American version of the business-based reality series. The teams take over two burger bars to see who can make the most money from a lunchtime serving.
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Our country's been through a lot,
but no matter how bad things get, we get out of bed,
we roll up our sleeves, and we do everything possible
to make sure that things are running perfectly.
This season on Celebrity Apprentice, we're here to do our part,
raising money for causes that need our help more than ever,
and I mean need it right now.
That's why 14 celebrities have come to New York,
and put their careers on hold, their lives on hold,
to fight for their favourite charities.
You know what? I'm walking.
They'll compete in the toughest business competition of them all.
And when it's all over,
I'll pick just one to become the Celebrity Apprentice.
And as for the rest,
I'm going to fire the asses off each and every one of them.
We're back, with two new teams of celebrities.
For the men's team,
four-time Olympic gold medal sprinter, Michael Johnson,
Poison frontman, Bret Michaels...
If you're going to freak out, freak out. Have a rock-star freak-out.
..stand-up comedian, Sinbad,
professional wrestler and actor, Goldberg,
four-time World Series winning baseball star, Darryl Strawberry,
celebrity chef, Curtis Stone,
and the former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich.
I'll do anything, legal and ethical and honest.
For the women, music manager and judge of America's Got Talent,
Make your man feel like a rock star.
..actress and best-selling author, Holly Robinson Peete,
two-time Olympic gold medal swimmer, Summer Sanders,
Victoria's Secret Angel, Selita Ebanks...
..writer and stand-up comedian, Carol Leifer,
former WWE diva, Maria Kanellis,
and Grammy-award winning singer, Cyndi Lauper.
I schlepped. Every rug that we used, I carried one.
From the streets of Manhattan, to the boardroom of Trump Tower,
they'll attempt to mortgage their fame...
All right, let's open this!
-So, don't forget...
..and trade on their celebrity...
I'm looking for a Cyndi Lauper.
Bring me everything you got.
..in the toughest tasks ever...
Muggles and wizards.
-Give me an assignment, cos I'm about to
Is it too early to start drinking?
We're prematurely ejaculating. We need more foreplay.
..all in the name of charity.
Stop for a minute and let me explain to you.
-The next person who tells me what to do, I'm
-pushing their face
right through the back of their head.
-This is a reality check. Go
They've been to the top of the charts.
They've been to the top of the world.
But they've never been to the boardroom.
You all know an answer.
But somebody's got to be fired.
I was sticking up for you.
Just relax. Can I finish or not?
-I wish you people could answer the
You go in there, you survive. You fight like a pit-bull.
I don't want to lose. I don't want to go home with nothing.
I'm competing because I've been wronged
and maliciously accused of things I didn't do.
I'm fighting back.
I just got back from a concert in Mexico,
and I'm actually running on one hour's sleep,
but here I am - I'm ready to rock.
I'm not afraid of anybody. I'm a fighter.
So, Donald Trump, I'm not afraid of you.
It's time for a new deal. It's time to get back to work.
It's time for The Celebrity Apprentice.
The Celebrity Apprentice starts now.
# I see your true colours
# And that's why I love you
# So don't be afraid... #
-This is like the
-Star Wars bar in here.
MUSIC: "For The Love Of Money" by The O'Jays
# Money, money, money, money
# Money, money, money, money
# Money. #
It's a pretty surreal feeling to be standing alongside Michael Johnson,
the fastest man in the world.
Goldberg, who could probably crush you with one of his hands,
and meet all these incredible sort of personalities,
but you're actually waiting for the man himself, Mr Trump.
Welcome to Grand Central Terminal,
the largest train station anywhere in the world. Not bad.
Every day, over a quarter of a million people
walk through these very famous doors.
I love this place, because one of my first deals,
I bought the hotel right next door, the old Commodore.
As part of my transformation, I renovated the exterior
of Grand Central Terminal, to do something for the city, to give back.
And that's exactly what you'll be doing. You'll be giving back.
You're here representing a specific charity,
and you're going to raise a lot of money for your charity.
I have a lot of respect for these people,
because each one of them has attained success
in their given field.
And it's an honour to be associated with all of them.
But Rod Blagojevich, not necessarily.
So, Governor, you have a hell of a lot of guts, I have to tell you that.
I have friends, where things have happened to them,
they crawl into a corner, they die.
-You're out there punching, so I respect that.
-I appreciate that.
Bret, what charity are you working with?
American Diabetes Association, and I've been a lifelong diabetic.
I'm insulin dependent, I do four injections a day,
and a numerous amount of blood tests.
So it's very, very close to my heart.
Now, you know, Bret, you're a little bit late. We thought we lost you.
You know that?
I made every effort. I had a show last night,
had to fly all the way back from Mexico.
Even though I'm running on literally an hour's sleep,
I'm not going to let that stop me.
Bret Michaels, man. He's still got that hair.
You know when a rocker moves with the time, he cuts his hair off.
As long as they got that long hair and them tight jeans,
they're still rocking.
Cyndi, what charity are you going to be working with?
The Stonewall Community Foundation in support of the True Colours Fund.
Very good. And why?
It's going to raise awareness for the gay, lesbian, transgender,
and bisexual community.
And you love New York, I can tell by that little, tiny accent.
Well, I've been here all my life. I love this city.
Good luck. You're going to do well, I'm sure.
OK, now let's get down to business.
It will be men versus women.
I don't play well with other children.
And I can be the nastiest bitch in the world.
You're going to go back to Trump Tower
and you're going to choose a name for your team.
I've had names over the years, you couldn't pronounce them,
they went into Greek mythology.
Pick a great name.
Also, I want you to pick a project manager.
Now here's the little wrinkle.
I want the women to pick the project manager of the men.
I want the men to pick the project manager of the women.
OK. I'll meet you in the boardroom. I'll give you your task.
Have a good time. Thank you.
I'm not talking.
Let's go, guys. Let's have a little fun.
All right, a little fun time.
Now it's party time.
Now we have to pick a project manager.
We got to the war room and we started working out who
we were going to pick to be the women's project manager,
and there was a few mixed, you know, ideas floating around in the room.
You want to go strong or weak?
Let's get rid of some of their strong ones right away.
Right. Well, that's one strategy. The other train of thought is,
-you go for the weakest person on their team.
We beat them. Let's knock one out now, this first week.
Let's not take any chances.
Can't argue with you.
So, let's go weak.
All of us are A-type personalities.
I am pumped up, and passionately want to win,
and I'm going to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
I'm going to step out there
and say that I think if we make Cyndi their project manager -
she's a little dishevelled,
and like me, my brain to my mouth sometimes is a disaster.
She has crazy energy.
She does have crazy energy.
-But women don't like... Men can deal with crazy talking.
They don't do that too well.
And that voice, they'd be annoyed, right?
Exactly, cos we can do that.
I've always loved Cyndi Lauper, I like her style.
But I think some people can't deal with that.
So we figured, let's see if they get irked,
cos once you get women irked, they never let it go.
It stays with them till the day they die.
Let's make our vote. Let's do this as a team.
-I'm going with Cyndi.
-I'm going with Cyndi. Let's put her out front.
-Cyndi. Cyndi for me.
And the good thing is, know this.
They're over there saying I've been stoned since the third grade,
so I'm going to be the project manager.
They're sure this is an easy kill!
That boy's been stoned since the third grade!
OK, here's the thing.
What do you mean? Let's pick him. Nobody's going to like him.
He ran a state. He knows how to run a team.
But, guys, he did get caught.
We spread out all the head-shots, and the decision-making began,
and then it ended 30 seconds later.
It was a no-brainer.
What about this here fella?
-Yeah, I think Bret.
-I think it's him.
You think it's him?
You guys, he's on like one hour's sleep, from doing a thing.
All right. I say we get him.
It's about his ability to organise. OK. Yeah. Oh, yeah.
We're going with Bret.
Bret Michaels. Rock Of Love, right?
Where he's basically a man-whore.
All right. Well, we'll see how he does in the business world.
OK. I think the name's got to be intimidating and strong.
I do, too.
Mr Trump clearly stated that the name was very important.
It kind of sets the scene.
How about names of ships? Old ships?
Because those ships were named after women, to take great trips.
