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MTV’s ‘Guido’-Filled Promo for ‘Jersey Shore’

Network’s upcoming reality show to exploit cliché.

For those who thought “The Sopranos” was offensive in its clichéd depiction of the state of New Jersey, check this out.

Behold, a promo for MTV’s newest reality show, “Jersey Shore” — which appears to be more “Real World” than, say, “The Hills,” but no less absurd.

When I first saw the clip, I must admit, I thought it was a joke. Granted, as someone who spent the bulk of his childhood summers on the Jersey Shore, the idea of MTV doing a nuanced portrayal of the Long Beach Island surfing community never occurred to me.

It apparently never occurred to MTV, either.

But “guidos”? Seriously?