The Celebrity Apprentice recap: I Wanna Be Your Dog

Gary shows off his bark, but will it make the LG executive’s tail wag?
Ep. 09 | Aired Apr 28, 2013

DOES NOT COMPUTE Gary's mechanical dog-themed ad was like stepping in a pile of…well, you know.


Unfortunately for Trump, Marilu revealed that her particular memory skills do not necessarily translate to numbers, so we was out of luck. Plus, Vegas mainstay Penn also announced that, “There’s better ways to cheat.” (Really? We’re listening.) But this was a fascinating window into the mind of Donald Trump, where one can never truly have enough money. Owning all that real estate and all those golf courses simply will not do. Now he wants to make like Clooney and the Oceans 11 crew and start robbing casinos as well. And I have to say… I LOVE IT! I totally dig the idea of Donald Trump and Marilu Henner trying to knock off The Venetian. She can go incognito in her 3-D LG glasses (just make sure to get Lil Jon a pair too!), and Trump can do whatever it is Trump does in Vegas — which I can only assume involves hot tubs and naked women drying him off with $1,000 bills.

5. This Entire Exchange
The following conversation took place between Donald Trump and Gary Busey in the Boardroom after everyone watched both of the teams’ LG ads. I find it to be a pretty good representation of this entire show.

Trump: “Which one do you think was better, Gary?”

Busey: “Wow. Even.”

Trump: “Well, that’s not very good.”

Busey: “No, I feel like ours was just as good as it was, and theirs was just as good as it was.”

Trump: “But when you say ‘even’, that means you think basically you’re the Project Manager and you don’t necessarily think you won.”

Busey: “No, I do.”

Trump: “So why do you think you won if it was even?”

Busey: “Because it was simple. It was with a family.”

Trump: “But you just said ‘even‘ so why do you think that?”

Busey: “No, I don’t think it was even. I think we won because…”

Trump: “You just said you thought it was even.”

Busey: “I’m taking that back. I’m rebuking that.”

Well, that was productive. That exchange was amazing on many levels — logic, repetitiveness, the fact that it took all that time to go absolutely nowhere — not to mention the fact that it was the longest conversation of the entire episode to not feature the words “mechanical dog.”

6. Goodnight, Gary
Gary didn’t just get into it with Trump over the word “even.” He also debated Lisa Rinna on whether she had yelled at him or not, and argued with Penn over how supportive he was during the task:

Busey: “Penn, you didn’t give me the feelings.”

Penn: “I didn’t give you the feelings you wanted.”

Busey: “No, you didn’t give me the feelings I was asking for.”

Penn: “Precisely.”

But none of that could save him. Neither could the fact that Ivanka was sitting on the right side of daddy Trump instead of her usual left side. (Does guest adviser Joan Rivers — who usurped Ivanka’s regular chair —  insist on only being shot from one side?) Gary Busey’s looney tunes act ensures that he will never be fired early but that he also will never make it to the very end because that would simply be too absurd, even for this show. So Gary was fired and sent off into Adrian’s Trump Tower Elevator of Doom. I guess every dog truly does have its day.

And now it’s your turn. What was your favorite moment of the episode? Were you happy to see Joan Rivers back as an advisor? And was Ivanka working that black leather skirt or what? Hit the message boards to let us know, and for more reality ramblings, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Until next week: Cluck, Cluck…Splash!

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