The image game’s runner-up? Adam Carolla, a contestant cut early in Celebrity Apprentice’s run after falling victim to the Michael Andretti Curse. (Trump want to fire Andretti. Carolla not allow Trump to fire Andretti. Trump get angry and fire both.) Not only did The Man Show host help ease Hall into a win, but he did it with a sense of humor that made you wonder why Jimmy Kimmel has scored all the success. Bonus points, of course, go to Carolla for getting Teresa Giudice to counter his claim that she’s naïve by stating she’s the exact definition of naïve. And for joking Giudice likely thought “naïve” was a brand of douche. Best line of the season, from Celebrity Apprentice’s best douche!
The funniest moment in the live finale came when Trump told Teresa, “Adam called you naive..Are you naive?” and Adam jumped in with, “She thinks that’s a brand of douche.”
Teresa’s eventual answer to Trump’s “are you naive” question showed that Adam might be right about her not understanding what the word means: “Not at all. Definitely not,” Teresa responded. “If anything, I’m a little too trusting and I try to find the good in all people.”
I don’t know how Donald Trump will ever find a cast to match this one but topping my list of suggestions for next season are Phaedra Parks (of the Real Housewives of Atlanta), William Shatner (and if you don’t know who he is, shame on you) and Lindsay Lohan (hey, your comeback has to start somewhere). Can. Not. Wait. Celebrity Apprentice 2012, over and out.
Looks like the websters at NBC.com are just as shocked as I am that Arsenio Hall was crowned Celebrity Apprentice last night:
Seriously: I’m shocked but happy for the guy. He seems OK, he worked hard — he raised way more money than Clay — and I sense he could use the break.
Too bad for Clay Aiken, losing to a black guy for a second time though.
Speaking of which:
Second funniest moment? Hall explaining that his party guests hadn’t arrived yet because they were “running on CPT — Colored People Time.”
Funniest moment: Adam Carolla saying “douche” on live TV.