Posted by Michael Waltzer on April 27, 2011 04:00 PM
With the third season of MTV's Jersey Shore now wrapped, and the fourth season in Italy not quite in sight, parodies of the show that made stars of Snooki, The Situation and JWoww and added "GTL" to the lexicon, have begun to arise.
One recent parody burning up YouTube aired last week on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show on ABC. It stars Martin Short, Martin Short, Martin Short, and Martin Short, as the comic actor spoofs each cast member in turn. The video, a mock “red band trailer,” is (of course) called Jersey Short.
This isn’t the first video to spoof the show, or even the first to appear on Jimmy Kimmel. And to add to the fun, MTV is now parodying the series with its own knock-off.
Here's another Kimmel video from last year, with over 5 million views, which spoofs the Twilight series with the Jersey Shore cast:
Another creative parody making the rounds right now is a five-part series of Jersey Shore Gone Wilde videos.
Created by Playbill, the house magazine of Broadway, they feature actors from The Importance of Being Earnest at New York's Roundabout Theatre Company, acting out scenes from the series in the style of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. Watch the rest of this "Playbill Presents" series on Playbill's website.
The greatest Jersey Shore parody of them all, however, comes from MTV itself. Check out this promo featuring the cast of the Newcastle-based Geordie Shore series, coming to MTV UK on May 24th: