'Undercover Boss': Top 4 Moments From Season 4 [VIDEO]
Workers let it rip, swearing with abandon, almost as if cursing was part of their job description. Some showed extraordinary comfort in using their sex appeal to make a sale. At the same time, the CEOs' trip from corner office to front lines sometimes forced them to face their own personal demons -- as well as the reality of paying workers' low salaries. At least one exec realized that an employee, despite putting in full-time hours, was living in a homeless shelter. So what were the top moments in Season 4? Here are four picks:
1. Retro Fitness CEO Eric Casaburi
Eric Casaburi, posing as "Barry," a man trying out to be a gym manager on a "second chances" reality show, was shocked when he met Jacqueline, a front desk manager at a Retro Fitness gym in Fairlawn, N.J. She seemed to come and go as she pleased and spent most of her day checking her smart phone. "I am not a f------ slave!" she told him. So as seen in the clip above, Casaburi invited Jacqueline's store manager Bob onto the show to decide her fate.
2. Mood Media CEO Lorne Abony
Posing as "Beau," a failed nightclub owner appearing on a "second chances" reality show, Mood Media CEO Lorne Abony met Devin, an assembly line worker. Devin told Abony about how he decided to reconnect with his father, from whom he had cut off ties after "one messy night." For Abony, the story sounded very familiar. He too had cut off ties from his father, who went AWOL during his youth, as he said during the episode. And as seen in the clip above, the meeting inspired Abony to start a new chapter in his life.
3. Modell's CEO Mitch Modell
When Modell first visited with Angel, he was floored to find out that one of his staff was so destitute that she lived in a homeless shelter. While the "Undercover Boss" execs usually showcase their generosity on the show, Modell's gift -- $250,000, so that Angel could buy a new home -- was stunning. In fact, "Undercover Boss" invited Model and Angel back on for a special "Epic Employees" episode, and Modell cemented his reputation for generosity by asking Angel if she needed any more help. Check out how she reacts.
4. Tilted Kilt CEO Ron Lynch
As CEO of the Tilted Kilt, a so-called "breastaurant" food chain, Lynch is proud that his workers use their sex appeal. He posed as "Ryan Good," a failed sporting goods store owner appearing on a reality show to win money to launch a new business. But Lynch was shocked to see just how far one worker pushed the envelope. Kaliane, a waitress at a Tilted Kilt franchise in San Diego, told a joke involving jam, jelly and sexual intercourse, and also made use of a pile of straws and whipped cream in a rather sexually obvious display. As seen in the clip above, Lynch decided he needed to give his young worker a serious reprimand.
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