Friday, 10 June 2011

The Apprentice: You're Fired : You're Fired

In previous series of The Appendix, we have watched the after show autopsy with almost as much interest as the program itself.

But, somehow, it's just not very good this year. We don't know why.

Is it Dara? No, he's funny, we like him.

Is it the audience? No, they wave their red cards with aplomb.

Is it the guests? Well, they are rather serious and boring. "When I started my business, all I had was half a worm and some stale cheese, and now I'm a multi-zillionaire. And the government didn't give me any help". Then the token comedian says, "Have you see the size of that chicken?" or some other random punchline, just to try and contribute in some small way. The guests are as dull as an afternoon in the Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station's Visitor Centre, but no, it's not them.

Is it Henry, the mild mannered janitor? Could be! No, only joking. It isn't Henry.

It's the contestants. My goodness, they are such a dull, tedious, bland bunch of half wits this year, aren't they? What has happened to the selection process? Even their 'best bits' are like a trailer for a romantic comedy starring Gordon Brown and John Prescott. The voiceover says, "It's this year's funniest comedy, Meet John and Gordy, two men on opposite sides of the political fence, but on the same side of love when their eyes meet across the Commons floor". No, forget that. The Apprentice 'best bits' isn't quite that bad.

Last year we had Mel, a very noisy gob on a stick, Stuart, say no more, and all the others, too numerous to mention. Oh yes, like Jamie, smarmy timeshare salesman. And some others. They were entertaining. Erm... the annoying girl. Forget her name. Tried to change the deal with the ticket office.

But this year's hopeless young hopefuls?

We wouldn't want to be in Lord Sugar's shoes.

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