History Series / CanadasWorstDriver

25th Jan '16 6:19:44 AM OlfinBedwere
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: After Shmuel's speeding resulted in him completely obliterating the course's central wall during his Swerve and Avoid run in Season 11, the following exchange took place: -->'''Andrew:''' What's the one thing I want you to take away from this? -->'''Shmuel:''' To focus on-- -->'''Andrew:''' DON'T! SPEED! ''(beat)'' DON'T. SPEED.

** The experts pretty much said this to Chanie in Season 10, after she admitted that she hadn't been able to get a supply of vital medication in time for her appearance on the show, and decided not to bother mentioning this little fact to anyone until ''after the final drive''.
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** The Chanie got this reaction from the experts pretty much said this to Chanie in Season 10, after she admitted that she hadn't been able to get a supply of vital medication vital to her ability to focus in time for her appearance on the show, and decided not to bother mentioning this little fact to anyone until ''after the final drive''.
21st Jan '16 4:59:06 PM Lirodon
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** Over the course of Season 6, the contestants managed to [[RasputinianDeath turn a nice new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro into one.]] At least it still runs well. A Chevrolet Monte Carlo also suffered.
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** Over the course of Season Beginning in season 6, the contestants each season now has a "flagship" vehicle (typically a sports car that is either new or relatively recent) that is used across multiple challenges ... well, that is, if it still functions correctly. Said season managed to [[RasputinianDeath turn a nice new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro into one.]] At an Alleged Car]]; at least it still runs ran well. A Chevrolet Monte Carlo also suffered.
15th Jan '16 7:41:15 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Sholom from Season 11 managed to equal Angelina's record of only passing one challenge in the entire season. Though unlike her, he actually managed to pull out a road test that, while decidedly mediocre, was still worlds better than Polly's, and when combined with Jillian not even being able to attempt the final drive due to her nerves, resulted in him only ending up as third-worst.
15th Jan '16 7:37:42 AM OlfinBedwere
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Since we seem to be getting a little Trope Overdosed...
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21st Dec '15 2:18:42 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Jilliam from Season 11 also frequently harasses her fiance Mitchell.
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** Jilliam Jillian from Season 11 also frequently harasses her fiance Mitchell.

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** Jilliam Jillian from Season 11 also frequently harasses her fiance Mitchell.reacted pretty badly to being named the worst, at least initially. In an interview the day after the finale aired, she admitted that, in retrospect, it was the right decision.
19th Dec '15 9:34:13 PM tahna_los
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* HenpeckedHusband: Brad from season 6 was constantly picked on by his wife Donna. Jilliam from Season 11 also frequently harasses her finance Mitchell.
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* HenpeckedHusband: HenpeckedHusband: ** Brad from season 6 was constantly picked on by his wife Donna. Donna. ** Jilliam from Season 11 also frequently harasses her finance Mitchell.fiance Mitchell. * HeroicBSOD: Tim Danter seems to do this alot when he sees rather horrible driving and people not paying attention to his tips during his lessons on the challenges.
18th Dec '15 9:09:23 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Season 11 has a Dodge Charger that, by the end of the third episode, had already lost its front and rear bumpers, one of the front headlamps, and the driver-side wing mirror.
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** Season 11 has a Dodge Charger that, by the end of the third episode, had already lost its front and rear bumpers, one of the front headlamps, and the driver-side wing mirror. Seemingly learning from the previous year's experience, they had the Charge sit out the penultimate episode in order to increase the chances of it surviving until the Mega-Challenge.
16th Dec '15 4:52:44 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CheatersNeverProsper: On the "Swerve and Avoid" challenge on ''Ever'', Dale claimed that she did in fact, go into the correct lane by the car in the other lane. [[spoiler:She guessed.]] This has also been suggested in ''Ever'' with regards to Dale's injury in the penultimate leg as the judges appear to be convinced that she injured herself to avoid the title of Canada's Worst Driver Ever. It didn't work--she was brought back to face the possibility of still being named the worst.
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* CheatersNeverProsper: CheatersNeverProsper: ** In the first season, Madalena decided she didn't want to go through all the trouble of actually carrying out the scavenger hunt challenge, and just got all the answers from locals in a bar. Not surprisingly, the experts told her that the ''actual'' point of the challenge was to navigate to the places where she could find that information herself. ** On the "Swerve and Avoid" challenge on ''Ever'', Dale claimed that she did in fact, go into the correct lane by the car in the other lane. [[spoiler:She guessed.]] This has also been suggested in ''Ever'' with regards to Dale's injury in the penultimate leg as the judges appear to be convinced that she injured herself to avoid the title of Canada's Worst Driver Ever. It didn't work--she was brought back to face the possibility of still being named the worst.

