I'll say it: The Jersey Shore was an iconoclastic show. At its height, the reality show reached a unprecedented popularity for a television show of that style. It seemed that everyone, including my 70-year-old neighbor Loretta, knew who Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was. Now, eight years after the show, we look upon the erstwhile cast as if they're former high school classmates. We check in from time to time, we squeal when there's a baby announcement, and, when there's a reunion, we feel a little bit jealous.
While Snooki, perhaps the most well-known of the crew, shared a grainy pic of her own.