Somehow, MTV believes there aren’t enough viral video clip shows on television. Joining Web Soup and Tosh.0 is Ridiculousness, hosted by Rob Dyrdek of the network’s Fantasy Factory. It premiered this Monday night. Already, it looks like some Wikipedia prankster has “mistakenly” referred to Dyrdek’s show as Web Soup, the hyperlink of which leads to Tosh.0’s page.
Let’s face it, Ridiculousness is the epitome of Homer Simpson’s soliloquy in the episode called The Springfield Connection: These are the people who saw an overcrowded market, and said, “Me, too!”
So far, it looks like this show has a lot of MTV in it, and that’s not a good thing. Dyrdek frequently asks for the video to “Stop right here!” and then over-dramatically gyrate and make incredibly obvious comments in a disbelieving manner. He’s got two semi co-hosts who just kind of sit around and make even more insipid comments, or look like they don’t want to be there. For the next episode, we get guest co-host Johnny Knoxville, who looks like he’d much rather be writhing in pain in a Jackass stunt than be on the show.
It’s also pretty funny listen to Dyrdek try to explain that his show is inspired by America’s Funniest Home Videos, but how he can’t watch it anymore because there’s too much “corniness” and “nonsense.” Then he explains how his show is different from Tosh because in Ridiculousness, “the videos are the stars,” and Tosh relies too heavily on skits, while this show is somehow a nonstop hit list of videos with no extraneous filler whatsoever. I don’t know how he made it through this interview with a straight face, considering how much misinformation is said at once.
Here’s the official trailer for the show, to give you an idea of what it’s like:
I’d like to know, does anyone believe Dyrdek’s new show fills some void left behind by all the other programs that discuss viral videos?