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American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior: A Meeting Is Set

16 Apr

April 16, 2012

For those of you who missed it, Donald Trump fired Paul Senior on last night’s Celebrity Apprentice. His task? Put on a puppet show. He failed. But did he really lose? His teammates loved him, he was (until last night) universally praised by Team Trump, and he never lost his temper. In fact, other than badgering George Takei in week one, he came off as easy-going and affable. Millions of people who never saw him on American Chopper have a very different opinion of him than we do. It was an amazing job of spin control and changing his image.

A MEETING IS SET April 16, 2012
 OCC starts a 1970s-themed build for MyPillow, while PJD puts the finishing touches on a bike for Newmont Mining. Then, in a promising move, Senior and Junior agree to meet in person.

A lot of Jason to begin with. Sorry. MyPillow has hired OCC to build a 70’s bike and of course, who do you think of when you think 70’s? Jason Pohl of course. Luckily Senior has some ideas.

PJD is finishing the bike for the mining company and the centerpiece will be a lump of gold straight from the mine.

Vinnie and Rick got together in the usual diner and the topic was the odd text (U lie stay away from me) that Mikey sent to Senior last week. These are the two sanest guys in their shops and they genuinely care but really, they should both butt out. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Rick, surprisingly, reported back to Senior that Vinnie knew nothing about it. Rick, stay out of it! Meanwhile, the man himself, Mikey has not appeared yet this week.

At about 9:30 Paulie called Senior to set up an off-camera meet. I think he’s right. Senior agrees but he also says it is like he is cheating his fans. Why is he worrying about his fans when his son is reaching out him? I think someone is really managing his image behind the scenes.

“The bottom line is that I have to make a phone call and reach back out to him.” Where would this show be without cell phones?

Meanwhile, and forgive me giving them short shrift, the bikes were built and unveiled and the show ended without Mikey but it did have a phone call between father and son to set up the meet.

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