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Old 11-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #91
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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...
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.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #92
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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.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:04 AM   #93
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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.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:43 AM   #94
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Which ones were actual public utilities? I don't recall any like that.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:37 PM   #95
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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!
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:33 AM   #96
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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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