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If you were allowed to bet on such things in Las Vegas, what do you think the odds would be that contributors to a skate skateboard-related humor magazine, a failed actor and a Florida clown would make a television series that would last three successful seasons and spawn even more successful films? We're guessing they would have been pretty high. Had you placed a bet prior to April of 2000, you would have cleaned up after the first season of "Jackass" aired on MTV.
Starting Friday on MTV, watch MANCATION WEEKEND 2 featuring the "Jacksass 3D" premiere on Saturday at 10p EST! Win free schwag by tweeting #mancation and correctly guessing how many times someone gets kicked in the testicles.
Phillip Clapp (AKA Johnny Knoxville) left his hometown of Knoxville after high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. After working as an extra and appearing in a few commercials, he pitched the idea of testing self-defense devices on himself to skateboarding magazine Big Brother.
Starting tomorrow on MTV and running through Sunday is Mancation Weekend. The channel is featuring masculine marathons of your favorite shows for dudes, including "Guy Code" and the premiere of "Jackass 3-D" on Saturday, 10/9c. Just plant your ass on the couch and your man brain will be happy. You can even win some free schwag on Twitter by using #mancation and correctly guessing the number of times someone gets kicked in the nuts on MTV over the weekend. Awesome promotion.
In the spirit of Mancation Weekend, we decided reminiscence about our favorite classic MTV shows for dudes. Ever since 1981, the network has entertained us with more shows than we can count. (We might've discovered our bodies to "Singled Out" hosts Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra. #dontjudgeus)
It's impossible to narrow 'em down to 10 favorites, but these ones have a special place in our hearts...just like Jenny and Carmen had a special place in our pants.
1. Beavis and Butt-head
"Beavis and Butt-head" (much like "The Simpsons") revolutionized animation as a medium for adults...stunted adults, perhaps, but still. When Mike Judge came back for new episodes in 2011, they were just as brilliant as the originals.
"Monkey see, monkey do" is the old phrase, but it should really be updated to "Teen boy see, teen boy do." While not as catchy, the revision is more apt given the creation of YouTube and teenage boys' willingness to mimic anything and everything they see on TV and in movies. That includes "Jackass."
Of course, before every episode of "Jackass" there's that warning that explains the stunts are done by professionals or under the supervision of professionals, and they shouldn't be attempted at home, but adolescents don't care much for being told not to do something. The following seven GIFs capture these wannabes attempting -- and mostly failing at -- very stupid "Jackass"-like stunts.
Starting Friday on MTV, watch MANCATION WEEKEND 2! Guy programming all weekend long with the TV premiere of "Jackass 3D" on Saturday.
As I write this, I just signed a contract to executive produce a pilot for Comedy Central. The ink is still drying. And a mere hours earlier, I emailed a bona fide celebrity the latest draft of a screenplay we're developing together, which he's attached to star in.
I didn't write that paragraph to brag. I wrote it to set up the story of how I got here, and how you can get here too.
In November of 2007, nearly six years ago, somewhere between 7 and 8 pm, I sat in my car in the parking lot of a Chili's in East Northport, New York. There I sat, listening to the radio while shoveling an appetizer sampler that I had just ordered from the Chili's to-go window into my stupid mouth. Now, you may ask, why did I order an entire appetizer sampler for myself when it's clearly meant for a group? Also, why couldn't I have had at least a shred of dignity and waited until I got home to eat it? The answers to those questions are not significant. But what happened next is. Read More...
We can't wait for this weekend's return of much-beloved cult series "Arrested Development." Aside from being hilarious, the show is a great morality tale, because the male Bluths -- family patriarch George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), his three sons, Michael (Jason Bateman), Gob (Will Arnett) and Buster (Tony Hale), and his grandson George Michael (Michael Cera) -- get in trouble for breaking Guy Code in so many ways...
1. Sleeping with one another's women
Whether it's Michael making illicit moves on his brother Gob's sexy girlfriend Marta, or George Sr.'s relentless hippie twin brother Oscar carrying on a decades-long affair with George's wife Lucille (Jessica Walter), the Bluths don't put much stock in family fidelity.
2. Incestuous attraction
Then again, even worse than sleeping with a relative's girlfriend...is actually sleeping with a relative. Fortunately, George Michael never quite does that, but his attraction to cousin Maeby (Alia Shawkat) is endlessly creepy -- even if he does learn that she might not be his actual cousin.
Don't act like you didn't watch this show. You loved it and watched it religiously. Sure, it probably scarred you emotionally to see all those bodybuilders in leotards, but the emotional scarring didn't matter because "American Gladiators" was that awesome.
Think it wasn't dangerous, with all those pads and helmets? Consider the fact that it was originally hosted by Joe Theismann. That's a bad sign. If your host is an expert on career-ending injuries, prepare for some pain. Prepare to see the bone.
Here are the legendary "American Gladiators" events that truly brought the ruckus.
1. The Human Cannonball
It should be called the Human Wrecking Ball, because you swing toward the gladiator and try to demolish his brick-s***house of a body. Unfortunately, the Human Cannonball was banned in Season 5, and for good reason. Just ask Malibu in the video above, who required stitches for an eyebrow gash.
HBO isn't developing a cartoon version of the "Song of Ice and Fire" series, which would be the most demented animation this side of Japanese tentacle porn. But we wish they'd make such a series, based on these hundreds of illustrations by a "Game of Thrones" superfan in Macedonia.
He drew every single character from the books, human and otherwise. And they look awesome. Seriously, if HBO won't move on this, can somebody please call Pixar?
"Game of Thrones" geeks like Jon Gabrus have been eagerly anticipating last night's episode. Brienne of Tarth has to battle a grizzly bear with a wooden sword while wearing clothing that's completely foreign to her, a pink dress. Truthfully, Gabrus wasn't as excited for the fight as much as he was for more Brienne. He just can't help but be attracted to that bear of a woman.
The photo above is a great hint towards this week's Most Guy Code Moment. No, Gabrus doesn't award the bear the honor. Watch the video below for the full explanation. Plus, Gabrus even gives us the bonus of naming the Least Guy Code Moment as well.
"Game of Thrones" geeks and perverts alike were intrigued by last week's episode. Jon Snow and his sexy Wildling redhead, Ygritte, found the only warm water north of The Wall and took a very sexy bath. In the process, Snow broke his Night's Watch vows and established himself as a man who really enjoys "eating lunch." Why are we discussing about last week when we're supposed to be talking about this week's Most Guy Code Moment? Well, watch a tank-top-clad Jon Gabrus in the video below and he'll explain.
One of our favorite additions to "Guy Code" in season three was Dan Soder, who delivered painfully gut-busting laughs. Comedy Central took notice, and now he's performing on "The Half Hour" tonight at 12/11C. As the name implies, it's thirty minutes of standup comedy...and judging by this preview clip, it's gonna be hilarious:
We caught up with Dan to ask about other topics he'll tackle on "The Half Hour," how he felt appearing on Conan and why some comedians are funny on stage but suck at Twitter.
Aside from hipster-bashing, what can we expect tonight?
There are definitely some "Guy Code"-related subjects like drinking, dating, a lot of that kind of stuff.
What have you been up to since season three ended?
I got a haircut, bought a sandwich with the money they gave me and have been taking a lot of naps. So basically, I've been like a lazy Forrest Gump.