History YMMV / TheApprentice

11th Jan '16 12:13:37 PM catriona176
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** While the other team in the Series 7 fast food task named their Mexican-themed restaurant "Caraca's" - initially thinking they were those shaky musical instruments called ''maracas''. Naming a Mexican restaurant after the capital of ''Venezuela'' was eventually called out by Lord Sugar in the boardroom. ** In the real world, it's generally a good idea to do research on the companny you're applying to before an interview. A number of candidates have gone into the interview rounds knowing little about Alan Sugar's companies, such as Paul from Series 2 and Joanna from Series 6.
to:
** While the other team in the Series 7 fast food task named their Mexican-themed restaurant "Caraca's" "Caracas" - initially thinking they were those shaky musical instruments called ''maracas''. Naming a Mexican restaurant after the capital of ''Venezuela'' was eventually called out by Lord Sugar in the boardroom. ** In the real world, it's generally a good idea to do research on the companny company you're applying to before an interview. A number of candidates have gone into the interview rounds knowing little about Alan Sugar's companies, such as Paul from Series 2 and Joanna from Series 6.
11th Jan '16 12:11:00 PM catriona176
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Another team in the previous season decided it'd be a great idea to take cheap, mass-produced cheddar cheese to a fine produce market in France. A country that has more variety of home grown cheeses than any other in the world. Even Nick Hewer, who normally leaves Sir Alan Sugar to conduct the boardroom tongue lashings, took the time to berate the team's blatant stupidity in the task post-mortem. To cap it all, they also tried to sell top-end pork sausages to a halal butcher in the middle of the day during Ramadan. The opposing team also fouled up by trying sell tea, which is ''literally'' fifty times less popular than coffee in France, but got away with it because it wasn't their main item.
to:
** Another team in the previous season decided it'd be a great idea to take cheap, mass-produced cheddar cheese to a fine produce market in France. A country that has more variety of home grown cheeses than any other in the world. Even Nick Hewer, who normally leaves Sir Alan Sugar to conduct the boardroom tongue lashings, took the time to berate the team's blatant stupidity in the task post-mortem. To cap it all, they also tried to sell top-end pork sausages to a halal butcher in the middle of the day during Ramadan. The opposing team also fouled up by trying to sell tea, which is ''literally'' fifty times less popular than coffee in France, but got away with it because it wasn't their main item.
27th Dec '15 8:42:32 PM dartblaze
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** Richard and Charleine from Series 11, who were constantly at odds. The final episode hilariously had them portraying a couple brought together by a dating app, for the video segment of Vana's pitch.
22nd Oct '15 9:23:59 PM Josef5678
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: See below. Many of the critics who attacked Season 10 obviously didn't watch much of it; the entire theme of the season was to help people bounce back from a recession. Almost all of the contestants were unemployed, and many were on the skids. The rewards were not ostentatious displays of wealth as in previous seasons, but chances for the project leaders to meet with prominent business leaders and get their advice; if the contestant was particularly bad off they would also receive a practical reward to help them get back on their feet. The show had also jettisoned all of the Burnettisms and pettiness that had made the original Apprentice so hard to watch in later seasons.
17th Oct '15 3:41:25 AM TARINunit9
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* HilariousInHindsight: As a result of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger replacing Creator/DonaldTrump as host of the series, [[http://s.quickmeme.com/img/47/477135cf9ddce6b91011cf307e55c79dd7e3fba1ebde5058510dd2b40db28b2d.png this Photoshopped meme]] featuring an infamous scene from from ''Film/TrueLies'' where [[spoiler:Arnold's character "fires" the main antagonist]] has been making the rounds.
to:
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/DonaldTrump has himself been fired from NBC. As a result of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger replacing Creator/DonaldTrump Trump as host of the series, [[http://s.quickmeme.com/img/47/477135cf9ddce6b91011cf307e55c79dd7e3fba1ebde5058510dd2b40db28b2d.png this Photoshopped meme]] featuring an infamous scene from from ''Film/TrueLies'' where [[spoiler:Arnold's character "fires" the main antagonist]] has been making the rounds.
15th Sep '15 10:47:21 AM Mario1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* HilariousInHindsight: As a result of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger replacing Creator/DonaldTrump as host of the series, [[http://s.quickmeme.com/img/47/477135cf9ddce6b91011cf307e55c79dd7e3fba1ebde5058510dd2b40db28b2d.png this Photoshopped meme]] featuring an infamous scene from from ''Film/TrueLies'' where [[spoilerArnold's character "fires" the main antagonist has been making the rounds.
to:
* HilariousInHindsight: As a result of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger replacing Creator/DonaldTrump as host of the series, [[http://s.quickmeme.com/img/47/477135cf9ddce6b91011cf307e55c79dd7e3fba1ebde5058510dd2b40db28b2d.png this Photoshopped meme]] featuring an infamous scene from from ''Film/TrueLies'' where [[spoilerArnold's [[spoiler:Arnold's character "fires" the main antagonist antagonist]] has been making the rounds.
