Last week on Celebrity Apprentice 2012, Donald Trump fired two members of the men’s team, Adam Carolla and Michael Andretti. With everyone surprised by his return, Lou realized he needed to step up during the next task. So did he manage that?
Being the winning project manager last week, Debbie Gibson presented Children International with a check for $20,000 from Trump and another $30,000 from General Motors.
In last night’s episode, the teams gathered at the New York Public Library to meet with Trump, who informed them that their next task was to create an original theme and use the theme in a viral video for a new O Cedar product, the pro-mist spray mop.
With Adam gone, Lou stepped up to be project manager for the men’s team, while Tia Carrere took the lead for the women’s team. But the guys were unimpressed, thinking Lou just wanted to flex his muscles and be the Hulk.
Dayana Mendoza came up with a bunch of different ideas, all of which Aubrey O’Day thought were bad and silly. Well, she did bang on about the Cinderella idea a lot! The O Cedar manager told the women that he likes things that are fun and sexy and the men’s team learns that funny is good, as long as “the product is the hero.”
So Lisa comes up with the idea of “what is your number?” related to how many mops you have used, but insinuating that it’s about numbers of sexual partners.
Tia approved of the idea and all the women launched themselves into helping, while Dayana came up with a script that is a bit too racy.
Lou wanted to use a superhero aspect but Penn Jillette disagrees, constantly being negative. Clay Aiken didn’t like that and spoke up about people “setting up Lou to fail” and being condescending. This earned Arsenio Hall’s respect. They wanted to win for Lou’s sake, which I liked.
Paul Sr. came up with the phrase, “I’ll mop the floor with you.”
The women’s team stressed and angry about Tia not really taking control and decided to make up “what is your number?” t-shirts. Patricia Velasquez said she will do the designs, which is her usual role. Aubrey felt that the video should be shot from the front and the side so they can select from the different angles. Tia didn’t seem to understand and dismissed the idea until Aubrey suggests just telling Tia this is what was going to happen.
Poor Lou messed up his lines on the video shoot but did better with Clay and Arsenio help and encouragement.
The women also started doing their shoot as quickly as possible, even though Dayana and Debbie were unsure about the concept, feeling that it is too complicated. Aubrey was still upset atnot being utilized and so was Debbie.
On the men’s side, Lou started dancing around with the mop while help make the video go viral. Eric Trump liked Lou’s energy and optimism while Don Jr. thought the women’s concept was interesting.
But Dayana wanting to be in the video caused conflict, while Penn just had a confrontation with Clay about his calling him condescending.
Then it was time for the teams to give their presentations.
The men started with Lou giving an introduction. The O Cedar representatives seemed to enjoy the video, laughing at Lou dancing around in the background while a girl is speaking about the product.
Then the women’s team entered with their matching t-shirts. O Cedar felt that the women were very entertaining and had good brand messaging but they had not made the product the hero.
So who would win the challenge? The teams gathered in the boardroom to find out.
The guys spent a lot of time praising Lou, while on the women’s side, Tia said that she thought her team did terrific and the star of the team was Lisa as she always writes and does it quick. But Lisa dropped Tia in it.
Lisa feels that it is true that the three of them are the most creative. She said Teresa Guidice is less creative but she comes through. She then named Dayana as being the least useful. She said that she has never heard a useable idea from her. Harsh!
The men’s team won and Lou received a total of $50,000 for his charity.
This didn’t surprise Dayana, who thought her idea was better, although Lisa thought it was too graphic and sexual. Tia’s leadership was criticized as emotional rather than strategic. Aubrey hit the nail on the head that their team’s problem is their cattiness toward each other.
Eventually, after asking Trump that if she takes responsibility, would he fire someone else on the team and Trump saying no, Tia fell on her sword, saying that it is her fault and she takes responsibility, so Trump fired her.
In the car leaving, Tia said she was happy to leave with her head held high. She felt that the game is getting to a part where the team is getting ugly and she didn’t want to be a part of that.
What do you think? Did the right person leave Celebrity Aprenticve 2012 last night?