After officials rejected MTV's original proposal to drop Snooki (like "a friggin' hamster," as she said) inside the iconic Times Square New Year's ball, the network went ahead with a ball-drop of its own, staged among a rowdy crowd of 'Jersey Shore' fans in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

The pre-taped clip aired as midnight approached during MTV's New Year's Eve special, hosted by Whitney Cummings. And since the makeshift ball-drop seemed to descend even slower than the real one in midtown Manhattan, it was pretty much the definition of anti-climactic.

But it was classic Snooki: Bundled in a short animal-print coat and clutching a red plastic cup of New Year's cheer, she shimmied into the transparent orb and did her best to help her fans ring in 2011. In case you missed it, check out a clip of the big moment, including ready-to-party 'Jersey Shore' castmates The Situation and J-Woww declaring their resolutions.