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Another reason for filming extensively in Japan is that laws requiring non-consenting participants to have their faces blurred out do not apply in Japan.
The reason the majority of stunts were filmed in Japan was because whenever the crew tried to film them in the US, swarms of teenage Jackass (2000) fans would show up to watch the filming.
When Johnny Knoxville claims that he was Lon Chaney's lover after being thrown out of the liquor store, Knoxville actually had no clue who Chaney was. He saw Chaney's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as he was thrown out and thought it would be a funny thing to say.
The shopping cart in the opening sequence was originally built for and used in the film The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981). Preston Lacy spotted it on the studio lot, and it was incorporated into the film.
The "Wassabi Snoters" sketch was shot on Johnny Knoxville's birthday.
The "rocket skates" segment was originally planned to air as part of the Jackass (2000) television show, but it was added to the movie after MTV refused to air it. Another reason it was put into the movie is that the skit was filmed again in Japan but the bottle rockets used on the roller skates were weak as compared to the ones in the original segment.
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Loomis Fall came up with the idea of the "night pandas" segment because he wanted to go to Japan. The crew agreed to bring him along simply because nobody had the heart to tell him that pandas are from China, not Japan.
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Mat Hoffman, Steve-O, Bam Margera and Johnny Knoxville all suffered serious injuries during filming. Hoffman broke his wrist when he fell off his bike during "Sweaty Fat Fucks" and was also knocked out in the same incident, Knoxville was knocked out when his golf cart flipped over and again when he fought Butterbean, Bam tore his hamstring at the beginning of the movie's production and developed an infection after the branding (which involved a lengthy hospital stay) and Steve-O developed a serious infection when he fell into a contaminated river in "Poo River Pole Vault" (DVD only), which was later edited into "Tropical Pole Vaulting".
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The Japanese fortune teller says, "Nihongo o wakarimasu ka?" to Chris Pontius as Party Boy, to which party boy simply nods and sits down. The fortune teller had just asked him, "Do you understand Japanese?"
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The car that Johnny Knoxville drives in the "rent-a-car crash-up derby" skit has the number three painted on it, an homage to the late Dale Earnhardt.
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Steve-O got a serious infection the day after they did the "Poo-Water Pole Vault" scene.
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Originally before putting fireworks in Phil's car, they cast were going to either saw the car in half, or flip it upside down.
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The final stunt of the movie features Johnny Knoxville diving into water with Rip Taylor holding up a "The End" sign. On the DVD release of the movie, you can actually see that this was the last part of a much larger stunt involving all of the cast members that was never successfully completed. It was mostly featured on at least the European VHS release however, and the complete stunt was reminiscent of a stunt track, in which every cast member would be part of the track, with Johhny Knoxvile diving in the water as the climax.
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The final segment, "Butt X-ray", had to be edited as any scenes of a toy car being inserted into Ryan Dunn's anus would be classified as pornographic and instantly land the film with an NC-17 rating. Such a rating would have severely limited the film's audiences.
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Returned its $5 million budget 16 times over. Indeed it earned $22 million in its opening weekend alone.
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The golf cart crashing sequence was somewhat delayed as Bam Margera totaled the two golf carts they had within seconds. The crew had to go out and purchase new ones.
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Warning: The stunts in this movie were performed by professionals, so for your safety and the protection of those around you, do not attempt any of the stunts that you're going to see in this film.
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The only members of the crew that aren't in Japan: Bam, Ehren, and Dave.
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