Ridiculousness (TV series)

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Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness (TV series).jpg
Genre Clip show
Comedy
Starring
Theme music composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Opening theme "Uncontrollable Urge"
created by Devo; performed by Rob Dyrdek
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 195
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Superjacket Productions (2014 - present)
Gorilla Flicks (2014–present)
Dickhouse Productions (2011–14)
Distributor Viacom Media Networks
Release
Original network MTV, MTV2
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29) – present
External links
Website

Ridiculousness is an American comedy clip show that began airing on August 29, 2011. It is hosted by Rob Dyrdek and co-hosted by Sterling "Steelo" Brim and Chanel West Coast. Ridiculousness shows various viral videos from the Internet, usually involving failed do-it-yourself attempts at stunts, to which Rob and his panelists add mock commentary. Although the format bears some similarity to viewer-submission driven shows such as America's Funniest Home Videos, Ridiculousness producers, as well as the show's network, MTV, do not accept viewer submissions and air a disclaimer before and after each episode warning that, because of the dangerous nature of the stunts being shown, any attempts to submit a video to the show will be discarded sight unseen.

Production[edit]

On September 10, 2012, Ridiculousness was renewed for a twenty episode third season.[1][2] It premiered on February 14, 2013,[3] and included a crossover with Jersey Shore when Pauly D guest-starred. The season would later go into hiatus in April 2013 and return on July 18, 2013.[4] Season 3 averaged a 1.6 P12-34 rating and is the No.1 original cable series in its time slot with P12-34.[5]

As of October 2015, some episodes of Ridiculousness have been repackaged to replace the show's theme with a production equivalent track as well as omitting any other well known songs used while showing the clips.

The series was renewed for a ninth season before the season 8 finale. The ninth season premiered on January 20, 2017. It is produced by Superjacket Productions, Rob Dyrdek's production company, under a multi-year deal with MTV.[6]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 16 August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29) December 19, 2011 (2011-12-19)
2 20 April 30, 2012 (2012-04-30) November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)
3 20 February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14) September 19, 2013 (2013-09-19)
4 21 January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)
5 18 July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10) October 30, 2014 (2014-10-30)
6 32 January 1, 2015 (2015-01-01) June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)
7 30 October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08) June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)
8 30 July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07) September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)
9 30 January 20, 2017 (2017-01-20) Mid 2017
10 30 2017 2018


Reception[edit]

David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle stated, "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."[7]

In 2016, a New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes found that Ridiculousness "is most popular in rural Alaska, New Mexico and Montana, and least popular in Washington D.C., Atlanta and San Francisco".[8]

International Versions[edit]

MTV France announced "Ridiculous: Made In France" March 29, 2016 on its website.[9] It is hosted by Jean-Baptiste GOUPIL and co-hosted by Jimmy Fait L'Con and Marie Palot.

The Brazilian version of the show, "Ridículos MTV", began on 7 June 2016 on MTV (Brazil).[10] This show is hosted by Felipe Titto and co-hosted by Ellen Milgrau and Hugo Gloss.

The Dutch version of the show, "Dutch Ridiculousness" started 27 November 2016 on MTV Netherlands. [11] This show is hosted by Edson Da Graca and co-hosted by Monica Geuze and Kaj Gorgels.

The Italian version of the show, "Ridiculousness Italia" started 20 September 2016 on MTV (Italy); the program is hosted by Stefano Corti and Alessandro Onnis with Giulia Salemi.[12]

On February 6, 2015, the Chilean version titled Ridículos Chile, issued by Canal 13, is released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patten, Dominic (September 10, 2012). "MTV Renews 'Ridiculousness' For Third Season". Deadline Hollywood. 
  2. ^ Kondology, Amanda (September 10, 2012). "'Ridiculousness' Renewed by MTV For a Third Season". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kondology, Amanda (January 17, 2013). "'Ridiculousness' Returns February 14 at 10PM". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (June 20, 2013). "MTV is Heating Up This Summer With the Return of Rob Drydek's 'Ridiculousness', 'Money From Strangers' and 'Nikki & Sara Live'". TV by the Numbers. 
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 17, 2013). "'Ridiculousness' Renewed for Season 4 & 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' Renewed for Season 6 by MTV". TV by the Numbers (Press release). 
  6. ^ "Breaking News - Rob Dyrdek and His Production Company Super Jacket Sign Multi-Year Deal with MTV | TheFutonCritic.com". www.thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  7. ^ Wiegand, David (August 26, 2011). "'Ridiculousness' review: silly and boring for MTV". www.sfgate.com. SF Gate. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Katz, Josh (2016-12-27). "'Duck Dynasty' vs. 'Modern Family': 50 Maps of the U.S. Cultural Divide". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ http://www.mtv.fr/news/ridiculous-made-in-france-debarque-prochainement-sur-mtv/yaj3rc
  10. ^ http://www.mtv.com.br/programas/destaques/ridiculos/fotos/ridiculos-fotos-1/?flipbook=ridiculos-fotos
  11. ^ http://www.mtv.nl/nieuws/96241-check-vanaf-27-november-de-nederlandse-versie-van-ridiculousness-dutch-ridiculousness
  12. ^ (Italian)Ridiculousness Italia il celebre show arriva su MTV, Sky Mag

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