Thursday, April 06, 2006

Double Dose of The Apprentice

4/10 UPDATE:

More on tonight's first task...

During tonight's first episode of The Apprentice, the teams will be challenged to complete their own Ace Hardware "New Faces for Helpful Places" community renovation project. Vinnie and Mike Costello, owners of 12 Ace Hardware stores on Long Island, assisted with the production of the episode, providing help to the teams, as well as Ace products for the two projects. Each team bought approximately $5,000 in products from two Ace stores on Long Island, including paint, tools, hardware and more.

More on tonight's second task...

7-Eleven will unveil the new wedge shaped P'EatZZa Sandwich, which will be available April 18 at participating stores. As we suspected, the product is not being launched simultaneously with the episode since the air date was moved up.

The teams had access to two Manhattan 7-11 stores (82nd St & 3rd Ave and 23rd St & Park Ave) to perform the task. Team 7-Eleven race car driver Tony Kanaan makes a guest appearance between Indy Racing League races to assist each team. In the P'EatZZa Sandwich (pronounced Puh-Eat-Zuh), pizza slices substitute for sliced bread. Between the two slices of cheese and pepperoni pizza flatbread, the sandwiches are filled with deli meats, cheeses and spreads. Served cold, the triangular sandwiches will be available in two varieties -- turkey and pepperoni on pepperoni flatbread with parmesan ranch spread and romaine lettuce; and a ham and salami on cheddar mozzarella flatbread with banana and red peppers, oil and vinegar dressing and romaine lettuce. (NOT KOSHER!!!)



ORIGINAL POST:
In case you missed our announcement earlier today (in the comments to this post), back-to-back episodes of The Apprentice will air on Monday, April 10, starting at 9 PM ET/PT. Episode 8 was rescheduled to make way for a new reality series - Celebrity Cooking Showdown - which will air at 9:00 nightly during the week of April 17.


APPRENTICE SPOILERS BELOW



Episode 7 - 9:00
Ace Hardware is using this episode of The Apprentice to launch a national charitable campaign. The task is to create themed activity areas for a local Boys & Girls Club. Lenny Veltman volunteers to be project manager for Gold Rush, but he has trouble managing a negative teammate. Synergy's project manager, (Arinash) Michael Laungani, has a good concept but drives the team crazy because they can't make a decision. The winners help make a child's dream come true by partnering with the "Make A Wish Foundation". One candidate will be fired. It won't be Tarek Saab or Lee Bienstock (the remaining Orthodox Apprentice candidate).

At the end of this episode, we'll see Bill Rancic in an Ace Hardware commercial to launch a national charitable campaign to help local communities around the country.


Episode 8 - 10:00
The ten remaining candidates sell a new pizza sandwich for 7-11. Filmed on Thursday, October 20, 2005 (Chol HaMoed Sukkot), one team is stationed at 7-11's new store on Manhattan's Upper East Side (82nd Street at Third Avenue). A passerby reported that the sandwich was described as "two slices of pepperoni pizza on the outside – with sausage and pepperoni in between." Definitely not kosher!

Also in this episode of The Apprentice, a losing team gains an opposing teammate who volunteers to switch sides. The winners jet out of town for a meal with U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. Tarek will not be fired.

This episode was originally scheduled to air on April 24 (before it was moved to the 17th and then to the 10th of April). 7-11's plan was to keep the new product a secret and then launch it in their stores the day after the show. Now that the episode has been moved up by two weeks, it will be interesting to see if 7-11 can accelerate their product launch. Let's hope they have a strong project manager working on it.


Moving to another topic...

christinaboo blogged about witnessing the filming of fired Apprentice candidates leaving Trump Tower on November 3, 2005. Based on her description of "a blond lady n a white guy," it appears to have been Pepi Diaz and Stacy Schneider.

There's always been speculation that each candidate is filmed walking out to the cab at the beginning of the season. When there's a multiple firing, however, the original footage can't be used so they need to stage the scene at a later date. This could explain why Pepi and Stacy would be filmed leaving Trump Tower in November. Or it could have been Allie or Leslie with Lenny, Tarek, Lee or Sean. We suspect it was Episode 2's double-firing.

15 Comments:

At 4/07/2006 2:38 AM, Anonymous JustSomeGuy said...

Based on the spoiler info and the yahoo apprentice game questions... i think its safe to say that Lenny is fired in the first episode on Monday.

It almost has to be someone from gold rush, since they would be down 2 people for the next episode, where someone switches sides, and if it isn't Lee or Tarek, and Lenny is project manager, it seems like it has to be him....

 
At 4/07/2006 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on! I bet it's Lenny in the first show and then lee in teh second one.

 
At 4/07/2006 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with the lenny and lee assumption. too bad the jews didnt make it a bit longer.

 
At 4/07/2006 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't forghet about allie!!!!

 
At 4/07/2006 6:35 PM, Anonymous justsomeguy said...

There's absolutly no indication that Lee is fired in the second episode... I don't know how you can come to that conclusion - the only reason we know for sure he doesn't get fired in the first one is becuase he was already seen during filming of the 2nd...

 
At 4/09/2006 3:20 PM, Anonymous Ruthie said...

The other 7-11 (the one where I bumped into the Apprentice task and talked to Lee) was on 23rd and Park Ave.

 
At 4/10/2006 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do we think its lee? because his team losses both tasks and its not him int he first show and we know tarek makes it through both. and lee is always being brought into the board room

 
At 4/10/2006 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and Lee skipped two tasks (and possibly missed more time for Sukkot)

 
At 4/10/2006 12:45 PM, Anonymous JustSomeGuy said...

But we don't know that Gold Rush loses the 2nd task....

 
At 4/10/2006 1:23 PM, Anonymous leah said...

lee doesnt miss time on succot. the only task filmed on sukkot os on chol hamoed

 
At 4/10/2006 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

justsomeguy- going into the next episode (after these 2), a team has a long losing streak. how could that be unless gold rush continues to lose?

 
At 4/10/2006 1:52 PM, Anonymous justsomeguy said...

O - I didn't notice until now the losing streak for a team for task 9...

with that said... it could be the person who switched teams (or Leslie - who most likely will be PM for the 2nd task tonigh...)

 
At 4/10/2006 1:53 PM, Anonymous JustSomeGuy said...

Also - while Lee has been in the boardroom 3 times - Trump has said each time he didn't think Lee belonged there...

 
At 4/18/2006 6:03 PM, Anonymous lillie said...

lee is trying as hard as he can to do the best he can - so everyone get off his back!!!
it's not his fault he's Jewish!!!
but he is and he's fitting as much as he can into it.!!!
he doesn't observe holidays just to get out of the task
!!!

 
At 5/17/2006 5:57 AM, Blogger Wallyhorse said...

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Walt

 

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