* DarkHorseVictory: Season 7 had one, and not in a good way for the person involved. Prior to the final test, the experts and Andrew predicted that Sly would easily be Canada's Worst Driver, Aaron would only be the worst if the traumatic memories of his accident caused him to suffer a total HeroicBSOD, while Shirley would if anything do even better than usual without her BackseatDriver daughter in the car. In the event however, Aaron did absolutely fine, and Sly also did relatively well, while Shirley racked up a whole host of moving violations and ended up being named the worst.
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* DarkHorseVictory: DarkHorseVictory: ** Season 7 had one, and not in a good way for the person involved. Prior to the final test, the experts and Andrew predicted that Sly would easily be Canada's Worst Driver, Aaron would only be the worst if the traumatic memories of his accident caused him to suffer a total HeroicBSOD, while Shirley would if anything do even better than usual without her BackseatDriver daughter in the car. In the event however, Aaron did absolutely fine, and Sly also did relatively well, while Shirley racked up a whole host of moving violations and ended up being named the worst.

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* DarkHorseVictory: ** Season 7 11 had one, and not in a good way for similar scenario to Season 7; Sholom was generally considered the person involved. Prior favourite to the final test, the experts and Andrew predicted that Sly would easily be Canada's Worst Driver, Aaron would only be the worst if going into the traumatic memories of his accident caused him to suffer final episode, with Polly also a total HeroicBSOD, serious contender for the title, while Shirley would if anything do Jillian seemed likely to have the season's "breakout drive" and finally vanquish her fear of driving. While Sholom did poorly in his final drive, and Polly even better than usual without worse, Jillian proved unable to even ''attempt'' her BackseatDriver daughter in the car. In the event however, Aaron did absolutely fine, and Sly also did relatively well, while Shirley racked up a whole host of moving violations and final drive, which ended up being causing her to be named the worst.
10th Dec '15 4:59:53 PM Lirodon
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** Recent seasons have also featured the "Longest Reversing Challenge Ever", where the drivers must reverse a car down an [[MarathonLevel insanely long lane]].
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** Recent seasons have also featured the "Longest Reversing Challenge Ever", where the drivers must reverse a car down an [[MarathonLevel insanely long lane]].entire kilometre]].
26th Nov '15 12:48:26 AM fireheart
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** In an inversion on this, Sholom from the same season has glasses and wears them on the show, but swapped out for contacts in the fifth episode claiming this will help his performance. His performance is actually worse without them!

* CampGay: Season 11's Jordan is a mild version of this trope, in that he displays some mannerisms and behaviours befitting this trope, he's not overtly flamboyant.

** Season 11 had a few cases of Car Meets Hangar (the contestants had to reverse a trailer into a hangar).

* ConfessionCam: Done fittingly inside half of a car. Unlike other examples of the trope, it's also kept very much to a minimum with drivers commenting after challenges or big events.
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* ConfessionCam: Done fittingly inside half of a car. Unlike other examples of the trope, it's also kept very much to a minimum with drivers commenting after challenges or big events.events and usually reflecting on their progress in that challenge (or their feelings after the event) instead of describing things before and during the event.

* DeadpanSnarker: Andrew.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Andrew, Andrew, Andrew.

