The Celebrity Apprentice recap: The Puppet Masters

Even in an episode filled with puppets, the craziest characters are still the ones playing for Donald Trump
Ep. 09 | Aired Apr 15, 2012

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE Lisa and Clay put on quite a show, both on and off the stage.

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Aubrey was none too impressed with Fabulina. “Basically, Teresa was inspired by everything tacky on the table,” said the tasteful and demure one, also dubbing the puppet “a hot mess Jersey lady.” But Aubrey wasn’t done. She then went on to….

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…and thus concludes my argument on why Eric and Ivanka Trump would have been the perfect casting choice to play Jaime Lannister and Queen Cersei on Game of Thrones. Anyhoo, back to Teresa. As if watching her dress the puppet wasn’t precious enough, then we got to watch her attempt to work the puppet. See Teresa learn there are two syllables in the word “seven.” See Teresa get confused and say “Hi, Tanya” to someone else when her puppet happens to be the one playing the role of Tanya. See Teresa be instructed to say an adjective and respond with “monsters,” the most wonderful non-adjective in the history of adjectives. Well, at least in the words of Aubrey (clearly channeling her inner Lou Ferrigno), Teresa “does give 110 percent.”

5. Return of the Boardroom Dominatrix
Hot damn, Ivanka looked crazy hot in the Boardroom this week in her red dress and flowing locks. Her beauty even enraged the normally mellow and normally homosexual Clay Aiken. I really have nothing to add to that but thought it would be nice to go on out that image of Ivanka to carry me through the week until we meet once again in the Boardroom under the watchful and somewhat befuddled gaze of Donald Trump.

In the meantime, it’s your turn to sound off. Sad to see Paul go? Are you as impressed with Aubrey as she is with herself? And Team Lisa, Team Dayana or Team Neither? Hit the message boards and let us know, and for more Celebrity Apprentice news and views, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. Until next week: Cluck, Cluck…Splash!

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