Pimp My Ride

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Junky cars get dissed, then fixed. Iffy for teens.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 11+

Another MTV show centerd fully on materialism

As much as I like the idea of helping out people, these cars get very ridiculous. I've honestly only seen a few episodes and can't wrap my head around how they get away with "pimping" out these rides. Kids, preteens, and may be a some teenagers won't understand how unnecessary a lot of these tricked out items they install in these cars are. In fact a lot of it is downright dangerous. With many people these days who can't take their eyes off their phones to drive, installing other distractions for the driver turns it into the pretty lethal weapon. I even recall one of my friends telling me a person on that show had to sell their car, because in the end they couldn't drive it. This show, like many other MTV shows, heavily promotes materialism just for the sake of it. While tricking out the car is really cool looking and will impress their friends, they don't seem to give them what they need. Practicality plays no part.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 8+

Pimp my Ride

A very addicting show to watch. They certainly know what they're doing.

This title has:

Great role models

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 4, 2004
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: June 7, 2022

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