‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ Fans Go Bananas Over Epic Miami Smackdown: ‘When the Show Was Good’

Days after the news that Jersey Shore: Family Vacation would return for the second half of season 5 in January 2022, the show shared a vintage clip from season two, that filmed in Miami. Several castmates appeared to have plenty of personal issues to iron out. Fans went wild for an Instagram upload that featured an epic showdown between two cast members “when the show was good.”

The original Jersey Shore cast photographed in 2010.
The 2010 cast of “Jersey Shore” | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Which castmates were involved in the second season of ‘Jersey Shore’?

Season two of Jersey Shore featured the same core cast involved in season one. These cast members included Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, and Angelina Pivarnick.

Pivarnick had to leave season one after three episodes for refusing to work her shift at the Shore Store. She subsequently returned for season two, filmed in Miami.

By this time, the cast had formed a bond without her. Viewers had become used to the interactions of the group sans Pivarnick.

Therefore, Pivarnick’s reintroduction into the cast caused some difficulties between several group members.

Vinny Guadagnino and Angelina Pivarnick’s epic smackdown

In an Instagram post seen above, Guadagnino and Pivarnick spewed hateful words at one another while their fellow castmates looked on.

Fans of the series recalled this moment as one of the most epic fights of the series.

“You call yourself the Kim Kardashian of Staten Island. You’re the Rob Kardashian of Staten Island,” yelled Guadagnino at Pivarnick.

The fight continued with the two calling each other “shady” while their roommates looked on.

Fans said the original series was much better than today’s version

The Jersey Shore cast members are seen on April 8, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Jenni Farley, Nicole Polizzi, Sammi Giancola and Angelina Pivarnick | John Parra/WireImage

In the post’s comments section, fans reacted to the intense interaction between the castmates.

Many claimed that this was when the show was more entertaining than its current incarnation.

“Loved the drama back then and my mom asking “what on Earth are you watching?!” GTL baby!” penned one follower.

“I loved how Mike and Pauly were acting like they were at a tennis match,” claimed a second viewer. They commented on how DelVecchio and Sorrentino turned their heads back and forth between their roommates.

“When the show was good…,” claimed a third Instagram follower.

“Seasons 1-3 are unmatched. Classic. Iconic,” wrote a fourth fan.

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation returns to MTV beginning Thursday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. EST.

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