The Apprentice

Africana’s Reality TV Recap has the best take on last night’s The Apprentice:

The Apprentice didn’t do much better in the category of interesting television. With Omarosa gone, the rest of the apprentices’ flaws seem to shine. It’s kind of hard to cover your butt after your scapegoat makes an exit. Among the things we learn now that Omarosa is no longer there: Kwame is worthless (absolutely lovely to look at, but worthless, nonetheless); Amy is a terrific contestant, but so arrogant and full of herself that she makes Omarosa look like a nun; Heidi couldn’t buy class if it was on sale at Goodwill; Nick is an utter jerk; Troy speaks a type of English that needs to be taught in schools (Africana’s Quote of the Week: “…like looking up the ass of a dead dog with fleas…”); and Katrina is a whiner. Actually, I noticed all of that weeks ago, but all everyone seemed to care about was Omarosa, so it feels good to be able to dump on some other people, for a change.

This week’s project involved managing a fleet of rickshaws and Team Versacorp won, mainly because all Team Protégé could come up with in the way of brilliant ideas was…hang on, now…charging folks for rides! Woo hoo. Versacorp, on the other hand, sold advertising on the backs of the pedi-cabs, which led to Katrina screeching to Bill that he used her likeness in order to make money, and that was unethical. I agree. After all, the only person who should be able to flaunt her body and pretty face in order to wrangle men into spending money is Katrina!

A twist leads to Troy (the losing project manager) sending someone back to the suite (of course, he picks Kwame — why is it when the men stick together it’s seen as normal but when the women do, Trump comments on it?), and loser Heidi shows that she lacks not only class, but common sense as well, backtalking to Trump and Company that their thoughts of her are nothing but their opinions. As Carolyn reminds Heidi, their opinions are the only ones that actually matter. The icing on the cake was Heidi departing with an attitude of “Well, I wanted to go home anyway.” Sure you did, Heidi. Sure you did. That’s why you called Troy an a–hole for bringing you into the boardroom, right?