History YMMV / TheApprentice

6th Jan '18 4:47:45 AM OlfinBedwere
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* GrowingTheBeard: While the main series never really needed to do this -- some would still argue that it did so in Series 3, with multi-firings now possible, increasing the tension in boardroom situations -- the early years of companion show ''You're Fired'', hosted by Adrian Chiles, were generally seen as bland schedule filler, which mostly served to showcase deleted scenes that nowadays would more likely be posted online. Chiles's replacement by Dara O'Briain, who reinvented the series into essentially being an ''Apprentice''-themed comedy panel show, is seen as where ''You're Fired'' really came into its own, with all the subsequent hosts coming from stand-up comedy backgrounds.
8th Dec '17 3:23:14 AM dartblaze
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* BizarroEpisode: The Fast Food task from Series 7. It took place with only five candidates left, when the final five would usually move onto the interview stage. One team had only two members, extra wait staff and cooks were hired to help out the teams and Lord Sugar himself came to try out both restaurants, instead of leaving it to industry experts and only seeing the teams in the boardroom. Even the candidates seemed surprised that there was going to be another task.

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* BizarroEpisode: The Fast Food task from Series 7. It took place with only five candidates left, when the final five would usually move onto the interview stage. One team had only two members, extra wait staff and cooks were hired to help out the teams and Lord Sugar himself came to try out both restaurants, instead of leaving it to industry experts and only seeing the teams in the boardroom. There also wasn't a treat planned for the winning team, who were simply told that they were in the final and went back to the house. Even the candidates ''candidates'' seemed surprised that there was going to be another task.
7th Dec '17 2:53:37 PM dartblaze
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* BizarroEpisode: The Fast Food task from Series 7. It took place with only five candidates left, when the final five would usually move onto the interview stage. One team had only two members, extra wait staff and cooks were hired to help out the teams and Lord Sugar himself came to try out both restaurants, instead of leaving it to industry experts and only seeing the teams in the boardroom. Even the candidates seemed surprised that there was going to be another task.
14th Oct '17 1:13:56 PM ZealousAiluirine
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* TooDumbToLive: In episode 2 of Series 13, losing project manager Ross became the first person to stand up to Lord Sugar by telling him:
--> "I'm trying to actually explain. Preferably, trying not to be rude, but uninterrupted would be really helpful so I could get something across."
Some people, including former Apprentice winner [[Characters/TheApprenticeUKSeason11 Joseph]] and [[Characters/TheApprenticeUKSeason12 Alana]] thought that Ross was fortunate not to have been fired that week while others such as Aleksandra from the last series applauded him and many viewers even described him as "the sassiest apprentice candidate ever".
1st Aug '17 6:49:20 AM jto5334t
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** Despite his criticisms, Oliver from Series 12 found some praise off the show: Susan Calman described him as "adorable", JD remarked that "everyone had a soft spot" for him while Jessica remarked that he "was one of those people where as soon as you see his little face, you just smile.". Even Twitter enjoyed him.
12th Jun '17 9:42:43 PM nombretomado
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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Sophocles from Series 4 was a generally unpopular EliminationHoudini, who continually skirted elimination until he was finally eliminated with two weeks remaining. His girlfriend at the time happened to be one Katie Waissel, who later became a contestant on the 2010 series of ''TheXFactor'' -- where she proved to be a generally unpopular Elimination Houdini who continually skirted elimination until she was finally eliminated with two weeks to go.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Michael Sophocles from Series 4 was a generally unpopular EliminationHoudini, who continually skirted elimination until he was finally eliminated with two weeks remaining. His girlfriend at the time happened to be one Katie Waissel, who later became a contestant on the 2010 series of ''TheXFactor'' ''Series/TheXFactor'' -- where she proved to be a generally unpopular Elimination Houdini who continually skirted elimination until she was finally eliminated with two weeks to go.
9th Jun '17 10:39:49 AM jto5334t
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* TheScrappy: After episode 2 of season 12, fans were left considering ''none'' of the candidates suitable for Lord Sugar's investment. Some even demanded that the show be cancelled because of it.
21st May '17 11:00:14 AM jto5334t
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* IdiotPlot: The Series 12 jeans task
5th Apr '17 7:46:46 AM lilithmercy
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** Stuart Baggs's tragic death in 2015 from an Asthma attack, at only 27.
23rd Mar '17 3:46:02 PM DarkChirano
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** One of the guest [=CEOs=] from Season 5 of ''The Apprentice'' was Creator/DreamWorksAnimation founder and former Creator/{{Disney}} [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon studio]] [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyDisneyStaff chief Jeffrey Katzenberg]] (Disney, of course, have their own [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Donald]]), who is a good fried of producer Mark Burnett and worked with him on another NBC show, ''The Contender''. A decade later, Trump is running for president against Hillary Clinton, with Katzenberg, Burnett, and Disney boss Bob Iger being three of her biggest donors in an all-out war against Trump (Katzenberg's former boss, Michael Eisner, is no fonder of Trump at this point than they are; Iger had given a tongue-lashing to Bernie Sanders earlier that year for criticizing his business).

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** One of the guest [=CEOs=] from Season 5 of ''The Apprentice'' was Creator/DreamWorksAnimation founder and former Creator/{{Disney}} [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon studio]] [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyDisneyStaff chief Jeffrey Katzenberg]] (Disney, of course, have their own [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Donald]]), who is a good fried friend of producer Mark Burnett and worked with him on another NBC show, ''The Contender''. A decade later, Trump is running for president against Hillary Clinton, with Katzenberg, Burnett, and Disney boss Bob Iger being three of her biggest donors in an all-out war against Trump (Katzenberg's former boss, Michael Eisner, is no fonder of Trump at this point than they are; Iger had given a tongue-lashing to Bernie Sanders earlier that year for criticizing his business).
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