Episode 4 The Celebrity Apprentice USA


Episode 4

The American version of the reality series. The teams' challenge involves a new cell phone for which they must create an event. But dramas unfold, including a fiery exchange.


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Previously on the Celebrity Apprentice,

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the celebrities had to sell wedding dresses for charity.

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The one that makes the greatest profit will win.

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-The women set out to keep their winning streak going.

-Oh, my God!

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He's going to buy a 10,000 wedding dress, you guys.

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Project manager Tom Green failed to gain the respect of his team.

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-Brian, can you help me with my zipper?

-Absolutely not.

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Vodka and cranberry.

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Dennis' drinking binge derailed the team.

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All he wanted to do was go around the neighbourhood,

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having a little drink here and there. I don't know how that sells a wedding dress.

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And sucked Tom into an all-night bender.

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Are we going to go get a drink at the hotel? I'm ready.

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The next morning, Tom got a wake-up call.

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-Hey, mother

-BLEEP

-get the

-BLEEP

-up.

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Our Project manager's still kind of little bit drunk.

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What else could possibly go wrong?

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Dennis's guy called, said he's having a lot of trouble

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with his eyes and he's not going to come in.

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With Tom hung-over and Dennis a complete no-show,

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the team picked up the slack.

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-You look damn good.

-Why, thank you.

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We said, "Let's go. We have a task to do. If it's going to be four of us, fine."

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Athena's sales went off without a hitch.

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-How much are you paying for a dress? 10,000.

-10,000.

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In the boardroom, the women scored yet another victory,

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handing the men their third loss in a row.

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Former playmate Brande Roderick became one of the biggest ever Apprentice money raisers.

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You won 167,000 for your charity.

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Tom and Dennis had their excuses but the team had had enough.

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-Clint, who would you fire?

-I'd fire both of them.

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Frankly, you want to know the truth?

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Tom, you were lousy last week, lousy this week. Tom, you're fired. Go.

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-Try a little harder, will you, Dennis, please?

-I will try.

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-I will try.

-Oh, my God.

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-Tom got fired?

-He fired Tom.

-Oh, my God, that was brutal.

-Dennis should have gone before Tom.

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-Dennis.

-Hey, what's up, what's up?

-Survived another week.

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-Oh, come on, man, it's all good.

-That was hard to see.

-Oh, that's easy.

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I'm used to it, I'm used to it.

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'There's three teams now.'

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There's the girls' team, the guys' team, and my team.

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That's what it seems to me.

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And I think that one of the lessons that we all have to learn,

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when you work for a boss you subordinate yourself to that boss.

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He's your boss. You work for him.

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And if we don't learn that on our team,

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we're going to continue to lose.

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A couple of these guys just don't understand what it is to work for a boss.

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And I think that some of these guys

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have been so in command of their own lives

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and without a boss for so long that they don't get it yet.

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We're not in our world. We're working for Donald Trump.

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If I own a company and you work for me, I'm like this.

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What do you want to tell me? What do you want to tell me?

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If I were your boss and your eyes were bleeding,

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I'd expect you to have three doctors tell me, or to show up anyway.

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'The boys suck. They argue with each other.'

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I don't know who's running the ship.

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'And Dennis has some pretty difficult people to deal with on his team. Namely Clint Black.'

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You can't work for me, right. I've got a company but you can't work for me for the way I am.

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The men's team is falling apart

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so we might be looking at another disaster about to happen.

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You know what, you can't put me in a position with money and stuff.

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You've got to put me in a position where I'm so good at it that this is what I do.

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'Clint was trying to single me out. I'm used to being the black sheep.'

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Even in the NBA, I was the one they would always target.

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'Michael Jordan, greatest sports figure on the planet ever, he'll tell you,'

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"Dennis will work with anybody."

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So Clint can go to hell.

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I could work for you.

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I could work for you because if you were my boss I'd do whatever you tell me to do.

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But I couldn't be your boss.

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-I worked for harder guys than you, bro.

-BLEEP

-me.

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I'll see you down the street.

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# Money, money, money, money

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# Money

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# Money, money, money, money

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# Money

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# Some people got to have it

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# Some people really need it

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# Listen to me, y'all

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# Do things, do things, do things, Bad things with it

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# Dollar bills, y'all Come on

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# That lean, oh, mean, mean green

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# Almighty dollar

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# Don't you know that, money

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# Give me a nickel Brother, can you spare a dime?

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# Money can drive some people out of their mind

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# No good, no good

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# Money, money, money, money

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# Money. #

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-Hi.

-How are you?

-I'm great. Thank you.

-How you been?

-Good.

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I'm one of the celebrity advisers for California Police Youth Charities.

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And I try to raise as much money as possible to bring programs to these children.

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Like giving them scholarships, or taking them to a ball game

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and going out there and cooking a hot dog for them.

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And how are all the kids doing without me cooking their hot dogs for them?

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There's complaints that the hot dogs aren't as good, but they miss you.

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'Chris Eaton is the executive director of Californian Police Youth Charities.

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'And he has an immense love for kids'

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and really wants to do anything in his power to help them.

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-So, there's something that I want to give you.

-Uh-oh!

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And this should be enough for hot dogs for a very, very long time.

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-Can I look at this?

-Yes, you can.

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Oh, my God! Are you serious?

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166,680.

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That's unbelievable.

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-Wow!

-Isn't that cool?

-Yeah!

-Glad to do it.

-Wow!

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It was amazing, handing the cheque over. That's the reason I'm here.

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So I can't wait to be able to go home and really see what that money's going to do.

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Are you really going to eat that?

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-Good morning.

-Morning.

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Welcome to Capitale, one of the great event spaces anywhere in New York City.

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It's a terrific place and you're going to be working right here.

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Athena, I understand that Joan will be gone all day.

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She's in Dallas performing at a charity event

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and she'll be back some time tomorrow.

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I'm sure she'll be checking in with you.

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Now, the telecommunications industry is a 1 trillion industry.

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ACN is the largest distributor of video phones anywhere in the world.

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They do half a billion dollars' worth of sales a year.

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Very successful, very good guys. I've worked with them before.

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To my right are Greg and Tony from ACN who will tell you what to do.

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Greg.

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We're very excited to be here, to have you help us

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introduce to the world the new ACN videophone.

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Your task is to launch this product to hundreds of ACN representatives.

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They will vote for the team who conveys the highest excitement,

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the highest level of energy,

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and most importantly, the strongest emotional appeal for this product.

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In other words, 500 salespeople from ACN are going to be judging you.

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Whoever gets the most votes wins, all right?

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Now, pick your project managers right now.

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Brian, do you want it? All right.

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Dennis, why aren't you in that group? You don't like this group. Why aren't you there?

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-I'm right here.

-Has Dennis had any influence picking the project manager?

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No, they got it. They got it.

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-He's a very independent person. OK. Who's the project manager?

-Brian.

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OK, Brian, I think you'll do a great job.

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'I decided to be project manager because we've gotten our butts kicked. We have.

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'This time we're staging an event.'

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That's pretty much all my life for the last 20 years.

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-OK, Athena, who is your project manager?

-That'll be me.

-Claudia. Very good.

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'This task is probably suited to'

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my capabilities and my strengths because I'm good at managing people.

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Now, the project manager of the winning team

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gets 20,000 for their charity.

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All right? Don and Ivanka will be my eyes and ears.

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They'll be following you, watching, reporting back.

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OK? Now, the first thing you'll do is negotiate for which team will do their presentation first,

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in the room where the event will take place.

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Have a good time. Good luck, thank you.

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It's an advantage to go second, you know that.

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'After we got our task, the first thing we had to do

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'was we had to negotiate'

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for which time slot we would perform.

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It was a little unusual because the boys were over off to the right.

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And then Dennis Rodman was on the far left, sitting on the stairs, doing his own thing.

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Team A, 11.30 presentation time.

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We want to be B because I want the second presentation.

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Shall we ask Dennis what he thinks?

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Are you going to come help us or what? Come on.

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Oh, you guys got it. Don't worry.

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It's not what he does!

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To represent us, we picked Annie. She is really tough. We picked her to go up against Clint.

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Clint Black is like he's a dictator from hell.

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-He is so clean living. He ain't gonna

-BLEEP

-with me.

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-So what are you guys thinking?

-We want this slot.

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The second presentation.

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We both want the same thing. We have to flip a coin.

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Is that what you've decided?

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If you're not going to budge we'll flip a coin.

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-We're not going to budge.

-OK. We're going to flip a coin.

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-OK.

-I'll let Clint call it. How about that?

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-Hey, Clint Black. This is your

-BLEEP

-now.

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-I want to see how good he is now. I want to see how

-BLEEP

-good he is now.

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Tails.

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-Hey, Clint Black. Let's

-BLEEP BLEEP

-!

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-You think you're the

-BLEEP

-?

-Do you...

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-No, you think you're the

-BLEEP

-right, bro?

-Do you think...

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-You think you're the

-BLEEP

-right, bro?

-Oh, my God!

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-Do you think this is going to help?

-Oh,

-BLEEP

-you, man.

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At first I thought he was joking.

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Then, "Oh, my God, he's serious."

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-Think you're a

-BLEEP

-dictator, you know every

-BLEEP

-thing.

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-It's a team

-BLEEP

-game. It's a team game.

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-BLEEP

-this. I don't need this

-BLEEP

-show.

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It's a team game.

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I wasn't going to let him make me walk away when he's in my face. There's just no way.

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I didn't think there was a chance he'd lay his hands on me, but I wasn't going to let him...

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He was getting ready to.

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'Dennis really got in my face'

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but I really believed that this was more talk

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and he wasn't interested in hurting me.

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You notice how he got in the face of the smallest dude on the team?

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-Just saying.

-I'm the smallest?

-I think you are.