15th Sep '15 10:46:59 AM Mario1995
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* HilariousInHindsight: As a result of Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger replacing Creator/DonaldTrump as host of the series, [[http://s.quickmeme.com/img/47/477135cf9ddce6b91011cf307e55c79dd7e3fba1ebde5058510dd2b40db28b2d.png this Photoshopped meme]] featuring an infamous scene from from ''Film/TrueLies'' where [[spoilerArnold's character "fires" the main antagonist has been making the rounds.
13th Aug '15 8:30:17 AM OlfinBedwere
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ReplacementScrappy: Virtually all of the boardroom judges other than George, Carolyn, and possibly Bill Rancic tend to be regarded as this. Even though the Trump children -- Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- have all been successful businesspeople in their own right, their family connection to the contest's head honcho has left a sour taste in the mouths of certain viewers (it doesn't help that some are convinced that Ivanka is there purely to act as MsFanService).
to:
* ReplacementScrappy: Virtually all of the boardroom judges other than George, Carolyn, and possibly Bill Rancic tend to be regarded as this.this, at least initially. Even though the Trump children -- Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric -- have all been successful businesspeople in their own right, their family connection to the contest's head honcho has left a sour taste in the mouths of certain viewers (it doesn't help that some are convinced that viewers. Ivanka is there purely tended to act be more divisive than outright hated, as MsFanService).she's actually the most successful businessperson of the three, but most of her successes weren't until after she became an ''Apprentice'' judge. * RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: By the end of Trump's time on the show, Ivanka had mostly shed the haters that she had. More pronounced with Donald Jr., who tended to be very surly and awkward during Seasons 5 and 6, but actually became quite witty and entertaining as the ''Celebrity'' seasons went on. Eric was less lucky however, never quite winning over the viewers.
11th Feb '15 6:24:31 PM JasonJD48
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** Nick Hewer, especially as British panel game shows have started hiring him. He is one of the most popular guests on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' and managed to combine the almost incompatible qualities of wit and MagnificentBastard-like ability to fib on ''WouldILieToYou.''
to:
** Nick Hewer, especially as British panel game shows have started hiring him. He is one of the most popular guests on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou'' and managed to combine the almost incompatible qualities of wit and MagnificentBastard-like ability to fib on ''WouldILieToYou.''Series/WouldILieToYou.''
22nd Dec '14 3:04:38 PM john_e
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ShockingElimination: [[ShockingElimination/TheApprentice has its own page.]]
to:
* ShockingElimination: [[ShockingElimination/TheApprentice has Has its own page.]] * WhatAnIdiot: [[WhatAnIdiot/TheApprentice Has its own page.]]

* WhatAnIdiot: Bradford in Season 2. He was in absolutely no danger of being fired after the second task, due to getting immunity from elimination after being the winning team leader on the first task -- until he decided to surrender his immunity, telling Trump that he didn't need it because he had done so well as a salesperson in the second task. Trump responded by firing Bradford for his monumental stupidity. ** Another immunity related slip-up was committed by Danny in Season 3. Michael had gained immunity from being the winning team leader on the second task, and used this as an excuse to do nothing but sit on his ass and throw in stupid ideas in the third task. Subsequently, Danny decided that Trump didn't ''really'' mean Michael was immune from being fired, and took him into the boardroom after their team lost the task. Needless to say, Danny was himself fired for this mistake. ** Also in Season 3, Erin was dumb enough to ask Trump "You ''have'' to listen to them (George and Carolyn)?", even though it has been clear the entire board room session that Trump was getting tired of her attitude. Carolyn was livid. ** In the first boardroom of Season 5, Tarek was on the verge of being fired after he proudly defended his idea of giving away gift bags which had no actual gifts inside them -- until Summer suddenly interrupted Trump and started babbling about how she wanted Tarek to be "fired because of the truth." Trump got pissed at Summer, and Lee tried to tell her to shut up and apologize, but Summer kept on trying to make whatever point she thought she was making, until Trump finally snapped and fired her. He even told Tarek that Summer had "saved your ass with her stupidity." ** After the women lost the fourth task of ''Celebrity Apprentice 4'', they ganged up on [=LaToya=] Jackson, and it was looking more and more likely that she would be fired. That changed when Hope Dworaczyk and team leader [=NeNe=] Leakes happened to criticise Dionne Warwick for leaving their editing suite so that she could get some sleep, which caused Dionne to go ballistic and actually ''demand'' to be fired rather than sit around being criticised like that. Trump calmed her down and told her that while he thought [=NeNe=] had been a brilliant leader, he wasn't going to fire Dionne just because [=NeNe=] told him to. Dionne accepted that and took back her remarks -- and then got fired anyway, for blowing up and acting like a disrespecful jackass. ** In another season 3 boardroom, Bren