More Jersey Shore Please
Tonight is the season finale of the Jersey Shore.
Most of you, like me, are guilty of watching season two religiously. According to MTV, 5.3 million people tuned in to the first episode.
That’s just crazy. But the show is good so it’s warranted.
Let’s make a claim though for the people that genuinely hate the show.
Many Italians have criticized the show because they say it depicts them negatively. They hate the way America has latched wholeheartedly to the “Guido” lifestyle. This reality show is in fact a false reality of how ALL Italians behave.
I wonder though, could Jersey Shore be the equivalent of The Chappelle Show at its height?…
As minorities we were overly offended that other races laughed just a little bit too hard at the stereotypes Chapelle projected, because what was only a joke, actually confirmed the stereotypes for some people.
Dave Chapelle stopped doing the show for that exact reason, because of the impact it was having on the image and the perception of blacks to the white community.
So, this may be a stretch, but are Jersey Shore critics hanging on the same claim as The Chappelle Show critics?
I think the Jersey Shore is purely entertainment and just a group of people who are down-to-earth and fun to laugh at… but that’s probably the same thing The Chappelle Shows’ biggest fans had to say. Get my drift?
Are we in love with the hard partying G.T.L “Guidos” and “Guidettes” for all the wrong reasons?
Well if Jersey has done nothing else right then it has at least sent one positive message throughout season two…
Don’t drink and drive.
Every week we see the crew take on South Beach clubs by taking taxis to and from. Okay, so taking taxis doesn’t seem like the type of thing that would faze anyone and have an affect on viewers but it does. Imagine the message that would be sent if they actually pre-gamed and drove in their Escalade to the strip?
So they’ve done well. Kudos. Even if this is the only positive thing about Jersey Shore, then so be it. It’s way more important than some wild drunken behavior. We love it!
Season Three anyone?