August 05, 2011 3:28pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
'Jersey Shore' Tribute: Jimmy Fallon Spoofs DJ Pauly D, Snooki (Video)
8.8 Million fans couldn't wait for the premiere of Jersey Shore on Thursday night. Among them was NBC’s Late Night host Jimmy Fallon.
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Fallon dedicated his own Aug. 4 show to the infamous guidos and guidettes, who jetted off to Florence, Italy for the fourth season of their MTV reality show. Between fist pumping, graphic tee’s and wigs styled in Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio’s signature coifs, Fallon included a product promotion for the newest addition to the Jersey Shore franchise.
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Fallon, dressed as Pauly D, shills “Jersey Shore Water” in a gag-inducing spoof.
“A lot of bottled water comes from lakes or streams. That’s disgusting,” he says in the spot. “That’s why Jersey Shore water is bottled straight from the only source I trust. The Jersey Shore hot tub.”
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Among the bottled ingredients: H2O, Axe body spray, Vodka, Spray on tan and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino’s “special sauce.”
Jersey Shore aired on Thursday to its most-watched premiere to date. With 8.8 million total viewers, the episode fell just short of the series’ January 2011 season best of 8.9 million.