What the E happened in episode No. 2?
Last week was a relatively simple task of raising money with cupcakes. This week is a more creative one in which the teams have to create a superhero character for the Web site Zappos.com.
The Kotu team led by skater Scott Hamilton somehow decided to focus on the letter “E” instead of “Z,” which is the letter focused on Zappos.com. That was Hamilton’s undoing. Trump fired him for that one reason although Hamilton was a nice guy across the board.
Actor/comic Tom Green questioned Hamilton incessantly. In fact, the two celebrities clashed big time. Many on the Kotu team had a hard time taking Green seriously, though it appeared Green really wanted to win the task.
“I think [Scott] had a hard time keeping the group under control,” Green said.
Tom “was divisive and undercut us every step of the way,” Hamilton said.
“Too many chiefs,” said Brian McKnight.
“I just wanted to win,” Green said. “E made no sense. I went through Z names.”
Jesse James also found Clint Black annoying, that he argued a lot. “He’s a snake,” Joan Rivers said of Black, watching the boardroom.
The women’s group also had problems, with poker player Annie Duke annoying Joan Rivers by not assigning her to writing the script. And “Deal or No Deal” presenter Claudia Jordan decided to shut her mouth when Melissa Rivers took credit for their Miss Z character. Then Jordan, who did the presentation, stumbled on words and looked flustered. To make matters worse, golfer Natalie Gulbes uncomfortably dressed as Miss Z and told the Zappos rep that she couldn’t wait to get out of the outfit.
But Zappos liked the women’s group better and they won.
Former UGA football player Herschel Walker also had a tough time dealing with Green. Oddly, Hamilton brought Walker into the elimination round to be his “advocate.” (He should have brought Clint Black.) Walker said Green was questioning everything and found him annoying. Walker earlier is shown biting back at one point, telling Green to shut up. Then he called him a liar when Green complained about not being part of the concept.
So it came down to Green vs. Hamilton. But since Hamilton was the team leader and came up with the “E” concept, he was a goner. He was supporting a charity to cure testicular cancer. (Ironically, so was Green.)
Atlanta singer T-Boz? She told me she was ill the first two challenges. (You see her coughing at one point.) Again, she was otherwise invisible.