Rob & Big: The Complete First & Second Seasons
Rob & Big: The Complete First & Second Seasons
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In the first two seasons of this reality buddy comedy from MTV and Jeff Tremaine of Jackass fame, professional street skater Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, share a house in the Hollywood Hills, bouncing from one ridiculous moment to the next. Along with their mischievous little Bulldog, Meat Bag, aka "Meaty" and their Mini Horse, the unlikely crew make the world their playground and hit the streets on a constant quest for adventure and laughs. On this uncensored DVD, see even more from TV’s favorite new odd couple. With all 16 episodes, a ton of bonus scenes and way more Rob and Big than we were allowed to show on TV, this DVD is a must have for anyone who simply can’t get enough of this series.
|Actors:||Chris Boykin, Rob Dyrdek|
|Director:||Mark S. Jacobs|
|Format:||Box set, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC|
|Number of Discs:||4|
|Studio:||Paramount / MTV|
|DVD Release Date:||January 08, 2008|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 65 reviews|
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17 of 17 found the following review helpful:
"He's my best friend..." Jan 16, 2008
Rob and Big is a reality show that tweaks The Odd Couple set-up with pro-skate boarder Rob Dyrdek, a scrawny white guy, and his best friend and bodyguard Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, a 300+lb black man, who share a house in the Hollywood Hills. Despite wildly contrasting physical attributes and backgrounds, Rob and Big's personalities compliment each other well: Rob is chatty and full of goofy energy while Big is more laid back and plays it cool.
"Mississippi" marks the first appearance of Big's beloved Uncle Jerry as the boys attend Big's family reunion deep in the "Dirty South." How does one begin to describe Uncle Jerry? He looks to be in his 60s and is barely intelligible but is funny as hell. He lets Rob borrow one of his suits for church and shows genuine compassion for the boys that is endearing as he is funny.
Hands down and without a doubt, the best episode of either season is "Bobby Light" where Rob tries his hand at music by creating a persona known as Bobby Light, a one-hit wonder R&B sensation. He records a song called, "Dirty Girl" along with filming an accompanying music video. He enlists the help of Big, his buddy Bam Bam and Uncle Jerry returns to play a prominent role. How does one do justice to Uncle Jerry and his unique take on life? Highlights include a Rob and Uncle Jerry dance-off, Rob assembling his Bobby Light outfit (including wig!) and the shooting of the "Dirty Girl" video.
Every episode features an audio commentary by Rob, Big, executive producers Jeff Tremaine and Ruben Fleischer. They have a lot of fun reliving these moments from their lives, laughing at some of their exploits. Your enjoyment of these commentaries really depends on the episode and which ones you like the most.
Disc Two features extras for the first season, including "Special Meaty Puppy Footage," 15 additional scenes of Meaty as an adorable puppy back when Rob and Big first got him.
"Rob & Big - `The Real Deal'" takes a behind the scenes look at Rob & Big. They talk about how they met, their relationship and how they became roommates. Of course, they talk about Meaty and what he means to them. Rob & Big also talk about some of the highlights of Season 1 with clips.
Also included are 23 deleted scenes including the installation of an ATM machine in their house. We also see Meaty and Big learning how to swim. The Chunky Boys perform live and Rob goes shopping for jewelry in order to go for that "'80s football star" look. We also see Rob and Big face off in a hot dog eating contest. Also included is Drama learning how to drive only to get in an accident.
"Skate Tutorials" features Rob teaching the fundamentals of skateboarding in these brief tutorials. He really makes it look easy but as anyone quickly realizes, to pull these moves off well you have to practice them a helluva lot.
"Interviews" are the extended versions of the soundbites in "The Real Deal" extra.
Disc Four contains all of the extras for Season 2. The "Dirty Girl" music video that was shown being made during the "Bobby Light" episode is included in all of its cheesy glory. It has to be seen to be truly believed.
Arguably the best extra in the entire set is the "Special Uncle Jerry Footage" featuring more hilarious scenes of Uncle Jerry in action: drinking beer, yelling "Dirty Girl" randomly and just being his usual awesome, original self.
"MTV Cribs Appearance" features Rob and Big giving us the tour of their pad and, of course, their vehicles. They even have their own ATM machine.
Also included are 12 deleted scenes from the various episodes from Season 2.
"The Best of Season 2" is a highlight reel of the best moments from this season.
Finally, there is "Special Mini Footage" of the miniature horse in action doing its thing.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
I Can't Wait! Mar 31, 2007
By Erica R. Riggs
This is one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. My husband and I are anxiously awaiting the DVD release. We are constantly searching for re-runs on MTV2! No matter how many times we watch the episodes, we laugh so hard tears come to our eyes!
8 of 9 found the following review helpful:
This show is genuine laugh fest Feb 23, 2007
As a watcher of the show from day 1, I must say that this is one of the only recent shows on television that has made me laugh. Both Rob and Big are interesting and amusing people to watch, and the way Rob clowns his cousin Drama is almost worth the price of admission alone.
It's kind of tough to describe the show too much, because it's basically just two guys going around their regular lives doing crazy things and adding their own touches to everything. A staple of the show would have to be Big Black's motto "DO WORK," which kind of summarizes the show just as well.
Genuine humor is the name of the game, whether it's seeing Big Black's friend Bam Bam smash one of those modern hanging chairs through the ceiling, or shooting up Drama with a paintball gun, it's all very funny.
Do yourself a favor and get this DVD if you think you can appreciate this "Buddy comedy" for what it's worth.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV Feb 13, 2008
By J. Mach
This show is crazy funny. Its one of the only shows that I look forward to watching on a weekly basis. I haved waited for it to be released on dvd for a long time.I hope it stays on the air for a while. I would recommend this dvd to anybody who looking for a good laugh, I mean just the other night I was watching an episode, and I started laughing so hard that I fell off the couch, then my couch started laughing so hard that it fell on me, when it fell on me knocked over my ice cream and my ice cream fell on my cat, my cat got so scared that it jumped on my laptop, and then my laptop jumped up and it hit me in the face, but I stayed laughing the whole time.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Not a Skater Feb 07, 2013
Rob & Big is a great show. They play it alot on MTV or I think they do. But I really got into this show and I am not even a skater. My 60 year old mother loves watching this so that is one of the biggest reasons I bought the DVDs.
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