I've never been one to run with the herd. Believe me, I'd much rather throw up than throw back on a Thursday, but, damn it, the memories just make me want to go back there—there in this photographic instance being the big time stage space we occupied on the Paramount Pictures lot in 2006 while shooting the choreographed close to jackass number two. Unfortunately, the memories are also what now escape me as I try to recall when and if we ever disclosed the deleted clip/scene on DVD where we'd employed a pair of female contortionists to appear within the opening dance number that closed with airborne dangers Wee Man and Preston Lacy (Happy New Years!). I mean, I remember watching the clip in the editing bay ... and I believe there was a bit of a "blooper" involved ... so maybe it did get tacked on as a bonus blip? I don't know. Currently it beats the bat flapping shit out of me, so I'll just leave Hamlet to figure out whether this scene was to be seen or not to be seen, and leave you with this behind-the-scenes and off-the-sound-stage shot of Johnny Knoxville cavorting for the camera with one of the happy-go-lucky contortionists. Rold Gold, anyone?
Don't forget to catch Knoxville tomorrow night as he debuts nationwide in theaters alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand!
(Photo by Benzo; Hollywood, California 2006)