Next, Sam hatches a new plan, which is to find one guy who will pay a thousand dollars for a lemonade. This would be called The Fat Chance Plan. He approaches a gentleman and explains to him that by buying this lemonade, he will be participating in the American dream and he will have a story to tell. As Sam explains it in an interview, Trump gets people to pay twice what they should for Manhattan real estate -- "thousand-dollar lemonade." It's an interesting theory, aside from the fifty or so reasons why it would never work, starting with the fact that double the value of a cup of warm lemonade on the street is not a thousand dollars. At first, the mark doesn't even think he understands what Sam is proposing. What's the deal, other than a thousand bucks for a cup of lemonade? Nope, that's the whole deal. Sam tells the guy that he's giving him his word that if he buys the lemonade for a thousand bucks, he will experience the American dream. I'm not sure he should say that, and that may be what they're talking about later when the legality of Sam's tactics is briefly discussed. A hopeful Sam interviews that he just thinks Trump will really go for a "killer thing to do" like trying to get people to spend a thousand bucks on lemonade. The guy chooses not to do so, unsurprisingly. Sam says he is sad. He's showing his weaknesses. The team doesn't respect him. Gee, I wonder why that is. After the fact, talking to Bill and Carolyn, Sam still can't own up to the folly of his plan, and he insists that it was worth a shot. Carolyn points out that he spent twenty minutes not contributing to the selling at all. As they go into the last hour, Troy encourages his broken-down team to go for a strong finish to their day. He's getting very high-school-quarterbackish as the task draws to a close.
The guys do seem to have a little luck trading on the sheer charm of their approach, and late in the day, they seem to do some selling. Troy says in his interview that he thinks they beat the women.
When we return from commercials, it is 9:00 AM the next morning. Look, a tall building! In New York! The candidates file into the Boardroom, where Carolyn and George -- but not Donald -- are waiting. When all the candidates have arranged themselves nicely, divided by team, the wooden doors swing open and Donald enters the room. As he sits down, Donald announces that he's "really busy today," so this has to go quickly. Maybe this is the day he has his hair done. I assume it takes all day. When he is seated, Donald turns gravely to Carolyn for an assessment of how the men did. She first notes that they "found a location very quickly," which I suppose is a version of the old "we're lost, but we're making great time" joke. She speaks admiringly of how the fellas "tapped into some local resources" (that was the part with the free cups), and ultimately, the guys doubled their money. Now it's George's turn. He says that the women started off with "mass confusion," but over the course of the day, they pulled it together. They not only doubled their money; they quadrupled it.