|“||Hey there, Juggies. It’s your old pal, McJuggerNuggets, here.||”|
Jesse Tyler Ridgway (born September 29, 1992), known on YouTube as McJuggerNuggets or RiDGiD STUDiOS, is an American YouTuber who grew up and currently lives in Elmer, New Jersey, United States and is mostly known because of his scripted “Psycho Series,” in which two brothers fight each other while dealing with their psychotic father. Jesse has another YouTube channel called RiDGiD Gaming, where he uploaded clips from his Twitch streams. The McJuggerNuggets YouTube account had a frequent upload schedule of 2 - 3 videos per day consisting mostly of vlogs and crazy family videos due to the volatile nature of his family, especially his father famously known as "Psycho Dad." On June 6, 2016 Jesse uploaded his final video of the Psycho Series titled "Psycho Kid Flees Country" in which it is revealed indirectly that the Psycho Series was staged. Since then, the YouTuber has created different series including a collaboration series with The Angry Grandpa and Boogie2988.
Jesse was born on September 29, 1992 to Theresa and Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.. He is the youngest of two siblings (his brother being Jeffrey Ridgway Jr.). After his birth, not much is known, but Jesse has confirmed that the most traumatizing year during his childhood was when he was 8 in 2000-2001, in which Jesse had his lower legs immobilized when he walked through hot asphalt. That same year, he was attacked by a savage Fred, one of his childhood dogs. He was rushed to medics on both occasions after suffering critical effects. It is known that Jesse had befriended Georgie Stahlberger sometime before 2002, where he and Stahlberger were seen in images with Georgie's sister Emily.
Beginning YouTube Career
Jesse made his YouTube channel in December 2006, back then his videos had mostly 100+ views. He made some random videos and a lot of movies and short films, like Overachievers, and The G.A.M.E.
In 2010, Jesse became a graduate of Arthur P. Schalick High School and by June 2014, he had graduated from Rowan University with a degree in Film, however struggled to pay a debt of $70,000. Footage of his graduation celebration was seen in the skit Jesse Reaches 100,000 Gamerscore.
Jesse had became well-known for his skits, but started to rise to prominence when he began to create and direct the Psycho Series, playing the titular protagonist. The series lasted from December 22, 2012 - June 6, 2016, including a 50-episode run and 400+ Vlogs. Incredibly, he had managed to pay off his $70,000 debt because of the sheer success of the series. Jeffrey Jr. randomly decided to cut off some of his hair for fun, leading to Psycho Brother Clips Head. Then, it was 3 months after Jesse had graduated college. His dad decided he needed to stop gaming and get a job. He ran over the games with a lawnmower in Psycho Dad Shreds Video Games, his most viewed video to date, reaching over 20 million views. A few weeks later, Jesse was grounded for an unknown reason, and was caught by his brother playing on a Gameboy with his friend Buzz. Jeffrey Jr. told on him, which led to a big argument between Jesse and Jeffrey Sr., with Jesse ending up smashing his dad's TV with a baseball bat in Psycho Kid Smashes TV. He ends up getting kicked out of the house for smashing his TV. During the same grounding, Jesse goes out to the shed to play Halo Reach, away from his family, but his dad finds him playing and throws the XBOX in the pool in Psycho Dad Drowns Xbox. Jesse was then going to job interviews but ends up going to get his XBOX 360 fixed. He was caught coming in the house by his dad, and he throws it through the windows of the Mitsubishi Montero when he founds out Jesse got the money from his mother in Psycho Dad Wrecks Car.
His dad, Jeffrey Jr. and Jesse's friend Zachary Cornartzer (also known as Corn) come into his room while sleeping on Halloween and squirt ketchup on him and run a chainsaw to make him think that he got sawed up by a chainsaw in Psycho Kid's Halloween Bloodbath. Jesse decided to get him back with the prank in Psycho Dad Chainsaws Xbox, but it leads to his father sledgehammering his XBOX One. There is a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, which leads to Jesse flipping over the tables and throwing pie at his father in Psycho Kid Ruins Thanksgiving. A week and a half later, Jesse decides to apologize to the family in Psycho Family Apology, but his father says "Don't expect anything for Christmas this year either."
Then on Christmas morning, Jesse opens what he thinks is his last present; reindeer antlers, while Jeffrey Jr. gets an XBOX ONE. Jesse decided to set the tree on fire because he didn't get the Wii U he wanted in Psycho Kid Torches Christmas Tree. His mom ends up getting him one at the end of the video; due to the relationship with her husband.
