Memories, a blight on the corners of my mind
The teams got up to the suite and looked around, and they drank and stuff. Pamela volunteered to go play with the boys, and Bradford volunteered to go play with the girls. The women named themselves Apex -- or, actually, "Appex," but the show did them the favor of not putting them in a position where they would have to see "[sic]" after their team name in the captions every week. The men named their team Mosaic, which you will recall made Raj feel like he was wearing pink panties under his suit.
It was off to Toys 'R' Us for the very first task, which was to design a Mattel toy for little boys. In our first dose of NBSF (Never-Before-Seen Footage), the members of Mosaic try to learn what kids want by quizzing unsuspecting and obviously frightened children who are just trying to play with stuff and would rather be left alone. Rob hops down onto his haunches and says, "Heeey, bud!" The little boy walks away. Now Raj, with cane, asks a kid what kind of toys he likes. "Like, macho toys, with guns?" Raj asks. The kid refrains from saying, "Isn't your name...Mosaic?" Instead, he says, "I don't really care." Yeah. Doesn't really care about toys. Somehow, I'm not sure they have found a foolproof way to extract the truth from this child. "What do you think of tanks?" Raj asks. "You like tanks?" Rob looks up at Raj, like, "Shall we offer any nonmilitary options, or is the peace dividend not to be enjoyed in the entertainment market?" "No?" Raj continues. "Or...battleships?" In a really engaging interview that hints that Rob might have been kind of fun had he stuck around, he imitates Raj being all, "What do you think about battleships?" And it's a pretty good Raj impression, as well. We watch Raj try to entice the kid into holding his cane (I wish there were a better way of saying that, but there isn't, as Raj is saying, "Hold the cane! Hold the cane!"), as Rob explains that you don't talk to kids by towering over them with a cane. You get down low, like Rob is doing. They still don't talk to you, but at least they're not looking you square in the crotch, which is uncomfortable for everyone. Rob asks Raj to buzz off of kid-chatting duty. "I didn't throw the kids off that bad," Raj protests. "No?" Rob asks, and then as Raj turns away, Rob makes a very funny "if you say so" face. Aw. He might have been cute.