Snooki gets punched. Snooki gets arrested. Snooki gets lost. A look back at the MTV hit’s craziest shenanigans.
Pour out a shot of J"ager for the grenades who are no more. Throw up one last fist-pump in memory of those nights at Karma, because all guido things must come to end. MTV announced Thursday that is canceling its hit reality series Jersey Shore. Its stars are growing up-as much as one can ever expect them to-and ratings are down. The show's upcoming sixth season, premiering Oct. 4, will be its last.
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When the series introduced viewers to GTL enthusiasts (that's Gym, Tan, Laundry) Snooki, J-Woww, the Situation, Pauly D, Sami Sweetheart, Ronnie, and Deena, the look at a group of twentysomethings' boozy nights during a summer in Seaside Heights, N.J., polarized its audience. Italian Americans blasted the show for the cast's unflattering embodiment of ethnic stereotypes, but the series quickly grew to become the most popular program in MTV history. By its third season, almost 9 million viewerswere tuning in to see the tanned crew's ridiculous shenanigans.
In honor of the show's final season, we've rounded up those wild times-a retrospective of Jersey Shore's raging fights, drunken tomfoolery, and crazy moments.
The Punch Heard Around the World
As its popularity skyrocketed in Season One, Jersey Shore began making major headlines. But no incident received as much attention as the moment Snooki got punched. The guidette was at a bar when a group of men started giving her unwanted attention. After Snooki lashed out at him to leave her alone, the man-later revealed to be a New York schoolteacher-sucker-punched her in the face with so much force she was thrown to the ground.
A Tricky Situation
The Situation was not only the crew's master of hookups, but also, surprisingly, wordplay. The high point of the two came in Season Two when the boys invited two girls back to their apartment as backups in case no better options surfaced at the club. When they did, the guys suddenly had two sets of girls at the house to juggle, and neither pair knew about the other. As Sitch finagled his way through the scenario, his narration was loathsome, derogatory... and brilliant. "In this type of situation, you have to separate the two sets of girls, and then you have to separate the hippopotamus from her good-looking friend," he explains. "I will extract the hot one, and leave the grenade to blow up in Ronnie's room by herself."