Jesse sings a song parodying a song from South Park on one of his Twitch streams making fun of his dad, not knowing his dad was watching the stream. He then comes in and takes his monitor and destroys it in Psycho Dad Raids Stream (2015). A few weeks later, Jeffrey Jr. and his girlfriend Kate were arguing about how lazy he is, and Jesse was filming it. Kate ends up smashing Jeffrey Jr.'s tablet against a wall in Psycho Girlfriend Breaks iPad. A few days later, Jesse decides to make a celebration video for reaching 500K subscribers, but Jeffrey Jr. ruins it by taking his YouTube Play Button for reaching 100K subscribers, which leads to an argument between the two and their father, which leads to their father destroying their play button in Psycho Dad Shatters Play Button.
Jesse and his father then get invited to be on the TV show in London called "Virtually Famous" because of the Psycho Series. One day while in London, Jesse stays in the hotel playing DS while his dad went sightseeing. They get in an argument and his dad curb-stomps the DS, in Psycho Dad Pounds Nintendo DS. Jeffrey Jr. decided to get payback from the iPad video, so he tricked Jesse to thinking there was a replacement play button on the porch, but there is not. Jesse gets locked out after going outside in Psycho Brother's Frozen Lockout.
In April 2015, Jeffrey Jr. and Jesse planned a revenge video for the play button destruction that would involve smashing some of his father's baseball trophies from when he was a kid. Jesse and Jeffrey Jr. worked out a plan together. They put their dad's trophies in a box and went outside, where their father was making burgers on the grill, Jesse says "Remember when you destroyed my YouTube Play Button?" and smashes the first trophy on the ground. When his dad walks close up to him, Jesse smashes more trophies which leads to a freakout of his dad, setting the Wii U on Fire (Psycho Dad grills Wii U) and gets Jesse kicked out of the house; his wife starts arguing over the situation. He currently uploads daily vlogs, his Mother and Jeffrey Jr. bring him food and clothes out to his tent or the garage. He now calls the tent "Eagles Landing". Jeffrey Jr. also gave Jesse his old Laptop so he can still upload the Videos. Jesse has also been able to get electricity, thanks to his neighbor Mr. H who gave him a generator to borrow while he was out of the house and living in his tent. He then bought more supplies for his tent, including an Xbox 360 and a TV and snuck into the house to collect his Skyrim game while it lives in his tent. He is currently planning on relocating his tent.
Since then Jesse has still been "technically" living on his families property. He has completed his Eagle's landing gaming setup as well. On April 12, 2015, Jesse woke up to find that none of his cables were powered. He found that they were unplugged from the garage along with a note that explained: "If I find out you've been stealing electricity again, there will be consequences." This made Jesse ponder what to do next. Later that day he decided to use the generator that his family had in their garage. The next day he decided to post a tweet asking if he should move his tent and setup farther into the woods, or stay and fight. He also upload a video later that night asking his viewers to respond to him about the question. In the end he stood his ground, but in Psycho Dad Flattens Gaming Lair, his dad came and bulldozed his entire tent, and setup. Everything was destroyed. Jesse later then returned to the house to gather some items to stay at a friends house. What is next is still being decided by Jesse.
After Eagle's landing was destroyed Jesse moved to his friend's house "Zach." we never did see Zach or his family, although Zach was in a few of Jesse's older videos. While he was at Zach's house he could live his old life the way he used to. After a while though he decided to move from Zach's house. His parents were not fully on board with it, Zach himself wasn't feeling up to it by getting in the way, so Jesse made a few blogs asking viewers if he should go stay with his girlfriend in college Juliet. In the end he decided it was so, and he drove up to Pennsylvania.
While with Juliette, Jesse felt more loved and at home than anywhere he previously was. He stayed in an air mattress in her room, and when she went of to class he toured around the campus, city, and condos. He then moved to his Uncle Larry's house, living with Larry and his son, Tom.
Jeffrey Jr., though, wasn't done. He plotted a paintball prank on Jesse's tent, but made the fatal mistake of making the plans public. This allowed Juggies (Jessie's subscribers) to alert Jesse. The night Jeffrey Jr. carried out the prank, Jesse and Uncle Larry were hiding in a boat, and ambushed him using water balloons and a catapult made by Tom. Larry scored a direct hit on Jeffrey Jr., breaking his camera lens and forcing him to retreat. Jeffrey Jr. then plotted revenge by taking the rest of Jeffrey Sr.'s trophies, smashing them, and framing Jesse. However, he also made this video public, but banned Jesse from his channel so he couldn't see it.
