Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (2,202)

Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race is an animated reality television series that premiered on the Cartoon Network in 2014. The show is a spin-off from the original Total Drama series and is similar in format but focuses on a new cast of characters competing in a global race around the world for a cash prize of one million dollars.

The series features a diverse cast of characters, each with their unique personalities and quirks, and is hosted by fan-favorite Total Drama characters Don and his sidekick, the effervescent Kitty. The teams consist of eleven pairs of characters, each with different backgrounds, nationalities, and skill sets. The characters range from spunky sisters, a mother-son duo, best friends, and even a set of stepbrothers.

The teams race to complete challenges and obstacles that are located in different countries around the world. The show takes the viewers to popular tourist destinations while also introducing lesser-known locations. The different challenges are based on the countries in which they are located and are inspired by the culture and history of the region. These challenges required the contestants to solve puzzles or complete physical challenges, like building rafts to cross rivers or jumping off skyscrapers.

At the end of each episode, the team with the slowest time is eliminated. The show adds an element of strategy and alliances as some teams formed alliances to help each other beat the other teams. However, this backfired on some of the teams, resulting in unexpected eliminations.

The characters’ relationships add drama and create humor. The characters sometimes bicker but eventually work out their differences to complete the tasks at hand. Each team has its primary goal, but some characters realize they care about each other’s well-being more than winning the game. The characters' relationships range from hostility to romance, providing viewers with entertainment on multiple levels.

The series features a talented voiceover cast, with Scott McCord voicing the dangerous Dan and Terry McGurrin as the ever-peppy Dwayne. Stacey DePass performs as the bubbly and optimistic Kitty, who is an excellent compliment to Don, who is considered far more serious and cynical. The voice acting adds an element of humor to the show by complementing the detailed animation and hilarious situation and banter.

Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race offers viewers a unique perspective on reality television shows, as it is an animated series. The show offers a comedic twist and allows for more creative and unrealistic challenges than other similar shows. The added twist of characters' evolving relationships adds to an already entertaining show concept.

In conclusion, Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race is an animated reality television show that aired between 2014 and 2015. The show was based on a new cast and had a similar format to the original Total Drama series. The show features eleven pairs of characters that complete challenges in different countries around the world. The show is expertly voice-cast and offers viewers a comedy twist on reality shows. The show combines culture, humor, strategy, and drama, providing viewers with an entertaining experience.