* DrivingTest: The last challenge is a public drive administered by Andrew, and it's the one that largely decides who is ''Canada's Worst Driver''.
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* DrivingTest: The last challenge is a public drive administered by Andrew, and it's the one that largely decides who is ''Canada's Worst Driver''. Tim has also started doing this in Season 11, taking the contestants on small public drives done in the DrivingTest style, to check on their progress.

* DrivingTest: The last challenge is a public drive administered by Andrew, ** Tina even drunk-drove on the day they were shooting her introduction video for the show and it's the one that largely decides who is ''Canada's Worst Driver''.drunk before she left for rehab. Andrew was ''not'' amused when he found this out.

** In Season 6, Scott found his own bad driving amusing. Danny, his nominator and the guy who paid for Scott's insurance, ''didn't'', and his disgust is quite visible. In the second episode, Danny finally got fed up, tore Scott a new one and cancelled the insurance policy. This meant Scott was no longer a valid driver, which caused him to be expelled from the show--the first time that a contestant has been effectively expelled by his own nominator.
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** In Season 6, Scott found his own bad driving amusing. Danny, his nominator and the guy who paid for Scott's insurance, ''didn't'', and his disgust is quite visible. In the second episode, Danny finally got fed up, tore Scott a new one and cancelled the insurance policy. This meant Scott was no longer a valid driver, which caused him to be expelled from the show--the first (and so far only) time that a contestant has been effectively expelled by his own nominator.

** In Season 6, Scott found his own bad Shmuel (Season 11) holds the record so far for having to stop the distracted driving amusing. Danny, his nominator challenge twice-first he got a garbage can caught under the car (the end result was not pretty) and the guy who paid for Scott's insurance, ''didn't'', and his disgust is quite visible. In the second episode, Danny finally got fed up, tore Scott a new one and cancelled the insurance policy. This meant Scott was no longer a valid driver, which caused him ''somehow'' managed to be expelled from the show--the first time that puncture a contestant has been effectively expelled by his own nominator.tire!

* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "The Longest Reversing Challenge Ever" in Season 8. The drivers had to reverse for a full kilometre, which as the name suggests made it the longest reversing challenge they'd ever done on the show.
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "The Longest Reversing Challenge Ever" in Season 8. Ever". The drivers had have to reverse for a full kilometre, which as the name suggests made makes it the longest reversing challenge they'd they've ever done on the show.

* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "The Longest Reversing Challenge Ever" in ** Cameron and Shmuel from Season 8. The drivers had 11 both managed to reverse for a full kilometre, which as the name suggests made it the longest reversing challenge they'd ever done on the show.pass all three challenges in their graduation episodes without any major flaws.

* HenpeckedHusband: Brad from season 6 was constantly picked on by his wife Donna.
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* HenpeckedHusband: Brad from season 6 was constantly picked on by his wife Donna. Jilliam from Season 11 also frequently harasses her finance Mitchell.

* HenpeckedHusband: Brad from season 6 was constantly picked on by his wife Donna.** Sholom seems to practically run off of this!

* HenpeckedHusband: Brad ** Shmuel from season 6 Season 11 is also called out for this (he was constantly picked on by his wife Donna.wearing sandals)

* LargeHamAnnouncer: Andrew, during the Hockey Challenge in ''Ever''. His running commentary during the entire challenge qualifies. Justified, as he ''was'' doing an impression of [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]].
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* LargeHamAnnouncer: Andrew, during the Hockey Challenge in ''Ever''. His running commentary during the entire challenge qualifies. Justified, as he ''was'' doing an impression of [[Series/HockeyNightInCanada Don Cherry]]. He will also do this during a number of challenges and/or encourage other contestants to do so (i.e. the Mega-Challenge)

* MsFanservice: Nearly every season includes at least one younger woman, relatively attractive, with a tendency to dress more provocatively than others. Granted, the carnage they sow on the test courses and the obvious mental issues some exhibit (especially Angelina in season 5) detract from the fanservice a great deal.
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* MsFanservice: Nearly every season includes at least one younger woman, relatively attractive, with a tendency to dress more provocatively than others. Granted, the carnage they sow on the test courses and the obvious mental issues some exhibit (especially Angelina in season 5) detract from the fanservice a great deal. Season 11 seems to avert this, with the four women featured on the season all dressing somewhat more reasonably and/or modestly and while being somewhat pretty, they aren't reliant on being pretty while driving.

