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Updated on Dec 22, 2018. Posted on Dec 21, 2017

28 TV Moments From 2007 And 2017 That'll Make You Say "DAAAAMN"

Warning: spoilers ahead.

1. Ryan Seacrest hosted the Emmys in 2007.

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Rainn Wilson and Kanye West had a rap battle, so it was a pretty interesting evening.

And Stephen Colbert hosted the Emmys in 2017.

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Things got weird when Sean Spicer showed up.

2. The Simpsons premiered its 19th season in 2007.

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And South Park premiered its 11th season.

The Simpsons premiered its 29th season in 2017.

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And South Park premiered its 21st season.

3. The world was introduced to Peggy Olson when Mad Men premiered in 2007.

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Elisabeth Moss NEVER won an Emmy for this role. Disgrace!

And was then introduced to Offred when The Handmaid's Tale premiered in 2017.

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And Elisabeth Moss FINALLY got her Emmy.

4. American Idol was the most watched show in 2007.

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Get ready, because American Idol returns in 2018.

And Game of Thrones was the most watched show in 2017.

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We've come a long way.

5. 30 Rock was revered by the Emmys as the "Outstanding Comedy Series" of 2007.

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A hilarious woman in charge of a rag-tag group of comedy writers? What's not to love?

And the same award went to Veep in 2017.

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A hilarious woman in charge of the United States of America? What's not to love? Julia Louis-Dreyfus also won her SIXTH Emmy in a row for her role as Selena Meyer.

6. Everyone was left confused by The Sopranos series finale in 2007.

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However, the show still won "Outstanding Drama Series" at the Emmys.

And the Pretty Little Liars series finale raised some eyebrows in 2017.

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No Emmys, though.

7. The Taylors from Friday Night Lights were our go-to family in 2007.

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So pure.

And the Pearsons from This Is Us made us cry weekly in 2017.

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Our tissue expenses went up by A LOT this year.

8. Heroes was our main source for superhero entertainment in 2007.

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"Save the cheerleader, save the world" was ~the~ catchphrase of 2007.

But we did not lack for heroes on TV in 2017.

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The Defenders (and all of their respective shows), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Legion, Runaways, The Gifted, The Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow. Did we miss any?!

9. We watched Meredith help Christina out of her wedding dress in 2007.

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Damn you, Isaiah Washington.

And celebrated the 300th episode of Grey's Anatomy in 2017.

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How are we STILL hooked?

10. Keeping up with the Kardashians premiered on October 14, 2007.

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Who are these BABIES?

And the 200th episode aired on October 29, 2017.

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There's the family we know and love and/or hate depending on how we feel that day.

11. We mourned the loss of Charlie Pace when he tragically died on LOST in 2007.

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This one still hurts.

And we lost yet another Lord of the Rings actor when Bob Newby died in Stranger Things 2 in 2017.

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In fact, we lost a lot of good characters this year.

12. The Sarah Silverman Program premiered February 1st, 2007.

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Hey, girl.

I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman premiered October 12, 2017.

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She's still got it.

13. LeBron James hosted the 33rd season premiere of Saturday Night Live in 2007.

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Kanye was the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling hosted the season 43rd season premiere of Saturday Night Live in 2017.

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Jay-Z was the musical guest.

14. Survivor took its contestants to China in 2007.

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The winner: Todd Herzog.

And got complicated with Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers in 2017.

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Survivor sure is getting creative with those titles.

15. Flight of the Conchords premiered June 17th, 2007.

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And the world got to know Jemaine Clement.

Legion premiered February 8th, 2017.

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And the world discovered that Jemaine Clement aged like a fine wine.

16. Whoopi Goldberg joined the cast of The View in 2007.

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And she's still on it today!

Meghan McCain joined the cast of The View in 2017.

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RIP Candace Cameron Bure's opinions.

17. The CW premiered Gossip Girl on September 19th, 2007.

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Lawd, thank you for Blake Lively!

The CW premiered Riverdale on January 26th, 2017.

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BLESS.

18. The Big Bang Theory premiered on September 24th, 2007.

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It sure feels longer, though.

Young Sheldon premiered on September 25, 2017.

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CBS is going to ride this wave as long as they can.

19. Kristen Bell was tragically taken off our small screens when Veronica Mars was cancelled in 2007.

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At least we got the movie in 2014.

But she shone once again when The Good Place was renewed for a second season in 2017.

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WATCH THIS SHOW.

20. Drew Carey began hosting The Price is Right in 2007.

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He's still hosting, but boy, does he looks different.

Snoop Dogg began hosting The Joker's Wild reboot in 2017.

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Game shows will never die.

21. The King of Queens, starring Kevin James and Leah Remini, ended in 2007.

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With a near-divorce, mind you!

And Leah Remini joined the cast of Kevin Can Wait in 2017.

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Which caused quite a stir, because they straight-up KILLED his original wife, played by Erinn Hayes.

22. Gilmore Girls, The O.C., 7th Heaven, Drake & Josh, and That's So Raven all ended in 2007.

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We're all thinking the same thing... Where's The O.C. reboot?

The Vampire Diaries, Bones, Girls, Orphan Black, and The Mindy Project all ended in 2017.

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BRB, getting emotional.

23. We met the Russo family when The Wizards of Waverly Place premiered on October 12th, 2007.

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Oh Selena, you've come so far.

And said good-bye to the Matthews family (again) when Girl Meets World was cancelled in 2017.

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And we never got a Rachel cameo!

24. Ellen's emotional "Iggygate" speech went viral in 2007.

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She also hosted the Oscars, so it was a crazy year.

And she emotionally celebrated the 20th anniversary of coming out earlier in 2017.

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Ellen came out on her sitcom on April 30th, 1997.

25. Curb Your Enthusiasm got even funnier when J.B. Smoove joined the cast in 2007.

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"You can't pause toast, Larry. It loses its essence!"

And Curb returned after a six year hiatus in 2017.

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REJOICE because it was just renewed for a 10th season.

26. America Ferrera was shining as Ugly Betty in 2007.

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She was the first Latina to win the "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" Emmy.

And she entered her third season of Superstore in 2017.

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She also appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2017 as Lin-Manuel Miranda's wife, Vanessa.

27. Jim and Pam FINALLY happened in 2007.

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Ten years later and it STILL makes us tear up.

And, of course, Betty and Jughead had their first kiss in 2017.

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WE SHIP IT!

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