From the very second Vinny‘s O.G. uncle walked into the gelato shop on last night’s episode of “Jersey Shore,” we fell in love with his loud, boisterous personality (plus, who can resist a man in an unbuttoned dress shirt and gold chain?). And as the night went on, our fondness for him only grew stronger. Here are four reasons why Uncle Nino rocks our world:
HE SLURS (EVEN WHEN HE’S SOBER)
You seriously could not interpret a word this man said, but it didn’t matter because his rapid hand gestures were so engaging! Vinny did a great job breaking it all down for us: “You can’t understand my Uncle Nino when he talks, but five seconds later, you catch the last two words of what he’s saying and [then] it all sinks in.” Ahh, got it.
HE’S A FRIGGIN’ COMEDIAN!
As soon as Vinny clued us in on how to understand his unc, we realized that the man was saying some pretty funny stuff. Hearing him make a toast to “Pauly Spike” and “Mike Sanitation” was absolutely priceless, and the doctor joke he made in the confessional took things to another level of amazingness.
HE’S A LADIES’ MAN
When JWOWW stepped out in her teeny-weeny bikini, Uncle Nino–who was perfectly propped in the Jacuzzi with a cigar–shouted “Hallelujah!” As she got closer, it sounded like he said “Ding!” to signify, well, you know what he was implying.
HE’S GOT CONNECTIONS
Not in the “I know people” sense (although, he very well might), but in the social media sphere. The man has his own freaking Twitter handle (Follow him: @RealUncleNino) and so far, you can pretty much make out everything he’s saying.
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