That's right, just three weeks into the season and Donald Trump
has already fired Tom Green
from the second season of The Celebrity Apprentice
. Although I never expected him to win, I definitely expected his comedic relief to last at least half of the season. Granted his antics weren't gut busting, but his presence added some personality to the otherwise boring men's team.
In the first episode, Tom came out swinging hard. In the cupcake challenge, he convinced Tony Hawk to come down and contribute $1000 and then Donny Deutch gets there with two minutes remaining, and gives a check for $10,000 for one cupcake. Tom Green came through at the last minute. In the second episode, Tom seemed to struggle with his focus and professionalism. This wasn't really a surprise, but the men's team didn't appreciate his unproductive nature. In last night's episode, Tom tried to take on the role of Project Manager but got swept up into the appealing life of Dennis Rodman
and once again lost focus.
So he didn't have a fabulous run in terms of the challenges. So what if he only had two famous friends help him in one challenge? Maybe it wasn't as funny as we thought it would be to see Tom Green in a dress. The fact remains that Tom Green was the biggest personality on an otherwise boring men's team this season.
Dennis Rodman is supposedly a big personality but he clearly doesn't want to be on the show. Correction: he wants to be on The Celebrity Apprentice
but he wants to literally do nothing while there. It's always painful to watch a celebrity be pimped out for ratings and I think that after his meltdown next week, he's had enough. How could he not be pissed off after every board meeting Donald Trump asks the project managers whether or not they were able to “use Dennis Rodman” or “use Dennis Rodman's celebrity.”
is surprisingly amusing but it's hard to notice he's saying anything funny considering his tone of voice never ever changes. Hershel Walker suffers from this same dilemma but unlike James, doesn't have a funny bone in his body.
because slightly interesting this week when he started flirting with the women but I'm guessing that's about as interesting as he's going to get. Clint Black
is equally as drama or comedy free with his cowboy-hat-wearing gentlemanly ways
So if Tom Green was the only interesting member of the men's team, what is the show to do without him? The women still have powerhouse amusements like Joan and Melissa Rivers
(did you see Joan just drag that women over to her store?), Annie Duke
, and Brande Roderick
. So do you edit the episodes to focus mainly on the women's team? Will the men's argument be their main focus? Can Donald Trump just fire them all?
I wasn't a big fan of Tom Green to start with, but I definitely think he made these first three episodes great. Without him, I fear a snoozefest from the men. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
What do you think? How do you think the show will fair without Tom Green? Was I too harsh on the other male contestants?
-Kim Wetter, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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