‘Party Down South’ Sounds Like an Awesomely Terrible Idea

The casting call reads, “Holler if you’re blue collar!”

In a move that could only come from the minds behind Jersey Shore, TMZ is reporting that a new series featuring the best in beer bellies, jorts, and John Deere hats will be coming to a television near you.  You’ve heard me right; Party Down South (they need to work on that title) is looking for twelve lucky rednecks to wave the rebel flag and disgrace the South in all ways possible.

Jersey Shore brought us new, orange-tinted reality stars that left us asking why they were suddenly famous (not to mention the advent of poofs, fist pumps, hair gel, spray tans, and senseless nicknames).  Am I alone in wondering what this new crop of southern imports will bring to prime time television?  Excuse me while I allow my mind to drift to all the horrors about to beset “normal” society…

1.  Just how many racist jokes can one audience handle before these new stars’ trailer homes get torched? I know it’s going to happen, you know it’s going to happen.  Someone will bring a white hood and suddenly the guy who punched Snooki looks like a saint.  It’s a sad, pathetic fact, but if it’s rednecks these casting people want, it’s rednecks they’ll get.

2.  Tractors, power tools, and So-Co. No, I’m not talking about Ty Pennington’s next season of Extreme Home Makeover.  I’m referring to all the fun this cast is going to have shacking up in the Deep South.  How long before someone loses an appendage while cow tipping or riding a 4-wheeler?

3.  Clean up on aisle ten, we’ve got a kegerator down. You know these shows always have set their participants up with jobs to add a little drama to the house.  Well, where do you find employment for a group of hayseeds?  Wal-Mart?  Home Depot?  God help anyone walking near the chainsaw display while Billy Bob’s on duty.

4.  Jersey Shore vs. Party Down South: The Uncivil War
Wait, no one else is feeling that spin off?  It’ll be just like the Real World/Road Rules Challenges.  Just think about it- races to see how quickly you can spray-tan your illegitimate children, fried chicken vs. chicken parm cook-offs, bedazzle your cow contests.  Maybe Party Down South isn’t such a bad idea after all…



  1. beth says:

    Roll Tide… haha

  2. Here you are saying how narrow minded Southern people are and it just makes you come off as ignorant and out of touch. I'm from the "deep south" and I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. People down here are nicer and the weather is better. If you go to USC you ought to know all that. Sign me up for this show, there ain't nothin' I love more than drinking moonshine while sitting on a tractor. Oh, and by the way, I might be a "redneck" but I work at a yacht club. Not Walmart.

  3. Holly says:

    These shows always showcase a narrow stereotype, which is why they are funny. Funny when they are about other people, SCARY when they are about stereotypes that you could be associated with.

    I am a Southern belle and love The Jersey Shore, but I hope that this show does not come to fruition, because there are some crazies down here that I don't wasnt disgracing Dixie. They are trashy rednecks because they are crazy and NOT because they are Southern. Trust me, we laugh at them too.

    Also, "acntrygrlcnsrvive" why on God's green earth are you on a tractor? Paging Jeff Foxworthy, but if your screen name has random ommition of vowels, you might be a Redneck.

  4. […] • Jersey Shore goes Redneck? […]

  5. I never denied being a redneck, however, there's a random vowels omitted due to length constraints. I would never actually type like that. And I'm "on a tractor" because it's just what we do where I'm from. (Also, learn how to spell when you're trying to put people down, it just makes you look stupid -omission-)

  6. Lacey says:

    Ugh. Im from South Carolina. Its so embarassing to be grouped into the same cluster of the ignorant rednecks. Not all southerners are dumb ignorant rednecks. But, we can probably thank stupid reality shows for convincing America that we are.

  7. […] • Jersey Shore goes Redneck? […]

  8. Amber says:

    Oh Lord Jesus, did you HAVE to use an Alabama fan!? I promise we aren't all racist, backwards, redneck hicks. I consider myself to be a Southern Belle; I went to the University of Alabama, I am in graduate school at the University of Alabama, and I am an employee of the University of Alabama as an advisor (and advocate) to low-income, first-generation, and minority students in rural areas of the state.

    Alabama gets a bad rap (and considering our unforgivably racist history, it is not surprising), but really!? The only people from Alabama who are shown in the media are the Bubbas that have about 3 teeth in their head, a mouth full of dip, and the inability to put together a grammatically coherent sentence.

    With that being said, Roll Tide. :)

  9. Honie says:

    Well I too am from Alabama-Roll Tide- and I find it sad that people actually believe that all southern people are stupid. Have you not noticed that the UAB hospital in Birmingham Alabama is the best in the US? People fly from all over the country and world to be treated there….Queen Elizabeth and Reggie Bush just to name a couple-

  10. Taylor says:

    I'm a Southern girl, and I hope you realize how much of an ignorant jackass you came across as.

  11. Avo says:

    While I don't agree with the points made in this article, this show is set for disaster. I live in Alabama, and I love the hospitality of the people, the food, the weather (and of course the football. Roll Tide!) but damn if the show won't pick a cast of caricature-ish personalities that ever made the state ridiculous!

  12. Angela says:

    I live in Alabama, (Roll Tide!) and I am most definitley NOT a redneck. Southern Belles are the classiest girls around! Unfortunately most of the time the worst people are picked out to represent us.

  13. Kait says:

    I'm from Jersey, and I'd just like to point out that this is all the crap that we got when Jersey Shore premiered. I can honestly say I've never met a single guido, and I've lived here my entire life. Don't worry my southern friends, I feel your pain.

  14. Jenny says:

    Personally, I am EXTREMELY offended by this little post about the South. I am as southern as you can get… I'm from Mississippi, and yes I DO work at Wal-mart. As bad of shape this economy has been in, I am PROUD to work there. At least I have a job and not being supported on welfare. Seriously. Get a clue. The south isn't as uneducated and ignorant as you think. I'm sure when we shit, yours smells no sweeter than mine. So, understand this if you get nothing else out of this. The south deserves a show. It's about damn time.

  15. RebelSon says:

    Im proud to be a redneck piece of white trash, if you don't like that pucker up motherfucker you can kiss my ass..haha

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