The show was controversial over its perceived indecency and encouragement of dangerous behaviour. After the show's cancellation in , the Jackass franchise grew to include four feature films released by Paramount Pictures. By the late s, aspiring actor and writer Johnny Knoxville had moved from Knoxville to Los Angeles and landed work in commercials in order to support his wife and infant daughter. Among his ideas was to produce an article that involved testing various self-defence equipment on himself as a homage to his hero, gonzo journalist Hunter S. The stunt featured Knoxville testing out pepper spray, a stun gun, a taser, and a.
It is a continuation of the MTV television series Jackass , which had completed its run. It was followed by a sequel, Jackass Number Two. In the ending of the film, Johnny Knoxville is launched from a catapult into a lake, where Rip Taylor sits in a boat, announcing that "this is the end.
Knoxville pretends to have 2 broken arms and walks on the sidewalk, but his pants drop, he asks a man passing by to pull up his pants, the man pulls up Johnny's pants, but a few seconds later, they drop again, he asks the man to come back and pull them up again. The man geos away, Johnny walks a few steps but his pants drop again. He asks another man, but this one just walks away and Knoxville has to ask someone else, this time the man he asks for help pulls up his pants and buttons them, they shake hands and Johnny screams out in pain.