NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The cast of Jersey Shore woke up early this morning, taking time away from their otherwise arduous schedule of tanning and drinking, to ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange ( NYX). But don't ask the cast for stock advice. Indeed, Jay Leno tested the celebrities on their economic knowledge during his All-Star segment of "Jay Walking," and let's just say that Stevie Cohen has little to fear from the crew.
When asked to identify a picture of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Jenni, aka J-Woww, decalred him to be the president of Iraq. But Mike "The Situation" at the very least knew it was a "guy from the banking industry." When Ronni was asked "What are the two symbols of the stock market?" he responded, "I don't have any stock so I wouldn't know." Snooki took a guess with "the donkey and elephant," J-Woww said "tiger and leopard" and Sammi offered up the lion. Regardless of their knowledge of the stock market, CNBC's Erin Burnett declared, "We haven't seen a buzz like this in around a year." MTV, which is owned by Viacom ( VIA-B), created a gold mine with its reality television series and made stars out of Angelina, Jenni "J-Woww," Mike "The Situation," Nicole "Snooki," DJ Pauly D, Ronnie, Sammi "Sweetheart" and Vinny. The season finale of Jersey Shore broke records for MTV, garnering a 4.8 rating. Season 2 of the show will air on Thursday, with the cast hitting the beaches of Miami. -- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York. Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.