had picked Stephanie (for her attitude) and Michael (for his laziness) to join him in the boardroom after losing. While Bren tearing down Stephanie for her attitude, and complaining to other team members rather than himself (the Project Manager), Michael, for some reason, decided to cut off Bren, despite not even being discussed as a possible elimination. This was the last straw for Trump, who fired Michael for his laziness, as well as cutting off Bren. *** Jennifer C. nearly got herself fired in very much the same manner in season 2, after she kept speaking up and interrupting Trump, even after Trump told her that she didn't need to say anything because she shouldn't have been in the boardroom in the first place. Fortunately for her, this also happened to be the boardroom where Bradford decided to give up his immunity, saving her from her own mouth. ** After the last regular task of season 2, which involved selling chocolate bars, Ivana, Kevin and Kelly ended up in the boardroom. Ivana's only real chance of survival would be to persuade Trump to fire Kevin (which wouldn't have been hard, since Kevin disobeyed Ivana and sold the chocolate bars for half the price she had set). Instead, she said that Kelly should be fired, overlooking the fact that Kelly was immune from being fired. Trump reminded her of this, so Ivana changed her mind and said that Jennifer should be fired. Slight problem -- Jennifer was on the ''winning'' team. After this brilliant display of boardroom logic, Ivana finally suffered the firing that Bradford (see above) had inadvertently saved her from during the second task.
to:
* WhatAnIdiot: Bradford in Season 2. He was in absolutely no danger of being fired after the second task, due to getting immunity from elimination after being the winning team leader on the first task -- until he decided to surrender his immunity, telling Trump that he didn't need it because he had done so well as a salesperson in the second task. Trump responded by firing Bradford for his monumental stupidity. ** Another immunity related slip-up was committed by Danny in Season 3. Michael had gained immunity from being the winning team leader on the second task, and used this as an excuse to do nothing but sit on his ass and throw in stupid ideas in the third task. Subsequently, Danny decided that Trump didn't ''really'' mean Michael was immune from being fired, and took him into the boardroom after their team lost the task. Needless to say, Danny was himself fired for this mistake. ** Also in Season 3, Erin was dumb enough to ask Trump "You ''have'' to listen to them (George and Carolyn)?", even though it has been clear the entire board room session that Trump was getting tired of her attitude. Carolyn was livid. ** In the first boardroom of Season 5, Tarek was on the verge of being fired after he proudly defended his idea of giving away gift bags which had no actual gifts inside them -- until Summer suddenly interrupted Trump and started babbling about how she wanted Tarek to be "fired because of the truth." Trump got pissed at Summer, and Lee tried to tell her to shut up and apologize, but Summer kept on trying to make whatever point she thought she was making, until Trump finally snapped and fired her. He even told Tarek that Summer had "saved your ass with her stupidity." ** After the women lost the fourth task of ''Celebrity Apprentice 4'', they ganged up on [=LaToya=] Jackson, and it was looking more and more likely that she would be fired. That changed when Hope Dworaczyk and team leader [=NeNe=] Leakes happened to criticise Dionne Warwick for leaving their editing suite so that she could get some sleep, which caused Dionne to go ballistic and actually ''demand'' to be fired rather than sit around being criticised like that. Trump calmed her down and told her that while he thought [=NeNe=] had been a brilliant leader, he wasn't going to fire Dionne just because [=NeNe=] told him to. Dionne accepted that and took back her remarks -- and then got fired anyway, for blowing up and acting like a disrespecful jackass. ** In another season 3 boardroom, Bren had picked Stephanie (for her attitude) and Michael (for his laziness) to join him in the boardroom after losing. While Bren tearing down Stephanie for her attitude, and complaining to other team members rather than himself (the Project Manager), Michael, for some reason, decided to cut off Bren, despite not even being discussed as a possible elimination. This was the last straw for Trump, who fired Michael for his laziness, as well as cutting off Bren. *** Jennifer C. nearly got herself fired in very much the same manner in season 2, after she kept speaking up and interrupting Trump, even after Trump told her that she didn't need to say anything because she shouldn't have been in the boardroom in the first place. Fortunately for her, this also happened to be the boardroom where Bradford decided to give up his immunity, saving her from her own mouth. ** After the last regular task of season 2, which involved selling chocolate bars, Ivana, Kevin and Kelly ended up in the boardroom. Ivana's only real chance of survival would be to persuade Trump to fire Kevin (which wouldn't have been hard, since Kevin disobeyed Ivana and sold the chocolate bars for half the price she had set). Instead, she said that Kelly should be fired, overlooking the fact that Kelly was immune from being fired. Trump reminded her of this, so Ivana changed her mind and said that Jennifer should be fired. Slight problem -- Jennifer was on the ''winning'' team. After this brilliant display of boardroom logic, Ivana finally suffered the firing that Bradford (see above) had inadvertently saved her from during the second task.

