Viva La Bam

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Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam Title Screen.jpg
Format Comedy
Reality
Created by Bam Margera
Troy Miller
Starring Bam Margera
Phil Margera
April Margera
Vincent Margera
Ryan Dunn
Brandon DiCamillo
Raab Himself
Rake Yohn
Recurring:
Tim Glomb
Jenn Rivell (seasons 1-4)
Brandon Novak (seasons 4-5)
Opening theme "The King of Rock'n Roll"[citation needed] by Daniel Lioneye
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 43 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Dakota North Entertainment
Bam Margera Productions
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
MTV2
Original run October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26) – August 14, 2005 (2005-08-14)
Chronology
Preceded by Jackass
Followed by Bam's Unholy Union
External links
Website

Viva La Bam is an American reality television series that stars Bam Margera and his friends and family. The show was a spin-off from MTV's Jackass, in which Margera and most of the main cast had appeared. Each episode had a specific theme, mission, or challenge which was normally accomplished by performing pranks, skateboarding, and enlisting the help of friends, relations and experts. Although partly improvised, the show was supported by a greater degree of planning and organization.

History[edit]

Production[edit]

The cast includes Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Raab Himself, Brandon Novak, Tim Glomb, and Rake Yohn. The show also starred Margera's parents Phil and April and his uncle Don Vito. The show was mostly filmed in and around West Chester, Pennsylvania and also visited Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and Europe. Bam and his friends also went to Miami in 2006 for "Viva La Spring Break".

The show debuted on October 26, 2003, on the MTV network in the United States and was later licensed around the world. The first episode featured Bam building a skatepark inside his house. Tony Hawk starred in this episode. Each of the five seasons consisted of eight half-hour episodes, with the fifth and final season finishing on August 14, 2005. Later that year, in December, Bam Margera addressed rumors of a sixth season on Last Call with Carson Daly. His comment was that there would be no sixth season, but there would be occasional MTV specials and he and Johnny Knoxville were planning things for possible Jackass stunts.

Featured music and guests[edit]

The show also often featured music from some of Margera's favorite bands, such as HIM, CKY, The Bloodhound Gang, Cradle of Filth, Clutch, Turbonegro, Dimmu Borgir, Carnal Forge, Slayer, Gwar, Children of Bodom, The Bled and The 69 Eyes. Many of Margera's friends also appear on the show, including Johnny Knoxville, The Dudesons, and fellow skateboarders Tony Hawk and Bob Burnquist. Actor Sean Penn also makes an appearance in one episode.

Episodes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Viva la Bam" Seasons 1-5 MTV / 18 Husky Productions, 2003 - 2005

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