List of Viva La Bam episodes

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Viva La Bam is an MTV television series which followed Bam Margera and his crew as they undertook challenges, performed stunts and traveled the world.[1] The show ran for five seasons between 2003 and 2005, concluding with a total of 40 episodes.[2]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 8 October 26, 2003 December 14, 2003
2 8 April 25, 2004 June 13, 2004
3 8 October 24, 2004 December 12, 2004
4 8 March 6, 2005 April 24, 2005
5 8 June 26, 2005 August 14, 2005


Season 1 (2003)[edit]

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1 1 "Phil's Hell Day/Bam's Skatepark" October 26, 2003
Bam tries to make Phils day a living hell by installing a fire pole in the living room, ironing decals of hamburgers on all of Phil's clothes, replacing the toothpaste with ground meat and demolishing Phil's van. Next, Bam gets his parents out of the house by sending them to Atlantic City. As soon as Phil & April hit the road, Bam and crew get to work converting the family home into an indoor/outdoor skate park, and invite some professional skaters over, including Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek.
2 2 "Don't Feed Phil" November 2, 2003
Bam wants to see if Phil, who is obese, can go without food for twenty four hours. Bam tells his family and friends "Don't Feed Phil," puts up flyers and billboards saying the same around town, and has everyone take turns watching him. When it comes to Don Vito's shift, he almost ruins Phil's fast by ordering pizza from out of town. April calls to warn Bam, who is at a Turbonegro concert, and Bam decides to move the concert to his house, in the living room. Once Phil makes it to the full twenty four hours, Bam and the crew feed him random concoctions of food. Don Vito also wins a bet by drinking an entire bottle of hot sauce. At the end of the episode, Bam pulls a fungus-infested toenail from Don Vito's foot with needle-nose pliers.
3 3 "Family Reunion" November 9, 2003
At the beginning of the episode, Rake Yohn is tricked into hitting a beehive full of bees instead of a piñata. Later, Bam decides to host a family reunion with a medieval theme. Bam and friends build a drawbridge and a moat to replace the front door and erect a walled area in the form of a castle in the front yard. Dressed in medieval armor, Bam & Co., including Compton Ass Terry riding atop an elephant, host a feast. When Don Vito's antics take their toll, Bam's grandmother, Lady Mum Mum, leaves the party claiming "this whole family is crazy!" At the end of the episode, the Margeras get a violation notice from the township for having the elephant at the family reunion, as well as a "thank you" letter from the neighbors for letting their kids play with the elephant.
4 4 "Viva Las Vegas" November 16, 2003
Bam and his friends decide to take Phil and April to Las Vegas to celebrate Phil and April's wedding anniversary after they order a Russian mail-order bride for Raab Himself to marry. When they arrive in Vegas, Don Vito loses all his money from gambling too much and gets thrown out of a casino, gets a Heartagram tattoo, has his hair dyed blue by Bam, and is given a fake soul patch made from Bam's pubic hair. After Phil is dressed up to look like Elvis, he and April get remarried next to Raab and his Russian bride. At the party in their hotel room, April provokes a food fight with wedding cake after stuffing it into Don Vito's face as revenge for eating all of her wedding cake many years ago.
5 5 "Paint Phil Blue & Other Stories" November 23, 2003
April & Phil go on a three-day-weekend leaving Bam at home. While they're away, Bam and his friends paint the kitchen and everything in it blue. Next, they build a secret underground tunnel into Don Vito's house. Then, the boys steal April's car and convert it into a hot rod. While Bam and the crew are working on April's car, Ville Valo (lead singer of the band HIM) makes a 30 second cameo. Lastly, Bam and his crew put Don Vito and Phil into a big plastic box and shoot random items into it by using a machine. They shoot honey, bacon, Corn Flakes, anchovies, money, worms, roaches and maggots. Don Vito and Phil destroy the box and Don Vito gets away with $100 in his truck with Bam and Ryan pursuing.
6 6 "Very Merry Margera Christmas" November 30, 2003
Bam decides to decorate the Margera house with ultra-bright lights, man-made snow, giant-sized Christmas ornaments, and an indoor ice skating rink. Bam also gets a choir to sing Christmas songs for them while they play in the fake snow. In the end of the episode, he and Ryan Dunn decide to prank Brandon Dicamillo by filling his shoes with thumbtacks and wake him up by vacuuming his mouth ("Rule #1: never fall asleep at my house," says Bam).
7 7 "April's Revenge" December 7, 2003
Bam says he plans to take April, Phil, Don Vito and his friends out for a boating trip on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, but actually plans to leave April, Phil and Don Vito on Kohr island, about 250 metres (820 ft) away from Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Once arriving, April becomes suspicious and decides to turn the tables on her son by leaving Bam and his friends on the island. They take up the challenge of staying on the island overnight. However, it starts raining and Bam ends up catching a cold in the morning. They also build a makeshift ramp out of wood and duct tape, have Tim Glomb go skating naked, build a fort using wood to try to keep the rain out, fart during a game of poker with Don Vito (who came back to check on them), use a fire extinguisher in Raab's face, burn a cake on accident, and eventually they escape from the island. The episode ends with a news reporter visiting April and telling her that her house has been blown up. April finds out that the house is still standing and forgives Bam, and Bam forgives April.
8 8 "Scavenger Hunt" December 14, 2003
After being told by April that he could do whatever he wanted with an old piano in their living room, Bam, his friends, and the Bloodhound Gang embark on a scavenger hunt; whichever team wins gets the piano. The hunt begins with Bam purchasing three banged-up used cars. Next, he splits everyone up into three teams (Gnarkill, Policia, and Lady Boy) with the Bloodhound Gang forming the fourth team. The teams jump into their cars and race around town collecting bizarre items, as well as performing grotesque tasks needed to win the scavenger hunt. Bam and Team Gnarkill win, and decide to drop the piano from a crane down onto their already wrecked car. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Bam and his crew have been kicked out of the township for all they've done this season.

