The first twist of this episode was that the teams were now going to be mixed up. The new teams were as follows with Brian McKnight being absent due to a concert:
Jesse G. James
Clint Black and Melissa Rivers were the project managers. The task this time around was that the two teams had to create 60 second online viral video to help promote the company â€œallâ€ and its laundry detergent products. The winner would be determined by the executives of â€œallâ€ based on the videoâ€™s originality, buzz worthiness and branding of the company. To also help in judging the videos they used an entertainment blogger named Perez Hilton.
At first both teams had the idea to create something funny with the theme revolving around casting â€œmidgetsâ€ for their 60 second film. Athena originally chose this due to a statistic that they found where one of the highest searched viral videos on the Internet had the keyword â€œmidgetâ€ in it.
KOTUâ€™s idea was to go with a dirty adult joke type of humor where this very short actor would be implying to the audience that he was going to have sex with his wife with lines such as â€œDo you want to do the dirty laundry with me tonight?â€. Then in actuality the clip is suppose to imply that what the short guy ended up doing was masturbating and hence they need the all detergent to clean up the mess.
Yes, it was as bad as it sounds I must say. Aside from the very terrible acting, the idea just seems so wrong and offensive for what should be a product that is targeting moms with kids. Therefore, what ended up happening was Clint Black decided to play the role of the actor and then hired a model to play the wife. Again, it was the same concept except with the model she would flash her body to imply they were going to have sex.
For Athena their idea was to have Jesse James talk about the “all” laundry detergent products while he was in a complete mess such as having dirty clothes. Since the product had a small but mighty type of theme there was then three very short actors dressed up in detergent themed costumes who would start scrubbing and hosing down Jesse James to clean him up. They titled their video as â€œJesse James Dirty With Midgetâ€ and the result was pretty horrible still I thought. Here are the videos:
The executives watched the videos and werenâ€™t very pleased with either as they felt both of them did not meet company standards. However, Perez Hilton enjoyed Athenaâ€™s viral video as he found it funny. The end result was that since the executives disliked both of the videos there was no winner. Donald Trump then mentioned that both teams had to choose three people to go to the boardroom as two people were going to be fired.
For KOTU it was Clint Black, Natalie Gulbis and Khloe Kardashian. For Athena it was Melissa Rivers, Brande Roderick and Tionne Watkins who openly volunteered to be on the chopping block. Now this was a surprise as for Athena Donald Trump asked her if she knew about Bradford from the previous apprentice seasons.
For those who follow the show you may remember a contestant who was a project manager and was immune from being fired. Yet, he arrogantly said he was willing to give up his immunity to go to the boardroom as he was confident about his performance. Result, he was fired because of that. Donald Trump was then telling everyone how you should never volunteer to be executed and because of that he fired Tionne Watkins.
Then we go on to KOTU. It was kind of interesting as this firing didnâ€™t really have much to do about the task at all but rather personality and life decisions. It was noted that last episode Khloe Kardashian was missing for an unknown reason. She then mentioned how it was because she has been charged for a DUI offence and as a result had to take classes and get a leave of absence to attend the show which a judge was not too happy about.
Donald Trump was then expressing his feelings how he hates people who drive under the influence of alcohol and talked about how he knows people who lost loved ones to drunk drivers. To add salt to the wound, he expressed that have he had known that Khloe Kardashian had these kinds of charges with her alcohol problem he would have never let her on the show.
Trump then asked her what charity she was raising money for and then threw the comment that they shouldnâ€™t have to suffer because of a mistake that she made. After all that, Trump mentioned he would give her charity $20,000 and that she was fired. Was very harsh and in some ways necessary I suppose.
This season sure has had a lot of addiction problems when it comes to celebrities. Almost turning into a dramatic soap opera about people destroying their lives.