The Celebrity Apprentice

Season 4 Episode 7

Back to School

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Back to School
The candidates venture back into their high school years in order to achieve success at the latest assignment. Derogatory comments hamper one team's progress, and another player is fired in the boardroom.
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  • Trump's boardroom behavior is questionable. (Harassment?)

    Trump asked Adam if he was a virgin. He also asked Clay if he was a homosexual (this is not the first time Trump has questioned a contestant's sexuality, he did this last season as well). Martha Stewart (I believe) said that this isn't a game.This is a job interview.When is it EVER okay to ask a job applicant about their sexuality? Many could argue,'s a reality creates drama and excitement for viewers at home. But you know, I do not believe that Trump would ask these questions if Adam or Clay were women.moreless
  • The 2 teams made a school type presentation, to be judged by the audience.

    At one point during the Adam\'s presentation on Sex At Work, Clay tried to make a joke by saying to the audience \"And this comes from a shy type Jewish guy\".

    However Adam said in the interview that Clay called him a tight-arsed Jewish guy, and mentioned that also in the boardroom. Alla concurred with Adam that Clay said that. George who was in the audience during Adam\'s presentation did not correct the misunderstanding.moreless
  • The boardroom scene is horrible in this episode.

    If Clay is homosexual then obviously he wouldn't like someone making a homophobic remark towards him. So why would he make a possibly Anti-semitic but totalty inapprioate joke towards Adam? And I didn't like how Donald Trump made Adam who's apparently a virgin feel uncomfortable. I never heard sexual orientation compared to what people order in a restaurant before. And if he is a virgin he doesn't want to hear how great sex is! Trump stopped short of asking Adam bluntly: "So why the hell haven't you had sex yet?!". If Adam chooses to abstain from fornication then good for him. Why should he be ashamed of it? Why should he be ridiculed for it?moreless
  • Four people don't get the axe this time around, but the inevitable firing finally occurs.

    First off, the Excel Corp seems unstoppable barring any further shuffling of teams. With Randal, Marshawn and Rebecca, Capital Edge will have to do something truly remarkable to win, because those three aren't going to do anything stupid to lose. The four-person firing last week was the best thing to have happened for Excel.

    That brings us to Capital Edge, and without Randal, their loss seemed inevitable. Project Manager Adam just doesn't have what it takes and the only reason he hasn't been booted yet is because others have messed up more. I think he overexagerated about Clay's so-called anti-semetic comments (and yes, I'm Jewish); the real problem was Clay's anectdotes. I don't care if he's comfortable with his homosexuality, the way he spoke was inappropriate. But of course, as often the case, the person responsible for the week's loss isn't the one to get the boot. This time Marcus was the casualty which probably doesn't come as much of a shock to anyone. He's not the dumbest on the team, nor the most unexperienced, but he rambles on about nothing and then has nothing to say when he needs to (like in the boardroom).

    But in the end, this episode would be nothing without the outstanding boardroom and Trump's genious comments. We get Trump's feelings on anti-semitism, virginity, sex, and homosexuality. There's something in it for everyone. "Some people like steak and some people like spaghetti"...that's just brilliant.

    The only thing better than Trump's comments was the very first 5 minutes of the episode where everyone is waiting for the contestants to come back from the boardroom until midnight. Their comments were just great.moreless
  • Markus is finally on a losing team, and is fired.

    It was obvious that Markus would get fired eventually, it was just a matter of him getting on a losing team for it to happen.

    The task this time: create a business class. Excel chooses Sex in the Workplace, and give a rather inappropriate presentation which included Clay's constant use of the word "ass" and him calling Adam a "tight Jewish boy" while Markus did nothing and played with his yo-yo. Capital Edge chose a less-risky topic and hit it out of the park. Their reward: new clothes. I wish I could get new clothes. Anyway, I digress. Excel is called into the boardroom, and Adam calls Clay and Markus into the boardroom with him. Markus proves that he not only talks a lot, he also says a lot of nothing. Even though Clay was the one who was responsible for the loss of the task, Markus is fired. About damn time!

    Funnier than anything else in this episode is Trump's shock over the fact that Clay's gay, and his own questions of Adam on his virginity and telling him "It's no big deal." That would get most bosses in trouble for sexual harassment. But it's Trump. He can act like the "Big Fat Obnoxious Boss" all he likes.

    Overall, good episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Capital Edge chooses "Sex at Work" for their lesson, while Excel picks "Stand Out: Making Your Mark" for theirs. The audience members give Excel the advantage, slightly, with a 7.07 compared to Capital Edge's rating of 6.98.

    • Trump finds out that Clay is gay in this episode. In addition, it is revealed that Adam is Jewish.

    • This is the first time that the viewers find out what time the boardroom occurred since season one, when there was a clock in the boardroom waiting area.

  • QUOTES (10)

  • NOTES (5)

    • Randal's exemption is the final exemption of the season, seeing as how Clay is not awarded one by his teammates in the next episode and the exemptions stop in the final six.

    • Excel's majority votes to give Randal exemption for next week. This is the fifth unanimous vote in a row, and the second time it was for Randal to be exempt.

    • Project Manager Adam chooses to bring Clay and Markus into the boardroom. Markus, although not responsible for Capital Edge's loss, is fired for his problem of repeatedly talking too much.

    • Randal is transferred back to Excel to make up for the 6-3 deficit obtained from the quadruple firing in the previous episode.

    • The Project Managers in this episode are Randal for Excel and Adam for Capital Edge. Randal's team wins. Randal is now the leading Project Manager, with a win-loss record of 2-0. Adam is the last person to be Project Manager.