We're just two days away from the what's shaping up to be the most important moment in Miami-set TV show history since the premiere of Miami Vice. Yes, the start of Season 2 of Jersey Shore. The LA Times visited the set in May and came back with "exclusive" behind-the-scenes footage. It's not exactly as riveting as the show itself, but it involves vodka smoothies, abs, tattoos, and a producer critiquing a sushi restaurant that I actually rather enjoyed.
The first video, shot in May, begins in the production truck, where they're talking about JWoww and Snooki filming at Planet Sushi. (Oddly enough, back in May, a friend and I walked into Planet Sushi when Snooki and JWoww were filming.) One of the producers loudly proclaims, "That place is like the Denny's of sushi, I swear to God. They have, like, pictures... It's not for me. I can't deal with pictures on the menu. Not for sushi."
I mean, I happened to really like Planet Sushi, but then again, I really like Denny's. Maybe that's a matter for Short Order.
Then we see Snooki and JWoww "working out" at Xtreme Gym, followed by Ronnie getting a tattoo at Miami Tattoo Inc., and finally Snooki making a smoothie made entirely of bananas and vodka.
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In the second video, we see some of the boys visiting an Italian deli, the producers making fun of the cast for arguing about money, and Snooki partying at Tantra.