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On 1/3/2015 at 7:54 PM, Beach Party said:

Did Jose the boss really not know a VIN number? Hopefully that was a purposeful part of his undercover act.  

This is a theme that happens in many of the episodes, and it was so obvious in the MACCO episode that I can't believe nobody has said it on camera:

How insulting is it to watch this series and see your CEO having NO IDEA how the day to day operation works, yet he's the one who controlls your job.

And does it at 10 times your salary (or 100 times your salary).

I can't believe that people don't watch this show and resign en masse.

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The "Celebrity" shows start on Friday. Not sure if I'm going to bother watching or not.

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I didn’t care for the Celebrity Edition last year and would much rather have more regular episodes of Undercover Boss.

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I've liked both episodes so far this season.  Both Gabby Douglas and Idina Menzel seemed very engaged during the process.  Their disguises were eons ahead of the regular Undercover Boss disguises!

I have no idea who Bethany Mota is or why I should care, but I remember "Neon Deion" Sanders from his baseball years mainly.  

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I almost turned off Idina the first half because it was too sugary sweet and boring. But hung in there. I did get a kick out of singing telegram girl. She had her back sob story locked and loaded. And “oh while you’re here, and I don’t know you, here’s my adoption papers and a letter wrapped in plastic my moms lips kisses once”. 

8 hours ago, zoey1996 said:

I've liked both episodes so far this season.  Both Gabby Douglas and Idina Menzel seemed very engaged during the process.  Their disguises were eons ahead of the regular Undercover Boss disguises!

I have no idea who Bethany Mota is or why I should care, but I remember "Neon Deion" Sanders from his baseball years mainly.  

Bethany Mota is a big YouTuber.  She did one season of Dancing with the Stars too. 

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I’m still not sure about something; is Deion Sanders well known and recognized a lot in Dallas? 

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It’s possible that, as a lifelong Cowboys fan and someone who works with low-income college students not too far from these kiddos, I’m a little biased, but... favorite Celebrity Undercover Boss episode ever!!! PRIME TIME! Ugh I was frigging CRYING at a REALITY SHOW but that sweet Michael fellow got me good. I want to have him over for dinner!! And Deion too I mean why not. Get Michael Irvin and Emmit Smith (my football bae) over here while we’re at it. Maybe Crabtree is in town and we can make it a party, bring that whole choir. Y’all I don’t think Jewel’s fake Jersey accent can top this. 

PS the spliced-in footage of Deep Ellum in the first driving scene was cracking me up. There is nowhere in Dallas that anybody who played in a Super Bowl AND a World Series would live, that would put Deep Ellum on the way to Cedar Hill. But hey, first reality show ever to film in Dallas without shoehorning in footage of Midland oil pumpjacks and the Fort Worth Stockyards so I’ll let that slide. 

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13 hours ago, JocelynCavanaugh said:

It’s possible that, as a lifelong Cowboys fan and someone who works with low-income college students not too far from these kiddos, I’m a little biased, but... favorite Celebrity Undercover Boss episode ever!!! PRIME TIME! Ugh I was frigging CRYING at a REALITY SHOW but that sweet Michael fellow got me good. I want to have him over for dinner!! And Deion too I mean why not. Get Michael Irvin and Emmit Smith (my football bae) over here while we’re at it. Maybe Crabtree is in town and we can make it a party, bring that whole choir. Y’all I don’t think Jewel’s fake Jersey accent can top this. 

PS the spliced-in footage of Deep Ellum in the first driving scene was cracking me up. There is nowhere in Dallas that anybody who played in a Super Bowl AND a World Series would live, that would put Deep Ellum on the way to Cedar Hill. But hey, first reality show ever to film in Dallas without shoehorning in footage of Midland oil pumpjacks and the Fort Worth Stockyards so I’ll let that slide. 

You're not alone. I was bawling the minute he sat down with Desiree...and didn't stop until the end credits rolled. 

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I was amused at how terribly concerned Deion Sanders (go Cowboys!!) and Gaby Douglas were that they might get recognized. Come ON! Only Jesus and the makeup crew knew it was you.

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Never checked this forum before but glad to see others have thought the prizes cheap! Are they handing out the shows money or their own?  Because I think Jewel - with the gosh awful makeup and horrible accent - was the cheapest "boss" very ever seen.  I doubt $20000 gets you a semester of grad school and $15000 to get started in the music industry?  Maybe record a CD and mail it yourself.  The introduction to the music manager was the most valuable prize and haha! If she thinks a YouTuber never gets out of her bedroom she's tech illiterate.  YouTube is viewed as much as tv these days. 

Felt like a has been on Dancing with the Stars spin off sadly.

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I only ever watched 2 shows from this series, one being Peavey because I'm a guitar player so it interested me. So likewise, I see Jewel being the 'undercover' person on whatever the hell new take on the shows theme is.  I thought Jewel was cool back when she was in the spotlight.  Wow, that 'open mic' scene was so phony even for it being a fake 'reality' show so I just forwarded to the reveal and made a mental note never, ever to watch again. lol

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Some of the actual real bosses are very moving, and appear pretty unscripted.  

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On 6/9/2018 at 12:38 PM, Jlina said:

Some of the actual real bosses are very moving, and appear pretty unscripted.  

Yes, some bosses (very few anymore) seem genuine. I don't recall his name or the company he owned but he was a very large, tall man with IIRC a Jersey accent. He sobbed for real with each one of his employees who were gifted with money, paid vacations etc. Seemed like a very nice, grateful man.

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13 hours ago, chenoa333 said:

Yes, some bosses (very few anymore) seem genuine. I don't recall his name or the company he owned but he was a very large, tall man with IIRC a Jersey accent. He sobbed for real with each one of his employees who were gifted with money, paid vacations etc. Seemed like a very nice, grateful man.

Was that Modell’s Sporting Goods, maybe?

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2 hours ago, JocelynCavanaugh said:

Was that Modell’s Sporting Goods, maybe?

Yes! Thanks for remembering. 

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