Jewish Journal


January 17, 2010

‘Jersey Shore’s’ Israeli stalker



I haven’t brought myself to watch “Jersey Shore,” the MTV reality show about white trash life in the beautiful Garden State, but, as a classmate told me during finals, the show can be great for making you feel like you’re not such a disaster.

That being said, what follows is based on the viewing habits of the VideoJew, who passed on this tidbit to me this weekend. It seems that this week an Israeli woman made an appearance on two episodes. She “talked about no sex before marriage, kosher food, Israel ... then she turns into a stalker.”

Sounds like some anti-religious hate? Maybe. But I looked into this a bit more and found this report from Mediaite:

The Israeli girl Danielle keeps showing up on the boardwalk. Upon her second impromptu appearance, she presents Pauly D with a custom shirt that says “I Love Jewish Girls” with an Italian flag. It’s a nice, albeit slightly creepy, gesture. “Hell no I’m not wearing that shirt,” says Pauly D. “At this point I’m starting to think ’she’s mad weird that chick.’”

She continues randomly appearing, and now it’s on full stalker status. Pauly D leaves the phone off the hook so Danielle doesn’t call. In the morning, he has to talk to her. “I just met the girl, she already stalks my whole life,” he says in a post-interview. But on the phone, after she flips out on him, he counters. “If you weren’t such a f—-ing stalker I would have called you when I got home,” he says, and hangs up on her. Of course, she appears later in the episode, and they go home together.

I’m not sure about this, but based on the boardwalk’s history as a mecca for pitchmen and based on the Jewish history of peddling and operating mall kiosks, I have to wonder if Danielle was just looking to boost her business or her brand. Is there any other reason people go on these shows?

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