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Watch cast of Oscar Wilde’s Importance of Being Earnest read Jersey Shore transcripts

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What would Oscar Wilde have made of Jersey Shore? Some clever fellow at Playbill (everybody's clever nowadays!) thought to find out, asking the cast of the current Broadway revival of The Importance of Being Earnest to read transcripts of Jersey Shore episodes. The results are, naturally, hilarious. Of course, this isn't the first connection between Wilde and MTV's most profitable idiots; literary historians have often speculated that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's gym/tan/laundry routine was actually the original inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Grey. (Not really.)