History YMMV / CanadasWorstDriver

11th Aug '16 12:31:32 PM TheFarmboy
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* FridgeHorror: Wil's verbal abuse of his wife in Season 5 was considered resolved, and they are very lovey-dovey when she graduates, with him promising to be more supportive from then on...except it's fairly common for domestic abusers to go through periods of contrition before their abusive behaviour resumes or even escalates.
16th Mar '16 7:22:30 PM Killerwing
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*** And if you were scheduled to take part in a show called ''Canada's Worst Driver Ever'', what should you ''not'' do the night before you make an hour long drive to the rehab center? Get drunk. Angelina showed up at the starting line with a hangover and had to hitch a ride with Chris.* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his positive attitude and insistence on serving as a reminder about the ''real'' point of the show.

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*** And if you were scheduled to take part in a show called ''Canada's Worst Driver Ever'', what should you ''not'' do the night before you make an hour long drive to the rehab center? Get drunk. Angelina showed up at the starting line with a hangover and had to hitch a ride with Chris.Chris.
* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his positive attitude and insistence on serving as a reminder about the ''real'' point of the show.
13th Mar '16 3:23:04 PM maxwellsilver
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* {{Fridge Horror}}: Wil's verbal abuse of his wife in Season 5 was considered resolved, and they are very lovey-dovey when she graduates, with him promising to be more supportive from then on...except it's fairly common for domestic abusers to go through periods of contrition before their abusive behaviour resumes or even escalates.

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* {{Fridge Horror}}: FridgeHorror: Wil's verbal abuse of his wife in Season 5 was considered resolved, and they are very lovey-dovey when she graduates, with him promising to be more supportive from then on...except it's fairly common for domestic abusers to go through periods of contrition before their abusive behaviour resumes or even escalates.
* JerkassWoobie: Angelina. ''Dear God'', Angelina. She may be ignorant at times, and show a lack of improvement but her depression, anxiety and overall mental health problems are almost enough to make her a straight example of TheWoobie. Her boot episode in Ever shows just how damaged the poor woman is.



* TheScrappy: There have been several.
** Colin (season 2) and Scott (season 6) are both InUniverse for their arrogance and not taking the show seriously, after Scott was expelled, Paul said "Maybe this will wake him the @##! up".
** Donna from Season 4, as a result of her unrepentant attitude toward drink-driving and continuing to believe that she should drive despite numerous health problems. Even the loss of her license she remained as defiant as ever in the e-mail she sent to the show.
** Dale, especially after her antics in ''Ever'', which ultimately resulted in her being expelled in the penultimate episode and made many viewers think she should have still received the title despite being expelled (and she almost did).
** Kevin in season 8 and ''Ever'' was greatly disliked by viewers because [[NeverMyFault blamed everything else on his bad driving]] from the weather to his blind eye, and even swore at Andrew and snapped at him after Andrew stopped the drive when it was becoming too dangerous to continue. Kevin also snapped at some fans on the Show's Facebook page.
** Sly with some fans in ''Ever'', for breaking his distracted driving promise to Aaron from Season 7, and also to fans of Season 7's Shirley, who felt he should have still been named the worst despite his better final drive.



** Angelina from Season 5 is also really bad to the point where she tries a reversing challenge while drinking a coffee without a lid. When she is forced to drop it, she wouldn't shut up about how upset she was. Also, her driving is horrendously bad to the point that her nominee admitted that she tended to crash ''all the time'' and Angelina was convinced that she did well on some challenges where she nearly destroyed them. No wonder she 'won'.
*** Andrew even called her the worst driver of all time.
*** And if you were scheduled to take part in a show called ''Canada's Worst Driver Ever'', what should you ''not'' do the night before you make an hour long drive to the rehab center? Get drunk. Angelina showed up at the starting line with a hangover and had to hitch a ride with Chris.
* TheScrappy: There have been several.
** Colin (season 2) and Scott (season 6) are both InUniverse for their arrogance and not taking the show seriously, after Scott was expelled, Paul said "Maybe this will wake him the @##! up".
** Donna from Season 4, as a result of her unrepentant attitude toward drink-driving and continuing to believe that she should drive despite numerous health problems. Even the loss of her license she remained as defiant as ever in the e-mail she sent to the show.
** Dale, especially after her antics in ''Ever'', which ultimately resulted in her being expelled in the penultimate episode and made many viewers think she should have still received the title despite being expelled (and she almost did).
** Kevin in season 8 and ''Ever'' was greatly disliked by viewers because [[NeverMyFault blamed everything else on his bad driving]] from the weather to his blind eye, and even swore at Andrew and snapped at him after Andrew stopped the drive when it was becoming too dangerous to continue. Kevin also snapped at some fans on the Show's Facebook page.
** Sly with some fans in ''Ever'', for breaking his distracted driving promise to Aaron from Season 7, and also to fans of Season 7's Shirley, who felt he should have still been named the worst despite his better final drive.
* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his positive attitude and insistence on serving as a reminder about the ''real'' point of the show.

