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Hahaha, Macaroni Rascals!

Jersey Shore + Japan = LOLk investment. From CNN:

MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore” has become a certified hit in the United States by letting Americans admire (or delight in their disgust of) the bad taste bonanza of hair-gelled, fake-tanned youth who party on the Mid-Atlantic seashore. Great news, Japan: The show will start broadcasting on MTV Japan from March 21.

With the average Japanese cable TV viewer being totally ignorant of American geography, however, the name “Jersey Shore” needed an explanatory subtitle. So MTV Japan has decided on「MTV Jersey Shore〜マカロニ野郎のニュージャージー・ライフ〜」, translated by us as “MTV Jersey Shore — the New Jersey life of macaroni rascals.”

Amazing! In a weird way, this humorous bit of cultural insensitivity actually makes up for the whole Japanese-love-of-blackface thing. Kind of.