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Viva la Bam 

A show that follows Bam Margera (of Jackass and CKY fame) in his attempts to anger his parents. Unlike CKY or Jackass, Viva La Bam focuses mainly on the torture of Bam's parents and less on harmful stunts.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chris Raab ...  Himself 43 episodes, 2003-2006
Brandon DiCamillo ...  Himself 43 episodes, 2003-2006
Rakeyohn ...  Himself 43 episodes, 2003-2006
Vincent Margera ...  Himself 42 episodes, 2003-2006
Phil Margera ...  Himself 42 episodes, 2003-2006
Ryan Dunn ...  Himself 43 episodes, 2003-2006
April Margera ...  Herself 42 episodes, 2003-2006
Bam Margera ...  Himself 41 episodes, 2003-2006
Tim Glomb ...  Himself 31 episodes, 2003-2006
Jennifer Rivell Jennifer Rivell ...  Herself 19 episodes, 2003-2005
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A show that follows Bam Margera (of Jackass and CKY fame) in his attempts to anger his parents. Unlike CKY or Jackass, Viva La Bam focuses mainly on the torture of Bam's parents and less on harmful stunts.

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Comedy | Reality-TV

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MTV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

BaMTV See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Has widely been speculated to be scripted. While many incidental end credit scenes had written jokes, and Bam would reherse speeches to explain the basis of the episodes, the rest of the series is currently uncertain. See more »

Quotes

Bam Margera: Is that all you do is bitch?
Bam's Mom: I bitch because you're my*son*!
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Crazy Credits

In the first season's scavanger hunt episode, the end credits list "The Sick-Ass Lake" as a guest star (a reference to the pond featured in one portion of the show). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Dudesons Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

King of Rock n' Roll
(Theme song)
by Mikko Lindström (as Daniel Lioneye)
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Good, but repetitive
1 October 2004 | by Ed_loverSee all my reviews

When Viva La Bam premiered on MTV, I was quite excited about it. It was a funny and inventive show with unique concept. And I liked Bam, his parents and his friends as characters. The first season was strong overall, but it already hinted at the problem the show has: It's just very repetitive. There are only so many things you can do with this kind of reality concept, and it doesn't hold your attention anymore, once you've seen several episodes.

When the show started, I was puzzled about whether the show was "acted" or if it was all for real. I think it's obvious by now that Viva La Bam is indeed a scripted and acted show. Reactions often seem forced, and the more you watch the show, the easier it is to see all the seams.

All in all it's a pretty good show, but I can't get excited about it anymore. It's too repetitive, and has very little replay value. Hopefully Bam will move on the other things soon, because Viva La Bam is getting a bit stale.


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