Alas, Karma is closed and the Bamboo has been demolished.
But that doesn’t mean the beats have to stop. The cast of “Jersey Shore” relived their Seaside Heights dance floor glory days on the Thursday, March 10, episode of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation.” They visited a “Mansion Yacht” in the Florida Keys, where they’re staying, on the episode.
It all started with a deejay and cast member Vinny Guadagnino hitting the bar.
“Unfortunately, I’m a good time when I drink,” Vinny said. “I hate it because it’s the only time I get that much attention.”
He did the worm. Deena Cortese stepped up next.
“I feel like I’m back in 2012,” Deena said. “I had to do the Jersey Turnpike.”
A producer off camera asked Deena what exactly is the Jersey Turnpike?
“Oh, it’s when I put my hands on the floor and shake my butt,” Deena said.
That’s when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who’s been unusually reserved this season so far, took over.
“Out of left field you have Nicole, ‘OK, you want this? OK, let me show you how it’s done.’ Just ripping, that kid.”
Nicole threw in some cartwheels for good measure.
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“I thought I had the best worm ever, but Nicole, like a true competitor, can apparently do the reverse worm,” Vinny said. “I got to set my game up.”
The “Jersey Shore” crew lit up Karma and the Bamboo Bar a decade ago. A brawl involving Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Roger Mathews (Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s ex) and other clubgoers in June 2012 was called “the biggest fight in “Jersey Shore” history” by MTV at the time.
Jenni relieved herself behind a closed bar upstairs at Karma during a January 2011 episode, and Deena was kicked out of the club in the same episode for flashing customers.
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The owner of the clubs, Saddy Family LLC, sold them in a 2020 bankruptcy liquidation auction. The Bamboo was demolished to make way for The Lofts at Bamboo housing and retail.
Yet, for the “Jersey Shore” cast, the fire on the dance floor still burns.
“You can take this crew out of Jersey, but you can’t take the Jersey out of this crew,” said Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
“Jersey Shore Family Vacation” airs 8 pm Thursdays on MTV. There are two episodes to go in the current season.
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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; email@example.com.