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

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15. A senator effectively killed the show

Jackass only lasted three seasons, and that was partly due to to interference from Senator Joe Lieberman. The senator implored MTV to clamp down on the cast following cases of teens carrying out copycat stunts with terrible results. The cast felt that the network was watering down the show, and it wasn’t long before they pulled the plug.

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14. Steve-O used to be a professional clown

You can’t really imagine Steve-O having a normal nine-to-five job before Jackass came along. So it’s perhaps no surprise to learn that for a time he earned his living as a professional clown. The star graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College – although he took slapstick to a whole other level with Jackass.

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