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Take a kid with a beat up car and have the rapper Xzibit orchestrate a massive and ridiculous upgrade. The theme song explained it all in just a few lines: From cars that would break down in a matter of weeks to fat-shaming a contestant to one MTV employee apparently trying to convince another car owner to break up with his girlfriend, there was a lot more to the creation of this show than Xzibit simply saying, "Yo dawg.
All three had previously done brief AMAs on Reddit about their time on the show. It should be noted that each appeared on "Pimp My Ride" near the latter half of its run.
And for a perspective from the other side of the camera, co-executive producer Larry Hochberg responded to a few of the claims made by contestants. Although all of the people spoken to about "Pimp My Ride" ultimately had mostly positive experiences, the reality of what it took to get pimped ended up being even more strange than expected.
Viewers of this aughts-spectacle ended up having the same experience Sometimes additions to the cars were just for the show and would be taken out of the vehicle immediately after filming.
In Justin Dearinger's Reddit AMAhe claimed that "they actually take out a lot of the stuff that they showed on TV," such as in his case, a "pop-up" champagne contraption and a "drive-in theater.
The theater was removed for not being street safe. According to Larry Hochberg, however, the removals were done with a specific purpose in mind. He gave an example where inch spinner rims on a Cutlass would look amazing for television, but "out of abundance of caution" they'd end up switching the spinners to "beautiful 20s for daily driving.
For example, a robotic arm installed into Seth Martino's car was, as he put it, actually solely "controlled by commands that were entered into a laptop by the spiky haired guy off screen.
Seth Martino's car seemed to be particularly low quality. As Martino recalled, some things that didn't work on the car included the LED lights that were put in the seats.
MTV also had flatbed tow truck driver on call according to Larry Hochberg. Hochberg also said the cars would occasionally have wiring issues, which he would coordinate in getting back to the West Coast Customs or eventually the GAS shop.
At least it seems for the serious issues, MTV attempted to reconcile problems. But speaking of the root of those more serious issues Although the cars were visually pimped, the insides were seemingly given far less attention. From the onset here, it should be noted that Larry Hochberg says that "it's not accurate to say that we didn't work on the mechanics of the cars" and that the contestants on the show had a misconception of what had happened with their vehicles.
As Hochberg explained to HuffPost, "Some of the cars were so old and rusted that they would have mechanical issues no matter how much work you put into them [and] the production team and the car shops worked their butts off to get parts for these cars. But the show wasn't about saving cars from breaking down; it was about pimping cars.
Jake Glazier, who felt "there were a lot of problems" with the mechanics, sold his car after just about a month. He was then told by the new owner that it had already blown out. Glazier told one example of what he felt was shoddy work: Then he had to save up his own money to replace the engine.
This happened many years after the show -- and after extensive outside work -- but one car exploded into flames. Five years after the show, with extensive and expensive outside work done by Dearinger himself, his pimped car burst into flames. Dearinger was driving home with his girlfriend when smoke started flooding the car.
Then the two jumped out on the side of the road and within just moments the car was destroyed. You can watch the aftermath in the video above. Although probably expected, those reveal shots of excitement were staged.
At the beginning of segments, Xzibit would be shown ringing the doorbell to a contestant's house to surprise them. But these houses were often times not the contestants' homes; instead, each dwelling had been rented by MTV.
Less real was the famous freakouts of contestants jumping up and down when their pimped out car was revealed. All contestants spoken to ended up having to do multiple takes of their reaction, with Justin Dearinger explaining, "I guess I didn't show enough enthusiasm.
His first real reaction to the car was just a quiet amazement where he said, "This is good. From there, Glazier went full over the top and his reaction pictured above even became a bit of a meme.
The show made it seem as if the cars were in the garage for a few days, but it was actually about half a year -- causing daily problems. From watching the show, you might have thought that the vehicles were in the shop for about a weekend or even a week or two and then were given back to their owners.
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