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The Untold Truth Of Pimp My Ride


Pimp My Ride fans may have believed the MTV
show acted like a fairy godmother for car lovers who couldn’t afford tricked-out rides. Peek under the hood of this gearhead favorite,
however, and instead of finding a shiny V-8, there might be a hamster on a wheel. There’s no arguing Pimp My Ride’s popularity
and impact on pop culture, but the show’s behind-the-scenes reality makes the show seem
more like a lemon. Many cars with mechanical issues left with
the same problems There’s nothing glamorous about fixing a major
mechanical issue, and Pimp My Ride apparently didn’t try too hard. Instead, the crews seemed to use the cars
as elaborate advertisements for their sponsored businesses by installing eye-catching fixtures. Some problems were fixed, but contestants
have claimed the labor was sloppy, while others report the cars stopped working entirely days
later. One contestant, Seth Martino, said in his
Reddit AMA that his pimped car was a “polished turd” that he couldn’t even drive—until
he spent $1,700 of his own money to replace the engine that the crews neglected to work
on. But hey! At least he got a robot arm that can ding
a triangle for some reason! “Check that out.” “That thing is crazy!” Great job, guys. The process took months The show gives the impression that people
got their cars back days later, the paint still wet, but some car owners report it actually
took upwards of seven months. Shops had to order parts or make custom details
that required time. To top it off, former contestants told Huffington
Post that MTV didn’t always provide an alternate car for the entire time. Seth Martino told HuffPo that they only paid
for a rental for the first two months—and worse, because of his young age, most reputable
companies wouldn’t even rent a car to him. Bogus Backstories When contestants didn’t seem interesting enough,
the show added some spice. Some cars were doctored to look worse in the
“before” shots. Martino revealed in his AMA that producers
planted candy throughout his car. He wrote: “I know I’m fat, but they went the extra mile
to make me look extra fat by telling the world that I kept candy all over my seat and floor
just in case I got hungry.” This begs the question: why humiliate a contestant
on a show with a guy who looks like this as a regular cast-member? Well, apparently the producers wanted a reason
to install a cotton candy machine. Worse, the cotton candy machine didn’t have
a protective hood. Martino never even used it after the shoot. Surprised? The element of surprise is great for good
television, and Pimp My Ride always started with an unexpected knock on a jalopy-owner’s
door. But how many do you really think answered
at just the right moment? That’s why car owners were prepped beforehand. Some contestants knew they were finalists,
while others were already mic’ed up and ready for retakes. Contestant Jake Glazier explained that producers
didn’t think he seemed excited enough, so they made him do it again. This is what faked overreaction looks like. Other times, if a person’s house didn’t seem
right for television, they’d go to a different home altogether. For a show starring a guy named Xzibit, they
sure did keep a bunch of weird stuff under wraps, huh? “Alright you need two things. You need these, you’ve officially been pimped,
alright? Get outa here…” Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch
more videos like the one you just saw. And leave us a comment to let us know what
you thought was the sketchiest part of Pimp My Ride…

Yvette Parker

100 Comments

  1. New show idea….Mad Max Burnout Apocalyptically Destroy my car. Turn VW bugs into spiked up rat rods, Priuses into skull welded death cars and Limos into death trooper carrying, flame thrower wielding , heavy metal guitar toting ,maniacs with huge speaker mounts, crazies swinging on poles and on the way to burning man !!

  2. If they weren't going to fix the rides and just give them useless novelty crap, why not just go the extra mile and have paid actors play the recipients? Then you aren't inconveniencing real people with holding their car for 7 months and not paying for a loaner the full time so you can use that budget to install a popcorn machine they'll never fucking use.

  3. If they could remake it and get the work done right I could see joe budden making it lit again both older and younger crowd would watch every episode faithfully

  4. The whole knock on the door and suprised car owner always looked faked to me. It's so obvious that it was rehearsed

  5. Sound like a load of ungrateful bitches!

    My pimped ride was a transit van with a spunky mattress in the back and a black n white tv wired to a spare car battery.

  6. TV is make believe. They lie to you wherever they can. Don't you know that?

  7. It was a ricer show let's be honest, if the major issue with the car was the transmission or engine they would just put lighter stuff in it but not even touch the real issues since their "mechanics" didn't actually know how to do those bits they only knew exterior and interior modifications which is only a small portion of a mechanics degree

  8. And back in the day when I was a kid watching that series I thought all the custom installations were the dopest sh*t

  9. Waited my entire childhood for xzhibit to knock on my door😢

  10. besides all that mentioned in the video, the cars looked like shit after the "pimp"

  11. GET A FUCKING LIFE!!! YOU ARE JUST STRAIGHT-UP A FUCKING HATER !!! PROBABLY DIDN'T GET PICKED NOW YOU TRASH A SHOW THAT ACTUALLY HELPED PEOPLE, AND OF COURSE THERE WAS ACTING INVOLVED, THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL UNLIKE YOUR BASEMENT SHIT !!!AND THAT FATASS PROBABLY BROKE HIS FUCKING CAR THEN WANTED SOME MORE ATTENTION SO MADE UP THIS BULLSHIT, AND HE DIDN'T GET FAT FROM EATING KALE SO HE CAN STOP FUCKING LYING!!! ADVERTISEMENT IS OBVIOUS,THAT'S HOW THEY PAY FOR THE FUCKING SHOW YOU FUCKING IDIOT LIKE YOU DO WITH YOUR ADS !!!! AND THEN HATING ON XZIBIT COZ YOU KNOW YOU WILL NEVER GET TO HIS LEVEL BOY!!! YOUTUBE IS YOUR CEILING SO GET READY FOR THE DOWNFALL!!!

