Twenty-one years. Twenty-one years, since I saw Johnny Knoxville introduced himself before eating shit on the vert ramp; by the time the opening theme song ("Corona" by Minutemen, natch) played, I was hooked. The stunts were Wiley Coyote-level of genius—sounding an airhorn during a stranger's golf game; having a roller disco at the back of a non-stationary moving truck; manoeuvring through a room full of mousetraps while dressed as a mouse; just to name a few.
But this sort of physical injuries (and what of the ego, you ask? To do engage in these sort of tomfoolery requires none of the ego, young grasshopper) will take a toll on the body. Especially over the course of 21 years. And thus it is time to hang up the hat and pass the torch to the next generation of jackasses.
Fittingly titled as Jackass Forever, the trailer hints at what's to come. While the absence of Bam Margera (who was fired after breaking sobriety) and Ryan Dunn (who died in a car crash in 2011) were noticeable, the chaos, laughs and enthusiasm still continue unabated.
Jackass is dead, long live Jackass.
Jackass Forever is scheduled to hit theatres on October 21, 2021.