Rob and Big (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Rob and Big is a reality comedy series that premired on November 2, 2006 on MTV. It follows the lives of 32 year-old professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. It airs at 10:30 PM on Thursdays right after The Duel.
Rob & Big is an example of branded entertainment; the show is produced by DC Shoes as a way of establishing its brand name, while not being an explicit advertisement.
The 1st Episode
In the first episode, Rob and Big set out to adopt a bulldog puppy. Rob thought since it was basically made up of meat, they should just call him Meat Bag (or Meaty). They later use the puppy as bait to gather women for their party. Two ladies ask if they are homosexual after finding out that they live with each other. They laugh it off. The women later attend the party, where Rob hired the Academy Award winning group Three 6 Mafia to perform. While getting ready for the party Big has Rob shave his back. Big prepares a concoction containing Pepto Bismol, orange juice and possibly Pepsi to fight off any hangover that might occur.
The first episode is currently available for free as a download at the iTunes Music Store. here
The 2nd Episode
In the second episode, it is Go Skateboarding Day. Rob tries to get Big Black on a skateboard and buys him a Dogtown-style board that fits him. They then witness Tyson the skateboarding bulldog and try to get Meaty to skateboard. This plan fails as Meaty does not seem to want to learn how to skateboard. Rob compares it to being like a child not wanting to follow in a fathers footsteps.
Also in this episode, Rob and Big goes to the DC shoes skateboarding fair at the mall and gets pulled over by the police. They decided to drive to the mall and pull over because they are in the middle of traffic, while getting tailed by the cops they play Chamillionaire's "Ridin'" on the radio. Rob jokes that they were pulled over for "ridin' dirty."
The 3rd Episode
In the third episode, Rob and Big go to Canada to be motion captured for an EA Sports skating game (Titled Skate, coming out on the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 consoles) as well as play a round of skateboard hockey with the game designers. Rob decides to visit his parents at his hometown in Ohio. Rob and Big visit Paramount's Kings Island theme park.
The 4th Episode
Rob sets out to help Big lose weight. They find out he weighs 416 lbs. He gets hypnotized in order to help him stay motivated to lose weight, and they go to see a nutritionist, but Rob doesn't agree with the program she recommended, so he buys Big a bike. After a quick montage, he reweighs at the same weight. He goes to see the Nutritionist again who gives him the same advice, and tells him to have a burger.