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** Angelina from Season 5 is also really bad to the point where she tries a reversing challenge while drinking a coffee without a lid. When she is forced to drop it, she wouldn't shut up about how upset she was. Also, her driving is horrendously bad to the point that her nominee admitted that she tended to crash ''all the time'' and Angelina was convinced that she did well on some challenges where she nearly destroyed them. No wonder she 'won'.
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'won'. Andrew even called her the worst driver of all time.
*** And if you were scheduled to take part in a show called ''Canada's Worst Driver Ever'', what should you ''not'' do the night before you make an hour long drive to the rehab center? Get drunk. Angelina showed up at the starting line with a hangover and had to hitch a ride with Chris.
* TheScrappy: There have been several.
** Colin (season 2) and Scott (season 6) are both InUniverse for their arrogance and not taking the show seriously, after Scott was expelled, Paul said "Maybe this will wake him the @##! up".
** Donna from Season 4, as a result of her unrepentant attitude toward drink-driving and continuing to believe that she should drive despite numerous health problems. Even the loss of her license she remained as defiant as ever in the e-mail she sent to the show.
** Dale, especially after her antics in ''Ever'', which ultimately resulted in her being expelled in the penultimate episode and made many viewers think she should have still received the title despite being expelled (and she almost did).
** Kevin in season 8 and ''Ever'' was greatly disliked by viewers because [[NeverMyFault blamed everything else on his bad driving]] from the weather to his blind eye, and even swore at Andrew and snapped at him after Andrew stopped the drive when it was becoming too dangerous to continue. Kevin also snapped at some fans on the Show's Facebook page.
** Sly with some fans in ''Ever'', for breaking his distracted driving promise to Aaron from Season 7, and also to fans of Season 7's Shirley, who felt he should have still been named the worst despite his better final drive.
Chris.* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his positive attitude and insistence on serving as a reminder about the ''real'' point of the show.



** JerkassWoobie: Angelina. ''Dear God'', Angelina. She may be ignorant at times, and show a lack of improvement but her depression, anxiety and overall mental health problems are almost enough to make her a straight example of TheWoobie. Her boot episode in Ever shows just how damaged the poor woman is
13th Mar '16 3:18:50 PM maxwellsilver
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** Kevin in season 8 and ''Ever'' was greatly disliked by viewers because [[NeverMyFault blamed everything else on his bad driving]] from the weather to [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery his blind eye]], and even swore at Andrew and snapped at him after Andrew stopped the drive when it was becoming too dangerous to continue. Kevin also snapped at some fans on the Show's Facebook page.

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** Kevin in season 8 and ''Ever'' was greatly disliked by viewers because [[NeverMyFault blamed everything else on his bad driving]] from the weather to [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery his blind eye]], eye, and even swore at Andrew and snapped at him after Andrew stopped the drive when it was becoming too dangerous to continue. Kevin also snapped at some fans on the Show's Facebook page.



* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his positive attitude and [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged insistence on serving as a reminder about the]] ''[[InspirationallyDisadvantaged real]]'' [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged point of the show]].

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* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his positive attitude and [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged insistence on serving as a reminder about the]] ''[[InspirationallyDisadvantaged real]]'' [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged the ''real'' point of the show]].show.
16th Dec '15 2:04:37 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Jillian from Season 11 wasn't actually nominated at any point prior to the final episode, but could probably have graduated at any time she wanted, as she passed the majority of challenges she took part in (including every challenge in the second episode), and was considered the season's best driver from day one. However, she kept passing up the opportunity to graduate on the grounds that she still needed to address her severe anxiety, eventually resolving to take part in the final road test.

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** Jillian from Season 11 wasn't actually nominated at any point prior to the final episode, but could probably have graduated at any time she wanted, as she passed the majority of challenges she took part in (including every challenge in the second episode), and was considered the season's best driver from day one. However, she kept passing up the opportunity to graduate on the grounds that she still needed to address her severe anxiety, eventually resolving to take part in the final road test. Sadly, her nerves proved too severe, which prevented her from taking the road test and caused her to be named the worst.
13th Dec '15 2:51:06 AM OlfinBedwere
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* BadassDecay: In Season 8, Flora seemed to be one of the better drivers initially, and both viewers and the show's judges alike predicted that as soon as her husband Frank stopped acting like a {{Jerkass}} BackseatDriver, she'd massively improve and quickly graduate. Unfortunately, her performances actually got ''worse'' as the season progressed, and seemed to show no real correlation as to how Frank behaved or whether he was even in the car, resulting in her being named the joint-worst for the season alongside Kevin.