Season 2 (2004)[edit]

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9 1 "Castle Bam" April 25, 2004
Bam and the crew search for a new home and stumble upon a secluded house with acres of yard, complete with a unicorn mural painted on the side. Bam and the boys decide to abandon their unpacking duties and head to Amsterdam for a CKY show, leaving April and Phil to unpack and decorate the new house. Bam returns from Amsterdam and hates what April has done with the house. Bam proclaims, "New house, new rules!"
10 2 "Dating Don Vito" May 2, 2004
When Bam learns that the legendary metal band Slayer are coming for a visit, the boys feel the need to do some redecorating and modifications to the house. Home improvements include installing an indoor mini-half pipe, a pirate-themed bar, and a full-scale concert stage in the yard. Bam then invites the whole town to a backyard concert/bash. As the evening approaches, Bam decides that Don Vito needs to bring a date and they try to find him one.
11 3 "Fat Boy Face Off" May 9, 2004
Bam enters Phil and Don Vito in a competition he calls "The Fat Boy Face Off." The contest includes hoagie racing, spinning in circles until dizzy, and an obstacle course called the "Slobstacle Course." To their surprise, there is no prize, only destruction to their own personal property - and in the end the only winner is, of course, Bam.
12 4 "Mardi Gras, Pt. 1" May 16, 2004
Bam (with a group of skateboarding legends including Tony Hawk, Jason Ellis, Tim O'Connor, and Donny Barley) head to Mardi Gras in 2 RV's. Meanwhile, Ryan Dunn is left with a mini-motorcycle to get to Mardi Gras because he refused to wake up in time. On the way down the RV's declare war and Bam sessions out-of-the-way skate spots. At the end of the episode, when they were in Tennessee, they decide to go to Skatopia, which is in Ohio, causing a 16 hour delay all the way to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, much to the anger of Vito, who yells at Tony Hawk; "No more skateboarding!"
13 5 "Mardi Gras, Pt. 2" May 23, 2004
Bam and the crew leave Skatopia in one piece and continue their trek towards Mardi Gras. Don Vito continues to get annoyed at Tony Hawk for delaying their travel with his constant skate sessions. Eventually, the crew arrives in New Orleans, only to find that Dunn got there first after getting a ride on an airplane. When they get home, Bam and Raab decides to pull a prank on Rake by pouring a bucket of crabs on Rake's bed and on Rake himself.
14 6 "Community Disservice" May 30, 2004
Bam challenges April to do five things that will benefit the community. From Bam's list, April chooses reading stories to the elderly, giving Bam's clothes to kids, giving Phil a haircut, and, with the help of Don Vito and Phil, picking up trash from public spaces. On the other hand, Bam opts to build a crude concrete half-pipe for the kids in front of a hardware store, flips Don Vito's car over so Phil can have a parking spot, uproots trees by running them over with his ATV and replants them at the retirement home, and dumps the trash that April, Phil, and Don Vito collected into Vito's house, causing Vito to go crazy.
15 7 "Tree Top Casino" June 6, 2004
It's Arbor Day, so Bam decides to knock down one of the tall trees in the backyard. April hears the noise from the house and comes outside to yell at Bam. He gets the idea to build a casino. Then Bam hangs Vito's Honda Civic in the trees to test the durability of them for the casino. Vito comes out to see his car in the trees and freaks out. Then the casino gets built, and Bam calls it Fast Eddie's Tree-Top Casino. During the Grand Opening, Bam hires professional wrestlers to fight in a ring below the casiNo. in
the end, it becomes a Battle Royale that includes Phil, Don Vito, the wrestlers, and Bam.
16 8 "Demo Derby" June 13, 2004
Bam takes Don Vito to a used car dealer to buy him a new car. After seeing the cheap prices of the used cars, Bam decides to purchase four cars and bring them back to his 14-acre (57,000 m2) lot. He then has a Demolition Derby; the winner of which would receive a military truck that Glomb found while he was selling the parts of Vito's old car that the guys destroyed at the beginning of the episode. Bam and the crew smash and crash into each other until there is nothing left of their automobiles, and in a very contrary-to-normal ending, Don Vito gets the prize due to Glomb driving into the out of bounds zone.

