The Best Episodes of Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2019
Rob Dyrdek has spent most of his life turning fantasy into reality. Even as a young skateboarder, Rob defied all odds by going pro at the age of 16. Since then, Rob has always believed that even the wildest fantasies are possible if you commit to making them real. Fans of MTV's Rob and Big know that he proves it by embracing, pursuing and achieving the products of his own imagination.
#2 - Ginger Lion
Season 4 - Episode 6
Rob gives his mom, Patty, the full Hollywood superstar treatment when he casts her in an absurd commercial for a new credit card company he has invested in. Rob's cousin, Big Cat, loses a bet and is forced to appear in the commercial dressed as a "man-cat / ginger-lion", inspiring Rob and the crew to don red wigs and explore their "inner-gingers" for a day. At the red carpet premier of her commercial, Rob surprises Patty with an incredible special guest.
#3 - I'm Livin' It
Season 5 - Episode 7
Rob writes Drama a musical about his life as a 25th birthday present. In a unique performance, Rob and the cast re-enact Drama's journey to becoming a young, reckless man-dime by shoveling horse poop and cleaning "manginas." Also, Rob and longtime pro skater friend, Steve Berra, invent their own sport and make a bet on turning Steve's old warehouse into a second Fantasy Factory.
#4 - Kid Lightning
Season 4 - Episode 7
Rob jumps into the ring at a Wrestlemania event when the WWE teams up with the "Make-A-Wish Foundation" in Atlanta, Georgia. With the help of Drama, Big Black, and wrestling legend and hall of famer Rowdy Roddy Piper, Rob creates an unforgettable alter ego as "Kid Lightning". Rob wants to make his Kid Lightning debut a special moment for the kids and develops a grand entrance. Rowdy Roddy Piper and Rob deliver a memorable performance as he flies into the ring on a skateboard and gives his Make A Wish Foundation fans an unforgettable experience.
#5 - Brother Bond
Season 4 - Episode 9
Rob decides that Drama and Big Cat have lost their "brother bond", and with the help of Big Black, runs them through a series of bonding activities, including hug-therapy. Rob also reaches out to the Fantasy Factory crew to help create an original theme song for his new MTV show "Ridiculousness". The legendary '80s band Devo steps in to help get the job done.
#7 - It's Barry... Barry Bright
Season 3 - Episode 4
Rob's trainer creates a new piece of training equipment; Rob creates an alter ego.
#8 - Fantasy Factory's Sketchiest Moments
Season 3 - Episode 5
Rob and Drama recap some of the sketchiest and scariest moments of all three seasons of Fantasy Factory. Loaded with behind the scenes commentary, unseen footage, and some of the most memorable scenes from the series, this is a humorous look back at some of the best Fantasy Factory action through the eyes of its stars.
#10 - Jingle Z
Season 3 - Episode 12
Rob holds a charity event to raise money for his "Sk8 for Life" foundation, a charity designed to put skateboards into the hands of underprivileged kids. In preparation for the big day, he introduces Drama to "Skatey," the new SK8 4 Life mascot. Along the way, Rob discovers that he may be the Jay-Z of jingles, and leans on his manager, Jeremy, to get him an actual jingle deal. His charity event is well attended, including appearances by Pharrell, Travis Barker, The Game, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Dana White, and some of the best pro-skaters in the world.
#12 - Best of, Bonus and Behind the Scenes
Season 5 - Episode 8
In this never before seen footage, Rob and the cast take us through some of the craziest and funniest moments captured in Season 5. From dangerous animal riding to criminally offensive gas, these are some of the best (and worst-smelling) moments from behind the scenes.
#13 - He's Just a Little Mini-Pig
Season 3 - Episode 7
Rob challenges his manager Jerry to a happiness contest.
#15 - Welcome, Big Black
Season 4 - Episode 1
In our season four premiere, Justin Bieber visits the Fantasy Factory where Rob convinces him that the only way to earn real respect is to do crazy things. Rob realizes he should take his own advice, and finds a place that will let him get chased down by a 400 pound tiger. Big Black, Rob's old friend and former roommate, visits the Fantasy Factory and moves into a temporary office in Corpo.
#17 - The Bleeding Frogs
Season 4 - Episode 3
When The Athiarchists from Eugene, OR, pull up in a mobile stage outside of the Fantasy Factory, Rob invites them into the building for an impromptu performance. Inspired by their lifestyle and music, Rob decides to form a "death metal kill pop" band called The Bleeding Frogs with Chanel, Drama, Big Black and the two traveling musicians-Aaron & Dano.
#18 - Hawaiian Manventure
Season 3 - Episode 10
Laird Hamilton invites Rob and Drama to Kauai for some tow-in surfing. Although he has never surfed before, Rob decides it's time to up his "man level" by taking on a big wave. Joining them on their Manventure is super-athlete and legendary skateboader, Danny Way. Along the way, the guys go squid fishing, have a traditional Luau, and visit Laird's "man camp."
#24 - Project Man Dime
Season 4 - Episode 2
When Rob discovers that Drama is planning to get a full mouth of veneers, he begins a mission to convert to his cousin into a "perfect ten in the form of a man," a full fledged "Man Dime." He enlists the help of Big Black to get Drama hair extensions, a spray tan, and a full body waxing, all in preparation for a modeling photo shoot in the factory. Rob is also invited to race professional Torc Truck driver Casey Currie.
#25 - This Is Not Mom-Certified
Season 1 - Episode 6
Rob welcomes skateboarders Terry Kennedy and Paul Rodriguez and screenwriter Nino Scalia to the factory for a meeting of the Street Dreams team. Street Dreams is the first authentic, for skateboarders, by skateboarders feature film that Rob wrote with Nino and starred in with Terry and Paul. Rob is so pumped about the film that he's flying his parents in and having a premiere screening at the Fantasy Factory. After the screening announcement, Rob and the guys get to doing what they do best: skating.