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A Mass. version of 'Jersey Shore'?

Posted by Matthew Gilbert  April 12, 2010 07:53 AM

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This is wicked pissah! Feel the pride!

Back in January, as "Jersey Shore" was wrapping up its first season, Jessica Grose wrote a wonderful "modest proposal" goof in Slate for a show called "Massholes" (see the piece here). The cast members would need to have a "nearly carnal love for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins," as well as an affection for aggressive driving and beer binges. Now, according to Gawker, which cites Blackbook, a casting call for a real reality show called "Massholes" will be posted today at Doron Ofir Casting, the company that has been involved with "Jersey Shore," "Design Star," and "Wife Swap."

Here's the "Massholes" call as reprinted in Gawker:

You come from all over - Gloucester, Worcester, 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 [crap] from nobody - least of all each othah. You are the hottest girls and proudly buff guys from Massa -freakin-chusettes who believe in God, Family, The Red Sox and partying!!

You ready to live togethah, laugh togethah, drink togethah and love togethah?

You'll pahty on the beaches of the Cape where Roast Beef Hoagies and cases of Narragansett Light are on every Celtics towel next to a bottle of baby oil and a can of hair spray! Are you down for one wicked cool summah, and be a part of the most wicked reality show evah!

Doron Ofir Casting is looking for blue collar, hard working, harder partying, tough talking, damn good looking Mass natives from all over the state .... Yea we'll consider preps from Wellsley [sic] too if they got what it takes.

Get Ready for the the summer of 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!

So Massachusetts finally makes it. Come on and embrace the stereotypes! We haven't been this big since "Saturday Night Live" did the Boston teens sketches, with Rachel Dratch and Jimmy Fallon as Denise and Sully. 

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