LAST EDITED ON 04-10-05 AT 00:44 AM (EST)
If you believe the Apprentice is a reality TV show and are enjoying watching it each week then DONT, I repeat DONT read this post. Because once you read the Dirty Little Secrets about this show you will never look at it in the same way again.
First of all there is nothing real about this so called reality show. There are scripts, yes scripts, producers, props, and a director running the entire production. Everything from the facial expression each player/pseudo actor has on his/her face_to how they dress and what they talk and fight about is rehearsed and shot multiple time until the director has a perfect take.
For example, you know those close ups of Erin and Tana smiling or showing enthusiasm at the mention by Trump of some reward or business task? Well, the Director simply says, Erin smile like you are very excited. Then he shoots a close up and says cut. After that the smile of Erin's face is edited into the show like she is all of a sudden elated over something Donald Trump has said.
Even the so called mishaps and mistakes are scripted, rehearsed and directed. Remember when Chris lost the Visa Card? Well, that was all part of the script. He did not really lose the card. They put that in there for the same reason they do everything on the show. To sell product placements for sponsors. Visa paid 2 million dollars to Mark Burnett to have their product mentioned in the show. So Mark Burnett had Chris pretend he lost the card and Best Buy could not find it.
And the reason Chris stays in Best Buy for 5 hours, (actually it was only 15 minutes tops) was to get a shot of Best Buys monitors in the background with BEST BUY on the screen. BTW, Best Buy paid 4 million for that so called product integration. This money goes right into Mark Burnetts pockets so you better believe it is top priority.
Even the business task are set ups. Who will win and lose is all scripted in advance so it will benefit the paid product placement. Remember the body soap commercial? Well, the teams were purposely set up to both make crappy commercials so the sponsors could show their so called great commercial and look really good. And yes both teams knew in advance they would both lose.
As far as who wins the job well that too is fake. Mark Burnett and Trump decide that before the first show is even taped. The only thing that is real is the racist and sexist mentality of both Donald Trump and Mark Burnett. But don't be too hard on them they are just reflecting the racist nature of the Fortune 500 in corporate America where the top executives are nearly all white conservative males. There is not one black executive that works for Donald Trump. There has never been one and never will be one. And no black females either, or Asians or Hispanics. He does employ women but as you have seen from the show only young and beautiful white women.So you see Kwame never had a chance and Jen, well she never had a chance because she was up against a white male.
Remember the PS2 task? Well, Alex was set up to win in advance. They told him to go ask the black kids ( Mark Burnet Paid To Be There) what they thought. The black kids where told what to say. And Alex was told to put the logo of Playstation in his mural. Consequently they told Vera to do the exact opposite and to try and be artistic and represent the Harlem community. All this played out on the air as if one team did a good job and one did a bad job when it was all predetermined and set up in advance.
Now the reason they let blacks and women move up to the finals is only to bring in more demographics for the ratings. Remember blacks, Asians, women and other minorities may not get to run the companies of the Fortune 500 but they do buy the soap and burger king products that are advertised on the show.
So I am sorry to say that fan favorite Tana will not win. She will be set up to fail in order to justify the white male they preselected to win.
And no I can't tell you who will win because Mark Burnett would surely find out and sue me. So there you have it. The Apprentice is no reality show at all. But if you want to keep watching and pretending that an actual unscripted drama is unfolding before your eyes, go ahead. After all it is just TV.