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    38 Dumb — And I Mean Seriously Dumb — Choices Teens Made On TV Shows


    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what they consider to be the worst decisions teens on TV shows have made. Here are some of the most unbelievable replies:

    Note: This post contains topics of sexual assault.

    🚨Warning: Spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. When Topanga from Boy Meets World turned down going to Yale for Cory.

    Cory and Topanga kissing on graduation day

    "It kills me inside that she turned down going to Yale for a guy."


    2. When Ben and Amy were in their first year of high school but got fake IDs and eloped on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

    Ben and Amy walking down the aisle

    "And all their friends got fake IDs to act as witnesses and attend the 'wedding.'"


    3. On Shameless when Debbie got pregnant on purpose at age 15.

    Debbie telling Fiona that she got pregnant on purpose

    "That always bothered me SO MUCH, and it was clearly a bad decision. To no one's surprise, the dad didn’t want to be a father and abandoned her pretty quickly."


    4. When Ellie from You ignored Delilah's warning about Henderson and hung out with him at his house.

    Delilah telling Ellie that Henderson is a bad guy and then Ellie going to his house later

    "If it wasn’t for Joe, who knows what would’ve happened to her that night."


    5. And also when Callie and Brandon hooked up, even though they were foster siblings and soon after became adoptive siblings.

    Brandon and Callie having sex in a bed

    6. When Blaine dated Karofsky on Glee even though Karofsky had once bullied Kurt.

    Karofsky bullying Kurt and then Karofsky cuddling up with Blaine

    7. On Glee when Rachel threw away her Broadway dream role for a TV show that flopped.

    A scene from an episode of Rachel's canceled show

    "Funny Girl was her dream role, and she competed with Santana for it. Broadway was always her end goal; she was majorly versed in musical theater."


    8. When Emily from Pretty Little Liars dated Paige, who once tried to DROWN her.

    Paige holding Emily's head under the pool water and them kissing later on

    "I facepalmed at that."


    9. When Emily, Spencer, Aria, and Hanna didn't tell their parents the truth at the beginning of Pretty Little Liars.

    Spencer, Emily, Aria, and Hanna

    "Shoplifting probably isn’t as bad as letting your mom sleep with the officer who caught you in order to let you off without charges."


    10. When Donna from That '70s Show decided to forgo college to live with and try to marry Eric.

    Donna telling Eric she'd rather stay with him than go to college

    "She even got excited over living with him in a crappy trailer, and then HE left HER at the altar and later left her altogether to go study in Africa."


    11. When Rory and Dean from Gilmore Girls decided to sleep together even though he was married.

    Rory and Dean kissing
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    12. When Rory missed Lorelai's graduation to visit Jess on Gilmore Girls.

    Rory hanging out with Jess and Lorelai walking across the stage at graduation
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    "It makes me so angry because Lorelai worked so hard to graduate and obviously wanted Rory to see that. But Rory was confused about her feelings, so she ditched school and visited Jess in NEW YORK. I know he changed, but in Season 2, I did not like him at all, so it makes me more frustrated that she did that. And on top of that, she forgot the fucking gift she bought for Lorelai!!!"


    13. When Quinn lied to Finn about her baby being his on Glee.

    Quinn telling Finn that he's the father of her baby and then later confessing that Puck is the father

    14. When Finn started singing “You’re Having My Baby” to Quinn in front of her parents before they knew she was pregnant on Glee.

    Finn singing "You're Having My Baby" at a dinner with Quinn and her parents

    "TBH, the whole pregnancy was just a mess — from Finn believing she got pregnant from a Jacuzzi to her actually having Puck’s baby, then trying to get it back two seasons later...Glee was a lot."


    15. Whenever Lucas cheated on Brooke with her best friend, Peyton, on One Tree Hill.

    Lucas telling Peyton he doesn't want to hurt Brooke and then kissing her
    The WB / The CW

    "Ugh, still pisses me off."


    16. On One Tree Hill, when Peyton chose to believe that Ian was her brother just because he said so and they have the same-color hair and eyes.

    Ian on Peyton's porch saying he's her brother Derek
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    17. On Gossip Girl when Chuck betrayed Blair by trading a night with her to his uncle in exchange for a hotel.

    Chuck's uncle telling Blair that Chuck traded a night with here for a hotel
    The CW

    "Whenever I remember that, I question his character."


    18. When Serena broke up with Nate on Gossip Girl.

    Serena breaking up with Nate
    The CW

    "I was shocked and devastated. They were endgame because they were a great match and Nate was a good guy and better than some of the sleazeballs Serena kept getting with."


