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MTV's Pimp My Ride - The Complete First Season (2004)

Xzibit , Mad Mike  |  NR |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Xzibit, Mad Mike, Nile, Danelle, Toy Holmes
  • Writers: Ari Shofet, Bruce Beresford-Redman, Larry Hochberg, Rick Hurvitz
  • Producers: Ari Shofet, Bruce Beresford-Redman, Jen Berkowitz, Jennifer Colbert
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MTV
  • DVD Release Date: March 22, 2005
  • Run Time: 295 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007KIFKU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,603 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "MTV's Pimp My Ride - The Complete First Season" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Deleted scenes and bloopers
  • Exclusive car tour featuring Travis Barker (Blink 182) and his 1954 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
  • West Coast Customs: What We Drive featurette
  • Xzibit music video: What you see is what you get

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Product Description

In each episode of PIMP MY RIDE, rapper-turned-host Xzibit surprises an owner of an old, beat up car by telling them he’s going to "pimp their ride" and transform it into something completely different. Joining Xzibit are the West Coast Customs crew, consisting of founder Ryan, manager Q, accessories man Big Dane, interiors specialist Ish, creator of off-the-wall electrical concepts Mad Mike and wheel and tire expert Alex. Exteriors are painted flashy colors, holes in upholstery are replaced with brand new seat covers, installation of DVD players and video game systems, a goldfish tank, an espresso machine, a ping-pong table, a bamboo floor, and a karaoke machine are only a few of the crazy things that make each car unique. With the crew’s hard work and creative and original ideas, old, rusty cars are transformed into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. No longer ashamed to drive on the road, the owners drive in style in their uniquely customized rides.

Hosted by rapper Xzibit, Pimp My Ride is not your mother's car improvement program. It's more like a hip-hop Queer Eye for the Straight Guy--with autos and automotive experts--than, say, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Or as the theme song puts it, "So you wanna be a playa / But ya wheels ain't fly / Ya gotta hit us up / To get a pimped out ride." In each installment, Xzibit, aka "X to the Z," hooks up with the crew at L.A.'s West Coast Customs: Ryan (owner), Q (manager), Mad Mike (electronics), Big Dane (accessories), Aren (paint and body), Ish (interiors), and Alex (wheels and tires). The California-based car owners selected as subjects range in age from 18-24 and most are students on a limited budget. All have rides in need of some serious pimping.

Take the ride featured in the first episode: Wyatt's 1988 Daihatsu Hi-Jet. The musician's "micro-van" is held together with duct tape, sheet metal, and calking. Friend Nathan describes it as "a toaster rolling on donuts." You won't recognize it when the West Coast crew gets finished with it. Now it's tricked out with silver flames, big rim tires, video monitors, a wraparound couch, a refrigerator, a DVD changer, an MP3 player, and a boomin' stereo system. It's the same for every ride they pimp: Mary's 1967 Ford Mustang, Jared's 1985 Ford Ranger, Danelle's 1981 Pontiac Trans Am, Neil's 1974 Chevy "Luv" Truck, Krissy's 1969 Volkswagen Baja Bug, etc.

The first season of Pimp My Ride features 15 rides, all transformed from pathetic hunks of junk into slammin' wheels with crazy extras like turntables, ping pong tables, espresso makers, chandeliers, and lava lamps. The show quickly became MTV's most popular next to The Real World and was renewed for several more seasons. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pimp My Ride Too February 11, 2006
I disagree with Amazon's reviewer, this might be your mothers TV show too. My wife and I stumbled on this series one weekend last year. We were impressed how this hardcore looking rapper Xzibit chose people who didn't have the means to fix up there cars to pimp. After watching a couple episodes on TV I was hooked. The people they helped seemed like good people that deserved a break. I couldn't believe the transformation of these cars from mostly wrecks to major eye catching street machines. Now let me first point out that my wife and I are in our fifties and neither of us are fans of rap. It was Xzibits hysterical warm personality, the West Coast Customs unusual and funny crew, and the premise of what MTV and West Coast Customs were trying to accomplish that got our attention and kept it. Sure this is a TV show, but you can't help thinking they really are trying to do somehthing nice. I have even considered buying one of Xzibits CDs.

Does this show give Xzibit, MTV, and West Coast Customs good PR? You bet, but it goes a bit further. For example when one kids car was so bad off it was unsafe to pimp, they didn't say sorry we can't help you out, they bought him a new car and pimped it out. Perhaps this is all just an attempt for ratings, but a part of me wants to think they are really having fun and they enjoy helping people in the process. This first season set comes in a small neon green case and the DVDs are in very slender cases. Several extras, most which are fun to watch except for the one deleted scene of the car being driven around without doors for what seemed forever. I recommend this set to anyone young or old with an interest in cars. That or anyone it warms to see some broke student get their car customized to the tune of about $20,000 and not cost them a dime.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun show to watch December 27, 2005
This is a fun show to watch. I don't like the series enough to want to purchase the season set, but it was interesting to see a hooptie transformed into a much improved appearing car. Xzibit is a good host for the show. He is quite funny and being a hip hop artist, a lot of people are familiar and comfortable with him. The basis of the show is people pretty much beg for their cars to be fixed up. These cars may have mismatched paint, no seats, one car was held together by glue and gum!!!! Cars held together by duct tape. Key broken into the ignition, driver side window does not work, cars so dirty looks like years of grit on it. Alarm goes off if you so much as sneeze on one car. One car broke down just short of getting to WCC. Now that was hilarious. They had to push the car into the lot.

