The Best Episodes of Undercover Boss (US)

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2018

In this hidden-camera show an executive goes undercover in his or her own company to get a raw look at how people really work. This is the US version of the show, which is based on the format originated in the UK version.


#1 - Belfor

Season 2 - Episode 14

Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of BELFOR, the world's largest disaster restoration company, goes undercover and becomes frustrated while struggling to hang drywall. Also, the boss unexpectedly reveals himself while working alongside an employee.

star 8.67
12 votes
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TaylorMade Golf Company

#2 - TaylorMade Golf Company

Season 3 - Episode 9

CEO Mark King goes inside every department of his company TaylorMade Golf.

star 8.46
13 votes
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Frontier Airlines

#3 - Frontier Airlines

Season 2 - Episode 4

Bryan Bedford, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Frontier Airlines, goes undercover in his own company, where he "gets christened" while emptying a plane's lavatory and discovers how company-wide pay cuts are impacting his employees.

star 8.44
25 votes
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#4 - MasTec

Season 3 - Episode 13

MasTec CEO Jose Mas goes under cover and receives an explosive surprise.

star 8.43
14 votes
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Budget Blinds

#5 - Budget Blinds

Season 3 - Episode 10

CEO and co-founder of Budget Blinds Chad Hallock goes undercover as an ex-artist named Tom. He works as a blinds builder and a blinds hanger, but has a hard time at both.

star 8.42
12 votes
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Retro Fitness

#6 - Retro Fitness

Season 4 - Episode 14

Retro Fitness CEO Eric Casaburi goes under cover and encounters an employee who hates customers.

star 8.33
30 votes
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Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker

#7 - Celebrity Undercover Boss: Darius Rucker

Season 8 - Episode 9

Grammy Award-winning musician Darius Rucker, former lead singer for Hootie & the Blowfish turned country music superstar, travels to Austin, Texas on an undercover journey to discover the next great musical acts. During his time undercover, Darius runs an open mic night, works as a roadie, and strolls along Austin's famous Sixth Street in search of standout street performers.

star 8.30
98 votes
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Modell's Sporting Goods

#8 - Modell's Sporting Goods

Season 4 - Episode 1

Modell's Sporting Goods CEO Mitchell B. Modell goes under cover.

star 8.27
30 votes
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#9 - ADT

Season 4 - Episode 13

When ADT Chief Marketing and Customer Officer Tony Wells goes under cover, he struggles to make a sale and deals with a life-or-death situation when answering a call.

star 8.25
28 votes
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Fastsigns International

#10 - Fastsigns International

Season 3 - Episode 12

Fastsigns International CEO Catherine Monson.

star 8.25
16 votes
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#11 - DirecTV

Season 2 - Episode 3

Mike White, Chairman, President and CEO of DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service goes undercover in his own company where he discovers that employees are spending their own money for a specific piece of equipment.

star 8.24
34 votes
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#12 - Chiquita

Season 2 - Episode 6

Fernando Aguirre, Chairman and CEO of Chiquita, one of the largest producers of fruits and vegetables in the world, is unable to perform a physically demanding job at their flagship factory and has to be removed from the line.

star 8.24
17 votes
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Oriental Trading Company

#13 - Oriental Trading Company

Season 3 - Episode 7

Oriental Trading Company CEO Sam Taylor works undercover at his company.

star 8.16
19 votes
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Checkers & Rally's

#14 - Checkers & Rally's

Season 3 - Episode 4

Checkers and Rally's CEO Rick Silva works undercover at his burger restaurants.

star 8.15
20 votes
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#15 - Menchie's

Season 5 - Episode 5

Menchie's frozen yogurt franchise CEO Amit Kleinberger goes undercover at a dairy farm and a kids birthday party.

star 8.15
41 votes
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Philly Pretzel Factory

#16 - Philly Pretzel Factory

Season 3 - Episode 11

Philly Pretzel Factory CEO Dan DiZio must take action when a franchisee goes rogue and learns he let another franchise owner down.

star 8.14
29 votes
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University of California, Riverside

#17 - University of California, Riverside

Season 2 - Episode 22

University of California, Riverside Chancellor Tim White goes under cover as a teaching assistant for 200 organic chemistry students, and works with the track team.

star 8.10
10 votes
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#18 - BrightStar

Season 2 - Episode 21

Shelly Sun, the CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, a full-service, private healthcare company serving more than 10,000 families in the United States, goes undercover posing as a former administrative assistant who is now looking for a job in healthcare

star 8.10
10 votes
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Yankee Candle

#19 - Yankee Candle

Season 3 - Episode 8

Yankee Candle Company CEO works undercover at his company's retail stores and packaging center.

star 8.08
26 votes
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Epic Employees

#20 - Epic Employees

Season 4 - Episode 16

Intriguing employees featured in past episodes discuss how the show has impacted their lives.

star 8.08
26 votes
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Buffets, Inc.

#21 - Buffets, Inc.

Season 5 - Episode 4

Buffets, Inc. CEO Anthony Wedo encounters an employee with a nasty attitude and learns how to work the grill station while he is undercover.

star 8.07
40 votes
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Squaw Valley

#22 - Squaw Valley

Season 4 - Episode 11

CEO Andy Wirth, of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, goes under cover and posts warning signs on the top of an unsafe cliff; Olympic gold-medalist Jonny Moseley participates in a ruse with Wirth.

star 8.05
22 votes
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#23 - Orkin

Season 4 - Episode 15

Rollins, Inc., President John Wilson tackles a major cockroach infestation and faces swarming bees when he goes under cover.

star 8.04
23 votes
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Cinnabon Inc.

#24 - Cinnabon Inc.

Season 4 - Episode 3

Cinnabon Inc. President Kat Cole goes under cover.

star 8.04
28 votes
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Celebrity Undercover Boss: Marcus Samuelsson

#25 - Celebrity Undercover Boss: Marcus Samuelsson

Season 8 - Episode 10

Season 8 ends with chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson going undercover to find and mentor new culinary talent. During his mission, he discovers some gifted aspiring chefs at a public cooking class, a culinary institute, a high-end food truck and a soup kitchen.

star 8.03
94 votes
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