Jackass is an American television series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, ridiculous, and self-injuring stunts and pranks.
Last EpisodeTV Special: The Making of Jackass: The G… Aired: Sep. 21, 2007
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Series Fun Facts
- Prior to Jackass airing on MTV, the crew was given an opportunity from Saturday Night Live to perform their stunts on a weekly basis. They declined, but Knoxville would host the show in 2005.
- Before Jackass, there was a skateboarding magazine called Big Brother. Jackass director, Jeff Tremaine was a former editor and most of the guys who would soon be in Jackass were featured in…
[show]Before Jackass, there was a skateboarding magazine called Big Brother. Jackass director, Jeff Tremaine was a former editor and most of the guys who would soon be in Jackass were featured in the magazine such as Bam Margera (who was also making CKY videos), Chris Pontius, Steve-O, and Wee Man. One day, Johnny Knoxville came to Big Brother to do an article on self-defense equipment which Tremaine agreed to publish and also told Johnny to film it for Big Brother's video line. After the video went out, television producers saw the video and gave Knoxville his own show. Jeff Tremaine helped get the show with the help of his close friend Spike Jonze who is a film and television producer. After many visits from different channels and a bid war with Comedy Central, MTV picked upped the series.
- Comedy Central and MTV had a bidding war over the rights for the show. Eventually MTV won and Jackass was born.