THE TWO FINALISTS MUST CREATE, HOST AND SELL TICKETS TO A CELEBRITY CHARITY EVENT, FEATURING A CHARITY AWARENESS AD AND A VARIETY SHOW, STARRING CELEBRITIES AND THEIR HELPERS The two finalists must embark on the biggest task yet. They must create, host, and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event, featuring a charity awareness ad and a variety show, starring none other than themselves. With eight celebrities returning to help them, the two finalists must rely on everything they've learned all season to win the ultimate prize: $250,000 for their charity, and the title of The Celebrity Apprentice. With time running out, one finalist finds they don't have the footage needed to edit their charity awareness ad, while the other finalist goes head to head with a returning celebrity.
12-13: "And Then There Were Two" 2012.05.13
Posted May 12, 2012 @ 8:46 PM
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 10:02 PM
I will laugh my butt off if Clay wins based on Lisa's donation.
And the cynical side of me thinks that someone was messing with Arsenio with that footage. As in a producer whispered into Magic's ear....we need a little drama. Let's freak him out.
Edited by bandita, May 13, 2012 @ 10:08 PM.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 10:04 PM
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 10:04 PM
I'm disappointed that Arsenio is part of the final two. Clay deserved it but he damned sure didn't.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 10:05 PM
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 10:05 PM
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 10:08 PM
That was when I yelled at my TV, "Look out, Clay!!"
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 10:52 PM
They weren't allowed to film there for some reason.
Re: Clay's dilemma about where to tape the kids playing. What about Central Park? Is that pretty much always open? Seems like that would have been the go-to spot if you want to show kids playing in NYC
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:01 PM
They weren't allowed to film there for some reason.
Oh, I see. Must have missed that part. Maybe they needed permits to do that?
Anyway, I thought both teams had good concepts. I like Penn's idea for taking the pity out of the message by showing a disabled kid playing right along with other kids.
Also loved the theme for Arsenio's team...we got rid of the other junk from the 80's, but we still have HIV. It was a great idea. Loved seeing them in their 80's outfits!
Hope Adam's audio team didn't screw the pooch for Arsenio's vid. Hopefully Magic will agree to a do-over.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:09 PM
Trump is the quintessential douche bag, text book.
His brazen arrogance and superiority is extremely impressive though.
ETA: Darn spellin' funktions.
Edited by StinkPill, May 13, 2012 @ 11:11 PM.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:13 PM
I think Clay is sticking to the wrong thing with this "I want to see a sketch" business (which may be a sign of his youth). Talk about not seeing the woods for the trees here. I understand where he's coming from, but...come on, now. This woman is a professional artist. I think it'll be okay.
Watching the editing monkeys take the piss off Aubrey is the greatest thing since Christmas. Seeing Teresa being picked over Aubrey...high-LARIOUS.
Edited by RentEmSpoons, May 13, 2012 @ 11:18 PM.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:16 PM
Clay is trying to manage his event correctly, but I would never want to have a boss like that. He is micromanaging, and he is disrespectful, and he is condescending. And he would have never looked like that had he simply thanked his teammates at least once or twice. The problem is he acts like he feels etitled and does not feel grateful at all. Perhaps he does not understand that his teammates owe him nothing. They could actually turn around and do to him what Lisa did to Arsenio and they could definitely stop worrying about things and let Clay do it all on his own. Clay really does not seem to understand it or appreciate their help.
Edited by nospin, May 13, 2012 @ 11:42 PM.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:21 PM
Love that Lisa's making a donation. You don't think she's going to donate that $50k she already collected? Nah, she already told Ivanka about it... I think.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:36 PM
Enjoyed seeing Adam and Penn again - they were my favorites, but cringing at Adam's Magic Johnson footage. What they could do is take the couple sentences where he catches the ball and is looking at the camera, then go just to his voice-over as they show mobile testing units, other stock footage, etc.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:38 PM
Arsenio seems like he is more laid-back and on the better team, but by relying so much on his team he is not able to control the final product and it may backfire on him. Having Theresa as the event planner may be one mistake. She is a sweet woman and works hard but this event is different than her dinner parties at home. Paul seems to be doing nothing and Adam is spending all his time on the video aspect.
Either team could win at this point but I want to Clay to win. Clay has worked hard at every challenge and is passionate about his cause (not saying Arsenio isn't). And sorry Penn, not everyone can be all logic all the time. For some people, emotions come into play in what they do and that is what gives their product passion. He came up with a good idea for the PSA, but otherwise seems to sit back in judgement.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:45 PM
And yes, her cousin may have rearranged her entire schedule to do the mural, but Debbie was acting like she was doing Clay a personal favor instead of getting to promote her artwork in front of a national audience for free.
I think type A personalities like Clay are at a disadvantage when shown against more laid-back personalities like Arsenio. It's hard for them not to look like a hard-ass in comparison. But I don't think it's micro-managing to want to approve the concept for a mural that will be seen by everyone at an event representing your charity.
