The Apprentice (US)

The BEST episodes of The Apprentice (US)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The ultimate sixteen-week job interview where eighteen Americans compete in a series of rigorous business tasks, many of which include prominent Fortune 500 companies and require street smarts and intelligence to conquer, in order to show the boss that they are the best candidate for his companies. In each episode, the losing team is sent to the boardroom where they are judged on their performance in the task. One person is fired and sent home.

Last Updated: 3/19/2022Network: NBC
The Mane Event
93 votes

#1 - The Mane Event

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/14/2008

The two teams sell rides on a horse and buggy business in Central Park. While Empresario worked exceptionally well together, Hydra seemed to go completely into self-destruct mode . . . and still shockingly made more money for the win. All proceeds went to Project Manager Piers's charity. Empresario went to the boardroom, where no one was fired, a first for Apprentice history.

Sweat Equity
124 votes

#2 - Sweat Equity

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/25/2010

Donald Trump mixes up the teams and assigns them to create an original celebrity workout for 24 Hour Fitness. Both teams' workouts must impress the 24 Hour Fitness executives as well as bring in the most donations. The celebrities call their high profile friends for big donations and both project managers are pushed to their limits. At a key moment, one project manager reaches an emotional breaking point. In the boardroom, Trump announces that one team has raised the largest amount ever in "Celebrity Apprentice" history. In the end, Mr. Trump has no choice but to make what is, for him, a "tough decision."

The Croc and the Rat
92 votes

#3 - The Croc and the Rat

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/2008

The remaining celebrity contestants must create awareness for a footwear company's shoe-donation campaign. One celeb steps up the drama by defecting to the other team. But is that defector actually serving as a spy? Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. are the project overseers.

Final Two Brew
155 votes

#4 - Final Two Brew

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/23/2010

Live from the Skirball Center in New York City, Mr. Trump will decide this season's winner of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' after first revealing who did the best job on the last task. In the final moments of this task, one of the finalists scrambles to finish in time, while the other is forced to soldier on alone after being left in the lurch when a helper suddenly leaves. At the launch for the new Snapple teas, one finalist delivers a more polished performance, while the other seems to have the edge with the crowd. In the end, Mr. Trump makes his final decision, live, and determines who will become the next 'Celebrity Apprentice.' The entire celebrity cast returns to join Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and George Ross for the live finale.

Quality, Value and Chaos
123 votes

#5 - Quality, Value and Chaos

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/21/2008

Both teams need to create a ten-minute commercial which will generate the most sales.

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May The Spoon Be With You
51 votes

#6 - May The Spoon Be With You

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/12/2013

Mr. Trump fires two contestants before the finalists are challenged to take on their biggest task yet. They must create a new flavor of Walgreens Delish brand premium ice cream, produce a promotional video, and raise money for a launch event featuring the new flavors. With six fired All-Stars returning to help them, the two finalists must rely on everything they’ve learned to win the ultimate prize - $250,000 for their charity and the title of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. With time running out, one finalist can’t edit their video down to time, while the other finalist has trouble finding donors for the launch event.

The Mayor of Stress Town
55 votes

#7 - The Mayor of Stress Town

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/5/2013

The All-Stars are asked to design a Foxwoods Resort themed suite and host a party at the brand-new Barclays Center. One detail-oriented Project Manager gets too literal with the theme, while the other team's plan could be shut down due to bad weather.

Bread and Badda-Bing
93 votes

#8 - Bread and Badda-Bing

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/13/2008

Both teams create a sandwich which they need to sell the most of in order to win.

Under the Hammer
92 votes

#9 - Under the Hammer

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/27/2008

The Live Finale will determine the winner of Celebrity Apprentice and they will win $250,000 for their charity.

Scissors and Some Creativity
60 votes

#10 - Scissors and Some Creativity

Season 15 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/2017

The star competitors are assigned to market a new product for a health-food brand. Later, they must create a digital brochure for the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. Appearing: Bob Harper and Tracey Edmonds.

Lightning Strikes Mr. Hang Brain
55 votes

#11 - Lightning Strikes Mr. Hang Brain

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/31/2013

The celebrities are tasked with creating original, three-dimensional artwork. But winning the task comes down to fundraising, and one contestant struggles with bringing in enough money to keep the team safe in the Boardroom. Meanwhile, the other team's Project Manager has to deal with a teammate who over-promises and under-delivers.

