Celebrity Apprentice 5/15/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by steve614, May 18, 2011.

  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    No thread yet? Egad!:eek:

    So, what does everyone think so far?

    I think JR has it in the bag, I mean how do you top Dee F'n Snider?! :cool:
    Of course the editing could just be leading me this way. I kind of suspect the snafu with Def Leppard's manager was scripted, but wouldn't that be "rigging" the contest?

    I agree with Meat Loaf that Marlee is making a mistake taking the boom box image completely off the 12 pack box.
    I think they could still use the silhouette they have now and use a faded image of the boom box as the background. Have the 7-Up dot as the tweeters.

    This is an excellent task as I grew up in the 70's/80's. I'm looking forward to seeing how the commercials turn out. The presentations should be great as well.
     
  2. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    I just want some 7-Up made with real sugar.
     
  3. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    I thought Marlee's can looks better than JRs, but that's about it. This is JRs to lose. Also amazing to see Dee look exactly how he did back in the day. Make-up does preform miracles! ;)
     
  4. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I thought boom boxes were an 80's icon myself, not the 70's.
     
  5. Langree

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    This, the big boom was mid to late 80's
     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Come to think of it, I did question the idea of the boom box.
    As others have pointed out, boom boxes were big in the 80's (more so than the 70's IMO) and the task IS decade specific.

    Might be a good decision after all.

    Personal preference: I hope JR wins. I can relate more to the 80's than I can the 70's.
     
  7. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    I bought a giant JVC boom box in the late 70's but it couldn't have been before at least '78.
    It was not something everyone had at that time- I didn't think they really took off until break dancing went mainstream in the 80's.
     
  8. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    Marlee picked a horrible team.
     
  9. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

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    She def has a nicer can.
     
  10. JLucPicard

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    I definitely agree with this, but I kind of like JRs 7-Up cans better than Marlee's 7-Up cans. ;)
     
  11. getreal

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    Marlee's cans? She is too darn skinny! Oh, wait a sec, are we talking about the 7-Up cans?

    I still maintain my prediction that Marlee wins the whole shooting match.
     
  12. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I see what you did there.
     
  13. windracer

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    Dee Snider looked great, JR's commercial is going to be fantastic (Meatloaf did look pretty good too, though). And for Def Leppard, please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks they need to tie in "Pour Some Sugar on Me" with the Retro 7-Up since it uses real sugar? :D

    I thought the same thing ... I think Marlee was right to take it off. At least she made some decision on her own without Meatloaf. As for using the original 7-Up guy, that was a great idea too so it's a shame it fell through (I guess we'll find out next week). "Crisp and clean, no caffeine. Ah ha ha!"

    I loved some of the 70s/80s cutscenes, especially the one image of a young Donald Trump.
     
  14. DanB

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    if Snider was the big reveal in the commercial, I wouldn't have him sitting there on the couch -- maybe have him reading a paper so you couldnt see his face, or even cut out the couch scene altogether.

    As for the boom box, I could see it either way. Wikipedia says disco peaked in the 70's, so don't see why the boom box is "off limits." I thought Ivanka liked the boom box idea. As long as the boom box packaging looked good.
     
  15. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    What does Ivanka know about the 70's? She was born in 1981.
     
  16. WhiskeyTango

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    I don't think Dee is the big reveal, but rather him transforming into his Twisted Sister persona after drinking the 7up.
     
  17. Jeff_in_Bklyn

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    I think bringing back Jeffrey Holder is much more retro for 7-up than Dee, I cant' think the old suites at 7-up are going to get who Dee is.

    As for the can, zebra stripes do not make me think of Van Halen or the 80's but the Disco theme is a win. If Marlee can pull off Holder and the Globe Trotters she has it in the bag.
     
  18. andyw715

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    Yeah zebra stripes (Zubaz, et al) are more of a early 90's thing.
     
  19. Langree

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    They really don't need too, they just need to recognize the big hair/80's reference.
     
  20. Einselen

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    On the other side of the coin will us, the end consumers, realize who Jeffrey Holder is? I may be biased as I am younger but Dee Snider to me is a larger icon than Jeffery Holder.
     

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