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The Apprentice

  • 2012
  • Season 12
  • Reality

Summary

Having invested £1.25 million in five successful start-up companies, Lord Sugar is now on the hunt for his next investment with a new set of punishing tasks and testing challenges.

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Episode 12: Blown Away

Summary

The battle to become Lord Sugar's business partner is nearing the end, as the remaining candidates have 24 hours to brush up on their business plans and face the formidable interview process. It's time to get a grilling from four of Lord Sugar's trusted advisors - Claude Littner, Claudine Collins, Mike Soutar and Linda Plant. After plans are scrutinised and characters questioned, Lord Sugar selects his two finalists.

Review

This has been a surreal season of The Apprentice. Not surreal in the sporting sense of “amazing” but in the sense of – well, a task that involved an intergalactic badger with a quiff, for instance, or the one where Dillon sang along with a pair of mermaids. Or there was Lord Sugar comparing Karthik to a trap door in a canoe. The teams haven’t yet been given lobster telephones, but it wouldn’t feel like a stretch.

In the midst of all that, we’ve seen plausible products. I’d give the gin brand Courtney came up with called “Giin” a try, for instance, though the one called “Colony” with a map of Africa on the label was less tempting. In any case, all that make-believe branding is over now, because the two finalists have to pitch their actual, real-life business plans. To help them, they choose previous firees. So former candidates get to break out and show their true colours, a bit like former hosts.

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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SelfDonald Trump
Self - ContestantPenn Jillette
Self - ContestantDebbie Gibson
Self - ContestantArsenio Hall
Self - ContestantDayana Mendoza
Self - ContestantAdam Carolla
Self - ContestantTia Carrere
Self - ContestantLisa Lampanelli
Self - ContestantLou Ferrigno
Self - ContestantPaul Teutul Sr.

Crew

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ProducerJessica Beeman
ProducerMonica Rodman
ComposerDavid Vanacore
EditorNicholas J. Don Vito
EditorDon Misraje
EditorLeellen Patchen
EditorJason Steinberg

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  • Summary

    The battle to become Lord Sugar's business partner is nearing the end, as the remaining candidates have 24 hours to brush up on their business plans and face the formidable interview process. It's time to get a grilling from four of Lord Sugar's trusted advisors - Claude Littner, Claudine Collins, Mike Soutar and Linda Plant. After plans are scrutinised and characters questioned, Lord Sugar selects his two finalists.

    Review

    This has been a surreal season of The Apprentice. Not surreal in the sporting sense of “amazing” but in the sense of – well, a task that involved an intergalactic badger with a quiff, for instance, or the one where Dillon sang along with a pair of mermaids. Or there was Lord Sugar comparing Karthik to a trap door in a canoe. The teams haven’t yet been given lobster telephones, but it wouldn’t feel like a stretch.

    In the midst of all that, we’ve seen plausible products. I’d give the gin brand Courtney came up with called “Giin” a try, for instance, though the one called “Colony” with a map of Africa on the label was less tempting. In any case, all that make-believe branding is over now, because the two finalists have to pitch their actual, real-life business plans. To help them, they choose previous firees. So former candidates get to break out and show their true colours, a bit like former hosts.

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    SelfDonald Trump
    Self - ContestantPenn Jillette
    Self - ContestantDebbie Gibson
    Self - ContestantArsenio Hall
    Self - ContestantDayana Mendoza
    Self - ContestantAdam Carolla
    Self - ContestantTia Carrere
    Self - ContestantLisa Lampanelli
    Self - ContestantLou Ferrigno
    Self - ContestantPaul Teutul Sr.

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerJessica Beeman
    ProducerMonica Rodman
    ComposerDavid Vanacore
    EditorNicholas J. Don Vito
    EditorDon Misraje
    EditorLeellen Patchen
    EditorJason Steinberg
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