The Celebrity Apprentice

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (590)

  • Trump: Women, great job. As a little treat, you're gonna see the nicest apartment in New York City. It's my apartment. So you be up there, one o'clock, at my apartment. Guys, they killed you. They really gave you a good beating. So you're not gonna be seeing my apartment.

  • Sam: I'm giving you my word, that if you write me a check for a thousand dollars for that glass of lemonade, that you are going to experience the American dream.

  • David: I take solace in the fact that I have a higher IQ than the other fifteen contestants, which just goes to show you that there's little correlation between IQ and success in lemonade sales.

  • Ereka: That is like calling the kettle black.
    : See, there you go with your racist terms. What was that you said about black people?
    : Nothing!
    Omarosa: Can you keep your prejudice in check, please?

  • Omarosa: Tammy's testicle ad may compromise our ability to win this task.

  • Trump: In many respects, you've been a disaster, Sam.

  • Donny: The men had more steak, and the women had more sizzle.

  • Trump: I'm starting to think that I may never hire a man again.

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Notes (400)

  • Troy, the losing Project Manager of Versacorp chooses to bring Sam and David into the boardroom, where David was fired for admitting he can't be a leader.

  • The Project Managers in this episode are Troy for Versacorp and Ereka for Protégé.

  • The Project Managers in this episode are Jason for Versacorp and Amy for Protégé.

  • Controversy surrounds this episode because Omarosa claims that Ereka called her the N-word. However, Ereka denies the claims, going so far as to take lie detector tests to prove that she did not verbally assault Omarosa.

  • After Versacorp loses the task, Project Manager Jason brings Sam and Nick into the boardroom with him. However, Trump blames the loss on Jason, giving him the boot.

  • The Project Managers in this episode are Sam for Versacorp and Jessie for Protégé.

  • Sam blows his shot at succeeding as Project Manager when he leads his team, Versacorp to failure. Although he brings in two other team members, Kwame and Bowie, to the boardroom, he is the one who is ultimately fired.

  • The Project Managers in this episode are Kwame for Versacorp and Katrina for Protégé.

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Trivia (362)

  • 18.5 million people watched this episode’s initial airing, fulfilling NBC's expectations for the much-anticipated premiere. In fact, the series premiere came in 7th place for the week it aired.

  • Though originally 90 minutes long, the repeated airing of the episode was cut to 60 minutes.

  • 20.2 million people watched this episode’s initial airing. The episode, which came in 5th for the week it aired, converted about two million more Apprentice-wannabees.

  • This episode is the first time that the Project Manager has the words "Project Manager" in their name at the bottom of the screen instead of their job.

  • Sam’s firing in this episode was named number 96 on TV Guide / TV Land’s 100 Most Memorable TV Moments in December of 2004.

  • 18.9 million people watched this episode’s initial airing, which came in 6th place for the week.

  • In this episode, Trump talks to the women of Protege about their selling tactics, and how in all of the tasks so far, they have relied upon their sexuality.

  • In an Entertainment Weekly review, titled “Rich Man, Poor SOBs” and printed the week this episode aired, television critic Ken Tucker gave this series a B+, calling it “irresistible,” saying, “Trump, with his perpetual scowl, petulantly thrust lower lip, and hoarse tirades, is a surprisingly engaging host.”

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Allusions (53)

  • This episode title is a play on the phrase, "Sex, Lies, and Attitude."

  • This episode title is a play on the home makeover series Trading Spaces.

  • Versacorp's idea to sell advertisments on the backs of their pedicads really takes off, and the team sells many ads, including one to the Marquis Jet company. This is the company featured in the second episode of this series, "Sex, Lies, and Altitude."

  • This episode's title is taken from the popular morning game show The Price is Right, with Bob Barker as host.

  • Bill says the title of this episode on the way to the interviews when he says to the final four contestants: "No matter what happens, we've made it down to the wire.

  • The Marquis Jet Card reappears again. Last featured in, "Wheeling and Dealing," and first featured in the episode, "Sex, Lies, and Altitude," the company is a sponsor of Bill's golf tournament.

  • See the Allusions for this second hour of the two hour finale in the page for "Down to the Wire (2)."

  • Pamela comments that one of the boys' haircuts in the focus group looks like, "a mini Dumb and Dumber." She is referring Lloyd's haircut in the 1994 movie Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.

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