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February 2, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long before a 13-year-old suffered severe burns trying to replicate a stunt from the MTV show "Jackass," its producers and network executives were worried about what kids might imitate. Brian Graden, MTV's president of programming, said copycat behavior was a concern from the early development stages of "Jackass."
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December 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenager trying to imitate a stunt from "Jackass: The Movie" was killed after he tried to hold onto a moving pickup truck and was instead thrown from the vehicle, Albuquerque police said. Police said Stephen Paul Rauen, 15, was killed after jumping on the hood of a truck driven by a friend. He was then thrown to the ground when the driver slammed on the brakes, dragging Stephen under the vehicle. A decision has not yet been made on whether to charge the 17-year-old driver, officials said.
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November 27, 2002 | Associated Press
"Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville expressed sympathy to the family of a teen who died last week after falling from a moving pickup in a stunt possibly inspired by the TV show. "My heart goes out to the kid's family, but we've done everything we can to prevent this type of thing from happening," Knoxville told The Knoxville News-Sentinel. "We don't take submissions. We never have," he said. "We have warnings at the beginning and the end.
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November 27, 2002 | Associated Press
"Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville expressed sympathy to the family of a teen who died last week after falling from a moving pickup in a stunt possibly inspired by the TV show. "My heart goes out to the kid's family, but we've done everything we can to prevent this type of thing from happening," Knoxville told The Knoxville News-Sentinel. "We don't take submissions. We never have," he said. "We have warnings at the beginning and the end.
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November 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A 15-year-old boy suffered first-degree burns over his face and upper body when he set himself on fire trying to reenact a stunt from MTV's controversial show "Jackass," police said. The Bellevue teen soaked his shirt in rubbing alcohol and ignited it while his friends filmed footage that they planned to sell, police and media reported.
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March 18, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI, Robin Rauzi is the assistant editor for Calendar Weekend
Somehow, "Jackass" is what television has come to: hand-held video of young men dousing themselves with sewage. And spraying one another with pepper spray. And roller-skating in jockstraps. It's no surprise that someone would find such things entertaining. Just how many someones is another matter. This unapologetic celebration of all things gross and juvenile is the top-rated show on MTV, and last fall was among the most popular shows on cable. As Matthew T.
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December 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A teenager trying to imitate a stunt from "Jackass: The Movie" was killed after he tried to hold onto a moving pickup truck and was instead thrown from the vehicle, Albuquerque police said. Police said Stephen Paul Rauen, 15, was killed after jumping on the hood of a truck driven by a friend. He was then thrown to the ground when the driver slammed on the brakes, dragging Stephen under the vehicle. A decision has not yet been made on whether to charge the 17-year-old driver, officials said.
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November 12, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A 15-year-old boy suffered first-degree burns over his face and upper body when he set himself on fire trying to reenact a stunt from MTV's controversial show "Jackass," police said. The Bellevue teen soaked his shirt in rubbing alcohol and ignited it while his friends filmed footage that they planned to sell, police and media reported.
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March 18, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI, Robin Rauzi is the assistant editor for Calendar Weekend
Somehow, "Jackass" is what television has come to: hand-held video of young men dousing themselves with sewage. And spraying one another with pepper spray. And roller-skating in jockstraps. It's no surprise that someone would find such things entertaining. Just how many someones is another matter. This unapologetic celebration of all things gross and juvenile is the top-rated show on MTV, and last fall was among the most popular shows on cable. As Matthew T.
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February 2, 2001 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long before a 13-year-old suffered severe burns trying to replicate a stunt from the MTV show "Jackass," its producers and network executives were worried about what kids might imitate. Brian Graden, MTV's president of programming, said copycat behavior was a concern from the early development stages of "Jackass."
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