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What the men were experienced in was knowing how to entertain. When the Crystal Light executives showed up to the men’s party, Penn was busy juggling peaches (the flavor of the evening) and the men jumped into a rousing chorus of “Under the Boardwalk” by the Drifters as part of their beach party theme. The women were polished and organized with their pink pomegranate party, but the men had spontaneous fun and that spontaneity bought them another win this week.
The two teams had to put together a concept for two window displays, as well as shop for clothing, paint and design the set, and figure out other minor details. Both teams split, with half of the members working on marketing and details, and half working on the actual window display sets.
For the challenge this week, each team composed and learned a short segment that could work within the arena at Medieval Times. The audience determined the winner of the challenge; so, the theme needed to be able to encompass multiple audiences and age demographics to earn the most votes
This week’s Celebrity Apprentice episode was split between live interviews and footage from John Rich and Marlee Matlin’s final tasks. If you are not a seasoned Celebrity Apprentice veteran, Donald Trump always works the final episode like this so the Apprentice winner will be announced live
Lil Jon probably would have been better off had he not said a word during his interview, but once he bizarrely opined that Marlee, not him, was more likely to make the finals, his fate, like Meatloaf’s, was sealed
I love Celebrity Apprentice. Without question, it is one of my fifteen favorite shows on television, but sweet mother of Trump is three hours way too long. The typical two hour episodes can even prove a bit taxing at times, but that final sixty minutes drug out this week like the last minute and a half of a twelve point basketball game where one team keeps intentionally fouling.
With Star and Nene going at it like two hobos on the same sloppy joe, Marlee's positioning as head woman should actually help the flounding team. They may not take orders well from each other, but it’s likely they’ll follow her direction if they shut up long enough to hear her translator out
This week on Celebrity Apprentice LaToya Jackson was fired despite the fact that she did absolutely nothing wrong in the challenge itself. Both teams were terrible, Coke II-level terrible, but the women failed harder, faster and stronger, leading to a boardroom showdown with Nene, project manager Star and LaToya Jackson
A totally reasonable case could be made that Gary Busey was thrown to the wolves this week by teammates who made him project manager in order to watch him fail. But even if he was, wouldn’t you have done the same thing?
This week, LaToya spent most of the episode refusing to make decisions and complaining about how her teammembers were sabotaging her. Apparently, in her view, repeatedly asking her what the theme was is tantamount to intentionally screwing up the challenge. I might have tried to jump inside the TV Pleasantville-style had Nene not gone on one of the more epic rants I’ve ever seen
Fundraising challenges are simultaneously rewarding and infuriating. Rewarding because obscene amounts of money are raised for worthy causes; infuriating because the most effective team doesn’t always win. Look no further than this season’s first episode for an indication of that
It’s like when you are babysitting a group of kids and one of them doesn’t have the skill set to play with the group, nor figure out something on his or her own, so you give them a menial task to keep them busy while you work with the group. LaToya is the random child who doesn’t really fit.
Gary Busey has to be the strangest winning project manager in the history of The Apprentice, right? He’s certainly the only one to abandon tasks to play catch and praise another team member for taking a nap mid-challenge
Hampered by some stiff acting from Jose Canseco, ill-advised confetti that scared the children and a mediocre reading from Meatloaf, the boys had a few more problems than the women during their actual performance, but because they executed so well initially, their planning was ultimately enough to beat the women
You need to stick up for yourself. You need to project that you’re worthy of respect. David Cassidy couldn’t do either of those things, and The Donald send him packing, much to the chagrin of Jose Conseco--who admitted he wanted to punch Hatch