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Wildboyz

Wildboyz logo
Format Comedy/Reality
Created by Jeff Tremaine
Starring Steve-O
Chris Pontius
Manny Puig
Opening theme "The Age Of Pamparius" by strychnine
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 32
Production
Running time 30 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel MTV (2003–2004), MTV2 (2005–2006)
Original run October 26, 2003February 24, 2006
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Wildboyz, which debuted in 2003 on MTV and moved to MTV2 in its third season, is a spin-off and follow-up to Jackass. Steve-O and Chris Pontius are the stars of the show, who perform stunts and acts with animals, often putting themselves in situations for which they are not trained. They travel to different parts of the globe, performing their stunts in exotic environments while educating their audience on wildlife and local culture. Season 4 made its debut on January 6, 2006 at 9pm EST as a part of Sic 'Em Fridays on MTV2. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ... For other uses, see Reality (disambiguation). ... Jeff Tremaine is an American film and television producer/director, and, along with Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze, one of the creators of MTVs Jackass. ... Steve-Os Mug Shot courtesy of the Smoking Gun Steve-O (born Steven Gilchrist Glover on 13 June 1974 in Wimbledon, London to an American father and a Canadian mother) was a member of the cast of MTVs Jackass, and is currently seen in the TV show Wildboyz. ... Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... This article is about the animal wrangler. ... Strychnine (pronounced (British, U.S.), or (U.S.)) is a very toxic (LD50 = 10 mg approx. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... MTV2 is a cable network that is widely available in the United States on digital cable and satellite television, and is progressively being added to basic cable lineups across the nation. ... Jackass is a half-hour television series, originally shown on MTV and first produced in 1999 in which a group of grown men do various humiliating, dangerous and/or ridiculous stunts for fun. ... Steve-Os Mug Shot courtesy of the Smoking Gun Steve-O (born Steven Gilchrist Glover on 13 June 1974 in Wimbledon, London to an American father and a Canadian mother) was a member of the cast of MTVs Jackass, and is currently seen in the TV show Wildboyz. ... Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Format

Wildboyz follows the antics of Chris Pontius and Steve-O as they travel all around the globe. Over the course of 4 seasons, Pontius and Steve-O have traveled to 18 different locations. At each location the pair would both interact with the wild as well as learn the culture of the natives. Some of their antics include dressing up and running with the animals they encounter, subjecting themselves to the defense mechanisms of the animals, and eating the food of the countries' cultures. Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... For other people with similar-sounding names, see Steve O.. Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover on June 13, 1974 in Wimbledon, London, UK) is a daredevil performer and television personality. ...


The dangerous nature of the stunts arguably outstrips that of either Jackass or another similar spin-off, Viva La Bam. In the course of the show, Steve-O has purposely subjected himself to the relatively mild sting of the Emperor scorpion on more than one occasion, and Chris Pontius has nearly been attacked by a wild jaguar and has been bitten by a Black Bear. One of their most dangerous stunts showed the boys attracting a great white shark while disguised as seals, then later jumping into the open water just 10m away as well as placing dangling meat attached to a hammock to attract wild lions. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Viva La Bam was a reality television series that starred Bam Margera and his crew. ... Steve-Os Mug Shot courtesy of the Smoking Gun Steve-O (born Steven Gilchrist Glover on 13 June 1974 in Wimbledon, London to an American father and a Canadian mother) was a member of the cast of MTVs Jackass, and is currently seen in the TV show Wildboyz. ... Binomial name (Koch, 1841) The emperor scorpion or imperial scorpion (Pandinus imperator) is a species of scorpion native to Africa. ... Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... Binomial name Ursus americanus The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), also known as simply the black bear or cinnamon bear, is the most common bear in North America. ...


Despite the crude humor, the show has educational value, as it features accurate narrations of various animals and indigenous cultures. What separates Steve-O and Chris Pontius from their animal show-host colleagues is their complete fearlessness despite their lack of training. This recklessness is also seen in their willingness to interact with the various cultures that they come in contact with. Steve-O and Chris seem open to any new experience, which has given them a chance to experience rituals and partake in events that a typical visitor or tourist may not be privy to. This has made them very popular with both animal and comedy lovers alike.


Several members of the Jackass cast and crew have contributed assistance to the show. The director of Jackass, Jeff Tremaine, returns as director and Executive Producer of Wildboyz. Cameraman Dimitry Elyashkevich also serves as the Director of Photography as well as Executive Producer for the show. Manny Puig, a wild animal expert who appeared on Jackass several times, occasionally joins the Wildboyz on their adventures. Fellow Jackass cast members Johnny Knoxville and Wee-Man also make occasional appearances on the show. Jeff Tremaine is an American film and television producer/director, and, along with Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze, one of the creators of MTVs Jackass. ... Dimitry Elyashkevich (ely-osh-kev-ich) (born February 23, 1975 in Minsk, Soviet Union; now Belarus) is the camera operator, cinematographer, producer and director of photography of MTVs Jackass. ... This article is about the animal wrangler. ... Johnny Knoxville (born Philip John Clapp on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American comic actor and daredevil. ... Jason Acuna a. ...


Adding to its general appeal is the frank homoerotic behavior of the guys, in general, towards each other, and their frequent frank assessments of the endowments of the animals they are tormenting. Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex. ...


