Jackass, why'd it get canned?

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  1. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    I know of the two new spin off shows but they aren't nearly as good as gathering everyone together for a show of Jackass. Did Knoxville not wanna do it anymore or did MTV try to milk more airtime out of the idea? Either way I miss Johnny, whatever happened to him?

    And will the first season ever hit DVD?? Sorry for all the questions, I guess I'm just sad there'll never be a Jackass 2 even though it made relatively a boatload of cash.
     
  2. Hunter P

    Hunter P Screenwriter

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    Yup. He said so in a few interviews.
     
  3. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    The first season of Jackass did make it to dvd. The no vol.1 is a joke. Vol.2 & 3 is like vol.1 & 2.

    Also, Wee Man wanted a huge raise and residuals. [​IMG]
     
  4. James T

    James T Screenwriter

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    I saw CKY before I saw Jackass, so I'm a bigger fan of Maggera than Knoxville. I always thought Knoxville stopped because he was tired of the pending lawsuits and possibility of future lawsuits.
     
  5. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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    Oh jeez what a jip, and here I was waiting for another season to come out. I guess that's thanks to the lugheads at MTV making them a "best of" set rather than full episodes. [​IMG]
     
  6. JakeR

    JakeR Stunt Coordinator

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    Knoxville was unwilling to water down the show in response to the "public outcry" over its content (re: a few dumb kids who would be splitting their heads open with or without "Jackass.") He didn't feel MTV was supporting the show.

    He agreed to the movie since there really wouldn't be any studio mandates and they could do the bits they wanted.

    Beyond all that, one thing I don't think people realize is that Knoxville is already 33 and wanted to be an actor long before the show started. He circulated the infamous "Big Brother" video in an effort to get noticed.

    I believe there are some rights issues with the DVDs - a ton of skits got left out. MTV also doesn't seem to have plans to release the "Too Hot for MTV" compilation that a lot of people would like to see.

    In all, kind of a garbled approach to a property that still has plenty of shelf life.
     

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