Anyway, Protégé takes a walk and talks about ideas. Heidi interviews that they made Troy the PM, and it's going in perfect order -- she was the PM, and then Kwame, and then Troy. See, perfect! It's not at all relevant that this is Troy's third shot as PM, and Heidi's only done it once. She's not avoiding responsibility at all. Noooope. Troy says, "So we could have two teams, because we have one rickshaw thing that would be, like, us being the celebrity rickshaw." And I think that explains why Kwame spent time on the thing -- the dossier isn't public yet, but I think one of them was required to actually drive one of the rickshaws for a certain period of time. Same reason Amy and Katrina were doing it for the other team. I think it was a requirement that they actually pedal one themselves -- it makes for far better television, so I'd actually be shocked if that weren't the case. Kwame says that they had to try to think up an angle that went beyond just "running rickshaws around the city." They decide to brainstorm. I'm sure that will be quite the tsunami. As they sit around and talk, Troy's big idea is a prepaid punch card, so you'd buy ten rickshaw rides at a shot. He says in an interview that this was his "creative idea" -- to buy rides in bulk from the rickshaw company owner, basically, and then resell them in bunches of ten. They agree that they might be able to sell these cards at the "fancy hotels" around Central Park and the like. Troy tells the team, "We just won, you guys." He is very confident that there are a lot of people who only don't ride in bicycle rickshaws more often because it's too inconvenient to buy the rides one at a time.
VersaCorp sits around examining the rickshaw company's website and pondering how they can make extra money. Boyfriend Bill floats the idea of the drivers wearing costumes. Uh...just look pretty, okay, Boyfriend Bill? Pretty much any idea that involves "costumes," I am inherently against. Anyway, as it turns out, Boyfriend Bill is the PM, because he won (or possibly lost) a coin toss with Amy. He goes on to mention to the team that maybe they could "dress up as different Disney characters." Katrina makes a bitchface, which is slightly justified in this case, not that she would make it any less if it weren't. But yeah, I don't think I'm taking a pedicab ride from Goofy. Katrina seems to think that they should dress up like Ben Affleck and Sharon Stone. Or something. I don't even understand that suggestion, but it makes Boyfriend Bill make a face; the sound guy throws in a random drum cue just to emphasize that Bill's brain just popped a wheelie trying to get over the stupidity that idea. Amy suggests an incentive for the driver who makes the most money every hour. Bill thinks that they should "have a girl" give the rides. Learning from the women on the show, apparently. Katrina wants to "market" at the ticket center by Planet Hollywood. That being the same spot she wore her hooker boots to when she was a Shooter Girl. Bill and Nick look at her like, "Yeah, thanks, genius, we'll take it under advisement." And the sound guy throws you a loud "zoing!" just in case you don't get it. Suddenly, Amy has a thought: "We could advertise on the back of the rickshaw." Boyfriend Bill interviews that as soon as she made the suggestion, they knew it was a good one. Bill adds a piece to this idea, which is to go back to the people they already have had contact with in other tasks and ask them if they want to sell rickshaw advertising. Katrina makes another bitchface as Bill waxes rhapsodic about how it will be just like NASCAR, with the drivers and their advertising patches everywhere. "If we put this together, it'll be a bloodbath," Bill says. Hey, just like NASCAR!