New South Park episode ‘It’s a Jersey Thing’ will air on Wednesday, October 13 at 10PM ET on Comedy Central, and it seems like a sure thing, as the creators take on the orange punching bags full of cash from the ‘Jersey Shore’. So should we be as worried as the residents of South Park about a ‘Jersey Shore’ takeover? If what’s airing on TV lately has anything to say about it, including JWoww starring on ‘TNA iMPACT!’, it looks like there might be a little truth to ‘It’s a Jersey Thing’.
In a clip from the ‘It’s a Jersey Thing’ episode, Randy Marsh is telling the residents of South Park that the entire Eastern side of the U.S. has been taken over by the Jersey Shore (including the Gulf of Jersey-Mexico). Of course the town of South Park is about to be taken over by the orange, self-absorbed monsters, but they aren’t planning on going down without a fight. So how will they stop the Jersey Shore takeover? Perhaps they could destroy all hair gel, tanning beds, gyms, Laundromats, and Ed Hardy outlets within a 500 mile radius. Problem solved; brain cells saved.
Anyway, while I’m hoping the ‘It’s a Jersey Thing’ joke comes off better than last week’s too-obvious NASCAR/Vagisil disaster, the nuclear orange ones aren’t just donning our favorite Halloween color and terrifying us on South Park; they’re taking over more TV shows. Of course you’ve already got shows like ‘Jerseylicious’ and ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ as further evidence that the ‘Jersey Shore’ culture is spreading, but ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fans will be forced to see The Situation dance like a radioactive robot once more this week (all that fist pumping and he can’t move his upper body?), while, according to TMZ, JWoww is going to score some much-needed extra cash by possibly picking a fight on ‘TNA iMPACT!’ with Jersey Shore look-alike wrestlers Robbie E. and Cookie (hmm…rhymes with Snooki; shame they didn’t pull a double team match-up here or manage to get Angelina in the ring).
So the South Park episode is right; we should be very afraid. The orange zombies that eat brains in a different way (by making them shrivel up and die) are now trying to learn how to fight, and I’m expecting to see a sea of these Jerseyites on the street by Halloween night.