The Ridonculous Race

Don the Host - The Ridonculous Race

Don - The Host

Don’s as smooth as freshly spread butter on a warm loaf of bread and always the consummate host.

He’s used to getting by on his good looks and stylish clothes but to be fair, he’s awfully good looking and those really are some stylish clothes! Don’s also a bottomless pit of little known facts and trivia. He's not always right, but right or not, he'll be proud as a peacock to tell you what he knows.

As a modern man in touch with his emotions, Don isn’t afraid to shed a few tears in a touching moment or to pontificate on the failure of that week's eliminated team. Don is a man's man, a woman's man and a child's man. He's an everyman.

 

 

Kelly and Taylor - Mom and Daughter

Taylor is used to ALWAYS getting her way, which is a direct result of being spoiled rotten by her mom, Kelly. Taylor knows what she wants and will not take no for an answer, even if it means holding her breath until she turns purple.

Mom, Kelly is a rich trophy wife, desperately clinging to her youth with cool clothes, cool “jams”, and being a “cool mom” to Taylor and her friends.

Taylor is certain that they are going to win because she is the best at everything she does (at least, in her mind, anyway). Kelly hasn’t challenged herself to anything beyond completing a gruelling yogalates class but is looking forward to giving it her all in the Race... even if her daughter isn't.

 

Geoff and Brody The Ridonculous Race

Geoff and Brody - Surfer Dudes

If this team had a motto it would be one word: YOLO! Geoff (from Total Drama Island) is back to compete again but, unfortunately, without his best gal, Bridgette. Since she's away on a surfing tour, Geoff's brought his best bro, Brody - an enthusiastic, meathead jock- along for the ride instead.

They’re ALL about partying, having fun, and winning the money… because tons of cash equals parties and fun! (See? Math CAN be useful!)

The Surfer Dudes may not be the brightest dudes in the competition but they always have each other’s backs, no matter what. They are fast and strong with an emotional compass that is bang on.

 

Noah and Owen The Ridonculous Race

Noah and Owen - Reality TV Pros

Classic competitors Noah and Owen are back for another chance at the million dollar prize. Since their Total Drama days, Owen and Noah have been keeping busy appearing on various reality shows like Meltdown Kitchen and Scare Tractor.

Noah believes that they have no chance of actually winning the Race, but would never turn down a chance to travel around the world on someone else's dime. Owen is just psyched to be back on TV with his little buddy. He may be a lot of things (big, loveably dumb, flatulent…) but Owen’s always had heart and tries his best.

 

 

Emma and Kitty - Sisters - The Ridonculous Race

EMMA and KITTY - SISTERS

Kitty and Emma are sisters who have always been worlds apart, personality wise.

KITTY is pretty and smart but has never really needed to use her brains to get what she wants – her pigtails, petite frame, and cute, pouty faces do all the heavy lifting. She tends to live in the moment and is looking forward to seeing the world with her big sis!

Emma is the opposite of Kitty in almost every way; she's a no-nonsense, highly motivated law student. She's very competitive and plans to put all of her focus into winning the Race while NOT wasting time on things like “having fun”.

 

DWAYNE AND JUNIOR - FATHER AND SON

Dwayne is a happy go lucky father from the burbs with a great family and a son who’s growing up too fast. He signed them up for the Race as a great way to spend some time with his son, show him the world and maybe share a few laughs. Dwayne is blessed in the good intentions department but totally lacking in street smarts. He's hopelessly ignorant about the world outside of North American life.

Junior loves Dad but is getting to that age where his warm and fuzzy “so proud of you” hugs are embarrassing. He's cool with going on this trip because they could win a million bucks AND he gets to miss school. Win win! But he’d rather listen to his music than to his dad’s stories about his own first trip on a plane. Junior is going to do his best to look cool while he's on TV; his dad being there to ruffle his hair does not help.

