The Untold Truth Of MTV's Pimp My Ride

Posted by: Matt Wright on 11/17/2021

At this point in time with the way that the media operates and how things tend to be jazzed up a little bit for ratings, it’s probably no surprise to anyone that reality television isn’t in real life always exactly as it appears on the screen. Honestly, I don’t think that it could exist any other way because people aren’t really interested in seeing all the monotony that goes into the lifestyles and businesses showcased. They just want the juicy part served up on a silver platter and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but rather just what we’ve come to expect when consuming this kind of entertainment.

If you were tuned into television in the mid-2000s, there is a good chance that you have seen an episode or maybe even become a fan of the wild antics that the guys at Pimp My Ride carried out on various cars, decking them out with all kinds of extravagant and useless fixtures that, if nothing else, would call for entertaining television.

Now, even though some of the stuff was incredibly over-the-top and not really usable in everyday life, as a viewer you’d consider it a good step in the right direction considering the fact that some of these cars were completely unusable as daily drivable machines and they would come out on the other end better off mechanically, giving the contestants a more reliable car to drive, even if they were a little bit gaudy.

However, even though you had hoped and assumed the best, some of those high hopes have fallen a little bit short in terms of where exactly the shop left cars when they handed the keys back to the owners. Check out the video below that will take you through the show and even chat with a couple of people who found themselves being a part of the reality television plot line who will tell you what they saw the show to really be about.