Second Verse, Same As The First
Anyway, Danny got himself fired, which he probably deserved. And which saved us a lot of uncomfortable guitar moments. Michael made some really good snotty remarks about Danny's wardrobe in the Boardroom, and Stephanie thought Danny needed to "take ownership," and voting is for baaaabies. Danny interviews (unsurprisingly) that he's decided to "take this experience and grow with it." By which he means "sing irritating songs about it." He apparently hasn't learned nearly enough, because he sings a song with his guitar that is about how he got fired "before a chick." Or "before a hot chick." Does it really matter? It's a matter of degree, I think.
In week four, it was time to work with Nipples Deutsch to make a Dove ad. Magna got sucked into this horrifying cucumber-porn situation, because they thought it was risky. "It was risky, but it was also stupid," Trump voices over. Heh. Yeah, somebody else wrote that, too.
New:: Magna tries to sell Carolyn on the cucumber porn idea while they're waiting at the studio to start production. Carolyn looks unamused, and Kendra interviews that as she actually got to the point of explaining the ad to Carolyn, she kind of...couldn't. I feel you, Kendra. Thus, Michael jumps in and explains the idea, because as much as he hates it, he doesn't hate the idea of explaining it to Carolyn, because sometimes a really lengthy exposition of a complete train wreck for which you think you won't be blamed is pretty funny. Carolyn doesn't even seem to think at first that she even gets it, but sadly, it turns out that she does. There's so little to get, really. Michael calls the whole thing "embarrassing," but I think he kind of got a charge out of it. You can't tell me that seeing Carolyn drop her teeth in appalled disgust didn't blow his skirt up just a little bit. Michael tells Carolyn he doesn't think the idea is really right for Dove, but he allows that the team is "trying to shock." Carolyn interviews that she finds the ad "an incredibly bad idea." Hee. Not just a bad idea. An incredibly bad idea.
So, yeah, over at Net Worth, Kristen made enemies everywhere with her "abrasive style." She also was kind of incompetent and weird, and even Audrey knew Kristen was screwing up, which is like having your singing cringed at by Phoebe Buffay. The teams screened their ads for Trump, who found the cucumber one "the worst commercial [he'd] ever seen...until [he] saw Net Worth's ad." Ha! I really think I have to hold out for the fact that Magna's is worse, but I'll buy the joke anyway, because I am the cheapest date ever. Nipples and Trump decided that both teams sucked, and both teams would have to come to the Boardroom. There, it was Kristen who ultimately took a walk. I love the part where Trump says that he was half-tempted to fire the entire group and get new candidates, by the way. Kristen tells us that she "did an incredibly awesome job," and she says that she wouldn't change anything. So to sum up, she'd go back and lose all over again, given the chance. And she wouldn't even have the guy in the ad wash his face.