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Title: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on October 06, 2010, 08:13:58 pm
Filmed a year ago and delayed from the spring election period because Siralan was Labour's enterprise tsar.

Watch obnoxious sociopaths crash and burn.  I love it.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on October 06, 2010, 08:21:40 pm
I love it too! Loving Lor' Sugar as well. Bring it on.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: redshift on October 06, 2010, 09:40:26 pm
Watch obnoxious sociopaths crash and burn.

Or, don't.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on October 06, 2010, 09:42:29 pm
OMG they're even more horrible than usual.  The boys' project manager is a total caricature.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on October 06, 2010, 11:26:37 pm
It was a wonderful first episode. Loving the blonde biyatch already  :thumbsup:

I miss Ribenaberet, and that was 2 seasons ago  :-[
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on October 07, 2010, 08:15:30 am
Highly entertaining, although Dan seemed far more down to earth on 'You're Fired!'.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Charlotte on October 07, 2010, 08:20:24 am
I managed just short of thirty seconds of this last night before wanting to gralloch them all with a rusty boat hook.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: numbnuts on October 07, 2010, 09:15:55 am
thanks for the warning, I hate it
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on October 07, 2010, 09:19:15 am
I love the Apprentice! Hilarious how he still obviously hates the toff candidates even though he is a LORD  :)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on October 07, 2010, 10:19:45 am
The tall banker is hot.  ;D
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: LEE on October 07, 2010, 11:40:07 am
Dear potential apprentices, let me save you some valuable time by suggesting:

1) Team Tw*ts
&
2) Team C*nts
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 07, 2010, 12:14:09 pm
I managed just short of thirty seconds of this last night before wanting to gralloch them all with a rusty boat hook.

And I always thought your tolerance for twatbaskets was low, Auntie C.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: spesh on October 07, 2010, 12:41:53 pm
I managed just short of thirty seconds of this last night before wanting to gralloch them all with a rusty boat hook.

And I always thought your tolerance for twatbaskets was low, Auntie C.

You've made the mistake of assuming that Charlotte has any tolerance of them in the first place.   :demon:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Charlotte on October 07, 2010, 12:43:58 pm
I managed just short of thirty seconds of this last night before wanting to gralloch them all with a rusty boat hook.

And I always thought your tolerance for twatbaskets was low, Auntie C.

I know.

But I'd had a nice day yesterday and my beautiful cohab had just cooked me eggy leeks on toast.  I was in a jovial mood  :)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on October 07, 2010, 01:28:57 pm
I love the Apprentice! Hilarious how he still obviously hates the toff candidates even though he is a LORD  :)

That Churchillian speech by Raleigh (sp) was marvellous, he really sounded like William Hague. Lor' Sugars face said it all.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Wascally Weasel on October 07, 2010, 01:40:52 pm
I managed just short of thirty seconds of this last night before wanting to gralloch them all with a rusty boat hook.

I wish I had your patience.

The people who applied for the first show didn’t initially know they were applying to be on a TV show which reduced the freak factor by a factor of N to the power of Christopher Biggins.

I distantly knew one of the contestants in the first season (the eventual winner, Tim Campbell) and he told me about the advert in a paper he replied to, which was one offering a “Life changing adventure” which when he mentioned it I remembered having seen myself some months before.

I did like the first series, possibly helped by having a small stake in it through knowing Tim but find it increasingly bizarre as the series carry on - I can’t stand watching the tasks anymore but I do like the boardroom bit for the comedy and theatre (especially as Surallan the midget is sitting on a box bigger chair to make him look taller than his henchmoles).
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on October 07, 2010, 07:18:58 pm
Raleigh (was he named after the bike?) apparently comes from Swindon.  I bet he got beaten up a lot when he was at school.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on October 08, 2010, 12:12:19 am
When they were making sausages I was reminded of a dog and a sock.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Redlight on October 08, 2010, 06:12:15 pm
I love those little vignettes they have of the dorks boasting about their brilliance.  The crew must just piss themselves afterwards.  And I always wonder: if you're so brilliant/succesful/gifted, why are you interested in a £100k job on a Brentwood industrial estate?

I don't bother watching the tasks - I just come in for the big bunfight at the end.

Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on October 08, 2010, 08:09:04 pm
"I have the Midas touch.  Everything I touch turns to SOLD!"

 ;D :sick:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on October 21, 2010, 02:10:23 pm
"So have you got my 1,000 bread rolls?"
"No - I'm ashamed to say we have only managed to make 16."

 :facepalm: Fantastic!!!
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on October 21, 2010, 07:49:26 pm
Lordsugar (TMFKA Siralan) is usually pretty accurate at firing the no-hopers - last night being a perfect example - until the last five or six contestants, when it all goes hopelessly awry. 

