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.
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.
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.
"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
What's not to like? Its got a story, its got artwork which gets better every year and it's a lot of fun. You can get attached to the characters, feel emotion, etc. Its the same with reading a book, watching anime or even a movie. It just happens to be in a different format.
[This may seem weird but when I'm reading a manga I can hear the sounds]