As some of you might remember, MTV gave the greenlight to a Jersey Shore spin-off starring Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi and Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley, because let’s face it, if people have to hear about Ronnie and Sammi‘s won’t-they-or-won’t-they relationship one more time, someone’s going to end up planting a boot through Sammi’s weird Miss Piggy face. Anyway, it looks like The Snooki and JWoww Fun Times Donkey Hour (that’s my tentative title for the show. You like?) has hit a snag, as the mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey has refused to let them film in the city. TMZ reports:
The Mayor of Hoboken Dawn Zimmer just made the announcement on her website, claiming the Hoboken Film Commission unanimously voted to deny the permit to 495 Productions “based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents.”
According to the mayor — there’s a laundry list of problems with approving a 24-hour permit in Hoboken, the least of which is a local policy that prohibits ALL filming after 11pm in residential areas. The mayor claims filming the show would result in an “unacceptable lessening of the quality of life for the local residents and businesses” — causing traffic, creating large noisy crowds, and completely disrupting day-to-day life.
So basically, unless Snooki and JWoww can figure out some way of shooting everything so that they’re done before 11pm and don’t end up hosting a massive, noisy orgy, they can film in that city that named itself after the fireball from Street Fighter? Well good luck with that, because I’m pretty sure like 60% of the Jersey Shore business model is “get them drunk and hope they punch each other”. Followed by “shoot softcore porn with the cast” at 30% and “Mike constantly pissing everyone off” at 10%.