20 Jackass Secrets That Prove The Cast Were Hiding More Than Just Their Injuries

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18. The original title was rejected

We’re on MTV’s side with this one. Knoxville initially wanted Jackass to have the charming title of “A-Holes.” Understandably, though, the network didn’t want the hassle of promoting a show whose title couldn’t be mentioned and swiftly rejected the idea.

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17. MTV refused a number of stunts

MTV might not have had to blur out the show’s title, but it did censor some of the show’s stunts. The network regularly refused to air the Jackass crew’s more controversial sketches – many of which centered on Steve-O. However, they did eventually compile the unaired footage into a spin-off DVD – which includes shots of fireworks being shot at and out of Steve-O and of him backflipping into swimming pools from rooftops, while on fire.

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16. Knoxville threatened Steve-O to get him into rehab

Knoxville took the tough love approach to extreme levels to help Steve-O get treatment for his substance abuse issues. The show’s creator turned up unannounced at his co-star’s home with an army of well-built guys and threatened to beat him up if he didn’t head straight for rehab. Understandably, Steve-O obliged.

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