Last night on Jersey Shore Family Vacation, Vinny Guadagnino’s mom showed up and spoiled the cast with a huge Italian dinner but that wasn’t the shining moment from the latest episode. Instead, it was the return of Vinny’s eccentric Uncle Nino, who tagged along for the visit.
Uncle Nino, whose real name is Antonio Giaimo, has been a Jersey Shore fan favorite since the days of the original series. With his most recent appearance, viewers were reminded just what makes the “original Guido” so much fun.
When Vinny’s mom Paola shows up in Miami to visit the cast and cook them a meal, she brings along Uncle Nino. That prompts Vinny to issue a warning about how offensive his beloved uncle can be.
It wasn’t until Uncle Nino flung a couple of f-bombs at a passing boat that JWoww realized Vinny’s crazy uncle was there. As the Jersey Shore Family Vacation cast filed outside to welcome Nino, he let out a few more words that had to be bleeped.
That’s when they cut to the confessional and Vinny announced that Uncle Nino is “loud and obnoxious” and that no one can understand what he’s saying. Not that he had to say anything when the crew met Uncle Nino out by the pool, where he had nothing on but tiny Speedo swim trunks and a white bathrobe that was hanging wide open.
Vinny was very obviously embarrassed to have his uncle in the house but his presence was one of the best parts of the recent Jersey Shore Family Vacation episode.
After making a handful of appearances on the original Jersey Shore and then popping up again on the reboot, Uncle Nino has been able to make a name for himself on social media. He has more than 47,000 followers on Twitter despite not being incredibly active.
Nino also has an Instagram account where he shows off pictures of himself, Vinny and Paola but again, he’s not been updating the sites recently. It seems that if Uncle Nino wants to be booked for appearances, as he suggests on social media, he may want to become more active. After all, Vinny’s uncle on social media might be pretty hilarious.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.