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-20 bucks he comes back again.

-Dennis is a wild card.

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Dennis could be very useful if he chose to be part of the team.

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But Dennis would rather be in Dennis Land.

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Do you guys want to call Dennis?

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I don't see how I can utilise him, to be honest with you. I'm tired of holding his hand.

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And I knew that if I was project manager,

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there's nothing we can do to rein him in.

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I mean, it's your call, but...

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So after this morning, being confrontational, I don't want to deal with that.

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'I don't want Dennis here.

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'We don't have anyone to be a babysitter.'

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We could have won by now if Dennis had focused

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and become a part of the team, but Dennis is not a team player.

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Dennis wasn't a team player at basketball, but he was an extraordinary player.

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Unfortunately, we're not playing basketball.

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PHONE RINGS

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It's ringing.

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-Hi.

-What's up? How you doing?

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I have your beautiful face in the whole big screen.

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'Our task this week is to launch a really exciting videophone'

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in front of 450 sales reps.

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So that's going to be pretty exciting, and scary and daunting, because I'm project manager.

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So we have to do well.

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Hello. I'm Greg, nice to meet you.

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Hi, Khloe, how are you?

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We set up a meeting with two of the executives from ACN.

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They joined us and that was our time to kind of pick their brains

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and see what they want out of us.

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We'd love to hear from you guys exactly what kind of message you're trying to get across.

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What we would like is an exciting, high-energy launch of this product.

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Why would I want to have this product in my home?

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How can I reconnect with someone that I haven't seen for a while?

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They'll never want to go back to the old way of communicating long-distance.

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You want to see the person you're speaking to.

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Especially if they look good. I'm just saying!

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The main focus is the emotional appeal for the product.

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How exciting of a launch can you create?

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How much emotional appeal can you draw into this presentation,

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is what is going to get you the most votes.

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Well, thanks for the info, guys, we appreciate it.

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We're excited to see what you do.

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Once we got our marching orders,

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I said, "We've got this."

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See you tomorrow. Thanks a lot.

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We got a task we can sink our teeth into, brothers.

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Hey, let's get organised real quick, the four of us.

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Here's the thing, product launches are product launches.

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They're a spectacle. They always have some kind of added thing, like a concert, you know.

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"Here's Mariah Carey!" But wouldn't you just rather see Brian McKnight?

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You know.

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'As soon as we got the task, I told Brian,'

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"Dude, you're playing. On this task, you're playing live, doing a set."

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You're the highlight, a live show.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Brian McKnight.

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# Doon doon jikky doon doon jikky doon HE BEATBOXES

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# Every time... # And I sing my song. Are you with me?

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Our objective is to get them excited about the product.

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So what's better than Brian McKnight to sing a song for you, how about that?

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That's it. I like it.

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Hey, guys. Are we going to have a brainstorming session on the ideas?

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Well, we're doing that right now.

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'Brian really didn't delegate any of the creative stuff to me, he and Jesse'

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seem to be working on what the creative direction would be

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so I just stayed out of it.

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I got another good one.

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Why don't we go see if there's a National Guard armoury

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around here and film there and have people connecting with the troops?

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'I told Brian, I wanted to produce a little video

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'showing the phone in action'

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and I wanted to do something military.

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Hey, it is Jesse James calling.

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If I say I'll do something, I'll figure out a way to do it.

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I got a whole editor, editing suite, everything.

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So if we can make it all the way to West Point and back and film this...

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It's 50 miles away.

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Obviously, it doesn't make sense to go to West Point, right?

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We've got time.

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OK, OK!

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We're trying to create a feeling of magic.

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These are the phones of the future, they're here now.

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Are we going to be wanting to use video testimonials or content of some sort?

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-Oh, can we...

-No, do you WANT to? Do we have the time to shoot and edit?

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'The product launch had to be very exciting, emotional, energetic'

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and a stage show. That was the big kicker, the stage show part.

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-So we're on the same page, let's run down what'll happen.

-Can you tell me the three things?

-Yes, I can.

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OK. First is a mother and her child.

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Husband is on a business trip... Or wife is. Either one you think is more powerful, we'll go with.

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'So to create an emotional presentation

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'we decided to write scenes showing families using the videophone.'

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Some of it was going to be actors on stage.

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In the other part we'd have actors on video that we pre-recorded.

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So Mom should open with the history of the phone.

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-So the open...

-With the details of it.

-..Is JR.

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-It's seven-inch high-resolution digital screen phone.

-Right.

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Even though Mom's not here today, she will be tomorrow.

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My mom's role in this she's going to open the show with something funny

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and then she's going to work the audience

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in-between vignette changes.

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I don't think there's anyone better to host our presentation than Joan Rivers.

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-Good morning, Mom.

-Good morning.

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-Let me let you talk to Claudia for a sec, OK?

-Anything you want.

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Hey, Miss Joan. Maybe you can prepare, like, three minutes of material.

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She's performing it. You know you'll be performing, right?

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-Oh,

-now

-I know it.

-OK, I'm sorry.

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Joan is flying in in the morning.

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We need her, she's our point person. She'll give the presentation.

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Joan's a pro, I really, really trust her comedic timing and her sense of what's funny.

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-Thank you so much and we'll look for the e-mail.

-OK, I'll start working.

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-OK.

-OK, goodbye, goodbye.

-ALL: Bye.

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OK, let's get some clarity because half of us think we're doing a re-enactment, half think a video.

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I want to ask a question. I kept getting confused.

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So the baby and the mom is on tape but on the other end

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is the dad on the stage or is he on video? So I can be clear.

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I would like to be able to do the ones we can do live cos it's probably more impactful.

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But I don't want to leave a family one out.

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'I've been frustrated a lot in the brainstorm sessions

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'cos it's just crazy.

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'I thought the whole thing was going to be taped.'

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Then it went to tape-then-live, all live.

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It was just confusion so I had to go back and be like,

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"OK, what are we doing again?"

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While we're here, I just need to see what's on stage and what's on there.

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Maybe it would be more impactful if they were, "I wish I could see..."

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That whole vibe, "I wish I could see you." "No, no."

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We started trying to brainstorm ideas, thinking of what we'd do and there was no structure

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and we didn't really know what was going on.

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We really needed Joan for this task.

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She was going to do the opening. She'll do the comedy act.

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We needed something to liven this act up

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and she was the person to do it.

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-Go and talk to her right now.

-OK. Damn it.

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'So Melissa gets a phone call from Joan.'

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Turns out that she will not be back in time for the presentation.

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-I know, this is not good.

-What, her plane gets IN at 10:30?

-Yes.

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She's good but I don't think anyone's that good.

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So let's try to prepare for a Plan B, unfortunately.

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Right now we're like the Patriots at the Superbowl without Tom Brady.

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We have no quarterback right now. I'm going to stay calm.

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So we left and headed over to West Point.

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One thing that we want in our presentation,

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we wanted it to be real.

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So Jesse and me contacted someone up there that could get us in

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and get us an opportunity to meet with some of the cadets and that's the way we started.

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-Dennis, he's got a lot of problems.

-Oh, gee.

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-But I smell a little fumes on him.

-Yeah.

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How can he drink all the time?

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'Dennis was a liability in the last task.'

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If Dennis shows up,

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I think the first thing Brian needs to do is talk to him.

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He's got to evaluate him. If he feels that Dennis will be a liability,

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he has to decide that he can't be here.

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If he thinks Dennis is here to work, and be a part of the team,

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he has to bring him back.

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Poor Dennis, I think he has a lot of problems.

0:21:050:21:08

OK, now we have a quiet room, let's try to prepare for Plan B.

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Let's get another comedian.

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I don't want to replace Joan, I want her to do it.

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This is a major presentation and Joan, who is my star,

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is not going to make it back on time so we don't really know if

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she's going to be up to speed by the time we go on stage.

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Who knows? Stress!

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When do you think she'll get done? At midnight?

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I have a private plane.

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They do my private travel on tour.

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I need you to send a plane.

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'I call them up and said, I need to get Joan Rivers from Dallas'

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to New York at 10:30pm, can you help me?

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They said, no problem. We're on it.

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Thank you, Natalie, you're a hero.

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ALL: Hi!

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That's the kind of reaction I like to get

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from a room full of women, this is perfect.

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Don Junior's always a welcome sight

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because I feel like he always has good things to say about us.

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It's fun when he comes in the room. We like flirting with him.

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The problem with you is you're making my job difficult.

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I come here, everything is perfect. The men are a total disaster.

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That throwdown today?

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Clint is so small.

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I missed it.

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Let's re-enact it.

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You're Dennis and I'm Clint.

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'Brande and Tionne were re-enacting

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'this morning's crazy drama when Dennis Rodman'

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totally screamed on little Clint Black.

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You think you're all that, you think this is about you!

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You think you're all that!

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I'm sick of this BLEEP!

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You think you're better than me? You ain't BLEEP!

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'The men's team is falling apart so for us to blow it'

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against a team that is clearly a shambles...

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We just can't blow this one.

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So, what's going on?

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-We're just going over some rehearsals.

-Very nice.

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'They seem really loose, joking with me and having a good time.'

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They really seem to be working together on it.

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Play that beginning for me again.

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You want that da-dic-a-da-dic-a-da?

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No, give me that, that's what I want at the top.

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The thing I sang to you.

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Do this for me, give me the top of that with just the synths.

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It's always fun to make music.

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This was an opportunity for me to use my talent and get it done.

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After four bars of that, give me the four on the floor with that.

0:23:450:23:49

Brian, a question from me.

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You're making a track for when all this other stuff is going on

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and you've already written it?

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I've already written it.

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Yeah?

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-Cos... Huh?

-Yes. I just played it, just now.

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All right. You want to bounce it off anyone, I'm happy to...

