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Week 5: Pet Food... Yep.
'Pal'... Yeah, good one Vince!
considering how strong he is usually it would have been a bit ridiculous. One of those perfect examples of The Apprentice being totally disconnected from real business.
he normally does well, and he is right he just came up with a name not the whole idea
Vincent was effectively using him as his go-to guy for advice and seemed to check pretty much every decision past him. Certainly he had the most influence over Vincent and could have talked him out of the idea much easier than anyone else.
More importantly he was the one who asked the vet if you could feed the same food to every dog so knew as well as Vincent did that the idea wasn't a practical one but didn't attempt to talk Vincent out of it. There's no doubt whatsoever he dropped the ball massively on this task and should have been in the boardroom.
In your face, Vincent.
even more than i used to fancy melody
She sounds like Ben Mitchell before they replaced him.
between Helen and Natasha.
Helen because she looks like she'd make a good wife, and I'm all about the easy option, and Natasha because she strikes me as someone you could have a competitive game of pool against. And both are reasonably hot too, that helps.
Zoe is pretty in a kind of unassuming way but her voice is horrendous, Melody is probably the most attractive but seems incredibly dull, Susan is cute but very annoying, and Edna is like a sneering comedy villain. I'm pretty sure she used to be my dole advisor actually and she scared the shit out of me.
Cheap laddish summations aside, I reckon Melody is the best candidate among the girls.
I don't like any of the men this series. Think I might have gone to uni with Leon, either that or he really reminds me of someone I didn't like at uni. Tom is probably the best (and I think might win) though seems like a bit of a div. Like he can't be older than 30 or so and he hadn't heard of Lady Gaga. What?
Tom and Melody final, Tom to win.
:D Great stuff
but I thought that might be a bit vulgar. But that too.
And therefore wouldn't like to be sucked. Tom would fulfill this if he was to win. He'd spend all day long, sucking Alan Sugar's genitals.
Couldn't help but agree with him in the boardroom, all he did was throw a name out there. He shouldn't be crucified because it didn't work out.
Also gotta love the fact that he was going toe-to-toe with everyone; Sugar, Karen, his whole team, everyone.
And if that wasn't enough, Sugar & co. pretty much admitted that Jim is a force to be reckoned with.
The guy's a pro.
Glenn was a twat tonight the name was shoddy and he was a embarrassed man lashing out when they laughed at his Cats-size idea.
But Leon takes the golden COCK award tonight for his comment about the hair-less cat saying it looked like a plucked chicken. And as if that was not enough reason to hate him the slick cretin looks like he works for Stella Artois and Calvin Kleine at the same time.
See their light. CatSize. Genius, some people just can't see it..
Was it see their light, or see they're light?!?! Fuckkkdsofisdf
it's a shame they didn't just get the woman who looks like she has been moulded completely from chocolate just to say 'SEE DER LAIGHT MON'
I think I've wandered into the 1950s by mistake.
Mods, for the reputation of the site, keep an eye out yeah?
streamline your feline
i should go on apprentize
"Does anyone else think that Glenn is using a bit of strategy here (when putting Leon in charge of the pitch)?"
Someone needs to sit him down and tell him he is actually fuckin naff at this stuff.
that the scouse chap that got booted out (Gavin?) and Vincent were too of the better contestants? I look around now and the only winner I can see is Jim, but Sir Alan seems to "have his number."
Like, I mean, Susan is clearly absolutely clueless. The one area in which she should have the most expertise, she hadn't a bloody notion. I'm not quite certain what Edna bring to the table either. But these people seem to be saved by the opposite team's inadequacies.
And has anyone else noticed how Tom is so apprehensive about everything yet cannot seem to initiate any idea himself? Even though he's an inventor?
His interpersonal skills were appalling, his lack of knowledge ridiculous (Pal?), he didn't listen to people (frankly he deserved to be fired simply for the fact that a vet told him why a dog food for all dogs was impractical and he still pushed the idea regardless) and I don't think I saw a single moment in the series when he was any good at anything whatsoever. I don't think there's any sense at all in which he was a strong candidate.
Similarly Gavin couldn't make decisions and couldn't lead or motivate a team.
Utterly, utterly deserved firings both times.
With regard to Tom you have a point but at the same time he only seems to be apprehensive about ideas that won't actually work, does it in a constructive way, pulls behind the task after he's made his point and is generally right when he points out flaws in things. For that alone he's probably one of the people I'd employ for risk analysis alone if it were a job. Not sure about as a business partner though.
Natasha in particular. She might be my least favourite candidate ever.
the guy's a hero. Every week he's identified the fundamental flaw in the PMs plan but is shot down. He also told knobhead Jim that pal already existed and was perhaps the biggest-selling brand in the world. Destroyed.
which is a massive shame as he's bloody good at mental arithmetic and identifying the uselessness of his team.
Every time the PM does something completely clueless he points out what the viewers at home are probably all shouting at the screen.
this series is pretty crap isnt it?
it's been a bit of a 'meh' series, but this has picked it up.
Vincent - not a contender. Losing team 5 times in a row? Yeah, you're off mate, right decision. Their ad was really good though. Should have called the food WOOF! or 'A Tin of Dog Food' like the Junior Apprentice 'A Bottle of Water'.
Jim, Melody and Helen are the only 3 who I can see winning to be honest. They also seem to be the only 3 who ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING on tasks (save for Natasha who did the film). I don't actually know what Tom has done in the last 5 tasks.
with the target audience. It's as though they magically hear 'don't market it like this' as 'this is a BRILLIANT idea and will win you the task, definitely!' They become so blindsided by some idea one of them has thought up in the car, that all they think of is 'EVERYDOG, PANTSMAN, EVERYDOG, PANTSMAN' and it destroys their ability to take on board what the actual focus group wants.
But I'm worried that he's overstated his case now and is not long for the Apprentice world. I watched 3 episodes to catch up post holiday and he's the first person on the apprentice I've seen who seem to realise banter is the best way top negotiate, not just hammering someone in the face.
Tom is great too, but LORDSUGAH don't like clever people
The man is a clear mentalist. Manipulative, scheming, passive-aggresive, I'm not even kidding, but he's got all the clear signs of psychopathy.
Yes, he's charmed his way to good results, and yes, he's entertaining, but do I like him? Do I fuck.
Tom is the smartest by a long chalk but unless he gets his hands dirty and starts coming up with the goods, Sugar will get rid of him in exactly the same way Pol Pot got rid of anyone with glasses.
1. Leon complaining that he had been given far too long to prepare the pitch, I think he scoffed at the 5 hours he had. AND THEN HE FLUFFED THE WHOLE THING.
2. Vincent to dog trainer: "Can you make him go on all fours" Dog trainer: "You mean make him stand up?"
3. Glen to male voice artist: "We want you to do a really high female voice"
'Yeah, you did well mate' (no you didn't)
Well done Leon. Well.Done.
he could have read through it loads to Susan and Edna and got it exactly right. Complete bell. He would have been better off standing their silently and showing the drawings of those cats he was doing. It was like he didn't want to win really.