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Jolene Van Vugt
I had always been a fan of rob. Even before he got to MTV I followed his skating career. I loved Rob and Big. I've enjoyed Fantasy Factory which focuses on his pseudo- entrepreneurial incubator. So many reasons exist why I loved FF. Then MTV/Rob gets the bad idea of ripping off Tosh.
First-I'm not a big fan of tosh, yet his delivery on the show is spot on. He is funny, has had a long career at being funny, nothing else. I don't hate this show because he is trying to rip off Tosh or because he does a bad job at doing the rip off. Tosh is a rip off of a random late night VH1 show with the fat guy who died a cpl years back. That show was a rip off of Americas funniest videos. Everyone rips off everyone. I enjoy all things funny, regardless of rip off status. I hate it because it is BAD.
Rob is not funny. He is a self promoting skateboarder. That is how he got his contracts, stood out amongst the sea of other skateboarders. That is how he got Rob and Big made (as if he were so famous he needed a full-time body guard-no one outside of the hard core skating community really knew who he was before the show-tony hawk doesn't even have full time security). Rob and Big was good and funny because of the character dynamic. And likely the writers. This show seems to not have any writers.
This show tries but fails at being funny. Rob is so awkward, his jokes so lame, his disposition, his intention of being an authority on all things funny, has made me lose all respect for him. How doesn't he see how sad and lame his show is? Willfully ignorant I assume is his mindset. He just isn't funny. His comments are uninspired, juvenile, and frankly embarrassing. He reminds me of that big scary guy with a gun at a party making stupid jokes-no one dares tell him his jokes suck. But rob is a skinny white dude with a skateboard! Makes no sense.
Then, to attempt differentiation from Tosh so it wasn't such a blatant rip off, is the addition of "co-hosts" which serve to play the straight men. However, Rob uses these people with stupid, childish, ghetto ass names (even though the woman is white and from wealth) as fodder and support in his jokes. They never have anything remotely funny to say. The blonde bimbo is a living stereotype and embodies the worst a teenager can joke about blondes. Her character made it final in my mind to no longer respect Rob. She plays the dumb blonde hot chic. She is over the top ignorant. Over the top "that dumb girl." If Rib really is a producer, then he signs onto the misogynistic, sexist mindset that helps ruin the show.
All in all. I hate the show for many many many reasons. But simply put:it is never funny. Host is not natural or meant for pseudo stand up. Writing, if it exists, is damn poor. Co- hosts and guests do not help, but make it worse. No one is funny. Only this show can take a funny net clip unfunny. Cannot believe it is still on the air. They put a skateboarder to do Tosh's job. What would you expect if you put Tosh in a skating tourney? A bloody mess. Just like this show.
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