|Genre||Reality TV game show|
|Created by||Wilmer Valderrama|
|Presented by||Wilmer Valderrama|
(Seasons 1 and 2)
Destiny Lightsy (Season 3)
|Narrated by||Big Boy|
|Opening theme||"Yo' Mama" (remix)|
by The Pharcyde
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||64 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Dean Minerd, Rod Aissa, Wilmer Valderrama|
|Producers||Lisa Lettunich, Jonathan Cane, Ross Breitenbach,|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||April 3, 2006 –|
December 27, 2007
Yo Momma is an American television show based upon insulting one's mother. Creators, executive producers and hosts are Wilmer Valderrama, along with Sam Sarpong (Seasons 1 and 2), Jason Everhart and Destiny Lightsy. The show was produced from April 2006 to December 2007, and, as the title suggests, used "yo momma" jokes; many episodes featured guest appearances from rappers. Yo Momma was parodied in the 2008 spoof movie Meet the Spartans in a brief scene where the Spartans engage in a battle of "yo momma" jokes with a crowd of people that are similar to the show's contestants.
Season 1 was in Los Angeles, season 2 was in New York City, and season 3 was in Atlanta.
In conjunction with Yo Momma, MTV launched YoMomma.tv, a Web 2.0 community dedicated to increasing viewer engagement with the program and heavily promoted during Yo Momma episodes. Site users construct a profile and upload their own yo momma jokes (or "disses"), and attempt to boost their rankings on the site by challenging other users to "Battles", exchanges of uploaded disses between two users. The user community votes on both disses and Battles.
A corollary feature is "Let's Bully", which allows users to send insults over e-mail using an avatar of the user's face superimposed over modifiable clip art. The Let's Bully feature was the subject of an article in Adweek Magazine.