Five Things You didn’t Know about Monster Garage

Monster Garage was a Discovery Channel television series that aired from 2002 to 2006. Jesse James hosted each of the sixty minute episodes that ran for four years. The popular show was fun to watch. episodes featured a five person team who worked together to create a monster machine. Experts in fabrication, mechanics and making vehicle modifications combined their efforts. The goal was to come up with the most unique vehicle that could be transformed into another useful vehicle or machine. Prizes were awarded for the teams who were successful in building their vehicles. The show was fun to watch but here are five things about it that you didn’t know.

1. The show was scripted to add drama

There isn’t a lot that is entertaining when watching five guys do mechanical work. That is, not until the end when the project is completed. Execs had to add a little drama to make it more interesting so some extracurricular activities were built in. For example, the shattering of expensive windows and other mishaps. Let’s face it, audiences want to be entertained and a little drama goes a long way.

2. Jesse James failed at his attempt

Throughout the series, viewers got to see some pretty amazing vehicles built. It was great to watch skilled experts bring their final products from concept to life. Jesse James was no exception. He had some good ideas himself. Unfortunately, his plans to build a monster that could exceed speeds of 200 mph were not successful.

3. Discovery offered James the job as host

When Discovery channel found Jesse James, he was working at his West Coast Choppers customization shop. They offered hi the position as host and she closed the shop to do the show. It was providence for Jesse because the shop business wasn’t making a profit. James’ real money was in selling merchandise that was made popular because of his fame and the brand recognition. This is where he made his millions.

4. James hosted another Discovery Channel show called “Jesse James: Outlaw Garage.”

The show didn’t become very popular and after a short run, the ratings were too low to continue. It was cancelled much to the displeasure of James. According to some viewers who made their feelings about the show known, it wasn’t very entertaining.

5. James has a problem with authority

Jesse told the world that Discovery stages its reality television shows. This seems like a low blow for a network that kept him on television for a number of years, but he was angry over the cancellation.

This came after his show Outlaw Garage was cancelled. He wrote a scathing blog using profanity about execs at Discovery. He has had issues with controlling his temper off and on throughout the years. He didn’t agree with many of he staging scenes and there were conflicts over it. He’s had a love hate relationship with Discovery Channel staff over the years.

Final thoughts

“Monster Garage” had its share of funny moments as well as some very serious times. According to the former host of the series, the episodes were staged and he disagreed with how they were set up. Will there ever be another Monster Garage? The odds are against it, but it was a cool show while it lasted.



Add Comment

The Samantha LaRusso and Mr. Miyagi Theory Cobra Kai Fans are Talking About
Willow TV Show is Officially a Go with Warwick Davis and Ron Howard Returning
Why Dawson’s Creek Lost it’s Theme Song for Netflix Streaming
What We Learned from The Good Doctor Season 4 Trailer
Here’s That Frog Brothers Movie Trailer We Were Talking About
5 Must-Stream Movies to Watch on Netflix in October 2020
Sylvester Stallone And Arnold Schwarzenegger Deepfaked Into Step Brothers
Here’s the 30 Minute Documentary on The Movie “Tremors” You’ve Been Waiting For
Whatever Happened to Catherine Mary Stewart?
10 Things You Didn’t Know about JP Rosenbaum
We’d Like to See Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes Team up Again
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Travis Van Winkle
Elm Street
Did You Know Marvel Made a Freddy Kreuger Comic in 1989?
Five Reasons Why DeSaad Deserves a Solo Movie
What We Learned from The Batman: Three Jokers Trailer
The One DC Character Who Can’t Stand His Own Super Powers
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Check Out Rambo Fight in the Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer
Guy Spends 2 Years Making a Video Game to Propose to His Girlfriend
Video Proves That Mario’s Brother Luigi is a Monster
Thirty Minutes of Rain From Thirty Different Video Games