Friday, March 13, 2009

5 Best Hamilton/Celebrity Apprentice Moments (There Was Time For Five??)

It’s not my intention to overload you with Celebrity Apprentice observations; if I had my way, it would’ve been one recap per week, for several weeks, until Scotty Hamilton had raised a bazillion dollars to the Cleveland Clinic and faced off with Annie Duke in the finals. But, quicker than you can spell EEE!, the gig is up. So it’s a two-part recap this week, then back to watching Cold Case while taping Desperate Housewives for me… how about you?

What follows is my list of 5 Best Scotty Celebrity Apprentice Moments—had he been on longer, the list could’ve grown to 10…

5) The opening shots of the whole series, when the “team” rolled in and all the guys (and many of the women) appeared a full FOOT taller than Scott.

4) When Andrew “Dice” Clay tried to divert attention from himself by saying Scotty was the one who should be fired (in episode 1). Especially ironic, the way Trump looked to Scotty as if firing him was the farthest thing from his mind.

3) Scotty’s shout-out to Doug Wilson, the recently retired TV director who handled most of ABC’s skating broadcasts for decades. Scott was working the cupcake trailer in the first episode, then shreiked “Doug Wilson! I can’t believe you made it!” as Mr. Wilson responds “Hey, when you call Scotty, I come.” Hee. I couldn’t believe it made it into the show; but then again, they did have to pad for a 2-hour episode…

2) When Trump delivered one of his banal “succeess tips” (If you don’t stand up for yourself, people are going to walk all over you!) and crowed about how he expected GOLD medal winner Scotty to have an easier time of it than Khloe Kardashian. Well, yeah, you’d think…

And 1) When Scott and his nemesis (at least for one day) Tom Green acknowledged the fact that they had one unique commonality—they were both testicular cancer survivors. There was an odd sort of sweetness to that moment in the midst of all the huffing and puffing, even moreso than the moment in there where Scott looked to Trump as if to say “Do you believe this guy?” and Trump gave him a wink as if to say “Hang in there kid, I’ll take care of this in a minute.” If that’s what he was saying, he didn’t lie…

One more tidbit: in case you were wondering how Hamilton’s newest book is faring in the wake of his airtime, it’s been hovering between 4,600 and 5,000 in Amazon’s rankings this week after peaking with a 1,073 rank in the past month or so.

In more uniformly interesting news…we’re just about a week away from Worlds!!!!

So here’s a performance from last year’s Worlds as the
Clip of the Day . I’ve run a few of these before, so let’s let this one be a surprise as to who it is.

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