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'I know Clint had some ideas,

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'but Clint's show comes from a different place'

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and I wasn't sure how many country music fans are going to be there.

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It's not a democracy. It is a dictatorship.

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Hey, Clint - call the choreographer, we need four dancers. Female.

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You could even tell them what we need, musically.

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I don't want to deal with that.

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PHONE RINGS

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-'This is Dan.'

-Dan, Clint Black.

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-'Hey there.'

-You're helping us out with our presentation tomorrow.

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-'That's right.'

-Hey, Clint - I need a motif.

-We need a motif.

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-Just make a list.

-Sorry, Dan - we're just multi-tasking here.

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'I think Brian utilised me'

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for something that just about anyone can do.

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I think just about any bonehead can make phone calls and line people up.

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And so all I have to do in this task

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is rise to the level of bonehead so far.

0:25:070:25:10

Now, uh...

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-I need drums, bass, guitar.

-Hey Dan, hang on one second.

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'I've produced one show after another for 20 years on tour,'

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but I've been kind of kept in my little box, just making phone calls.

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I need smoke machines, microphones, the lighting board and the lights...

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and we will need stuff here today.

0:25:300:25:33

'It was a well-oiled machine for this particular task.'

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I think finally everyone is learning how to take direction

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from the leader and the leader is leading.

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Two pizzas with extra cheese and sausage on them.

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-Sausage and extra cheese, you've got it. Bye.

-There you go, buddy.

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(Good Lord!)

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Claudia, we're doing it this way.

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We're also banking on a suspension of disbelief.

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The whole idea is even if it doesn't logically makes sense and the guy walks in and says now,

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the whole place is going to go (SHE GASPS).

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And get caught up in the moment. The point is the emotional payoff.

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My gut says...

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I agree, but I also feel like we're taking away from the phone,

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they'll be like what the BLEEP does that have anything to do with...

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'I feel like we need to be a lot further along at this point.

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'Our team is woefully behind.

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I'm trying to get it done so we know

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what we need to do and shoot and get some...

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form to what we need to have ready for the presentation.

0:26:380:26:43

Here's what I came up with as the vignettes.

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The first one is either, "Say goodnight, Daddy",

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"baby steps" or a son recapping a game to his dad.

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'I don't think Claudia was leading the team'

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and I was getting crazy.

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I don't mean to keep throwing out ideas, but don't tell me

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till you can give it to me clearly and succinctly.

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If I could say something as project manager?

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I understand you produce a lot of things and I think that's why you're getting frustrated,

0:27:060:27:10

-cos it's not everything you want...

-No...

-Wait, wait, Melissa.

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Every time we come close, you throw in something else and BLEEP.

0:27:140:27:18

-I'm not married to any of my ideas.

-I'm not trying to disrespect you...

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I feel like I'm the one who has the hands-on technical experience.

0:27:210:27:27

'Oh, Melissa, Melissa, Melissa.'

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She didn't even have to tell me

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she was an only child to know that she is definitely one.

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'She's a spoiled brat, we know this.

0:27:350:27:37

'Her job today, I'm sorry, it's not to be the boss.'

0:27:370:27:39

'I'm just getting a little frustrated, because we're all getting so ethereal,

0:27:390:27:43

-'other than what's realistic and we can pull off.'

-Here's the thing...

0:27:430:27:47

We got so far away from the skits and then you came in reading copy.

0:27:470:27:49

I'm sorry if I wrote too fast. I took the idea and ran with it.

0:27:490:27:54

You're too good.

0:27:540:27:56

'I had to like, put her in her place,

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because we were trying to come up with a plan. She keeps talking - everyone's confused.

0:27:580:28:03

I saw the frustration on Chloe's face, Natalie's face... People are shaking their heads.

0:28:030:28:07

I felt like I was letting my team down.

0:28:070:28:09

So I had to stand up to Melissa and tell her basically,

0:28:090:28:12

"shut up, be quiet, hold on".

0:28:120:28:13

She did not like that one bit.

0:28:130:28:15

This is what I do for a living. This is what I DO.

0:28:150:28:21

And you really talked down to me...

0:28:210:28:24

-You think

-I

-talked down to YOU?

0:28:240:28:27

It was very, like... OK.

0:28:250:28:27

'Claudia was trying to completely cut me out.'

0:28:290:28:32

It felt so personal that I was shocked. Shocked.

0:28:320:28:39

-You attacked what I do for a living.

-I'm not attacking...

0:28:390:28:42

-That's what it felt like. Let's just stop now, because I just want to do my work.

-I want you to.

0:28:420:28:48

'I don't like her personality, I think she looks funny,'

0:28:480:28:50

she scares me - is she happy or sad or pissed off?

0:28:500:28:53

It's the same blank look in her eyes.

0:28:530:28:56

'The forehead doesn't move and... If Joan Rivers wasn't around,

0:28:560:28:58

'there would be no Melissa Rivers on television'

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or producing or anything, and that's a fact.

0:29:010:29:03

I believe that he is going to pick it up and deliver it. All right.

0:29:090:29:13

Dan, let me just verify a little more info.

0:29:130:29:16

I just want to make sure I understand what all my costs are going to be.

0:29:160:29:19

Dan, can I call you back?

0:29:280:29:30

I play professional sports and you got to always help each other out,

0:29:370:29:40

no matter what the situation - good, bad, ugly, whatever.

0:29:400:29:43

You got to help them out, bro.

0:29:430:29:46

I'm trying to be a team player right now. I'm not that big an ass.

0:29:460:29:49

Yeah, I'm still working. I'm still on the team trying to help a brother.

0:29:490:29:53

-That bit I can put in, I put in.

-Hey, Brian?

0:29:530:29:57

We have a team member who returned and that's something

0:29:590:30:03

you'll have to figure out how to deal with.

0:30:030:30:06

He's a loose cannon. I'd rather he stay downstairs, or some place else.

0:30:060:30:10

In the NBA I was the one they always target,

0:30:100:30:14

but I didn't win six championships for no reason.

0:30:140:30:16

I'll go up there and do my thing,

0:30:160:30:18

if they want to use me, great,

0:30:180:30:20

if they don't, that's fine, too.

0:30:200:30:23

Hi, guys. How's it going, Brian? Everything going well?

0:30:240:30:28

Everything's going fine. I think because this is finally a task

0:30:280:30:32

that's a bit more on an even playing field.

0:30:320:30:35

Exciting things happening. Jesse's gone to film one thing, if we get that the right way...

0:30:350:30:41

-Hits home with everyone. It'll be awesome.

-And Herschel...

0:30:410:30:44

-Is with Jesse.

-OK. And that's it?

0:30:440:30:47

-I can't believe it.

-That's it.

0:30:470:30:50

But we don't have a baby sitter. I don't know what to do with that.

0:30:500:30:54

I'll go and ask him what his thoughts are.

0:30:540:30:57

Dennis, why are you over there?

0:30:570:30:59

Come over and join the group.

0:30:590:31:01

'The boys, they are several men down.'

0:31:030:31:05

I think Brian should humble himself to a certain degree

0:31:050:31:09

and say Dennis, look, we can use you, I don't like you but we need you

0:31:090:31:12

and we'd appreciate you to actively join this task.

0:31:120:31:17

-Go help your team.

-I offered earlier. He turned it back on me.

0:31:170:31:21

If they turn it back on me again, what do you want me to do?

0:31:210:31:24

Just sit here all day and do nothing?

0:31:240:31:27

Fair enough.

0:31:270:31:28

'If we lose this task, Brian can't blame it on me'

0:31:280:31:32

because when I came back

0:31:320:31:34

he took control of everything.

0:31:340:31:37

Good luck, hopefully you guys win. Take care.

0:31:370:31:40

I'm here as a team. So if anybody screwed this task up,

0:31:400:31:46

it's Brian, not Dennis Rodman.

0:31:460:31:48

-'This is Dan.'

-Dan, Clint Black. What's the cash amount?

0:31:500:31:55

'The cash amount is 4821.19.'

0:31:550:31:57

OK, hang on. Brian,

0:31:570:31:59

we're being hit with a bill for about 4,800.

0:31:590:32:02

-For?

-'Most of that is for the monitor system.'

-Yeah.

0:32:020:32:07

About 4,800.

0:32:100:32:11

I can get the monitors if you want them.

0:32:110:32:14

-For free?

-I can get them if you want them.

-OK, hang on.

0:32:140:32:18

Brian, when Dennis speaks,

0:32:180:32:21

-he'll provide all that stuff without charging us?

-Yep.

0:32:210:32:25

'I don't need the distraction.

0:32:290:32:31

'I didn't want him anywhere near here infecting our work site.'

0:32:330:32:36

I'm part of the team, I'm trying to help, brother,

0:32:360:32:40

so if you don't want to use my resources, fine.

0:32:400:32:43

If you go to a dictionary and look up drama

0:32:430:32:46

there is a picture of Dennis Rodman.

0:32:460:32:47

No definition necessary.

0:32:470:32:50

So I don't want Dennis here.

0:32:500:32:51

OK, this first piece, it's basically to show that this phone,

0:32:510:32:55

you can leave a video message.

0:32:550:32:58

So that's the first thing we have to film.

0:32:580:33:00

'So our team has decided'

0:33:000:33:02

to hire a production crew to shoot

0:33:020:33:04

part of the vignettes because it goes together

0:33:040:33:07

with what we'll be doing on stage.

0:33:070:33:10

BABY CRIES

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So, as the saying goes in Hollywood,

0:33:180:33:20

never work with animals or babies.

0:33:200:33:24

So we're trying to get a kid to take two or three steps.

0:33:240:33:27

The clock is ticking, we don't have much time, and this kid is not co-operating.

0:33:270:33:32

I've already dealt with enough babies

0:33:320:33:34

and other words that begin with Bs on my team.