* MsFanservice: Nearly every season includes at least one younger woman, relatively attractive, ** Season 11 has two contestants with a tendency to dress more provocatively than others. Granted, the carnage they sow on the test courses anxiety issues. Renee gets teary driving at high speeds and the obvious mental issues some exhibit (especially Angelina in season 5) detract gets flustered repeatedly, while Jillian gets teary and easily stressed from the fanservice a great deal.driving, which results in her taking it out on whoever's nearby.

** The Distracted Driving challenge is '''the''' simplest course, where the drivers simply drove on an oval track, while attempting to do various tasks such as eat foods or send a text message. It pretty much highlights why '''it is a bad idea to drive while distracted'''.
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** The Distracted Driving challenge is '''the''' simplest course, where the drivers simply drove on an oval track, while attempting to do various tasks such as eat foods or send a text message. It pretty much highlights why '''it is a bad idea to drive while distracted'''. In more recent seasons, they've exempted the drivers who do not drive distracted, or in Aaron's case, were a victim of distracted driving.

** The Distracted Driving challenge is '''the''' simplest course, where So far in Season 11, Tim and Shyamala seem to be sharing equal screen time (due to the drivers increased focus on the contestants driving with ''others'' as opposed to simply drove on an oval track, while attempting to do various tasks such struggling with maneuvers), with Philippe and Cam sharing out the same roles as eat foods or send a text message. It pretty much highlights why '''it is a bad idea to drive while distracted'''.above.

*** Jason's Happy and Sad dances (whenever he passed or failed a challenge).[[note]]Slightly subverted that he didn't do a happy dance when he finally graduated.[[/note]]
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*** Jason's Happy and Sad dances (whenever he passed or failed a challenge).[[note]]Slightly subverted that he didn't do a happy dance when he finally graduated.[[/note]][[/note]] Andrew seems to be trying to bring this back in Season 11 with Sholom.

*** Jason's Happy ** Jordan, Jillian and Sad dances (whenever he passed Renee (Season 11) have all tried to quit various challenges on the show after getting extremely flustered, stressed or failed a challenge).[[note]]Slightly subverted that he didn't do a happy dance when he finally graduated.[[/note]]upset. In the case of the latter two, Andrew generally is able to persuade them to continue after sitting with them.

* SiblingRivalry: Sholom and Shmuel from Season 10 are brothers who nominated each other for the show, and want to show they're a better driver than their brother.
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* SiblingRivalry: Sholom and Shmuel from Season 10 11 are brothers who nominated each other for the show, and want to show they're a better driver than their brother.brother. [[spoiler: Shmuel graduates in the fourth episode. He is however, still on the show as Sholom's nominator and is treated as such.]]

* TakeThat: Andrew has stated that in the show's early seasons, many were nominated out of spite. Things have changed since.
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** In the second episode of Season 11, the experts had to choose between Tina and Alex to graduate and are split. [[spoiler: They eventually opt to graduate both of them.]] ** In a minor example of this, Sholom and Shmuel nominated each other for the show and were both tasked as nominator and nominee. This meant that they would either split a task in half (such as the Head-to-head Reversing Challenge) or they'd do the challenge twice, once as nominator and one as driver. [[spoiler: With Shmuel graduating, this is no longer the case.]] * TakeThat: Andrew has stated that in the show's early seasons, many were nominated out of spite. Things have changed since. Season 11's Sholom and Shmuel did nominate each other out of spite however.

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* TakeThat: Andrew has stated that ** [[spoiler: A variant of this occurs on the fifth episode of Season 11. Shmuel is introduced as Sholom's nominator and absolutely no mention is made of his time on the show in the show's early seasons, many were nominated out of spite. Things have changed since.four episodes prior as a contestant (or that he graduated)]]
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