* WhatAnIdiot: ** In the catering task of the second season, the team had planned to make 100 chicken pizzas. Syed then went out and ordered 100 chickens - 1 per pizza! And because he didn't specify a size, they ended up with big chickens too. The team ended up making a loss of £800. ** Paul Tulip had the best task record of all the candidates the second season, but did appallingly in the interviews. Upon going back into the boardroom, Sir Alan made it clear that Paul was on the verge of being fired and demanded a good reason why he should stay... to which Paul replied that most big companies would be glad to have someone like him on board, and that Sir Alan should hire him there and them because he was so awesome. Sir Alan responded to this by telling Paul to go and find one of those companies, and then instantly fired him. ** Paloma in Season 6. She hadn't done ''that'' badly as a project manager, and in the boardroom it was pretty obvious that Lord Sugar was leaning towards firing Sandeesh for her general uselessness and making some dubious claims about how Alex, the third person in the boardroom, had single-handedly lost the task for their team. For some bizarre reason, Paloma decided to interrupt Lord Sugar's "summing up" speech and rant at length about how Alex and Sandeesh both sucked and weren't fit to lick her boots -- and in doing so, pissed off Lord Sugar into firing her, which he admitted he wouldn't have done if she'd just kept her mouth shut. *** Even after the outburst, it's implied that Lord Sugar was on the brink of firing Alex. Lord Sugar turns to Alex - "you sound like a disaster" - and the firing music swells up ominously... and then, retreats, as Lord Sugar turns his eye to Paloma. She pushed the Lord just over the edge. [[WhatAnIdiot What an idiot]]. *** Bilyana from Season 8 later committed the exact same mistake, and for good measure even added in a bit of the same mistake that Summer from the fifth U.S. season made. Throughout the final boardroom, Sugar repeatedly berated Katie for not contributing to the task, and began his final speech saying that he had warned the candidates about trying to stay in the background... only for Bilyana to think he was talking about ''her'' for some bizarre reason (she'd actually been brought back because of her overly aggressive attitude, and team leader Gabrielle even acknowledged she'd sold well), and start interrupting Sugar over and over again even as he tried to get her to shut up. Unsurprisingly, this resulted in Bilyana getting the chop. ** Nicholas de Lacy-Brown in Season 4, whose attempt at defending himself from responsibility for the task's failure mostly consisted of blabbering about how he couldn't get on with people who like football. Evidently the fact that Lord Sugar owned [[BritishFootyTeams Tottenham Hotspur]] for just over a decade was lost on Nicholas. ** Natasha Scribbins of Series 7, yeah? In addition to her inarticulate nature, which is forgivable, yeah? She has too many cases of EpicFail to list. ** Helen Milligan from the same series had one of these at the worst possible time. Having gone through the process with a near-flawless track record, the obvious thing to ensure her hiring in the final episode (which in this series would happen to whoever suggested the best business for Lord Sugar to help set up) would have been to write a business plan for a chain of bakers, or a catering company, or anything food related since that was what her background was in. Instead, she created a plan for some weird concierge service that Lord Sugar's business experts agreed wasn't even worth the paper it was printed on, and in doing so pretty much threw away her chance of victory. *** Could arguably be said for all the Series 7 finalists: Susan's plan of 4 million pound turnover in her first year was optimistic to say the least; Jim's wasn't researched properly and more of a social enterprise; and Tom's was AwesomeButImpractical at best and mathematically flawed to boot, with him and Lord Sugar downplaying the chair idea during his exit interview in favour of his line of nail files. -->'''Margaret Mountford''': Describe yourself without using any clichés. --> '''"[[StarWars Jedi]]"''' Jim: I am ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin --> Margaret facepalms. ** Natalie Panayi from Series 9 couldn't tell what a cow was. Her guesses were horse and dog. ** Solomon Akhtar from Series 10 had one in the penultimate episode during the Interviews. Throughout the series, despite being one of the youngest in the process, Solomon had been considered a capable candidate and had managed to win a task as Project Manager in the course of the Process. However, come the Interview Stage, it was discovered that his business proposal consisted of just ''Two Pages'', with one page mostly covered with copies of the business logo of the company. Suffice to say, it was a fatal blow to Solomon's Chances and he was promptly fired.
This list shows the last 10 events of 81. Show all.