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A television programme which applies the conventions of home decorating programmes to cars. A damaged late model ( though sometimes older) car is rebuilt and fitted with everything from spoliers and bodykits to almost camp touches that are supposed to reflect the owner's personality. These can, more often than not, be seen as tacky, vulgar, tasteless and even unsafe. These touches include panelling over rear windscreens, pick up beds filled with monitors or in car chandeliers, for example.

Criticisms of the show are that it's more style than substance in both its presentation, content and the finished vehicle being campily over the top, having its practicality diminished by reduced luggage space in the trunk. Also, very little (if any) practical instruction is given on how to do something like lower your car's suspension safely or make your own grille insert. Instead it focuses on fancy post-production techniques, shots of the finished car at outrageous camera angles and the owner's reaction to it.
The show has also been criticised for glorifying sexism by implicitly glamourising the sexual exploitation of women and gay men by the use of the word "pimp", making it socially acceptable by changing the meaning to something else. To-wit: rebuilding a car. By extension, it is argued that it perpetuates the stereotype that connects African-Americans with criminality and violence.
"Pimp my ride" is a show that should be called "Camp my Ride" instead, considering what they do to the cars.
by Chris Henniker December 11, 2006
 
1.
A weekly lesson in the economics of the negro. That somehow it makes more sense to take a 1973 Chevy Luv pickup that's held together with duct tape and bailing wire and, instead of fire-bombing the piece of shit and collecting the insurance money, you spend about $85,000 painting, buying new wheels & tires, & putting a body kit on the outside. But you don't stop there - you put 14 plasma screens, a fish tank, DJ turntable, a stove, washing machine, barber chair, massage table, popcorn popper, dance floor, and putting green inside it. In some strange way, this is the best way to use the cash, and just buying another, newer car is not.
MTV Dummy: Yo xzibit, when you're done whoring yourself out hocking deodorant (which you likely don't wear), will you pimp my ride?

X: Naw, beeyotch! We can't pimp that ride, it's only 4 years old & you can still see paint on it. Leave it out in the sun for a year or so, gets you some dents in it & we see.
by John Keinz Kerry February 28, 2005
 
2.
MTV's copycat version of the popular PBS show "Build me a Niggermobile."
Yo beeyotch!! They tooked my '72 Caddy & added a Landau roof & spinners. That she-it is tight, booyyeeeee!!
by Michael Hunt March 30, 2005
 
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pimp my ride: a tv show that feels the need to put tv's in every part of the car
you got tv's IN YO BUMPERS
thanks pimp my ride
i always wanted tv's in my steering wheel
by marky mark sucks September 07, 2005
 
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excellent show for car enthusiasts. even my 35 year old marketing teacher watches it. fish tanks installed, waterfalls installed in cars, lamborghini doors on hondas, what will they do next?
I'm going to see if I can get my '88 Plymouth Reliant on Pimp My Ride.

Xzibit: Negro, please.
by Tha Cuddla April 27, 2004
 
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A stupid show that is fun to watch on MTV. They take some ones broke down old car and repair the outer parts of it and interior. and usally add one ridiculously stupid part like a mini basket ball court in there trunk or a fooze ball table. Hosted by rap star xzibit (X to the Z) and the employees of West Coast Customs.
man-Yo did you check out that dudes ride?
Girl-Yea xzbit pimped it
Man- Ah nice (grabs part of womens shit and pulls on it once) Youve been pimped!
by Gogo January 29, 2005
 
6.
A slick MTV car show that proves that highly talented people CAN polish a turd. This raises the question "SHOULD someone polish a turd?"
"See that Pimp My Ride where they made that Escort look like a BMW? Them guys are so good they DID polish a turd!"
by KenPone November 07, 2004
 
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a hot tv show hosted by xzibit.
did you see that new episode of pimp my ride, that guy got a fishtank in his car
by that guy April 14, 2004