He always picks the wrong one from the final pair.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on October 21, 2010, 08:01:58 pm
I dislike Paloma intensely. She does think she is superior to everyone else. I think that Stella is currently the best on the show.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Woofage on October 21, 2010, 08:59:17 pm
"So have you got my 1,000 bread rolls?"
"No - I'm ashamed to say we have only managed to make 16."

 :facepalm: Fantastic!!!

Aye, 984 rolls short. Good job Paloma didn't get her way or they would have been a couple of thousand short :o. Not that it would have made any difference.

Even better was the part when the gobby one with glasses quoted £1.80-something for a bread roll. Was it gold-plated?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on October 26, 2010, 08:27:11 pm
I dislike Paloma intensely. She does think she is superior to everyone else. I think that Stella is currently the best on the show.

Yups. Nasty piece of work.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on October 26, 2010, 10:30:27 pm
I'm fascinated by Sandeesh's eyes.  I think they can kill at 1000 yards.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on October 26, 2010, 10:33:12 pm
I'm fascinated by Sandeesh's eyes.  I think they can kill at 1000 yards.

She's one snide, lazy, back stabbing little lady, that one...  I wouldn't trust her as far as I could throw myself.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Hot Flatus on October 26, 2010, 10:38:28 pm
Do you know her then?

... or are you just basing your total character assassination on whichever highly edited moments the producers have chosen to piece together to tell whatever story they wish?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on October 26, 2010, 10:40:26 pm
Do you know her then?

... or are you just basing your total character assassination on whichever highly edited moments the producers have chosen to piece together to tell whatever story they wish?

Even allowing for editing, she's shown herself to be totally nasty.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Hot Flatus on October 26, 2010, 10:41:33 pm
Sucker

 ;)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on October 27, 2010, 09:56:24 pm
YES!  The most irritating of the girls has gone, and not with good grace.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on October 27, 2010, 10:03:11 pm
YES!  The most irritating of the girls has gone, and not with good grace.

I was wondering whether she was related to Two Jags - both have the same irritating habit of mangling the English language.

Glad she's gone.  She was so full of herself - and yet totally useless.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Si on October 28, 2010, 09:45:35 am
Best departure yet!  Only thing that was missing was telling LudSugar that she didn't want his silly job anyway, so ner-ner-na-ner-ner.

 I suppose that you could argue that the fat lad should have gone as he's the one that lost them the babyglow, on which the contest was won.  But even if they'd got it, I reckon that she'd still have blown the pitch and not sold as many as the woman on the other team.

If teams are the same next week either Chris the army chap or the fat lad will probably be PM.  Should be interesting whichever it is. 
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on November 04, 2010, 09:37:33 am
That was a humdinger of a board room! Very pleased that Paloma got fired, she was an atrocious creature.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on November 04, 2010, 09:47:07 am
Personally, I'd have kept Paloma.  An ego like that is needed for the entertainment value.

I'd have got rid of Sandeesh.  For yet another task she's kept her head down and coasted along on others efforts - but then been happy to have a go and blame others for failure.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Aidan on November 04, 2010, 10:59:29 am
That was a humdinger of a board room! Very pleased that Paloma got fired, she was an atrocious creature.

I havent seen it, but someone I know tweeted that at one point she was about to get her cock out ;D
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Riggers on November 04, 2010, 11:05:07 am
D'you mean your friend was going to get her 'chap' out, or Paloma is in fact a chap, and somehow she has a man's chap, and was going to plop said man's chap on the boardroom table?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on November 04, 2010, 09:51:56 pm
Personally, I'd have kept Paloma.  An ego like that is needed for the entertainment value.

I'd have got rid of Sandeesh.  For yet another task she's kept her head down and coasted along on others efforts - but then been happy to have a go and blame others for failure.

Part of me suspected that they would have kept her purely for entertainment value...but man, she was a lying, backstabbing bitch...and in contrast to all the others, she still came across pretty arrogant in 'You're fired' afterwards.

They still got Joanna and Stuart for entertainment values, but yeah, the characters in this are predictably getting weeded out.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Belly on November 05, 2010, 05:37:34 pm
I love it. Best comedy on the telly at the moment.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on November 05, 2010, 05:41:27 pm
I love it. Best comedy on the telly at the moment.

Of course it is! The clip in the fired show of the two lads playing mannequins and then coming to life was very funny  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Aidan on November 05, 2010, 05:41:41 pm
D'you mean your friend was going to get her 'chap' out, or Paloma is in fact a chap, and somehow she has a man's chap, and was going to plop said man's chap on the boardroom table?

