And the person fired tonight on Celebrity Apprentice was…. Oh, forget about that! Did you see Meat Loaf have en epic freak out for the ages? I didn’t think it was possible but he actually made the Rivers women (Joan and Melissa) seem positively calm and level headed. His verbal beat down of Gary Busey was so intense — and, ultimately, uncalled for — that it immediately takes its place as one of the finest fights in reality TV history. My full recap will be up at 2am (UPDATE: Click here to read Dalton’s full Celebrity Apprentice recap), but if you’ve already watched and want to sound off about what happened and who was sent packing, then read on after the jump for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday night’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice.]
The best part of Meat Loaf’s total loss of sanity was the fact that it was because he was pissed that Gary Busey had stolen his art supplies, only for it later to be revealed that Busey had, in fact, stolen nothing at all, and Meat Loaf’s bag of art was actually sitting in the corner. GENIUS! This was both the creative and comedic pinnacle of an all-around incredible episode that also featured flying hillbillies, Jose Canseco leaving to be with his sick father, the most unlikely art critic ever, Star Jones attempting to whisper to a deaf person, an interpreter brought to tears, and an art auction showdown between John Rich and Marlee Matlin that ended up raising the most money ever on any Celebrity Apprentice task — or season: an insane $1,640,000. When it was all said and done, Richard Hatch was sent home (or to prison, as it were) due to the fact that he raised the least amount of money and does not make for nearly as good TV as Gary Busey. Where does Meat Loaf’s explosion rank on the list of whacked-out reality TV moments? Hit the message boards and let us know. Then check back later for my full blow-by-blow account of the episode. And for more Celebrity Apprentice news and views, dance on a rainbow over to Twitter and follow me at @EWDaltonRoss.