A LOOK BACK (2011): Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi talk about MTV’s Jersey Shore during an interview in the ‘Smoosh’ room.
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You’ve heard of the Sammi doll?
Now get ready for the Snooki doll. A doll representation of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will be featured on an upcoming episode of the current season of “Jersey Shore Family Vacation,” said Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.
The real Snooki announced that she was leaving the series last year.
“We can tease that there is (a Snooki doll),” said Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino on the Friday, Nov. 20 episode of “It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey” podcast. “It is pretty funny and hilarious but we want the real Snooki back.”
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
A life-sized Sammi doll was abused and thrown into a pool by Polizzi and Deena Cortese on the “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” Season 1 premiere in 2018. Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola had opted out of the “Jersey Shore” reboot.
A doll that, well, didn’t look a whole lot like Polizzi was shown in a season teaser.
Polizzi said she’s retiring from “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” because of the “serious” direction the show was going.
Sorrentino, who was a guest on the podcast Friday with wife Lauren Sorrentino, wants her to return.
“You are a legend, and I want to put it out there that all legends come out of retirement at least once,” Sorrentino said. “I will be hopeful but we did miss you unbelievably and we did keep your spirit alive.”
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Polizzi said she has no regrets.
“I miss everyone filming and even the crew but do I regret my decision?” Polizzi said. “Hell no.”
The cast, and family members, will travel to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada later in the current season to try to reconcile feelings frayed by the roomies’ speech at Angelina’s wedding at the end of Season 3.
Sorrentino said that Jenni “JWoww” Farley’s boyfriend, Zack “24” Carpinello, did not make the trip.
Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]
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