They start the preparations, first considering whether they should pick up days worth of trash -- mainly booze bottles -- that is scattered all over the floor. JWOWW notes, "This is like Karma, actually," and Snooki cheers, "Yeah! Let's leave it!" Pauly sets up his DJ booth, and the girls get Jerseyfied to the max. I'm talking ratted hair, bra-exposing dresses, gallons of bronzer... Vinny sets up shop in the bathroom to practice his dance moves. Pauly makes the mistake of walking in at one point, and Vinny yells at him, "I'm practicing, dude, get out! You don't come in the bathroom when I'm practicing!" This is awesome. It's like that weird interlude when Vinny and Pauly decided to "pretend" to be guidos (and, in fact, they're wearing the same outfits right now), except it's way less confusing because they've totally given up the meta and are straight-up embracing what trashbag walking stereotypes they are. It's moments like this when these kids are at their best.
The night begins once everyone has embraced his or her character (by which I mean him- or herself). Sitting in a chair and checking out the girls as they grind on each other, The Situation is wearing a blinding white track suit with a matching backward cap. Ronnie comments, "Mike is definitely doing the same thing he does back in Jersey -- just sitting in the corner and looking like the biggest creep ever." I am in heaven, y'all. Things really kick into high gear when Pauly sets off the flashing lights and Vinny starts dancing like a maniac. They pull out some vintage moves like that weird, Capoeira-style punch battle that guidos so love. And, even in the midst of all this, Deena manages to fall down! She pops up and is all, "I'm good. I'm good." If I closed my eyes, I'd really think they were in Seaside. But then I would miss the pouf (THE POUF!) and the leopard print sunglasses! I am dying. This is the greatest thing ever committed to film after Citizen Kane and Vice Squad. Pauly may claim he's having the best day of his life, but it's me, y'all. It's me.