Celebrity Apprentice Season Finale OAD 5/22/2011 **SPOILERS**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, May 23, 2011.

  1. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    Love Joan Rivers...you preferred Annie Duke?
  2. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    yes :up:
  3. Snappa77

    Snappa77 RUDEBWOY

    Feb 14, 2004
    Joan should NOT have won that season.
  4. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
  5. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    +1. It actually made me dislike Joan Rivers.
  6. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Joan was such a horrible person to Annie---screamed, yelled and compared her to Hitler...I couldn't understand why Trump would want to be associated with anyone like that...

  7. WO312

    WO312 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Too bad. You've missed a really good season on DWTS.
  8. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    I still don't understand what the problem was with having the drummer use the bass drum on the intro.
  9. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    Probably a matter of (1) the band makes an entrance together and (2) the band doesn't want people messing with their equipment.

    I didn't see a problem with it, and when the band declined, John did something else, so I don't think he had a problem with it, either.
  10. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    Def Leppard is all of them- they are introduced as a group, enter as a group, play as a group, and leave as a group. This is in their contract- why they insist on doing it this way may not make sense to you, but clearly they want to engender a feeling of solidarity and most especially towards the one member that the world told them to walk away from and replace. They chose instead to wait for him and they choose to stand together always.
    No one is going to sneak onstage to do a little side job for JR and no one else is going to be allowed near that drum kit given that it is likely customized more than any other drum kit in existence.
  11. postrin

    postrin New Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I think that maybe some people don't know the history, and that the drummer only has one arm. He's pretty iconic when it comes to Def Leopard, he may be better known then any other member of the band. It has a lot to do with their success with Hysteria.

  12. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    I knew about the drummer's arm but not the whole solidarity thing and I didn't think they did a good job of explaining that, hence my original question. Just bad editing I guess.
  13. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    btw...I really enjoyed this last task compared to some of the other final tasks! I like that it included different elements within the task and they seemed to have (mostly) adequate time.

    I'm not a big fan of the throw a big dinner events they've been doing for the finales.
  14. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I don't know, but they were very prominent on my SD television. I can only imagine they were "eye popping" on an HDTV. :eek:
  15. marrone

    marrone Phased Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Melbourne, FL

    That's what it boils down to. Isn't that why Richard Hatch got fired so early...because he DIDN'T have rich friends to throw money around? If not Richard, then someone else. I might be thinking someone else. But honestly, if that's the idea, then why ask these people on the show to begin with?

  16. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I think it helps and is certainly a factor, but it isn't a requirement. Lil Jon didn't raise much money throughout the show and he went pretty far. In all fairness he did raise some money (I think a couple of $5-10k donations) and Richard only had a couple of thousand in the very first task from a couple of Survivor people.

    I kind of wish they'd get away from the "call your donors and get money" but I understand it looks good for the show that "it" raises so much money for charity.
  17. brott

    brott at redh dot com

    Feb 23, 2001
    Pleasanton, CA
    The did get away from it a bit this year .. There seemed to be the one really, really big donor event in the middle, but otherwise there were a lot of $20K from Donald(/show) and $20K from task sponsor. Was nice of Donald to toss in the extra $$$ to get Marlee up to $1Mil, but that "donation" will allow CA to use the 7-digit number as a marketing tool in the future. It was good money to spend regardless of the charity and good additional money for the charity itself.
  18. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    And I don't think for a minute that JR's last task donors just showed up spontaneously. He set that up purely so he could also use the "One Million Dollars Raised" keywords in his bid for the win.

  19. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ

    Oh I absolutely agree with you. He really wanted to match Marley's "1 mill" raised mark!

    I think he also had the donors in his back pocket just incase the last task did require some fund raising.
  20. xuxa

    xuxa Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    JR admitted that in a post season interview, he had Dollar General (the unnamed ones who gave the 250K) lined up but they couldn't get it for earlier fundraiser so he held it back until the end just in case it was a fundraiser. Found it very interesting they went unnamed while Melting Pot was identified for $25K. My theory is JR got the people/corps that usually donate to St. Jude every year to run their donations this year through him once he got on the show. JR got a good edit.

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