Under Cover Boss : The Series 2 Seasons 2010

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Season 1
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2. Hooters TV-PG CC

Coby Brooks, President and CEO of Hooters of America INC, believes he has the best CEO job in the world. Jet-setting to store openings around the world this 40-year-old father of three lives the good life. But he's going to give up his private jet and red carpet treatment to work on the front lines of his own company. Hooters has always been a controversial company catering to its loyal customer base that has an affinity for beer, wings and beautiful women. By going undercover Coby hopes to find out ways to expand his customer base and find out what the public and his work force really think of his family business. Coby travels to Dallas, TX for his first job. His first job will put him directly in the line of fire as he struggles to keep up with the kitchen staff. He'll also have to prove to his boss for the day, the store's general manager, Dave, a no nonsense former marine. It's been over 20 years since Coby has worked in a kitchen and during his shift his inexperience shows and Dave isn't afraid to let Coby know how poorly he's doing. Eventually, Dave sees enough and sends Coby home early saying he won't be inviting him back. The next day Coby returns to the world's largest Hooters in Dallas to go on a promo run with Hooters girls Brittney and Amanda. First things first, Coby gets his uniform, the extra small t-shirt that all the girls must fit into. Then it's time to hit the streets to try and drum up business by giving out free chicken. Coby and the girls chat with passersby, asking their opinions on Hooters. The real reactions from the public are raw and unflattering. Coby uncomfortably listens as potential customers tell him they would never let their daughters work at Hooters. Coby leaves the experience with something he doesn't often get to hear, the truth. His journey continues as he meets with Jimbo, a larger than life General Manager. Coby is thrown right into the mix as Jimbo takes him through uniform line up where they must inspect each of the Hoote

Starring:
Mark Keller, Coby Brooks
Runtime:
43 minutes
Original air date:
February 14, 2010

Hooters

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Director Bengt Anderson, Randy Jones
Starring Mark Keller, Coby Brooks
Season year 2010
Network All3Media
Executive Producer Lauren Baduini
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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They need to see what it REALLY takes to get the job done.
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A sensitive, well made and produced look at American companies who care about their businesses and the people who work for them.
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I've noticed that White Castle employs more older employees than other fast food chains.
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Every episode starts out the same way. The CEO is going to spend time with the rank and file. This will help the CEO to manage the whole organization and will serve to extend the CEO's influence.

However, the CEO soon finds out that the rank and file work much harder than anticipated or believed. Also, they are comparatively guileless. Usually, there's one worker that requires a reprimand while all the others are somewhere between lucky to have a job in this recession and flat out exploited.

What grabs me is how humble the workers are - in each episode.

The sad part for me is the ending in each episode. The CEO at the end announces what he's done and how he'll now focus on the right things, while the workers applaud. It's staged like Caesar returning to Rome after campaigns in Gaul. Only it seemed things would not get better because the macro trends are not within control of the CEO.

Warning: Sometimes the CEO going undercover isn't that plausible. For example, the White Castle CEO-owner going to work at a White Castle was not believable. He just didn't look at all like any of the employees at the store level and I doubt anybody there thought he was really interested in that sort of job. Actually, most of the time it wasn't plausible that the CEO of these companies would consider the jobs they "trained" for - and that's why the ruse of doing a documentary was doubly necessary.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. S. Walter on November 19, 2012
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I picked up an old season of Undercover Boss because I recently started working for one of the companies, and it is nice to see how things went and even a few familiar faces are still around. I enjoyed this series a lot a few years ago, but can I say that Amazon's streaming service needs a little work? Netflix is usually smooth for me, and this was choppy and I would have to get up every 10 minutes or so and refresh the webpage for it to continue loading...At least they kept some memory of where I was in video and didn't have to restart from the beginning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nick on January 19, 2014
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But not overly believable. Like most shows of its kind, its obvious that there is some element of staging or artificially created situations. However it's moving and fun to meet the awesome (sometimes awful) people working for these organizations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Bruno on August 29, 2013
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These shows are awesome and I cant wait for more, i love the idea of this show and how it works
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if the ceos are held to their word and keep the changes they have made to make their companies more friendly and profitable the yes i would suggest watching this show.
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By Eldone Truex on July 1, 2014
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Many CEO's are very compassionate and caring at heart. This should be a well publicized TV program that shops the positive side of capitalism.
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By Pamela Brown on June 27, 2014
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Love it! It always makese tear up when they find out that the boss was undercover. I like that most bosses are empathetic to their personal lives.
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A great Show, Whoever thought this one up is A Genius. Have really enjoyed the ones Iv'e seen. Enlightening & Helpful.
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