Rob & Big

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Rob & Big
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FormatReality
Created byRob Dyrdek
Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
StarringRob Dyrdek
Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
Christopher "Drama" Pfaff
Reshawn "Bam Bam" Davis
Narrated byRob Dyrdek
Opening theme"Best Friend" by Harry Nilsson
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes32 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ruben Fleischer
Jeff Tremaine
Camera setupDonny Rae Bee
Broadcast
Original channelMTV, MTV2
Audio formatStereo
Original runNovember 4, 2006 (2006-11-04) – April 15, 2008 (2008-04-15)
Chronology
Followed byRob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
External links
Website
 
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Rob & Big
Rob & Big.PNG
FormatReality
Created byRob Dyrdek
Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
StarringRob Dyrdek
Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
Christopher "Drama" Pfaff
Reshawn "Bam Bam" Davis
Narrated byRob Dyrdek
Opening theme"Best Friend" by Harry Nilsson
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes32 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ruben Fleischer
Jeff Tremaine
Camera setupDonny Rae Bee
Broadcast
Original channelMTV, MTV2
Audio formatStereo
Original runNovember 4, 2006 (2006-11-04) – April 15, 2008 (2008-04-15)
Chronology
Followed byRob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
External links
Website

Rob & Big is an American reality television series that follows the lives of professional skateboarder/actor/producer Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. Over 70 million viewers watched the show's first season, and it was ranked #1 in its time slot for its target demographic among other cable TV shows.[1]

Produced by Ruben Fleischer, the show premiered on November 4, 2006. After 32 episodes, it ended on April 23, 2008.

Contents

Synopsis

Most episodes of the show follow a central task or event in the daily life of Rob and Big, such as: attempting to break Guinness world records, having their home exorcised, skateboarding, and random things such as buying 12 remote-control helicopters, and Rob's obsession with a net gun. Also, during the show the two of them purchased two animals, a mini horse named "Mini horse" and a bulldog named "Meaty."

Cast

Regular cast
Irregular cast

Demise

A one-hour series finale situated around Rob learning that Big's longtime girlfriend is pregnant, and Big moving out of the house to focus on becoming a father. However, two years later in an interview with friend and fellow MTV star Johnny Knoxville, Dyrdek gave different reasons as to why the show ended.

I think I quit real early, midway through the third season. They taxed us... you can't film reality TV for nine months, it's psycho. I think towards the end it was such was just such a grind that, really, I was ready to move on. It's like, I live on the set. You know what I mean? [The crew] had one room for a control room, [Big Black] had his room, only he didn't live there, so really it was like I lived in a one bedroom with the lights in everywhere, and just dirty from people, and it was like Pee-wee's Playhouse, and I just... slowly lost it... you know, was just so sick of it.[2]

Dyrdek's new MTV reality television show, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, premiered on February 8, 2009. The Pfaff brothers, Meaty and Beefy (Rob's bulldogs) are featured in the show, and Black returned for the fourth season of the show.

Episodes

The show ran for three seasons and consisted of 32 episodes. The series premiered on November 2, 2006 and featured eight episodes in each of its first and second seasons. Season 3 premiered on January 8, 2008. It featured fifteen regular episodes and one mid-season special.

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