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    23 Cringey TV Moments That Should Probably Have Been Cut From The Show Completely

    "Just thinking about it makes me squirm!"

    🚨 This post include some spoilers for The Walking Dead season three, Brooklyn Nine-Nine season one, Riverdale season three, and Supernatural season 15 and onwards. 🚨

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community which TV moments are SO cringey, you simply cannot forget them. Here are some of the best responses (and trust me, you'll be wincing throughout):

    1. In Ginny & Georgia, when Hunter dedicated a song to Ginny.

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    Netflix

    "Hunter sings to Ginny for her birthday in the school hallway in front of everyone. God, it was awkward!"

    — alyssadiangelo

    2. When Mr. Schue rapped "Bust A Move" in Glee.

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    Fox

    "He made me cringe so much!"

    — amyk4e2a01797

    3. When Chuck broke out of the Winchester's bunker and confronted Sam, Dean, Cas, and Jack in Supernatural.

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    The CW

    "If they were allowed to, this would've been the perfect time to drop an actual f-bomb. These are grown men – one of them is a literal angel – and their 'angry' exchange is such an epic fail. The 'screw you' lines just don't give the desired effect needed at that moment."

    — gkangchs

    4. When Ricky got a little too excited after asking Shawn out on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

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    ABC Family

    "The cartwheel Ricky does after he gets a date, and then the terrible giggle and shrug Shawn makes after, always make me scream!"

    — adrianao4caf40365

    5. When Rick found out Lori died on The Walking Dead.

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    AMC

    "There's this scene where Rick and Carl's mum has died, and Rick is just screaming 'CARRRLLL' after he finds out. It's meant to be super emotional, but it's really silly and over the top to me. It also goes on a bit too long."

    – lucaIacobucci

    6. When Nick proposed to Jess on New Girl.

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    Fox

    "As much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE New Girl, I cannot get over Jess's 'yes' to Nick's proposal. Maybe it was just a bad day for Zooey and that was the best take, but it felt like she was reading it off her hand with too much forced emotion behind it. Total cringe. I have to fast-forward it whenever I watch this episode."

    — witchyribbon84

    7. When Dorinda did a cartwheel and Chanel and Galleria started freestyle dancing on The Cheetah Girls.

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    Disney Channel

    "I love The Cheetah Girls, but I always skip this scene 😂."

    — google_112706733778149358688

    8. When The Doctor gave Rose a human clone of himself in Doctor Who.

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    Fox

    "This whole bit just makes me die inside."

    — sushigal007

    9. On Pretty Little Liars, when Caleb, Toby, Ezra, and Paige surprised the girls in Christmas underwear.

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    Freeform

    "Can we take a minute to digest the fact that Ezra spent Christmas with a load of teenagers? I mean, he's their teacher for crying out loud! They really all stood there in matching Christmas boxers and said 'Merry Christmas' in unison. I don't know know what's worse, the girls thinking it was a nice gesture, or them thinking it was a good idea to do something like this in the first place."

    — imaraoshibanjo1

    10. When Rachel and Joey couldn't kiss each other in Friends.

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    NBC

    "I hate the scene where Joey and Rachel are getting it on and they keep running into all these obstacles. It was the bizarre cherry on top of an awful pairing that should never have been written into the show!"

    – sam_cleal

    "Rachel and Joey together... Need I say more?" 

    — junymariaj

    11. When Michael kissed Oscar in The Office.

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    NBC

    "It's sooooo cringey – just thinking about it makes me squirm!"

    — cherylzimberg

    12. When Alice killed Edgar on Riverdale.

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    The CW

    "This entire episode is a cringey, awful mess, and I don't think it gave the desired effect AT ALL."

    – mtownsin

    13. When Moira and David performed at a charity fundraiser in Schitts Creek.

    David and Moira are standing side by side with microphones in their hands smiling.

    14. Whenever Carrie and Miranda talk about Samantha in And Just Like That.

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    HBO Max

    "This is a new show that just makes me cringe so hard! The way they talk about Samantha is so unnatural, and they'll act like they've never talked about her absence in the past. The writers overdid it, and it was just full of cringe worthy moments."

    — samanthab45de935e4

    15. When Rumplestiltskin and the Evil Queen got cosy in Once Upon A Time.

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    ABC

    "Erm... those 'romantic' scenes. WTAF?"

    — elise1617

    16. When Dawn tried out for the cheerleading squad in Buffy.

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    UPN

    "This scene gives me such second-hand embarrassment that I just have to skip it. She's so earnest and awkward whilst doing a cheer she made up about this boy she has a crush on."

    — shoustonntx

    17. When Dean lusted over Daphne in the Supernatural/Scooby Doo Crossover.

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    The CW

    "It felt like they had regressed to pre-season one Dean; it was just sexist and gross."

    — karenlangley

    18. When Archie and Veronica broke up on Riverdale.

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    The CW

    "It was over the phone for a start, they had been together for years (and for high school that's a big deal), and the acting in itself was kinda embarrassing to watch."

    – mtownsin

    “Because we’re endgame Varchie!"

    — shaunabraun

    19. On Fuller House, when they made an Olsen Twins joke.

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    Netflix

    "The jokes they made about the Olsen twins refusing to reprise their roles were so cringey."

    — banana22oats

    20. In Grey's Anatomy, when Meredith pleaded with Derek to be in a relationship with her but he had a wife.

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    ABC

    "I've tried to forget this!"

    — cferraiolo14

    21. In The Office, when Michael told the Scott's Tots students that he couldn't pay their college tuitions.

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    NBC

    "It doesn't matter how many times I see it, I'm always curled up in a ball saying 'no no no no no', and that's if I can take it! I usually skip it or turn it off."

    — matthewschonmorgan 

    "It's the cringiest episode of The Office for me. When I rewatch the series, I always skip over that episode."

    — bcg94

    22. On Camp Rock 2, when Mitchie and the others decided to do a step show into the other camp.

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    Disney Channel

    "I’ve only seen the memes, but that bit where they’re dancing coming out of the woods and it’s all synchronised – if I was a part of that scene, I would lock myself in my room and never enter society again."

    — desi_dukes 

    "Like, what the hell? Who was you scaring besides some squirrels, Mitchie?!"

    — robairsarai

    23. In Brooklyn Nine-Nine when Jake dated a coroner who had a dead person kink.

    Jake is holding up a red bag and smiling towards another character. (Their both in hospital scrubs)

    Note: Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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