I Get That A Lot, Episode 3, Featured Martha Stewart, Nick Jonas, Wynonna Judd, and others. This program has celebrities go undercover as everyday working “Joes” or “Janes” who try to pass themselves off as celebrity look-a-likes (even though they are the celebrities) until the reveal scenes, where the public gets a thrill from meeting a famous person. Episode 3 of I Get That A Lot saw Nick Jonas and Martha Stewart playing retail sales clerks and Wynonna Judd working in a tire shop. Each time a celebrity is recognized before the reveal scene, he or she says the title of the CBS program.
I Get That A Lot, Episode 3, Featured Wynonna Judd Acting Strange in a Tire Shop
The first segment saw Wynonna Judd working at a tire shop. She made strange requests of customers, like making one customer turn around to “rotate.” She got mad at customers for using cell phones, telling them to take their calls outside. When told she looked like one of the Judds, the singer remarked that one of them doesn’t get along with her mother. An old man thinking she was Wynonna Judd got a bit fresh, even saying he could use a personal “lube job.” Another customer said, not knowing he was talking to “the real thing”, that Wynonna was jealous of her half-sister, quipping, “Ashley is the pretty one.” After the reveal, the singer said in a nutshell that she liked being amongst her fans on Episode 3 of I Get That A Lot.
Fashion guru Tim Gunn gave fast food customers a hard time over their choices of food, like telling customers that chili isn’t from Chile nor that French fries aren’t French, trying to discourage them from ordering the comfort foods. He got on one customer for his selection of ties, and called Tim Gunn “a diva” after one person recognized him. After the reveal scene on I Get That A Lot, Episode 3, the celebrity quipped, “This day has been a blast.” One fan even got a free meal, after being told initially that he couldn’t have a meal to go without consequences by the Project Runway star.
Martha Stewart Played a Craft Store Sales Associate on I Get That A Lot, Episode 3
Martha Stewart worked in a craft store. She was instantly recognized by the women shoppers, to which she had to keep saying “I Get That A Lot.” She kept trying to sell glitter to shoppers. She said of media magnate, “I think she fakes a lot” to one customer, but also admitted she was messier than the television icon. After the reveal, Martha Steward admitted that she is recognized in public a lot but likes to “play around” with those who spot her.
Jay Mohr acted like a coffee barista at a coffee shop, and purposely got people’s orders wrong and made them repeat their orders again. The customers acted with constraint over the bad service, even when he even stuck his fingers in one coffee and put his hands in the ice, grossing out customers. “I’m sick of that guy” was the reaction of the former SNL star when confronted by one patron about looking like Jay Mohr on I Get That A Lot, Episode 3.
Nick Jonas Worked in Clothing Store on I Get That A Lot, Episode 3
Wayne Brady was a hotel concierge who got to meet Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson), who instantly recognized the comedian. He tried to convince the star of The Jeffersons that he wasn’t the celebrity, but Hemsley had the concierge pose in photos with him. When the reveal scene was shown, there was no real surprise reaction since Hemsley knew it all along.
In the most interesting segment of the CBS program, Nick Jonas played a clothing salesman named Bradley on Episode 3 of I Get That A Lot. A mother and daughter recognized him instantly, and Nick Jonas even agreed with the two that his music isn’t any good. He told others that his mother is Jewish, which gave him his curly hair. Yet the teenage girls were reacting with fervor and surrounding him, and were on their cell phones instantly because they recognized him so quickly. Some girls were taken aback that he knew their high school friends, which he was tipped off in advance on. The reaction from the public was the most enthusiastic during the reveal scenes. Nick Jonas quipped about the experience, “It was all fun” to be able to meet some of his fans.
What’s interesting about I Get That A Lot is that when people are given a hard time or treated rude by the celebrities, they seem to be so caught off guard, they don’t get confrontational. Do those who are perceived to look like celebrities (even when they are the actual celebrities) like Martha Stewart, Nick Jonas, or Wynonna Judd get a break from the public, especially if they show the expected mannerisms of those celebrities, which they can’t help but do?
Episode 3, I Get That A Lot, May 19, 2010, CBS