it yet.
     
  10. GDG76

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    I'm pretty sure with at least three episodes they've started to use fake plants as bad employees. I can't even watch it anymore since they are so obvious.
    So sick of the make-a-wish format too. Since every week is the same, it feels scripted. I'd rather get a more documentary look at being a CEO. Hire an actor who can actually go undercover and be a real employee and use that info...
     
  11. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

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    I agree. I gave up on this show after the consistently ridiculously awful wigs and moustaches and beards for disguises. Quit insulting our intelligence, producers! I would much rather see an actual documentary than a scripted and heavily produced "reality" show.
     
  12. mattack

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    It's been this way ALL ALONG.

    Even though every show is basically the same (though either with this one or the one before, MOST of the things the guy gave away were FAR less luxurious than some people are given), I still think it's entertaining.

    Someone PROVE that they're plants. I also think it would be entertaining to see an episode of the 'fake' reality show they are supposedly doing.
     
  13. Worf

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    I think there's a lot of CEO one-upmanship going on - I think at the beginning they had to ask people to participate, and now they're lining up to do the same thing.

    And I'm betting some of the stuff is paid for by CBS as well (have you seen the ratings? Not great, but among the best for a Friday prime time show). Especially on the public utility ones where they're not allowed to use taxpayer money for those perks. I'm betting the "donor" is actually CBS.

    Heck, the ad rates are still pretty robust for it.
     
  14. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

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    Which ones were actual public utilities? I don't recall any like that.
     
  15. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    25 2-16 06/Mar/11 City Of Cincinnati
    31 2-22 01/May/11 University of California, Riverside

    That's my quick skim... maybe I missed some..

    the one in a couple of weeks sounds interesting:
    70 5-09 22/Nov/13 Undercover Boss: BUSTED!
     
  16. Worf

    Worf Active Member

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    I thought there were more, but apparently that was the Canadian spinoff (creatively called Undercover Boss Canada) which did 3 public organizations.

    Either way, they always have a "donor".
     

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