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THAT DARN CAT Come to think of it, Busey is probably no worse than Mike Myers in this role.
4. Dee Snider: Theme Park Connoisseur…Or Not
Dee Snider asked to be Project Manager because he had been to Universal Studios “50 to 100 times.” Okay, that leads me to a few questions. First off, is Dee Snider insane? Who goes to the same theme park 50-100 times? As previously mentioned, I love Universal. I wish I was there right now barfing on unsuspecting patrons below from 200 feet in the air on The Incredible Hulk Coaster. But 50-100 times? Who does that? Well, Dee Snider, apparently.
But here’s my question. If Dee Snider has really been to the theme park up to 100 times, shouldn’t he know what the hell he wants to do for his presentation? Instead, Dee just sat around with no concept whatsoever for a good bulk of the task. In fact, the only person on Plan B who appeared to have a single idea was Penn, who wanted to float a bunch of decapitated heads around. That may seem a bit random for a family friendly theme park, but what they did not tell or show you on the episode is that this was filmed back in mid-October, right as the park was in the middle of its big annual Halloween Horror Nights event, so the spooky thing could have actually fit right in (unless the teams were instructed off-camera not to cater to the Halloween theme since the episode would not air until in March).
But the magic angle worried Dee, so he came up with the incredibly imaginative idea of taking pictures of themselves. Seriously, that was about it. I mean, they each put on a hat or t-shirt or something that was supposed to magically morph them into various characters from the park, but essentially the concept was just pictures. Big pictures. Making the concept even more confusing was the fact that once they opened their display to the public, there was the question as to why people would want to have their pictures taken with fake cardboard versions of Penn Jillette and Gary Busey when the real Penn Jillette and Gary Busey were standing right there. (Granted, cardboard Gary Busey is not as likely to tickle your ribcage. I’ll give cardboard Gary Busey that much.) But what a poorly thought out plan. Exactly how many trips to Universal does it take before you can get a good handle on the place?
5. Planet Rodman
When it comes to Dennis Rodman, I thought it would be hard to beat that moment when he awoke from his coma during the Universal execs' Q&A session to somehow come up with a decent question about how involved the celebs should be in the campaign. I thought that would be hard to beat because I just figured he would doze through the rest of the task, which has always seemed to be his specialty as he has reignited his fierce competition with Daryl Strawberry for the title of Sleepiest Celebrity Apprentice Contestant Ever.
But Rodman actually offered up two more bizarre nuggets, one when he was somehow completely unable to speak at the start of the Boardroom, and another when he was asked by Trump if Omarosa was nasty. Replied Dennis: “The only person I found nasty in my lifetime is my mother.” Ouch! Sounds like Celebrity Apprentice needs to steal a page from the Survivor playbook and get a loved ones visit set up pronto! Can we put out an APB on Shirley Rodman, please? If she’s anything like her son, she’s most likely stacking some serious Zzzzs somewhere.
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