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Ridiculousness
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Not as bad as Rob Dyrdek's other show, Wild Grinders, but still a well-known symbol of how far MTV has fallen.
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: Paramount Media Networks
Starring: Rob Dyrdek
Chanel West Coast
Sterling 'Steelo' Brim
Seasons: 28
Episodes: 900+


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.

Ridiculous(ness) Qualities

  1. It's nothing but 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. Quantity Over Quality: Despite being poorly received, MTV milks the series to death and by now has produced over 28 seasons and 900+ episodes, since 2011! In fact, there is a possibility that the show will never, ever end!
  3. 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.
  4. The majority of the comedy is poor and mostly relies on "offensive = funny" jokes, which is both offensive and annoying.
  5. Rob Dyrdek can be an annoying host at times, constantly making unfunny jokes.
    • Some of 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."
  6. The show itself is rather pointless and boring, especially since you can have much better enjoyment from the videos by just watching them online, as said by 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, kids."
  7. 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, which is bestiality.
  8. Generic-sounding rock soundtrack that makes the show feel dated as it sounds like something from the 2000s, which may have been intentional.
  9. Poor pacing. There are many times where the hosts will stop the video they're watching which is jarring since they usually talk about exactly what happened.
  10. The spin-off, Deliciousness, is the just same show but about food, so there's absolutely no reason to make it.
  11. Similar to how CN milks Teen Titans Go! respectively, this show is overplayed way too much on MTV, taking up over half of the channel's schedule.
    • On top of that, MTV keeps making numerous spin-offs of this show, like Deliciousness (as mentioned above), Adorableness, and Messyness, just to name a few.
  12. 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 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. It airs so much that it can even give Teen Titans Go! (from 2014–2018) a run for its money.

Good Qualities

  1. There are some funny moments here and there.
  2. There are a lot of great celebrities that come on the show, most of which are pretty entertaining.
  3. Some of the videos shown are funny and enjoyable.

Reception

Ridiculousness has been panned by critics. However, the show has a 6.2/10 rating on IMDb.

Videos

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