Season 3 (2004)[edit]

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17 1 "Driveway Skatepark" October 24, 2004
Bam decides to turn his driveway into a skatepark. While Tim Glomb constructs it, Bam, his family, and the CKY crew travel to Los Angeles to collect celebrity souvenirs from Dave Grohl, N.E.R.D, and others to pave into the driveway skatepark, during which they pour cement on Don Vito's car. Don Vito tries to get into the Playboy Mansion, but they won't let him in. So Bam drives over there, says the password and they get in, but not before duct taping Vito to a wheelchair to prevent any sexual behavior. However it only proves to be a temporary fix when Vito touches Holly Madison's breasts after tricking her into giving him a hug. As a result, he gets ostracized from the group and banned any access to the Playboy Mansion.
18 2 "Uncivil War" October 31, 2004
After Bam discovers a Civil War cannonball on his property, he and the CKY crew decide to hold a Civil War reenactment in his backyard, complete with Union and Rebel soldiers. Bam decides to cut the power down and he said that they're living in the "Olden Days" just like in 1899. They also cannot use cars, they have to travel by using horse carriages. When the cannon ball is used, "Fast Eddie's" Tree Top Casino is destroyed.
19 3 "Fort Knoxville" November 7, 2004
Bam gets paid a visit by his old friend Johnny Knoxville. When he discovers that Johnny's given his Hummer a "makeover" by damaging it (reminiscent of Knoxville's role in the film Walking Tall), this friendly visit turns into an all-out prank war. Eventually, the prank war ended up as a draw. Sean Penn and his son, Hopper, guest star.
20 4 "Rockstars" November 14, 2004
After an argument with Bam, Vito proclaims that anyone can become a rock star. Bam challenges both Vito and Phil to go through training to become full-fledged rock stars.
21 5 "Mutiny on the Bam" November 21, 2004
Bam and the CKY crew's tomfoolery finally makes April angry. As a peace offering, Bam takes her, his family, and the entire crew on a cruise on a pirate ship with Vito as Captain. When Vito fails in his duties as Captain after Phil falls overboard and he steers the ship the wrong way, Bam and the crew declare mutiny and spray him with a fire hose until Bam is declared the new Captain. They find a small, deserted island and build a Tiki Bar stand on it, afterwards destroying it with the ship's cannons. The cannon fire provokes an appearance by the Coast Guard in a Blackhawk helicopter.
22 6 "Angry Ape" November 28, 2004
Bam challenges Ape to not complain for 24 hours. He and the CKY crew spend the entire day torturing her, making the 24 hours as difficult as possible. But if April can successfully go a whole 24 hours without complaining, Bam will give her anything she wants. Eventually, she manages to complete the bet and gets a nice dinner with Bam in a suit, which ends up in a food fight.
23 7 "Mall of Bam" December 5, 2004
Bam takes his family and the CKY crew to the Mall of America for a skating demo. While there, he decides that everyone will spend the entire night inside the mall. Also, they were given $100 each to spend in the mall.
24 8 "Bamiature Golf" December 12, 2004
After trashing another one of Vito's cars, Bam promises him that he'll never destroy Vito's cars again if Vito beats him on the miniature golf course he builds in the backyard. Also Ryan Dunn and Bam duct tape a port-a-loo shut with Raab inside as revenge for leaving them stuck on a Cherry Picker for 4 and a half hours. Eventually, Vito wins.

