The 31-year-old reality star opted not to join her former housemates in Miami to try and “avoid potentially toxic situations,” likely referring to her ex-boyfriend, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. But Pauly D took it upon himself to replace real-life Sammi with a fake (but lifelike) Sammi doll - which has become a major fixture all season long.
ET exclusively caught up with Jersey Shore stars Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese and Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio on Friday at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, where they revealed what Sammi thought of her doll.
Pauly D says he's talked to her since the show started airing, and she thought the prank was just as funny as the rest of us!
"I have! I have [talked to her] and she gets the joke, she knows it was all in good fun, I'm glad too 'cause I was like, 'Shoot, I hope she doesn't hate me,' you know?" Pauly revealed, before adding, "And I wanna say that thing is so heavy, it's like dead weight!"
Deena, who has remained closest with Sammi over the years, defended her on the show multiple times whenever the cast brought up her name.
"It was important to me because I would hope if I wasn't in the house she would do the same for me and I really think she would," Deena said. "I told her I wasn't really gonna let anybody talk bad about her and she's fine, she thinks the whole thing was funny, she doesn't care."
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"Yeah, she doesn't really care to talk about Ron," Deena explained.
"Yeah, that I didn't ask her about," Pauly joked.
"We don't really talk about Ron very much. I mean, I did. I was, like, 'What do you think about the doll?'" Deena continued. "And she was like, 'Whatever,' she was like, 'Actually, the voice box is pretty funny,' So I was like, 'See, she's a good sport!'"
But, will we see Sammi in season two? Cameras are already rolling on the cast -- they went into production in Las Vegas earlier this month.
"That I don't know... I hope so," Pauly said.
"I hope so... we'll see," Mike added.
Deena, though, isn't as optimistic.
"Probably not... I mean, I would love to see her too... I miss Sam," she said.
When the idea of Sammi showing up while Ron left for vacation was brought up, the cast seemed into it.
"I would love that," Pauly said.
And if anyone can do it, it's Pauly. The 37-year-old DJ was able to bring ex-roommate Angelina Pivarnick to Miami as a surprise prank on the cast.
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Angelina's return wasn't without drama, though. The 31-year-old seemingly pooped her pants (yes, really) in the back of a cab and then proceeded to try and show her roommates the accident -- which she claimed was actually her period.
"If TV could allow for scent, we'd be canceled," Pauly joked. "It was so bad."
Still, the cast doesn't seem opposed to having her join season two in some capacity.
"Well, I recently unblocked her finally after, like, seven years," Mike explained. "And I've had my first conversation already with her."
The cast played coy on rumors she was with them in Vegas while cameras were rolling.
"You gotta see!" Pauly teased.
The cast also admitted Angelina has to "earn her stripes" before being added to their group text chain.
One thing that is in the group text chain, though -- chatter about the show's possible Emmy nominations (in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Casting for a Reality Program categories).
"We sent the billboard for the consideration of the Emmys," Pauly admitted.
The group is really hoping to score noms, but also can't believe there is a campaign around their show.
"Honestly, would never expect it," Vinny said. "We were just, like, eight guidos from, you know, the Jersey area. We were never expected to be in the conversation of Emmys, you know what I mean?"
"It's so dope, you know what I mean? To be in consideration," Mike added.
The season one finale of Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs Thursday, June 28 on MTV.