Thank you for that beautiful image, Clay, to kick off the teams’ task of planning a party for Crystal Light’s new mocktail flavors, pomtini and peach bellini, on Sunday’s (March 25) episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
The men select Clay as their project manager, while Aubrey heads up the women’s team. Both teams quickly settle on themes — the men pick “Life is a peach” with a beach theme, and the women go with the “Garden of Crystal Delights.” And just as quickly, viewers can see where the parties are heading.
You know the episode of “Friends,” where Monica and the gang end up having to split Rachel’s surprise party into two parties — aptly titled “The One with the Two Parties” — one with her mom at Monica’s apartment and one with her dad at Joey and Chandler’s place? Monica’s is a classy affair with a birthday flan, a Boggle tournament, and markers (don’t forget to put the caps back on!) for partygoers to write down their most embarrassing moments, while the boys’ party involves beer, music, dancing, girls and, well, fun.
This is just like that. The women’s party looks sleek and beautiful inside with the drinks in martini glasses and lush red accents accompanying the enlarged images of flowers. Plus, Debbie Gibson is singing her original Crystal Light jingle. But “fun” — one of the words the Crystal Light people used for what they want the brand to represent — isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when entering a party where someone at the door says, “We have pencils on every table for you to write your healthiest desire on the comment cards.”
The men, meanwhile, are throwing a beach bash, complete with sand, limbo contests, Hawaiian shirts, a tiki bar, “Under the Boardwalk” sing-alongs and girls in bikinis. Hello, fun!
The Crystal Light reps say it was a close call, and both teams did really well — but the men’s team wins. Of course, not without Donald Trump forcing Clay to say who he would bring back in if they lost (Dee Snyder and Lou Ferrigno or Paul Teutul Sr.).
Aubrey bursts into tears upon learning of the loss, which she tells Trump is because she’s sad for her charity, GLSEN. So Trump says he’ll give the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network $10,000 — which doesn’t dry her tears but does make Lisa Lampanelli cry.
Aubrey isn’t going out the way Tia Carrere did last week, and after fighting hard to stay, she picks Dayana Mendoza (who it’s looking like Trump will never send home) and Patricia Velasquez to join her in the boardroom. Trump ultimately fires Patricia, since the team’s loss is primarily attributed to the signage, for which Patricia was responsible.
Next week: It’s April Fools’ Day, but this is no joke: The April 1 episode of “The Celebrity Apprentice” is three hours — starting at 8 p.m. Trump switches up the teams, making them co-ed, Lisa and Arsenio Hall have meltdowns, and someone walks out!
Do you think Patricia was rightfully fired? Who do you think walks out next week?