  12. Xzibit on Pimp My Ride be like "Yo man we heard you use the toilet every now and then, so we put a toilet next to the 3000 watt speakers in your ride".

  13. Can’t blame them it’s entertainment. We were entertained. Oof

  14. First of all what would be the point of having a robotic arm that plays the triangle in your car??

  15. I knew for one that alot of the shit was overexaggerated look at some of those cars ripped up busted tail lights garbage on the seats and shit they purposely made them look that bad for the comedic effect

  16. U kinda catch xzibit often somewhat bored and not hyped at all for the cars. I guess thats just normal ofc he somewhat acts pretty well in my opinion, but also he doesnt need to act alot also since most of the time u see the crew working on the car. I always kinda had a grumbly feeling about mtv after i got a lil bit older since it just was seeming way too good to be true. I still sometimes watch older episodes just becouse i really love low riders also seeing the process is somewaht nice and the First Crew is lil funny.

  17. No one:
    Pimp my ride crew: his dad died in a house fire so we gonna install a flamethrower in exhaust

  18. Customer: I need a new transmission and brake replacement.
    Crew: Ight so we're gonna install a whole new slushie machine on your hood and a nuclear fusion reactor in your trunk.

  19. I get it all of that stuff, but I just wanted something that would keep them from showing episodes of "the hills"

  20. With this video sounds like just one dude had a bad experience!!!

  21. Sketchiest part: poppin a guy’s shoulder that’s wearing a collared shirt?!?!?

  22. Thumbs up for the video, thumbs down for that pile of trash show.

  23. I'm from South Africa where nice people wearing balaclavas take your car from you at gunpoint and pimp your car. The only downside is; you won't get it back

  24. Plot twist…
    2 years later somebody started a youtube channel called Pimpin rides for the peeps….
    When donations reach $125,000
    IRS, state taxes, city taxes, sneaky taxes lol…..ALWAYS KEEP HALF !!!!
    so then now we vote on 1 person to buy the BEST 62,500 dollar car !
    We would do this EVERY day MULTIPLE times if wanted untill we have car club in all states. We get to enjoy the many many content produced from new rides, everybody would be broadcasti g from CAR MEETS, car shows, stuff that WE created if we unite and crowdfund 🙂 ….OR others would use 62,500 to TRANSFORM a car THEY wish, instead of purchasing a new one and modifying it!!!!
    The idea is to crowdfund a little , vote and 1 person will broadcast the process and stuff for ALL to enjoy…..
    How to start ?
    50 CAR LOVERS × 50 STATES IN USA = 2,500 car lovers × 50 dollar donation EACH = 125,000
    There…. we vote on a car for next youtube episode of PIMPIN RIDES FOR THE PEEPS ……

  25. I cant believe people actually drove those shit box car's some of them didn't even look street legal cause they where such piles of shit

  26. "If you wanna be a player, but your wheel ain't fly u gotta hit us up ,to get a faked out ride."

  27. Look .. they all got free shit. Now I'm sure they had to sign over the car to be worked on , I bet they forgot to read the fine print.
    Shit somebody takes my car and trick it out. Go ahead take it for a complete year.

  28. No matter what, It was a good show . We need more positive shows like this.

  29. The show was cool but they did it wrong they should been doing up to date cars asking them how they wanted it to look like the show overhaulin

  30. My man your video got copied by Made my day Red pls copyright claim it

  31. Aww they got a makeover for their car but had to fix the mechanical issues themselves waaaaaaah! Oh well guess who else has to? EVERYONE!

  32. Just wail till u find out that spongebob is faked…
    Sorry to ruin your moment

  33. they pimped the ride….not fix my ride fuck these videos…it was great show

  34. Man this show was funny as hell. Who gives af if your junker didnt work after, you could sell all the shit they gave you. The fat guy couldn't take a joke lmfao. Huffington post is fake news.

  35. Make me think Xhibit was making them faces cause he saw how silly some of these mods were.

  36. lying ass Mf The whole world is a stage! is this air we're breathing?🤔

  37. Imagine waiting 5 months just for your car to run even worse than it used to 🤦🏿‍♂️

  38. I thought this show was cool when I was a kid… a kid. This shit is absurd even exhibit would see thus shit was wack.

  39. "And now, you got a size 14 Adidas shoebox built into your backseat so you have a place to keep your shoes. Plus an empty cup in your dash for spitting sunflower seed shells!"

  40. Dick heads!!! 🙈 🙈 🙈 🙈 It's not a mechanic fix my car for free show!!!! Typical beggers wanting more for free! AND that fat guy……hes fat ON ANY show!

  41. Customer: I got an oil leak, the engine sputters and I need new brake discs
    WCC: We put a microwave in yo glovebox and a fireplace instead of a passenger seat, so you can feel warm while u eat a burrito. You've officially been pimped.

  42. The show never talks about them fixing the mechanical issues lol they just make it look good

  43. You know what's crazy?

    There's actually an auto detail shop named, Pimp My Ride, in Nazareth of Israel.

  44. Almost every car was a tacky version of a boy racer or an distorted Need for Speed Underground cosmetic ride

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