Wild Grinders

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Wild Grinders
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"Mix a bit of "Rocket Power", "Johnny Test" and "The Nutshack" in a blender and you come out with this..."
Genre: Animated comedy
Slapstick
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: April 27, 2012 – February 12, 2015
Network(s): Nicktoons
Teletoon
Kabillion
Created by: Rob Dyrdek
Distributed by: MoonScoop Group
Starring: Rob Dyrdek
Sterling "Steelo" Brim
Kel Mitchell
Cam Clarke
Yuri Lowenthal
Chelsea Chanel Dudley
Erin Fitzgerald
Lee Harrell
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 52


Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders (or simply known as Wild Grinders) is an American animated television sitcom created and produced by former skateboarder Rob Dyrek. It aired on Nicktoons and Teletoon from 2012 to 2015.

Plot

The show follows Lil' Rob and his friends getting into wacky adventures as they skateboard their way out.

Why It Sucks

  1. Bad animation the character movements in particular, are very stilted and somewhat limited.
  2. Annoying voice acting.
  3. It has way too much slang.
  4. It rips off way better shows, including Rocket Power, Johnny Test (two other Nickelodeon and Teletoon cartoons) and Dennis and Gnasher.
    • It even uses a handful of sound effects that were also used in Johnny Test, including the infamous whip crack sound.
  5. Stereotypical and one dimensional characters.
  6. Meaty's voice in Season 2 is more annoying than ever.
  7. The art style is similar to the one the Nutshack uses, and that of Pixel Pinkie as well.
    • Also, the main characters look more like rappers than skateboarders. Rapper-looking characters were already used in the Nutshack, which fits well in it judging by its premise. On the case of Wild Grinders, however, it just makes it worse than the Nutshack!
  8. Laughably bad pacing
  9. Horrid designs for most of the characters, especially the design for Goggles.
    • Lil' Rob looks too similar to Dawg from the Johnny Test episode, "Johnny Re-Animated".
    • The Design for Stubford Hucksterball looks way too similar to Bling-Bling Boy's design from Johnny Test.
    • On top of that, the characters have some very odd expressions at times.
  10. Most of the plots are dull and boring.
  11. The show tries to be hip, but fails.
  12. Lazy visual effects.
  13. Stubford Hucksterball can be considered a Butt-Monkey since he gets tortured in many mean-spirited ways.
  14. Lil' Rob is an unlikable protagonist, all he cares about is skateboarding and he does not care about his family for example in the episode called "Golden Grinders", he wants to get adopted by a rich family just to get better skateboarding stuff and being famous showing that he cares more about skateboarding and being famous than his own family.
    • On top of that he also seems like a poor man's version of Johnny Test, however unlike Rob, Johnny is shown to care about his family and is very heroic while Lil' Rob is just an obnoxious selfish stereotypical brat who cares about nothing but skateboarding.
    • His habit of saying "WHAAAAAT?!" can get very annoying for some people.
  15. Annoying attempts at humor which sometimes just consists of gross-out, toilet humor with running gags throughout episodes just being how Meaty's farts are stinky.
  16. Unnecessary Jurassic Park reference in the episode "Roman Grinders".
  17. The backgrounds are really choppy looking.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Catchy music, including its theme song and end credits.
  2. Some passable character designs.
  3. The show did improve a bit in season two, although not saying much.
    • The animation and character movement became smoother in season 2.
    • The European Portuguese and Arabic dubs can also be considered improvements (at-least when it comes to the voice acting), but then again, not by much.
  4. Some funny moments here and there.
  5. It was of the more successful Nicktoons originals, and also one of the more well-known ones at the time.
  6. Jay Jay, and Emo Crys are tolerable characters.
  7. Some of the episodes were decent, such as "Out Of Tune", and "Meaty In Black".

Reception

Wild Grinders received overwhelmingly negative reviews. It currently has a 2.5/10 on IMDb and a 2.9/10 on tv.com is considered to be one of the worst Nickelodeon shows of all time.


On Google, the show has a user score of 68%.

Trivia

• It was over aired to the max on the Nicktoons channel, being the second most aired show on the channel behind Jimmy Neutron, until it was entirely ceased to air in late 2016.

  • Rob Dyrek, the creator of this show, eventually went on to create the MTV show Ridiculousness.
  • It Was Originally Gonna Have A Movie But Due Of Negative Reception

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Comments


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Daswagdude555

31 months ago
Score 1
RQ #5: What was the name of the film it spawned?
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Acapal8893

29 months ago
Score 1
It was called (and I wish I was making this up) "Texas Skateboard Horrorland Zombie Activity 3".
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HammerBro101

15 months ago
Score 2
This show is mediocre. It's basically a clone of ROcket Power, which is a better show.
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ItMeansNothing

8 months ago
Score 2
I actually saw this before and just hated it. It looked like a bad cartoon you would see on a Mexican kids network (not racist, just saying).
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Daswagdude555

7 months ago
Score 0
Eh, it looks more like something that belongs on MBC 3, imo (it's also still currently airing on that channel, btw).
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Azure09

8 months ago
Score 1
I was about to add the show in the Average Category because there are some viewers who like the show, but for some reason the wiki wouldn't let me.
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DeciduousWater534

8 months ago
Score 1
Just because some people like it doesn't make it an average show.
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DoubleD346

8 months ago
Score 1
The show is not average imo.
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Azure09

8 months ago
Score 2
Yeah, but there are some people who like Wild Grinders.
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DoubleD346

8 months ago
Score 0
Well there's gonna atleast be one person in the world who likes such a below average show, but just because some people like it doesnt make it average. Some people like nutshack but is it average? Nope, not trying to be rude just telling you :)
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Azure09

7 months ago
Score 0
That is false, and I'm not being a troll, but just because some people like bad shows, it makes the show average.
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DoubleD346

7 months ago
Score 0
Well you know what you know and I know what I know.
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Azure09

7 months ago
Score 1
Like Fanboy and Chum Chum, there was a lot of good episodes in the show.
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Snesboy12

6 months ago
Score 0
Azure09 might be right, as it has a surprisingly 5-star rating on Amazon Prime Video.
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DoubleD346

6 months ago
Score 0
But still he could be but with how low ratings are.
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DoubleD346

6 months ago
Score 0
Probably quality tho.
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DoubleD346

6 months ago
Score 0
Of episodes.
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Jclem05

5 months ago
Score 1
I actually thought this show was The Nutshack. The characters look so similar.
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DoubleD346

5 months ago
Score 0
Then again that 5 star review is only based on one review.
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Trashanimal

5 months ago
Score 0
It's the Wild Grinders! (it's a play on the Nutshack theme song)
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Stephenfisher2001

one month ago
Score 0
Looks like The Nutshack, but a kids version of it.
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KalloFox34

one month ago
Score 0
This is a ripoff of Rocket Power, which itself was mediocre at best.

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