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The Apprentice 4, Episode 5: The Rubble Manby Jenn Brasler -- 10/21/2005
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Betsy is out this week, so I’ll be playing Bill to her George again. How fitting, since Bill is one of our special guests in this episode! In other news, I still have two boyfriends on the show, Brian and James. I hope they’re okay with me two-timing them.
Previously on The Apprentice: Kristi told Toral off, though Rebecca continued to defend her. The teams were asked to create a new mascot for Dairy Queen. The men created Ginnie the Genie and the women created Zip, though no one is sure what it is. The Zip costume became a point of conflict for the women, especially Felisha and Toral, when Toral refused to wear it. Capital Edge lost and even Rebecca gave up on Toral. Trump fired Toral without even bringing the women back for a second boardroom. Fourteen candidates are left – who will be fired next?
The men lounge around the suite, waiting for the women to return. Mark says that it’s blonde vs. brunette over at Capital Edge. He thinks that Felisha will be fired. He notes that the women have bad team dynamics and they act like sorority girls who have been sleeping with each other’s boyfriends.
The women return and the guys are shocked that the Boardroom is already over. The girls announce that they’re having a meeting in a bedroom and one of my boyfriends, James, says he’ll meet them in there. Something tells me he’d be okay with me two-timing him. He’s probably two-timing me already. Rebecca interviews that the women have agreed that what happens in the Boardroom stays in the Boardroom. (We learned a couple of weeks ago that the men have the same agreement.) Kristi says that they need to let go of what’s happened and not hold back in the future. Marshawn suggests that they cut out all the back-talking. When they lose, the bickering makes them more divisive. The other women agree.
In the morning, Alla answers the Trump Phone and Alla answers and is told the candidates should meet Trump at Grand Army Plaza at 7:30. Apparently Trump is very busy, so they can’t be late. The candidates gather at Grand Army Plaza and Trump, Carolyn, and Bill pull up in a limo. Trump notes that the women of Capital Edge are dropping like flies. He gives them one minute to decide if they want to bring a man from Excel over to their team. The women immediately say that they don’t need a minute – they want Randal. Excellent choice. Felisha explains that they chose Randal for two reasons – he’ll be an asset to their team and his absence will hurt the men.
Trump tells the candidates that parades are a big part of where they’re standing, on Fifth Avenue. This week, they’ll work with Sony Pictures to help promote a new movie, Zathura. Each team will build a prototype float and will be judged on their abilities to promote and advertise the film. They’ll meet with a Sony executive, Jeff Amer, and the film’s director, Jon Favreau. Yay! The winners will be rewarded and the losers, of course, will head to the Boardroom. Trump reminds us that Clay is exempt from being fired this week. Betsy’s boyfriend Josh interviews that he’s upset about the women taking Randal. He has the “secret sauce” (I don’t want to know) and the women now have a huge advantage.
This week’s Trump Lesson of the Week is, “Money Matters.” Trump tells us that money is a scorecard – the amount of it lets you know which businesses are doing well. We see him talking with someone on the phone in his office. I’ve completely stopped paying attention to these scenes. Trump says it’s all about the money. The Jenn Lesson of the Week is: Don’t keep chicken in your refrigerator past its expiration date. You’ll be very, very sorry. We learned that the hard way this week.
Excel’s project manager is my other boyfriend, Brian. The team meets with Jeff and Jon, who tell them about the movie. Jon says that it’s both a sci-fi and family movie, but it’s not just for kids. Brian starts to ask a question, but he mispronounces the name of the movie, calling it Zarutha. Jon jokes that they’re done there and he’s leaving. He tells the men that one of the intentions of this task is to teach people the name of the movie. He tells them that they’re going to watch the trailer and says that the movie is about the relationship between the two main characters, who are brothers.
The guys watch the trailer and Josh gives a good, succinct summary of the movie – it’s about two brothers who start playing a board game. Their house is uprooted and becomes like a spaceship, which takes them on a wild adventure. After the trailer, the guys start clapping and Jon jokes that that won’t win them any points.
Capital Edge’s project manager is Jennifer. She says that she’s here to kick major butt and she can manage the women on her team. She tells them that the game is a major part of the movie and should be a major part of the float. Jon tells the women that he had trouble pronouncing the name of the movie when he first heard about it; he almost didn’t get the job directing it because he couldn’t pronounce the title. He wants them to incorporate the name in the float.1 2 3 4 Next-->
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