Ahab's in Charge, and He's Gone Mad
53 votes

#12 - Ahab's in Charge, and He's Gone Mad

Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/28/2013

With just six All-Stars remaining, the teams are asked to write, produce and direct a demonstrational video to highlight LG's Smart Home and Home Entertainment systems. One Project Manager's runaway concept leaves the team with little choice but to follow their leader, while the other team gets too caught up in small details.

Painting By Numbers
93 votes

#13 - Painting By Numbers

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/6/2008

Both teams sell works of art by artists they have selected.

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Pepperoni Profit
95 votes

#14 - Pepperoni Profit

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/6/2011

The 16 celebrities are divided into two teams and tasked with running pizzerias; the teams set a fundraising record; the first contestant is eliminated.

The First Leaf That Hits the Ground
57 votes

#15 - The First Leaf That Hits the Ground

Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/14/2013

The All-Stars must once again work to promote popular Australian Gold products, this time by creating a silent film. One project manager is cast aside when a power-usurping teammate takes over the task. Meanwhile, the other project manager risks everything by going against the advice of a teammate.

Blown Away
68 votes

#16 - Blown Away

Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/6/2012

The remaining contestants produce a four-page print ad for a digital touch-screen hair dryer. Returning apprentices John Rich and Marlee Matlin then interview the final four celebrities, after which Donald Trump selects the final two players.

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I Have No Time For Anyone's Ego Except My Own
46 votes

#17 - I Have No Time For Anyone's Ego Except My Own

Season 15 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/2017

The two finalists continue a task from Carnival Corporation by preparing an ad campaign, hosting a party and producing a show. Later, the Governor names the winner. The season finale features music performances and guests, including Caitlyn Jenner.

Who Stole My Phone?
15 votes

#18 - Who Stole My Phone?

Season 14 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/2/2015

In the first task, each team must create a "photo bomb" and hashtag campaign for King's Hawaiian. An incident involving two celebrities ends in an explosive Boardroom showdown. In the second hour, the teams must write and produce a 30-second jingle for Bud Light Lime Ritas flavored beverages. Both Project Managers have to deal with unruly teams, and a heated Boardroom concludes with a shocking decision by Mr. Trump.

Are You My Zulu Dancing Man?
56 votes

#19 - Are You My Zulu Dancing Man?

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/21/2013

When tasked with creating an interactive travel expo for South Africa Tourism, the All-Stars find a former competitor now on the other side of the boardroom table. Down in numbers, one team tries to get the task done with a lame teammate, while the other team's project manager drops the reigns and their concept gets out of control.

Bon Voyage
62 votes

#20 - Bon Voyage

Season 15 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/6/2017

The celebrity teams must create in-home demonstrations. Later, they're enlisted to produce an ad campaign, host a party and stage a variety show for Carnival Corporation.

Fire Up That Chopper
97 votes

#21 - Fire Up That Chopper

Season 15 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/9/2017

A task for Kings Hawaiian barbecue sauce gets spicy when Carson brings the heat; Welch's puts the teams to task in a live health benefits demonstration.

Radio Days
123 votes

#22 - Radio Days

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/2/2010

Both teams are assigned the task of creating three radio commercials for Clockwork Home Services. To impress the executives, the teams must create original commercials for the company's plumbing, electrician and heating & air conditioning services, and one team may have pushed the envelope too far. Tempers flare when one celebrity questions another’s ability to perform, but in the end, one team’s commercial wins over the client, and Mr. Trump sends another celebrity packing.

Back to Work
127 votes

#23 - Back to Work

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/16/2010

Sixteen candidates, all affected by the economic crisis, arrive in New York City for a 13-week job interview with Donald Trump. Trump divides them into teams and tasks them with creating a modern workspace. A fight breaks out on one team, and on the other side, the leadership abilities of the Project Manager are called into question. During the presentation, an office hazard leads to an accident, putting one team's fate in jeopardy. In the end, one team pulls out a win, and a candidate on the losing side becomes the first to hear Trump's fateful words: "You're Fired!"

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Live Finale: A New Celebrity Apprentice Is Crowned
16 votes

#24 - Live Finale: A New Celebrity Apprentice Is Crowned

Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/16/2015

The two remaining finalists complete their last task with some help from eliminated contestants; Donald Trump announces the season 14 winner.

Jingle All the Way Home
72 votes

#25 - Jingle All the Way Home

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/29/2012

The stars must write and perform a 90-second jingle for a roadside-assistance program. But the task lacks harmony when mutinies and internal power plays mar both teams.