A simple video caught the attention Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jones and Johnny Knoxville for MTV.
It was in the beginning of the year 2000 when the young Bam Margera, who had a great talent for skateboarding, became known worldwide for his participation in the program Jackass and later spin-off Viva La Bamwho concentrated on his curious life and strange heavy games with his family and friends.
His charismatic personality, in addition to his countless wild jokes, forced the onlooker to follow him every week. Of course, his lifestyle was almost always extreme, because he decided to make his own rules.
"I remember my mother writing a note that I wrote in the fifth grade, saying: & # 39; If I'm big, I'll be the best friend of my Tony Hawk and I will drive a red Ferrari. & # 39; It's funny that Tony and I became good friends and that my job allowed me to buy a Ferrari, "he told the magazine turmoil a few months ago.
The duo Margera-Hawk had great results. The young man joined Underground 2 and that allowed him to open up to another audience, which initially thought that Bam was just a fictional character in the video game.
"I skated, filmed and edited when I was in high school, he knew what he wanted to do and he felt like he was wasting time at school, I saved about $ 20,000 and bought a complete editing system. made with the name CKYwho were only acrobatics and skaters. I sold half a million copies, "he said.
Margera's popularity had only just begun. His video caught the attention of Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jones and Johnny Knoxville. They wanted to use their clip to put it in MTV and Bam was happy. That caused it to be related to the equipment and later gained enormous popularity inside and outside the United States with its amusing nonsense.
"I came to sell more skateboards than other famous skaters, 40,000 per month, which is what I did on MTV and not so much because of my skateboarding, because when you film 52 episodes of Viva La Bam, five hours of skating a day has not changed. I did not skate in the fifth season of the show, I replaced skating with sips of beer, which made me a full alcoholic, "said Bam.