Yes, something like that ;D
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on November 12, 2010, 06:08:28 pm
Well, rather predictable, although I think Lord Sugar got it wrong when he claimed that Laura got away with it.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on November 12, 2010, 08:54:59 pm
She has to go - she's all weepy and "isn't everyone absolutely howwible to me".  I reckon Essex bird should win it.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on November 12, 2010, 11:33:39 pm
Bah, at least she tried in this episode. Sandeesh, however,apart from that 1 pitch that she didn't even write, hasn't done anything.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on November 15, 2010, 07:42:24 pm
It is still the banker with the impossibly big chest for me.  ;D
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on November 18, 2010, 06:48:08 am
"The brand Stuart Baggs" has to go.   He is a fist magnet.  .
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on November 18, 2010, 06:54:43 am
"The brand Stuart Baggs" has to go.   He is a fist magnet.  .

Indeed.

But at least Sandeesh has gone, that's one bonus...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on November 18, 2010, 08:56:28 am
Stuart is complete idiot...but it was all very cleverly edited so that you thought that there was no way the other team would lose. Stella is my hero. Her last look at Stuart was awesome.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Si on November 18, 2010, 09:41:27 am
I note that in the clip of next week's, his lordship says "there's no such thing as luck in business".  Does that mean then, that he believes that Baggs won this week's through skill and ability?

Have to feel a bit sorry for Sandeesh, although she's been accused of being a bit of a slacker in the past, she didn't get it that wrong compared to the errors that some winners have made in previous episodes.  To my mind, if Baggs' team had had a better leader they would probably have done worse - as it was, he was so bad that they just got on with things and ignored him as best they could.

But it would be a less entertaining program without him.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Riggers on November 18, 2010, 10:00:22 am
 :o

That's Sandeesh isn't it?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on November 18, 2010, 10:19:23 am
"The brand Stuart Baggs" has to go.   He is a fist magnet.  .

Yes, and not in an erotic way either.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on November 18, 2010, 11:08:11 am
LOL Stuart Baggs the Brand, "Gimme a spoooon, I want a spoooooon," what an idiot.

Some of the cut-aways to facial expressions (Stella, Nick!) yesterday were priceless.

Hilarious TV!
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on November 18, 2010, 11:48:06 am
Stuart is complete idiot...but it was all very cleverly edited so that you thought that there was no way the other team would lose. Stella is my hero. Her last look at Stuart was awesome.

That was also highlighted on the 'Yer Fiyud' show, it was bloody brilliant.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on November 18, 2010, 07:50:06 pm
TV Pixie | The Horror That Is Stuart Baggs (http://tvpixie.com/tv-news/2010/11/18/horror-stuart-baggs)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on November 18, 2010, 07:59:36 pm
Quote
There's no way he'll win (my money is on Joanne at the moment, but I think Liz might be in the running too)

My dream final.

I have the tissues out already.

(For the crying, you silly people  ::-) )
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on November 18, 2010, 09:39:27 pm
And a bath of lime jelly FTW.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on November 24, 2010, 09:31:26 pm
Laura Must Go.  She 's absolutely terrible.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Woofage on November 25, 2010, 09:06:00 am
Laura Must Go.  She 's absolutely terrible.

She even made Stuart Baggs look like he was competent and professional :sick:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Fi on November 25, 2010, 12:12:08 pm
I think Sugar will get rid of bumptious Baggs and whinging Laura as soon as he can.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on November 25, 2010, 08:56:19 pm
I think Sugar will get rid of bumptious Baggs and whinging Laura as soon as he can.

One can only hope.
I do think Jamie should have gone this week, though
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on November 25, 2010, 10:59:08 pm
Jamie lost that challenge.

Laura didn't faint this time, which was surprising. Hopefully next week she'll get to be covered in maggots again.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Si on November 26, 2010, 09:54:58 am
I'm hoping that Baggs stays in until the interview round.  I think that he will ramp up the 'The Office' style cringe factor by several notches if he makes it that far  :P

As an aside, it always amazes me how excited they get about a short trip abroad.  They make out that they are, for the most part, successful business people, already raking in millions and working for some of the best companies around, yet when they are told to bring their passports they turn into a bunch of kids in a sweet shop.  This is why I liked (army) Chris, when told they were off abroad all he said was "I 'ate Germans" (I say this not because I hate Germans, but because of his refusal to get over excited).

