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The Apprentice 3, Episode 11 Extras: Poor Angieby Jenn Brasler -- 04/11/2005
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This week’s preview scene is of Alex offering to be the project manager for Net Worth. He talks about spring fashions and Chris explains that Alex is a metrosexual. Chris and Angie split up the other roles and the group gets to work.
Over at Magna, Tana explains that she became the project manager and immediately wanted to meet with the executives, who are also the judges for the task. The team asks the executives about their most successful market and learns that it’s the college crowd. One of the executives explains that they aim for people between the ages of 15 and 25, and try to get inside their heads. Tana says in an interview that this business is really about knowing the consumer. Someone was listening to Trump!
Tana tells Kendra that she wants to know what the six hottest gadgets are for people in the demographic they’re trying to reach. The two women do market research about popular technology. Kendra says that it’s important to research the demographic before making any decisions. She thinks that Tana is doing a pretty good job as the project manager.
Angie and Alex meet with the executives as well. Unfortunately, their meeting doesn’t go as well as Magna’s because, as foreshadowing to their presentation, Angie can barely put a sentence together. Alex notes that he’s never seen her like this. Maybe after that meeting, he should’ve pulled her from the presentation.
Net Worth meets with their designers. They tell them about the clothes and the technology they’ve decided on. Angie thinks it’s fun, because there’s “a 007 aspect.” Like how the gondola is a hovercraft? Oh, she means the clothes: “Look! My hat! It’s also a stereo!” This woman obviously does not watch Alias, or she would know that any regular object can be anything else. Like lipstick can be a camera. [Associate Editor’s Note: If you’re Simon & Garfunkel, a bowtie can be a camera too… or maybe I’m too old.]
Chris shops at Best Buy. He says that Alex put him in charge of buying the technology while he and Angie talked to the designers and executives. The guy helping Chris explains that he’s a “double agent” for the Geek Squad and Chris asked him for help. So this guy would know about all that 007 stuff, I guess, since he’s a double agent.
The guy finds it as amusing as I do that Chris knows nothing about the technology he’s looking at. He jokes that Chris picked up a cell phone and asked what it was for. I like this guy, whose name we never find out. I wish we could swap Chris for him. Incidentally, I think this is the guy Chris was talking to when he threatened to break someone’s kneecaps.
Chris gets Alex’s approval on his picks, then buys the stuff. He goes back to American Eagle, where Alex is looking at a sundress. Alex likes it when women wear sundresses, because they’re so feminine. I think that Alex and Bren could be great friends. Chris and Alex fool around with a mannequin (I don’t know), and then Chris finally discovers that he’s missing a credit card.
Magna works on their designs. Kendra does some brainstorming, trying to figure out how to attach a phone or mp3 player to a shirt. Craig tells her to get one and see, instead of just guessing. Kendra says that she needs a minute to eat so that she won’t get grouchy and start snapping at people. In an interview, she says that she has the ability to come up with a creative idea, but Craig stifles her, as well as the others. Kendra tells Craig that this sort of task isn’t her thing. Note, however, that she doesn’t go completely Erin and stop helping. I think she’s just letting Craig know that she’s not at the top of her game, so she needs a little extra time to figure things out. Craig interviews that if this isn’t Kendra’s thing, she should shut up. Forgive me for this, but… no, you shut up.
Craig and Bren go to American Eagle to buy clothes to wear at the presentation. Apparently Magna learned something from the Levi’s task last year. Craig says that he’s been “Eagle-fied.” Bren notes that the clothes he put on completely transformed him. Craig interviews that he just saw a fat kid with a blue hat. I swear, if Craig doesn’t leave in the next two weeks, I’m going to start throwing things at the TV whenever he’s onscreen. Has he ever shut up in his life?
Bren thinks that he looks ten years younger. He adds that it was fun to flirt with the “20-year-old girls” working at the store. Sigh. Some things never change. Bren puts on sunglasses and flirts with someone. He says he’s a new man - he came in 32 and left 18. As he and Craig leave, he says that he feels like a clown. I’m going to leave that one alone. Just know that I had a number of comments running through my head when he said that.
Net Worth prepares for their presentation. It’s almost 2:30, and Angie starts panicking because they’re supposed to be there at 3:00. The models arrive (late) and change. Angie notes that there are clothes everywhere. The team forgets the jacket. They leave at 2:40 and Angie keeps freaking out and saying she’s going to be sick. The model sitting with her in her cab looks like he’d rather be sharing a cab with Michael Jackson. In another cab, Chris tells Alex that they’ll win, since Angie will do well. Alex lies that he’s relaxed, but he’s obviously not. Angie continues freaking out. Chris and Alex take pictures of themselves.
Fast-forward to Magna’s reward at Bergdorf Goodman. Craig says that he’d like a contract to clean all of the windows and chandeliers in the store. Kendra and Tana shop. Tana says that she feels like a queen. Bren and Craig try on suits. The four drink champagne. Tana says that she’s 2 and 0, and is undefeated.
Net Worth heads to the boardroom. Angie tells Trump that the presentation went badly because she was so stressed before it, and they didn’t have the jacket with them. Michelle tells her that the team’s biggest problem was not doing the market research that Magna did. Magna told the executives that they’d done the research, and the executives liked that. Angie says that they tried to knock it out of the park and Trump acknowledges that they tried too hard.1 2 Next-->
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