Jersey Shore may be coming to a close, but we are still reflecting on when it all began.
Jersey Shore Season 1 first aired on MTV on December 3, 2009. (The footage that was shot was filmed the previous summer.) The show was an instant hit, fist-pumping its way onto guilty pleasure lists from TV critics and winning over millions of viewers.
At the time, many people were wondering if Jersey Shore would be replaced with a new cast each season, a la Real World, but MTV kept its original guidos and guidettes and moved forward with five new seasons.
Want to relive Jersey Shore Season 1? You can watch all of the episodes online here.