Quick Quiz! Do you really want Michelle to be able to say she had to force you out of bed mid-task?
James is getting antsy at the bus, with the crowd, when Aaron arrives with the Laker Girls, like eight or ten of them, and everybody cheers, and they start signing autographs. Aaron, in interview, describes it as "almost a mob scene," pointing out the very smart and salient fact that the final measure of success is the audience surveys, which means giving them a great atmosphere and environment from start to finish. Basically, even if they don't have a good time, fooling them into thinking they're having a good time is just as good or better, because they're going to be filling out comment cards. This is the key to this task, and any audience survey task, and I've never thought about it that way, but it's held true every season. Smart. Stefani hands out snacks and water and is adorable, and Ivanka arrives, to be conducted onto the bus by James, who screams about how she is their SPECIAL GUEST. I think people clap for her. The guy driving the bus is wearing an Uncle Sam hat for no reason. FAMOUS PLACES BEAUTIFUL FACES, James screams like a billion times, and then proceeds to talk crazy for hours and hours. Aaron interviews that James has a "dominant personality," and that his loudness is both good and bad. He yells about Sean Connery for a while. Aaron begs him to calm down, from his interview in the future. James asks for a ROUND OF APPLAUSE for the PARENTS of the world. Stefani interviews, chuckling, that James is "like an emcee with a whole lot of energy and nothing to say," and admits that she wanted to wring his neck. If they lose, she says, it's on James. Everybody wonders what his deal is, on the whole bus. YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS IS THE CRAZIEST TOUR BUS YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON, he screams!