Also, as it 'appens, yesterday I was talking to someone who applied to be on the show - he made it to the final round before getting on TV.  Seemed quite odd that he didn't big himself up at all, didn't boast about his achievements (he was applying as someone who was just coming out of university but who had been running his own business for some time), and seemed a perfectly reasonable and level headed chap.  again, this might suggest that either they go out of their way to select a number o people based on their entertainment appeal rather than business potential, or that selective editing and egging on of candidates is used to make them seem somewhat worse than they really are (in reality, probably both).
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: LEE on November 26, 2010, 02:15:12 pm
this might suggest that either they go out of their way to select a number o people based on their entertainment appeal rather than business potential, or that selective editing and egging on of candidates is used to make them seem somewhat worse than they really are (in reality, probably both).

Errr.. Yes.  They select mainly arseholes with a smattering of sensibles (one of whom will win it).
You thought, for even a microsecond, they selected the most brilliant young businessmen/women?

In reality, Sirlordsugar could get rid of all but about 3 candidates within 30 seconds of them opening their mouths.

I doubt that the best (real-world) candidates would be interested in "A SIX FIGURE SALARY" and selling Amstrad Phones for Del Boy.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on November 26, 2010, 03:23:37 pm
Lordsugar flogged the remnants of his electronics business to R*p*rt M*rd*ch a couple of years ago.  Amstrad is now just a general investment vehicle for property and anything else that might make money.

I reckon they'll keep the horror that is Stuart Baggs for the interviews - remember the almost as odious Paul from a few years ago?  He did his spiel to the softly-spoken but utterly vicious Claude, which can be summarised as "I can sell anything because people like me."

Claude whispered, "I don't like you" and Paul just came apart at the seams.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on November 26, 2010, 04:02:57 pm
Baggs has got to make the interview stage!!! He's got potential to beat the 'People selling the Big Issue have no sales technique' line for cringeworthiness.

This week he actually came across as being a lot more mature than whiny Laura, who threw her toys out of the pram because she didn't get to land the big order, and at least he was trying with the German.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on November 26, 2010, 05:58:27 pm
Baggs has got to make the interview stage!!! He's got potential to beat the 'People selling the Big Issue have no sales technique' line for cringeworthiness.

This week he actually came across as being a lot more mature than whiny Laura, who threw her toys out of the pram because she didn't get to land the big order, and at least he was trying with the German.

Ha I had gorgotten that Paul Tulip bit of loveliness!

As for Laura, that bit in the car when she said 'I don't give a shit anymore about this task' and Baggs-the-Brand quipped 'well I do' demonstrates that actually he has a lot more perseverence than that moaning cow. I reckon that Stella has got his number but I think she has to show a bit more creativity.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 01, 2010, 04:28:56 pm
 What if Stuart Baggs actually wins The Apprentice? | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk  (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/dec/01/the-apprentice-2010-stuart-baggs)

Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on December 01, 2010, 04:52:27 pm
 "Bride Of Chucky" Laura  :thumbsup:

I'm still rooting for Ally McBeal/Bambi
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 01, 2010, 07:45:17 pm
"Bride Of Chucky" Laura  :thumbsup:
She's like Kate Middleton's evil twin; the one that's kept in the attic and fed on fish heads.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 01, 2010, 11:18:50 pm
Yessss! Thank heavens Laura has gone. I think that Liz was bang out of order with Stella.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on December 01, 2010, 11:23:53 pm
We did idly wonder if the boys would have won if they just stayed in the office and took the fines.

Liz was right - Stella was obsessed with Michelin Stars and didn't see that paying £200 for 1/20th of something valued at £2,000 was wrong. Quite apart from the fact that restaurants have huge markups and so are not quite the best place to buy stuff from.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 02, 2010, 06:47:49 am
Winning strategy: stay in the pub and buy nothing.  The task was wrongly designed, with ridiculously low fines given the expected prices of the items.

Lots of amusing scowls from Stella.  And WTF does "corporate" mean as an insult?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on December 02, 2010, 07:45:36 am
We did idly wonder if the boys would have won if they just stayed in the office and took the fines.

Liz was right - Stella was obsessed with Michelin Stars and didn't see that paying £200 for 1/20th of something valued at £2,000 was wrong. Quite apart from the fact that restaurants have huge markups and so are not quite the best place to buy stuff from.

But it was Laura who jumped in with the £200 offer - not Stella...

Glad Laura's gone.  She's been a bit of a passenger throughout.

But I wanted the boys to lose - just to see The Brand get canned.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on December 02, 2010, 08:23:13 am
Stella is not very popular, is she? (She's our households favourite).
Liz was really bitching..I mean, what does she expect in the boardroom?. Both her and Laura ganged up on her, focusing on what was essentially Laura's mistake.

