La Toya coming back was honestly a majorrr surprise. She got herself back on the show and got a second chance, so she really has to prove herself.
When NeNe and Star came back in the vibe was real crazy, I guess that's why Star left.
It was great to give Terrance from the United Methodist Children's Home 80k. I'm the only PM that has won two times and bringing that money home to ATL was a major victory!
Task delivery began and Mr. Trump surprises everyone by switching NeNe to our team and Meat Loaf to A.S.A.P.! Wow, we didn't expect that... but okay that's part of the game... let's go. John Rich immediately says he has Jimmy Fallon and Larry the Cable Guy that can help out. This guy is a beasttt! La Toya steps up as PM, she puts herself back in the hot seat again. Go girl. Meat Loaf steps up for A.S.A.P.
We get back to the war room and NeNe is a ghost. We all call her ova and ova with no answer. Oh well, we gotta get these dollar bills innn! Code red, let's goooo! John gives Jimmy Fallon a call and he calls back and says he can make it! We are lookin' good! Mr. John Rich kills it again! John Rich writes a new hit song, "Where the Hell is NeNe?" Haha!
Over on the A.S.A.P. side, Star goes afta Tracy Morgan and locks him in. Marlee says that she is doing comedy also. A.S.A.P. looks on point so far. Mr. Meat Loaf starts to pound the phones for money. Although they booked Tracy Morgan, I think the fact that he is just on video is not big enough. We have Jimmy Fallon in the flesh!
La Toya starts to pound the phones for money and can't really pull much in. Ivanka is shocked when we say NeNe is a ghost, and we basically get back to work tryin' to find money. Mr. Trump is the only one that gets NeNe on the phone and begs her not to quit. I think NeNe is so hurt by what she calls "Trump's favoritism" to Star that she just leaves.
I'm eatin' a lot on this episode... WTF. Lol!
When La Toya reveals that she got a text sayin' NeNe quit, we can't even believe it. We are here to raise money for our charities and she hasn't brought any home yet. I would stay for those reasons alone, but some people just can't take it.
We have to take a break from fundraising to pick our comedians. We pick some nice talent and get back to work. Meat Loaf seems to be really bringing it in. On our side in the Backbone war room - myself and John Rich keep bringin' it in! More and more $$! La Toya is tryin' but she is jus not getting major commitments.
Meat Loaf is really breaking down because the money he is raising is money that is from people that give to his charity [Painted Turtle]. He feels that if they lose that money it's taken away from those kids and he tries to get Mr. Trump to say each team keeps their money.
We get goin' on lockin' more money in. Money money moneeeeyyy. John Rich gets a donor to come in with 20k cash! That's biggggg! Then Jimmy shows up and he brings a check!! We are feeling good ova here at team Backbone! Jimmy also shows us the song he wrote for the show! "You're Fired!" We are havin' funnnn!
Ova on A.S.A.P.'s bus, Meat Loaf is still down and worried about the money. The girls get behind Meat with support and push him to go on. That's what teammates dooooo! Well, it's time to open the doors and get this thing goin'!
A.S.A.P. goes first and I hear a sax player and bass player... I'm like what is this... a jazz club? I know we gonna kill it cause we got a different kind of energy!! A.S.A.P.'s show seems to flow pretty well, but I like our comedians better and the Tracy Morgan video does not come off big. It's Backbone time!
We get it goin' and the comedians are rockin', so we close with Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy's set is amazinggg and totally has the room in tears with his material! Well, we put on a great show, but the task is about fundraising! It's Boardroom time again. We have two wins in a row... let's hope it's three!! Here we gooooo.
As Boardroom starts, Meat Loaf immediately breaks down. When I saw this, in my mind I think we had won. As Meat Loaf talks I totally understand his passion for his charity. It really touches me and I think touches everyone. Mr. Trump starts to realllllly go in on NeNe and calls her a quitter and says Star kicked her ass! I'm like damnnnnnnn! Mr. Trump does not like quitters, and I knew he was gonna be super pissed when she quit.
He also goes on to say that La Toya is a solid player and has a lot of respect for her. Ivanka says she was and is always impressed by John Rich and myself, and Mr. Trump goes on to say how solid a player I am also. This makes me feel really good because I don't think Mr. Trump knew much about me at the start of the show. Yeahhhhhhh!
John Rich surprises us all again with saying if Meat Loaf loses he will PERSONALLY match what he raised. That's a true friend and humanitarian.
Now it's time to reveal the winners. A.S.A.P. - 102k, Backbone - 82k, so Meat Loaf wins and keeps his money and gets an additional 82k to help Painted Turtle. Congrats on the win my friend, you worked hard, you deserve it! Buttttt we lost... now one of us will go home. It's never a good feeling in the Boardroom when you lose.
It's a fundraising task, and John raised the most money, so he is safe. I came in second and La Toya raised the least. I had John beat, but the Jimmy Fallon check pushed him ova the top! Haha. Mr. Trump asks me who to fire and I say the PM or the person who has raised the least amount of $$. Of course in my mind I know the outcome already. La Toya is the only person to get fired 2 times on this show! Freakin' crazzzzy! We are down to the final 5 now! I can't believe I made it this far! Yeahhhhhhhh!
