Before reality T.V. became mega popular Jackass was ahead of its time, Created in 1999 from the mind of Johnny Knoxville after failed attempts at becoming an actor then writer Knoxville got the idea from a story about him testing self-defense weapons on him-self. After several meetings he met with Jeff Termaine of Big Brother, which was a skateboard and humor magazine which featured Knoxville in a couple of their videos, while at the same time Bam Margera released a CKY series mixing stunts, pranks, and music, what ensued was a bidding war for a T.V. Show combining the two started with the winner receiving what we now know as Jackass.
Imagine having someone drop pool balls off of a roof and their only target was your privates covered by a small athletic cup or being shot in the chest from a bean bag gun. Maybe running around a grocery stores parking lot and ramming shopping carts in, off, or trough anything is a little more your speed , well that's exactly what Johnny Knoxville and his crew did in many of Jackass earlier episodes. The show that put Knoxville on the map, Jackass stars Knoxville along with a couple of relativley unheard of performers at the time Wee Man and Steve O, pro skater Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn and many more.
The title of the show says it best the show centers around a group that constantly pull pranks on each other as well as on an unsuspecting public. Everything from Bam and his crew digging a huge hole in his parents yard and covering it with leafs, so his dad will fall in while mowing on a riding mower to Steve O puking a live goldfish up is featured .You'll also learn the fine art of antiquing which involves flour, eggs, and one unsuspecting sleeping friend, it also helps to have a very understanding mother as Bam shows us. Physical stunts are not left out from cheaply made ramps too dressing up like old people and causing havoc in public. So If you're over the age of 18 and sick, twisted but funny pranks are your thing then Jackass was made for you.
- 3 Seasons, 27 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
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The Jackass gang along with MTV showed how they made the movie featuring stupidty to a new maxium.
In this episode the cameras followed the boys as they screened the movie with a few friends. Razors hit the heads at the backyard preview.
1. Gene Simmons Intro - 2. Paintball Phil - 3. Water Tubing - 4. Sleep-O - 5. Sculpture Garden - 6. Night Monkey 2 (With Brad Pitt) - 7. Ice Block Skating - 8. Sculpture 2 - 9. BMX polo - 10. Security Guard - 11. Ice Craze - 12. Tandem Snowboarding - 13. The Toupau - 14. Bloody Carpet
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Knowing the tragedy the "Jackass" troupe mourned a year ago, it's probably a cause for thanks that this didn't end much worse for Bam Margera. A Wednesday kayak accident hospitalized MTV's former "Jackass" and "Viva La Bam" star in Los Angeles, Reuters reported today. Margera, 32, tweeted a picture of himself laid up with a note explaining that he needs a hernia surgery following a 100-foot drop. Margera wrote that he was kayaking with pro Steve Fisher in Oregon when he took the spill.
"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn died on June 20th of this year, after driving his Porsche 130 m.p.h. into a grove of trees in Pennsylvania. He was drunk at the time, and reportedly died on impact in the tragic accident. Since that time, fans have been showing tribute to Dunn at the accident site, Johnny Knoxville penned a loving tribute to his bud, and the "Jackass" crew shared a hastily-put-together (though nonetheless memorable) video with the public that played at his memorial service.
The guys from "Jackass" have just released a five-and-a-half minute long video dedicated to the recently departed Ryan Dunn. Dunn died in an early morning car crash on June 20th after driving his Porsche into a grove of trees after driving 130 mph. After family members and friends held a private memorial service last week, fellow "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville posted a tribute online, and fans began leaving memorials for Dunn at the scene of the accident. Now Dunn's friends are sharing a video with the public that played at his memorial service.
As you might expect, "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville has been pretty distraught over the loss of his friend and daredevil co-hort Ryan Dunn. Dunn died in an alcohol-fueled car accident after driving his Porsche at 130 m.p.h. into a grove of trees last week along with his friend Zachary Hartwell. Knoxville delivered a eulogy during Dunn's funeral on Wednesday, but admitted he was too broken up to do the job properly. "I walked to the podium and tried to share memories of my dear friend, but the words were just spinning in my head," said Knoxville in a recent blog post dedicated to Dunn.
Say what you will about Roger Ebert (and boy, have you ever). He may have been too early to say it, but the man was right. "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn was officially hammered when he crashed his Porsche into a grove of trees driving 130 mph, killing himself and friend Zachary Hartwell. According to the Daily Local News, "West Goshen (PA) Police Chief Michael Carroll said Wednesday that 'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn's blood alcohol content (BAC) was more than twice the state's legal limit at the time Dunn crashed his Porsche Monday morning, killing himself and his passenger.
It's bad enough that "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn and his friend Zachary Hartwell died too young in a tragic car crash this week. Now, after film critic Roger Ebert tweeted: "Friends don't let Jackasses drink and drive," things have gotten unnecessarily ugly to boot. Ebert's tweet came too soon after news of the tragedy broke, and his comments raised the ire of Dunn's "Jackass" co-star Bam Margera, who hit Twitter himself, and flew off the handle: "@BAM_MARGERA I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterically for a full day and piece of sh&* roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents" "@BAM_MARGERA About a jackass drunk driving and his is one, f^&* you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat f%^&ing mouth!" What makes those comments even sadder than they seem at face value is that Roger Ebert is no longer fat at all, and he actually can't speak with his mouth (without using a computerized device).