The boys were cringe-worthy, but it worked....somehow..I really wanted Stuart gone, but this task was made for him and even if they'd lost, it would have been Jamie who would have been fired.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Si on December 02, 2010, 09:25:53 am
Winning strategy: stay in the pub and buy nothing.  The task was wrongly designed, with ridiculously low fines given the expected prices of the items.


that's what I thought initially, but I think that (assuming that they knew the fines before hand) it was actually just a little cleverer than that.  It tested the contestants' ability to actually work out what the task was, and sought to identify those that could understand that it was about spending the least money rather than getting the most items.

Unfortunately, the blokes won, partly by accident, but despite his inability to get more than two items, you have to credit Jamie(?) with actually telling his lads that they had to get stuff for the lowest price possible.

But, the whole thing was worth it for the Baggs quote of the week, what was it, something like: "Even when we are shite, we are good.".
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 02, 2010, 12:58:47 pm
Stella is not very popular, is she? (She's our households favourite).
Liz was really bitching..I mean, what does she expect in the boardroom?. Both her and Laura ganged up on her, focusing on what was essentially Laura's mistake.

The boys were cringe-worthy, but it worked....somehow..I really wanted Stuart gone, but this task was made for him and even if they'd lost, it would have been Jamie who would have been fired.

Stella is not very popular in the house. My husband and I love her though. Thats the first time I have considered Liz as being rather unpleasant. And you are right, Liz should get expected to get critiqued on her performance in the boardroom as Stella qute rightly pointed out.

I think it might be Joanna going next week...
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on December 02, 2010, 01:25:54 pm
Oh, that task is annoying!! Tell me, in a business scenario, which of the following would be a better result:

(a) We finished our project, and came in slightly over budget, but everything is ready.

(b) The project is only 3 quarters done, but - hey! - we're under budget!

I reckon that calling Stella 'corporate' as an insult is just another was of saying that she is too professional to work for Lord Sugar. He clearly prefers people who will make up bollocks about their ailing granny to get a good deal, and would be perfectly happy selling shonky knocked-off stereos out of a three-wheeled van so long as they got a 'good deal' on them. In his heart he's really still working on that market stall flogging discount carrots.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: iakobski on December 02, 2010, 01:40:53 pm
Oh, that task is annoying!! Tell me, in a business scenario, which of the following would be a better result:

(a) We finished our project, and came in slightly over budget, but everything is ready.

(b) The project is only 3 quarters done, but - hey! - we're under budget!


For an IT project. Release with known bugs (ie unfinished) but under budget and on time is better than release with no known bugs but over budget.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: asterix on December 02, 2010, 03:53:58 pm

He who pays the piper..

My first prediction: Stella and Stuart as finalists. Stuart will win. 
My second prediction is that my first prediction is wrong.


Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 02, 2010, 09:32:30 pm
I pray for Baggs to survive until the interview stage, where he will get mauled.

The final show is always a total anticlimax though, and not really worth watching because there's no clear winner (in monetary terms) and Lordsugar always picks the duffer of the pair anyway.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on December 03, 2010, 09:56:52 am
Oh, that task is annoying!! Tell me, in a business scenario, which of the following would be a better result:

(a) We finished our project, and came in slightly over budget, but everything is ready.

(b) The project is only 3 quarters done, but - hey! - we're under budget!


For an IT project. Release with known bugs (ie unfinished) but under budget and on time is better than release with no known bugs but over budget.

But for a publication? Print with last two chapters missing? Don't think so! And doesn't LordSirSugar sell houses these days? I want them to have put the roof on, please, even if it means the price has gone up a bit....Obviously I don't have a 'business brain'  ::-) :)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 08, 2010, 06:56:46 pm
Looks like a good (i.e. buttock-clenchingly embarrassing) one tonight.  The Baggs must survive for his ritual humiliation next week.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 08, 2010, 07:53:44 pm
Looks like a good (i.e. buttock-clenchingly embarrassing) one tonight.  The Baggs must survive for his ritual humiliation next week.

Oooh who is going to go this week? Still think it might be Joanna...
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 08, 2010, 09:27:10 pm
This is wonderfully, painfully, horrible.

Baggs has had his odiousness dial turned up to 11 and Jamie makes The Tour Guide from "Absolutely" look competent.

Now Baggs is actually trying to pick a fist fight...
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 08, 2010, 09:50:33 pm
Baggsism of the week - "I'm not a one trick pony, I'm not a two trick pony, I have a full field of ponies."

Lordsugar: "One day you're going to look back on this and cringe."
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Mike J on December 08, 2010, 09:52:38 pm
Baggsism of the week - "I'm not a one trick pony, I'm not a two trick pony, I have a full field of ponies."