Speaking of him being Type A, it was so much fun to see his stress just melt away when he started playing with the children :)
And speaking of the children, I LOVED Penn's "you can't tell which of these children is disabled" idea for the PSA. And he tied the concept into the foundation's "Let's All Play" theme beautifully.
eta- can't believe I forgot to mention my all-time favorite moment (maybe of the entire season)
Arsenio: I'm gonna be all up in your ass.
Clay: You might want to rephrase that.
I love seeing it come down to two people who are good friends and respect one another.
Edited by GBB, May 13, 2012 @ 11:56 PM.
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:51 PM
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:52 PM
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:56 PM
Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:57 PM
Clay was clear from the beginning that he wanted to see a sketch first. It wasn't an unreasonable request and Debbie was the one making it a huge deal. He didn't come in at the 11th hour and say "show me a sketch or cancel the mural." She'd known that from the beginning, the day before. She was just pissed off that he stood his ground.
True dat. I'm getting a little tired of hearing about the goodness of Debbie's cousin myself. (Does she not have a website so Clay could at least see her work? Shit, she couldn't snap a picture and upload it to Photobucket!?) If I was Clay and didn't have that sketch by morning, I would've just said "Thanks, but no thanks" and moved on.
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 12:04 AM
Arsenio...cut the footage after Magic catches the pass and then use his voiceover over some stock images. Problem solved.
Aubrey is as bitchy as ever. Nothing was better than seeing her fired. And she had no idea what Marlee and Rich meant by transparent! Also, can we please stop calling her young? 27 is not that young.
Edited by PetuniaP, May 14, 2012 @ 12:05 AM.
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 12:15 AM
I am hands down okay with Clay insisting on the sketch. I am super happy he is sticking to that decision. At the end of the day, he's responsible and he knows very well what may or not become grist for the boardroom if it is a disaster.
Same here. The mural could make or break the way the room looks, so I don't blame him for wanting to see a sketch. Plus, he told Debbie that from the get-go. I don't know why she didn't communicate that to her cousin in the first place -- instead of getting all dramatic and crying about it.
I don't blame Clay for putting the brakes on Aubrey either. She comes up with some good ideas, but when she was telling Clay how she wanted to decorate the room, I think she talked for five minutes without even taking a breath.
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 12:36 AM
Completely agree, I think Clay had a good point too, it's just that the way he talks to Debbie comes off rude and nasty. Especially he only has 4 people to work for him, and three of them clearly don't like him. When THAT many people don't like you, it's beginning to look like it's Clay that's the problem. Most of the things he said I do believe are completely valid, it's just the way he said them and the way he comes off that is jarring, and Debbie had a right to react to the rudeness.
Clay gave a very good demonstration of how NOT to get the best out of your team, while Arsenio demonstrated the opposite. They should save this footage for management classes. Delegate clearly and give people enough to do, treat your people with respect, trust their judgement and they will work their tails off for you. Micromanage, condescend, act obstinately, and you will stress people out and get bad product. Clay could have handled that Debbie situation far better than he did. While his argument had merit, it was hard to be on his side because his attitude was so nasty. People will forget what you say but they will remember how you make them feel so tread lightly. Penn has a point when he said that teams do not have to be managed on razor's edge, even in stressful situations, to be successful.
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 12:54 AM
For the record, I'm with Clay on this. It's his neck on the block and the helpers need to park their egos.
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 12:58 AM
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 12:59 AM
I didn't really get the enormous wasting of time trying to find a grassy patch. What little of the video was shown seemed like it could have been filmed indoors just as well. And the money - Arsenio's team was all over collecting some from the beginning and Clay's wasn't. If what we see is what we get, I'm worried for him.
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 1:19 AM
I hope Debby quits, cause I would not stay and work with someone as rude and dismissive as clay either.
Typed on an iPad
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 1:20 AM
I am happy that Clay and Arsenio seem to have such a friendship and mutual respect for each other. It is refreshing to see this with all the backstabbing and faux buddies this season. Both teams have solid ideas, but I fear that Debbie G. will continue to slow down progress for Clay. She is acting like a complete annoying ass. And Debbie, for the record, you are not as important in the musical industry as you once may have been. Sweetie, the 80's are long gone forever. Clay has a right and an obligation to see a sketch before he agrees 100%. Whatever happens, he will answer for it. All the contestants should be working hard to help the final two achieve their goal and take some of the stress away. Too many bruised egos may still be involved.
I am not sure how I feel about Lisa donating to the opposing team. Isn't that going against her own team and project manager? Seems like a nasty move to me. But then we're talking about Lisa, so...speaks for itself.
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 1:50 AM
Posted May 14, 2012 @ 2:03 AM
The music thing was weird too. Does she expect him to just see the final project at the time of the show?
I agree with those who say the Magic thing is no big deal and just use a voice over.