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Celebrity Apprentice 2012 Episode 2 Recap: Victoria Fired Before She Can Leave?



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We went back in time with Celebrity Apprentice last night: way back to medieval times with real life knight James Lipton (from Inside the Actor’s Studio) on hand to issue the challenge.

Teams had to devise a 12-15 minute show for Medieval Times and were judged by the audience. Penn Jillette stepped up as the project manager for the men’s team (who are without Adam Carolla who was hosting a wedding in California), while Lisa Lampanelli led the women.

Trump joked that if Dayana Mendoza went naked like Lady Godiva then the men would probably forfeit, but she declined. Has she no team spirit!

Medieval Times show co-ordinator gave the teams some hints on what makes a good show and suggested recreating a moment in history with an ode to modern technology which is family-orientated and very visual to keep the kids interested.

Women’s Team

The ladies came up with The Unreal Housewives of Camelot, a medieval twist on the successful franchise about a group of women fighting over the knight Sir Donald Trump (played by Lisa). Highlights included Aubrey O’Day playing Jersey Shore’s Snooki and Teresa Giudice flipping a table.

Lisa laid it on the line immediately, saying she wouldn’t tolerate people interrupting her, but she is happy to look to Aubrey for help in this task.

Victoriawas really helpful in Googling “mid-evil” instead of “’medieval” and then got frustrated she didn’t have a role in the actual production but was made stage and lightning manager. Lisa tells her that’s the most important role. Or suggests she  just ask Mr Trump if she can join the men’s team.

So you can see the women got off to a shaky start. Then their introductory trumpet noise failed to sound, leaving a pause between Dayana arriving on her horse and Lisa starting her monologue. Other mishaps included some of the women showing a little more than they intended while sword-fighting.

Men’s Team

Penn, the narrator along with George Takei, freely admitted thie piece has no plot and is really just to showcase his celebrity team.

Their idea was two knights played by Lou Ferrigno a.k.a Sir Lou of Hope and Paul Teutul a.k.a Sir Paul, The Orange County Senior, jousting over the hand of a beautiful maiden (played by Dee Snider in drag) who was accompanied by her trusty sidekick Clay Aiken, who introduced her by singing. Sir Lou won but when he saw his prize up close opted to kill himself rather than kiss her.

The men seemed to work well together during rehearsals, with the only real mishap being Snider breaking his finger; however instead of going to the hospital he soldiers on with the show.

So then it was in to the boardroom to pick everything apart.

The tension between Lisa and Victoria was obviously the first topic of discussion. Lisa defended her casting decisions but admitted Victoriafelt cast aside. Victoriaagreed, saying she didn’t feel she had anything to do and that didn’t create a good atmosphere for the team.

Dee had his bravery praised in carrying on with a severely fractured finger that needs pin. So it was not very convincing when Trump said,

“If you get fired tonight it would be even worse.”

He didn’t look likely to go. Neither did Pen, whom Michael said was “phenomenal” as PM.

But then Penn annoyed Lou. When asked who he would bring back if they men lose, he name checked Lou and George as amazing actors but said other tasks might not require those skills and other members of the team are maybe more well-rounded. Lou told Penn not to underestimate him and Trump agrees, although he perhaps had the wrong idea, calling him “The Incredible Hunk.” George was typically calm, sure the men had won anyway.

And he was right. The men scored the most votes from the audience which means $40,000 for Penn’s charityOpportunityVillage, which helps people with intellectual disabilities enter the workforce.

So who was Lisa happy to lose from her team? She saidVictorialet her emotions get in the way, didn’t wait for her assignment, didn’t appreciate the importance of being stage manager and threatened to quit the team. She’d also bring back Dayana because she didn’t have the skillset it required to do anything in addition to shopping or general tasks. Owch! 

Donald Trump Jr. points out Lisa shouldn’t have brought in Dayana when all the model did was follow her guidance. Lisa argued Dayana could have brought up more ideas, although she insisted that she did.

Mr, Trump agrees and decides to fireVictoria because she was late with many of the signals during the show which interrupted its running and he was concerned that she said she was thinking about quitting, which he hates.

Now she won’t get a chance.

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