"How Do You Make a Wonder
Woman?" - June 28
I turned on the show last
week, and saw that we had the AFI movie awards instead.
I rejoiced - and then hoped that the show was going to
be fired. No such luck. We're back again with more
people who are trying to win $25,000 by acting like
morons. The first set of morons are...
John Grange (Waiter, Seattle, WA) - He's a tall,
glass-wearing guy who will be working at 'Big Apple
Brandon Gibson (Bartender, Memphis, TN) - He's
balding on top, and while as 'George's Woof and Poof',
is hoping to make all of his co-workers lose their hair
Brandon's boss is Hector, while his co-worker is
Natalie. Hector loves high-energy, but he hates smokers
and he hates to repeat himself. Brandon's already trying
him on that last part, as he makes Hector repeat
everything he says as he shows Brandon around. He
continues to test his patience by wrapping a dog that
he's working on up in a towel and making him look like a
dog burrito. When asked to dry off the dog, Brandon
starts to play with the toys instead.
The person who is training John is Edgar, and his
co-worker is Gustavo, but Ozzie is the boss. Ozzie hates
goof offs who are sloppy and despises bad customer
service. Edgar is doing a good job in training, but when
he starts describing the process as 'boom boom', John
starts creating his own dance track. John celebrates
when making his first smoothie, but when Edgar tells him
that it's going to get busy, John just yawns. Ozzie is
looking on, and is not happy with what he sees.
Back to Brandon, who is staring at the dogs, but who
feels that it's much more fun to play with the toys and
lick the dog bones instead. Can dogs get germs from
humans? His continuation f the toy playing annoys
Natalie's dog, French, and Natalie tells him to cut it
John is getting tested on how to make a 'Wonder Woman'.
John keeps guessing wrong answers. At this point, Edgar
is starting to sense that something is not quite right
here. 'I know your memory's not that burnt.' Is he
realizing that his company is getting burnt?
Brandon has another dog to groom. While he's grooming
him, Hector is questioning his Brandon and saying that
he's not going to get anything done if Brandon sticks
around. While he's saying that, Brandon calls Hector
over to ask him on how to clean the dog. Hector tells
him as they are eating breakfast. It's 11 am and Brandon
is already on the verge of getting canned.
It's 11:06 am and John is getting tested on how to greet
a customer. Edgar is the customer and Ozzie wants
service. John greets Edgar like he's trying to pick him
up at a sleazy gay bar on 42nd street. instead of
annoying them, though, they both crack up laughing and
assume that he is fooling around. He isn't, however, and
does that exact same approach to the first female
customer that walked in the store. She isn't taking it
nearly as well as she is grimacing at him. He finishes
it off with 'tipping makes you sexier'.
Watching this melee from the back is Ozzie and Edgar,
who both like him and like the fact that he is a joker.
They do want him to tone it down, though, or else they
may have to fire him. Toning it down does not include
taking a cell phone call in the middle of work and
yelling at the person - while in the store. That gets
him yelled at by Edgar, and I wonder if we will see both
people canned before noon.
NOON - Well, neither person gets canned, but Brandon
takes off for lunch. Hector wonders if he's from space,
adding that he's not taking care of the dogs quick
enough. He's going to send Brandon home when he comes
back from lunch. The good news is that he would indeed
get fired before 3 pm - but possibly way too much
before, as it gives John plenty of room to get canned
and win the $25,000.
12:09 pm - Speaking of John, he has to go outside and
clean. He wipes the windows while on his cell phone.
Edgar and Ozzie notice it and they think he's funny.
They send Gustavo to spy on him, which he does, and
notices that John is still on the phone - but now
sitting on the outside patio instead of cleaning it,
while talking to Wendy and telling her that the job
Brandon takes an extended lunch, and winds up sleeping
at the lunch table at 1pm. At that same time, a customer
at John's smoothie shop wants a Hercules. John does the
wham bam percussion noises and makes a little drum
serenade while making the drink...until he forgets how
to complete the smoothie. Ozzie calls Edgar over and
tells him that they don't need John anymore and to get
rid of him.
1:25 pm and Brandon is still working on a cute little
black dog. At 2:02 pm, he is also still working - on the
same cute little black dog while Natalie has cleaned 4
2:03 pm - John asks the customer what she's doing
tonight. A stunned customer yelps and that gets Ozzie's
attention. Won't be long now...
2:07 pm - Brandon is told that he's done - but Hector
didn't fire him. That may change when Brandon is caught
smoking in the back.
2:10 pm - Ozzie tells John to go home and come back
tomorrow, citing that things are slow. Edgar reads John
a list of everything that he's done wrong and emphasizes
the phone calls. That's no good for John - he needs to
get fired today before 3pm, because Brandon is certainly
going to be.
