The title itself bears all the uncanny earmarks of a back alley Tenderloin sensation a la the "Boy in the Box", but the "Flaming Gauntlet" was actually a self-imposed retribution of sorts for Steve-O. You see, it all hearkens back to our final night in India during production on jackass number two (2006), when Steve-O "chokhi dhani'd" while attempting to unicycle across a beam situated over a king-size bed of hot-ass coals. No matter how hard he tried, he just couldn't get past the mental blockage of burning the cat-walking shit out of himself—and can you blame him? No, not in the least. After all, India is not exactly the place you want to be treated for severe third degree burns in the dead of night ... never mind having to hop on a 20-hour plane flight the next morning back to the States.
Over the years though, the unrealized stunt bothered him. So much so that when the third set of jackass features rolled around in 2010 he vowed to atone for the previous hot coal flop and get back up on the proverbial horse, providing you, the rabid jackass enthusiast, with another unrated wad of jackass 3.5 fodder to visually knock back on joost.com today.
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(Photos by Sean Cliver; 1) Los Angeles, California 2010; 2) Chokhi Dhani, India 2006)