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For a surprising number of seasons, MTV's Jersey Shore was the kind of TV pleasure that other people should have felt guilty for not imbibing in, with an overtly simple premise made to stew on a beach of endlessly cyclical debauchery. The show was able to build its own brand up with over-the-top situations (no pun) made more memorable thanks to oft-repeated catchphrases such as "G.T.L. (Gym Tan Laundry)" and "grenade." And the Shore's guido-ous maximus Ronnie Ortiz-Magro shared with CinemaBlend's own Conner Schwerdtfeger the quote that fans are still yelling at him the most.
I get a lot of 'One shot, bro!' It's pretty funny, it's memories. It's our fans showing their dedication and love. We had like a cult following. Yeah, it's like years later, you know, 'One shot, bro!'... It's a good feeling to know that we made an impression and that we weren't kind of a wave or something like that.
I've personally never been somone who would yell something out of context at a celebrity - more so than any random human being, anyway - but I'm unsure if my own willpower could stop "That's one shot!" from escaping my lips if I found myself in close proximity with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro at any point in the future. Shame and feigned refinement be damned. I mean, there are obviously other things that could be said - or done, if one is feeling like bringing some funky dance moves into the approach - but "One shot!" is quintessential Jersey Shore, and there's no mistaking it for any other show.
That said, there is apparently room for mistakes to be made, since the actual One Shot quote has "kid," and not "bro," tacked on to the end of it. But you know what? It's been over seven years since that quote first entered MTV viewers' ears, and I'm pretty sure there still aren't many people willing to loudly refer to Ronnie as "kid" in public. Bro is a proper substitution.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro shared fun bit of info with CinemaBlend while promoting his upcoming stint on the E! reality series Famously Single, which sees eight unattached celebrities living in a house together to try and figure out all their relationship issues. And you cannot tell me that "One shot!" (and Sammi Sweetheart's name) will go unmentioned in some capacity, considering so much of Ronnie's romantic setbacks during Jersey Shore could be blamed on the practice of "fueling rage with copious amounts of Ron-Ron Juice" most nights out of the week.
As fans will no doubt recall, this most infamous of Jersey Shore moments came during the Season 1 episode non-coincidentally titled "One Shot," in which Ronnie & Co. have a night on the town that goes sour...really sour for that one dude. Because just the look of a blitzed Ronnie somehow wasn't enough to make anyone second guess a round of antagonizing him and his muscles, unfortunate soul Steven Rizzo took things too far in chasing down the boys and faced down the split-second wrath of Ronnie's One Shot. It was one of the first Had To Watch moments from the young show, and it was a fight that Ronnie would later dwarf in terms of efforts put in, but those later fights didn't land the verbal part. The punch also landed Ronnie in a ton of legal hot water, but it's mostly gone now.
We're glad to hear that Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is pumped about his Jersey Shore years not just being alcohol-infused water under the bridge for its fans, and doesn't it seem likely that we'll get to watch those original Shore-lovers back on TV together at some point in the future? For now, though, check out Ronnie on E!'s Famously Single, along with other celebs like The Bachelorette's Chad Johnson, Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff, the Kardashians' familiar face Malika Haqq and more. (Interestingly, Jersey Shore's Pauly D was on Season 1 of the reality show.)