All the footage left on the Jackass 3-D cutting room floor--such as the promising scene of a guy firing darts into another guy's waiting face using only the power of farts--will soon be available for you to pay to watch online. Paramount has announced plans to digitally release a semi-sequel to the $150 million-grossing Jackass 3-D as Jackass 3.5 starting in March--first in weekly installments, then as a feature-length film, and then likely as a DVD, for those still scared by The Net.
In the official press release, frontman Johnny Knoxville added that the crew shot some new footage just for 3.5 in Europe; Paramount Digital Entertainment president Thomas Lesinski, meanwhile, decided it would be a good idea to use the same release to mention that while he isn't quite ready to argue the Jackass guys invented The Internet, he will say they were totally making viral videos before you even heard of them:
"I don’t want to say that the Jackass guys invented the Internet, but they were doing viral videos before most people had even heard the term. That distinguished heritage makes Jackass the perfect franchise for digital."
Fair enough, Lesinski. Maybe I didn't know the term for viral videos back then. But I did know that dancing baby was a riot, and isn't that enough?