-I hope you don't use The
We had some great ideas. I learned so much about Cyndi Lauper.
She is a history buff. She was pulling stuff out of nowhere.
But she needs to be reined in.
What about Boadicea? She was awesome.
What about William Wallace? Wasn't there something William Wallace?
Who's William Wallace?
He was a great hero of Scotland.
But let's do something from this century, Cyndi.
We need something from this century.
'What is not to love about Cyndi Lauper? She's so out there.
'Just a lovely soul.'
But totally barking mad.
What about what Shackleton said?
"Through endurance, we do great things."
Endurance is a good one, too.
'I ain't perfect. But I do things differently than other people.
'So, I just was making suggestions.'
You want a name that has some history, some weight,
that means something.
So, listen to some of these synonyms for endurance.
Ability, allowance, stamina, tenacity.
I actually love tenacity.
Does anybody else like tenacity?
I love tenacity.
All right, Tenacity. Come on.
Come on, girls. Come on.
We wanted a team name that really signified who we are.
So, we spent time actually focusing on, you know,
what kind of team do we really want to be?
What are some of the qualities that we're going to have as a team,
that's going to make us win week after week?
I got one - Rocksolid.
We're Rocksolid, you can't beat us.
We're a team. We're tight. We're tough.
I think Rock Hard's going to be taken out of context!
So, let's do this. Let's make a vote, right now.
I like Rocksolid.
I like Rocksolid, too.
Rocksolid shows how...
-Rocksolid it is.
-Rocksolid it is, baby.
I mean, I have a T-shirt line called Rocksolid,
-but listen, that wasn't the...
Bret, that's all right, Bret.
I was thinking how nice it was to be able to be part of this sort of
healthy camaraderie between a bunch of guys who are now on the same team.
Coming out of politics and government,
it's a whole new experience.
The way you guys think, I should've had you guys when I was in politics.
-See, that's all I'm saying.
First thing I would have told you, like this. "Hang up the phone."
"Hang up the phone. Rod! Rod! Hang up the phone, man!"
"Call me from a payphone!"
"Call me from the payphone!"
"What's that clicking? Click, click, click, click."
Rod Blagojevich, he's the elephant in the room.
There's got to be something you want people to know about you.
You must have some information that the rest of the world doesn't have,
for you to put yourself out there like that.
OK. All right, thanks. All right.
Mr Trump is ready to see us.
Welcome to the boardroom. This is a place you don't want to be.
Cos the boardroom is when things aren't going so well.
Don and Ivanka will be my eyes and ears. They report back to me.
What they say really will mean something.
Sharon, what's going to be your team name?
Give me a good one.
Come on, girls. Two, three...
Tenacity. Good. I like that name.
I knew a girl named Tenacity once.
-Did we like her?
-She wasn't nice.
Governor, what's going to be your team name?
I like Tenacity better, but you know, that's OK.
Who did you choose as the project manager for the men? Maria?
I actually have it right here.
Let me just say, goodbye.
Did I not say I would be the choice?
Yes, you did.
-We saw it coming. We saw it coming.
-Why? Why, Sinbad?
Because, as a rocker, they assume that he might be a weak link.
But they don't know his creativity.
They don't know how he works with us.
So what are you going to do to surprise them?
Well, they're going to be surprised because we're coming out firing,
and I think we are going to blow a lot of people away,
-and win this thing.
-But, Sharon, let me ask you this.
Did you choose the weak person, or the strong person?
He's no weak guy. I mean, I've seen him around.
No, he's no weak guy. But he's had one hour's sleep.
All right. Men, who did you choose as the project manager for the women?
-We chose Cyndi.
Are you looking to get rid of somebody strong?
We absolutely chose a strong person.
-We think that Cyndi has connections here in New York.
We think that she's... You know, she doesn't hold back.
She's got no filter.
It shows a lot of conviction in your abilities
to choose the strongest player,
at least if that's an accurate statement.
Well, is that accurate? I mean, do you think she's the strongest player?
OK. In order to do what I want you to do,
you're going to have to know this city,
and you're going to have to know a lot of people,
and you're going to have to know something about restaurants.
The restaurant business in New York City is one of the biggest.
20,000 restaurants are in this city.
You're going to be running a diner.
You're going to be making up menus, you're going to be cooking,
you're going to be serving.
And at the end of the day, it's the one that's able to take in
the most in terms of tips and numbers.
So if somebody's going to give you a 10,000 tip, that's fine.
All of the money will go to the project manager of the winning team.
And these diners are very interesting,
because one's going to be located on 53rd and Madison,
and the second is at 62nd and Lexington.
Two phenomenal locations.
Cyndi, what location would you prefer?
I think that the 62nd and Lexington Avenue is the busiest one.
Lotta lotta lot of traffic.
OK. What location do you want, Bret?
I'm going to have to refer to Darryl here for a quick second.
Darryl definitely knows every nook and cranny of New York.
He knows places that you don't want to know about.
-Well, you want to know them.
-I do actually want to know.
-The ladies don't want to know about them. Right, Darryl?
We don't want to know. I don't even want to know about them!
That's old days, back in the Met days, Yankee days.
OK. Darryl, what location do you like?
I mean, I like 53rd and Madison.
So in other words, we don't have to flip coins.
No, they wanted sixty...
They're going to have 62nd and Lex,
and you're going to have 53rd and Madison.
And I think that's fine.
OK. You each have your location. We have our project managers.
You're each going to run a diner.
So, Curtis, do you think that gives you an advantage?
Yeah, definitely. I've worked in restaurants since I was very young.
I've opened them, I've run them all over the world,
so I'll be a great assistance to Bret as a project manager.
OK. That's cool. Let's see what happens.
The winning project manager is going to make a hell of a lot of money
for the charity.
Somebody on the losing team will be fired.
And nobody wants to be the first one fired.
So, good luck, have a good time. Enjoy the cooking. Enjoy the food.
Boom! Go. Thank you.
We called that, baby. They tore the picture!
Keep them fired up, man.
I got to tell you, right now, I'm focused-pissed.
Here's my thought, let me just bring this us really quickly.
Darryl, if you could jump on that phone and just start to go crazy.
Also, anyone else here that knows people in this city,
let everyone you know know we're going to be at 53rd and Madison.
'The women's team clearly did not pick me for my strengths.
'And I have no sleep.'
But I'm awake now, and I'm going to be awake for the next
25 days if I need to stay awake straight in a row.
Curtis, you are the master here, and this is your strong point.
This is your chance to fly.
'Bret understood the good fortune that we had Curtis,'
who could handle all of the planning of the menu
and prepping of the food.
-Could I just jump in?
-Yeah. Please, Curtis, jump in.
The last thing we want is passers-by
that are going to come in and spend 20 bucks.
We're better off having an exclusive group of people
that will come in, that are willing to spend big dollars.
I can get us some truffles or something like that,
put a massive premium on the food.
So we're doing truffle burgers, or something like that,
at a 100 a pop.
-'What's up, man?'
I'm running a diner tomorrow for charity.
And I need you to gather people that can come and, you know, bring cash.
And bring credit cards.
'I'm Mr New York. This is a place I know well,'
and people in New York love me, they respect me,
they know I'm one of theirs.
They know I care. They got my back on this.
..information. Don't forget, all right? It's important.
-'You got it.'
-All right, thanks, Drew.
All right, we heading over there now?
First of all, this is a place that serves breakfast all day.
We should have one thing that's a breakfast thing.
I don't think we need to make it fancy.
This is a diner. This is a diner.
They gave me the diner to run.
'I was a terrible waitress.'
I worked for IHOP,
and I kept confusing the chicken pot pie with the fried chicken.
And they would get all upset and I got fired the first day.
He said my mistakes cost more than my salary.
What about if it's a hamburger with Kaiser roll, or...
Doesn't matter. Doesn't matter. Nobody cares about the food.
They're coming to see celebrities and give money to charity.
That's it. I want to be a team player.
But Cyndi's an artist, she's not a leader.
-And I just want to say, "Shut the
-up. Sit down."
"And this is what we're doing." But you can't do that.
Who can cook? That's the first thing. Who can cook?
She can cook.
I have seven brothers, and I had to be my mom's right hand.
