Watch: Jersey Shore Meets Oscar Wilde

"Presented by 'The Importance of Being Earnest' on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company. What if 'The Importance of Being Earnest' decided to examine life through a different lens, that of the homespun wisdom of "Jersey Shore"? 'Earnest' stars Santino Fontana and David Furr ruminate on land mines, grenades, hyenas and all other aspects of romance and interpersonal relationships in a way that both Snooki and Oscar Wilde would appreciate."

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Comments

  1. Brenda Kwang says

    But the only things that are even remotely “Oscar Wilde” about this are the accents and the clothes. Wilde’s wit and phrasing are light years ahead of any of the dialogue from Jersey Shore. With respect to the creators of these fun videos, let’s not compare Oscar Wilde’s incredible satirical brilliance to anything like Jersey Shore! It’s better to call this “An Edwardian English Take on Jersey Shore.”

    Brenda don’t play.

    Brenda be picky!

  2. Alaina says

    Brenda, the project itself is what’s Wildean. The dialogue is incidental to the satire.

  3. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    God help me, I just keep watching over and over….

    I love their little twitches, tics and glances-aside. And the delivery, priceless. More please….

  4. Marc says

    @Brenda – I think that the humour of these videos derives precisely from the disparity between the material and the delivery.

    Also, while we’re being picky, Wilde is a late Victorian figure rather than an Edwardian one!