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10 Terrifying Moments on Unscripted TV


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Snooki Gets Socked

Whatever your opinion of "Jersey Shore," your heart will race (and blood will boil) when Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, a female cast member, gets punched in the face by a male high school gym teacher.

The punch itself isn't shown (though it's described in detail and was featured in advertisements for the show), but the episode is still guaranteed to earn your ire through the facts surrounding the attack. Unprovoked violence is scary and maddening whenever it happens, but the assault on Snooki is especially frightening, considering the reality star is 4 feet 9 inches tall, and her accused attacker, Brad Ferro, is a tall, muscular man who knocks her to the floor after stealing her drink.

"Jersey Shore" may not be the most cerebral entertainment, but it doesn't take a genius to know what happened to Snooki was wrong, and it's frightening whenever an event like this happens -- regardless if it makes the final cut or not.