History Series / CanadasWorstDriver

27th Apr '17 4:19:15 AM Acebrock
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In certain regions[[note]]Confirmed in both US and NZ so-far[[/note]], you can now see two seasons of the show, Season 8 and Season 9 (''Worst Driver Ever'') on Creator/{{Netflix}}.

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In certain regions[[note]]Confirmed in both US and NZ so-far[[/note]], you can now see two seasons of the show, Season 8 and Season 9 (''Worst Driver Ever'') on Creator/{{Netflix}}.
Creator/{{Netflix}} and certain seasons, (season 10 at least) have been uploaded to {{YouTube}} by the producers themselves.
13th Apr '17 6:04:08 PM Gimere
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* EpicFail:
** In season 1, David managed to wreck the car he was using (which was specifically chosen because it was hardy) driving through a wall made up of ''cardboard boxes''.
** Scott and Dean from Season 6 weren't allowed to finish their drive to the rehab center, which is the very first challenge in the series.
** Likewise, Afiya from Season 7 sped so much that the cameraman ordered a stop. Not only that, she hit an obstacle ''even before leaving the parking garage where the drive began''. Jon would have been stopped if he had been accompanied by a cameraman (the Corvette he drove to rehab didn't have enough seats to seat a cameraman).
** Being the first contestant to be kicked off of ''any'' ''Worst Driver'' show in the world (Colin from Season Two).
** Getting kicked off the show -- in the second episode (Scott from Season Six set the record for fastest expulsion).
** Getting kicked off the show -- by your own nominator (Scott from Season Six, when his nominator Danny cancelled his insurance).
** Angelina from Season 5 passed ''only one'' out of 23 challenges on her way to "winning" the show. As an indication of just how terrible that is, bear in mind that Colin from Season 2 deliberately tried to fail every challenge during his time on the show... and ''still'' managed to pass two challenges prior to getting ejected half-way through filming. Even worse, Andrew even named Angelina "Canada's Worst Worst Driver" in a special episode prior to Season 8.
*** She hadn't improved any as of the start of ''Canada's Worst Driver Ever'', where she became the first-ever contestant not to be able to even '''attempt''' the drive to rehab, since she was hung over from a night of drinking, resulting in Chris having to take her instead.
*** Later on, during the fourth episode, Angelina manages to hit ''every hoop'' in the Eye of the Needle Challenge, while closing her eyes. This is after Andrew gave her flats to wear instead of her heels.
** The Water Tank Challenge usually floods the interior of the car. Dean from Season 6, however, managed to flood the car's ''engine'' with a hard stop after the first straightaway. He didn't even get to the precision driving parts.
** In some challenges, obstacles are carved and painted Styrofoam. On at least two occasions, they've run out of obstacles before the nominees can complete the challenges. Jamie from Season 6 took it a bit further, she hit a Styrofoam obstacle in such a way that it shattered the windshield of the car. No other driver has done so before or since.
** Crashing into the concrete barriers (spaced at freeway lane width) in the Drive in a Straight Line challenge.
** While many drivers lose most of the water in the water tank challenge, Shelby, in ''Ever'' became the first driver to lose the ''entire 100 liters.'' He drove over a foam figurine, and the resulting jolt ''broke the tank''. The camera showed him waiting patiently while the tank emptied out onto his head.
** For getting lost, Chris's final drive from Season 1. For those not familiar with Montreal geography, veering away from downtown Montreal and actually finding your way into the bus-only area of the Henri-Bourassa bus station ''by accident'' (it's literally on the opposite side of the city) is roughly akin to attempting to fly a plane from New York to London... and ending up in Mexico City instead.
*** Madalena manages to similarly drive the bus - only loop at the Rosemont bus terminal during the final drive.
** Shmuel (Season 11) holds the record so far for having to stop the distracted driving challenge twice-first he got a garbage can caught under the car (the end result was not pretty) and ''somehow'' managed to puncture a tire!
** 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.
** Krystal's final drive in Season 12 was one long lesson in how not to drive a car, and how not to speak to your passenger. For some perspective, immediately beforehand Daniella had turned in a performance that in most previous seasons would likely have seen her named the worst, suffering such a complete HeroicBSOD that it would likely have resulted in a serious accident had Andrew not been there to guide her every move. Krystal's drive was so bad that the experts decided there was ''no need for a discussion'' over who was the worst.
** As mentioned above, when someone is named Canada's Worst Driver, they receive the big, ugly hunk of scrap that is the Canada's Worst Driver Trophy. Krystal did ''so poorly'' throughout Season 12 (due to her bad driving and worse attitude) that when she was named the worst, she ''didn't'' get the trophy.[[note]]It was instead repurposed into a Final Graduate Trophy and awarded to Tyler.[[/note]]



** Thomas from season 3, kind of. He only failed one challenge on the show (aside from the assessment, which is never passed) because he refused to take Philippe's driving lesson. Technically, he did successfully complete every challenge when on the show and was the second to graduate, only failing to graduate first due to his attitude

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** Thomas from season 3, kind of. He only failed one challenge on the show (aside from the assessment, which is never passed) because he refused to take Philippe's driving lesson. Technically, he did successfully complete every challenge when on the show and was the second to graduate, only failing to graduate first due to his attitudeattitude.
1st Apr '17 11:59:49 AM maxwellsilver
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* TooDumbToLive: The lack of skill these drivers have does indeed pose a risk to life and limb. Seriously, has anyone ever suggested that Dale get an MRI or something? It's hard to believe a fully functioning person could (not) think like she does.
1st Apr '17 11:59:02 AM maxwellsilver
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* UnfortunateNames: Season five has Mike ''Butt''. Poor guy must have been picked on a lot in primary school... "For some reason", he gets the FullNameBasis treatment from the show itself, too.