Season 4 (2005)[edit]

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25 1 "Viva la Europe, Pt. 1" March 6, 2005
When Phil and April go on a trip to France to celebrate their anniversary, Bam and the crew also decide to head to Europe to throw them an anniversary dinner in Venice with various food items collected from their trip. When Ryan Dunn gets Vito's luggage lost in Saudi Arabia, Vito is forced by Bam to wear iconic European outfits based on where they go. Traveling in HIM's tour bus, they attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, where Bam and Ryan leave to go to Dracula's Castle (Bran Castle) in Romania to collect wine for April. They take a wrong turn and end up getting lost in the Alps after nearly nine hours of driving.
26 2 "Viva la Europe, Pt. 2" March 13, 2005
This episode is the continuation of the previous episode. After finally arriving in Romania to get wine, Bam and Ryan rendezvous with the others in Switzerland. They make their way to Venice in Italy, where Bam and his friends prepare the anniversary dinner. Vito ruins the dinner with a food fight. Later, Bam gets April and Phil another chance at an anniversary dinner in Monaco. To be sure that Vito won't ruin this dinner, Raab and Dunn handcuff Vito out on a pier by the sea.
27 3 "CKY Get Jobs" March 20, 2005
On this episode Bam and his friends (including Don Vito) get jobs so they can pay a $582.00 heating bill or clean like April. Brandon gets a ticket for parking in a wrong spot with a rickshaw causing them to lose.
28 4 "State of Bam" March 27, 2005
On this episode, Bam gets the idea to sail on water with a car. But when the township denies his request to do it, he decides to make his own little state. There's lots of cursing, playing tricks on each other, blowing up stuff, and Vito.
29 5 "Bam on the Bayou" April 3, 2005
Bam builds a bayou in front of Don Vito's trailer. Vito falls in and gets into one of his usual angry fits. In doing so, he claims that bayous only exist in Louisiana, so Bam decides to go to a bayou in Texas (Texiana). Phil decides to stay home because he figures that it would be more fun than going to Texas, so it becomes a competition between Phil and Bam to see who can have the most fun. In the end, Phil had the most fun staying home.
30 6 "Groundhog Day" April 3, 2005
Bam and the crew go to Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania to find out that there will be six more weeks of winter. In light of this, they decide to make a snow-race.
31 7 "Mexico" April 17, 2005
Bam, his family, and friends go to Mexico. Dico stays at home to teach Vito some Spanish. If Vito learns ten Spanish sentences when they all come back, Vito gets to keep Bam's Hummer. Jukka and Jarppi from The Dudesons appear in this episode.
32 8 "CKY Challenge" April 24, 2005
Bam and the guys are bored, so they make a game which gives random activities for his family and friends. And the winner would receive possession of the state Bam created in episode 4.

