Pimp my Fahrrad

Cyclelicious Shop
Bicycle Lights - Wald Baskets - Dahon - Strida

IMPORTANT: This content is deprecated. Please visit the new CYCLELICIOUS 2.0.
Monday, August 01, 2005
By Yokota Fritz

Deutch MTV has created "Pimp My Fahrrad. In this parody of the American show "Pimp My Ride," Elb Coast Psycles of Hamburg strips down and rebuilds a bike. Go to MTV.de's website for videos of the show. Fahhrad is German for "bicycle."

A lot of American bicycling advocates like to point to "Pimp My Fahrrad" as evidence that Europeans are much more ecologically aware and bike-friendly than we are. The show is so over-the-top and campy, though, I think it's clear the German producers are making fun of "Pimp My Ride" by deliberately choosing the bike as something déclassé. Think of the old Grey Poupon commercials.

The Germans are mocking hip-hop's fascination with bling. It's the same thing that Jeff Foxworthy describes in his monologue about "Rednecks and Shiny Stuff." According to Foxworthy, that's why bass boats are glittery and it's why UFO sightings take place predominately in the American south. Maybe Discovery Team should make their bikes glittery to improve OLN's ratings among their primary audience -- people who watch fishing and hunting shows.

Tags: , , , ,

    IMPORTANT: Please post comments for this article at the new CYCLELICIOUS 2.0 version of this page.
Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

Blog Widget by LinkWithin Cyclelicious Home

Scotts Valley Cycle Sport

Scotts Valley Cycle Sport Santa Cruz California


Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]