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Release Date:
4 March 2004 (USA) See more »
Xzibit finds the owner of a ruined car and takes it to the West Coast Customs for a renovation.
3 nominations See more »
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An MTV show, featuring the rapper Xzibit who fixes up cars of his fans. See more (15 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 8)

Xzibit ... Himself - Host (77 episodes, 2004-2009)

Series Writing credits
Larry Hochberg (65 episodes, 2004-2007)

Bruce Beresford-Redman (unknown episodes)
Rick Hurvitz (unknown episodes)
Ari Shofet (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Larry Hochberg .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (65 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jon A. Levy .... coordinating producer / supervising producer / ... (35 episodes, 2005-2007)
Ari Shofet .... senior producer / producer / ... (29 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jon Peper .... senior producer (23 episodes, 2005)
John R.C. Davis .... field producer / producer (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dan Heinan .... segment producer (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Alan Welch .... line producer (5 episodes, 2005)
Joel Relampagos .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Emily Abrahams .... coordinating assistant associate producer (5 episodes)

Matt Assmus .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Bruce Beresford-Redman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jen Berkowitz .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Nikki Calabrese .... field producer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Colbert .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tess Gamboa .... producer (unknown episodes)
Rick Hurvitz .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ramon Mentor .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Joel Raatz .... producer (unknown episodes)
Todd Roeland .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Mark A. Ryan .... producer (unknown episodes)
Xzibit .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
D.A. Young (23 episodes, 2005)
Randy Dzielak (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Cinematography by
Jeremiah Smith (13 episodes, 2006-2007)

Scott Sandman (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Brian York (69 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jeff James (8 episodes, 2004)

Mike Bary (unknown episodes)
Stephen Baumhauer (unknown episodes)
Josh Belson (unknown episodes)
Tysun McMullan (unknown episodes)
Ignacio Pinerua (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Vinnie Potestivo (61 episodes, 2004-2007)
Sam Rhima (8 episodes, 2005)
Jeff Ross (4 episodes, 2004)

Nick Chiodini (unknown episodes)
John Piermarini (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Alison Abodeely .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Vince Beane .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Alverta Jentimane .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Dawn Sohn .... post-production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Jon De Pabon .... painter (15 episodes, 2004)
Series Sound Department
Joel Petersen .... sound mixer (25 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jeremy Sohl .... sound re-recording mixer (16 episodes, 2006)
Adam Howell .... sound editor (10 episodes, 2004)
Cico Silva .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2004-2007)

James Richardson III .... sound (unknown episodes)
Colin Sims .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Steve Tejada .... sound: A2 (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Sharra Romany .... assistant camera / rigger: POV (20 episodes, 2005-2006)
Casey Casseday .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 2005)
Michael A. Weiss .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 2007)

Mark Bozman .... camera operator: lipstick camera (unknown episodes)
Adam Fein .... camera operator: lipstick camera (unknown episodes)
William Hamilton .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Art Pena .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Ryan Torres .... casting associate (1 episode, 2004)

Lindsay Caputo .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
John Piermarini .... casting coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Edmund Hanlon .... assistant editor (32 episodes, 2005-2007)
Brian Patterson .... post-production assistant (26 episodes, 2005)
Amy Mogavero .... on-line (8 episodes, 2004)

Lee Coleman .... lead assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Brodi Dowell .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Garret Edington .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jeff Holmes .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Low .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Dustin Peterson .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Ben Simoff .... lead assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Jeff Gray .... music clearance (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
Joshua Allen Stevens .... composer: additional music (30 episodes, 2006-2007)
Marco DiFelice .... composer: additional music: song (3 episodes, 2004)
Steve Bauman .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2005)
Kyle Townsend .... composer: theme music (2 episodes)

Jeff Cardoni .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Jose Cuello .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Lauren Faretta .... talent coordinator (49 episodes, 2004-2007)
Rochelle Raymond .... production coordinator (46 episodes, 2005-2007)
Antionette Kegler .... executive assistant (38 episodes, 2005-2007)
Charles Chen .... production assistant (23 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jacques Vroom III .... integrated marketing: mtv (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alan Welch .... production executive (14 episodes, 2005-2006)
Zamin Mirza .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2007)
Kristen Rinella .... production assistant (3 episodes)

Candace Boissy .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Courtney Cleaver .... executive assistant (unknown episodes)
Joshua Colon .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Brandice DeVeau .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Will Erb .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Fox .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marco Franzitta .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Spencer Grove .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Adam Guggenheim .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dan Heinan .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Alverta Jentimane .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Alisa Kasmer .... executive assistant: Rod Aissa (unknown episodes)
Chris Meditz .... coordinating production assistant (unknown episodes)
Esmael Modabberi .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jenn Quinn .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Gabriel Russell .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Schneider .... business affairs (unknown episodes)
Jeremiah Smith .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Christopher Stoner .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Dan White .... production assistant / voice-over (unknown episodes)

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USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

Did You Know?

The show now takes place at GAS (Galpin Auto Sports) Garage instead of West Coast Customs with all new mechanics, although Mad Mike still stays on the show.See more »


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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
An MTV show, featuring the rapper Xzibit who fixes up cars of his fans., 27 June 2006
Author: polkadotprude from United States

The show "Pimp My Ride" is another line of those shows where a crew and some host try to fix up someone's car/house/life/etc.

Unfortunately, Pimp My Ride is so extravagant and excessive that it takes away any sort of meaning that the audience could pull away from it.

It always begins with the rapper, Xzibit, who mentions someone who needs their car fixed up and they are a too poor to do so themselves. The person always gravely needs a car that functions because they're devoted to some sort of job/education but haven't the resources/time to get a new car. We're shown the car, which is usually in awful shape, the owner of the car shows the various parts falling off, the duct-taped fender and the non-functioning radio, so on and so forth.

Xzibit drives away to the garage, where they proceed to pimp the ride. Now, this could be interesting, but we see almost no pimping. We see all the mechanics/"pimpers" meet up and discuss what they'll do to the car, then we see them strip down the car, then the car painted (in fast forward – of course) and tid bits of accessories being installed.

It'd be nice if they made the car better, made it nicer with some cool detail, but it goes overboard. TVs on the outside of the car near the wheels, a TV system for a habitat for snakes in the trunk, a working computer system in the back seat. It all seems like too much.

All you're left wondering is how this person could pay for any sort of repair if the car got into an accident, how often is it going to get broken into, and how much will this really help their financial situation?

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