 

ROCK AND SPUD - ROCKERS - The Ridonculous Race

ROCK AND SPUD - ROCKERS

The Race is one big party for Rock and Spud, two loveable, best friends who still haven't moved out of their parents' basement apartments (they're just biding their time until their garage band, “Devil Frog” catapults them into super-stardom).

Rock is smarter and the obvious leader of the two while Spud has all the brain power and drive of a very dull sloth; without Rock, he'd be totally lost.

Despite their party-hardy attitudes, Rock is really trying to win the Race so he can use the money to move out into his own apartment. Spud is just trying to remember that he's on a television competition.

CHET and LORENZO - STEPBROTHERS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

CHET AND LORENZO - STEPBROTHERS

 

Forced together by the marriage of their parents one year ago, lazy-butt geeks Chet and Lorenzo instantly had a hate-on for one another and didn't try to hide it.

Chet is average in every respect. He has a hair-trigger temper and a tendency to whine about everything. Normally, he's kind of lazy but if there's an opportunity to show up Lorenzo, Chet suddenly becomes very motivated.

Lorenzo is a guy who sucks at everything – except having confidence in himself, which for some odd reason he has in spades. Unfortunately, he has no talent whatsoever… not in martial arts, music, sports, or academics (although he believes otherwise). Now that he’s stuck in this stupid Race with his stupid stepbrother, he fully intends to win it and to make Chet look like a tool.

Their parents decided to sign them up on The Ridonculous Race as a last ditch effort to inspire cooperation between them and end their hate-on once and for all.

They’re probably going to be disappointed.

PETE AND GERRY - TENNIS RIVALS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

PETE AND GERRY - TENNIS RIVALS

 

Gerry and Pete have the longest on-going rivalry on the planet. In the 70's they were tennis masters and each other’s fiercest competitors. However, their careers have long since wound down so their agents thought it would be BRILLIANT to pair them up on The Ridonculous Race!

They can’t wait to kick some butt during the race, since after all, they are professional athletes and can handle a little competition. The only problem is that they are older than they used to be, and a lot less fit.

These two don't take themselves or anything too seriously. Even if they lose, they hope that they might be able to pick up new sponsorship contracts from their appearance on the Race.

MICKEY AND JAY - ADVERSITY TWINS - The Ridonculous Race

MICKEY AND JAY - ADVERSITY TWINS

 

Identical twins Mickey and Jay don't deal with adversity in life – their life IS adversity. Allergies, phobias, accidents, disorders and ailments are just some (of the many) obstacles that plague the brothers on a regular basis.

Understandably, their personalities are not unlike that of a small, timid animal at the bottom of the food chain; mostly anxiety-ridden. Nevertheless, the two have a developed an impressive, “never give up” attitude which helps them push past their daily servings of tragedy and setbacks.

CARRIE AND DEVIN - BEST FRIENDS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

DEVIN AND CARRIE - BEST FRIENDS

Best friends since early childhood, Devin and Carrie make a great team. Carrie has a secret that Devin doesn’t know about; she’s been in love with him forever. He’s totally unaware, of course.

Carrie is sweet, enthusiastic and, above all, incredibly patient. Devin is a nice and personable guy but also rather oblivious. Carrie often runs herself into the ground to impress him while he's busy talking about his girlfriend, Shelly. It isn't intentional – Devin simply considers Carrie to be his “homie”! It never really occurs to him to “LIKE-like” her and so any attempts by Carrie to reveal her true feelings go right over Devin's head.

STEPHANIE AND RYAN - DATERS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

STEPHANIE AND RYAN - DATERS

Before the Race, Stephanie and Ryan had met two months earlier at the gym and have been inseparable ever since. They are beyond certain that they want to spend the rest of their lives together. The Ridonculous Race is going to be one more amazing adventure in the unbelievably romantic story of their lives!

Then again, they’ve never faced ANY kind of adversity. They’ve never even had jobs or money problems or even had to run for a plane before. But it's pretty unlikely that the competition will test their relationship or, say, reveal negative personality traits that would otherwise stay hidden. What are the odds of that happening?

