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"Jersey Shore" Was Loosely Scripted
"A friend of mine's uncle is a barber in Jersey, who during the first season of Jersey shore, did Mike's haircuts and I think also Vinny. He said they had a script that basically said stuff like 'get drunk--flirt with girl (insert name) is dancing with--start fight--gossip about so-and-so' etc etc.
I wouldn't be surprised if more shows had loose scripts like that. Not exact lines and such but plot lines they want you to do to/with unsuspecting people."