It’s a rather strange convergence of two popular and dramatically different television programs both entering their final seasons in fall 2012. It is also probably the only time you will ever hear writer, chef and television host Anthony Bourdain (of the soon-to-be-departed Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations) say the name “Snooki” out loud, in front of a camera.
As part of the first anniversary celebration of the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, the standstill ice creamery companion of the fan-favorite truck notorious for treats like the “Salty Pimp” and the “Bea Arthur,” a number of celebrity chefs are offering their congratulations on YouTube, including Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern and the team from Charm City Cakes (of Ace of Cakes fame). But Bourdain has something special up his sleeve: a deadpan reading of an excerpt from It’s A Shore Thing, the debut novel from Jersey Shore star-turned-momma Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. I don’t think he even believes he’s doing it. Ah well, Happy Anniversary, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop!