October 20, 2005 12:15 AM by Joe Blackmon
It’s episode five of The Apprentice Martha Stewart and Jim Bozzini continues to push the envelope. Martha Stewart decides that it’s time to do something about Matchstick’s losing streak and she reshuffles the teams. Ryan and Jennifer are asked to take turns picking members for new teams.
Martha shows up via satellite again to assign the teams their challenge of creating a new salad dressing for Wishbone. Matchstick comes up with Rosemary Lime Vinaigrette, while Primarius comes up with Asian Vinaigrette.
Jim takes an unusual approach to selling salad dressing for his team Primarius. He spouts out one liners to customers telling them “don’t’ be shy, give it a try,” “it’s been known to cures warts,” “no obligation to buy sir, we’ll just browbeat you until you do,” and “massage the wife’s feet, she’ll love it.” One customer overhears Jim telling Howie “they don’t have the f****** balls” and complains to the store manager. The store manager tells Jim that a customer complained about him using the f-word, and Jim lies to the store manager telling him, “No, not once.”
Martha Stewart likes both salad dressings, but the task comes down to sales. Matchstick brings in $20 more in revenue than Primarius. For their reward, Matchstick wins a trip on a schooner.
In the boardroom, Martha decides that it’s going to be between Jennifer and Jim for elimination. Martha’s advisor Charles sums it up as “I think we’re dealing with a nut on one hand and a weak manager on the other hand.” Martha decides that it’s more interesting to have a live wire around than someone who is an ineffectual manager, and she tells Jennifer, “You’re just not working for me.”