- 3 Seasons
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.