‘The Show with Vinny’ on MTV: Top 5 Things You Need to Know From Creator SallyAnn Salsano
5 Everyone Loves Vinny’s Mom’s Cooking
“When Lil Wayne was in the house doing the interview, you’d hear all this noise in the kitchen,” Salsano said. “You’d point the camera and it’s like his whole posse and security were in the kitchen raiding Vinny’s mom’s fridge. And she was like ‘oh honey. Let me make you a sandwich. Don’t eat that. I’ve got something better.’”
4 It’s a Mutual Adoration Society
“You think that you’re the superfans, but when these guys come on the show and quote ‘Jersey Shore’ to Vinny, it’s kind of great,” Salsano said. “Even Mark Wahlberg is like ‘yeah, I watch’.”
3 Guests Aren’t Your Normal “Celebrities”
“It’s kind of like who’s relevant, who are we talking about,” Salsano said. “Jenna Marbles is huge. People love her. She came on and her and Vinny made a video… she does all these videos making fun of Snooki, so they end up calling Snooki.”
2 Lots of Family Time
“That family dynamic is not something you can recreate,” Salsano said. “Even if we were not there, this is how they relate to each other.”
1 This is Not Your Momma’s Talk Show
“We all grew up watching talk shows,” Salsano said. “And you know what you’re getting. The celebs are going on there and they’re hawking their stuff… in this case, I think the celebrities are in an environment that is so disarming that every interview feels completely different.”
She said there will be fun stunts, à la “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” or “Ellen,” but, well, none of that is planned.
“The celebrities show up and are like um, is this where the show is?” she said.