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* BadassDecay: BadassDecay:
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In Season 8, Flora seemed to be one of the better drivers initially, and both viewers and the show's judges alike predicted that as soon as her husband Frank stopped acting like a {{Jerkass}} BackseatDriver, she'd massively improve and quickly graduate. Unfortunately, her performances actually got ''worse'' as the season progressed, and seemed to show no real correlation as to how Frank behaved or whether he was even in the car, resulting in her being named the joint-worst for the season alongside Kevin.


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** Jillian from Season 11 wasn't actually nominated at any point prior to the final episode, but could probably have graduated at any time she wanted, as she passed the majority of challenges she took part in (including every challenge in the second episode), and was considered the season's best driver from day one. However, she kept passing up the opportunity to graduate on the grounds that she still needed to address her severe anxiety, eventually resolving to take part in the final road test.
15th Aug '15 4:34:54 AM MrInitialMan
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* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his attitude and insistence of serving as a reminder about the ''real'' point of the show.

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* TheWoobie: Aaron, considering what he'd gone through. For extra lovability: his positive attitude and [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged insistence of on serving as a reminder about the ''real'' the]] ''[[InspirationallyDisadvantaged real]]'' [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged point of the show.show]].
5th Jan '15 2:20:01 AM OlfinBedwere
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* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** While Andrew is definitely the star of the show, Cam is almost as popular thanks to his straight-talking nature and lack of any hesitance in calling out people who offer up any form of bullshit.
** Michael from Season 2 and Shelby from Season 3 (both of whom came back for ''Ever''), for both being all-around nice guys who always take full responsibility for their mistakes. Michael's ability to drop pertinent comic and sci-fi references into any situation may also help.
** Season 5's Father Giles, for being the epitome of a CoolOldGuy, and even praying with Crystal immediately after she found out that her brother-in-law had been killed in a traffic accident.
** Paul from Season 6; despite being a stereotypical BadassBiker and tough guy, he proved calm, capable and a very adept learner.
** Season 7 had probably the show's two all-time most popular contestants: Aaron and Shirley. The former for his backstory, his desire to make sure his own accident counted for something in helping others (even if it meant being named the worst, which he ultimately wasn't), and his overall performance on the show. Shirley's popularity was thanks to her consistently positive attitude and passing more challenges than anyone in the show's entire history, something that wasn't at all diminished when she got named the worst thanks to a horrid road test. Her darkhorse status was only further cemented when she came back for ''Ever'' and graduated second after a virtually flawless performance.
** Season 10 had a somewhat unusual example of this trope. While the season was actually airing, Siham was by far and away the most popular contestant with the fans, who viewed her as the DistaffCounterpart of Aaron, and it helped that she generally did well in the challenges. That all changed the day after the finale aired, when she went ballistic on social media, aiming some incredibly nasty insults at the people involved with making the show, and even some implied legal threats.[[note]](While she was vague about what exactly upset her, the general jist of it seemed to be that she was ''very'' pissed off that Jason was given the final graduation instead of her, and that Cam had tried to name her the worst driver. Many of the show's fans actually ''agreed'' that Siham should have been the final graduate, but the way she handled the issue unsurprisingly turned people off of her)[[/note]] Instead, Santana is now generally regarded as the season's Ensemble Darkhorse; while an early graduate, she was also perhaps the best performer aside from George, and definitely had the best attitude toward learning.
17th Dec '14 6:09:20 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Siham from Season 10 was nominated several times as the season progressed, but kept narrowly missing out and ended up in the final episode. In her case it was mostly because while she was quite capable technically, she had major issues with confidence and kept relying on her husband to make all the decisions.

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** Siham from Season 10 was nominated several times as the season progressed, but kept narrowly missing out and ended up in the final episode. In her case it was mostly because while she was quite capable technically, she had major issues with confidence and kept relying on her husband to make all the decisions. In the end she didn't actually graduate as such, but did get easily the most positive edit out of any runner-up... not that this stopped her from dropping a ClusterFBomb or ten on Facebook and Twitter, over the fact that Jason was graduated over her.
10th Dec '14 2:07:35 AM OlfinBedwere
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** Season 7 saw a rare ''deliberate'' example of this trope, as Aaron could have potentially graduated by about the halfway point of the season. However, he was determined to stick around for the whole season, mainly because he wanted to take part in the final road test, which would prove once and for all that he could drive again.
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