    19. Whenever Archie, a teenager, got involved with Hiram and his mob affairs on Riverdale.

    Archie and Hiram in Hiram's study
    The CW

    "That man has been nothing but trouble for Archie."


    20. When Archie from Riverdale pleaded guilty to a murder he didn't commit so his family wouldn't have to endure a trial.

    Archie in a courtroom with his mom
    The CW

    21. On 13 Reasons Why when everyone let Ani into their group.

    Ani and Tony from "13 Reasons Why"

    "She was getting into everyone's business and was just so annoyingly nosy."


    22. When Ani hooked up with Bryce on 13 Reasons Why despite knowing he was a sexual abuser.

    Ani and Bryce about to kiss

    "She knew he was a sexual abuser because everyone told her, but she slept with him anyway. Jess was her best friend, and it took Ani forever to see that what she did was so wrong."


    23. When Rachel and Finn from Glee tried to get married while in high school.

    Rachel in a wedding dress looking at Finn in a suit

    "At the beginning of the show, I liked Finn and Rachel as a couple, but as the show continued, I became more annoyed with the relationship. I get that the couple was going to be endgame, but the marriage idea just felt wrong and forced."


    24. On 90210, when Liam didn't tell Naomi that he cheated with her sister, so Naomi kept believing that he cheated with Annie.

    Annie begging Liam to tell Naomi the truth
    The CW

    "He let Naomi ruin Annie’s life and made her lose all her friends. Liam was a jerk for this, and Annie needed better friends. They were so quick to forgive Liam, but not Annie, even though, AGAIN, she did literally nothing wrong and Liam's the one who cheated on Naomi."


    25. When Eric chose to date Adam on Sex Education, even though he bullied him every day at school for years.

    Adam intimidating Eric from Season 1 and Adam and Eric kissing from Season 2

    "Adam was his bully, and though he may have grown up and matured a bit, a relationship that begins on toxic terms doesn’t really make sense to me. I understand that Eric didn’t have the spark with Rahim, but he could've just chosen neither of them. Eric deserves so much better!"


    26. When Sabrina met her past self on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and decided that instead of merging into one person, one should rule hell while the other lives on Earth.

    Sabrina Spellman and Sabrina Morningstar

    "It messed up the whole cosmos, and it could have literally created a mess out of the time paradox."


    27. When Scott McCall from Teen Wolf went to the woods with Stiles and decided to hide instead of going home with Stiles and his dad.

    Scott wandering the woods alone and seeing a werewolf

    "He had a fucking inhaler and still thought it was a good idea to go back through the dark woods!"

    Zarina Tolagayeva

    28. On Teen Wolf, when everyone treated Malia like she was a teenager after she turned back into a human after eight years.

    Malia turning from a coyote to a human

    "She dates Stiles and went to high school despite the fact that she technically had the maturity and education of, like, an 8-year-old."

    Tessa Fahey

    29. When Clay from 13 Reasons Why yelled at his principal and the cops, took their gun, and started waving it around to make a point about guns being bad.

    Clay waving around a gun in the school hallway

    30. Everything that Andrew Van de Kamp did in the first few seasons of Desperate Housewives.

    Andrew driving and hitting Carlos Solis's mother with the word "drunk" written on him

    31. When Blair and Sterling chased a guy after he pointed a gun at them on Teenage Bounty Hunters.

    Sterling and Blair holding a gun and chasing after a guy

    32. When Jughead joined the Southside Serpents gang on Riverdale just to stop them from messing with his friends at Riverdale High.

    Jughead shaking hands with Sweet Pea and Toni giving him a South Side Serpents Jacket
    The CW

    33. When Monse kissed Spooky on On My Block, even though he was her boyfriend's brother.

    Monse kissing Spooky

    34. When Carl from Shameless randomly decided to get circumcised for his girlfriend Dominique, and then he found out she was cheating on him.


    35. When Omar cheated on Ander while he was going through chemotherapy on Elite.

    Omar asking Malick if he wants to hook up

    36. When Dylan cheated on Brenda with Kelly on Beverly Hills, 90210.

    Kelly and Dylan telling Brenda about their affair

    "It's been 30 years and this still pisses me off."


    37. When Veronica sneaked into Archie's juvie on Riverdale and they decided to spend their brief time together by having a quickie.

    Veronica and Archie hooking up in a locker room
    The CW


    38. And when Emma and Spinner decided to stay married after they had gotten drunkenly married on Degrassi: The Next Generation.

    Spencer and Emma getting married at the beach

    "They hardly ever talked to each other before, and they were drunk when they got married. The saddest part is that the writers of Degrassi actually shipped Emma and Sean, so why didn’t they make them endgame?"


    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What do you consider to be the worst decision made by a teenager on a TV show? Let us know in the comments!

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