0:33:340:33:38

What's the matter?

0:33:400:33:41

'Oh my God, the room was chaos.

0:33:430:33:48

'The baby's screaming.'

0:33:480:33:49

And I'm just going, "What the hell is going on here?"

0:33:490:33:52

It was seriously like the seventh rung of hell! You know?

0:33:520:33:57

You want this? I'll be over here.

0:33:570:34:01

-Hey Khloe, why do you look stressed?

-I'm not stressed.

0:34:010:34:05

I felt at that point this is going to be an embarrassing disaster.

0:34:050:34:10

OK, we're done. We're done with him. Let them go. Thank you.

0:34:110:34:16

It took us the better part of two hours to get up to West Point.

0:34:180:34:22

This is my way of working,

0:34:220:34:25

we don't know what we're going to do today and then we're at West Point.

0:34:250:34:30

Making it happen.

0:34:300:34:32

We could've easily said, screw it,

0:34:320:34:34

I don't want to go all the way up to West Point to film

0:34:340:34:37

but we've been getting spanked by the girls so we needed to do something

0:34:370:34:41

they can't do, and I guarantee none of them chicks

0:34:410:34:45

could get on this military base like I did.

0:34:450:34:49

It's pretty nice.

0:34:540:34:57

'Once we got there it kind of sucked

0:34:570:35:00

'because the place is so amazing'

0:35:000:35:03

but we had no time to check it out.

0:35:030:35:05

-How you doing?

-How you doing?

-Jesse James, nice to meet you.

0:35:050:35:11

'Once we got there I picked the one dude out to be the star

0:35:110:35:14

'cos he was the best looking dude of the bunch.'

0:35:140:35:17

-"OK, you're an actor now."

-What do you think?

0:35:170:35:21

I think establishing the shot, he's at the angle.

0:35:210:35:25

-Here goes, guys.

-Right.

0:35:250:35:27

Hi. How's it going?

0:35:270:35:29

-Good to see you, too, how are you doing?

-Say, "I miss you".

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-I miss you.

-Now say, "Why did you sleep with my best friend?"

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Now you're saying, "Why are you having Tyrone's baby?"

0:35:390:35:42

This could either look really cool, or really dumb, you never know.

0:35:440:35:48

But, hey, US Military West Point Academy cadets?

0:35:480:35:52

-You can't go wrong with that.

-Did you enjoy it?

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Clint, find out what's the biggest image we can project on the screen.

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All right.

0:36:060:36:08

'We certainly could have used a fifth man'

0:36:080:36:10

but we needed a fifth man who was going to be productive

0:36:100:36:13

so I decided I'll just start prodding at him.

0:36:130:36:17

-What happened, Dennis? Where did we go wrong?

-Doesn't even matter, buddy.

0:36:170:36:23

-I don't know where we went wrong.

-A guy had a bad day

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and he took it out on somebody. So what, that's it.

0:36:270:36:31

-Simple as that. You know?

-You still taking me out to gay bars?

0:36:310:36:35

I'll take you anywhere you want to go, anywhere you want to go, bro!

0:36:350:36:40

'Dennis is kind of aloof but Dennis has a lot to offer'

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and even if Dennis is making big mistakes

0:36:450:36:48

he can still pull a rabbit out of a hat.

0:36:480:36:50

Hey, it's Brande, I just want to let you know that we are on our way, OK?

0:36:520:36:56

So Brande and Tina, my homegirls, we're on our way to

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the editing room, and Annie and Melissa and Khloe and Natalie

0:36:590:37:04

all went back to the space with the actors and the dancers.

0:37:040:37:07

They were going to run through it,

0:37:070:37:08

cos we have a taped out area on the stage.

0:37:080:37:10

'I cannot take any more of her little smug comments.'

0:37:100:37:15

"Guys, guys, I have 15 years experience of this. Guys, guys!"

0:37:150:37:18

-Why are you doing that?

-That's how she BLEEP talks,

0:37:180:37:21

she doesn't move her bottom lip.

0:37:210:37:22

'OK, I'm really not that good at impressions

0:37:220:37:25

'but I think I got Melissa Rivers down.'

0:37:250:37:28

The eyes, nice and tight.

0:37:280:37:31

"Guys, guys, guys, guys."

0:37:310:37:33

She talks out of the side of her mouth, "Guys, guys, guys."

0:37:330:37:37

"Guys!"

0:37:380:37:39

"Guys." She never blinks either, did you notice that?

0:37:390:37:42

What the BLEEP is wrong with her? She never blinks.

0:37:420:37:46

She's like a ventriloquist, she never moves her mouth. "Guys."

0:37:460:37:50

You got me going there!

0:37:500:37:52

THEY CACKLE

0:37:530:37:56

So let's clear the chairs if you guys don't mind.

0:37:570:38:01

What happens is duh-duh-duh-du, 17 seconds. Joan, ta-dah!

0:38:010:38:05

Ladies, you are dismissed, then we have a two-minute monologue.

0:38:050:38:09

'Annie, Khloe, Natalie and myself wanted to walk through the show

0:38:090:38:13

'with the choreographer so that he can work'

0:38:130:38:16

with his dancers in the morning to get them tight and sharp.

0:38:160:38:20

The lights are going to drop.

0:38:200:38:22

MUSIC PLAYS

0:38:220:38:24

-And down.

-OK, good, that's ten seconds.

0:38:270:38:30

The first part dancing is incredible.

0:38:300:38:32

'We really needed Melissa back on the task'

0:38:320:38:35

because she has all the experience at producing performances.

0:38:350:38:39

Khloe, don't you see how it flows better?

0:38:390:38:42

It's because of Melissa.

0:38:420:38:44

Thank God.

0:38:440:38:45

I am just working my ass off and doing the best

0:38:470:38:49

I can with what I'm allowed to do.

0:38:490:38:51

And you are, you're fine.

0:38:510:38:53

But I know I'm going to get attacked and it's just very, very hard

0:38:530:38:57

to stay motivated when you know that someone's going to attack you.

0:38:570:39:01

'Through this whole process I knew that

0:39:170:39:20

'I was going to get on that stage by myself.'

0:39:200:39:22

Once I got on stage whatever else didn't matter.

0:39:220:39:24

I knew I could have those people in the palm of my hand.

0:39:240:39:27

-Is this the dance floor for the dancers?

-No.

0:39:270:39:31

-The dancers will be up here.

-Is this everything?

0:39:310:39:34

'I'm 30 years in the entertainment business'

0:39:340:39:36

and I haven't been asked my opinion on any of the creative stuff.

0:39:360:39:39

I really do want to win,

0:39:390:39:42

but I really can't put myself into areas that I'm not asked about.

0:39:420:39:45

I'll see you all in the morning. I appreciate it.

0:39:450:39:48

Then I realised that I guess I'm fortunate

0:39:480:39:51

because I'm kind of enjoying my great lack of responsibilities.

0:39:510:39:55

It is now 4.40am,

0:40:070:40:10

I have just performed in Dallas this evening,

0:40:100:40:12

I got off stage at 11pm,

0:40:120:40:14

we got into the airport at 12, and here we are.

0:40:140:40:17

I'm going to be very cranky.

0:40:180:40:20

-I'm going to be...

-SHE LAUGHS

0:40:200:40:23

..so bitchy.

0:40:230:40:24

Hi.

0:40:360:40:37

My mom has cue cards.

0:40:370:40:39

As long as you stand next to him, you're a unit.

0:40:390:40:41

Gorgeous.

0:40:410:40:43

This morning we got to Capitale

0:40:430:40:46

and I really didn't know Joan Rivers had made it back to New York.

0:40:460:40:49

When I saw her there, I was like, OK, this is going to be OK.

0:40:490:40:52

Joan Rivers, she's my ace in the hole.

0:40:520:40:54

One, two, one, two.

0:40:540:40:56

-Tell me when you're ready, Toni.

-Ready, Joan?

0:40:560:40:59

I don't know which Greek philosopher said

0:40:590:41:01

that one picture speaks a thousand words,

0:41:010:41:04

but now thanks to the very new and very wonderful...

0:41:040:41:07

NOT YET!

0:41:070:41:09

That's the video.

0:41:090:41:11

And now I say...

0:41:110:41:13

FEEDBACK ON MICROPHONE

0:41:130:41:17

That's not good.

0:41:170:41:19

Nothing we can do.

0:41:190:41:22

Of the hour we had, it took us about 45 minutes

0:41:220:41:25

to get through the fricking thing once.

0:41:250:41:28

The feedback alone was just like, yeoooooow!

0:41:280:41:30

You know, in your ear and, oh!

0:41:300:41:32

Hi, sweetheart, it's me.

0:41:320:41:35

Cue actor.

0:41:350:41:37

Cue actor! Actor!

0:41:370:41:40

-ACTOR!

-Come on, say something.

0:41:400:41:43

'That rehearsal was a nightmare.

0:41:430:41:45

'Claudia had to take control'

0:41:450:41:47

because that was going nowhere and it was never going to go anywhere

0:41:470:41:50

unless someone made sure that the chaos got under control.

0:41:510:41:53

I'm just nervous having seen the show.

0:41:530:41:55

Right now, the problems are the technical problems. That's them.

0:41:550:41:59

I just wish it was simpler, I wish the show were simpler.

0:41:590:42:02

It's really complicated,

0:42:020:42:03

there's lots of things to go wrong.

0:42:030:42:05

I was just like, oh, my God, this is a disaster.

0:42:050:42:07

OK, positions, please.

0:42:070:42:09

At the end, everyone on stage, even the actors.

0:42:090:42:12

Let's go, let's go, let's go!

0:42:120:42:14

'It's so confusing, there's so many different things happening.

0:42:140:42:17

'It's hard to keep up.

0:42:170:42:19

'I think our eyes are bigger than our stomach.'

