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.
Jackass Full Episode Guide:
Season 3 (12 full episodes)
Episode 10 - The Making of Jackass The Movie
First Aired: August 25, 2002
Episode 9 - Episode 9
First Aired: August 18, 2002
Episode 8 - Episode 8
First Aired: February 10, 2002
Episode 7 - Episode 7
First Aired: February 03, 2002
- Episode 6 - Episode 6
- Episode 5 - Episode 5
- Episode 4 - Episode 4
- Episode 3 - Episode 3
- Episode 2 - Episode 2
- Episode 1 - Episode 1
Season 2 (10 full episodes)
Season 1 (17 full episodes)
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"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. 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 video with the public that played at his memorial service. Now comes word from "Jackass" director Jeff Tremaine that a new tribute special with unseen footage and interviews with Dunn's friends is on the way.
After family members and friends held a private memorial service last week for the recently departed Ryan Dunn, 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. From bull ridin' to poo-divin', the video is a sad, funny testament to Dunn's willingness to do it all. Watch it here.
This weekend, Johnny Knoxville penned a heartbreaking blog post to his recently departed "Jackass" cohort Ryan Dunn, showing a mixture of anger, disappointment, resentment and sadness. Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, fans of Dunn and "Jackass" were contributing to a rapidly growing memorial to Dunn at the spot of the horrific accident.
According to the Daily Local News of Chester County, Pennsylvania, "West Goshen 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. Carroll said Dunn's BAC was .196 at the time of the accident. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08. Carroll said alcohol was the only substance in Dunn's system." Read more details of the party that lead up to the tragic accident.
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. Bam Margera flew off the handle via Twitter, and Ebert's Facebook page was temporarily suspended today, after "Jackass" fans complained about the movie critic's comments.