YMMV / Jackass

  • Earworm:
  • Follow the Leader: Jackass spawned many shows in the same vein, including Crazy Monkey, and Rad Girls. Sometimes, MTV itself did this (with Dirty Sanchez and Rob Drydek's Ridiculousness). Ironically, Jackass itself is derived at least in part by SuperDave Osborne, a parody of daredevil stuntmen like Evel Kneivel, played by comedian Bob Einstein. Einstein himself doesn't like the comparison, pointing out in this interview that his antics as Super Dave were almost impossible to emulate.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment:
    • In the DVD commentary of Jackass: The Movie, Johnny Knoxville makes fun of Ryan Dunn's poor driving skills.
    • Any car/vehicle stunts Ryan Dunn participated in.
    • The "Son of Jackass" scene at the end, which is meant to depict the cast — including Dunn — as eighty-year-old men.
    • In the season one DVD's commentary, an obviously drunk Steve-O jokes, "Hey guys, I think I might be drunk, I better go to rehab." Steve-O eventually ended up actually going to rehab to deal with his alcoholism (among other substance abuse problems).
  • Guilty Pleasure: The show is basically 30 minutes of guys hurting themselves for our, and their own, entertainment.
    • Ever ROGER FREAKING EBERT thought it was hilarious (he still gave the first movie thumbs down, for whatever reason). In his own words, "Every scene is a deleted scene!"
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Weezer's "Memories", as the official ending song for Jackass 3D. It was initially more of a Heartwarming Moment for the cast and crew to be able to make the film years after the second movie, until Dunn's accident years after.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    Bam: Please, God, don't let there be a Jackass 3!
  • Ho Yay: The gayness of the show, especially when it comes to Chris Pontius and Johnny Knoxville. The series made Knoxville a gay idol.
    • Lampshaded in a deleted scene Bam warns the audience that the Dickhouse logo (a rainbow) will appear before homosexual scenes.
    Look away. CAUSE WE'RE GETTIN' GAY.
    • Bam later corkscrews into Wee Man's crotch, who was wearing a wig. Yeah.
    • The first few minutes of the intro to Jackass 3D consist of groin attacks/petting and ass-slapping in gay costumes set to the Dickhouse logo.
    • One instance of "Pontius playing baseball with his dick" had Bam slam into his crotch face-first.
    • The music video they made for Karazy is this.
    • If that wasn't enough, there's that supermodel-parody photoshoot they had for Rolling Stone, all huddled together... naked.
    • Practically any time Chris and Steve-O are together some Ho Yay is bound to happen, but especially in the Gumball 3000 episode (where they were stuck in the backseat together for five days and passed their time with such activities as "Jaguar Gymnastics," AKA them climbing on each other half-naked). Ho Yay was also a staple of the humor on Wildboyz, and at one point on the show they even kissed (of course, afterwards, Chris immediately claims that they didn't really mean to kiss, and Steve-O leans over the side of the boat to rinse his mouth out).
      • Even more so behind the scenes. It's never mentioned in the episode itself, but in the DVD commentary and in interviews, Chris and Steve-O mention that they spent much of the Gumball trip jacking off together, even making a competition out of it.
      • An interview on the old Jackass World website had Chris reveal that on the Wildboyz Russia trip, him and Steve-O were both very drunk on a bus ride, and Steve-O thought it would be a fantastic idea for a "stunt" to kiss Chris's dick... and then actually did it. Unsurprisingly, it never actually made it into the show.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Hi I'm *, and welcome to Jackass!" and\or "Corona" added to people doing dangerous and downright suicidal things (the latter for videos, the former mostly for images).
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Beehive Limo Bait and Switch prank in the second movie may have been going too far, especially if one of the cast members had an unknown allergy to bees.
  • Nausea Fuel: Considering the point of the show, it's to be expected, but...
    • Hands-down, the most disgusting one ever was the tail end of the horse scene in Jackass Number Two a scene so bad that it made a crew member vomit on set. Chris Pontius drinks horse semen. It was even blurred out in the theatrical version. There, now do you still wish you wanted to know that?
    • Jackass 2.5 reveals they also splashed it on a cameraman. The container was washed out and replaced with water, mind you, but it still disgusted the rest of the crew.
    • Every skit involving Dave England taking a dump: from having a shit on a display toilet bowl in a hardware store, to shitting on a miniature bathroom, up to 3D's "poo volcano." They are about as shitty as they sound, that the cameraman almost always vomits during the skits.
    • The climax of Jackass 3D Steve-O is strapped into a porta-potty filled with all kinds of shit (literally) and flung high into the air. The cameras get covered in shit, there's a shit shower, it was so disgusting that nearly everyone puked..
    • The Sweatsuit Cocktail. Preston works out vigorously while wrapped in plastic wrap, and his resulting sweat (taken lovingly from his crotch and ass crack) is funneled into a cup. Which Steve-O then drinks. Remember Lance Bangs, the man who vomited during England's poop-encrusted adventures with a hardware store, a dollhouse, and during the horse scene? This scene causes Lance to throw up on his own camera.
    • England eats the ingredients of an omelet, then proceeds to vomit it back up. He then takes said vomit and cooks an omelet, which he eats. During the segment, Johnny Knoxville wears a Hazmat Suit. It's for humor value, but you kind of get where he's coming from.
    • The Fart Mask. Steve-O wears an astronaut style glass helmet with a funnel connected to it into which Preston Lacy farts. This causes Steve-O to vomit into the helmet. At the end, it is revealed that Preston actually defecated into the funnel and the turd is clearly shown. No wonder Steve-O vomited - that would make anyone sick!
  • Noodle Incident: An interesting example in the box set's commentary. All of the cast members repeatedly make jokes about horse cum, but explain nothing other than that it's a scene that was filmed for Wildboyz but never made it into the show. Bam even lampshades the trope by pointing out that no one watching will understand why horse cum is supposed to be funny. However, it stopped being a Noodle Incident a year later when the scene was included in Jackass 2 - Chris "milking" a horse and then drinking the cum.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Fatlip from The Pharcyde appears in an amazing slide down a subway escalator.
  • Tear Jerker: This video tribute to Ryan Dunn put out by Dickhouse Productions.
    • The entire "Tribute to Ryan Dunn" special is depressing, especially when talking about Dunn's death, Knoxville quietly says "I wish he didn't drive so fast. I wish he didn't drink that night".
  • X-Pac Heat: Chris Pontius and Steve-O got it when they appeared on WWE Raw, to the fact people squealed in delight when Umaga attacked the latter.

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