The End of Wildboyz

The show ended in 2006, after only 4 seasons. The reason for not making a fifth season came after the death of Steve Irwin, in which Pontius and Steve-O commented, saying "If this could happen to him, and he's a professional, we've got to look out for our own safety." Though only 32 episodes were produced, the show easily outran Jackass. For the rugby league footballer of the same name, see Steve Irwin (rugby league). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Though no proper series finale was created, the concept of Wildboyz was somewhat revisited during "The Fish Hook" sketch of Jackass Number Two, which filmed after Wildboyz had ended. The sketch, which featured Wildboyz stars Pontius, Steve-O and frequent collaborator Manny Puig, involved Steve-O attaching himself to a fishing rod while the fishhook was attached to his cheek. After this Pontius threw him out to sea with an ocean full of Hammerhead sharks. During the commentary for Jackass Number Two, Jackass/Wildboyz cameraman Dimitry Elyashkevich jokingly called the sketch "Wildboyz: The Movie!" Jackass Number Two (also known as Jackass Two or Number Two) is the sequel to the 2002 comedy film, Jackass: The Movie, itself based upon the MTV series. ... Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... For other people with similar-sounding names, see Steve O.. Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover on June 13, 1974 in Wimbledon, London, UK) is a daredevil performer and television personality. ... This article is about the animal wrangler. ... Species See text. ... Jackass Number Two (also known as Jackass Two or Number Two) is the sequel to the 2002 comedy film, Jackass: The Movie, itself based upon the MTV series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dimitry Elyashkevich (ely-osh-kev-ich) (born February 23, 1975 in Minsk, Soviet Union; now Belarus) is the camera operator, cinematographer, producer and director of photography of MTVs Jackass. ...


Cast and Crew

Starring

Chris Pontius
Steve-O
Chris Pontius (born Christopher Andrew Pontius on July 16, 1974 in Pasadena, California) is an American entertainer and daredevil. ... For other people with similar-sounding names, see Steve O.. Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover on June 13, 1974 in Wimbledon, London, UK) is a daredevil performer and television personality. ...


Guest Stars

Manny Puig
Johnny Knoxville
Wee-Man
David Hasselhoff
Method Man
Three 6 Mafia
This article is about the animal wrangler. ... Johnny Knoxville (born Philip John Clapp on March 11, 1971 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American comic actor and daredevil. ... Jason Acuna a. ... David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland), nicknamed The Hoff, was an American actor who was best known for his lead roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch. ... This article is about Method Man. ... Three 6 Mafia (formerly known as Triple Six Mafia) is an American hip hop group, consisting of two members. ...


Crew

Jeff Tremaine - Director
Dimitry Elyashkevich - Executive Producer/Director of Photography Jeff Tremaine is an American film and television producer/director, and, along with Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze, one of the creators of MTVs Jackass. ... Dimitry Elyashkevich (ely-osh-kev-ich) (born February 23, 1975 in Minsk, Soviet Union; now Belarus) is the camera operator, cinematographer, producer and director of photography of MTVs Jackass. ...


DVD Releases

Season Releases

DVD Name Ep # Release Date Additional Information
The Complete 1st Season 8 October 26, 2004 Commentary by Chris Pontius, Steve-O and creators Jeff Tremaine and Dimitry Elyashkevich, Deleted scenes, "Making of Wildboyz" featurette, A "bite list", A "Wildboyz encyclopedia", Music videos, Bios, Interviews, Photo gallery.
The Complete 2nd Season 8 April 26, 2005 Commentary featuring Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Wee-man and co-creators Dimitry Elyashkevich and Jeff Tremaine, Never-before-seen bonus segments, Outtakes, Bloopers, Behind-the-scenes featurette: "Wildboyz Unclothed", "Bite list", Photo gallery, Wildboyz encyclopedia & trivia game, Easter Eggs.
The Complete 3rd and 4th Seasons 16 September 12, 2006 Commentary featuring Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Wee-Man, and More!, Outtakes, Unaired Segments, Top 10 Wildboyz Moments, Wildboyz featurette "Over & Out", Photo Gallery.

is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official Wildboyz show page on MTV2.com
  • MTV's Wildboyz website
  • Official Wildboyz on DVD site
  • Official site for Chris Pontius, the Barbarian

  Results from FactBites:
 
Wildboyz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
Wildboyz, which debuted in 2003 on MTV and moved to MTV2 in its third season, is a spin-off and follow-up to Jackass.
Steve-O and Chris Pontius are the stars of the show, who perform stunts, tricks and acts with animals, often putting themselves in situations they are not trained for.
Manny Puig, a wild animal expert who occasionally joins the Wildboyz on their adventures, pulled a grown male lion's tail, demonstrating an African rite of passage.
DVD Interviews at DVD Talk (2638 words)
Wildboyz mixes Jackass-style humor in with traditional nature show exploration as well as a more than healthy dose of nude man-flesh.
The beauty of Wildboyz (which was part of MTV's Sunday Stew line-up for its first two seasons) is that it's almost impossible to describe in simple terms.
And people ask me [about] Jackass and Wildboyz alike why I think it's popular, and the answer is that really no matter who you are, even if you're an old lady, there's just an inherent human instinct to turn your head to look at an accident.
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