Jackass (TV series)
Episode 1
Season 1, Episode 1
Jackass season 1 episode 1
Johnny Knoxville in the show opening.
Key Information
Season Jackass Season 1
Air date 12th April 2000
Directed by Jeff Tremaine
Starring Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Dave England, Jason Acuna, Ehren Mcghehey, Brandon DiCamillo
Notable Stunts Poo Cocktail, Fat Fuck, Self Defense, Shopping Carts
Ratings 4rate
Episode guide
Episode 2

This was the first episode of Jackass aired. It was created by Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze. Jeff had been inspired to make the series by watching videos of CKY, with Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn. The show was aired on 12th April 2000 on MTV in America and was popular from the start.

Show OpeningEdit

The show opening for the first episode was Johnny Knoxville being launched from a circus cannon into a net.[1] (Link)

List of StuntsEdit

As the team were still finding their style, most of the stunts weren't named. Jeff said that when they started out, the show was more about stupid things that made him laugh, rather than dangerous stunts.



  • Bam Margera cycling into a portaloo. (Link)
  • Ehren Mcghehey dressed as an American football player at a fast food restaurant. (Link)
  • Steve-O downs a shot glass with no hands. (Link)
  • Jess Margera gets towed by a car, whilst on his skateboard. (Link)
  • Pontius escaping from Knoxville's trunk. (Link)
  • Bam Margera interupting a golf game. (Link)
  • Bam Margera fails a skateboarding trick down a steep concrete drop.
  • Wee Man skateboarding as an oompa loompa. (Link)
  • Bam Margera slams his head against his bed. (Link)
  • Bam drops a plate of food in a fast foot restaurant. (Link)

Behind the ScenesEdit

  • The pilot was filmed in between March and April 2000. A stunt called The Convict was meant to be included, in which Johnny Knoxville, dressed as a outlaw, went to a hardware store to get someone to saw some handcuffs off, but after Knoxville and the crew got into trouble with the police, MTV threatened to cancel the episode.


  1. "Season 1, Episode 1". Jackass. MTV. 12th April 2000.



  • Johnny Knoxville
  • Bam Margera
  • Chris Pontius
  • Dave England
  • Steve-O
  • Ehren McGhehey
  • Jason "Wee Man" Acuna
  • Ryan Dunn
  • Brandon DiCamillo





Special ThanksEdit

  • Jeff Bender - filmed Knoxville in "Self Defense"
  • Big Brother Magazine - many Jackass cast members appeared in this magazine.
  • CKY - their music was used in several segments of the show.
  • Warren Dern - lawyer
  • Mike Dillehay - Key Grip; dumped the pitbull poo into the "Poo Cocktail" port-a-potty.
  • Joanna England - Then-wife of Dave England.
  • Tony Etz
  • Melissa Irene - made the Oompa Loompa costume.
  • Kadu Lennox - set designer
  • Mike Maldonado - makes cameo appearances in the Fat Fuck skit.
  • Jess Margera - brother of Bam Margera; appears in "Sled Drag Behind Car," "Mountain Bike Into Porta Potty," "Shopping Carts," and other bits in other episodes
  • Veena Mehta - appears in Poo Cocktail (only woman in port-a-potty montage)
  • Mark Neudlman - appears in Poo Cocktail (security guard)
  • Jennifer Orlando
  • Alan Rautbort
  • Chris Reed - artist, would later appear in Tandem Snowboarding and assist in the production of Jackass: The Movie.
  • Dave Roen - composer of the Party Boy theme
  • Tony Romain - credited for "graphics" in some season 1 episodes
  • Howard Shur
  • Brian Turner
  • Megatrax - stock music company; provided music for Jackass
  • Mix Magic