August 5th, 2011
11:04 AM ET
Update, 3:37 p.m.: "Shore's" season 4 premiere reeled in 8.8 million viewers, making it MTV's most-watched season premiere to date, according to the network. The reality show's season 3 premiere set the same record when it debuted in January, drawing in 8.45 million viewers.
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Last night we watched as the “Jersey Shore” cast packed up their valuables – hairdryers, stuffed crocodiles, etc. – and headed across the pond.
Snooki was pretty excited to go to Italy, which she initially referred to as “that big country” before correcting herself: “Oh no, Europe is that big country.”
The cynical part of me wants desperately to believe that Snooki is playing a role. But the other cynical part of me thinks she’s just ingested too much bronzer and hairspray.
The Situation, whose one-liners have significantly decreased in hilarity since season 2, warns, “Lock up your daughters. Handcuff your wives. The Situation is taking over the Italian nation.” (Dear Sitch, please don't try to one-up Antoine Dodson.)
Perhaps the most important thing we learned in episode 1 was the relationship statuses of the gang: It appears Single Ronnie is back. As is Single Sammi, who we got a taste of last season when Arvin came into the picture. JWoww, who is still dating Roger, and Snooki, who had been seeing the infamous Jionni for about six months at the time this was filmed, are the only two cast members in relationships.
But, if The Situation has anything do with it, that won’t be the case for long. He’s determined to breakup Snooki and her man. Do you believe he and Snooks smushed? Or is Sitch just looking to stir the … Limoncello?
Here are some other things we learned during “Shore’s” first international episode:
What did you think of last night’s episode?
P.S.: Deena and Pauly D made out. It was gross.
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