I said, "Well, come on, then. I can cook."
I know Curtis can cook too, though. Mmm.
We need to get on radio first thing in the morning.
The place has got to be stuffed,
packed with people waiting to come in.
'I'm not really thrilled to be the first project manager
'cos I don't know how to play this game.'
I think you're supposed to drop dead...
..and then you wind up in the fish tank with the fishes.
And there's a subtitle that says, "Now they sleep with the fishes."
Why don't we all go to the restaurant? Can we do that?
Can we go to the restaurant, see what the hell we're doing?
-This is it.
-This is us?
Right here. Here we go.
-Come on, hop in.
-Awesome. Thank you.
Hi, how are you? How you doing?
Pleasure to meet you.
Yeah, yeah. Let's do that.
As soon as we walked into the diner,
I just wanted to run around and see every corner of the place.
For me, it's just like so exciting.
We didn't have much time to plan the menu, so it was
"What are we going to cook with that they've got in the fridge?"
Basically, they've got beef. I can make burgers with that.
They've got chicken. I can do a chicken cutlet.
-Just got to make the food really simple. You know what I mean?
So if we're happy with that, I can do it.
There was a moment in that restaurant, I looked up and I said,
"God, I know I've done a lot of rotten things in my life.
"But thank you for giving me Curtis, and putting him on my team,"
because I can barely make a peanut butter sandwich for my daughters.
You're the expert. I'm not going to fight you on this.
Because I'd been kidding myself to say I know what I'm talking about.
Come eat some food here tomorrow at Burger Heaven.
-It's so clean.
-It's so nice!
You know what? We should definitely get some balloons in here
and have like a party atmosphere.
And now, Cyndi, we're going to work on the flyers, OK?
Yeah, absolutely. Let's do it.
All right. Flyers.
So the plan is for Carol and I to do the flyers.
And we need to get them printed.
The other plan is to figure out what we're going to do as far as photos.
I've tried to call Mark Weiss to come down and do some pictures,
but his answering machine's on.
Oh, hold on a minute. There's a guy outside, a paparazzi guy.
I'm going to ask him.
Come here. You!
You, come here! Yes!
-Can you take a picture and give it to us quick?
Come on, baby.
I go with Sharon. She knows what she's doing.
Work it, girl.
And they took great photos, that's two seconds. That's what we need.
We need their faces.
-Oh, those are cute.
Oh, you are doing it? Look at you. You see, you're awesome.
My task, which I just sort of grabbed at because our project manager
did not give us tasks, was to put together the menu.
Should I just say, "All entrees served with French fries"?
Fruit salad's the easiest thing to make in the world.
We're just going to give them some strawberries?
Is that what you're saying? Give them a burger with strawberries?
No, I understand that it would probably make sense to do
what's easy and fast, but in a burger joint?
Without fries, it's like...
'Holly's great at the things she did.
'She sat down and she wrote out that menu.
'But she's really bossy.'
God bless her. She's bossy.
No, they really want to do fries. I'm sorry.
If you want me to do it...
Fries is a done deal, guys.
We're not going to not do fries in Burger Heaven.
OK. I know.
You don't want to squelch anybody's creativity.
But it's not about making food, it's about raising money.
As far as I'm concerned, those women are some dumb bitches.
I mean, because the fries are the easiest thing in the world.
Yeah, you just put them in and shake them up.
Any big ticket food items that we would need donated?
Well, it's too much.
-We're going to go more Americana with the feel.
But it's a way to sort of get people to spend more money,
if we make the food more expensive gourmet.
If he can get the truffles for, you know, just rock bottom pricing.
Why don't you let me know if you can get them for rock bottom pricing?
See what you can get.
Truffles are very expensive, very good.
If Curtis is going to cook truffle risotto or something like that,
then we can hit people up afterwards. "Wasn't that great?"
You know, donate a little bit more money.
Hey, Stewart. I'm looking for some truffles and some arborio rice,
cos I'm thinking I'm going to do a wild mushroom and truffle risotto.
Great. That sounds good, we're happy to help.
You're an absolute star, mate, thanks so much.
I love you.
Can I see this, please? Just for one second. Can I just see this?
-I don't like that, obviously.
This task, the criteria is how much money do you raise?
And I imagine Cyndi, being in the business for so many decades,
has some people she can call to come through for her.
That's not bad.
Can I see what that is? Er, it's kind of weird.
Oh, my hand is coming around there. I see. That just looks odd, right?
Mm-hm. I think Cyndi, as a project manager, should focus less on photos
and more on just getting on the phone, and getting her big donors
to come down and give 5,000, 10,000, 15,000.
Hi. How's it going?
It's going very well.
-How are you doing, project manager?
-I'm doing good.
I think this is the most incredible...
The first one is tough, because you don't know who's good,
-who's bad, who's incompetent.
-No. They're doing great.
Photo for our flyer.
You look like you're having fun.
A little chubby, but...
No time for airbrushing on this task, right?
'Cyndi seemed fine. People seemed to like her.
'What I observed was her complaining she looked heavy in their marketing.'
We're all a little bit vain, but, you know,
perhaps she should be focusing on leading her team and winning.
And so who is responsible for actually cooking?
The skinniest girl in the group? What do you know about burgers?
You're a Victoria's Secret model. I love it.
I'm Caribbean. You know, I have to.
There you go.
What do your price points look like?
I think everything should be 20 bucks.
So the idea is more for volume, then.
When you look here, it's working people
that are mainly going to be coming in,
other than our contacts, our personal contacts that we...
Well, you have no diversity of price points,
so I understand you don't want to price people off the menu.
Maybe there's one item on the menu
that we make a very specific, higher price point.
-Could be the 100 burger.
I agree. You know, because it is our signature burger.
-You want to make the burger 100?
We've got to get pricing done here.
Guys, we're only trading for three hours. Let's not forget that.
We've only got 30 seats in here to fill.
So, if we serve a 10 burger to them, we only make 300 bucks.
If we sell three burgers at 100, we make the same amount of money.
If we can't do that, we should give up now.
I'm putting you in charge of this. Make the decision.
I wouldn't start lower than a hundred.
No lower than a hundred?
And if they want truffles, we shave them for an extra hundred bucks.
What is our max? You want to go up to 250?
-Maybe that's the risotto with the truffles.
Give people the option. They want to drop 250, let them.
Bret was project manager on paper. But it was Curtis's task.
And basically, the strategy is to have, you know, a high price point.
So now you've just limited who's going to come.
-How are you?
-How are you doing?
-So how's it going?
It's going good. We're moving forward.
So is your focus on food or on just fundraising?
We're doing both, because you've got to have a good product,
we want people to have a great time,
but it's such a short period of time.
And the people we're bringing, we want them to tip well.
We do have a truffle risotto.
That's very fancy, though.
What would be your price point on that?
We're going to go 250 on that
-for those who want a more sophisticated meal.
Yeah, we're going big.
Truffle risotto, one can rationalise charging 250 for.
I'm just not sure if anyone's walking in the door
of Burger Heaven looking for risotto.
So that's a little bit of an out-there decision.
When Ivanka came into the restaurant,
she kind of raised an eyebrow at our price point.
And that made me nervous.
Because, I think if we lose the task,
my neck's on the line, big time.
Bret, did Ivanka think we were coming in too high
with our price points?
Yes. Her facial expressions said, yeah, we were high.
My confidence says why fill up this restaurant
if all we're going to make is 300?
-Once I go in, I'm in. Now let's just go.
It doesn't matter. Let's not even question it any more.
We're going to make it happen.
Hey, it's Holly. Are you going to be here tomorrow?
I'm running a burger joint with the likes
of Sharon Osbourne and Cyndi Lauper,
and I need you to come by and just order a burger
and leave a tip for charity.
'This is where I shine. Being a mom of a kid with autism,
'I fundraise morning, noon and night for families with autism.'
I call it creative begging.
I already have about 30 commitments to come, just to show up.
-And I don't know who they're going to bring.
It's going to get crowded in here.
'I wanted to come through big time for the first task.'
But I'm not friends with a lot of rich people.
He's such a rat to her, though. She's such an awesome girl.
He just don't know. I don't know how it happened.