 

MACARTHUR and SANDERS - THE POLICE CADETS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

MACARTHUR and SANDERS - THE POLICE CADETS

These two Police Cadet trainees are willing do whatever it takes to win The Ridonculous Race. MacArthur is an impulsive, tough as nails cadet who knows no fear. She isn't afraid to break a few laws or mess with other teams to get ahead. Conversely, Sanders is all about doing things by the book. Despite her conservative and logical nature, she often finds herself unwittingly dragged into MacArthur's crazy schemes.

These girls are a real threat - they're super ambitious and know how to work as a team.

 

TAMMY AND LEONARD - THE LARPERS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

TAMMY AND LEONARD - THE LARPERS

Pahkitew Island's wizard Leonard is back! He brings his wacky, fantasy-laden brain and “live-action role playing” reality to The Ridonculous Race but this time around, he has an equally imaginative friend: Tammy!

Both love to turn every day moments into scenes from their own made-up world… so imagine what the adventure of a race around the world will bring to the party! Huzzah!

 

 

JEN AND TOM - FASHION BLOGGERS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

JEN AND TOM - FASHION BLOGGERS

Jen and Tom are best friends and world-renowned fashion bloggers who can't wait to see the world together. They blog every day about what's hot and what's not and are sure that their fabulous taste and trending skills will guarantee their victory.

Tom is confident and tries hard, but doesn't have many skills beyond understanding fashion. He tends to comically overreact to failure, scary challenges, winning, losing, lattes... everything.

Jen is sweet and the ultimate fashionista. She is constantly working on her tan and often falls victim to the allure of spontaneous shopping sprees. The two have plans to go far in the Race while teaching the other contestants a little something about competing with style!

 

 

JACQUES and JOSEE - ICE DANCERS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

JACQUES and JOSEE - ICE DANCERS

Canadian figure skating dynamos Jacques and Josee's dream was to win gold at the Olympics. When they finally got their chance, Jacques dropped Josee on the ice! Goodbye gold, hello national embarrassment. They’re using the Race to prove that they are still winners.

Jacques and Josee used to being in the limelight and LOVE “performing” their challenges with extra grace and artistry. But while they may be Canada’s smiling sweethearts on the outside, their true nature is much more conniving. They'll do whatever it takes to guarantee a victory... all while flashing a show-ready smile to camera, of course!

 

ELLODY and MARY - GENIUSES - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

ELLODY and MARY - GENIUSES

 

Astrophysics research is expensive and reality shows offer monetary prizes. As far as Ellody and Mary are concerned, problem solved.

Ellody is a genius and incredibly aware that she is a major geek but really doesn’t know how to be any other way. Mary is also a genius who is very detail oriented, which makes her perfect for pursuits like the sciences or scrap-booking.

They are miles beyond the other contestants in I.Q. and their plan of attack is simple: outwit the competition. Having spent all of their time deep in study instead of wasting energy on “useless” pursuits like popularity and boyfriends, the Geniuses feel well equipped to kick proverbial butt.

 

ENNUI and CRIMSON - GOTHS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

ENNUI and CRIMSON - GOTHS

The Goths are dark, brooding and more than a little creepy. It's uncertain as to why they're participating in the Race or if they're even enjoying the experience, since they both have the emotional range of a stone gargoyle. Even writing about them is a little unnerving, so let's move on...

 

LAURIE and MILES - VEGANS - THE RIDONCULOUS RACE

LAURIE and MILES - VEGANS

Laurie and Miles are earth-loving vegan do-gooders with an “Earth first” attitude. Having travelled extensively, they’ve learned a deep respect for different cultures as well as their local flora and fauna. The Vegans can both be somewhat aloof and pretentious at times but their tree-hugging hearts are in the right place.

While they tend to carry themselves with a zen-like calm, any perceived injustice against nature will send the pair into an emotional tizzy. They are in the Race because they hope to win money for their favourite charities and dedicate their victory to Mother Earth.