Viva la Bam: Complete Seasons 4 & 5 (2003) Review
(More customer reviews)No matter how bad your parents thought you were as a kid, they should thank their lucky stars that they aren't Phil and April Margera. Professional skateboarder and all-around pain in the ass, Bam Margera is the Dennis the Menace for the new millennium. After the Jackass show ended it splintered off into two strains, one of which, Viva La Bam, stars Bam and his crew (other Jackass survivors, Ryan Dunn, Raab Himself, Rake Yorn, Brandon DiCamillo) as they find new ways to torment his long-suffering parents. Bam and his gang pull all sorts of pranks and stunts to make his parents' lives a living hell. Throw in the nearly incomprehensible Don Vito (Phil's rather large brother) and you've got the makings for one of the more entertaining reality shows.
Fans will be pleased to know that all the episodes are featured gloriously uncut with all the cuss words intact! Breathe easy, parents. The uncut nastiness is limited to the language. The shameless nudity is still blurred.
There are audio commentaries for every episode by Bam, Phil, April, Ryan, Brandon, Rake, Tim and Raab. As you can imagine, these are pretty funny, chaotic tracks as Bam and co. dish on all sorts of behind-the-scenes stories. Bam, obviously, dominates these tracks, but his mom does comment quite a bit as well. Although, the glaring omission of Don Vito is unacceptable!
There are nine deleted scenes, including more footage of Bam building a skate park in his parent's house and Raab under the thrall of a hypnotist while the boys were in Las Vegas.
"Scavenger Hunt List" is the entire list of tasks that had to be accomplished from the season's climatic final episode.
"Q&A**Holes" is a bunch of text screens with the cast answering several questions not so seriously.
There is a small collection of behind-the-scenes photos.
There is also music video's for Bam's brother's band, CKY, Clutch, Turbonegro and the DiCamillo Sisters (basically Brandon, Bam and the lead singer from the Bloodhound Gang).
For such a nonsensical show there is a surprisingly amount of extras that are all done in the same flavour as the show. Even the menus capture the vibe of the show, which is a nice touch. Fans will no doubt dig this collection while all others are advised to stay far away! You may not derive any deep meaning from this show but there are worse ways to kill a Friday night.
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