MTV airs the final episode 'Jersey Shore'

The show was shot long before Superstorm Sandy devastated Seaside Heights, N.J., shattering the boardwalk and leaving the roller coaster in the Atlantic Ocean.
BY JACQUELINE CUTLER Published: December 19, 2012

Vinny Guadagnino: It was fun. It was crazy living with the same people 24 hours a day for two months straight. There was no escape, no TV, no cellphone, no radio, no music, no sounds. All you could do is talk to each other for two months straight. In a way that sucks but in another way it is a cool life experience where you have to go back to the stone age and find things to do to keep busy.

Q: What are the biggest misconceptions people have about all of you?

Vinny: That I am not educated, that I can't speak on anything else that requires a brain, like the only thing I can speak on is “Jersey Shore”-related, and that is my whole world and nothing else — no politics, philosophy and education. I am actually better at that stuff.

Jennifer “JWOWW” Farley: In general, that we are all very uneducated, very narcissistic and only believe in looking good and being fit, and (are) shallow human beings. And really I feel like we are all normal 20-year-olds and 30-year-olds and took an amazing opportunity anyone would. Though it was for the summer and in the public eye, people say, ‘You shouldn't be taking off the summer and having a good time.' ‘You must not care about work or college.' Four of us went back to college when it started.