But, you know, look at the wife he married.
She's a... Oh! Hello!
And the one rich person that I am really, really friendly with,
Mr Trump insulted for four months on television,
called her fat, and he himself is not a thin man.
I've got to get somebody down here,
and buy a burger and leave a nice tip, you know.
I need a rich person.
It's all right.
Um, what's going on? What's happening?
All right, doll. OK. I love you.
I'm going to go and get started in the kitchen,
and start doing some prep.
-There's a lot of food to get organised.
-So if I could have a couple of guys.
'We have to do a lot of work before we actually start cooking.
'You've got to prepare the food, and it takes quite a while.
'And we only had a few hours in the kitchen.'
So I knew we had to get cracking straightaway.
Hey, boys. We should put on a hat.
Just in case your hair falls in the food, Goldberg.
Ugh, kill me now!
This fits me like a yarmulke.
We get our meat delivered to us fresh daily.
They require cleaning with a knife.
OK? And grind the meat...
You do not do all of that!
Oh, my God! He's all happy about it!
'Selita and I started learning that nothing is pre-made.'
We had to make everything.
Get the beef, girl.
I carry women for a living. I'm sure I can take some beef.
Where am I taking it to?
All the way to the back.
-I'm happy to cut it if you show me how.
The only rule is that you've got to get it in pieces
that'll fit down that hole.
'It was pretty funny to have the former Governor of Illinois
'to be my sous chef.'
Rod in his little chef hat, you know, it was a sight to behold.
I don't think I'll ever have that image out of my mind.
He wanted a hundred of these.
I didn't cook at all when I was the Governor.
I was cooking up results for people. Right?
Ew! It sounds like it's pooping!
I took on the responsibility of being the cook.
I was thinking to myself, "What am I doing here?"
And if this turns out to be crappy food,
I'm going to be the first one fired.
I don't think I have the upper-body strength.
Holy moly, girl.
-What are they teaching you over at Victoria's Secret?
First of all, thank you all for pitching in and kicking butt.
It's been one of the most chaotic days I've ever spent in my life.
Now we've just got to bring it.
'Bret likes to rally. He's a rally guy.'
I think maybe Poison must've hugged a lot.
"Let's go out and rock!" Because he likes to gather.
-Our day is done.
-Good day, boys.
Good night. Let's get some sleep, bro.
RADIO DJ: 'Z100. It's Elvis Duran. A beautiful day in New York City.
'On the phone, Sharon Osbourne. Hi, Sharon.
-'Good morning, my darling!
-'Good morning, Sharon!
-'She's so cute.
'Why don't you set up what you're doing today and how we can help?'
OK. Myself, my good friend Cyndi Lauper, and some other girlfriends
are going to be running a diner today from 11 till two.
'I split off this morning with Sharon to do radio promotion,'
because the only way we were going to get people down
is to let them know we were there.
'Where is Cyndi? Can we talk to her?'
-Absolutely. Here she is.
-I'm right here.
'Girls just want to have lunch?'
That's right. Girls just want to have lunch today.
'All right, ladies.
'We'll make sure we get a crowd there for you today, OK?'
-Bless you. Thank you so much.
OK, here we go.
Which one is bigger?
No. This one goes here. OK. And that one goes there.
Look at them seven handsome devils.
OK. Where do you want it? Right here?
'I fell asleep last night at two.
'In 48 hours, I've had four and a half hours of sleep.
'But soon as we got to the restaurant,'
everyone dove into superman mode.
It was hectic, but it was a rush.
Let's get cracking. We're in this together, all right?
-Whatever happens today.
-That's an understatement.
Myself and Bill just got straight into it.
We probably had 15 jobs before we were ready
to start serving people plates of food,
and we didn't have long at all.
All right, guys, we've got about an hour before we start service.
So we've got to get serious.
My good friend just sent me over truffles and risotto rice.
The people that come in this restaurant today
are going to have the best meal of their life.
There's like 2,000 worth of stuff right here.
Make sure that you have this so it doesn't go through.
-Write the food on the top.
-And drinks on the bottom.
I used to be the Governor of the fifth largest state in America.
Now I'm serving tables,
and it's a great chance to get reconnected with men and women
who, every single day, work across our country in restaurants.
They work real hard. And sometimes we take them for granted.
-Then what happens?
-You keep this,
-cos you're going eventually give this to the customer.
-You give that to the kitchen.
'In some ways this is just another form of public service.'
And so I'm looking forward to getting a chance to serve
the people who come to this restaurant and do the best I can
so they can get the best service they deserve.
-Want me to practise on you?
-Yeah. Show me how it works.
OK. What would you like, sir?
I'll have the grilled turkey sandwich with fries.
-OK. Grilled turkey sandwich with fries.
Think about it. How many people have Blagojevich taking your order?
"I'm innocent, I swear. Let me tell you, I'll tell you later.
"I'll bring your dessert."
So, you know, there's nothing like that, man.
-So, pretty much it.
-That's it, man.
Think I'm ready.
Cyndi, can we just go over again?
Who is doing what, once when people are in.
OK. All right.
She's the treasurer, which means she's going to run the credit cards.
Holly is the accountant. Selita and I are in the kitchen.
Maria, Sharon, and Cyndi are servers.
And Carol is working the crowd, get people in.
11 to two today!
Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper. All money raised goes to charity.
One day only!
'I am the ultimate carnival barker,
'which, I know, from my early stand-up shows,'
that'll put you on the map.
-Look, there's some people. Oh, they're lined up already.
-Are you feeling it, sister?
Meet Sharon Osbourne and Cyndi Lauper right here.
All right. Here we go.
OK. Come on in, guys. And thank you for coming.
We were only open for three hours, so we had to make sure that the
bigger donors were the ones that were catered to.
We needed to go, "Are you a big donor?"
"Oh, you're only going to donate 10?"
"OK, you step aside, you come in."
Hello, gentlemen. How are you?
I shall be with you in one tickety-boo.
-Hi, how are you?
I've got a place for you. Come on.
Do you know what you want to eat today?
So, right off the bat, it was crazy. It was packed.
There was a line down the block. People are Twittering about it.
Oh, my God. So, seven more burgers.
There you go. There were so many people there.
We probably just looked like chickens with our heads cut off.
Hey, Steve, if you're playing that accordion thing,
now's the time, baby!
'My friend and musician Steve Gaboury comes, and he brought the accordion.'
# You with the sad eyes
# Don't be discouraged
# Oh, I realise
# It's hard to take courage
# In a world full of people... #
Can I have some water?
# I see your true colours
# And that's why I love you
# So don't be afraid... #
-This is like the
-Star Wars bar in here.
# Your true colours
# Are beautiful
# Like a rainbow. #
You ordered grilled cheese. Nope. Your...
Rocksolid, are we ready?
You bet your bottom dollar we're ready.
-You bet your tookus we're ready.
-Let's get them in here.
You guys want to eat?
The menu is not cheap, but it's going to charity.
Darryl's going to be our host. Michael's going to be our clerk.
Rod's going to be our server. Sinbad's going to be out front.
And I am going to be the project manager and the bus boy.
Open for business. If this succeeds, the whole team gets credit.
If it fails, my head rolls.
All right. Nice to meet you.
Thank you for coming in, for the diabetes.
-Rod Blagojevich. How are you?
-Good to meet you.
I didn't do those things, by the way. I'm here to serve.
I put my hand up for the job of taking control.
So, we've gone for a really high-priced menu.
I think it's the thing to do.
But I really don't know.
-How much is a salad?
-How much is a salad?
Some of the customers saw the menu and felt they couldn't afford it.
That's not unreasonable.
After all, you walk into a diner and all of a sudden,
"Whoa! It's a hundred bucks."
That's enough to cause a lot of people concern.
How was your food?
You didn't get nothing?
We didn't realise that everything was going to be 100 and over.
So, if the burgers were like 10 rather than 100,
we would have stayed and ate.
I would love to do that. I wish a had a hundred dollars.
I'm, like, so tapped out.
It would not be surprising if a lot of our friends said, "You had to
pay 250 for a burger!?"
I walked right out.
-We're not the first.
It's not cheap. Raising money for charity. I see you. I see you.
