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On last night's season premiere of the Celebrity Apprentice, Keshia Knight Pulliam (aka Rudy Hutxable on The Cosby Show), was the first contestant to be "fired" by Donald Trump in part because she refused to call up her 'ol TV dad for a charity donation.

The celebs' challenge was to hit up their other celebrity (and "celebrity") friends for a charity bake sale, with Pulliam being her team's project manager. Her team lost, and when summoned to Trump's boardroom set—flanked by Piers Morgan and Ivanka Trump—the judges are incredulous with Pulliam for not giving Cosby a call.

"I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don't know how long," she tells them. "'So for me to pick up the phone, having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a Cosby event—I feel that's not my place to do."

Ultimately, Pulliam was ousted, with Trump invoking Cosby's name and his money right before firing her.

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As Vulture notes, the episode was shot about a year ago, before the resurgence of sexual assault allegations against the comedian.

Update: Donald Trump's fine with it.