By Annie Barrett
February 23, 2010 at 07:12 PM EST

I had high hopes for some forced interaction between Ricky Gervais and The Situation (moderated by Elizabeth “I’m half Italian” Hasselbeck) on today’s episode of The View. It didn’t happen, but Gervais, whose segment was first, provided a fun setup to the inanity to follow: “I suppose I got famous late, and I’m very aware of it,” he said. “If you’re gonna be famous, you should be famous for something.” A few minutes later, Sherri Shepherd remarked that the Jersey Shore cast members were smart to “stay strong” and demand $5,000 per episode and told J-Woww she had really nice breasts. “Yeah,” Ms. Woww agreed. What a world, man.

The Situation also came up with Jersey Shore nicknames for each of the ladies:

Whoopi: The Administration (for “sittin’ at the head”)

Joy: The Assumption (for opinions expressed before the crew came out)

Elisabeth: The Attraction (for long legs and a short skirt…presumably)

Sherri: The Duplication (for wearing Snooki’s hair ‘do today)

Previously: Ricky Gervais returns to episodic TV, covers everything from cursed mugs to suicidal space monkeys. Were you amused?