We lost people, and I get it.
Man on the street would be crazy to buy one of those burgers.
The man on the street has to pay for his family.
The man on the street who's trying to make it through the day,
that's not a burger for him.
Right now, you can get a seat.
Do not pass this by. Don't pass it by.
Hey, Cyndi Lauper! Sharon Osbourne! Right here!
OK, get your bum in here.
Three, four, five, six burgers.
Mac and cheese!
-We need menus down there at that table right there.
'I felt like I was in some kind of comedy.
'I was running here, running there. I had all the plates like this.
'I felt like Lucille Ball.'
What are you drinking?
That's not what I ordered.
-You said grilled...
-That's not what I ordered.
-What table is this? One!
Cyndi. So, what's going on?
What do you mean?
We're just working. And working, and working, and working.
'I didn't know what to say when Donald Jr
'came and wanted to talk to me.'
I was like, "Buddy, I can't talk to you,
"because if I talk to you, I'm going to lose."
-You mind talking and walking?
-Keep talking, though.
'I think there seems to be a pretty good measure of chaos in there.
'Cyndi's probably having a little bit of a hard time.
'She's not really used to dealing in this kind of pressure environment.'
-I work for WWE.
-You a manager or a wrestler?
-You're a wrestler?
-Yeah, I do.
You would like to be on the opposition on this one.
I saw multiple guys that I know from Wall Street.
People who sit on the board of charitable trusts.
So, it seems like they're tapping their resources appropriately.
Hey, girl, that burger was delish.
OK, I don't mean to rush you, but there's a line around the block.
People outside ready to give us money.
No offence, but you've got to go.
These are all done. Let's check her out.
We have lots of orders up.
It was mayhem. We had a line around the block.
Tables needed to bussed. Tables needed to be waited on.
But I look outside, and there's Carol,
yelling and screaming to get people in.
Cyndi Lauper. Sharon Osbourne. Come on down.
Come on in, guys. Meet Cyndi Lauper.
-Hey, we need you inside to help us serve, because...
-We're backed up.
-They're cooking the food real fast.
-OK. Excuse me, guys.
I took the initiative to tell her,
"You shouldn't be handing out any more flyers.
-"Can you come inside and take care of the counter?"
-How about a menu?
I already saw the menu, actually. I think I ordered the grilled cheese.
Grilled cheese for the counter.
Celebrity diner open for lunch, one day only, 11 to two.
Raising money for charity. Come on inside.
I'm doing my greeting thing. I'm talking to people coming in.
You know, people start slowly trickling in. They're coming in.
People going in.
-How was it? Was it good?
-The food was great. See?
It's the spot to be. There you go. There you go.
Two cheddar, and plenty of truffles.
You see the restaurant start to fill up.
And then before you know it,
there's this real buzz in the air in the diner.
And then, suddenly, we got slammed.
Truffles. Truffle day. Here we go.
Mr Roker. Would you like to sit up front?
Uh, sure, sure. This way I can get out easier.
I reached out to all my friends at the Today show
and asked them to pop down.
Al Roker came down, so I was very happy about that.
-How's the grilled turkey sandwich?
-I think I'm going to go with that.
-Can I pay extra for my burger?
Yeah, you sure can. Especially if you like the service, man.
-Hey, thanks, man.
Hey, appreciate it. Yeah, thank you so much.
-Hope you win.
We had all called a lot of people to come in and eat a hamburger
and donate, you know, lots of money and leave a big tip.
We knew that that was going to be important.
Before I knew it, people actually showed up.
All right. Make it a thousand even?
-A thousand even.
-Good man. Appreciate it.
-1,500. Thank you so much.
-We appreciate it.
Here's 1,500 from us.
For real? Guys, I cannot thank you, and love you enough.
I brought in some people that threw down some serious cash.
We appreciate you guys. All right? Thank you so much. Thank you.
Everyone did. Everyone made a call, man. Everyone made a move.
-That will get you some French fries and some ketchup.
-And some ketchup?
-And some ketchup.
-And a kiss!
That's a good day.
-So, what do you think so far?
I think this is fantastic.
I'm the first to admit I have never run a restaurant.
But I'm having a fantastic time. There's high pressure.
There's screaming going on. That's what you do.
Testosterone and energy, that's means something's happening.
Table two. That's you, RB.
'I think the men have it organised. They're working well as a team.'
I need one mashed potato and one broccoli, straight up.
'I think Curtis is doing a great job.
'Frankly, if the men lost this task, Curtis probably has a real problem,'
perhaps even more so than the project manager.
Because he should know this better than anyone.
I don't know if I could have done this without you.
I know. I could never have done this on my own.
Thank God for boobs. That's all I have to say.
All right. And then the rest is for you guys.
-I'm loving that. Thank you so much.
-High five. Good luck.
We're going to win like that.
'Cyndi's friends in New York believe in her charity,'
and they were coming to help her.
To see the turnout for me, I was crying. It was very, very sweet.
You know, just that, I felt, "Wow. I'm really loved."
A 1,000 burger!
Thank you so much.
Thank you. Thank you.
Sharon has amazing connections in the city, and some big friends.
I felt like we all really dug deep to get our big donors there.
Everybody brought somebody to the table.
-Make it an even 1,500. How's that?
We got a 2,500 sale here. And we are so thrilled.
Yeah, baby! That's some meat right there.
Hey, Joan. How are you doing?
Hello, sweetheart. How are you?
Good. Listen, I need a favour.
We have two diners. We have the men and the women.
I'd like you to go down, check it out for food.
Just see how they're doing. Tell me what you think.
But I don't want them to know I sent you.
Well, yeah, I'd be delighted. Absolutely.
Now, the team that you like the best, we're giving 10,000.
OK? To the charity. So it's important.
Donald, you know what I'll do?
I'll grab Chuck, who is our pastry chef at God's Love We Deliver.
And he knows all about food. We'll go down together.
Thanks a lot, Joan.
Be fun. Be great. Love to do it.
Let's move these tables, people!
We love you, but we've got a line down the block.
People with a lot of money.
We couldn't turn tables fast enough.
And I wanted to make sure that our big donors jumped the line.
Cyndi? I need you guys.
'And I would see people chatting or taking pictures.'
Beautiful. Thank you.
'Or see somebody leisurely wiping down the counter.'
And I wanted them to get outside, work the crowd.
Carol, let's fill these tables up.
We've got some high rollers out there!
'How was I supposed to serve all the people,
'and notice the big donors outside?
'I think that would fall on Holly's shoulders.'
1,500 burger on the way out of the door.
Let's give them a round of applause.
She didn't do anything that would mess up her manicure.
Hey, Carol, we've got to peruse that crowd!
OK, maybe not.
-There she is. Look at this. Look at this young lady, here.
-What's up with you?
-I had to come.
What's up, girl?
'Joan Rivers. I got the chance to open for her in Vegas.'
It was important when I met her. She told me I was funny.
She said, "You're funny."
It's like the Pope saying, "You should go to heaven."
-I'm going to give you a tip.
Donald Trump said, "Would you look at the food? Try everything.
"And I want your true opinion."
So I took our chef, Chuck, from God's Love We Deliver.
How are you doing here today?
You don't touch customers.
I just wanted a little feel up. Just a little. That's all I was asking.
An old lady says thank you!
'Joan Rivers is sitting in my restaurant right now.'
I don't know what drove Joan down there,
except I tried to let everyone in New York know we were there.
Hi. Nice to meet you.
Innocent of all charges.
Pleasure meeting you.
A jury of twelve men will decide that.
-It's nice of you to come in.
-Nice to meet you.
Congratulations on your great career, by the way.
Thank you. Congratulations on your great career.
-Well, it's in the wilderness right now.
-But it will get better.
'Blagojevich. Well, he's a politician.
'He can't stop being a politician.'
Can you give me any tips in the political world?
Yeah, stay out.
This game is not about politics.
This game is not about proving your innocence.
This game is about playing this game, and winning the task.
That's for Joan Rivers.
Well, someone's lying, and it ain't me. You know?
'And they took a Governor out of office, who was elected by the people.
'OK? They stole me away from the people who hired me.'
The truth is on those tapes. I'm probably not going to talk about that right here.
