Documentary About YouTube’s McJuggerNuggets Faked Family Feud to Hit Go90 (Video)

McJuggerNuggets - Psycho Family - go90
Courtesy of Complex Networks

McJuggerNuggets, a top YouTuber who generated more than 1 billion views from videos about his supposedly dysfunctional and violent family, admitted last year that the entire drama was completely fake.

Now McJuggerNuggets (real name: Jesse Ridgway) and his family are the subject of Complex Networks’ Rated Red original documentary series “Psycho Family,” which will premiere Monday, April 3, on Verizon’s Go90 mobile-video service. The film chronicles the fallout after Ridgway disclosed to viewers in June 2016 that the escalating family conflict was fictional.

“I never lied. I was playing a character. It was not myself,” Ridgway, 24, said in a statement. “It was acting. It was not a lie. I never lied. Never once… I don’t think there was anything wrong with it. I am done with the series. The videos were fake. It’s finished.”

The “Psycho Series” on McJuggerNuggets’ YouTube channel has produced more than 1.2 billion views over 684 episodes, and had been the source of long-running speculation about whether the events were real or fake. The Go90 series, which is 90 minutes long total and broken into 11 installments, will provide never-before-seen footage and the first interview with fellow YouTuber Brian Spitz about the internet series.

Jesse — along with his father, Jeffrey Ridgway Sr., his brother Jeffrey Ridgway Jr., his mother Theresa and Uncle Larry — created the YouTube series together, the documentary reveals. In the “Psycho Series,” Jesse’s conflict with his father began with McJuggerNuggets’ gaming addiction, leading Jesse go “psychotic,” ultimately “murdering” him on camera and fleeing to Switzerland.

As a result, confused fans made some 1,000 calls to police to report the incidents on the McJuggerNuggets channel. There were also 20 cases of “swatting,” in which members of Jesse’s family were held at gunpoint in real life as a consequence of the series.

“Psycho Family’ is executive produced by Studio71’s Dan Weinstein and John Fitzpatrick, and Evan Weiss serves as producer for Red Sun Entertainment. Jesse Ridgway and the rest of the family, who live in southern New Jersey, are slated to appear at the premiere of the documentary on April 3 at New York City’s Bryant Park Hotel; info on attending the event is available here.

Watch the trailer for “Psycho Family”:

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  1. Charles W Mixner says:

    Uncle Chuck will be there with aunt jackie hope to see you all there

  2. Cyrus colon says:

    I wanna watch it will it air on tv or can we watch for free

  3. Mary Cook says:

    Jesse Ridgway (McJuggerNuggets) is a genius storyteller. Props to him!!!! Juggie4life!!

  4. Clarence O. says:

    McJuggy and other Youtubers are on the cusp of becoming mainstream stars. They get more viewers than entire cable stations, and a lot more loyalty. Todays 13 year olds watch this guy, for good or bad, more than they watch tv, or movies. Our basic tastes and interests in life are determined by age 13 according to some researchers. I think this could be true as it would explain the popularity of comic book movies for todays 40 year olds. So, using that as a guideline, its very possible that tomorrows franchise tentpole movies will star guys like Mr. Ridgeway. Until then, the first network that gives McJuggernuggets a weekly 2 primetime slot will bring in the number demographic for all advertisers and will bring them in in astonishing numbers. My son and his entire circle of friends at school follow Ridgeway daily and build their own local fan clubs and youtube groups trying to be like him.

    You know him, Juggy…I know youre reading…give him a shout out, Andrew O. in Mebane…he deserves a shout out…hes buying every dang bit of merchandise you offer. His room is all about you…his haircut…his beanie that says Juggy on it…Dude, do not mess up his head, okay?…you and your friends are todays role models…God help us hahaha…and tomorrows elite celebrities.

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