I'm Johnny Knoxville And Welcome To Jackass meme depicting an image of Knoxville waving at the camera.

And Welcome to Jackass

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About

And Welcome to Jackass, also known as And This is Jackass and I'm Johnny Knoxville And Welcome To Jackass, is a catchphrase based on the signature opening line by American actor Johnny Knoxville from the MTV reality series Jackass. On the web, its snowclone derivatives are typically paired with various image macros depicting FAIL scenarios or self-destructive behaviors. In early 2022, the format saw a resurgence on Twitter coinciding with the release of Jackass Forever, wherein the phrasal template usually ends with a mundane activity, humorously implying its more dangerous and painful than one might think.

Origin

The phrase "Hi, I am X and This is Jackass" was first introduced as the opening line of the MTV reality series Jackass[1] by American stuntman and actor Johnny Knoxville. Since the airing of the pilot episode in late 2000, the show became a mainstream hit and gained a cult following for staging a variety of dangerous, crude and often self-harming stunts and pranks set in the American suburbs.



Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville, and welcome to Jackass


During its original run from October 2000 to February 2002, Knoxville's quote grew into an iconic slogan associated with the revival of American daredevil entertainment and became reiterated by other guests and celebrities in numerous episodes of the TV series.

Spread

Throughout the decade of the 2000s, the opening scene also became frequently imitated through amateur parodies and tribute productions.[11] However, snowclone parodies of the quote didn't emerge until April 2011, when YouTuber AlkaroSmb[2] uploaded an edited clip of the 2004 American film The Passion of The Christ[12] titled "Hola, mi nombre es Jesus… y esto es Jackass" (English translation: "Hi, My Name is Jesus and this is Jackass.") Following its upload, YouTuber AlkaroSmb's parody video continued to pick up referral traffic through various English and Spanish-language discussion communities like Denunciando[3], Taringa[7] and Speakeasy Clinic[4] forums, as well as Tumblr blogs[5] and video-sharing sites[6] among others.

Throughout the rest of 2011, dozens of image macros began to follow suit on Tumblr[8] and Reddit[9], as well as via internet humor blogs like FunnyJunk[10], Cheezburger, MemeGenerator and 9GAG (examples shown below).


Hi, we're the Elric BrotherS AND THIS IS JACKASS me to Jackass! HL THIS IS STUNTMAN AND WELCOME 10% KISS DAC 10 AN HAS CHEEZBURGER, COM

February 2022 Resurgence

The snowclone and phrasal template saw a significant uptick on Twitter in February 2022, in large part due to the release of the film Jackass Forever. [13] Many of the jokes ended with a mundane activity for humorous effect, unlike the earlier iterations of the meme. For example, on February 10th, 2022, user @rajat_suresh[14] tweeted, "im johnny knoxville and this is Taking 1 Hit Of Weed And Going To Sleep," gaining over 490 retweets and 7,500 likes (shown below, left). The same day, user @RAINBOWFISH[15] tweeted, "i’m Johnny Knoxville and i’m about to go through her likes," gaining over 10,000 retweets and 111,000 likes (shown below, right).


Rajat Suresh @rajat_suresh ... im johnny knoxville and this is Taking 1 Hit Of Weed And Going To Sleep 8:31 PM · Feb 10, 2022 · Twitter Web App Rainbow Fish @RAINBOWFISH i'm Johnny Knoxville and i'm about to go through her likes 2:57 AM · Feb 10, 2022 · Twitter for iPhone

Various Examples


HII'M JESUS CHRIST AND WELCOME TO JACKASS HI, MY NAME IS TITANIC AND WELCOME TO JACKASS quickmeme.com HIGM NATHAN DRAKE AND WELCOME TOJACKASS!
H,IMSPIDERMAN AND THISIS JACKASS memecenter.com eme Center HI IM HARRY POTTER AND WELCOME TO JACKASS HELLO I'MJONNYS DAUGHTER AND THIS IS JACKASS memeggngrater.net

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