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A Million Ways to Loose a Million Dollars
26. A Million Ways to Loose a Million Dollars
October 9, 2015
The final 3 teams compete in New York for the chance to win the $1,000,000.
25. Bahamarama
October 8, 2015
The remaining teams search for maps to help them locate a treasure hidden in darkened underwater tunnels.
Last Tango in Buenos Aires
24. Last Tango in Buenos Aires
October 7, 2015
Our final four dance their way to a final three only to have a team from the past come back into the race.
Darjeel With It
23. Darjeel With It
October 6, 2015
Our five remaining teams head to India to have tea and ride on a train. It sounds rather nice but it's actually quite horrible.
How Deep Is Your Love
22. How Deep Is Your Love
October 5, 2015
It's off to Russia for a jaunt straight down a seven-mile hole. Most play it safe but one team risks it all, and loses.
21. Ca-Noodling
October 2, 2015
The six remaining teams are combined into two teams; the Axis of Evil is created.
El Bunny Supremo
20. El Bunny Supremo
October 1, 2015
The teams enjoy a wild Mexican adventure that includes hot peppers, cliff dives and burros.
Dude Buggies
19. Dude Buggies
September 30, 2015
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Unless of course everything that happens in Vegas ends up on TV, like this.
Got Venom
18. Got Venom
September 29, 2015
The teams face Komodo dragons.
Lord of the Ring Toss
17. Lord of the Ring Toss
September 28, 2015
The teams are in the artic for a game of Ring Toss a Narwhal.
Little Bull on the Prairie
16. Little Bull on the Prairie
September 25, 2015
The ten teams now all go back to Canada's Wild West for a bean eating challenge and bull riding. Noah and Emma finally get back together while Jacques and Josee lose their lead due to revenge from the cadets. In the end, the surfer dudes master all of the challenges and win the race. The father and son get last place thanks to father having jinxed them.
Maori or Less
15. Maori or Less
September 24, 2015
The ten teams start off in New Zealand and all catch a train to either jump off a bridge or dance with tattooed guys. Jacques and Josee swiftly zoom into first place while Owen and Noah are too distracted by the sisters, making them lose. However, this challenge is a non-elimination leg.
Down and Outback
14. Down and Outback
September 23, 2015
The eleven teams stay in Australia for a bunny hunt challenge. The ice dancers paint a bunny to fool the police cadets. The teams then fly their own planes to New Zealand. The ice dancers win again, but the rockers and stepbrothers receive last place, causing both teams to be eliminated.
Shawshank Ridonc-tion
13. Shawshank Ridonc-tion
September 22, 2015
The still standing eleven teams all go to prison and must escape. The ice dancers and police cadets each get a U-Turn and use it on themselves to lose. Carrie and Devin wins but Devin breaks up with his girfriend. The stepbrothers start to get along and there is no elimination.
My Way or Zimbabwe
12. My Way or Zimbabwe
September 21, 2015
The eleven teams now travel back to Africa for another desert challenge. Meanwhile, the ice dancers travel back to Hawaii on their own plane in order to break a curse. The police cadets win and the ice dancers get last place after arriving very late, but are lucky since there was no elimination.
I Love Ridonc and Roll
11. I Love Ridonc and Roll
September 18, 2015
From the Great Wall of China to Finland, the teams will have to get a tip from a spa and survive a 10-minute sauna session fully clothed, follow by a jump into a semi-frozen river. Then, teams go downtown to play against each other in a air guitar concert to reach the chill zone.
New Beijinging
10. New Beijinging
September 17, 2015
Teams must travel to Beijing to visit the Bird's Nest stadium, where they must tandem jump over it for the next tip. Then, one teammate must deep-fry some street food while the other eats it for the second tip. With that tip, the teammate who didn't dive in Hawaii must use a rickshaw to carry the other across the Great Wall to the chill zone.
Hello and Dubai
9. Hello and Dubai
September 16, 2015
Teams need to travel to Dubai to either return a serve from a over-powered tennis serving machine or squeegee a column of windows on the tallest tower in the city. Afterwards, they need to get to the Gold Souk to reach the chill zone.
Hawaiian Honeyruin
8. Hawaiian Honeyruin
September 15, 2015
Teams head on out to Hawaii to dive into a bay for a wedding ring, then perform a traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony without burning their clothes to make it to the chill zone.
Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket
7. Tisket, a Casket, I'm Gonna Blow a Gasket
September 14, 2015
Teams must go to Dracula's Castle in Transylvania for their first tip. One teammate stays inside a coffin while the other drags it to a graveyard and into a plot. Once there, the gravedigger gives the next tip to ride horseback to the train center, where the teammate who didn't do the ant challenge must show off their gymnastic skills to get to the chill zone.
Brazilian Pain Forest
6. Brazilian Pain Forest
September 11, 2015
Now in Brazil, teams must have the member who didn't swim with sharks stick a hand into a glove full of ants for the first tip, then break open coconuts in find the second tip. To get into the chill zone, they must make a costume perfect for Carnival.
Bjorken Telephone
5. Bjorken Telephone
September 10, 2015
Teams must speak in Icelandic to a native while crossing a geyser field to receive the tip to the next location, where they must either eat an Icelandic feast or find a frozen fossil to win.
Mediterranean Homesick Blues
4. Mediterranean Homesick Blues
September 9, 2015
Teams must get to the Mediterranean to find the tip attached to a shark, and build a sand castle to get the tip of the next chill zone: Iceland.
French is an Eiffel Language
3. French is an Eiffel Language
September 8, 2015
Teams depart for Paris, France, where they must make it to the Eiffel Tower for the tip. Once there, the team member who didn't eat in Morocco has to draw a caricature of the other to find the next tip in the sewers, and to where the chill zone is located.
None Down Eighteen to Go (2)
2. None Down Eighteen to Go (2)
September 7, 2015
The teams make it to Morocco, where they need to pick out 5 spices and use them in a Moroccan dish, where one member must eat it in order to get to the chill zone.
None Down Eighteen to Go (1)
1. None Down Eighteen to Go (1)
September 7, 2015
The eighteen teams meet up in Toronto for the first event: climb a tower and zip-line down from it to reach the first destination.
  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (2,202)