Allahpundit loves the MTV show The Jersey Shore
But he won’t admit it!
If you haven’t seen it, it’s the story of eight Italian-Americans (Or, “guidos”) sharing a house at the Jersey Shore. Well, seven for now, as one of the girls left the show during the second episode when her married boyfriend found out she had been misbehaving at the shore (yes, you read that right). The guidos and guidettes get drunk, make out, make fools of themselves, say dumb but memorable things, and sometimes a 4 ft girl named Snookie gets punched in the face by a non-cast member in a bar (best part about it was MTV showing the clip over and over in previews of the show but then blacking out the actual act when they aired the episode. Because, you know, showing extreme violence against women is wrong…the 100th time you show it.).
Anyway, is the show art? No, it’s abject stupidity. And it’s awesome. IC explained its appeal best: the characters are so outrageous, yet completely believable. I’ve met one of each of them during my life. I know like 5 Snookies.
Allahpundit has been calling it the end of civilization as we know it, and saying that he weeps for mankind, but then he posts this great video of Jay Leno asking three of the cast members trivia questions and you can just feel the love. I’m actually surprised they answered as many right as they did. Pretty funny, check it out.
Posted by Karol at 06:11 PM
I think “Jersey Shore” is based on a show called “On the Potomac,” which documents a slick couple living in a big house in Washington DC.
Like the people in “Jersey Shore,” the couple in “On the Potomac” don’t know very much, yet they strut like they’re the King and Queen of Chicago (their hometown).
The man is reportedly in love with the sound of his own voice, and the woman even has 24 assistants.
This Washington couple don’t merely “act” like they’re in “The Sopranos,” rather, they really do have friends in real life who’ve set off bombs, and they have friends ‘from the old days’ who’ve actually channelled money to jihadist groups.
In fact, according to the Drudge Report, a Congressman reported the other day that he stated a position on a political issue that the main character of “On the Potomac” didn’t like, so the main character reportedly told him, “Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.”
i agree with allah. this takes crap tv to a new level.
PN, I really don’t see how it’s any different than Real World or Bachelor/Bachelorette or “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here” in terms of crap tv and I find it waaaaaay more entertaining than any of those.
The only reality show I found even remotely entertaining was The Surreal Life. Then again, I suppose any show that puts Cory Feldman, Ron Jeremy, and Gary Coleman together in a confined space is bound to be at least mildly entertaining.
how is entertaining to watch idiots we had to grow up with?
I, too, was surprised by how likable they were on Leno. Made me mildly interested in the show.