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Rob & Big TV Show Facts

Rob & Big has begun its third season on MTV.
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Rob & Big is a reality comedy that follows pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, his best friend / bodyguard Chris “Big Black” Boykin, and their Bulldog Meaty on wild and crazy adventures. Kidzworld takes a closer look at this MTV series.

Main Characters

  • Rob Dyrdek - Pro skateboarder who helped establish DC Shoes and now promotes SafeSpot, an urban renewal plan that builds skate parks.
  • Christopher “Big Black” Boykin - Bodyguard and US Navy veteran who recently broke two Guinness records for eating bananas and powdered donuts.
  • Drama - Rob’s cousin and assistant who regularly faces funny pranks and harassment.
  • Meaty - Rob and Big’s pet Bulldog was adopted in the show’s very first episode.
  • Mini Horse - A pet miniature horse bought as a companion for Meaty in the premiere of the second season.
  • Fun Facts

  • The first season of Rob & Big reached 70 million viewers and ranked #1 in its time slot.
  • Rob and Big both appear in Skate, a groundbreaking video game from EA Sports.
  • Big Black is 6’6” tall and weighs 419 pounds.
  • A skatepark Rob designed in Kettering, Ohio won the Modernism award from Dwell magazine.
  • In 2008, Rob will appear in Righteous Kill, a movie starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
  • Rob co-owns Rogue Status, a clothing line, with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker.
  • Big Black used to be a bodyguard for Sammy Sosa.
  • Quotes

    "Do work, Son!" - Big Black

    "I gotta say, our lives are absolutely ridiculous." - Rob

    "Spidey, I will take your fanny pack and beat you with it." - Big Black

    "How am I in the back seat with a horse?" - Big Black

    "Can’t you read what it says here?" - Security Guard

    "Owning a barnyard animal isn’t as easy as it looks on the internet." - Rob

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