Why did jackass go off the air?

United States
January 17, 2010 8:03pm CST
Jackass was such a good show. It was really funny when they would pull pranks on random people. But do you know why they went off the air? Somewhere I heard that it was because some 13 year old kid died trying to do one of their pranks, but I don't know if that is true. Either way, Jackass was such a good show and it could've made tons of money for MTV because everybody from age 40 to 10 watched it.
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@mezulu (166)
• United States
17 Apr 10
The show went off air because many of the cast members were tired of doing it-plain and simple. The rumors of a kid dying while attempting a stunt are just that; rumors. Even if they were true, the fault would lie with the parents for letting their child watch the show, rather than with the cast members for creating the show. Think about it. Would you want to do a show where your physical and mental health are constantly put at risk? This is why they opted to end the show in favor of the movies. They can still do it occasionally, while simultaneously keeping themselves out of harm's way for a great deal of the time they would normally spend working on the show.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
19 Jan 10
I'm not sure exactly why it went off the air. I didn't hear about the kid dying. i know there were a lot of kids that tried the stunts though and that is why they put the warning on it not to try it at home. I'm guessing that is probably why it got canceled because kids are listening to the warning. it was a great show. i liked the movies too. i've never heard my husband laugh like he does when he watches that show.
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@shaggin (49396)
• United States
2 Jan 11
I loved that show! I've watched all the movies to. I never get enough of that kind of stuff. They are all so rich now they probably just dont want to keep doing things like that practically killing themselves for our entertainment. I doubt its true about the 13 year old kid dying trying to do a stunt being the reason they stopped doing the show. If that was the case they probably wouldnt have made the latest jackass movie. Some kid might have gotten killed doing a stunt but thats not their fault.
• United States
18 Aug 10
Some kid tried to do a stunt and ended up in the hospital
@TAXTOR41 (20)
12 Mar 10
it was great ;some of the stuff was disgustingly funny.i also heard that,but kids do pranks so I wouldn't blame the programme.