0:42:190:42:21

We have many amazing ideas

0:42:210:42:22

with such a short amount of time to put them in.

0:42:220:42:24

So we should take that furniture off at the start

0:42:240:42:27

and have the dancers just on the stage.

0:42:270:42:29

-Yes.

-I don't think it makes sense.

-Yes.

-Is that what we're doing?

0:42:290:42:32

I don't know, but you're right.

0:42:320:42:34

That's why I sat down.

0:42:340:42:36

I really couldn't care less at this point.

0:42:360:42:39

'It's frustrating to work with someone like Khloe, because as task manager,

0:42:390:42:43

'sure you're responsible for the task,'

0:42:430:42:46

not micro-managing grown women.

0:42:460:42:49

If we were all like Khloe, we'd get nothing done

0:42:490:42:51

and we wouldn't have won three in a row.

0:42:510:42:53

Everybody in positions, please.

0:42:530:42:57

18 minutes until we go on, everybody, 18 minutes.

0:42:570:43:00

Everyone's like this, happy happy, you all line up...

0:43:000:43:03

And take your bow, and then I say...

0:43:030:43:05

-..And then everyone leaves, you take your last bow and goodbye.

-OK.

0:43:050:43:10

'We were very sceptical about'

0:43:100:43:12

how this was going to turn out, none of us had much hope at all,

0:43:120:43:16

and then something amazing happened.

0:43:160:43:19

Melissa put on her producing hat and started directing

0:43:190:43:24

and it started getting exciting.

0:43:240:43:27

I truly thought that we had a shot at this.

0:43:270:43:31

OK, guys, let's do it.

0:43:310:43:33

MUSIC

0:43:330:43:36

And, Mum, you clear yourself. Did it look OK from the front?

0:43:470:43:51

-It looks great.

-OK, because I only have this much cord,

0:43:510:43:54

-so I can't see.

-No, it's good.

0:43:540:43:56

'Melissa was good as a stage director,'

0:43:560:43:59

she loves being bossy, and why not use her strongest quality?

0:43:590:44:02

Creatively, no, not so much,

0:44:020:44:05

but telling people what to do? That's all Melissa.

0:44:050:44:08

Does everyone know where they're supposed to be and when - can I breathe?

0:44:080:44:11

Can I get my stage people to reset for number one? Thank you.

0:44:110:44:17

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:44:270:44:31

Recently a friend of mine came up to see me, and he wanted to know,

0:44:310:44:36

"How do you stand there and speak to tens of thousands of people?"

0:44:360:44:40

And I said, "I hate the question, because I don't think about it,

0:44:400:44:44

"cos all it's going to do is make you a nervous wreck."

0:44:440:44:47

Now, Claudia and Brian, when they get up in front of ACN,

0:44:470:44:51

they know what they're doing, they're performers.

0:44:510:44:54

Actually, they're great performers, they're not even thinking about it.

0:44:540:44:58

-Everybody in position.

-I need my mic.

0:44:580:45:01

Everybody in position, on my side of the stage?

0:45:010:45:04

Thank you, very much, thank you.

0:45:070:45:08

Sit down, everybody. OK, here's the story -

0:45:080:45:11

we have a men's team and a women's team,

0:45:110:45:15

and what I want you to do is pick the presentation

0:45:150:45:20

that you like better for the ACN videophone,

0:45:200:45:24

and you're going to vote at the end,

0:45:240:45:26

and you're going to determine which team wins and which team loses.

0:45:260:45:31

Then I'm going to take the team that loses

0:45:310:45:33

and fire the ass off somebody, OK?

0:45:330:45:37

Have a good time, everybody, thank you.

0:45:370:45:40

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

0:45:400:45:42

Live, from the Ballroom Capitale,

0:45:460:45:49

Joan Rivers!

0:45:490:45:52

APPLAUSE

0:45:520:45:55

Hello, everybody, it's wonderful to meet you.

0:46:010:46:04

CHEERING

0:46:040:46:06

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.

0:46:060:46:09

I am privileged to stand here today and say thank you

0:46:090:46:12

to ACN for their new Iris 3000 videophone, it is so terrific!

0:46:120:46:18

CHEERING

0:46:180:46:19

It's a great phone, it's easy, it's terrific,

0:46:190:46:22

and we're going to show you what real people think about it,

0:46:220:46:26

so watch this first vignette -

0:46:260:46:29

real people, with a real, wonderful videophone at last.

0:46:290:46:34

Come here, baby.

0:46:400:46:41

Let's call Daddy, let's call Daddy.

0:46:430:46:46

'The first vignette was Baby Steps,

0:46:460:46:48

'and we had a pre-tape to make it a little bit easier.'

0:46:480:46:51

Let's go call Daddy.

0:46:510:46:53

'We showed a regular mum playing at home with the baby'

0:46:530:46:56

and wanting to share baby's first steps with the dad,

0:46:560:46:59

he's out of town on business.

0:46:590:47:01

-Oh, my God, he's so beautiful!

-Say hi.

0:47:010:47:04

'It was cute, the baby messing up the phone, it made it endearing.'

0:47:040:47:08

I love you, bye! I've got to go.

0:47:080:47:10

OK, isn't that nice? Wait till he finds out it's not his kid.

0:47:110:47:17

But nonetheless...

0:47:170:47:18

That'll be another phone call in video.

0:47:180:47:21

'Joan Rivers is a true professional.'

0:47:210:47:23

If our team wins I owe a lot to Joan Rivers.

0:47:230:47:26

It has truly changed my life.

0:47:260:47:28

Let me just tell you, I am so non-techy,

0:47:280:47:31

but now because of you,

0:47:310:47:32

I can never ever again have to go to the gynaecologist -

0:47:320:47:36

do you know how wonderful that is?

0:47:360:47:38

LAUGHTER

0:47:380:47:40

He can examine me over the damn phone, I mean, this is fabulous!

0:47:400:47:44

LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

0:47:440:47:47

And seriously, let me tell you, I am so thrilled from now on

0:47:480:47:53

when I speak to people they can see my face -

0:47:530:47:56

I have spent 150,000 on this face.

0:47:560:47:59

LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE

0:47:590:48:03

But, you know something?

0:48:050:48:06

Even if you've spent nothing on your face,

0:48:060:48:08

there's always someone that wants to see that face.

0:48:080:48:11

Watch this.

0:48:110:48:14

'I love Joan, she's rad, but you know,'

0:48:140:48:16

that presentation needed to

0:48:160:48:18

'get people's attention. I just don't see it happening.'

0:48:180:48:21

Hi, sweetheart, I need to talk to you right now,

0:48:210:48:25

so I've got a car downstairs for you, and I need you to get in it

0:48:250:48:28

and go wherever it takes you.

0:48:280:48:31

'We had a really dramatic scene with Brande getting

0:48:310:48:34

'a message from her boyfriend,'

0:48:340:48:36

"I need to see you now,"

0:48:360:48:37

and she's not knowing if it's good or bad.

0:48:370:48:39

'The video ended with her being right in the audience.'

0:48:390:48:42

Hi, surprise, sweetheart.

0:48:420:48:45

What is going on?

0:48:450:48:47

I don't want to spend another minute without you.

0:48:470:48:50

I know this is a shock and not how I planned it originally,

0:48:500:48:53

but I figured it's a perfect time.

0:48:530:48:55

Will you make me the happiest man in the world and be my wife?

0:48:550:48:59

Yes! Yes!

0:48:590:49:00

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:49:000:49:02

When our actor went to propose to Brande, I heard the audience erupt,

0:49:020:49:07

and the reaction

0:49:070:49:08

was all I needed to see to know that we nailed this.

0:49:080:49:11

CHEERING

0:49:110:49:15

Congratulations! Oh, that's so fabulous!

0:49:180:49:21

A Greek philosopher once said that one picture is worth 1,000 words.

0:49:210:49:28

Well now, thanks to the new Iris 3000,

0:49:280:49:31

that picture is worth a million words.

0:49:310:49:35

Come on up, everybody!

0:49:350:49:37

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:49:370:49:41

'After the stage show I was like, "We won, period."

0:49:500:49:54

'Like, I don't know what the boys could do to beat that.'

0:49:540:49:57

What are they going to pull out of their ass to beat Joan Rivers?

0:49:570:50:01

-Killed it.

-Great, great.

0:50:010:50:05

I know Melissa's probably going to take all the credit

0:50:050:50:08

for the success of this, she was good with managing the time,

0:50:080:50:11

but vision, any of that stuff - not her.

0:50:110:50:14

Perfect.

0:50:140:50:15

We have a ten-minute presentation to give to almost 500 sales associates

0:50:260:50:31

so we do our objective which is to give a demonstration

0:50:310:50:34

of the product, to get them excited about it.

0:50:340:50:37

I need it black to begin. OK, here we go.

0:50:370:50:41

TECHNO MUSIC

0:50:480:50:52

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

0:51:030:51:05

That's absolutely an advantage of going second.

0:51:050:51:08

When you go second, you're the last impression.

0:51:080:51:12

It's always best to close the show.

0:51:120:51:16

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I'm Clint Black.

0:51:200:51:25

Welcome to a very special event. The ACN videophone

0:51:250:51:28

is bringing our worlds together!

0:51:280:51:30

To me, to serve in the military is to express my patriotism

0:51:320:51:36

for my country and how proud I am to be an American.

0:51:360:51:40

This product will allow me to not only hear my family and friends

0:51:400:51:43

-but also see them up close and personal.

-Hi, baby.

0:51:430:51:47

I think the video looked pretty good.

0:51:470:51:50

For less than 24 hours, to crank out something like that, edit it,

0:51:500:51:55

we got it done and I think it's cool.

0:51:550:51:57

I'll talk to you later. I love you.

