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I Get That a Lot

I Get That A Lot is a reality television special originally created by Danny Harris occasionally airing on CBS, which sets up celebrities in everyday working class jobs. Hidden cameras are used to capture the reactions of unsuspecting customers and bypassers. When the celebrities are recognized, they deny their real identities and say "I get that a lot," until the end of the segment, at which time the cameras are revealed and they come forward about their identities.

The first two episodes also aired internationally in Australia on Channel Ten. There is also a French version based on the format, named Sosie! Or Not Sosie?, produced by Carson Prod and aired on French TV leader TF1.

Episode One

This program first aired on April Fools' Day in 2009. The program had model Heidi Klum working at a pizza parlor, rapper and actor Ice-T selling shoes, Survivor host Jeff Probst working a cash register, country music star LeAnn Rimes waiting tables, singer and actress Jessica Simpson working as a computer technician, Extra host Mario Lopez selling from a hot dog stand in Central Park, and Subway spokesman Jared Fogle working at a Subway restaurant.[1]

Episode Two

The second episode aired on CBS January 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM. Participants include Kiss vocalist and bassist Gene Simmons working as a psychic guru, socialite Paris Hilton working as a gas station attendant, Big Brother and The Early Show host Julie Chen working at a yogurt shop, skater Tony Hawk working at a surf shop, hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg taking on the role of a parking lot attendant, and television cook and talk show host Rachael Ray working at a dry cleaner.

Episode Three

The third episode aired on CBS May 19, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Participants include current Let's Make a Deal host Wayne Brady working the front desk at a hotel, Tim Gunn taking orders at a fast food restaurant, Nick Jonas working at Forever 21, Wynonna Judd selling tires, Jay Mohr as a coffee house employee, and Martha Stewart as a craft store employee. Sherman Hemsley made an appearance in Brady's segment as the individual pranked by Brady.

Episode Four

The fourth episode aired on CBS January 4, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., starring NCIS' Pauley Perrette (in her Abby Sciuto attire) as a dog groomer, Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as a hardware store clerk, Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno as a produce worker, talk personality Dr. Drew as a LensCrafters employee, Jerry Springer as a sandwich maker, and Pamela Anderson as a Victoria's Secret saleswoman.

Episode Five

The fifth episode aired on CBS January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., starring "The Amazing Race's" host, Phil Keoghan working at a sporting goods store, Olympian and Kardashian patriarch Bruce Jenner selling shoes in a high-end boutique, actress Jane Seymour working as an inept home goods store greeter, actor and comedian Cheech Marin behind the counter of a party supply store, racing superstar Jeff Gordon selling automotive supplies and the late Larry Hagman offering food samples at a membership warehouse shopping club.[2]


  1. ^ CBS's 'I Get That a Lot' Doesn't Get It at All
  2. ^ "I Get That a Lot," Featuring Popular Celebrities Pranking Everyday People, Returns with a One-Hour Special on Wednesday, January 9 [1]

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