For reasons we simply can’t fathom, the stunt known as “Human Barbecue” was omitted when MTV began to release seasons of “Jackass” on home video. It’s not like Knoxville actually lit himself on fire — that would be insane. No, instead, he has friend of “Jackass” Pat Roach build a human-sized barbecue pit using cinderblocks and charcoal (“I’ve never really done anything like this, but I think it’ll turn out okay,” Roach deadpans). Then, Roach and a few buddies blow up a kiddie pool and fill it with marinade. After dumping in several packages of steaks, Knoxville strips down and climbs in, making sure to … er, commune with the steaks in ways we won’t describe here.
After the steaks are transferred to a wheelbarrow, Knoxville dons what he hopes is a “flame-retardant jumpsuit.” His buddies then proceed to hang the steaks all over him like ornaments on the world’s most disgusting Christmas tree, after which Knoxville — moving a bit slowly due to all the weight, a smidgen of reluctance, and the fact that he is on crutches — lays gingerly down on a grate over the merrily crackling fire pit. There he stays, flipping over once with some help from his “friends,” until the steaks are thoroughly cooked, and he himself is presumably a nice medium-rare. Incredibly, he avoids roasting himself alive, and the bit ends exactly how you would expect: with everybody chowing down on the steaks.