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It looks as though the well of ideas for reality television has begun to run dry or these executives are innovative geniuses.... let's say the answer falls somewhere in the middle. For a bit, one of the most popular shows was 'Undercover Boss.' A series in which bosses would infiltrate their companies in disguise to spy, I mean bond with their employees. This way they could learn about those who make their money for them. Eventually the truth is outed and there are tears and laughter and learning lessons. It's all very entertaining, well mostly.

Redditor u/poppyt123 wanted to from people who have participated on the once successful reality show by asking.... People who have been working during an undercover boss episode, is it blatantly obvious what's going on? And how does everyone act?


The Basics....

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What is undercover boss? Pill_Boi

A basic description of the show would be a boss goes undercover as a lower ranked worker at the place they are a boss of. They experience the job, and at the end, when they reveal themselves, sometimes give money to the workers they meet while undercover that really seemed to be working hard. Overall, a pretty good show. Would recommend watching if you have never seen it. tiny_planets

Are you blind?

'Undercover Boss' ran for one season in Finland couple of years ago. It became so much of a joke I'm sure they did it on purpose just for meme material.

The makeup, wigs and clothing they put on were so ridiculous that even if you wouldn't recognize your boss, you'd instantly know something's going on. Here's couple of examples. dedbet

They Know! 

I worked as a store manager for a small franchise that was featured on 'Undercover Boss.' Not our location, but all of the franchise owners & managers received an email that they would be filming the chosen locations on so & so day & the show would air on "x" date.

They know.

Also, F that show. It brought in a metric ton of dummies from the general population into my shop acting like snooty little sh**s. 0veranalytica1

It's just a movie.... 

My confusion comes from the fact that they're blatantly being taped. I think one episode excused it with "we're making a documentary" or some crap and everyone just believes that? tatsuedoa

Read the Warning Label....

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Warning: The following reality programming may not contain traces of actual reality. Viewer derision is advised. Whackjob-KSP

That was nice. Went well with my beer and cheese. Belmish

HARUMPH!!!

We knew because everyone knew what the boss looked like. He came in wearing a dirty boiler suit and his face had grease on it. This is an upscale restaurant. He then sat at the bar and told the barmaid to give him a 'snifter of moderately priced sherry.' He then winked at the cctv camera and said 'I am a modest blue collar worker after all.' Then he ordered chicken nuggets and a bag of corn and the waiter informed him they did not have those on the menu.

Again he looked at the CCTV (I think he thought it was the tv camera) and said "Harumph! Some changes to cater for the common laborer are needed in this establishment!" Then he removed the boiler suit and he had a tuxedo underneath and said that the humble worker was the big boss all along. We acted surprised and looked with our mouth open to the cameras. They never aired the episode. computer_is_hard

Good on you America! 

The good thing about the American version is the bosses are super generous to the employees they meet like "here's $50,000, I'm gonna set up a trust fund for your kids and sponsor your family to come over from Venezuela." in Britain it's like "we'd like to invite you up to HQ for the day to see how it's run from the top." jeremybearimy1

It's all in the edit...

It was probably the most agonizing job I ever worked on. Just days of filming boring people having insipid conversations. The editing team earned their pay that's for sure.

Was it real? I mean, no. No reality tv show is real. It wasn't as cynically faked like the MTV shows I worked on though. Apotropaic_Sphinx

Copycat....

I worked at a retail store where the boss did their own undercover boss scenario. Half of my store got fired, mainly for little stuff. Luckily I remained but I couldn't trust anyone anymore. brudda20

Make-Up!!!!

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I have to say the disguises on the American version are terrible, stuck on moustache and a trucker hat usually. On the British version they go all out on the hair dye (not done by the boss himself from a box dye in a motel bathroom but by an actual hairdresser), prosthetics and a plausible cover story! jeremybearimy1

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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