WARNING: The following article features stunts performed by professionals or under the supervision of professionals.
They should never be attempted by anyone.
Once upon a time in the early 2000s, Johnny Knoxville was the king of over-the-top stunts and crude humor, both of which he engaged in regularly on his popular television and movie series Jackass. Whether he was grinding on random strangers in his underwear or lighting off rockets near his junk, Johnny Knoxville had a way of going over the top performing stunts that no sane person would dare try.
Jackass was a massive hit among teenagers, especially young males, and it inspired copycat amateurs all around the world. What began as a low-budget, late-night show spawned several seasons before making its way to the big screen for three different full-length movies.
The surprise success of Jackass made Johnny Knoxville became a star almost overnight, but after years in the limelight, he suddenly disappeared from view. So what happened? A terrible injury? Emotional trauma? A new hobby? Join us as we dive headfirst into this mystery (probably while wearing nothing but a football helmet and a g-string to get that real Jackass feeling).