The Mayhem Behind the Mayhem: What You Don’t Know About MTV’s ‘Jackass’


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Jackass ran on MTV from 2000 until 2002, and in that short period of time it cemented itself as one of the most famous reality shows of all-time. Its stars — including Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, and Chris Pontius — became famous with viewers for their crazy stunts and outlandish personas. Before each episode, the show carried a warning to viewers that the stunts performed on the series should not be attempted by anybody else, and with good reason! From thrashing abandoned golf courses to doing dubious things with staplers and their own crotches, these guys’ antics were pretty unbelievable.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the show, it courted plenty of controversy, and due to some awful tragedies not all of the stars are with us today. But it remains a much loved show from the early 2000s, and audiences continue to wonder how they pulled off those stunts!

Read through our slides to find out all the fascinating Jackass facts that you never knew you needed to know. What was your favorite Jackass stunt ever? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to SHARE this with everyone who loved — or continues to love — the show!