It's down to just me and John Rich. The Jonzzzz! We kick ass! Lets goooo!
The next task is delivered and it is OnStar. I know a lot about this product because I have it in my car.
John steps up as PM and of course I got his back! Marlee is PM on the girls' team and can you say remmatttttccchhhh!
We sit down with the OnStar guys and get all the info we need for the task. We want to use something with "On" because their phrases are "Live On" etc. Meat Loaf throws me with the bike comment. WTF?? It's about puttin' it in cars that it was previously unavailable for.
We get back to our war room and immediately the ideas flow. I see the white backdrop (what we call a "psyke") when we walk in to the space and I lock in to using it, makin' a clean commercial like the Mac / PC commercials. I didn't wanna waste too much time doin' all this outside stuff. John has not been feeling good all day and starts to lose focus. Every noise seems to get to him. I know that this means a lot of the pressure is now gonna fall on me. John is my homie, I got his back so I am ready to step up.
Over at A.S.A.P. Meat Loaf seems to be allllll ova the place! That's my boy though! Haha. To quote Marlee "He's like a tornado on crack!" Bwhahahaha.
Back in Backbone we lock in to "discover on" as our main theme. The OnStar execs stressed to us over and over that one of the main points was that the product is now available to almost everyone. So people who don't know OnStar can now discover it! Yessss!! We lock in to our script and vignettes... I got my crew set up and we are rolllling baby!
A.S.A.P. chooses to NOT have a script. Meat and Star seem to be havin' problems. Meat thinks she is wastin' time. That's not good cause we are focused. I come up with this idea for our soccer mom's van to fall from the sky and also our college girl to push the next shot / frame. Big special effects, but easy shit to do in the edit. John is worried but I'm not. I went back in just to double check with my editor, and we were good.
On the girl's side it seems that Marlee has laid back and let Meat take ova. A.S.A.P. finally gets started shootin' but Star seems to not be able to get her lines out. They are losin' a lot of time and in these tasks you need every minute of the day! They had all these set-ups and also had to get props. That's too much work. Uhh ohhhh.
We get to the edit bay and notice A.S.A.P. is not there!! John and I say to each other they probably took too much time doin' too much and overthinkin' shots! A.S.A.P. seems to be stuck in traffic. Wayyyy behind people! We are feelin' good in our edit and are rollinnn. Then of course you get hiccups, but we keep pushin' to the wire and get it done! John as PM was rightfully stressed because we were runnin' out of time and this one special effect move was not workin' but we finally got it! Wheeewwww!
A.S.A.P. finally gets in and goin'... good luck players. Star and Meat Loaf still seem to not be clicking. If they lose, these cats r gonna fight!
Presentation time - A.S.A.P. is up to bat first. Their commercial is cool but not touching like ours! We were feeling verrry confident about our finished product and are readdyyyy! John hits them with personal connections, their new "on" and a great commercial! We nailed it!
Mr. Trump meets with the execs and they loved me, except they said I was ova the top! What?? I'm Lil Jon!! They say the soccer mom in the van was not wearing a seatbelt, but homie the car was not movin!!!!!! You can't fault me for that! Dangg. Oh well, it's Boardroom time. Lets gooo.
Mr. Trump shows the videos and in my mind I'm def not feeling A.S.A.P.'s video. I thought it was very bland. I know we have won when I see it. They didn't let the consumer know the product was available now and we had way more product placement.
Meat Loaf revealed to me later that he actually did like our video more. Ha haaaa!
The execs said we showcased the product very well and the girls didn't. They got on me about the seatbelt shizit, but the car wasn't movinnng!!! And in Marlee's video someone was behind the wheel without their seatbelt also... geez.
And the winner isssss?? The Jonzzzzz!!! The Jonz are in the final 4!!!! Yeahhhhh!!!
Uhh ohhh cat fight time. Star puts Meat out there for the humor and they say Star was in charge of product placement.
When Mr. Trump asks Marlee who he should fire, she says Meat Loaf. I'm like "Wooooooo." Mr. Trump also says "Marlee, you are PM, you should have taken control." Hot seat back on her! Star says Meat because of the video and me and John are like damn, they tryin' to get rid of him, he gotta fight. Come on Meat... swing back!
He calls out Star for the product placement and branding! That was what her job was and that was a main fault for them losing. Wow, Star says don't call me "sweetie" to Meat... danggg. Meat and Star are goin' at it. That was a big surprise and they aren't even in the Boardroom! She did say we don't need the shot, we got it on the disk. She hits Meat with enough, and Meat is like WTF, hell no. Off da chain. I'm surprised Marlee is not sayin' anything.
Mr. Trump gets on Marlee again for not steppin' up as PM to take control. I think that is a valid point. But everything is going back to branding, and Star was in charge of it... she is out! Wow! The final four is Lil Jon, John Rich, Meat Loaf and Marlee!