Jersey Shore

Season 1 Episode 4

Fade to Black

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 17, 2009 on MTV - Music Television



  • Trivia

    • Although previews had shown Snooki being punched, the show aired with the exclusion of the actual punch. Instead, the screen went black when she was hit, hence the episode's title, "Fade to Black." The episode ended with a message against violence towards women.

  • Quotes

    • Snooki: It wasn't, like, sexual, it's f--king house music.

    • Snooki: He's a really good guy. That's the kind of guy I need in my life. I think his name is Ron. (his name was Russ)

    • Pauly D: When I go into the club I have a game plan, I don't wanna waste my time and take home a girl that just wants to hang out, I just wanna get to the business…so. You light it up and then you move on and at the end of the night, you see who you end up with.

    • Sammi: (about Snooki) This little shrimp thing is like bopping all around, on the circle and like doing her thing, doing backwards flips with her thong hanging out; her whole crotch is in the air.

    • Jenni "J-WOWW": Snickers came out of the woodwork, which is hysterical – it was the best thing I ever saw in my life.

    • Snooki: The friggin' duck phone.

    • Ronnie: Mike would bang a Gatorade bottle if it had a pulse at this point. Seriously, he would.

    • Sammi: Yes, I had sex, like hello, you're gonna have sex if you're into somebody. It's natural.

    • Mike "The Situation": I'm like "chill out, Freckles McGee."

  • Notes

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "How Can I Stab Myself In The Ears" by Hawthorne Heights
      "Motionless" by Glycerin
      "Will Not Let You Down" by Mink
      "Mend Me" by Echo Revolution
      "Big Shot" by Atlantic Connection
      "Hot Chicks" by The DNC
      "Head Turns" by Another Cynthia
      "Electrocute" by Oh Darling
      "Arms Length" by Lee Hester
      "Blind Spot" by Glycerin
      "Light Sleeper" by Hawthorne Heights
      "This Is Who We Are" by Hawthorne Heights
      "Shameful" by Atreyu

  • Allusions