The Celebrity Apprentice

Season 4 Episode 6

Take Me Out to the Boardroom

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 27, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Take Me Out to the Boardroom
With the Donald away on business in Los Angeles, Carolyn fills in for him while Bill takes the place of the also-gone George. Due to Capital Edge's ineffectiveness, Carolyn orders a corporate restructuring, telling the Project Manager on each team to pick three of their current teammates who have contributed the least to be moved over to the other team. Thus, the teams are shaken up, and Capital Edge Project Manager Alla is left with Felisha, Adam, Markus, Randal, and Clay, while Excel team leader Josh is forced to lead Jennifer M, Rebecca, Mark, James, Brian, and Marshawn. The teams are then given the responsibiity of designing a display and event for Dick's sporting goods to move merchandise in a specific product category. Capital Edge picks golf and Excel selects baseball, but when the events begin, Excel forgets that their primary focus is supposed to be on sales, not event planning. The result? The biggest loss in the history of The Apprentice. When it comes time for the boardroom, Trump is so dissapointed with Excel that he fires four team members who contributed next to nothing to selling items, Josh, Jennifer M., James, and Mark.moreless
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  • Best USA Apprentice Episode!

    "Take Me Out To The Boardroom"

    Grade: A*

    Wow! I've never seen a team do so badly on The Apprentice before! Team Excel do so bad, that Donald Trump doesn't even allow the project manager to bring in the people responsible for the failure of the task. Instead, he brings 3 people in himself who he feels are responsible for failing the task. Donald says that they focused too much in getting the sporting event to run, rather than making the primary objective being the sales, so everyone did really poorly as a result. Donald is so upset by this huge loss, that in an unexpected twist, goes "You are all fired! All 4 are fired!" to the team. There has never been an Apprentice show which fires 4 people at once. They all get in the Taxi together, and don't speak a word about the situation. Best episode of The Apprentice by far! I've never seen that happen!moreless
  • This episode was just amazing.

    I have just about seen every single Apprentice, and i can honestly say, that this is the best one, and the most shocking. It was good to see that Donald Trump is decicated to his business and all, but fireing four people on the spot was going a bit to far.

    I have seen projects that were much worse than this one, also it was unfair to fire four people, Excel had been winning ecery week for a while, so why didn't he fire four people from the other team when they had lost for their fourth time in a row? Excels idea wasn't that bad, and they did put a lot of effort of coming up with the idea.

    Overall thought i still did enjoy the shock of four people leaveing, because the show had been getting very dull lately, mainly because the show was starting to become 'same old same old'.

  • Trump shows us it's still about business.

    There have been many instances in the last 3+ seasons where a team's loss was a result of the ineptitude of multiple people. Usually it winds up that the person who can't keep his or her mouth shut in the boardroom, says too much or too little, and that person gets the axe even if another person possibly deserved it more, or at least shared the blame. But in this episode, nobody walked away unscathed.

    In a series first, FOUR contestants were let go, which was both shocking and necessary at the same time. Unfortunately, I knew that four people were gettting the axe beforehand, and thus when he sent the others back to the suite, I knew exactly what would happen to the remaining four (which prevents me from giving this a higher rating).

    In any case, it'll be interesting to see how many episodes this season will have in the end, now that 3 extra contestants got the boot.moreless
  • WOW!

    Wow, that was a fantastic episode! So many firsts, Carolyn was in the big man's chair, 4 people fired at once, and total silence in the cram packed taxi. Totally amazing.

    Now we all know why there are only 13 weeks in this series, but the candidates were told this from the very beginning, so it left me wondering did Trump plan this all along? Did he want a really amazing episode like this one to shock people and make them start talking about the series? Who knows..

    I can't wait for the next episode! Nobody will be returning... The rest of them will be sitting in the room waiting for someone to come back but nobody will come through the door! That will be fantastic. How will they know what happened? Will they get a phone call to explain it? So many things to look forward to.moreless
  • Excuse my french but HOLY SHIT!

    [Warning, spoilers ahead]

    We have to admit, that firing of all four candidates was the most jaw dropping moment of apprentice history. Feel kind of bad though because Josh was the funniest guy there, with all the marcus jokes. I mean, we have to admit, the tasks themselves weren't actually looked at that carefully...'cept maybe for Clays constant bitching and small snippets of sales that Rebbecca did and the self proclaimed 'Sales queen' didn't. [Oh, did anybody notice that Marcus only did something stupid AFTER the task? Odd...]. Still, the boardroom was insane. We all thought it was going to be Jennifer (who I thought should be fired by the way)...but all four. DAMN!

    Again, Jaw dropping.

    By the way, the cab bit at the THAT is television gold that can ONLY be caught on reality TV.

    Good on ya Donald.


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • This episode marks the first time that someone other than Trump, Carolyn, sits in the center seat in the boardroom.

    • This is the first time that there was complete silence during the entire taxi ride after the firing, when Josh, Mark, Jennifer M., and James are all thrown into one taxicab.

    • In a boardroom first, four candidates are fired at once. This is the fourth time Trump fires multiple people in the same boardroom, and the second time he does this before the final task, the first being when he fired season two's Maria and Wes.

    • Excel loses by a 108% margin! This is, by far, the worst defeat in the history of The Apprentice!

  • QUOTES (15)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Carolyn, who is standing in for Trump, orders the already-picked Project Managers to send three candidates from their team over to the other side. Capital Edge's Alla chooses to get rid of Rebecca, Marshawn, and Jennifer M., while Excel's Josh picks Clay, Adam, and Markus. Thus, Capital Edge now consists of Alla, Felisha, Randal, Clay, Markus, and Adam, and Excel consists of Josh, Rebecca, Jennifer M., Mark, James, Marshawn, and Brian.

    • The Project Managers in this episode are Josh for Excel and Alla for Capital Edge. Alla's team wins.

    • Capital Edge unanimously votes to give Alla exemption for next week. This is the fourth unanimous vote in a row.

    • Rather than ask Project Manager Josh to bring two people back into the boardroom, Trump decides that since Brian (who is exempt, anyway), Rebecca, and Marshawn all did the best job at selling, they should go back to the suite. He asks Josh, James, Jennifer M., and Mark to come back to the boardroom since all of them did the worst job on the task. All four get fired for performing so terribly.