What's going on with this burger right here, guys?
When I was Governor, in back-to-back years they went to the playoffs.
-That never happened since 1908.
-I took credit for that.
-And they threw me out of office.
'Men's team, very slow service.
'Blagojevich couldn't get it together.'
If he ran a state, nothing could get done.
God forbid you'd be waiting for him to commute a death sentence.
It's for Joan Rivers, just give it.
That's it? Cos she's asking for it. I got it.
There we go. Thank you.
You're very welcome.
And I thought the prices were outrageous.
You don't ask 100 for a burger, even though it's for charity.
It's cold. Maybe this is like an Icelandic sandwich.
Here we go. And this is going to be the ladies' team.
-Ooh. Wow, they got a line here.
-They got a line. This is good.
This is all good.
-Oh, my God! You coming in?
Don't get crazy. Cool, cool.
Joan! Oh, my God! The one and only Joan Rivers joining us.
'Joan Rivers came in, and it was so great to see her.'
She was an inspiration to me to get into stand-up comedy.
You know, especially female comics, there's really a bond there.
Oh, nice. All right. Tenacious burger.
Yeah, well, our team name is Tenacity.
What can I get you guys?
I'll try the tuna. Tuna's good. And he's going to have a...
-Your Tenacious burger, please.
'I loved the women's menu because the prices were very fair.'
And then they had a special price if you wanted to give to charity.
I think I'm going to need some ketchup.
You want some ketchup too?
'There's 10,000 at stake,
'which can really make you go over the top.
'It can make you win.'
And so it's a very hard decision, because I know what it's like.
And how much it really means to them.
Thanks for coming in. Maybe you'll give us some good luck.
My pleasure. My pleasure. Goodbye!
Curtis, we got thirty minutes.
OK, good. Let's go. Let's go. Let's go. We have been nailed.
But I'll tell you what, I prefer that we're this busy than not.
Sinbad, could you make me a soda? I have low-blood sugar.
-I was leaning up against the counter.
'I didn't know where I was at for a minute.
'I knew that my blood sugar was out of control and super low.'
And here I was raising money for a great cause of diabetes,
and here I am not managing my own.
Thank you. This is, sorry, for me.
I am actually diabetic,
and I may be going down soon if I don't actually drink some of this.
'The only thing that I was fearing was I was going to let my team down.'
So I just started drinking, whatever it took to keep me in the game.
-Bill, I need your help to take some orders.
-You got it.
Hey, there's a first for everything.
But Goldberg's taking your order, too.
'Bret was having issues, and I'm a team-oriented guy.'
But you're only as good as your weakest link.
Ten minutes more, guys! Ten minutes!
We're running out of time.
-Yeah. All we have is tuna salad left!
-And a mac and cheese.
We got an open table back here for two!
Another table for two!
'I'm very proud of this team.'
This is a wonderful team of women who kicked ass.
Yes! 500 burger! Whoo!
Oh, my feet are starting to hurt so bad.
We have very little time.
And we still have a line around the block.
We got some high rollers out there.
Sharon? And Cyndi?
'Everyone was so busy,
'and I just felt like there was no opportunity for me to actually'
go outside and make sure that none of our big donors were out there.
Oh, my gosh.
Hey, hey. It's up.
-Hey, time is up!
'Time's up, and, out of all the donors that promised they were going
'to show up for me, some of them got left in the line.
'So, if we lose this task,'
I'm going to wonder how that money would have factored in.
And could we have won?
Thank you guys so much for whosever left.
We really, really appreciate it!
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for coming.
And it's an honour to have served you today.
Did we win? I'm not sure.
We're up against some really strong competition.
Sharon Osbourne and Cyndi Lauper have got great contacts in New York.
So has Holly.
I'm not underestimating the girls for a second.
Bottom line, we raised a lot of money. So that's the bottom line.
-We're cool, we're cool.
Cyndi, I love your hair-do.
-You're a big believer in hair, like I am, right?
-Very good. How do you think your team did?
-I think we did well.
-You think you raised a lot of money?
-I think we did.
-You think you raised more than the men?
-I think we did.
Sharon, what do you think of your team?
Oh, the team were unbelievable. They just worked, worked, worked.
Physical work. All day long.
Who was the weak player? There's always a weak player.
There wasn't a weak player.
-Cyndi, who was the weak player?
-There wasn't one.
They couldn't have worked any harder if they tried.
Don't you think there's always a weak player?
There usually is.
But in this team, each person did their strength
and worked till they dropped.
And we helped each other. And we had each other's backs.
And we worked, and worked, and worked.
Cyndi, you're really putting yourself out there.
Because if you lose, you know, you're the project manager.
You're really out there.
You know, I have faith in my team.
There is nothing we could have done more. Nothing.
Selita, what did you think of your project manager?
Oh, my goodness.
You know, she was waitressing, she was hosting, she was even singing.
She worked hard. So it would be disappointing to lose.
It's always disappointing to lose.
So Sharon, if you lose, how would you explain your loss?
That they just did a better job?
Yeah. If we're not the team that raised the most money,
then that's it.
Who brought in the most money, then?
I don't know.
I honestly don't know.
-Who brought in the least money?
-We don't know.
Who didn't bring any money in?
I'm sure there's somebody. There usually is.
Everybody brought money in. Everybody.
From private donations or just from sales?
She was out there handing leaflets out to people.
-She went practically to every...
-Who is she?
Did she have any friends come in and make any real donations?
Yes, she did. Joan was there, your friend Joan Rivers.
Well, but Joan was there for the purpose of the task.
Joan Rivers came for what task?
She was the winner of the last Apprentice
so she was there on both sides.
-She visited everyone.
-She was there with you?
Yes, she came to us, too.
Ah, see here, I thought she was supporting the women.
Well, Joan told me who she liked better.
And I'll let you know who she liked later.
-But first, let's get to the men. Bret.
-You're project manager.
Who was your weak link?
I'm going to say this. It is so early on that I cannot find...
-It is very early on.
-You'll find out. You'll figure it out.
Who do you think is the weak link of your team?
If anyone was a weak link on this team, it was me.
There was not one person...
Well, that would mean, pretty much, that you would get fired.
Although, I have to tell you,
-if you lost on food and you have Curtis, a great chef.
Loved by women all over the world.
Although I'll bet I've done better than he has.
I'm sure you have, Mr Trump.
Well, I have certain advantages.
Rumour has it.
I have certain advantages.
My friend Edith thinks you're very sexy and she likes your hair.
-How old is Edith?
Donny, shut up.
See, he's a wise guy. He had to ruin that.
See, he had to ruin it.
OK. Governor, who raised the most money?
Darryl seemed to have done a very good job getting people to come in.
Bill had a close friend of his who was extremely generous.
And I know Michael had somebody come in as well.
Did you raise money or did you feel it was a conflict?
I'm in an unusual position.
When I come calling for money these days, someone else is listening.
And people on the other end know they are.
But, no. I had a... I had a...
-I've got to say, you have a lot of guts.
-He does, right, Darryl?
-You have to hand it to him.
-Proud of him, too.
He's got a lot of guts.
Let me say if I could.
I was the CEO of the fifth biggest state in America.
57,000 employees, a budget of about 60 billion,
almost as big as the budgets you work with, Donald.
He did a great job.
Surprising that a guy in the rock business that would work
in a collaborative way with his other team-mates,
and position us so we'd play to our strengths, and...
So you've always served people. Would you say being a waiter,
you were really focused on being a waiter?
It was sort of an interesting experience for yourself?
You know, I did that when I was coming up.
And now that I've gone down, I'm doing that as I'm coming up again.
But it is a form of public service.
And it makes you appreciate the hard work of waitresses and waiters.
And so, yeah, it was actually a lot of fun.
I was glad to have had the chance to do it.
Good. So, Darryl, how do you think your team did? Do you think you won?
I just think...
-I love this guy. I love the way he used to hit the
-out of it.
When he got on a tear, Michael, you couldn't stop him, right?
So, Darryl, what do you think?
I just think we did a great job, as a team.
See, I played on teams. Teams are all about winning.
I played on championship. You don't win, just one player.
You win with a team effort, no matter how the project is going.
