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The Apprentice 4, Episode 5 Extras: Beauty Before Brainsby Jenn Brasler -- 10/24/2005
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We start with a preview scene in which the men wait around for the women to return from the boardroom. When they do, the women gather in a bedroom to agree to start fresh with the next task. Marshawn especially wants them to stop fighting.
Later, some of the candidates, including Jen and my boyfriend Brian (hands off, other Jennifer!), are hanging out in the suite. Brian tells Jen that she’s as nice as she is because she didn’t experience the jaded high school environment the rest of them did. Brian interviews that Jen is pretty much perfect, but her main flaw is that she’s gullible. [Associate Editor’s Note: as opposed to our Jenn, who IS perfect…] He tells her that people are generally mean and manipulative. He learned this early on, so when he went to college, he was ready for the real world. Brian interviews that Jen is great to go up against as a project manager because she’s not as strong as the other women.
Brian explains that the men’s strategy is to pick the women off one by one. They’re easy to manipulate because there’s a mutiny on their team and the women are eager to talk to anyone about their problems. Brian tells Jen that it’s every man for himself. Who people really are will come out when the game is on. If not, people will be slaughtered. “I’m in trouble,” Jen remarks. Brian smiles to himself. Play nice, Brian.
We get Trump’s Lesson of the Week again. Money still matters.
Next we see more of the men’s meeting with Jeff and Jon about the movie. Jon tells the men that they’re giving them some photos and letting them look at the actual game from the movie. He wants them to incorporate these images in their float. The men brainstorm and Mark has the idea of making the float look like a 3-D game. James is the one who comes up with the audio idea. Markus wants to make the float look like the house. Betsy’s boyfriend Josh wants a roller coaster. Brian jumps in and tells everyone to speak one at a time.
Josh interviews that Brian can’t lead the team on his own; he needs a couple of strong people to support him. Josh is concerned because Brian can’t articulate himself well and seems confused sometimes. He has problems with organizing things. Josh takes over the brainstorming session. Markus interviews that this is bad - if Brian lets Josh take over and the men fail this task, Brian will use Josh as a shield and Josh will point out that Brian was the PM. A “pseudo-PM” is a bad idea because Josh will turn on Brian. Not on his Rubble Man!
We see the women working on their float and a replay of Jen and Kristi clashing. Nothing new here.
We also see the men cleaning up and Brian, Markus, and Josh’s argument. Nothing new here, either.
The men go to the recording studio for their reward. Yay! Wyclef Jean asks if anyone plays an instrument. Adam says that he plays the piano. Clay encourages Brian to dance for Wyclef, but Brian, embarrassed, doesn’t want to. Josh says Brian will dance later, after he has a few drinks in him. Wyclef tells Brian to teach him, and he’ll dance, too. Josh explains the Rubble nickname and says that the situation was funny because Brian was embarrassed. He tells Brian he has to demonstrate the dance because the song is based on it. Brian dances. It’s adorable. Wyclef tries to copy him but can’t remember the moves.
Mark says that Wyclef is great. James plays the guitar. Brian tries to plays the bongos but feels dumb. Adam sings. Brian raps. It’s awesome. We get the whole song montage again.
Then, if that wasn’t enough, we get the entire song. I encourage you to go to the extras site and listen to it. It’s four minutes and 23 seconds of hilarity. (They could have used a different verse, though.) And if that’s James playing the guitar in the guitar solo, he’s definitely my boyfriend.
Back at the suite, Jen and Rebecca talk about their failures. Rebecca asks why they waited until the last minute to put “Zathura” on the float. Jen agrees that it should have been the first thing they did. She asks if she is the reason the team lost. Rebecca says that there are things Jen should have done differently (Jen agrees) but she’s not sure. Jen says that she did a lot right. Rebecca thinks that there are other people who are more deserving of being fired. Jen says that the concept was Kristi’s and she was bossy. She adds that she pushed other people to offer ideas they could use. Jen interviews that they can’t function as a team when someone isn’t supporting the team.1 2 3 Next-->
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