2:15 pm - Meanwhile, Brandon wants Hector to fire him
but Hector isn't saying the magic words. Apparently, to
win, the boss has to say 'You're Fired'. Hector does so
at 2:21 after a drawn out debate on the job
qualifications. Brandon is smirking to himself after he
John is almost already out the door, and another cell
phone call should just about do it. Edgar finds him
upstairs on that cell phone and confronts him, where he
takes another phone call, but he's getting frustrated
because they don't want to fire him that early. At 2:48,
Edgar brings him over to Ozzie and they hold a little
tribunal, after the hearing, Ozzie cans John, but did
the meeting take too long? The final time for
John...3:13, and it did take too long. Brandon wins the
money, while a crest-fallen John still doesn't know what
the ingredients of a wonder woman is.
And now, game #2 -
Angela Kinsey (Office Manager, Archer City, TX) -
She's a fluffy blonde who will be working at 'Scrap Book
Meryl Chambers (Waitress, Miami, FL) - She s a
brunette who will be working at a clothing store.
We start with Meryl, who's boss is Christy. The boss
loves her name, hates lazy people, and is a neat freak.
Sure enough, Christy starts her day by sweeping the
floor, and sure enough, Meryl starts her day sitting
down and reading some magazines and other periodicals.
As for Angela, her boss is Ginger, who hates
complainers, cheerleaders and know-it-alls. Angela's
co-workers are Tina and Shannon, and as she is
introduced, she says that she can't do any heavy weight
moving. She then says that she doesn't like scrapbooks.
Off to a flying start, that Angela is.
10:05 am - Meryl gets tired of her shoes, so she takes
them off, much to Christy's consternation.
10:15 am - Angela starts singing as she is making
transactions. Her co-workers have already started to use
the phone in the back and complain to her higher-ups.
10:25 am - Meryl needs to use the bathroom. Once in
there, she makes vomit noises as the rest of the
customers in the store - and Christy - listen in.
10:47 am - Angela asks to help out. When no one needs
her help, she goes through the scrap books quite loudly.
Her co-workers are making faces behind her back.
11:00 am - Christy tells Meryl that when things are
slow, she should clean and find something to do.
Something to do for Meryl is to remain sitting down.
11:05 am - Angela finds a flying pig doll in the office
and starts playing with it. Her boss promises her
co-workers that she will get fired today, which is good
for all of them, but they want it sooner rather than
11:15 am - Meryl meets Kristina, a co-worker. When
Christy and Kristina are in the back, they talk about
what to do with Meryl and Christy suggests to Meryl to
go home for the day. Meryl says that she's ok and
pledges to work.
Noon - The co-workers do some dancing to a giant boom
box that the store purchased. Angela immediately
switches radio stations to classical music, then to the
Adult Contemporary stations, then back to classical,
then back to their first station. The co-workers dance
some more, which may be the only thing that's stopping
Angela from getting canned.
Meryl is organizing the clothing by putting them in
heaps. Christy is cleaning up for Meryl. Meanwhile,
Angela talks on the phone and tells her friend that
she's not into scrapbooks and she is a little hung over
from the night before. Ginger has had enough of that and
pulls Angela into her office. After hashing it out with
Angela putting down scrapbooks, and explaining that the
place needs a lighter mood, Ginger gives her one more
opportunity to get her act together.
1:05 pm - Meryl has come back from lunch. Apparently,
lunch made her quite drowsy, because she falls asleep on
a mattress in the back. Christy hears her snoring, but
ignores it...for now...
Angela says that she was a cheerleader, and Ginger
immediately stifles it. Meryl can't stifle her vomit
noises. Angela can't stifle the cheerleading.
1:45 pm - Angela is complaining that there's too much
light, adding that it gives her headaches. Meryl is
finally up and awake and is using her cell phone,
calling up to complain about her boss - who happens to
be listening in.
2:05 pm - Angela shows off the flying pig to a customer
as Ginger stares right at her. Meanwhile, Meryl takes
her shoes off again.
2:15 pm - Angela takes out her phone call again and
calls her boss crazy.
2:30 pm - Meryl uses the cell phone, complaining that
she's bored. Christy, who is listening in, says that she
can leave whenever she wants. Christy then tells her
that she's fired at the 2:41 pm mark. That's a pretty
good mark, and Meryl has her work cut out for her.
At the 2:41 pm mark, Angela calls Ginger over. Angela
says that she thinks that she can be more useful. They
chat for awhile, and Ginger says that this is the
requirements, and if she doesn't like it, she can leave.
They argue a little more and Ginger tells Angela to not
tell her how to do her job. After some more arguing,
Angela gets canned...but what time? As we know, Meryl
got fired at 2:41 pm. Angels got fired at...3:11 pm.
Meryl wins the money. Angela did get a craft cheer in
there, so it's not all bad for her.
We end the show with the usual 'let's see the look on
the bosses faces when they find out they are on TV'
look. John gets hugs, while Brandon gets called a brat.
As for the women's side, Meryl gets a hug from Christy
while all Angela's co-workers could do was keep their
That does it for this week. Join us in 7 days as we see
more co-workers' mouths agape.