Here's a bit of Apprentice trivia-the song used for the Apprentice is
"For the Love of Money" by the O'Jays .
Indeed making money by selling T-shirts was the theme of this past week's show-4/28/05.
The company was, of course, Haynes. The design was to be done by a famous pop artist. The store for the sale was Trump's daughter's favorite spot, some boutique called SCOOP.
That factoid about the famous pop artist eluded me. It also eluded the team of Alex and Tanna.
Craig and Kendra composed the other team this past week.
For the entire show I was sure that Alex and Tanna won the task.
So were they.
It turned out that Craig and Kendra's more mundane but nonetheless handsome T-shirts, one with a hood, raked in twice the cash as the dazzling creations of Alex and Tanna. Even though Tanna sold her "bedazzled" T-shirts for over $50 each!
Tanna got the great idea of adding some sparkle to their team's T-shirts by affixing some rhinestones and such to their woman's version of the shirt. Turns out Tanna was once quite the "Bedazzler".
Once upon a time I had a Bedazzler with a whole bunch of pretty beads. I never could get my Bedazzler to work. In fact the thing still sits in an attic cubby somewhere, never used.
But hey, I like the notion of the extra "oomph" such as rhinestones add to a clothing article. T-shirts seem particularly amenable to such added pizzazz.
I was so caught up in what I thought to be such an original idea that I totally ignored the pop artist angle. So did Tanna and Alex and my goodness, those two were right there! The Donald brought up the folly of their decision in the Boardroom. Craig and Kendra brought in over two grand while Alex and Tanna tallied a little over a grand.
Although I must note here that both teams did an admirable job. Under most circumstances I would hardly consider Alex and Tanna's endeavor to be a failure. But the show's rules are that there is a loser and there is a winner.
With the money verdict delivered, Alex and Tanna were thus summoned to the Boardroom. Where somebody would, as The Donald put it, "be fired".
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It wasn't until then that the importance of the pop culture artist came to me. And also Alex and Tanna. For the two were so wrapped up with the Bedazzler idea that they failed completely to market to the major audience. Which would be fans of the pop culture artists. A mistake that Kendra and Craig did not make.