In one of the more unexpected mixes of Celebrity and Cartoons, Former Jackass star Johnny Knoxville has recently recorded voice tracks for a guest spot on Nickelodeon’s popular animated series Spongebob. The episode, entitled “Extreme Sports,” has Knoxville playing a character named Johnny Krill, who is the leader of an extreme sports team called the Drasticals, and a champion of undersea Extreme Sports.
“I got a lot of street cred in the office for doing SpongeBob. Everyone is psyched,” said Knoxville. “As soon as I was done recording this episode, I started begging them to let me come back and record another one.”
The episode was custom-written specifically for Knoxville, according to Spongebob Squarepants exec producer Paul Tibbit. The network originally planned to do a show about extreme sports, and the first thing that came to their minds is to cast Johnny Knoxville, apparently the poster boy for Extreme Sports and maybe just extreme activity in general.