You know, you've got to be a team to win.
I think that's what we did as a team together.
OK. Well, what you didn't know about Joan.
Joan's a special woman. And she liked a certain team better.
It doesn't mean you're the winning team.
But it's a team that she liked better.
And Burger Heaven is giving a 10,000 contribution to the team
that Joan liked better.
More importantly, that 10,000 is adding onto whatever you raised.
-Not so bad.
And the team that she liked better is,
somewhat surprisingly, Curtis, the women.
That money will go toward the women's total,
and could be the difference between winning and losing.
And some project manager's going to make another 10,000
over and above what you raised. OK?
So, Joan liked both diners. They liked the food at both.
But she said that the food that she was served in the men's diner,
let's call it, was cold.
Very good, but absolutely cold.
And, Joan told me, honestly, that it was the Governor's fault.
That he got the food, and then he started talking to a lot of people.
Does that make sense to you, Curtis?
And, by the time the food got there, it was cold.
I'm very surprised that it was cold,
because when I served it, it was hot.
And, you know, as a chef you lose sight of the food
when it goes out into the dining room.
And as the server, you don't know how...
Rod, did you start talking to people before you brought her the food?
-A little bit proclaiming your innocence.
But did you start talking to people about, you know,
the trials and tribulations?
I introduced myself to her, because it was fascinating to see her.
Right. But didn't you stop and speak to some people
on the way to see Joan?
Er, possibly. I don't really specifically recall.
But I don't know that the...
Well, if you lose, it possibly could have a big impact on what happens.
I don't recall that there was a problem talking to people,
other than trying to sort out what they need.
Cos it was never-ending. It was not stopping.
And there was a lot of customers, fortunately, that needed attention.
OK. So it's the moment of truth. The quality of food doesn't matter.
Nothing matters, except the money. Right?
So, Don, let me ask you, how did the women's team do?
How much did they raise?
Well, between food sales and tips, they raised a total of 29,559.
When you add in the Joan Rivers 10,000, you're at 39,559.
OK, that's not bad.
That's pretty good.
For three hours, that was pretty good.
Ivanka, how did the men's team do?
The men's team, Rocksolid...
..raised 57,905 for the first win.
-Can I say swish?
-It's pretty good.
-My brothers. My brothers.
-Well, fellas, that's pretty good, huh?
So that's 97,000.
Actually, it's a little more than 97,000, Bret.
-I'll tell you what we're going to do.
We're going to make it, Bret,
-we're going to make it an even 100,000.
Now, that goes...
..that goes to Bret's charity. What is that, Bret?
American Diabetes Association
for kids with type one juvenile diabetes.
Very good. Very serious stuff. And you have diabetes.
Yes, and I managed the restaurant OK.
These guys did an amazing job.
But I did not manage my diabetes very well yesterday.
So, this is awesome.
-So, Bret, you're very emotional. This is important to you, isn't it?
I can see it.
All right, men, go back to your war room.
You're going to be watching what's happening,
so you can have the pleasure of seeing something, that,
I don't know, maybe you'll like it, Bret, maybe you won't.
-But you won 100,000.
-You're in Trump Tower. That's fantastic.
Enjoy yourself, you did a great job. Congratulations.
Good job, guys.
-Great job, guys.
Good job, men.
Hey, Bret, you did a good job.
Very emotional for me, man. I've lost so many friends to diabetes.
Hey, Bret. Do me a favour. Take care of yourself. You know it.
I lost so many of my friends to diabetes.
Learn a lesson from that.
OK, women. As you know, somebody's going to be fired.
That was awesome. Great job, guys.
All right. Good job. Good job.
Not only did we beat them, we clobbered them.
And they got ten grand.
100,000 for the American Diabetes Association.
From my heart and my soul, I cannot thank our New York City
fans and friends for coming down and donating.
There was no way I can thank them enough.
They made me go the extra mile to win it.
We worked well together, man.
I think everything we did was exactly,
I mean exactly, what we wanted.
I've lost a couple of my best friends from diabetes growing up.
I've had type one since I've been six.
So, I was just doing whatever it took.
And I wasn't going to let the kids down with diabetes.
Hey, guys, here it is. You want to watch it?
-All right, we'll watch it.
-Let's watch them.
So, Cyndi, how do you feel about this? A little surprised?
I feel disappointed. But I don't hang out with the rich and famous.
I did have one friend that would've dropped a lot of money, but...
Can we talk about the rich and famous?
You picked up 10,000. I mean, you had a big advantage.
No, no, of course I did.
But I'm talking, I could've had a really heavy, but it's all right.
Who was the friend that you wanted to bring in?
-Ugh, she's disgusting.
-She's a fantastic woman.
-Oh, she's disgusting.
Does a lot of good work. It's different.
Cyndi, I know her so well. She's disgusting.
-No, I know her so well. You don't know her.
-All right. Well, OK.
I mean, she only went to my wedding.
Can you believe that she went to my wedding?
I don't know her? She went to my wedding. Rosie.
Someone invited her. She didn't come uninvited.
I know. Unfortunately, somebody invited her. That's true.
But she's a friend of yours. And you know what?
If she is, I'm never going to talk you out of it.
And, Sharon, what about you? You know everybody. You know my friend Simon.
What went wrong?
I called a lot of people and unfortunately, a lot of people...
-Did you call Piers?
-You didn't call Piers?
-Not in New York.
Did you raise a lot of tips, Holly?
Yeah, I did OK. I did all right. But, um...
-And did Maria do OK with the tips?
-Yes, she did.
-She should do fantastic.
-She did very well.
Why didn't you have as many big tips as the men?
I mean, you're beautiful, many of you. You're famous.
You've got everything going.
And yet they did much better with big tips.
I mean, I'm much more likely to give you a big tip, terrible thing,
than I am Darryl.
And I love Darryl, but, you know.
What am I going to give Darryl a tip for?
The men made 46,000 in tips, and you made 24,000 in tips.
So Holly, what happened?
-This challenge was about who you could mobilise.
Who you could get on site.
I told all my people to come down, eat quickly,
and open up those booths.
I think one of the issues was,
we left a little bit of money on the sidewalk.
There were some people out there that were big donors.
Yeah, the lines, you couldn't even get them in.
Who left money on the sidewalk?
-We all did.
-We couldn't get them in.
But at one point, we had 20 minutes left,
and I was handling swiping credit cards,
I went to a couple of the ladies on the floor and said,
"We need to go out on the sidewalk,
"and we need to see who's in our crowd, and cruise them for donors."
So, I felt like we might have lost sight of...
We did lose a few big rollers.
-Well, Carol was supposed to be on the street.
No, she was doing the counter.
Carol's job was to hand out flyers on the street to get people there.
At one point, we already had a line around the block, and I...
But, Holly, who screwed up?
Who are you talking about? Who screwed up?
Someone had to.
I couldn't get them outside to say something. I couldn't go out myself.
You were saying something about Carol, too.
No, I was just saying that at one point at the beginning,
I saw Carol outside handing out flyers to people passing by,
when we already had a crowd and we were short inside.
So I went outside and I asked her to come in.
She was like, "Cool, no problem."
She put her flyers up, and she worked the counter.
I worked the entire counter.
Hey, look at Rod. Rod's over there looking at it.
Rod's being quiet, taking it all in.
-ain't going to last long, Gov.
Baby, don't worry. We're not even going to the boardroom.
Don't worry about it.
I hear you. I feel bad for them.
Carol, you've been very quiet when we've been in here.
Was that reflective of your personality during the task?
Were you very muted, quiet, not as active as perhaps the other girls?
Completely not. Look, I'm a comic. I started my career in nightclubs.
I know how to promote. And the best thing I do is carnival bark.
I was yelling at people to come to 62nd and Lex between 11 and two.
And we printed up 300 flyers
and I handed out each and every single one of them.
Who determined price point, then?
I mean, because that's where, maybe, you really made a mistake.
I mean, your price points were so low that you were attracting
customers off the streets, and they were tying up tables.
And in terms of food sales, the men doubled what you made.
That would've been me, because I felt that people can't afford it.
And whatever they came in, cos a lot of my friends are artists.
And then that's what I... we had a 100 burger.