Lordsugar: "One day you're going to look back on this and cringe."

I hope he goes this week.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 08, 2010, 09:53:32 pm
Oh, please let him stay in for the interviews...
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 08, 2010, 09:55:32 pm
Ha!  Lordsugar goes for the comedy TV option.  Good man  ;D
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on December 08, 2010, 10:38:23 pm
Boo. Liz  :'(
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 09, 2010, 06:37:29 am
We have a girl very much like Liz at work.  She was generally referred to as "PMB", whiuch was eventually explained to me as "Project Manager Barbie".
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on December 09, 2010, 07:31:08 am
I was sorry to see Liz go.

But it means that Stuart "The Brand" Baggs is through to the interview stage...




...and I understand that he gets dropped right in the shite next week.  :demon:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Si on December 09, 2010, 09:28:11 am
Look back at it and cringe?  No, Baggs will one day look back at his comments about his multi-million pound yo-yo empire, point at Sugar, do a "bbbzzzzzzzzzzz" noise, and make a reeling in a large fish mime, capping it off by calling Sugar a plonker.

Best bit of selling a load of old tat that the show has ever seen.

Sugar, however, ought to look back and cringe.

I've a feeling that the interviews are even going to make Lee McQueen look good!
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on December 09, 2010, 11:09:21 am
Oh deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeearie me! Baggs so should have gone this week but LordSirSugar has kept him in for the comedy value. He's such a sucker for an 'I did it my way all on my own' story-telling session, even though it's almost guarenteed to be a load of, well, pony.

However Baggs the Brand should be FANTASTICLY cringy in the interviews.

So who is it who is being told in the trailer for next week: 'You're not a big fish. You're not even a fish' Gotta be the Baggs surely? Priceless!!!

We figured out that if Liz had have said, 'A pony, Stuart? That's fifty quid isn't it? You're promising LordSirSugar a couple of ponies when I've already made him 100 grand!' she'd have stayed.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on December 09, 2010, 11:14:55 am
Liz was rather poor at articulating on the fly - she was quite poor in the Boardroom this  time. Also she tried too hard with the make-up.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 15, 2010, 02:06:52 pm
H'oh yes, the return of the Mountford!  :D

 Margaret Mountford – the Apprentice's real star is back | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk  (http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/dec/14/the-apprentice-margaret-mountford)

How I have missed Margaret!
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Zipperhead on December 15, 2010, 03:01:54 pm
Someone's been enjoying his sugarship's biography a little too much (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/15/alan_sugar_autobiography_pleasure/)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 08:20:46 pm
Is there a picture of "horsey-faced sex maniac" Katie Hopkins in there?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:03:16 pm
Here we go...has Baggs had an interview in his entire life?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Manotea on December 15, 2010, 09:08:26 pm
Settling down with a beer waiting for blood in the water...
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:11:39 pm
Third nipple  ;D
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:14:55 pm
Stella looks the same age as me.  She's 11 years younger.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:21:48 pm
Margaret Mountford has some brilliant facial expressions, normally involving widened eyes to feign horror.

Claude is being unusually nasty to them, but they deserve it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:24:31 pm
Claude and Baggs.

It's like watching an insolent schoolboy up before the beak.

"You're not even a fish."
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:41:34 pm
Can't see which way this one might go.  Stella and Chris are so different to Baggs and Joanna.   I think Jamie has had his chips though.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: peliroja on December 15, 2010, 09:47:16 pm
Stella, I reckon.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:48:28 pm
Two go through to the final.

My choice would be Stella and Chris.  I reckon Lordsugar will pick Chris and Baggs.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 15, 2010, 09:51:03 pm
Maybe Lordsugar does have some sense after all!
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on December 15, 2010, 09:59:44 pm
Stuart 'The Brand' Baggs - PWNED!   ;D

His face was priceless...

Quote of the series: "You're full of shit".
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Tom M on December 15, 2010, 10:24:49 pm
That particular Sugarism had us in fits of mirth. His expression will keep me going for weeks...
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: LEE on December 15, 2010, 10:45:05 pm
Stuart 'The Brand' Baggs - PWNED!   ;D

His face was priceless...

Quote of the series: "You're full of shit".

Yes he was but he missed the opportunity to shout "It's Internet Service PROVIDER , not Protocol, you not-so-smart nonce" at the beardy guy who thought he was an IP techy.

Apparently ISP licenses are so easy to obtain on the I.O.M., EVEN KAREN BRADY COULD GET ONE!!!!

Political correctness gone mad. (Surely she could afford a decent haircut before troubling her pretty little mind with ISP licenses)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 15, 2010, 10:48:26 pm
Yessss, Stella is through  :thumbsup: She is faberoons.

