The execs are completely bemused by the guy with the seaweed on his head, and they have to explain the whole commercial, hilariously, because Dan ramps up to almost his previous psychotic-break talking about how it's a shipwrecked raft, but that the shipwrecked raft represents, like, his life, or his stupid job, or whatever. Put your stuff away, Dan. If you're really that wigged about your life, I'll be your Norwegian Jewel. They usher the Rushees out and then the execs talk about how the GR beginning was "surreal" -- they have no idea, I wish they'd met PCP Dan! -- and especially humorously, they missed the entire connection between the guy in the raft and the guy on the boat. Awesome. Meanwhile, they thought the Synergy ad was cool, because while the black-and-white sliver was "negative," like the shipwreck guy, it was also "jarring," I guess in a good way, and that it "picked up momentum" and was "original." Oh, Dan. I will miss you so, so much. The teams return, and Trump enters in a fuchsia silk tie telling them that the execs were "impressed" and "pleased" with both ads, but that it comes down to -- as one exec explains -- the voice-over vs. the subtitles, because the text assumes everybody's watching, but not everybody watches commercials with their mouths hanging open like Tarek apparently does. Or maybe he is too good for TV as well, and just assumes that's what is going on. The execs mention the interesting point that both spots "started with a bang," but one of them was just confusing, while the other was intriguing and then made itself clear. So of course, the "winnergy is Synergy," the exec misspeaks adorably, and then Tarek and Lenny are very sad hearing about how they'll go to the Boardroom. So is Lee, but he's beneath my notice so you didn't hear it from me.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A- | 558 USERS: C+
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