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Jersey Shore was an immediate hit when it debuted in 2009, but it became famous on a whole new level after the punch heard ‘round the world was thrown. We’re talking about the fateful moment when a Seaside partier punched Snooki in the face during Season 1.

The shocking moment took place during Season 1, Episode 4: “Fade to Black” (original air date: December 17, 2009) Snooki was having some early difficulties feeling accepted by her roommates, but after the punch, everyone rallied around her, and the world quickly followed.

Brad Ferro, the man who was arrested after punching Snooki, was fired from his teaching job and eventually wound up enlisting in the Army after an embarrassing media tour.

To re-live the moment, check out the clip below.

Credit: YouTube Photo: Jersey Shore Season 1, Episode 4: Snooki Gets Punched in the Face (VIDEO)

Jersey Shore Season 6 will premiere on Thursday, October 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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