‘Jersey Shore’: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s Most Talked About Moments

When most Jersey Shore fans think of Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, their minds instantly go to his relationship with Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola. Regardless, these are some of Ortiz-Magro’s most famous moments from Jersey Shore that fans still talk about to this day.

'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro poses with peace sign fingers
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro | Ethan Miller/Getty Images for LAX Nightclub

Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola’s ‘Fred Flintstone toe’

One of Ortiz-Magro’s most talked-about Jersey Shore moments also happens to apply to Sammi “Sweetheart.” In the famous Jersey Shore scene, Giancola calls Ortiz-Magro a “stumpy bastard.” Of course, he comes back with his own jab, telling Giancola she has a “Fred Flintstone toe.” 

“That’s not a joke to me, that’s personal issues,” Giancola says. Realizing how upset she is at his remark, Ortiz-Magro offers to “suck [her] big toe.” 

Ronnie’s ‘Come at me bro!’ fight on the boardwalk

In Jersey Shore Season 1, Episode 6, Ortiz-Magro and Giancola are walking home from the bar when someone starts harassing them on the boardwalk. “I knew that the guy wanted a fight and Sammi was just antagonizing it,” Ortiz-Magro tells cameras. 

After pushing Giancola and telling her to stop antagonizing, the heckler says: “Come at me.” That’s when Ortiz-Magro delivers his infamous line and starts throwing punches. Shortly after, security intervenes before the cops arrive.

Today, this scene lives rent-free in many fans’ heads. Plus, the quote is plastered on Jersey Shore memorabilia of all kinds. 

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s butt doctor visit on ‘Jersey Shore’

In season 3, Ortiz-Magro has some unexplainable bleeding from his rear end. “Why is Ronnie bleeding from his a**? I have no idea,” Giancola tells cameras before accompanying him to the doctor. 

In true Jersey Shore fashion, the show cuts from Ortiz-Magro’s rectal exam to Giancola smiling in the waiting room. “The way it goes from his uncomfortable face to Sammi smiling in the waiting room is just perfect editing,” says a fan on Reddit. Later, Ortiz-Magro tells cameras: “The doctor said I messed up my a****** … I pretty much need to control my drinking.” 

Ronnie breaks his only rule on ‘Jersey Shore’ 

Ortiz-Magro’s casting tape is unforgettable for one line: “Never fall in love at the Jersey shore.” But within moments of meeting Giancola, Ortiz-Magro was falling hard and fast.


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Initially, he had some competition. Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino initially expresses interest in Giancola during the first few episodes of Jersey Shore. While thier romance was short-lived, it caused a bit of turmoil in the house. Ultimately, Giancola ended up with Ortiz-Magro for a majority of the original series’ run.

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola’s relationship 

You can’t talk about Ortiz-Magro or Giancola without mentioning their on-again-off-again relationship. While it was toxic, the couple drove the narrative in Jersey Shore Season 2. 

According to the former producer who worked on seasons 1 and 2, both parties were at fault in the relationship. I also do not want to discredit anything Ronnie did to Sam during the series,” they explained in the Reddit thread. “But I can say, even before Miami, that Sam would express toxic behavior — making fun of him all the time, and rudely too.” While unfortunate, Ortiz-Magro and Giancola’s relationship will go down in Jersey Shore history.