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Old 9th Mar 2006, 13:17   #11
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On the follow-up programme on BBC3 (The Apprentice: You're Fired!), presumably missed by Armstrongs watchers(?) they made the very good point that in the last three episodes the only person actually managing Barking Mad Jo was newly-fired Karen, so it'll be interesting to see how much of a loose cannon she proves to be from now on.

Last night's exercise was so simple (buy 10 very different, but not particularly off-the-wall items for the best price possible) that it allowed you perfect range to just watch these people in action without having to spend any time thinking about the concept. And how extraordinarily inept were they, exactly? The words 'streetwise' and 'savvy' never seemed more distant. Brilliant stuff.
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Completely forgot to tape the Armstrongs last night, but I loved the first two episodes. The first had me in stitches all the way through. Knowing its real made me feel very guilty about this, but, hey, they're doing it to themselves.

And I avoided the first series of The Apprentice thinking I'd hate it, but it's fantastic. Though I'm watching it on the Tuesday night repeat, so thanks for the spoilers guys.
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Though I'm watching it on the Tuesday night repeat, so thanks for the spoilers guys.
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Old 9th Mar 2006, 14:03   #14
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It's my own fault - should never have read the thread!
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No, he'll keep her in till the end, then give the job to someone boring.
I agree, he probably knows who he's going to give the job to already, which allows him to keep the nutters for as long as possible and bump up the viewing figures.

Great tele. The women are a bitchfest waiting to happen, as last year; and the men are the Keystone Cops, as far as i can make out.
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Old 16th Mar 2006, 11:00   #16
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That was monumental last night! I've been keen to see who Sir Alan's "lightweight" was after all those intro sequences...and now we know! Alexa was RUBBISH!
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Watched this fior the first time last night - in horror at how inept and stupid and ignorant they all are.
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I saw this for the first (and last) time last night. I don't understand the appeal of watching people (no matter how deserving they may be) being humiliated. I found it embarrassing and distasteful to be honest.
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Ahem - isn't that the whole point? I can sort of live with them being humiliated because they put themselves forward for it. I suspect that Jo and Sayed and their ilk aren't self-aware enough to see themselves as ridiculous. I have to admit to a deep sense of contentment whenever Sugar goes "Your fired, you're fired, you're a lightweight, you're fired." Bliss.
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Quite so, and it very probably reflects the sort of shit that these people dish out day in day out in their professional lives anyway. Give the buggers both barrels I say.
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