Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Dr. Drew suggests the cast of 'Jersey Shore' needs professional help. But what about the viewers?

Posted on

What do you get when you gather together a bunch of oversexed, undereducated fameseekers, ply them with alcohol and then give their antics an audience of millions? No, not a crime against humanity, but you’re close. It’s Jersey Shore! Unsurprisingly the constant boozing, bruising and cruising that takes place on the show has led some, including celebrity rehabologist Dr. Drew Pinsky, to suspect there’s addiction involved.

In a clip from The Hollywood Reporter (embedded after the jump), the board-certified host of shows like Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew talks about how he would go about treating the guidos and guidettes. Pinsky suggests a technique called “therapeutic wonderment,” in which he would pretend not to understand what they were talking about, although if he’d ever actually seen the show, he’d understand that he really wouldn’t have to pretend that hard. I think Pinsky might also want to take a professional look at whoever thought it made sense to film the second season of a show called Jersey Shore in Miami, Florida with a bunch of people mostly from Staten Island.

Personally, I’m pretty wary of rehab shows. Somehow, using a TV show to treat a group of sex-, alc- and hairspray-oholics whose hedonistic tendencies likely spring at least in part from the fact that they’re on TV, doesn’t seem like such a great idea. Maybe Dr. Drew should start a show called Reality Show Rehab with Dr. Drew in which he gradually weans former reality show stars off the constant need for attention and lowest-common-denominator fame. What do you think, PopWatchers? Does Dr. Drew have a point? Should The Situation meet The Intervention?