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* UnfortunateNames: Season five has Mike ''Butt''. Poor guy must have been picked on a lot in primary school... "For some reason", he gets the FullNameBasis treatment from the show itself, too. Mike is the nephew of comedian Brent Butt, creator of ''Series/CornerGas''.



* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: [[BatmanGambit Andrew appealed to Krystal's competitive nature by betting her that she can't finish a particular challenge properly]]. It worked and she completed the challenge, but then she tried to rub it in Andrew's face. What she didn't understand was that Andrew is trying to teach her things and her doing them successfully means they both win.

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* UnsportsmanlikeGloating: [[BatmanGambit Andrew appealed to Krystal's competitive nature by betting her that she can't finish a particular challenge properly]].properly. It worked and she completed the challenge, but then she tried to rub it in Andrew's face. What she didn't understand was that Andrew is trying to teach her things and her doing them successfully means they both win.



* WatchThePaintJob: [[ThatPoorCar They never do...]] About the worst example would be the contestants burning out the clutches of five cars. The last contestant was exempted because the producers were out of cars.

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* VanityLicensePlate:
** There are two readable license plates in the opening sequence. The yellow (weaving through traffic without signalling) car's reads "[=XLR8N=]"; the orange (which is signalling left, in a left turn lane, but turns right) reads "WRONGWAY". It's later seen going the wrong way down a one-way street.
** One contestant has the license plate "SPEEEED".
* WatchThePaintJob: [[ThatPoorCar They never do...]] do... About the worst example would be the contestants burning out the clutches of five cars. The last contestant was exempted because the producers were out of cars.
20th Mar '17 9:25:48 PM Drakkenmensch
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** The camera crew is showing some amount of GenreSavvy, placing a camera in the slalom foam dummies during the assessment challenge of season 12, pretty much guaranteeing that someone ''will'' send it flying as Mike ended up doing.
5th Feb '17 6:01:30 PM Adbot
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If you live in the United States, you can now see two seasons of the show, Season 8 and Season 9 (''Worst Driver Ever'') on Creator/{{Netflix}}.

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If you live In certain regions[[note]]Confirmed in the United States, both US and NZ so-far[[/note]], you can now see two seasons of the show, Season 8 and Season 9 (''Worst Driver Ever'') on Creator/{{Netflix}}.
28th Jan '17 1:29:52 PM MrInitialMan
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* LongRunner: 12 seasons and counting! At the end of the 12th season finale, Andrew said he didn't know if there'd be another season--he didn't expect the show to get past the first! ([[HereWeGoAgain They're taking nominations for Season 13.]])
28th Jan '17 1:25:45 PM MrInitialMan
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The show is now taking nominations for Season 13.
20th Jan '17 5:05:31 AM MrInitialMan
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* HardWorkHardlyWorks:
** Completely averted in the show - hard work is what gets you to graduate. The best example was Shirley Sampson, who went on a mission to become a better driver after making a fool of herself in Season 7. In ''Ever'', her study of road signs got her 8 out of 10, she knew enough to watch her wheels on the "Know Where Your Wheels Are" challenge, and she only needed a quick refresher on the S-Turn challenge, which she performed without knocking anything over. She was the second graduate. Diane in Season 8 is praised for being the model student, refusing to leave rehab until she was confident enough to ace her final road test in the last episode. Chris from Season 1 passed just based on the Assessment Run in ''Ever''.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks:
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HardWorkHardlyWorks: Completely averted in the show - hard work is what gets you to graduate. graduate.
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The best example was Shirley Sampson, who went on a mission to become a better driver after making a fool of herself in Season 7. In ''Ever'', her study of road signs got her 8 out of 10, she knew enough to watch her wheels on the "Know Where Your Wheels Are" challenge, and she only needed a quick refresher on the S-Turn challenge, which she performed without knocking anything over. She was the second graduate. Diane in Season 8 is praised for being the model student, refusing to leave rehab until she was confident enough to ace her final road test in the last episode. Chris from Season 1 passed just based on the Assessment Run in ''Ever''.



** In season 12, Daniella did very poorly while learning to back up a trailer, so she Googled videos of trailer reversal so she would avoid making a fool of herself during the challenge--which was parking a trailer in a garage. She then proceeded to avoid making a fool of herself as she parked the trailer on her first try.

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** In season 12, Daniella did very poorly while learning to back up a trailer, so she Googled videos of trailer reversal so she would avoid making a fool of herself during the challenge--which was parking a trailer in a garage. She then proceeded to avoid making a fool of herself as she It worked--she parked the trailer on her first try.try, avoiding looking like a fool.
20th Jan '17 5:02:29 AM MrInitialMan
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** In Season 4, which was held at a closed [[{{Prison}} jail]], there was an onscreen case of Laundry Truck Meets Prison.

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** In Season 4, which was held at a closed [[{{Prison}} jail]], there was an onscreen case were numerous cases of Laundry Truck Meets Prison.
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