May 22, 2006

Oh, I'm still laughing...

About the uniforms Roxanne and Allie cooked up on "The Apprentice." (Or should I say "The Apprentice does Project Runway.") And the snuggling in bed before the boardroom. And then the way the two women clawed each other to death in The Boardroom.

10 comments:

altoids1306 said...

I was waiting for it. They were never more than an alliance of convenience, totally unprofessional, petty, and immature. Lee isn't much better, and I think Sean will eventually win.

If it were up to me, it would be Sean, Andrea, and Derek (is that his name? Mensa guy) for the final three. There many have been one or two guys/gals from earlier episodes who I thought were ok, but I don't follow this closely enough to remember.

Finn Kristiansen said...

Both women shared in the disaster, apparently oblivious to all the "full-bodied", "ethnic" types right in front of their face.

Having jointly made a huge error, and yet friends, they attempted to be diplomatic. And what did Trump do? He prodded them to speak out, to defend themselves via his leading questions.

Either way they were damned. If they made nice he would have asked another question, like "Well Roxanne, do you think you are better than Allie?"

Then he blames them for going at it and fires them both? What complete nonsense. This was not a thing of lack of loyalty.

They only deserved to be fired because of their inability to consider functionality and body proportion in the designs they created.

(His kids, especially the daughter, seem quite well adjusted however).

Chum said...

Heh heh.

They were gone at 'culottes, you know, culottes.'

LoafingOaf said...

hahaha yeah I was blown away by how dreadful Allie and Roxanne's designs were (I liked the designs the guys came up with). But even worse was that they sat through the presentation of the designs beaming with pride, thinking they were locks to win. I can understand screwing up the task, but being so wacko and out of reality to not be aware that those designs sucked should be a firing offense alone. The minority of employees who voted for their designs must've either felt sorry for them, been having a laugh, or were all from the front desk (their least disgusting design, I guess). If I entered a hotel where bell boys and chefs were dressed like that I'd run for the hills......

As I said last week, Allie really messed up Roxanne. And Roxanne was more hesitant to betray their friendship than Allie.

I'm glad Trump fired two. Rush this season to the finish line and start fresh in LA with hopefully better tasks and contestants...and lots more Ivanka (she really is quite lovely). This season went down in flames after Lenny was fired.

Lee and Sean both seem like pretty decent guys so I don't know who to root against. I think I'll root for Lee because I don't like when Sean talks about making babies with Tammy.

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hygate said...

The cuffs on the bellboy uniform reminded me of the sort of uniform waitresses in greasy spoon diners used to wear. If that uniform had been adopted the hotel chains ability to recruit and retain bellboys would have been severly damaged because most men would not be willing to be seen in public wearing it.

SteveR said...

I'm not impressed with either guy other than they managed to stay out of the way. Lee was either off on religious holiday or playing politics, and Sean was trying to hook up with Tammy.

They do get credit for handling this task correctly and I think Sean deserves most of it.

Ivanka "Chefs wear white so they can bleach out stains and you picked beige, its a wear once outfit." (paraphrase) Seems sharper than her brother.

Ann Althouse said...

Sean has real personality and style. And remember a few episodes back when he declined to go along with Roxanne and Allie as they schemed to bring another contestant down? He's been great in the confessional interviews, showing much more spark and individuality than any of the other contestants. Sean totally won this season.... and fell in love.

Tim Sisk said...

Lee has been quite political and manipulative and I think that is what rubs people wrong about him. He seems at times to be oleaginous. BUT, he seems to have a better idea than anybody else this season (and to my mind any of the seasons of The Apprentice) how to make money and win.

Yeah, Sean gets most of the credit tonight for the win, but it was Lee at the very beginning who said, "Let's talk to the employees, they are the ones voting." I'm not even sure he wanted to speak to the execs. He knew who his market was.

Back with the sandwich task, he understood about shelf space and pricing. He knew how to close out the market on the Ellis Island thing. Even the most recent task he lost, he was out in the streets promoting and hosting a better event at the RU game. Remember how frustrated the other team was that Lee's team seemed to be one step ahead of them. That task, Lee forgot that ultimately it was about how much money they made. The girls did a totally Lee move by setting up a delivery system.

Last night's episode was completely satisfying. But one question: How did almost forty people choose Allie/Roxanne designs.

Paul said...

By this point (4 or 2 contestants left) in all previous seasons, they've gone through the grueling day-long interview sessions with Trump executives (or sometimes others). It doesn't look like that's going to happen this season. That's a bummer, because I always thought those interviews not only made the contestants sweat but also revealed things the silly tasks never could.