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Trivia / Pimp My Ride

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  • ...But I Play One on TV: Not even playing one. Xzibit simply presented a show about cars being modified, and he describes even "middle aged soccer moms" coming up to him asking him to modify their husband's car.
    "You saw me at the beginning and you saw me at the end. I wasn't there in the middle, I didn't do s*** to those cars!"
  • Dueling Shows: With TLC's Overhaulin'.
  • Meme Acknowledgment: Mixed in with feigned Creator Backlash, Xzibit responded to all the "Yo Dawg" memes by posting an angry selfie of himself on his Twitter about how he shaved off his hair to dissociate himself so he'll never have to deal with the meme ever again. Again, feigned.
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  • Old Shame: Xzibit only did the show "so MTV would play my videos" and grew fed up with being considered The Face of it and having people harass him for changes they didn't like done to the cars - pointing out he was just the presenter and had no say in any of the modifications.
  • Undermined by Reality: An article in TV Guide once followed up on some of the show's more memorable cases. They found that quite a few of the kids were encountering serious financial problems thanks to it. The kids, who are often driving these old, beat-up cars because they're broke and that's all they can afford, found that their insurance rate went through the roof after Xzibit and Co. got a hold of them. Possibly adding to it, all of the extra things they added into the car had to have ruined their gas mileage as well.
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  • Unintentional Period Piece: Reality shows are already immediate by nature, so it's inevitable that a reality show all about showing off trendy, state-of-the-art cars and technology would make it a time capsule.

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