These cars are in really horrible shape. Xzibit surprises the person, and takes their car to West Coast Customs, and you hear what their plans are for the car. After the men of WCC discuss what their plans are, you see the magic being done. Sometimes they run into problems, but they always work things out to finish the task at hand. I also have to add the workers reaction when they first see the car enter the lot is comical as well. Xzibit makes jokes while driving some of the cars, because they are that bad.

A lot of the clients are young college students, or getting first jobs, or helping relatives and need reliable transportation.

Some cars get as much as $20,000 worth of work on it!! Rims, new tires, an awesome audio system. A fabulous paint job. The best part of the show is seeing the person results when they see their car again for the first time. Chrstine's reacting was so intense she made me cry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pimp My Ride Season One Review from Thabiz March 22, 2005
The MTV series, Pimp My Ride-The Complete First Season is now available on DVD. The three disc set includes all of the episodes from the first season of the surprise MTV hit series which stars rapper Xzibit. The box set comes in a bright neon green box, as seen above. The individual discs are enclosed in their own plastic keepsake cases. There are a total of 15 pimped out rides included in the box set and a nice selection of special features. It's not hard to forget the very first episode of Pimp My Ride, Wyatts 1988 Daihatsu Hi-Jet. Not only were Wyatt and Xzibit from two totally different worlds it seemed, X and the crew at West Coast Customs totally pimped the Hi-Jet.

The episodes themselves are pretty much the same. Xzibit suprises a young Southern California male or female who appears to be under twenty five years old and attempts to drive their raggedy car to West Coast Customs. Next we see the staff of West Coast Customs sit down in a meeting (a rep from the company said in FHM magazine that the meeting is strictly for the camera), and they determine just what tricked out things they are going to do to the car. So essentially, it is a total car makeover with special additions like shoe racks, e-mail hook-ups, video game systems, camera, video moniters and other hi tech additions.

The special features are interesting for the Pimp My Ride fan. Disc three includes the special features, which are as follows:

-Deleted scenes (not too much here, just a few little out takes that include Xzibit and the staff of West Coast Customs clowning around)

-Bloopers -The staff of West Coast Customs and the kids who have their rides pimped flub on lines.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
My nephew was so's hard to impress a 12 year old, but this managed to do it. Thanks for the great quality, and the fast delivery!!
Published on December 27, 2011 by Stacy Rinehart
5.0 out of 5 stars i love pimp muh ride!
yeah i thought it was pretty good. i only paid like 5 bucks for the entire first season. i use to allways watch it on tv till it got canceled 5 stars!
Published on August 30, 2011 by TOKER
5.0 out of 5 stars How can you not love this show?
This is like Oprah for men. Poor bastards who are days away from an accident have the singer/actor Exhibit show up like like an angel and save your life by turning your main means... Read more
Published on October 18, 2010 by Theodor Black
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fun and entertaining show
Xzibit is a gas!!! I love his wit and facial expression...I am a big fan.
Published on December 31, 2007 by Steve Gilmore
5.0 out of 5 stars A safer way to Overhaul your vehicle
I think this car customizer show does not only change the appearance of a vehicle, the owner changes lifestyle for the better than its previous behaviour. Read more
Published on July 8, 2007 by Admiral Piett
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD or iTunes - Your Choice
It is odd to sell it on DVD now when it's been on iTunes for several months with Season 1 3 and 4 not including bonus features. But where's season 2? Read more
Published on February 3, 2007 by Joseph F. Zuraski II
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot rides and great fun!
You have to love these guys! What makes this show work is not just the incredible remade cars, but the fun the guys of West Coast Customs have in pimping this cars, trucks and... Read more
Published on October 16, 2006 by James Ferguson
2.0 out of 5 stars Entertainment that grows old quickly
This show is nothing really new but the twist on it got a lot of peoples attention and I can see how it got ratings, but the naked truth about it is that it has no lasting value. Read more
Published on July 5, 2006 by Micheal Hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most fun shows to watch
First of all, let me tell you something: Usually, I HATE reality shows. To me they're a bunch of crap. However, this is NOT the case with MTV's Pimp My Ride. Read more
Published on October 26, 2005 by Philip Y.
3.0 out of 5 stars pimp my ride, even though its not worth it
First off, I really like the show, but after reading some of the other reviews on this show, I tend to agree with some of the things being said. Read more
Published on October 2, 2005 by honda boy
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