Season 5 (2005)[edit]

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33 1 "Viva la Brazil" June 26, 2005
Bam takes Don Vito to Brazil, which Vito thinks is in the Bahamas, and they meet up with pro-skater Bob Burnquist. Meanwhile, Dico turns April and Phil's house into a more "rainforest-y" environment.
34 2 "Ape's Surprise" July 3, 2005
Bam celebrates each decade of April's life for her birthday. Bam gets a sunroof on the Lambo. Billy Idol appears in this episode.
35 3 "Vito's Revenge" July 10, 2005
Don Vito seeks revenge after all of Bam's and CKY Crew pranks with the help of Mike Vallely. Eventually, they give up, and Mike decides to never challenge Bam again.
36 4 "Metal Mulisha" July 17, 2005
Vito attempts to join Metal Mulisha but has to pay dues before he is accepted. In the meantime, Phil and April are stuck with the task of looking after Gwar.
37 5 "Limo vs. Lambo" July 24, 2005
Bam and Ryan decide to have a drag race: Bam's Lamborghini Gallardo against Ryan's souped-up Limo (Lincoln Town Car), but before the race can happen, the Lamborghini disappears from the garage. So they decide to get a lie detector test to figure it out. Eventually, Novak, Raab, and especially Dunn (who Bam suspected to take the Lamborghini just to sabotage him) passed the lie detector test. The next day, Jimmy Pop and Evil Jared from the Bloodhound Gang wakes Bam up and tells him that they took the Lamborghini the whole time just to get a dent fixed that occurred when Bam raced Ryan to the garage and then, he threw a sandwich at his Lamborghini causing the dent. Eventually, Bam wins the drag race.
38 6 "Where's Vito?" July 31, 2005
After Bam wrecks Vito's bedroom window, Vito decides he's had enough with Bam breaking his property and seeks revenge. He runs away to New York City with one of Bam's treasured possessions, his Hummer H2, and with him is Bam's friend Ryan Dunn. At the end, Vito destroys Bam's Hummer, so Bam gets revenge on him by installing a garage door in his bedroom window. Afterwards, Vito decides he has enough of Bam's nonsense and leaves.
39 7 "Bam on the River" August 7, 2005
Bam and his crew decide to go to the Delaware Rehoboth Lagoon with Vito. However they have to travel down the river to get there. They trip down in strange themed boats, Bam rides a Minituare Viking ship, Dunn rides a giant shoe, Dico rides a "Tom Sawyer raft", and Vito rides a Large hot-dog which he thinks looks like a big penis. Bam places a bet with Vito that if they don't make it down there by two days, Vito can have Bam's pool for the summer. Vito leaves them and makes it before Bam and his friends do, but not before he burns his feet while walking in the street instead of walking in the grass due to Vito's arrogance.
40 8 "Finlandia" August 14, 2005
At the beginning of this episode, Bam finds a picture of Raab's wife (the Russian mail order bride) in Raab's wallet. Bam, Raab Himself and Bam's parents then travel to Finland and Estonia to find her before they go to Ruisrock. While Bam and Raab are looking for Raab's wife, Phil and April hang out with the Dudesons.


Title Original air date
"Bam's Top Ten Slaps" April 15, 2004
Bam and Dunn review years of old footage and show Bam's 10 all time greatest slaps.
"Lost Episode: Iceland" June 21, 2004
Bam and the crew get Ryan Dunn drunk and force him to make good on his drunken boast that he would go down an Icelandic waterfall sealed inside a plastic barrel. This episode can be seen on the Viva La Bands DVD.
"Viva la Top 5" June 24, 2005
Bam and family camp out, counting down their favorite moments.
"Viva la Spring Break, Pt. 1" March 22, 2006
Bam and the crew head down the east coast to Miami, Florida for Spring Break in two RVs. Meanwhile, back in West Chester, April and Phil get a surprise to find out that they're being filmed by the MTV film crew.
"Viva la Spring Break, Pt. 2" March 22, 2006
Part two of the Spring Break episode.


  1. ^ "Shows A-Z - viva la bam on mtv". Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  2. ^ "Viva La Bam | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 

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