March 20, 2006

"The Apprentice."

Oh, how will we have fun anymore without Brent?

16 comments:

tiggeril said...

Good riddance. I can't stand the gimmick characters. Burnett & Co. have become too interested in casting for WHOOO LOOKY HERE I'M WACKY people rather than coming up with interesting tasks for the contestants.

And Ivanka continues to be awesome.

esk said...

At least he didn't play the, "they are threatened by me" card, during his exit speech. Have to give him credit for knowing he couldn't pull that one off.

Jen. said...

I really was starting to think he was a ringer on the show, that they'd keep him on for several episodes and make him switch teams halfway through to make everybody have to deal with him, using him as a test of character for the actual contestants, before revealing that he was a fraud.

LoafingOaf said...

Oh, how will we have fun anymore without Brent?

And did Lenny decide to lay low this task, or did it just look that way from the editing?

I find the female who keeps boasting about her net worth in comparison to the net worth of the others pretty annoying. But of course that won't hurt her in The Donald's eyes.

Brent got fired because Trump obviously views all the footage before the boardroom. I'm not sure that's the way it should be done.

Anyway, the show makes Brent out to be a fool before the country, which will haunt him for years to come. Trump calls him a loser right to his face. Yet Brent STILL kisses Trump's ass when he's saying goodbye.

Ann Althouse said...

Loafing: "Brent got fired because Trump obviously views all the footage before the boardroom. I'm not sure that's the way it should be done."

He didn't act like he did the week that Stacy said Brent threatened him. Remember how Bill Rancic was all "no one will ever know what really happened...." But I guess he could be just posing for the sake of the drama. I actually think Trump uses only the Boardroom questions to figure out what happened, because that's what keeps it fresh and dramatic. Plus, why should he take more time than needed to do something?

"Anyway, the show makes Brent out to be a fool before the country, which will haunt him for years to come."

I'm sure he can talk his way out of it. And he's got that celebrity thing going for him now.

hygate said...

I actually had some sympathy for him before the boardroom. He seemed calm and reasonable during the task and I got the impression that they were discounting his suggestions simply because of his appearance. If he had simply laid low he might have slipped by since there was no way that the loss could be blamed on him.

Ann Althouse said...

Hygate: Some of the best episodes are the ones where the loser is someone who only loses because he talks too much in the boardroom.

hygate said...

Hygate: Some of the best episodes are the ones where the loser is someone who only loses because he talks too much in the boardroom.

Agreed; and, it has already happened once before this season. Apparently some of these high powered, intensely successful candidates aren't bothering to study the previous seasons for guidance on how to win over the Donald.

Ann Althouse said...

Hygate: ". Apparently some of these high powered, intensely successful candidates aren't bothering to study the previous seasons for guidance on how to win over the Donald."

I think Brent could study the old shows and still completely misinterpret them. His self-perception was so off. I'm sure he thought his talking too much was different from everyone else's.

jakemanjack said...

Have they changed the name of the show yet to: "The Advertising Campaign"?

If Brent would have kept his big mouth shut in the board room that other guy would have gotten the axe.

SteveR said...

I have to assume the screening process looks for these oddball characters to add some flavor to the show but really these types have no chance. I would prefer the challenge to be the difficulty of the task not dealing with some malcontent.

Ivanka is good.

I guess I agree with tiggeril this week.

Ricardo said...
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Ricardo said...

One word: Omarosa. Brent can now follow her path, and make a career out of wackiness. Omarosa now bills herself as "Omarosa Entertainment Unlimited, LLC" with its own website (omarosa.com). Who says there's not a place for everyone, in America?

My only question is: Who in their right mind ever hired Brent as their attorney?

olivia1 said...

I was actually a little angry at the show for even including Brent from the very beginning. It's obvious he wasn't a true contender in any way and so his only value was for "entertainment" and frankly, it was cruel entertainment. I know, I know, he sought out the show and auditioned for it but it seemed in the name of decency, he should have been saved from himself by those in charge of selecting the candidates. Omarosa, at least, had style and a seemingly impressive resume even though she had disasterous interpersonal skills so I can understand her being included but Brent...sigh...not much to work with except delusional bravado.

amn said...

Everyone else on the team was very lucky that Brent talked his way into his own firing. Before the boardroom, the team (or at least part of it) came to the conclusion that Brent hadn't done anything wrong and probably wouldn't be fired. What I don't understand is why the contestants don't realize that the safest thing for them to have done would have been to give Brent lots of responsibility. If he had been the project manager or had been in charge of the presentation his own incompetence would have led to his firing. By burying him they were lucky that he melted down in the boardroom.

Glenn Howes said...

My TiVo recorded an episode of Family Guy last night, the featured character of which, "Big Fat Paulie," could not look more like Brent and still be a cartoon.

Here's an image

And not just the appearance, the mannerisms too.