Viva La Bam

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He's Bam Margera. He loves to skate. He also likes to shake things up a bit.

Viva La Bam is one of the SpinOffs to the MTV show Jackass, focusing on cast member Bam Margera. Instead of focusing on stunts like Jackass did, Viva La Bam focused more on Bam's general antics and shenanigans in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania with his crew Ryan Dunn, Chris "Raab Himself" Raab, Brandon "Dico" DiCamillo and Rake Yohn. Others include Bam's dad Phil, his mom April A.K.A. "Ape" and his uncle Don Vito. Although it didn't focus much on stunts, it still had the standard Don't Try This At Home disclaimer before each show asking viewers not to try the stunts showed in the program.

The show lasted for 5 seasons from 2003-2005, technically lasting longer than Jackass itself. Most of the episodes had some kind of theme or challenge that the cast members (usually Bam and his crew) had to accomplish these through stunts, pranks, or assistance from Bam's associates who make appearances throughout the show's run. The Other Wiki says that although a good deal of the show was improvised, it was supported by a greater degree of planning and organization. Either way, when Bam and his crew get going, Hilarity is soon to follow.


Tropes used in Viva La Bam include:
  • Angrish: Don Vito.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: For the most part, April's usually against the shenanigans of Bam and his crew, but occasionally she'll lighten up and enjoy herself, especially when Vito's getting humiliated. It's made clear she doesn't like him.
  • Buffy-Speak: In one episode, Vito makes a bet with Bam that he can learn ten sentences in Spanish; Bam says that if he can, he'll give Don Vito his Hummer. This next tidbit follows:

Don Vito: What do I do if I don't learn the Mexican people language?
Bam: You have to be my Mexican pet.

  1. also, both things are Italian
  2. yes, the same one who has his cars destroyed on a regular basis