Michelle's saying that work is good, and stick-to-it-ive-ness is good, and all these things are good: pitching in, and doing your best, and trying even when it's hard, and accepting that some people are natively stupid and nasty and that you have to, in the real world, work with them. She's not in any confusion about what things are like in the world of the game, or even in Trumpworld. But what she's saying, the reason this is so awesome, is that she's also capable of playing on another field entirely, the field that says this is a shark-jumping travesty of a game show that has taken to introducing really extreme situations and drama for its own sake, because that is what television is about. And lest you think Trump's going to follow her to the new game board, what we call reality, let's review the facts of Trump. The "ambience of the Rich and Famous" that are his bread and also his butter. This is a man who, given enough signifiers -- blonde wig, fake tits, low-cut dress, Russian accent, the sense of being easily impressed by money and perceived power -- could be tricked into marrying Ed McMahon. Everything for him: marriage, sex, power, money, this show, is a finite game whose meaning is dependent on the observer. Harm to the game, such as she's committing, is harm to him. Watch him freak.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: B | 572 USERS: C+
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