Although, I predict that he will choose the monotone Chris as the Apprentice.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: LEE on December 15, 2010, 10:52:14 pm
Yessss, Stella is through  :thumbsup: She is faberoons.

Although, I predict that he will choose the monotone Chris as the Apprentice.

Chris has got a GPP (Genuine People Personality). He's a personality prototype. You can tell, can't you...?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Woofage on December 15, 2010, 10:55:05 pm
I felt sorry for Joanna. Of course, there was no way she would go through but I think she is was a credible candidate and, apart from the winner, will have gained the most from the experience.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on December 16, 2010, 09:29:10 am
"You're not a big fish. You're not even a fish!"

Quote of the series YEAR!! How can that be an insult?! Brilliant.

Baggs was so fired. LordSirSugar looked like he'd woken up from a horrible dream where he'd fired Liz instead of Baggs The Brand, and found with dawning horror that it was true!

Stella should win, she is just so much better than any of the rest of them - professional, organised, straight-up, has actually done the almost mythical 'quit school, go to the City, get a foot in the door and make your fortune' thing.

However on the basis that he always picks the wrong person, Chris FTW.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Hot Flatus on December 16, 2010, 09:39:01 am
It's a game show. Does anybody think that Baggs's ejection hasn't been scripted word-for-word for weeks?

Why do you think they let him on the show in the first place?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: LEE on December 16, 2010, 09:43:32 am
It's a game show. Does anybody think that Baggs's ejection hasn't been scripted word-for-word for weeks?

Why do you think they let him on the show in the first place?


Exactly...There's no show without Punch.

I keep waiting for Sirlordalan to pull off a mask and reveal Simon Cowell beneath.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 16, 2010, 10:20:08 am
No surprise that Stella went through.

I did wonder whether Jamie might make it, simply because he had a bit more of the gift of the gab than the other two and could "sell ice to eskimos". Not enough at this level though.

It was weird that Jamie never really found his voice in last nights episode  :-\
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Si on December 16, 2010, 11:15:16 am
Fired and full of shit, but I think that Baggs is still the winner of this series.  The chosen candidate might get his or her £100,000, be shut away in some dark cupboard and told not to bother LordSirAl again, but if he milks it right while he's in the spot light (and I'm sure that he won't be able to help himself) Baggs will shortly be richer than even he thought (with the potential for a glorious crash and burn, Gazza-stylee). 

I, for one, would buy the Baggs aftershave as giving it as a present to one or two of my past co-workers would allow comment on what I think of their skills without having to utter a bad word.

Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 16, 2010, 11:34:15 am
It was weird that Jamie never really found his voice in last nights episode  :-\

Perhaps he was slightly cowed by in-your-face nature of the interviews (that, and the other candidates taking the pish out of his cheap suit before the off can't have helped). Or maybe he had something to hide which didn't actually come to light?

Hmmmm...

The Apprentice property developer accused of brokering ‘dodgy deals’ (http://www.bridgingandcommercial.co.uk/newsstory?id=1390&type=newsfeature&title=the_apprentice_property_developer_accused_of_brokering_dodgy_deals_)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 16, 2010, 09:09:58 pm
I think Baggs genuinely was despised; he's one of very few not to be invited back for the final (the others are foul-mouthed nutter Dan who was evicted in the first programme, the nasty faceache Joy who went in the second programme, weepy victim Laura, Raleigh who dropped out for personal reasons and Sandeesh-with-the-eyes).
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 16, 2010, 10:39:50 pm
Bless Raleigh and his family, I hope his brother is back to full health.

Now for the 'Why I fired em' by Lor' Sugar.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on December 17, 2010, 07:29:50 am
It's a game show. Does anybody think that Baggs's ejection hasn't been scripted word-for-word for weeks?

Why do you think they let him on the show in the first place?


It isn't as scripted as you think.

It seemed to me that Siralan Lordsugar's annoyance/anger was genuine.  He isn't that good an actor.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on December 17, 2010, 08:44:38 pm
Ahh, scripted or not, that was worth the wait, especially in the light of last weeks 'decision'.

It's going to be an interesting finale. I think Chris is more creative and innovative, but has also been prone to believe too much in himself.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jaded on December 17, 2010, 10:24:53 pm
Just watched it. Quite fun!
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on December 19, 2010, 04:00:41 pm
Don;t forget that it's the final task tonight!   :thumbsup:

I shall be watching Harry Potter and then the Apprentice.  A good night's telly  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 19, 2010, 04:04:56 pm
Don;t forget that it's the final task tonight!   :thumbsup:

I shall be watching Harry Potter and then the Apprentice.  A good night's telly  :thumbsup:

Excellent - I shall be watching SPOTY and then the Apprentice.

