'Jersey Shore': Alligators, frogs and... grenades?
October 22nd, 2010
02:45 PM ET

'Jersey Shore': Alligators, frogs and... grenades?

Despite a few funny one-liners, the second season finale of “Jersey Shore” didn’t quite live up to its potential.

But - as per usual - we’ll start from the beginning…

The gang’s trip to the Everglades was mildly entertaining, though it would have been more so had one of the cast members been eaten by an alligator - or at least one of the giant bugs, which are “about the size of Snooki,” according to The Situation. And then there was Pauly D’s brilliant assessment of the airboat’s propeller: “That would work better than my hairdryer.”

After cruising the swampland, the crew stopped by a local diner to sample some of the Everglades famous cuisine: Alligator and frog legs. Mike, the trooper he is, dug in while everyone else stared in disgust. Of course, he paid for it on the ride home.

That night, Vinny and Pauly made plans to take their respective flings out one last time before heading back to the Northeast. True to form, Vinny’s girl Ramona was running late, but she eventually made an appearance. At dinner, when Vin asks her if she’s ever been in a long distance relationship, she answers “no” faster than The Situation ushers girls out of bed in the morning (or that night, in some cases).

Pauly’s girl Rocio seems to be a bit more interested in him, although it’s probably just his perfectly sculpted blowout. But despite saying he’d like to have a girlfriend, Pauly says goodbye to Rocio at the front door and heads in to prepare for a crazy night at the club.

Sam and Ron went for a romantic dinner, too. Well, it was romantic before “Mr. Hyde [came] out to play,” Ronnie says. Long story short: They fight and then they make up. Where have we heard that before?

At the club, Vinny was faced with a dilemma every man dreads: Two women practically begged to have a threesome with him. While Vin notes the women are attractive enough, he’s not interested. Luckily, Sitch was there to take one - er, two - for the team. “Sometimes if you mix two grenades you might get one good looking girl.”

The next day, the roommates’ pent-up tension exploded all over the hot tub, thanks to The Situation and JWoww’s need to “stir the pot.” First, Sitch called Vinny a follower, but Ronnie explained that the Sitch is just jealous because Vinny “pulled the robbery” on his best friend Pauly. Then JWoww and Pauly went at it over who called who fake.

And despite the fact that Pauly D is terrifying when he’s angry, he wins the award for most likeable cast member of the season. (Sorry, Snooki. You’ve been replaced.) Between Pauly’s musical renditions of “t-shirt time,” “cabs are here” and his “oh yeah” one-liners, it wasn’t even a competition. Your thoughts?

As everyone sits outside, reminiscing and saying their goodbyes, a crow pops up overhead. After mentioning the fact that the crow was quacking at them – yes, quacking – Snooki wonders who’s going to die. “It’s not gonna be me,” she says.

Annnnd scene.

What did you think of the second season of “Jersey Shore?” Did it live up to season one? Will you tune in for season three? What about the cast’s reunion next Thursday on MTV?

Oh, and by the way: It looks like Canada gives Snooki and the gang five out of five fist pumps.

With viewership up 317 percent over the first season, “Jersey Shore” has become MTV Canada’s most watched primetime series, according to BBM Canada and Reuters.

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  1. Superhiro

    Second season was kinda a let down. Also, it's perfectly valid to hate on Sammi. She's dumb. Yea Ronnie did all that stuff to her, but she just sat there and took it, even after she found out about him. That said, Ronnie and Sammi are probably my least favorite characters on that show. They take up too much camera time and they do the same thing EVERY EPISODE.

    October 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Elizabetta

    I dont hate Sammi.. rachael you are a hater. Did you see what Ronnie did to her. I would be a cvrybaby and uptight bitach too. He humiliated her in front of all of americaa!

    October 25, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. rachel

    I hateeeee sammmmiii. she is such a cry baby......!! I can understand why ron doesnt want to be with herrrr

    October 25, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. heather h.

    I think sitch is funny but sometimes takes it too far. He abused Angelina, even though she deserved most of the abuse. Pauly D. is a cutie and nice but can be a jerk when they are together. And Ronnie is an animal! I ,<3 vinny

    October 25, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Becca

    I agreee vitooo!!! There was somethin up on dwts and it wasnt his scores!! And you would think he would atleast shake his hips after all the clubbing he doesss!!! And also he takes disrespecting women to a whole new level.. kicking girls out of the house bc they arent dtf... who does he think he issssssss ughh...

    October 25, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. mhmmm

    oh yeah!! pauly d is the s%^& hes prob the funniest sweetheart in the house but deff doesnt take crap from anyone..yup my kind of man yeah!!

    October 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. vito Armenio

    I can see how situation can be viewed as a jerk, but let's face it he talks one way on jersey shore and then when he is in his tutu on dancing with the stars he talks like a mo. Will the real mike stand up.. I think he is bi.

    October 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ash

    The situation became a real jerk this season.. more than ever. I seriously cant stand to look at him.. i love the show but he is so rude and starts so much drama.

    October 23, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. D

    I would like the situation and Pauly D. for a night...purrrr

    October 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • larry

      D the only problem is the word on the street is situation digs dude in real life......

      October 22, 2010 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. samsucks

    she does look like crap now.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • gia

      sam is annoying i hope she does not re-turn for another season>sams voice< this is so embarassing....with her cry baby ass..lol

      October 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Buffy

    Does anyone else notice that Sammi looks about 20 years older than she did when she got to the house?

    October 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pauly D

    oh yeah, wake up, yeah!

    October 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hi


    October 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. portalpunk

    And hungry for some Sitch man meat.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. portalpunk

    JWOW is hot, she sure makes me ................FIRSTY!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |

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