The cast members of MTV's hit series "Jersey Shore" have slowly been creeping out of their Thursdays at 10 p.m. bubble and into the outer reaches of the pop culture universe (with the Situation having recently wrapped his run on "Dancing With the Stars" and JWoww appearing on "TNA Impact!" this week, it has been a particularly busy few days). Considering their brush with instant stardom, it was only a matter of time before the parodies started rolling in ("Saturday Night Live" drew first blood last season when cast member Bobby Moynihan appeared as Snooki — "Call me Garfield, because I'm orange and I love lasagna"), and on Wednesday night (October 13), the crew at "South Park" sunk their fangs deep into the show. While not quite as savage as their takedowns of Paris Hilton or Tom Cruise, last night's episode of "South Park" (titled "It's a Jersey Thing") pulled few punches.
The plot posited that New Jersey (and its inhabitants, including send-ups of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey") was slowly expanding and taking over a greater portion of the United States. With their zombie-like siege on the small town of South Park, Colorado, steadily coming, it's up to the inhabitants of said town (specifically Randy Marsh, in this instance) to fight back against the tanned, sleeveless hordes. Snooki especially took it on the chin, as she was depicted as a lumpy, Jabba-like monster capable only of communicating in wailing half-phrases ("Snooki want smoosh-smoosh!"). Kyle also had trouble suppressing his inner Jersey-ite (complete with a "Teen Wolf"-esque transformation sequence) and the kids explored the soon-to-be-ubiquitous term "muff cabbage."
By the time the episode ended (with none other than Osama Bin Laden saving the day), everything was restored back to normal (though the people of the town still couldn't get over why the "Jersey Shore" crew was so famous).
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