What do you get when you cross a 2-lb. hand weight with a world atlas? The edgy new design for a Pepsi bottle... right? Well, that's what The Apprentice's Andy thought before Trump fired him for fizzing out as team leader last week. Does the 23-year-old young gun have any regrets? Any secrets? Any gas after downing all that soda pop? Here, TV Guide Online invites this champion debater to argue his merits.

TV Guide Online: Regarding the Pepsi Edge task, I don't think I can improve upon the whoopee-cushion sound effects with which the guys in post-production punctuated your bottle's unveiling.
Andy:
How funny was that, the music they played when we were presenting? The thing is, when we were developing it, we thought we were right on. We thought we had a great campaign, so we were pretty excited.

TVGO: Maybe you were just a bit loopy from a sugar/caffeine high? You must've set a personal — if not world — record for soft-drink consumption there in the PepsiCo think tank.
Andy:
I love it — they took three days of Pepsi drinking and condensed it into about three minutes. I do like Pepsi, and I did a commercial with them, but I don't think I was that insane.

TVGO: Have any sex-toy manufacturers approached you about purchasing your bottle's rather, um, "unique" design?
Andy:
Not yet. By the way, how does this work? Do all these questions make it in?

TVGO: Of course they do. We have fun here. Moving on... Slipping $100 cash to each of the Pepsi designers — do you regret it?
Andy:
It was actually a bonus for their hard work, and they were pretty happy about it. I believe in taking care of people who work hard. That's my philosophy.

TVGO: Once Pepsi's decision was handed down, you seemed particularly peeved about not getting the reward of driving a race car.
Andy:
(Laughs) Yeah, I was pretty upset when I saw that they were going to race Lamborghinis, while I had to go to the boardroom. That might be my one shot to drive a car like that, so it was downright evil.

TVGO: Hate to dredge up a person's dark past, but you were the creator of the ill-fated "Crustacean Nation" toy concept for this season's first challenge, yes?
Andy:
I was behind Crustacean Nation and the million-dollar [prize] insurance policy [for the Crest task]. We actually wrote the entire insurance policy, but lawyers destroyed the whole thing. Usually, I place blame on the editors, but this time, I blame it on the lawyers.

TVGO: But who do you blame for Crustacean Nation?
Andy:
Uh, that one, unfortunately, I have to blame myself. I was going for the Tom Hanks-in-Big thing. In fact, an electronic comic book was my next idea.

TVGO: However, you also were the Project Manager for the winning NYPD recruitment ad campaign...
Andy:
There you go! There's some fair and balanced reporting!

TVGO: Are you proud that you stood your ground against Maria, who lobbied hard to include "more sex appeal" in the otherwise emotional commercial?
Andy:
Well, she's on the cover of Maxim, so maybe she does understand sex appeal. But the NYPD thing made it all worthwhile; I was pretty happy with the way our commercial turned out.

TVGO: I'm formulating a mathematical proof that Jennifer M. repeatedly eludes boardroom beheadings through the calculated wearing of tight, white blouses. You agree?
Andy:
(Laughs) Wow. Interesting concept... It's like the second gunman on the grassy knoll. I don't know about that.

TVGO: Much has been made of your debating prowess, so let's really put it to the test: Argue in favor of Hazel and Phinnaeus as good names for Julia Roberts' twins.
Andy:
I figure that they're going to be in therapy anyway, so she might as well call them whatever she wants.

TVGO: You're so young in the Apprentice scheme of things. Wouldn't it have been intimidating to work for Trump?
Andy:
The thing is, I have three older brothers, so I kinda have 23 years experience of always being the youngest person around. It's a role I've gotten comfortable with.

TVGO: Maybe if you went by Andrew instead of Andy...
Andy:
That's not a bad idea. I'm going to think about doing that.

TVGO: Oh, you're just humoring me. Hey, has word trickled down to the Apprentice contestants about our fun little interviews here at TV Guide Online?
Andy:
Yeah, word has been getting around. I like you guys. And you can quote me on that.