0:51:570:52:00

My name is cadet captain Rich Kubu, I'm from Brookville, Maryland.

0:52:000:52:04

Keep it going, everybody. Welcome to the stage Mr Brian McKnight!

0:52:090:52:15

Are you ready for the future?!

0:52:220:52:24

If you're ready for the future, say yeah!

0:52:240:52:27

My name is Brian McKnight and I am so proud to be here with you today.

0:52:270:52:32

'This is what I do, I get on stage every night

0:52:320:52:34

'so I'm going to get up and be Brian McKnight today'

0:52:340:52:38

for the first time I've been here.

0:52:380:52:40

Are you ready to get down?

0:52:400:52:41

Woah! Come on!

0:52:440:52:46

# Every time we're close

0:52:480:52:50

# Feels like I'm burning with desire

0:52:530:52:57

# Feels like you've set my soul on fire. #

0:53:040:53:08

I was in the crowd doing the presentation with the audience

0:53:100:53:14

and they thoroughly enjoyed it because they got into it right away.

0:53:140:53:18

# Baby you got what I want Baby, you got what I need

0:53:200:53:25

# Baby it's all I've been waiting for, for sure... #

0:53:250:53:29

I've never bought a Brian McKnight album but that was pretty awesome.

0:53:350:53:39

I think Brian hit it out of the park today.

0:53:390:53:41

Up there on the stage pumping that crowd up, how can you not like that?

0:53:410:53:45

# Please believe me

0:53:480:53:49

# I've never felt nothin' like

0:53:500:53:54

# When you're lovin' me... #

0:53:540:53:58

My point of view? I think Brian thinks

0:53:580:54:00

this is an opportunity to sell records, and make him shine now.

0:54:000:54:05

That's what I think. I've nothing to do with it.

0:54:050:54:07

Brian thinks that he's Quincy Jones, so knock yourself out!

0:54:070:54:13

# When you're lovin' me. #

0:54:130:54:17

Thank you so much. Everybody!

0:54:240:54:27

Come on now, put your hands in the air.

0:54:270:54:31

Come on now. Everybody now.

0:54:310:54:34

I think the men's team staged an incredible concert.

0:54:430:54:47

I think our show had more emotion and more heart and was real.

0:54:470:54:52

I'm not sure if dancing around

0:54:520:54:54

and going like this at the phone is selling the product.

0:54:540:54:58

I give to you ACN videophones. God bless you.

0:54:580:55:04

We pumped them up for their company

0:55:120:55:14

so much that they chanted their company's three letters.

0:55:140:55:18

That's pretty good, I think.

0:55:190:55:21

CHEERING

0:55:210:55:25

Boy! They have a tough call to make, don't they?

0:55:270:55:32

The second one has excitement, which is the music.

0:55:320:55:35

The beginning of it was really bold.

0:55:350:55:38

If they took Joan's presentation instead of the stage vignette,

0:55:380:55:41

put in the real video from the other one,

0:55:410:55:44

it would make hers look more professional and then hers would've been perfect.

0:55:440:55:48

A tough choice.

0:55:480:55:49

MUSIC BUILDS

0:56:100:56:17

-Claudia, how do you think you did?

-I think we did a good job.

0:56:180:56:21

-Do you think you won?

-I certainly hope so, especially today.

0:56:210:56:24

Why do you think you won?

0:56:240:56:26

Well, I feel that the point was made that it was important to evoke some kind of emotion

0:56:260:56:30

and I feel like we did that in our presentation.

0:56:300:56:34

-Brian, how do you think your team did?

-I thought we did great.

0:56:340:56:38

-Really great.

-You think you won?

-I think we won.

0:56:380:56:40

-You sure? You've been getting trounced, right, by the women?

-We have.

0:56:400:56:44

We've gotten our asses handed to us every time.

0:56:440:56:47

But, I think, this time...

0:56:470:56:48

-Did you work as a team?

-Most of us.

0:56:480:56:50

What does that mean?

0:56:520:56:54

Something happened yesterday with Dennis and Clint.

0:56:540:56:56

-I'm not sure what it was.

-Clint?

0:56:560:56:59

You know, I tried to reach out an olive branch to Dennis.

0:56:590:57:03

Just be playful and let him know that I'm not taking that stuff seriously.

0:57:030:57:07

Whatever he had going on toward me wasn't going to stick with me

0:57:070:57:11

and make any difference on how I treated him.

0:57:110:57:13

Did it work? Did you and Dennis bond a bit?

0:57:130:57:16

I think Dennis and I are going to hit the gay bars again, yeah.

0:57:160:57:19

MUTED LAUGHTER

0:57:190:57:21

I'm not sure about this. Now, Dennis. How did you get along with Clint?

0:57:230:57:27

Easy. I told him, we're going to be friends no matter what, brother.

0:57:270:57:31

-How do you get along with Brian?

-I get along with Brian.

-I heard you didn't.

0:57:310:57:36

Or I heard Brian didn't want to use you. At all.

0:57:360:57:39

-I don't know why.

-Why didn't you want to use Dennis, Brian?

0:57:390:57:42

Once Dennis got confrontational with Clint yesterday morning,

0:57:420:57:46

we don't have enough people to have a babysitter for Dennis. I needed everybody to do the task.

0:57:460:57:50

-You actually think he needs a babysitter?

-Sometimes, yes.

0:57:500:57:55

Brian, what was the origin of the original conflict?

0:57:550:57:57

-Why did Denis walk away to begin with?

-I have no idea.

0:57:570:58:01

When the coin toss happened and Annie and Clint were there,

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the next thing I know Dennis's hands were in Clint's face

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and he was violating Clint's personal space, almost to the point where they were about to fight.

0:58:070:58:13

-I don't think Clint was worried, were you?

-I almost got on a chair and decked him, I have to say.

0:58:130:58:18

What was the origin of that, though?

0:58:180:58:20

What specifically did you do to Dennis or vice versa to cause the outburst?

0:58:200:58:26

-Dennis will have to explain it.

-Dennis, explain it. What happened?

0:58:260:58:30

It was nothing. You know me as well as anybody, Donald.

0:58:300:58:34

I never fought anybody at NBA. Never. Never laid a hand on anybody at NBA.

0:58:340:58:39

Do I get along well with people? Very, very well. I think my record shows that.

0:58:390:58:44

Clint, if your team lost, who's to blame?

0:58:440:58:47

-that's a good question.

-That's why I asked it!

-Yeah. It's...

0:58:470:58:50

I don't have a great answer, but...

0:58:500:58:54

-Dennis is raising his hand.

-I think... Oh.

-Go ahead, Dennis.

0:58:540:58:57

-If you don't have a great answer, we don't want to hear it.

-Mediocre.

-Good. Dennis.

0:58:570:59:02

If we lost this whole task, you know what?

0:59:020:59:04

Everyone is going to see that they going to point it at me.

0:59:040:59:08

-Guess what? I wasn't involved.

-No, no.

0:59:080:59:09

You have such a persecution complex. Nobody is pointing at you.

0:59:090:59:14

I just asked a question.

0:59:140:59:16

-Let's go back to Clint.

-All right.

-Who's to blame?

0:59:160:59:20

I think that Brian really took command of where this presentation was going.

0:59:200:59:25

-He delegated.

-For better or worse.

-For better or worse, he delegated.

0:59:250:59:28

OK, so you'd blame Brian as well as give him credit.

0:59:280:59:31

I don't think I'd blame Brian, I think Brian would take responsibility for the task.

0:59:310:59:36

-You think that's true, Brian?

-Absolutely.

-If you lost, should I fire you?

-Absolutely.

0:59:360:59:41

-Not Dennis because he was a little difficult?

-It was my decision not to involve Dennis.

-OK.

0:59:410:59:46

That's brave, but obviously you think you won so you're not worried about it. Herschel?

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What do you think of the team?

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I think the team came together.

0:59:520:59:54

You may be the only one who could take Dennis in a fight. You know that, Herschel?

0:59:541:00:00

-I never worry about it.

-You're a pretty tough cookie.

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-I don't know, Jesse is looking up.

-I'll fight him right now.

-What do you think?

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-Do you think you could handle him?

-Hell, yeah. I know his weak spot.

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-OK. Who was the star of your team, Claudia?

-Joan Rivers.

-Do you think?

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She wasn't around for much of the brainstorming but she just got it immediately.

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-I had no worries about her being able to perform.

-And I heard Melissa

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was very strong and talented in many ways also.

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She has experience in this field so she has some strong opinions.

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-Was she fully utilised in the right capacity given that's what she does for a living?

-I think she was.

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Melissa, what do you have to say?

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I don't think I was fully utilised in that capacity.

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I have 15 years of experience doing this

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and, not taking anything away from Claudia,

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but sometimes you have to say, "you know what you're doing, you organise it, you go,

1:00:501:00:53

"and you oversee everything."

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-Annie. What do you think?

-It was total chaos. Definitely the most chaotic task that we've done.

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If you lose, whose fault is it?

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Given how incredibly chaotic the room was,

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I would have to say that, in this case, it would be the project manager.

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Claudia, how do you respond?

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I expect this because the way I thought would make this more harmonious,

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which I think is important in our team which is why we've been winning,

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was to keep the temperament good.

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-So, who was your biggest problem?

-Melissa.

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I feel like there's two ways of looking at it.

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You can look at Melissa and say she's a good leader

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-or you say she was out of bounds.

-Can I just say something?

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Let me finish.

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Did I not come back immediately and say to you, I've been out of bounds, I am sorry,

1:01:361:01:39

and say, "You are my executive producer and I will do everything you ask me to do 100%."

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I completely rolled over and said, lead me.

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-Just like when we were trying to get things done, it's this kind of jumping in.

-She's a strong person.

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-She is. And I give her props.

-It would be hard for you to produce a weak child, don't you think?