Predictions chaps? I think he will go for blue-eyed Chris, but I want Stella to win  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: simonp on December 19, 2010, 04:06:49 pm
I was slightly surprised to see Chris was a finalist, but then I've not been paying much attention.  Who's Stella?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: peliroja on December 19, 2010, 04:09:58 pm
I think he has chosen Stella. I could tell from the look on his face in the preview of him saying "You're hired". I was sure his audience was female.

I could, of course, be entirely wrong.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 19, 2010, 07:59:27 pm
The final is always an anti-climax - the task is set up so it's subjective and there's no actual winner - and he unerringly picks the wrong 'un.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: border-rider on December 19, 2010, 10:04:14 pm
She's quite negative, quite defensive...
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: border-rider on December 19, 2010, 10:05:50 pm
(click to show/hide)

I quite warmed to him on this last programme
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: mike on December 19, 2010, 10:06:07 pm
good choice.  
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: peliroja on December 19, 2010, 10:06:24 pm
I think he has chosen Stella. I could tell from the look on his face in the preview of him saying "You're hired". I was sure his audience was female.

I could, of course, be entirely wrong.
I wasn't wrong.  ;)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on December 19, 2010, 10:16:49 pm
He got the right person  :thumbsup:

So much for everyone telling her she's "too corporate" (which I have a feeling was their shorthand for 'professional and competent compared to us').
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: StuAff on December 19, 2010, 10:24:53 pm
Definitely the right choice from the two. But nothing in the final could top the come-uppance of Mr Baggs (didn't get invited back...can't imagine why!! :) ).
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: her_welshness on December 19, 2010, 11:11:48 pm
'Stella is Stellar'. Sums up for me why she was the best person to win. Yesssssssss  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: GruB on December 19, 2010, 11:14:04 pm
Haven't really followed all episodes, but I thought Chris presented very well tonight in the after show.  Lord Sugar offering him the chance to knock on his door I thought was also an interesting twist.  Unless he does that all the time?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: simonp on December 19, 2010, 11:20:52 pm
He also suggested some other person who was fired earlier (forget her name) was a mistake and Chris should thus have not made the final.

Which speaks to what I said unthread: I didn't think Chris should have been in the final.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Jakob on December 20, 2010, 05:03:17 am
I think Chris has been excellent, bar direction commercials and that Liz was partly to blame for him not winning the final. (By disregarding the colour choice of the drink).
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 20, 2010, 06:44:45 am
I couldn't have put a fag paper between them.  I thought Lordsugar would actually have gone for Chris because Stella is far too old to be an "apprentice", but then again she had the working-class background to appeal to him.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Regulator on December 20, 2010, 06:47:00 am
I think Chris has been excellent, bar direction commercials and that Liz was partly to blame for him not winning the final. (By disregarding the colour choice of the drink).

Was she?  I don't think he did give a clear direction about that.  There was some waffle about whether it should be a coloured drink - but no firm decision.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Hummers on December 20, 2010, 07:36:30 am
I think Chris has been excellent, bar direction commercials and that Liz was partly to blame for him not winning the final. (By disregarding the colour choice of the drink).

I don't think the final swung it either way. Both had good and bad points including Stella's final plea for support at the end of her presentation was unprofessional and would have caused me to think twice with so little between them.

H
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: border-rider on December 20, 2010, 09:20:10 am
Stella's final plea for support at the end of her presentation was unprofessional and would have caused me to think twice with so little between them.

+1

It made me cringe.  I also thought that Chris had a strategy of not attacking Stella, whilst she piled into him, and he looked the better for that in the final interview

But as others have said, she was a better personal fit for Lord S.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: GruB on December 20, 2010, 11:17:49 pm
His selection ratio for blonde females has been quite high, hasn't it?
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 21, 2010, 06:36:22 am
and what a success Michelle Dewberry turned out to be; she got up the stick from fellow contestant Syed and didn't complete the year.

Curiously, she's the only winner who still has some sort of public profile; she reviews the papers weekly on $ky News.
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: Morrisette on December 21, 2010, 08:48:11 am
Well the right person won! Yay for Lord Sugar finally choosing the best candidate.

When's the next series on??? I love The Apprentice  :)
Title: Re: The Apprentice, 9pm tonight (6 October)
Post by: rogerzilla on December 22, 2010, 06:26:10 pm
Chris has just admitted fraud, thus reinforcing everyone's stereotype of Scousers.

BBC News - Apprentice contestant Christopher Farrell admits fraud (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-12060100)