Gym, Tanning, Octopus? Vinny’s Uncle Nino Gives a Tour Of Staten Island (VIDEO)
If you’ve ever wanted to see Staten Island through the eyes of an “original guido,” now you’ve got your chance. Vinny’s kooky Uncle Nino is featured in a new Show With Vinny special, in which he gives us a tour of his favorite haunts in the NYC borough, including a place where he kicks off his own guido routine — “Gym, Tanning, Octopus.” Why Octopus? Because he loves eating grilled octopus...
In the new MTV video, Nino said that when he first immigrated to Staten Island from Italy as a kid, he didn’t like it and wanted to go back, but now he loves it and has made it his own. You can watch him narrowly avoiding an oncoming collision with a bus, pointing out the scene of a past love affair, eating, drinking, and tanning, of course!
MTV Remote Control Blog says that there is no other way of putting it: Uncle Nino is one “crazy motherf--ker,” and adivses you wear a helmet for this crazy ride.
Vinny had something to say of course, tweeting: “WOW. @MTV.com will never be the same. Thanks @TheRealUncleNino. SMH.”
Check out the video of Uncle Nino’s crazy Staten Island tour below, then let us know what you think of his wild ride in the comments!