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-Go ahead.

-I feel like every time I went to tell her something, she cannot take criticism at all.

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-You tell her something and it's like she's not even listening.

-Oh my God! Claudia!

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-She goes and tells...

-This is so... Such bull BLEEP.

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It's not because she is my child,

1:02:161:02:19

I'm being very honest. The weakest link in this group is Claudia.

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Claudia is a musher.

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She's not direct, she doesn't take hold, she doesn't get what's important at the moment.

1:02:261:02:32

That's what a leader has to do.

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She's a very nice girl. She's mushy. She spent the day...

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-Joan, no disrespect but you weren't there yesterday.

-I'm talking about today.

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-Somebody had to get the show on its feet.

-Let me talk.

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Claudia, who called the show? Melissa.

1:02:441:02:47

Who got the things going? Melissa.

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Who told everybody, we have to take the timing? Melissa.

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Who lined the BLEEP show up and did it? Melissa.

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She became the stage manager.

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Melissa is good with technical things. That's the only way... OK. I need to say something.

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I wrote the whole freaking show, basically.

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Can I speak? This is how it was!

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-Dennis, do you believe this? Do you believe this?

-Yes, I do.

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I've been waiting for it.

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Can I say one thing?

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-It's sort of fun, Dennis, isn't it?

-I love it, baby.

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-Natalie, do you think the team won?

-I don't know.

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I think we won. Can I just say that? I think we won.

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-Why?

-I thought it was fantastic.

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If you didn't win, your husband is going to be damned pissed off at you. Was that an actor?

1:03:251:03:30

-Yes, I hired a cute boy to play my husband.

-He gave you a pretty hard kiss, didn't he?

1:03:301:03:35

That's OK with me.

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-Your husband is not going to like what he saw.

-Sorry, honey.

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I saw those lips lock and you looked like you were enjoying it.

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Ivanka, what were some of the comments made about the teams?

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These are some of the comments from the sales force at ACN about the boys' team.

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"Hot girls dancing with our videophones. Nuff said."

1:03:551:04:00

Another comment was, "Brian McKnight, need I say more?"

1:04:001:04:04

A third comment was, "second presentation rocked."

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What did you hear?

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The men were very entertaining but they didn't focus enough on the product.

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They couldn't tell what the men were selling.

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"Joan was funny, engaging and had several examples of the video in use."

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"Not shocked at all." Another, "Joan Rivers is awesome!"

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That's nice.

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OK. Are you ready?

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Yes.

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The people that watched you, a large audience,

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voted almost 85% in favour of one team.

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So it wasn't even close. Wasn't even close.

1:04:471:04:49

The men absolutely easily defeated the women.

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They were great. I watched the presentations.

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You were great, Brian. The whole team was terrific

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so, the men were really outstanding.

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And Brian, as you know, for your charity, what is your charity?

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It's YouthBuild USA.

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It's an agency that puts kids into group homes and foster care.

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-Well, that sounds great and you're getting 20,000, OK?

-OK.

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Go to your suite at Trump Tower.

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And, if you want, you can watch what's going to happen.

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MAN MIAOWS

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Sadly, somebody's going to be fired.

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Too much!

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I'm going to pop open some champagne on our first win

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after three weeks of this losing.

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I knew, when I saw how many women

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were in that audience, I had them right here, baby!

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'This week our team won the task and I get money for my charity,'

1:05:521:05:55

which is YouthBuild USA.

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They provide foster care.

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The kids we've helped in the past are adults.

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They'd have different lives, if not for this programme.

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So it's great to have a hand in the life of a young person.

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I'll drink to that!

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-Can we turn the volume up?

-This will be funny.

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So, to be specific, the numbers were 386 to 61, Claudia.

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-It's pretty big.

-It's horrible.

-That's a big difference.

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You know, it's tough when it's close

1:06:231:06:25

and you really don't have a winner but have to pick a winner.

1:06:251:06:29

This one wasn't close and the men did a fantastic job

1:06:291:06:32

but with Clint and with Brian...

1:06:321:06:34

I don't know, maybe they had an advantage, but they were fantastic.

1:06:341:06:38

I thought that with Clint and Brian you have veteran performers

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who have mounted large-scale multimedia performances before.

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-They had working knowledge at their fingertips.

-Yes. They were great.

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-We had a pro director, baby!

-Ha!

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They were at a gross disadvantage this time. I'm just saying!

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There was only four of us but we had Brian McKnight.

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-So, are you surprised, Annie?

-This morning I was 100% sure we'd lose.

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When I saw how great Joan was I became much less sure

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and thought we had a chance to win.

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The thing is that,

1:07:131:07:15

as much as I didn't have much to do with the production,

1:07:151:07:18

I felt it was getting scattered

1:07:181:07:20

because these vignettes were just too much to get a focus.

1:07:201:07:23

They had lost the concept that it was a product launch, in the end.

1:07:231:07:27

The vignettes were so cheesy!

1:07:271:07:28

All the comments reinforced this idea that the vignettes were boring

1:07:281:07:32

but Joan was phenomenal.

1:07:321:07:33

Whose idea was it to do a vignette, as opposed to a film as the men did?

1:07:331:07:37

We were all kind of on the same page about that.

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Tionne, do you take responsibility for this,

1:07:411:07:44

in that the two great singers on the men's team helped

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and you're a great singer and you lost? Do you take any responsibility for this loss?

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If it was about putting up a concert, I would have loved to.

1:07:531:07:56

I thought it was more concentrating on the emotion.

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I love your music. It's great.

1:08:001:08:02

Claudia, why didn't you have Tionne sing?

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Because we thought the focus should be on creating something

1:08:041:08:08

people could relate to in the audience. So the vignettes were a reflection of that.

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Each and every person could take away something from that.

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What did you think of it, Melissa?

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I was so removed from the creative process...

1:08:181:08:22

not by choice.

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And, trying to be the good soldier, I stopped voicing opinions

1:08:241:08:28

on the creative end of it

1:08:281:08:30

and just tried to technically get something on its feet

1:08:301:08:33

and I got it moving and I got the lights up and got everyone

1:08:331:08:38

from point A to point B.

1:08:381:08:39

Honestly, the day started off

1:08:391:08:41

so unorganised but after Claudia and Melissa had their dispute,

1:08:411:08:45

Melissa really tried to watch her boundaries

1:08:451:08:48

and that's really hard for Melissa, who's been in this business so long.

1:08:481:08:52

Everyone was stressed out.

1:08:521:08:54

It sucks to lose, doesn't it?

1:08:541:08:55

They were all happy, loving each other, blah, blah, blah!

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-It's not fun.

-Let me ask you.

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You have very strong women at the table.

1:09:001:09:04

Who is the toughest of the women at the table? Annie, what do you think?

1:09:041:09:09

-You can pick between Joan, Melissa and me.

-You think?

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And what about the rest?

1:09:121:09:14

Um...I take tough to be something different than a strong player.

1:09:141:09:18

-I'm not saying it in a bad sense.

-No, I know.

-I'm saying strong people.

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I think that Natalie is quietly an incredibly strong player as well.

1:09:211:09:25

Absolutely.

1:09:251:09:26

I think there are people who believe in what they do

1:09:261:09:29

and can bring it behind it

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and who believe they can do something and aren't bringing it.

1:09:311:09:34

And, honestly, I would put Claudia in that category.

1:09:341:09:37

I think she feels a stronger player than she was and the chaos

1:09:371:09:40

that developed was great evidence of that. She could not take control of anyone in the room.

1:09:401:09:45

Melissa really wanted to help and I sat by her today and she did an amazing job.

1:09:451:09:50

Was Melissa obnoxious, or was she...?

1:09:501:09:53

I can't say about the early part of the day.

1:09:531:09:55

There was obnoxiousness on both sides, to be honest.

1:09:551:09:58

But she really did put her head down.

1:09:581:10:00

If you could have seen her by the stage during rehearsals,

1:10:001:10:03

trying to pull this disaster together into something...

1:10:031:10:08

-So you give Melissa a lot of positive credit?

-Absolutely.

1:10:081:10:13

I felt she put her head down and just wanted to make it work

1:10:131:10:16

and did an amazing job. Had we won,

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I would have given equal credit to Joan and Melissa for winning.

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Claudia, in retrospect, what would you have done different

1:10:221:10:27

and what triggered this disharmony?

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Well, that's clearly a personality clash between Melissa and I.

1:10:291:10:34

Do you think you mishandled it?

1:10:341:10:36

I probably should have stood up to her more but she's very,

1:10:361:10:39

very, very loud and very obnoxious.

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And I feel like I can't finish a thought.

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I am not discounting her talent. I am not.

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She has told me many times she's a producer. It's just that...

1:10:481:10:53

-Can I step in?

-No, let me finish. Let me finish, please!

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This is exactly how it is and, you know,

1:10:561:10:59

as project manager there is only so much I can do. I can't whip her. Slavery's over.

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But she will not listen.

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And I feel it's because she doesn't like me and that's the thing.

1:11:061:11:09

Do you not like her, Melissa?

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I really do like Claudia.

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No, you don't. Very sarcastic too.

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And it's like I felt like I was kissing your ass extra,

1:11:151:11:18

so I could make it peaceful.

1:11:181:11:20

As for producing, I call myself a producer...

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This is why I got upset - because it became a personal attack.

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I'm sorry you think I'm obnoxious.

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-My humour is sarcastic.

-Me too.

-I understood it.

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I am sorry you think I do not like you. I cover things with sarcasm.

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For that, if I've been misinterpreted, I am sorry.

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I do like you. That's number one.

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Number two, comments like, "She says she's a producer".

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Let me just start with, did you ever watch those big two-hour

1:11:451:11:49

red-carpet extravaganzas in the last 12 years?

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-Not too many.

