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When Vinny left the shore house in Season 5, Episode 2: “One Man Down,” Jersey Shore fans nationwide went into mourning. When The Situation peaced out in Season 5, Episode 3: “Dropping Like Flies,” there was more of a mixed reaction.

Mike has been a major part of the show since day one, and his signature nickname is one of the things even laypeople are sure to know about Jersey Shore. However, in recent seasons he's been pissing a lot of people off with his drama stirring ways, from his castmates to the audience.  

His departure from the house gave us all a chance to reflect on what Jersey Shore would be like without Mike around. We know he does return, but is that a good thing? Vote in our poll, and sound off at our Facebook page.

Jersey Shore airs Thursdays at 10 pm ET/PT on MTV.