Jackass 3D Directed by: Jeff Tremaine Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Ryan Dunn, Preston Lacy, Spike Jonze, Matt Hoffman, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Bam Margera Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins Rating: R Release Date: October 15, 2010
PLOT: A collection of outrageous stunts as performed by the crew from the former MTV show “Jackass.”
Jake's Take on his interview with Johnny Knoxville and the gang
When it comes to doing junkets and airing them on your local news stations -- mine being Fox 26 in Houston, Texas -- there are certain no-brainers when it comes to what is allowed content-wise and what is not. Obviously, when you interview the guys from Jackass, you're going to get more of the latter than the former. In fact, when airing these pieces, I made plenty of jokes about how censored the interviews had to be.
But, when the package ended and I was wrapping my segment, I threw in an unscripted side-note. I told my audience that, despite their vulgar jokes and R-rated vocabulary (which I openly admitted to finding hilarious), the guys of Jackass were some of the kindest and most giving interviewees I've sat across and quite some time -- and I would be more than honored to interview them for as many Jackass movies as they're willing to make.
Sometimes, an entire audience can have an idea about a group of people. The way I figure it -- if you don't take the opportunity to set them straight, who is?
I can only hope that one day, someone might do the same for me.