But you think that was a mistake? Was that the mistake?
No, because they could've ordered the 100 burger.
Yeah, but would you have sold more, instead of the 25 dollar
would you have sold more in terms of total dollars,
if you went with a higher price?
I don't know, because a lot of the poor people came in.
-But you don't have that many.
-Ordered the burger...
You were on 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue!
-There's... That's where the subway is.
-It's not like gee whiz.
That's where the people come up.
They work at Bloomingdales, they work in that area.
All right. Do you think they had an advantage in the location?
No, I chose that area cos it was a very busy area.
I think you had a better location for what you were doing.
Yeah, for what we were doing.
OK. So, I mean, that's even more reason you shouldn't have lost.
So, Maria, if you were me, who would you fire?
You know what, at this point, I can't do that.
Holly, if you were me, who would you fire?
You were the one that said
the project manager has to take responsibility.
And so, I would be... I'm glad I'm not you right now.
Who would you fire, Holly?
Oh, my gosh, Mr Trump.
Going forward, you're going to be fighting these guys,
and they obviously turned out to be tough competitors.
Way more than tough. They just don't know!
Wait till we have to put an event on.
OK. Look. Everyone's wonderful,
-you love each other and all that crap, right?
But who is going to help you the least going forward?
Cos you're going to lose.
Otherwise, you're all going to be gone before the men.
I mean, they're just going to be laughing at you.
Who can you do without on this team?
Unfortunately, I don't know.
I haven't done enough tasks to really...
All right. Selita, who would you say?
I don't know.
Maria, who could your team do without?
This is so hard.
I really don't want to do this.
-I wish you people could answer the
-Did you hear that?
-What did he say?
-Just answer the
There's nobody. Everyone's like,
"Oooh! Oooh, they're all so wonderful."
-It's all bull
-You all know an answer.
I'll answer. And I'm so sorry.
And I'm not trying to be mean at all.
Because I don't know how much money was brought in.
OK. Holly, answer the question. Who?
Who can you do without on this team?
I think it would have to be between our project manager and Carol.
I think when we were so busy at one point,
I think Carol handing out flyers to people passing by wasn't helpful.
And the fact that Cyndi couldn't see that Carol was outside
and how much work we needed inside, moving the people,
I went out and took that responsibility.
I would've liked it if she could have seen that herself.
-Can I have an opportunity to defend myself?
Yes, Carol. Go ahead. Yes.
In terms of moving forward,
this team is going to need me because of my creative potential.
I'm a comedian, and I'm a television producer and writer.
Did you bring in any donors?
-Yes, I did.
I would say I brought in...
Well, I know in selling, first of all,
I have a lot of people connections in New York City.
-Did you use them, though?
-Yes, I did.
But you're not in the top four in terms of tip raisers.
How do you know?
I know everything.
I tried all of my fat cat donors our there.
And they would say, "Er, look, I'm not in town."
-Jerry Seinfeld's a good guy, right?
-Yes, he is.
-I agree with you.
And he was my first call.
-And what did he do?
-He's out of town.
Everyone think about Carol.
She's a writer, and under her skin she's about to blow.
There's going to be creative tasks. They're going to need her.
-They're going to need her, and they're getting rid of her.
-Can I say something else, also?
In terms of what Holly's done, I didn't see the manpower.
Take your clothes off for the cat fight!
I didn't see her getting her hands dirty.
I mean, we all contributed in the kitchen,
except for Cyndi and Sharon, who we designated...
So you're not a fan of Holly?
Holly was the number one money-raiser for your whole team.
-I had to go home and soak my hands in Purell
from handling all that money.
-All she did all day.
-My hands were filthy!
But maybe you're saying that cos she came at you.
So I mean, that's a natural instinct.
Yes. I do that, too, when I don't like somebody I go at them.
-So it's one of those things.
-Let me ask you a question, Sharon.
-Who do you think should be fired?
I think that that would be a mistake.
-Then who do you think? You come up with a name.
She's very under the radar. She's very low-key.
And as far as like, you know, team spirit, "Come on,
"We can get this one." I mean, what do you want me to say?
Summer, who do you think I should fire?
I think it's between Cyndi and Carol.
Selita, who would you say? You're me. Who would you fire?
This is really hard for me because at the end of the day,
this is about raising money, you know, for our charities,
and, you know...
Selita, who would you fire?
You're like another crazy diplomat.
-Now, how have you done? Speaking about you.
How have you done?
-How did she do? Don, how did she do raising money?
It was probably very low.
You carried the load in the kitchen, though.
-Not in the top four.
Maybe I should fire you.
She did the cooking.
-She was the heartbeat of the task.
-Nobody could do what she did.
In fairness, you got a 10,000 donation to your team.
Because of the fact that your food was better.
-You beat a chef.
I think Ivanka saved your very beautiful ass. I think she saved you.
But you know what? At the end of the day...
She really raised 10,000 because the food that Joan liked so much
was hers over our wonderful chef.
Well, no. Summer was...
Summer was right there cooking with her.
Absolutely. I mean, it was a group cook collaboration
when it comes to the food.
All right. Cyndi, so you have to help me.
Pick two people that you want to come back to the boardroom with you.
Somebody's going to be fired.
I've never fired anyone in my life.
You're not firing anybody. I am.
Who do you want to bring back to the boardroom with you?
-Well, then they could get fired!
-They can get fired.
They can get their asses fired so fast you're head will spin, Cyndi.
-And you could be fired.
-I know that.
You're the project manager. You could be fired.
Two people. Give me two people. Who do you want to bring back?
-Or Cyndi, let me ask you. I think it's a tough question for you.
I think it's very tough.
Do you want to just leave it the way it is now?
Let's just leave everybody here,
and I'll have to pick somebody from the group.
OK, men. That's all you get to see. Turn off the television.
Ah, I love him. He's unpredictable.
You can't play games with him.
-You ain't lying.
-I want to see what happens.
-Cyndi, you really can't pick two people, can you?
What is the problem? I don't understand it.
I just think that everyone tried their hardest.
And why would you fire people who tried their hardest?
But, you know, life is not fair. And somebody has to go.
-We know that, right?
You know, it would be wonderful to say, "Hey, listen, folks,
"you lost, but everybody come on back tomorrow."
It doesn't work that way.
You know, I don't like firing people.
People think I love it because of The Apprentice,
and I fire people and it becomes this big success and everybody,
but, firing people is very, very tough.
The fact is, everybody really did a pretty good job...
..and there was no loser. There was nobody bad.
It puts me in a very awkward position,
because I have to fire somebody, and your team really did good.
I mean, you raised a lot of money.
You won the 10,000 bonus. But they beat you. Right? Right, Cyndi?
So, I'm in a very, very uncomfortable position.
And in life, you're often in those positions. Somebody has to go.
It's not fair.
And the only thing I can say is most of the members of the team
felt that Carol should go, and therefore I have no choice.
Carol, you're fired.
-Can I ask you something?
Since you are a fan of the North Shore Animal League...
..will you consider making a donation to them?
10,000 from me personally.
Thank you, Carol. Life isn't always fair.
Yes, I know. And I've learned it the hard way.
Well, your team-mates threw you under the bus.
-They sort of did, didn't they?
-I did not.
-Take care, Carol.
-Take care of yourself, Carol.
-You worked very hard.
-Cyndi, you really feel badly about that, don't you?
All right. Look, it's very important for you to understand
it's not always about just friends with money.
And next week, you're not going to have to worry about that.
Now, I don't know if you can beat these men.
They're tough, they're smart, they're cunning.
You've got a tough battle ahead. Get out of here. Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Are you guys OK?
That was a tough one.
Yeah. I think you made the right choice, though, for the team.
What do you think, Don?
Well, I think they made the decision for you.
Well, they knew what they wanted, and that's what they got.
Well, I've got to tell you,
it super-sucks being the first celebrity fired.
I might not have been great at the diner task,
but I think a creative task, I really would have shined.
Those beeyatches are going to be sorry.
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Donald Trump presents the American version of the business-based competition, with celebrity contenders including Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Johnson and Sinbad.
In this opening episode, the men's and women's teams take over two burger bars to see who can make the most money from a lunchtime serving.