MTV's "Jersey Shore" Puts Beach Town on Map

Perhaps only on the Jersey Shore could a Juicehead in a too-snug Armani Exchange t-shirt affect the real estate market for the better after punching a petite orange-hued and bump-it-coiffed "guidette." The popularity of the MTV show "Jersey Shore" featuring a mess of twenty-somethings hooking up at their Seaside Heights rental and in other various commercial spaces has put the local beach town on the map as a kitschy, must-see destination.

This tidal wave of free publicity has Jersey Shore brokers anticipating more business. One broker confidently predicts that the Jersey Shore could beat the Hamptons in popularity this summer. Same indecent behavior -- excessive boozing and irony-free strutting -- just at much lower prices and with significantly less pretension.