While settling into a new tent, Jesse was ambushed by Jeffrey Sr., destroyed a DS received from fan-mail, and was about to destroy the tent but Jessie stopped him from destroying the tent (Juggie's Lounge), Jeffrey Sr. accused him of destroying the rest of the trophies. This led to a heated confrontation between Jeffrey Sr. and Uncle Larry, which ended when Jeffrey Sr. threw a lawn chair in anger and Larry threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. Jesse then moved into Uncle Larry's RV and set up a new gaming lair. In retaliation for the framing, one Juggie hacked Jeffrey Jr.'s channel, purporting to be the cyber activist group Anonymous. To this day, Jeffrey Jr. still thinks Jesse was responsible, and he retaliated by tagging the RV.
This wasn't the end of Jesse's problems, though. On May 1, 2015, Jeffrey Jr. tied the RV closed, and towed the RV to the house with Jeffrey Sr.'s truck. Arriving home, Jesse managed to get Jeffrey Sr. to watch the One Million Juggies video, and also showed the video of Jeffrey Jr. smashing the remaining trophies and framing Jesse. Miraculously, Jeffrey Sr. saw a change of heart, and, though he didn't show it, knew he had done wrong. His rage turned to Jeffrey Jr., and his camera ended up smashed. Meanwhile, he and Jesse made a deal (paying rent) and came to an understanding, finally ending Jesse's exile from the house.
The next few days were relatively uneventful for Jesse. His family went to a wedding, where dad and Larry argued about Jeffrey Jr.'s dangerous prank, and Jesse retrieved his belongings from the RV. The next day, Jesse, Larry, and some family members played basketball at Larry's house.
On May 5, 2015, a serious incident occurred. Jesse was doing his first livestream since his exile, playing Grand Theft Auto V alongside Juliette. 210 minutes into the stream, he suffered a distributed denial-of-service attack by an unknown party (some suspected it was Jeffrey in revenge for the hacking of his channel). A second attack occurred a short time later, and the stream (which was scheduled to run from 7 PM-midnight EST) never resumed. An hour later, Jesse revealed that he had been the target of a dangerous prank known as swatting. Everyone was OK, and the culprits are currently being searched for.
On May 21, 2015, Jeffrey Jr. decided to record a video, Jesse was mad because Jeffrey Jr. isn't helping him. Jesse loses it and decided to tell on Jeffrey Jr., Jesse started an argument against his father, which leaded to Jesse throwing a tantrum at the store because of his dad talking about how video games are attached to his mind, Jesse then breaks the store owner's items leading to a cop entering the scene. Jesse then panics because he thinks that everybody is on him, leading to being arrested by the cop in Psycho Kid Gets Arrested; thankfully he's not pressed charges. After leaving the station, he decided to live at Uncle Larry's house.
In a later video (Psycho Mom Divorces Husband), in the heat of an argument between Jesse and his father, in a fit of rage Jeffrey Sr. takes a Thor Hammer replica and proceeds to smash his TV. He then goes outside to destroy a car window, leading to Jesse's mother yelling for a divorce.
Theresa's computer was destroyed a later video by Jeffrey Sr. as well as him trashing Larry's clothes store after Theresa told Jeffery Sr. that it was over. During all this, Jesse's Xbox was shot by Jeffrey Sr. after he got annoyed while playing.
In a later video Jeffrey Sr. destroys Larry's RV that Jesse was staying in using a backhoe. Later, Jeffrey Sr. took away all of Jesse's things from his room leaving just his bed and clothes. He states he put it into storage. This led to Larry attempting to kill Jeffrey Sr. by driving at him while he was fixing the pool. Jeffrey Sr. jumps away in time and Larry crashes into the pool leading him to need a neck brace. At the end of the video, Jeffrey Sr. takes Jesse's car and hides it and blames him for the crash.
In a later video on June 6, 2016 (Psycho Kid Kills Father), Jeffrey Jr. returns and records Jesse's Room and suprised, asks Jeffrey Sr. where Jesse's Things are. He says he put it into storage. Jeffrey Jr. asks where Jesse is and Jeffrey Sr. says he is in the small room in the basement. As Jeffrey Jr. enters the room Jesse points a gun at him and tells him to take him to Dad. They both go upstairs and Jesse points the Gun at his dad and asks him for the combination of the safe where he believes his $30,000 is located. His dad refuses but eventually gives the combination: 86-40-12. Jesse then states to his Dad and Jeffrey Jr. that they'll never see him again and asks for last words. His Dad apologises to him and says he failed him as a father and should never have shown him video games. This gets Jesse really angry saying "NO, Dad... It was you... YOU. YOU MADE ME THIS WAY!" He pulls the trigger shooting his dad (presumably dead) and Jeffrey Jr. tries to stop him. Jesse points the gun on him and says stay there. He then runs into the basement and opens the safe with the combination his dad gave him and it works. He grabs the bag of money and runs up the stairs. Just before he leaves Jeffrey Jr. says "You have five minutes and then I'm calling the cops. Five minutes.". Jesse ran to his Dad's truck and drives away. On the way down the road he empties the bag to see there is only two bales of money left. He screams in anger and that's when the video ends.
