I got distracted in an online conversation and totally lost track of time and my DVR is all a mess, so I am going into this late and will try to get caught up. I have to say, two hours is one hour too long for a show like this. I’m going to focus mainly on the women’s team tonight. I also found out recently that no one who gets eliminated actually gets to ride off in THE CHOPPER. How dumb is that? Just put them in a car then.
Task One: Welch’s Grape Juice is the sponsor. They have to create and 8-10 minute health segment that shows how Welch’s is good for your heart and lifestyle. Rocco DiSpirito is there as a judge.
Chael Sonnen is the PM for the guys. He volunteered and in an MMA fighter. Laila Ali is the PM for the ladies. Who will have the knock out? My money is on Laila who is currently in “nutrition school.” The winning PM gets $50K.
The guys are using a talk show approach with some music and comedy. Not sure this is the right strategy. For the first time, the guys seem to be squabbling. Chael becomes over confident because he is going up against the girls who have lost every challenge so far.
The guys wrote a song that Boy George sang as the intro and the close. Carson hosted. Lovitz did comedy spot. There was a health bit. I preferred the guys segment. But they perhaps didn’t mention the brand enough.
Lisa who has been drawing a lot of unnecessary attention to herself early on, also suggests a talk show format. Coincidence? I think not. Porsha is really good with her ideas. Laila wants to keep everyone on task. Laila wants to be much more serious than Porsha’s concept. Laila is a task master. And I think she will pull out the win. She wants to do a cooking segment. Rocco’s feedback is to make people laugh. Laila is not down with the humor. Everyone else tries to convince her to make it a bit lighthearted.
Their set is purple and grapelike. It’s cute. Laila gets bitchier as things go on. Porsha is really good at hosting and that is what she is going to do. I’m no Porsha fan, but Porsha is doing the most on this task. Actually, Kyle, Snooki and Lisa are the hosts and Porsha is a correspondent. Lisa cut Porsha off as she felt her segment was going too long. Laila made some juice.
Everyone says that Laila was great, except for Lisa. Lisa says that Laila held back the humor and she is worried about that. The guys all support each other.
The women win and Laila takes the knockout. Laila’s charity is the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Chael is furious with Ricky for not being supportive of the whole singing thing. Ricky says he expressed issues right away and that is why Chael should be fired. Carson says that Eric and Jon contributed the least. Jon blames Chael because he is the PM. Eric, whose only contribution was putting juice under the seats, says he did what he was told and if he goes home, he goes home. Chael brings back Eric and Ricky. Because of Eric’s “I don’t give a fuck attitude,” he will go home. And he was.
Side note: I am appalled these people have all the possible wine glasses at their disposal, and don’t know which one to choose for their wines.
King’s Hawaiian has been on this show a lot. They have broadened their brand to include BBQ sauce. The teams need to produce a viral video. This should be good for the ladies, their social media numbers are likely higher. Snooki/Nicole is the PM for the gals and the guys PM is… Matt maybe? One of the sports guys I think.
Kyle brings up a housewives concept and Laila loves the double dipping concept. It’s unclear if these two concepts were merging. Laila and Lisa start going at each other right away.
The girls shoot Laila’s concept about double dipping first. Kyle and Snooki talk about how Porsha is trying to take over the direction. Lisa and Porsha get into it. That said, the double dipping video seems to go quite well. On the other hand, the housewives video is not going as smoothly. Once again, Kyle will be tagged as the concept person if this doesn’t go well. Porsha seems to be rewriting it herself. So maybe Porsha will go. It’s chaotic. At some point, Porsha actually says, “Can’t we just get that chopper ready for Kyle?”
