Big Fat Obnoxious Boss revealed.

Big Fat Obnoxious Boss revealed.
Over the past few weeks, FOX has slowly been releasing episodes of its killed reality series My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss on its web site.

To spare you the pain of actually watching the series, reality blurred reader Smith Getterman summarizes the final episode, unveiling the series’ big twist:

The producers and the fake boss told the final two contestants, Mike and Annette, that the final decision would be made by two members of the board. So the two finalists go to interview with them, but we find out that it’s really a setup and a test of loyalty. Annette basically says she hates the Boss, N. Paul Todd, and Mike is fiercely loyal to him, so it seems like Mike will win. But N. Paul Todd reveals to the two contestants that it’s all a ruse and he’s not the one making the decisions, yadda yadda yadda. Mike actually gets really pissed and says: “You mean to tell me that we just wasted five or six weeks of our lives just to look like total jackasses?” But eventually he calms down. Annette just laughed and giggled. … Who’s the mysterious boss? A monkey. I’m serious, it was a chimpanzee. He chose who stayed and went by spinning a wheel. Seriously I felt like it was the biggest waste of time. The finale didn’t keep with the spirit of the show at all. It wasn’t funny and there weren’t any embarrassing moments for the contestants. It was like they were filming a different show. Seriously, a monkey. I feel like I could write a Fox show now after watching that episode.

That’s a FOX ambush reality series for you: all set-up and no delivery.

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