Soon after he uploads a video on June 7, 2016. (Psycho Kid Flees Country) In the video there is a compilation of him traveling to Switzerland by plane. The video finishes with him talking about the future and saying goodbye. He then purposely knocks the camera over which shows though a door into another room where Larry, Theresa are. Jesse, Larry and Theresa high five each other celebrating. Jeffrey Jr. then comes in saying "Last one!" and high fives Jesse. Then Jeffrey Sr. comes in and hugs Jesse saying he loves him and he's glad the Psycho Series is over, indirectly revealing the Psycho Series is in fact staged. At the end of the video text on the screen reads "Thank You For Everything." and then "RiDGiD STUDiOS 2012-2016" meaning that video will be the Psycho Series' last video. Being the end of the series.
The Psycho Series
This series helped Jesse grow his channel mainly because it occured at the best time for his channel, as to Angry Grandpa show takes on a less entertaining video audience, this series followed Jesse and his "psycho family" to where he had a brother, Jeffery Jr. who resented him for everything being handed to Jesse, a dad who wants him to be a follower and his footsteps and stop playing video games, and a mother with the heart of gold who supports Jesse's passion in pursuing a YouTube and gaming lifestyle. The show ended recently last year in June of 2016.
Fan Mail Monday
This series lasted about two years and was a way for McJuggerNuggets to communicate to his fans (via, P.O. Box) and what better way would it be for Jesse to have letters sent to him. He ended this series on the note of script wise (with the Psycho Series events) and gave off hints that he would be soon given complaints that he was getting free things (such as Xbox One) in his fan mail.
McJuggerNuggets Movie Madness was a competition series created by Jesse himself. Every week, he goes on YouTube to give out topics. People who would like to enter must proceed to create a video using the subject at hand. The top 3 will get a shoutout from Jesse himself. The series began on July 8th, 2015 and ended on May 21st, 2016.
- The Psycho Series is a channel about The Psycho Series it has over 140,000 subscribers.
- RiDGiD GAMiNG is a channel about Jesse streaming video games it has over 300,000 subscribers.
- Juliette Reilly is Juliette's channel she uploads music it has over 180, 000 subscribers.
- Larry's Lounge is Uncle Larry's he uploads vlogs, basketball, cooking and skits it has over 600,000 subscribers.
- Georgie Stahlberger is Geogie's channel he uploads skateboarding and trick shots it has over 200,000 subscribers.
- ManNamedCorn is Corn's channel he uploads video game streams and skits it has over 200,000 subscribers.
- CrocodileBuzz888 is Buzz's channel he uploads pranks and skits it has over 53,000 subscribers.
- BigBrudda is Jeffrey's channel he uploads pranks, updates and skits it has ove 900,000 subscribers.
List Of Subscriber milestones
- Jesse hit 1,000,000 subscribers on April 26, 2015.
- Jesse hit 2,000,000 subscribers on October 6, 2015.
- Jesse hit 3,000,000 subscribers on June 5, 2016.
- "Holy s-------t!"
- “I don't want any waffles!”
- “Why are you always filming‽”
- “I'm never gonna quit playing!”
- “F*CK these stupid clown shoes!”
- “I Hate this family!”
- “I don't want this family!”
- “I hate you!”
- “Shut the f——k up!”
- “I love my mom, whoppee-frickin’-doo.”
- “I'm going to call… child services!”
- “I hate my dad! F——k him!!”
- “Come here!”
- “Guys, stop fighting!”
- “Keep it RiDGiD, Juggies.”
- “I'm going to tell my therapist!”
- “Do you have a drinking problem?” (to Uncle Larry)
- "WHAT ARE THE F--------ING NUMBERS!"
- “Garfunk, stay funky.”
- “Do you seriously want me to punch you in the face right now‽”
- "Dad, DAD!!!"
- “This isn’t breaking bad! I know my name’s Jesse…” (After Jeffery steals the RV)
- “Hey there, Juggies. It’s your old pal, McMonoNuggets, here!”
- “Guys, knock it off!”
- “I play Grand Theft Auto, I know how this works!”
- “Ow, f——k, my spleen!”
- “That’s a wrap.” (to his whole family together in Switzerland)
- "Keep it RiDGiD, Druggies." (First appearance of the Isaac character)
- His subscribers constantly go up and down widely on a bases when hitting a milestone. This is usually due to what his character's in series like The Psycho Series, are doing.