Ridiculousness

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Ridiculousness
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From the creator of Wild Grinders, comes this...
Genre: Clip show
Comedy
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: August 29, 2011 - Present
Network(s): MTV
Created by: Rob Dyrdek
Distributed by: ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Starring: Rob Dyrdek
Chanel West Coast
Sterling 'Steelo' Brim
Seasons: 18
Episodes: 560


Ridiculousness is an American comedy clip show created by Rob Dyrdek that began airing on MTV on August 29, 2011.

Plot

Ridiculousness strictly showcases various viral videos from the Internet, usually involving failed DIY attempts at stunts, to which Rob and his panelists add mockery and reaction.

Bad Qualities

  1. It's a blatant rip-off of Tosh.0 and America's Funniest Home Videos but without anything that made both of those shows good, and instead it tries way too hard to be "hip" and "radical".
  2. Unfunny commentary that tries to be hilarious but just comes off as annoying; sometimes the hosts argue which is just completely irritating to listen to. Not to mention, Chanel West Coast's laugh is very annoying.
  3. The majority of the comedy is poor and mostly relies on "offensive = funny", which gets old really fast.
  4. Rob Dyrdek can be an annoying host at times, constantly making unfunny jokes.
    • Some them are also pretty cruel and disturbing such as one that endorses animal cruelty by stating "If you have a fat cat, feel free to kick it all you want."
  5. The show itself is rather pointless and boring, as you can have much better enjoyment from the videos by just watching them online, as said by of David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle, "The best thing about watching viral videos online is that you don't have to listen to Dyrdek's patter or the stellar contributions of his guests... the bigger danger is in watching the show in the first place: You might die of boredom. In other words, don't try this at home."
  6. A handful of videos they show aren't remotely funny and can sometimes just be downright disturbing, such as one video showing a man raping a chicken.
    • Please note that this is zoophilia.
  7. Generic-sounding rock soundtrack.
  8. Poor pacing.
  9. The spin-off, "Deliciousness", is literally the just exact same show, so there is no reason to make it.

Good Qualities

  1. There are some funny moments here and there.
  2. There are a lot of great celebrities that come on this show.
  3. Some people might enjoy it because of the videos shown.
  4. Some of the videos shown are actually funny and enjoyable.

Trivia

  • In recent times, it dominates the MTV network as episodes air non-stop and takes up a lot of the schedule, with many days airing nothing but the series, leading to the series' (and MTV itself's) ratings dropping significantly due to the target audience growing tired with the lack of variety. Towards the end of the 2010s, MTV has grown so fond of the show that by 2019, MTV's weekend schedule was bombarded by Ridiculousness reruns. Then it only grew from there; according to a Variety article, in late-June 2020, a staggering 113 hours a week (out of 168) of MTV's schedule consisted of Ridiculousness. In fact, it airs so much that it can even give Teen Titans Go! (from 2014–2018) a run for it's money.

Comments


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Crs3011

6 months ago
Score 1
This is one of the reasons I don't watch MTV and I was born in the wrong era. If I lived in the 80s-2000s, then MTV will be my favorite channel. Now they keep airing the same shows non stop for 24/7.
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Noahsusername

5 months ago
Score 2
This article highlights everything I hate about the show, I absolutely despise the show man. The base idea of a show where people watch videos on the internet but with a high budget is a tough idea to make good because it's a minimalistic type of content in the first place. However, Ridiculousness lacks the things that can make this type of show successful, like how in tosh.0, Daniel can provide a similar style of commentary to youtube (in the sense that it's uncommon on TV) and even bring the people from the show for an interview.
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Noahsusername

5 months ago
Score 1
Also, I've seen the video of the guy fucking the chicken before, but why the hell did they put it on Ridiculousness?
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SmileFace24

5 months ago
Score 2
This show is actually Ridiculous.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

4 months ago
Score 1
Ridiculousness, the Teen Titans Go! of MTV.
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Landslider

2 months ago
Score 0
I remembered watching this
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Missing boi

2 months ago
Score 2
Oh come on this show is great!
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Ivan97Miraheze

2 months ago
Score 0
Yeah, great load of garbage!
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SuperJaleo245

one month ago
Score 0
God, MTV Needs To Not Air This FOR ONE WHOLE DAY!!!!
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MrDanisyourMan

one month ago
Score 1
560 episodes?! Why, Just why MTV?!
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YoungArtist79

one month ago
Score 0
Pretty much the only good MTV shows now are Fear Factor and The Challenge.
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EoflaOE

one month ago
Score 0
To add insult to injury, MBC Action airs Ridiculousness, but once a day with a rerun. Not like MTV where they put hundreds of hours of it for a week.
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JAndTheBigTV

23 days ago
Score 0

I like this show. Not kidding you.

But, it honestly has gone downhill.

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