The dreaded clip show
In the Boardroom, Sam's father had a point, because Trump was all about leadership. Bowie said Sam was no leader. Kwame said Sam was no leader also, though they don't show that. Trump asked Sam several times whether it was just "over" for him, and while Sam tried to act like he had no idea what Trump was talking about...he did. And he understood it even more after Trump, you know, fired him. Sam glared at Trump in a way that made kittens in faraway lands hide under sofas. In his voice-over, Trump actually praises Sam for having been "passionate." Sure, easy to say now that Sam isn't dangling outside his window from a rope, demanding an autograph. In his bonus interview, Sam says that he learned that he has great talents and ideas, and needs to improve his communication skills. That's almost sort of true, in that it's partly his need to business-speak people to death that makes them not like him. "And I learned that a lot of people think I'm certifiably insane," he says happily into the camera. Hey, whatever your destiny? Be at peace with it, I say.
Next up was the task of managing a shift at Planet Hollywood, where...well, no one cares what happens there. The women, as Trump says, resorted to "their usual tactics." We see the hooker boots, the teeny skirts, and the generally bottom-rung approach taken by the women. They don't show the part where Katrina told some guys who said they would rather come the next night (the men's night) that Planet Hollywood was closed that night. It's a good thing Katrina never made an enormous, puritanical stink about someone else's business ethics, or she might be looking like a bit of a hypocritical horse's ass right about now. ["HATE!" -- Sars] Anyway, the next night, Troy and Kwame launched the Autograph Scheme, in which Kwame -- never, apparently, giving anyone any false information about who he was -- sat in as a celebrity and learned that a lot of idiots will pay money for your autograph on the sheer expectation that it might be worth something. Troy felt that this was a "creative spark of genius," but it ticked off Bill and (even more) Nick. Bowie, on the other hand, had no luck pushing the Planet Hollywood merchandise, because the people he was trying to sell to weren't idiots and it isn't ten years ago. I kind of felt for Bowie in this task, I now remember, because...Planet Hollywood stuff? Who buys Planet Hollywood stuff anymore? I think even Schwarzenegger sold all of his on eBay a few years ago, didn't he?