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Top 5 Most Dramatic Moments in 'Jersey Shore' History

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By Robin Zabiegalski

The second half of Season 3 of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation drops on Thursday, February 27th. There's a lot happening this season, including some of the biggest drama the show has ever seen. If reports are to be believed, some of the cast members still aren't speaking.

Considering all the drama Jersey Shore has served up in the past, there's got to be some serious stuff going down. To prepare for all this drama and get hyped for the new season, we're reviewing the most dramatic moments from the original seasons of Jersey Shore.

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The Ronnie and Situation Fight

Mike Sorrentino and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
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After years of meddling in Ronnie and Sam's relationship, The Situation finally got what was coming to him in Italy. When Sam told Ronnie about Mike's claim that Ronnie had planned to bring a bunch of girls home, Ronnie absolutely lost it.

He literally ripped off his shirt, found Situation on the couch and lifted up the couch. Of course, Mike denied saying anything, and Ronnie lost it even more, which prompted Mike to have an absolute meltdown.

Ronnie tackled him onto a bed, and they wrestled for a while. The girls all stood around doing a lot of crying, and nothing helpful. When the guys got back to their feet, for no explicable reason, Mike slammed his own head into the wall. Maybe to prove how tough he was?

Mike got taken out on a stretcher and spent the next few episodes mopey AF wearing a neck brace.

Jionni Leaves Italy

Jionni LaValle and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
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Italy was a wild time for everyone. When the housemates left for Italy, Jionni and Snooki had been together for almost a year. And Jionni was not all that excited about Snooki being an entire ocean away, especially with her wild tendencies. There were several phone arguments throughout the season about Snooki's wild behavior at the club and in the house.

It all came to a head when Jionni flew to Italy to visit. While out at the club, Snooki accidentally showed everyone her underwear because of her barely-there dress. Jionni was really upset, but Snooki didn't understand why. They fought, and Jionni stormed off. Snooki and JWoww spent most of the night trying to find him.

In the morning, he left Italy and the couple broke up. Snooki retaliated by sleeping with Vinny, causing even more drama between her and Jionni and with the housemates.

JWoww's Breakup

Jenni "JWoww" Farley on NBC
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Jenni "JWoww" Farley was one of the only people on Jersey Shore who managed to maintain a longterm relationship without much drama. She and Roger Matthews started dating in Season 3 of the original show and they stayed together until 2019.

But before there was Roger, there was Tom. If you don't remember Tom, we don't blame you. He was only around for a couple of seasons, but their breakup was dramatic.

After they broke up over the phone, JWoww was worried about her dogs. She and Snooki hopped in a car to drive back to the house she'd shared with Tom. When they got there, they found that her dogs had been abandoned in a 100+ degree house for two days. Her house was trashed and she found out that Tom had drained all of her bank accounts.

She later sued him for damages.

The Ronnie and Sammi Fight Where Things Got Physical

Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola and Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
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Ronnie and Sammi's relationship is responsible for the majority of the drama on Jersey Shore. Whether it's the housemates ratting out Ronnie, or Ronnie or Sam getting too friendly at the club, or Ronnie and Sammi fighting with each other, there was always Ronnie and Sammi drama.

One of the worst moments of the Sammi and Ronnie drama went down in Season 3. Ronnie and Sammi were fighting again about what Ronnie did in Miami (kiss a bunch of girls while drunk), what Sammi did in Atlantic City (gave her number to some guy) and things got really out of control.

Ronnie said a bunch of abusive things to Sammi, Sammi screamed back, Ronnie started trashing her things. He tried to pull her bed out of the room with her on it. And it just got uglier from there. Ronnie was emotionally and physically abusive, Sammi was a screaming mess, and they broke up, yet again.

The Note

Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
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It's impossible to talk about Jersey Shore without talking about The Note. Even people who've never seen the show know about The Note. Why? Because The Note is the most dramatic moment in Jersey Shore history.

In Season 2 when the crew headed to Miami, there was a lot of speculation that Ronnie wouldn't be able to stay faithful to Sammi. And it didn't take long for him to live up to that expectation. While drunk at the club, he had the infamous three-way kiss.

All the roommates who were out that night swore to keep quiet, but we all know how that goes. When JWoww and Snooki found out about Ronnie's behavior, they knew they needed to tell Sammi, but they were too scared to do it themselves. So, they wrote an anonymous note and left it for Sammi to find.

When she did find it, she definitely was pissed at Ron, but for some reason, she was even more pissed at whoever wrote the note for not telling her face to face. This led to the infamous "who wrote the note" fight, which ended with JWoww and Sammi coming to blows.

The Note continued to cause drama between JWoww, Sammi, Angelina, Snooki, Ron, and the Situation for pretty much the rest of the season.

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