Where‘s the beach were you when Jersey Shore “took over the world” in 2009?

A brand-new MTV special called “Jerztory: How Jersey Shore Changed TV” will celebrate the show’s lasting legacy and continued success, with comedians, celebrities and the cast members themselves weighing in on why this series is a pop culture phenomenon. Speaking of the fam, how would Vin describe how the program evolved?

“It went from being some little TV show to this national news story,” the Staten Islander states in the clip below.  

Watch the promo, and do not miss “Jerztory: How Jersey Shore Changed TV”  Thursday at 9/8c right after a brand-new episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation!