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The Apprentice Season 1 Episodes

15 Episodes 2004 - 2004

Episode 1

Meet the Billionaire

Thu, Jan 8, 2004 60 mins

Part 1 of this 15-part reality series: all 16 would-be business tycoons begin work for "master" Donald Trump (who'll fire one at the end of each program). They all live together in a Manhattan loft apartment but work in eight-person teams by day, performing various tasks out of Manhattan's Trump Tower. Their first assignment: go to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...and sell lemonade. Executive producer: Mark Burnett ("Survivor").

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Episode 1

Sex, Lies and Altitude

Thu, Jan 15, 2004 60 mins

A sexually provocative ad campaign divides the would-be tycoons, who get a taste of corporate jet-setting. But a slacker among the 14 apprentices who remain falls asleep on the job, so "master" Donald Trump pares the field to 13.

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Episode 2

Respect

Wed, Jan 21, 2004 60 mins

Donald Trump shows candidate No. 3 the executive suite's door after an hour in which tempers flare and an underdog takes charge.

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Episode 3

Ethics Schmethics

Thu, Jan 29, 2004 60 mins

Business ethics are on the menu (and Donald Trump eats candidate No. 4 for lunch) when the teams are tasked with running a restaurant.

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Episode 4

Trading Places

Thu, Feb 5, 2004 0 mins

Big changes precede this week's task: selling at a flea market. And the losing team is testier than ever in the meeting at which candidate No. 5 is Trumped.

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Episode 5

Tit for Tat

Thu, Feb 12, 2004 0 mins

Protege and VersaCorp vie to raise money for charity at a Sotheby's celebrity auction. One of the project managers is too controlling, and one of the apprentices is out of control around celebrities. But a romance begins to blossom.

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Episode 6

Real Real Estate, Trump Style

Thu, Feb 19, 2004 60 mins

The task: renovating and leasing New York City apartments that are decidedly unlike the Master's Trump Tower penthouse. Squabbles erupt over which apartments to rent, and illness becomes an issue.

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Episode 7

Ice Escapades

Thu, Feb 26, 2004 60 mins

The task: marketing a new product. The winners will fly high in the Trump helicopter, while the losers face a bruising boardroom session before The Donald tells Apprentice No. 8, "You're fired."

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Episode 8

DNA, Heads, and the Undead Kitty

Thu, Mar 4, 2004 60 mins

The task: Pick an artist and sell his/her art at a gallery. One of the artists chosen does controversial work and one of the project managers makes a controversial decision. There's also a food fight, of sorts, before Mr. Trump tells Apprentice No. 9: "You're fired."

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Episode 9

Wheeling & Dealing

Thu, Mar 11, 2004 60 mins

The task: operating a rickshaw pedicab service. There are ethical battles and morale-boosting schemes. Meanwhile, two candidates jockey for position aboard a yacht and another visits an ailing parent in the hospital before Apprentice No. 10 hears those dreaded two words ("You're fired").

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Episode 10

A Look Back

Thu, Mar 18, 2004 60 mins

Nobody gets fired on this edition of the reality hit, in which Master Donald Trump recaps the first 10 shows and explains his termination decisions. The program also includes outtakes from past episodes.

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Episode 11

Circus, Circus

Thu, Mar 25, 2004 60 mins

The task facing the six remaining apprentices: Lure gamblers to Trump's Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Before their number is pared to five, there will be an abandonment and some conspicuous high-rolling.

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Episode 12

The Price Is Height

Thu, Apr 1, 2004 60 mins

The task confronting the five remaining candidates involves the sort of pricey Manhattan real estate to which they all, no doubt, aspire. The losers are left behind in a plume of jet vapors and, after "Mister" Trump's boardroom ritual is over, the apprentice roster stands at four.

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Episode 13

Down to the Wire

Thu, Apr 8, 2004 60 mins

The road to that "dream" job at Trump Tower is down to the final four, who'll face intense grillings before the Donald says those two little words to two of them.

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Episode 14

Episode 1.15

Thu, Apr 15, 2004 120 mins

Donald Trump tells the winner, "You're hired!" in a "boardroom" in Studio 8-H at 30 Rockefeller Center (the site of "Saturday Night Live"). But first there are tasks awaiting the two remaining candidates. One promotes a Jessica Simpson concert at Trump's Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City; the other organizes a celebrity golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

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