This week’s task on The Apprentice saw the teams fighting for their places by designing an innovative flat-pack product. Cue lots of stupid ideas and bickering between those on the teams who considered themselves to be ‘designers’ or ‘innovators’. Everyone seems to think they’ve got the best idea at times like this, and will readily suggest something utterly stupid without considering what they’re actually saying. Like Kurt’s idea of a seat with a compartment underneath for recycling waste materials. I can totally see every house having one of those, Kurt – because they already do. It’s called a toilet.
We had the boys team trying to sell their table-that-turns-into-a-chair, which was actually a decent idea and well executed (although the function of it was akin to a deckchair), while the girls… well, the girls tried to sell a box. Oh no, excuse me, it was a multifunctional table cube thing. It could hold drinks, and then if you change the top it becomes a surface for a laptop, and then you could change it again and put something else on there – you know, basically the same thing that a table accomplishes as its basic function, but this time you have to mess about changing things around. You know, because it’s multifunctional. I was pleased to see the boys team getting on much better in this episode, because when the boys argue there’s more aggression, unlike the hollow, shallow bitchiness of the girls.
Here’s the DTSFT roundup for episode 3:
The screaming that ensued from the phone call. I can’t stress how much screaming there was. I almost turned the TV off.
The girls smashing the make-up budget for the third week in a row
Kurt’s ridiculous idea of the recycling chair, described by Nick as “particularly horrible’
Karren Brady’s face as she has to hold her tongue while she desperately wants to interject and tell the girls to reel it back.
How I spent basically the entire episode trying to figure out how the blonde one managed to be in two places at once, before realising at the boardroom that she is actually two separate people.
Alex’s thigh-gap – thinspo alert!
“Not even Jordan could fit there.” … “Not you, Jordan, somebody average size.”
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Francesca nailing the way the task has spiralled out of their control: “Considering it was a desk one minute with an iPad easel and now it’s a tray and seat in a box”
Nick playing with the chair (he reminds me of my dad!)
Weirdo Neil and his ‘salesgasm’ technique – honey, any woman who knows that about you now will no doubt reel out 3 yes’s just to get that shit over with.
People repeatedly referring to ‘market research’, sounding like Margaret Research (just me? Okay)
Alex dipping’ it low and picking’ it up slow for the Argos lads.
The pure derision with which the boys viewed the girls’ product.
And yet again, sad, exotic Sophia.
This week was kind of lacking with the big dramatic arguments that we’re used to from The Apprentice, but it did serve up some fun moments. Next week’s episode proves to be a better one, with the teams opening up shops with fresh farm produce. Expect lots of shots of the girls getting mucky and the boys picking up heavy things. Something for everyone, eh?