History UsefulNotes / EvelKnievel

30th Jul '16 11:20:45 PM JamesAustin
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->"God never made a tougher son of a bitch than me."

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->"God ->''"God never made a tougher son of a bitch than me.""''



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3rd Jul '15 12:17:35 AM phoenix
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!!Tropes associated with Evel Knievel:

* AwesomeEgo: Invoked; Evel loved to talk about how awesome he was, and his audience loved him for it.
* CoolBike
* DentedIron: He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'', still is unsurpassed today.
* {{Determinator}}
* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knievel assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Knievel always warned kids viewing his stunts not to try to replicate them.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted, as Knievel never hesitated to urge people to wear helmets, and attributed his own survival to them.

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!!Tropes associated with Evel Knievel:

* AwesomeEgo: Invoked; Evel loved to talk about how awesome he was, and his audience loved him for it.
* CoolBike
* DentedIron: He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'', still is unsurpassed today.
* {{Determinator}}
* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knievel assaulted

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the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Knievel always warned kids viewing his stunts not to try to replicate them.
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Averted, as Knievel never hesitated to urge people to wear helmets, and attributed his own survival to them.
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* MadeOfIron: Was injured ''countless'' times during his career, and he survived them all.
* MedalOfDishonor: His Guinness record for "most bones broken in a lifetime".



* PatrioticFervor: His red, white, and blue ensemble isn't for France.
* RampJump: Arguably '''THE''' personification of the trope.
* RatedMForManly
* SequelEscalation
* TheSeventies
* StageName
* TenMinuteRetirement

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* PatrioticFervor: His red, white, and blue ensemble isn't for France.
* RampJump: Arguably '''THE''' personification of the trope.
* RatedMForManly
* SequelEscalation
* TheSeventies
* StageName
* TenMinuteRetirement

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11th Mar '15 12:44:17 PM AnotherGuy
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* TheMovie: ''Film/VivaKnievel''
27th Oct '14 1:25:56 PM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knieval assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knieval Knievel assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.



* MedalOfDishonor: His Guiness record for "most bones broken in a lifetime".

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* MedalOfDishonor: His Guiness Guinness record for "most bones broken in a lifetime".
13th Aug '14 7:20:28 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Evel Knievel''' was an American daredevil, entertainer, and painter, famous around the world for his death-defying stunts, and one of the great American icons of TheSeventies. He attempted over seventy-five [[RampJump ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps]] between 1965 and 1980, including a failed jump across Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket. He suffered over 433 broken bones during his career, including his back seven times, earning him the dubious distinction in the GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords as "most bones broken in a lifetime".

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'''Evel Knievel''' was an American daredevil, entertainer, and painter, famous around the world for his death-defying stunts, and one of the great American icons of TheSeventies. He attempted over seventy-five [[RampJump ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps]] between 1965 and 1980, including a failed jump across Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket. He suffered over 433 broken bones during his career, including his back seven times, earning him the dubious distinction in the GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'' as "most bones broken in a lifetime".



* DentedIron: He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to ''Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords'', still is unsurpassed today.



** '''DentedIron''': He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to The GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords, still is unsurpassed today.
4th Jul '14 4:54:08 PM Cleaningcaptain
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* DisproportionateRetribution: After a former promoter of his wrote an unflattering book about him, Knieval assaulted the man with a baseball bat, breaking his arm.
6th May '14 2:57:26 AM MorgenReiter
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** '''DentedIron''': He broke '''''433''''' bones during his career, a number which, according to The GuinnessBookOfWorldRecords, still is unsurpassed today.
3rd Feb '14 1:44:03 AM darkjezter
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* MadeOfIron: Was injured ''countless'' times during his career, and he survived them all.
27th Dec '13 3:30:11 PM rjung
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By 1968, Knievel returned to jumping, earning approximately $25,000 per weekly performance. In the early seventies, he made numerous crowd-packing jumps, including back-to-back performances at the Houston Astrodome in 1971, nineteen cars at the Ontario Motor Speedway, and fifty stacked cars at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1973 (his first appearance on ABC Television's "Wide World of Sports"). He attempted to leap the Snake River Canyon in Idaho in 1974 using a custom-built steam-powered rocket, but the drogue parachute deployed early, dragging him back into the canyon even after clearing it. Knievel announced his retirement several times after that, but would inevitably return to motorcycle jumping; he only stopped in 1976 after a failed rehearsal caused a cameraman to lose an eye. Afterward, Knievel retired from major performances, limiting his appearances to promotional shows for his youngest son, Robbie Knievel. Evel Knievel's last appearance was in 1981.

Evel Knievel was a major American icon in TheSeventies, in no small part due to his relentless efforts to promote his own image as "The Last Gladiator". He became a national icon thanks to ABC's ''Wide World of Sports,'' appearing seven times in three years; his 1975 jump of 14 Greyhound buses at King's Island amusement park remains the show's highest-rated, and five of Knievel's appearances still rank among the show's top twenty. He sought endorsement deals with various motorcycle companies, was featured in a movie and two made-for-television films, recorded a self-titled album in 1974, and made numerous appearances on {{Talk Show}}s and television programs. The Ideal Toy Company released a series of Knievel-related merchandise, toys, and dolls, grossing more than $300 million worth, while Creator/{{Bally}} released a [[Pinball/EvelKnievel pinball machine about him]] in 1977. Evel Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, on the 25th anniversary of the Snake River Canyon jump, and composer Jef Bek produced a rock opera based on Knievel's life in 2003.

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By 1968, Knievel returned to jumping, earning approximately $25,000 per weekly performance. In the early seventies, he made numerous crowd-packing jumps, including back-to-back performances at the Houston Astrodome in 1971, nineteen cars at the Ontario Motor Speedway, and fifty stacked cars at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1973 (his first appearance on ABC Television's "Wide World of Sports")."Series/WideWorldOfSports"). He attempted to leap the Snake River Canyon in Idaho in 1974 using a custom-built steam-powered rocket, but the drogue parachute deployed early, dragging him back into the canyon even after clearing it. Knievel announced his retirement several times after that, but would inevitably return to motorcycle jumping; he only stopped in 1976 after a failed rehearsal caused a cameraman to lose an eye. Afterward, Knievel retired from major performances, limiting his appearances to promotional shows for his youngest son, Robbie Knievel. Evel Knievel's last appearance was in 1981.

Evel Knievel was a major American icon in TheSeventies, in no small part due to his relentless efforts to promote his own image as "The Last Gladiator". He became a national icon thanks to ABC's ''Wide World of Sports,'' ''Series/WideWorldOfSports,'' appearing seven times in three years; his 1975 jump of 14 Greyhound buses at King's Island amusement park remains the show's highest-rated, and five of Knievel's appearances still rank among the show's top twenty. He sought endorsement deals with various motorcycle companies, was featured in a movie and two made-for-television films, recorded a self-titled album in 1974, and made numerous appearances on {{Talk Show}}s and television programs. The Ideal Toy Company released a series of Knievel-related merchandise, toys, and dolls, grossing more than $300 million worth, while Creator/{{Bally}} released a [[Pinball/EvelKnievel pinball machine about him]] in 1977. Evel Knievel was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, on the 25th anniversary of the Snake River Canyon jump, and composer Jef Bek produced a rock opera based on Knievel's life in 2003.
3rd Dec '13 10:46:20 PM rjung
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