Porsha goes with Nicole to edit the video. Once again, Lisa missed the shot. To make up for it, Porsha and Nicole decide to make it full of special effects and craziness, because the footage is not strong. The housewives ad was not good at all, but the double dipping one was. Mostly because of the four videos, the double dipping one had a tight shot on the sauce. Honestly, that was due to Porsha’s blocking, not Lisa the director. Porsha is really blowing her dumb fake scenes on RHOA with this show. She is quite smart. For example, every time Arnold walks into the boardroom, he says, “Hello, Everybody!” Everyone responds, “Hello.” Except for Porsha who says “Hello, Governor!” Despite NOT being the Governor of California anymore, he has explicitly stated to his friend Jon Lovitz that he will call him Governor in the boardroom. He was probably kidding with his friend, like 75%. But Porsha will call him Daddy if that is what he wants.
Okay Matt is the host of American Ninja. I’ve actually enjoyed that show a few times, I just never made the connection. They guys are going sports related. Lovitz wants to do a video about women on the beach pouring the sauce on themselves. Apparently there are two ads per team. Boy George hates the woman on the beach pouring sauce on herself. Vince is also not thrilled with Jon’s idea. Jon storms off.
Boy George has a diva moment of his own. Matt is great about dealing with all the drama. Later, Matt looks into the camera and says of Boy George, “Do you really want to hurt me? Do you really want to make me cry?” Bravo, Matt. Bravo.
Speaking of playing hurt, Carson has fractured his elbow during filming. Lovitz is not listening to his teammates in the editing room. They should probably leave that to Jon. Jon is grumpy and kind of dramatic, but Vince has no idea what he is talking about.
The guys’ videos were both okay, but the football one was a lot better than the other one.
Arnold is very funny if you understand his
British Austrian humor. He asks about Carson’s sling. Carson said he was playing football and he’s not very good at football. Arnold follows up with, “Is this the first time you have taken down a professional athlete?” Carson says, “Well, on the football field, yes.”
Nicole says it was a challenge for her to wrangle all the strong voices on her team but everyone was very supportive and she is proud to call them all her friends. Lisa says that she thought the concept was better for the housewives video but once she saw how it was edited, the double dipping one was much better. Arnold asks about the concepts. Kyle admits the housewives video was her idea, but after editing it turned into something else, but she still liked it. Porsha says that Lisa didn’t give them the shots that they needed for the housewives video. I have to say, if I had never watched housewives, I’d be team Porsha all the way. She is a force to be reckoned with on this show. Lisa says in every boardroom she gets the blame. And she does. For a reason.
The guys are a bit happier with their final product, but there were many issues among the guys this week. Matt accuses Boy George of throwing a fit. Based on the amount of time he was at Dorit and PK’s house, I know Boy George doesn’t last long. This could be his time.
The executives like both of the guys videos but thought that the product appeal could have been better in Ricky’s football video. They were basically using the bottle of sauce as a football and it didn’t show how good it tasted is what I took from that comment.
The executives loved the double dipping video and the product appeal. There was no brand recognition in the housewives video. The men won. Matt won $50K for The Arthritis Foundation.
I need Porsha to take this bitch down. Lisa just called Arnold, governor. LOL. Too late to the party Lisa. Laila comes for Lisa. Nicole will not bring Kyle back. Or Porsha. Laila is going in hard for Lisa. Kyle could not be happier about this.
Once again, Kyle got off for her concept. Nicole brings back Porsha for editing with her and Lisa for not giving them the right shots to work with. Lisa says that Nicole is ultimately responsible as the project manager for letting Porsha fuck everything up. That’s a great lie to tell, but Porsha and Nicole had an hour to edit the shit Lisa shot. They made the choice together to go over the top with added bizarre editing because they had nothing to work with. Nicole has a breakdown. She wants to take the blame. She can’t deal with all the fighting. Arnold tells Nicole she is smart and did a great job. Nicole basically says this is too hard for her. Nicole seems relieved to be terminated.
I need Porsha to FIGHT TO THE DEATH with this Lisa bitch. If Kyle can’t win I hope Porsha does.
I KNOW! But I always speak my truth! She is rocking out this show.
In other news, to the idiots who are boycotting the show because Trump is and Executive producer in name only now, more than anything, he doesn’t want Arnold to beat him in the ratings. He feels he is irreplaceable. But not watching, you are letting him win. Um, again. And this probably matters more to him.