The BEST Episodes of Undercover Boss (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2020
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 - Great Wolf Resorts
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2010
Kim Schaefer, CEO of Great Wolf Resorts, North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, struggles to keep pace working in an aquatic center and gets her hands dirty when she responds to a call no waterpark employee wants to receive.
#2 - DirecTV
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2010
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.
#3 - Chiquita
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2010
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.
#4 - Belfor
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 16, 2011
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.
#5 - Oriental Trading Company
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 9, 2012
Oriental Trading Company CEO Sam Taylor works undercover at his company.
#6 - BrightStar
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 17, 2011
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
#7 - Frontier Airlines
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2010
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.
#8 - Choice Hotels
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2010
Choice Hotels CEO Steve Joyce works under cover within the company.
#9 - NASCAR
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2010
Steve Phelps, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for NASCAR, the #1 spectator sport in the U.S., goes undercover with one of the sport's pit crews and also struggles to keep pace working alongside a grounds crew preparing for the "Daytona 500."
#10 - Lucky Strike Lanes
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2010
Steven Foster, Co-Founder and CEO of Lucky Strike Lanes, one of the nation's largest chains of upscale bowling alleys, takes an emotional trip inside his own company where among other things, he hits the streets as a walking bowling pin.
#11 - Diamond Resorts International
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 15, 2012
Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and CEO of Diamond Resorts International goes undercover at his resorts.
#12 - The Dwyer Group
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2012
Dina Dwyer-Owens, Chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group goes undercover in her company. The Dwyer Group provides plumbing services, electrical work, and landscaping services.
#13 - Cinnabon Inc.
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 16, 2012
Cinnabon Inc. President Kat Cole goes under cover.
#14 - Utah Jazz
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 28, 2014
Greg Miller, CEO of the Utah Jazz, one of the most recognizable basketball organizations in the NBA, attempts to make halftime history when he works undercover with their infamous Dunk Team. Also, the boss' team spirit is put to the test when he is asked to become a human basketball hoop as a member of the Interactive Team.
#15 - Sky Zone
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 14, 2014
Jeff Platt, CEO of Sky Zone, the world’s first indoor trampoline park, jumps into action as a referee for a children’s dodgeball game. On another assignment, the 29-year-old boss – the youngest in the show’s history – has trouble hiding his in-depth knowledge of the company when working in community relations.
#16 - True Value
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 14, 2014
John Hartmann, the President and CEO of True Value, one of the largest hardware cooperatives in the world, reactivates his undercover skills from his time as an FBI agent when he investigates the state of the True Value company and employees. During his “special assignment,” the boss is shocked by the inappropriate on-the-job pickup artist antics of one of the employees.
#17 - Chicago Cubs
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2010
Todd Ricketts, one of the owners of the Chicago Cubs, goes undercover within one of baseball's most famous franchises and fights for the chance to redeem himself after being let go on the second day.
#18 - 7-Eleven
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 21, 2010
While undercover within the company, the CEO of 7-Eleven discovers one of his corporate policies is not being implemented on the front lines; a delivery driver's approach to life inspires the executive.
#19 - Checkers & Rally's
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 17, 2012
Checkers and Rally's CEO Rick Silva works undercover at his burger restaurants.
#20 - Rocket Fizz
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 23, 2015
Robert Powells, President and Co-Founder of The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops, the largest candy and soda shop franchise in America, embarks on an emotional journey to discover what keeps his candy shops sweet.
#21 - Waste Management
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 7, 2010
Larry O'Donnell, President and C.O.O. of Waste Management, works alongside his employees, cleaning porta-potties, sorting waste, collecting garbage from a landfill and even being fired for the first time in his life.
#22 - Celebrity Undercover Boss: Gabby Douglas
Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired May 11, 2018
Two-time U.S. Olympic women's gymnastics team member, three-time Olympic Gold medalist, a two-time New York Times bestselling author and one of the most celebrated Olympic gymnasts of all time. Douglas goes undercover to discover incredibly gifted gymnasts and coaches.
#23 - Painting With a Twist
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 4, 2017
Renee Maloney, co-founder and CFO of Painting With a Twist, works undercover at her paint-and-sip franchise where guests come together to have fun while painting and enjoying their favorite beverage.
#24 - Herschend Family Entertainment
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 28, 2010
Joel Manby, President and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment goes undercover in his own company where he meets a young man aspiring for his job, and finds that it might be easier to run a boardroom than to captain a boat full of kids.
#25 - American Seafoods
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 24, 2012
American Seafoods CEO Bernt Bodal works undercover at his company.