If you think only 20-somethings of the reality TV generation are hip to the cultural phenomenon that is 'Jersey Shore,' think again. George Clooney, the most A-list of celebs everywhere, told MTV that their controversial cast is more influential than number one blockbuster 'Avatar.'

"'Avatar' is just a giant hit movie, but 'Jersey Shore' is, you know, life," Clooney said... then laughed when he admitted he wasn't sure exactly what or who The Situation is. We're starting to think his endorsement was tongue-in cheek.

Watch George Clooney talk 'Jersey Shore'