-OK. I did produce those.

-Congratulations(!)

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-So I do have a legitimate resume.

-OK, but no-one need hear that.

1:11:561:12:00

Claudia, you just said, "You claim to be a producer."

1:12:001:12:02

I have no choice but to say, here's what I do.

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This is some bull BLEEP. I'm not the only one to have problems with Melissa, OK?

1:12:071:12:10

-Then speak up.

-No-one's going to cos no-one wants to go home.

1:12:101:12:13

-It's easy to put it on me.

-Is it only Melissa?

1:12:131:12:16

The only person you've faulted is Melissa. A lot of people think she's doing a good job.

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But then why didn't Melissa step up to be the project manager?

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That's what I said. They elected the project manager, so speak up.

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So is there any other person here

1:12:271:12:30

that you think is somewhat responsible for the loss?

1:12:301:12:33

From a creative standpoint,

1:12:331:12:36

listening to the comments of the salespeople

1:12:361:12:39

who are judging you on this task? Or is it only Melissa?

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I'm not putting it on Melissa.

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I'm just saying her attitude caused us... The conflict was between us.

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You seem to take the emotional side,

1:12:481:12:50

that you don't like her, as opposed to her effectiveness on the task.

1:12:501:12:53

Who was the least effective person in the group, or people?

1:12:531:12:56

Again, it seems everyone is backing up Melissa. It's what she does.

1:12:561:13:00

-You were very sarcastic just now.

-I'm annoyed now.

-I understand that.

1:13:001:13:04

You don't like Melissa.

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-I don't think Melissa likes you and that's OK.

-I can admit it.

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-Who was least effective?

-Khloe.

-Khloe,

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-what did you do?

-I was waiting to be told what to do and helping out.

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A lot of people were on the road doing things,

1:13:151:13:18

I was waiting and trying not to step on people's toes.

1:13:181:13:22

There was so much drama and chaos going on, there wasn't like...

1:13:221:13:25

It was so unorganised that everyone was stressed out.

1:13:251:13:29

Do you hedge a little bit against making decisions or giving insight

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that may lead the team to a win? Seems like you're busy

1:13:331:13:36

but not necessarily doing anything that determines a win or loss.

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I mean, I try to give my advice but there's so many strong personalities.

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I feel like all my things kind of get shot down.

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-Annie, what do you think of Khloe?

-You know, I think she doesn't step up

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and volunteer for the big jobs or the leadership roles.

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So the question on this task is,

1:13:561:13:58

she was definitely lost by the end of the night and today she was

1:13:581:14:01

kind of wandering around, like "I don't even know what my job is."

1:14:011:14:05

This is something I defer to you.

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Is that Khloe's fault or Claudia's fault as she's managing her?

1:14:061:14:10

Maybe it's both.

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Khloe, if you were me, who would you fire?

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Claudia. She's project manager. From the start there was no control

1:14:151:14:19

and everyone kept putting their personal issues

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involved in everything, so it kept getting screwed up.

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Everyone was flustered all day.

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-Joan, who do you think is the least effective person?

-Claudia.

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Claudia's been that since day one.

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-OK, Melissa, I won't ask you cos I think...

-Claudia.

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-I don't want to bore...

-Sorry. She mushes.

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-She doesn't direct. She doesn't take hold.

-OK.

-She's a musher.

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Brande, who would you fire?

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Not easy, not as easy as it seems. Who would you fire, Brande?

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It is very hard to say because from what I saw, I was very into my thing.

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Yes, kissing that good-looking guy.

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He's dead, I'm telling you.

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-He's dead.

-He's in trouble.

-And you thought you won.

-Yes, I did!

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-I was just focussing and didn't see the fights.

-Oh!

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Did he know you were married when he stuck his tongue down your throat?

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-No, he did not!

-Does he know who you're married to?

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-He kissed me on the cheek but I do try.

-OK. That's not what I saw.

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OK. Natalie, what happened?

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There was so much friction and we were not able to get past that

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and really put on a good performance.

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Natalie, who would you fire?

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Claudia. The person at the top.

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When the company goes down, the CEO gets blamed.

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Claudia, it's time. You've got to pick two people.

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You've got to bring them back to the boardroom with you.

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And out of that group somebody is going to be fired.

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-Who are the two people?

-Um, Melissa and Khloe.

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OK. Thank you very much. Go back. I'm going to call you three back.

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All right? Thank you.

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-Oh, she shouldn't have done that.

-Wow.

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That may have been, that may have been dangerous. To do that.

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It's on like the break of dawn.

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What are you thinking about?

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I think it's sad to see what happened to the team.

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They were a unified force up until this task.

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Not any more. What do you think?

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I think Claudia's letting her emotions and dislike for Melissa override her

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business decisions of who to bring to the boardroom. I think Khloe needs to explain

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why she just sat around needing to be told what to do.

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All right. Amanda, bring them in.

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Yes, sir.

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Claudia, your task was to excite and engage the audience.

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-What happened?

-I thought we did...

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excite the audience, engage the audience. I thought Joan had great jokes.

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Ah, I guess the weak part was the vignettes.

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Why did you bring Melissa in, why did you bring Khloe in?

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Khloe, I just felt that on this one, you know,

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I didn't see her doing much. I know she did do things. I'm not saying she didn't.

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But as house manager I'm responsible for the event

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but people still have to take initiative.

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And Melissa is effective and she's a strong player in the team.

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But I feel like her personality is disruptive. Offends people and at the end of the day this is a team.

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It's not Melissa Incorporated.

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And until it is, we need to be able to work together and I feel like

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some of her antics, that personality problem's caused disruption on the team.

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Melissa?

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-Yes?

-What do you have to say?

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Number one, again it's become sort of a character assassination

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and a personality conflict.

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And if people think that I am offensive or rude or whatever.

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I'm sorry, I don't like the personality of a lot of people I work with

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but if they get the job done.

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Bottom line is you know in a crunch situation you can say, "Do this"

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and it's done and it's one less thing off your plate.

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-No-one's saying that.

-That was going to be my point, that I've even worked for people

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that I can't stand, but I suck it up. I go do my job and I go home.

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Like that's, I think there's so much chaos because people...

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-People are confusing work with personalities. That should not matter.

-Whose fault was the chaos?

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Team leader?

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-In my opinion, yeah.

-Which is Claudia.

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Let me tell you, we did have chaos

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because there's too many cooks in the kitchen.

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Right? And then when I...

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-As team leader, you have to solve that.

-This is what I'm getting to.

-You're supposed to be the boss.

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Conflict with people throwing out ideas, we didn't know what to do and then Melissa came in.

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She was disruptive and I saw the look of frustration on Khloe's face

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as well as the other team members like, do something.

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-So I said, Melissa.

-Not like that you didn't.

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It's not time for that right now. And she's like, really frustrated.

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"I have 15 years experience!"

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And that's when I said yes, we know you're a producer and I said

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but that is not the time. You're bringing chaos to the group. We're almost there.

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-Claudia.

-So we are trying to... Let me finish, damn.

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-Shut up for five seconds.

-Well then, stop lying!

-I'm not lying!

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-You are flat-out lying.

-I'm not!

-I didn't know what was going on.

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-You attacked me, "We all know, Melissa."

-That's how I said it?

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-Yes.

-Really? OK.

-The tape.

-No.

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Whatever.

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She's really difficult to deal with.

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I understand what you're saying exactly - except the entire team backed up Melissa.

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-They're on Melissa's side.

-Why?

-Because the politics of it.

-Because I came through!

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-She did, but it's easy now to say this.

-You admit she came through?

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-She did. I never said she didn't.

-Why is she in the boardroom?

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-Because...

-She likes me less.

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It seems like you really let your emotional dislike override the business sense.

1:19:471:19:50

The logic being project manager. You brought Melissa back as you didn't like her.

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Not because she was ineffective or won't stand up.

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You brought her back because you didn't like her. That's a problem from a company perspective.

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OK. I can see your point with that.

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So Khloe, if you were me, what would you do?

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Fire project leader.

1:20:091:20:11

Melissa, if you were me, what would you do?

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Claudia.

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-Claudia.

-I'd fire Khloe.

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Khloe, did you do anything on this task?

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Look, I'm going to tell you something right now.

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I really don't like people who don't take initiative. You didn't do anything.

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I think I did do stuff. I really do. I think I was trying to bring peace.

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I was trying to separate certain situations so we could, you know, actually be useful with our time.

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And then every other challenge I've done a great job, raised money.

1:20:401:20:44

I've been helpful. I just don't feel I should be fired. But...

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OK, listen. I'm a fan of Claudia.

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A lot of people are fans of Claudia

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and I also feel that as a project manager you have a huge burden on your shoulders

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when you're the head of a losing team.

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Melissa may be difficult and maybe in a certain sense obnoxious to some.

1:21:021:21:06

Certainly she is to you.

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But she did a good job according to everybody

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and everybody sort of pointed the finger at you.

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I believe you have an amazing future. You're beautiful.

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You're going to be a big star, but I'm sorry, Claudia, you're fired.

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Go. Thank you.

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That's too bad. I really liked her.

1:21:531:21:55

I thought she was terrific in so many ways.

1:21:551:21:57

She is, but here, I don't think you had a choice.

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It really sucks to be the first woman fired.

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And to be project manager of the first task that the women lost

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because we were on a roll.

1:22:351:22:37

I definitely lost control of my group. I had difficult people to work with.

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I guess that shouldn't be an excuse.

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At the end of the day as project manager it falls on me

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and you know what, you win some, you lose some.

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The American version of the business-based reality series. The teams' challenge involves a new cell phone for which they must create an event. But dramas unfold, including a fiery exchange which may become physical. Plus, one celebrity is a no show, and another star storms off claiming the celebrities are not being used in the correct situations.


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