Sometimes the best ideas slip away and are lost to the nether worlds of the internet, but Slate’s Jessica Grose’s proposal for “Massholes,” a Jersey Shore spin-off for Beantowners, did not fall on deaf ears. Grose wrote:
“MTV needs a new tribe to study. Lucky for them, there’s a group of feisty young people just a few hundred miles north on the Atlantic coast. They’re called Massholes. Though there is some disagreement about what, exactly, constitutes a Masshole, there are several characteristics present in all definitions. A Masshole is a resident of Massachusetts—though sometimes Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Maine—who possesses a nearly carnal love for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins; operates motor vehicles in an aggressive fashion; drinks Sam Adams; and overuses the word wicked.”
Actually Grose name drops one of our favorites, The Sports Guy Bill Simmons, as the possible original mastermind.
Wicked awesome you say? Well Doron Ofir Casting, the folks behind Jersey Shore and Wife Swap, are handling the casting for exactly that idea. Sadly, they aren’t going with “Massholes,” instead opting for the title Wicked Summer.
At the Wicked Summer casting site they clarify exactly what kind of folks they’re looking for:
You come from all over – Glouchester, Worchester, South End, Charlestown, Chicopee, and South Swansea. You share a love for muscle cahs, hair products and little necks on the frickin half shell. You don’t take sh*t from nobody – least of all each othah. You believe in God, Family, The Red Sox and partying!!
You’ll pahty on the beaches of the Cape where Roast Beef subs and cases of Narragansett Light are on every Celtics towel next to a bottle of baby oil and a can of hair spray!
You ready to live togethah, laugh togethah, drink togetha and love togethah?
Doron Ofir casting is looking for blue collar, hard working, harder partying, tough talking, d**n good-looking Mass natives from all over the state. Yeah we’ll consider preps from Wellesley too if they got what it takes.
We are seeking quintessential and iconic Massachusetts types, from long-time dock workers to fisherman, beer guzzlers to chowder lovers, Fenway fanatics to the men and women in blue, cabbies to yachtsman, cheerleaders to Brookline babes. Represent your state with pride! Seeking ages 21-80+
Get ready to share your life on the show that will knock the Sox off the Red Sox, blow canons from Lexington to Cornwall and make you wish you remembered where you pahked your frickin cah, ’cause that clunker is in Jersey!
I don’t know about you but I want to be a part of this show (damn good looking and the whole being from Massachusetts thing are setbacks)! Apparently these folks, these Massholes, have been around for quite sometime in and around Mass. Like Jessica Grose I am reminded of those Saturday Night Live skits with Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch:
There is no network home for the show yet but everything about the concept is frickin’ Wakefield knucklah killer. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed.