Kylo Ren isn't a great undercover boss on SNL

Technically Incorrect: It's hard when you're the epitome of all evil to go among your staff and pretend you're just an ordinary guy. A nice, ordinary guy.

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Surely, every stormtrooper would be fooled.

SNL/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

When real-life bosses go among their people and pretend to be just ordinary workers on "Undercover Boss," I'm suspicious.

How can it be that no one recognizes them? How is it that no can see they have a wig or very strange eyebrows?

What if Kylo Ren, the slightly post-pubescent bad guy from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," decided to see what life was like for ordinary stormtroopers with ambitions to nourish and mouths to feed?

This was the premise that "Saturday Night Live" chose to examine.

There was Adam Driver himself, in a blond wig and some rather fetching glasses from the past, pretending to be a radar technician called Matt.

He goes into the trenches to see the real lives of his employees at Starkiller Base.

Soon, he has to take abuse from a supervisor. He doesn't take it well.

Indeed, given the emotional issues that already plagued him in the movie, it's evident that Ren finds it hard to mask his true feelings.

Even when he attempts to assuage the pain of a bereaved stormtrooper, he does it in a way that might be described as, well, hideously insensitive.

What's touching is, of course, that he believes he's fooling everyone. But as with quite a few dark despots, he's fooling fewer people than he thinks.

Some of his employees are, though, are a little slow.

"That guy looks like he weighs 30 pounds soaking wet underneath that little black dress," says one stormtrooper of his boss -- not knowing that he's saying it to his boss.

The skit is a lovely primer for bosses everywhere. You might think you have your staff under control, but they know your game.

It's a radical thought this, but you might not be quite as popular as you think you are.

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