1. When Hildi Santo-Tomas designed an indoor beach cabana on Trading Spaces, complete with actual sand TLC Yes, that's a guy dumping a wheelbarrow full of sand INSIDE SOMEONE'S HOUSE. Even the normally enthusiastic host Paige Davis asked, "is this sand or dirt?" Hildi's goal here was to create a beachside getaway that was simply down the hall instead of across the country, but if she was really going to commit to the uber-realistic beachside theme, why did she pick this weird "river" sand?? Because I'm with Paige on this one...it straight-up looks like dirt. Watch the terrifying ordeal here. 2. While we're at it, we need to talk about pretty much everything that happened on Trading Spaces TLC Pictured above is a "horror-inspired" kitchen, complete with shelving designed to LOOK LIKE A COFFIN. Other unique designs include a gray and brown prison-themed bedroom to evoke a "prisoner of love" conceit, and even a living room with straw glued to the walls...just to name a few. I have so many questions about Trading Spaces: first and foremost, how did we let any of this happen? Why did we let people do this other people's homes? Who's to blame, here? Hildi Santo-Tomas? The Bush Administration? 3. We also need to talk about Fear Factor View this video on YouTube NBC / Via youtube.com Fear Factor was that show where contestants had to eat bugs or get immersed in a tank full of snakes or crawl through a narrow tunnel full of spiders and crickets. Here's the thing, though--as the show went on (which it did because apparently people love watching other people do really, really gross stuff) the producers had to create even more extreme, terrifying stunts to keep viewers coming back for more. Like the one above, where contestants were not only chained up but also covered in bees?? Again, I ask, WHY DID WE LET ANY OF THIS HAPPEN?? 4. And To Catch a Predator NBC To Catch a Predator host Chris Hansen is nothing less than an American hero. Fearlessly bustin' internet creeps and taking names, he was best known for his trademark phrase, "hey there, why don't you have a seat?" Thank you, Chris, for teaching us a valuable lesson--to stay the hell away from chat rooms. 5. When Tom Cruise freaked out on Oprah HARPO Productions If you were alive in 2005, then you remember everyone talking about Tom Cruise and his increasingly weird behavior, which reached a climax when he started jumping up and down on Oprah's couch professing his undying love for Katie Holmes. Oprah just keeps nervously repeating "I've never seen you like this before!" And Tom just keeps jumping around the set. His other antics included kneeling and pounding the ground with his fist, maniacal laughter, and walking up to Oprah telling her "I'm a hugger!" while shaking her shoulders. It was funny, but also kinda sad if you were really into Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Watch it here. 6. And when Tom Cruise told Matt Lauer "you're glib" NBC Other memorable quotes include: "Matt...Matt...Matt, Matt, Matt," and "You don't even know what Ritalin is!" Watch it here. 7. The Original Magic Bullet Infomercial Homeland Housewares Anyone who stayed up super late or woke up super early between the years 2003-2007 will remember paid programming's finest hour, the Magic Bullet infomercial. Seriously, this thing had it all: character development, plot, irony. Perhaps the most iconic figure in infomercial marketing is Hazel (pictured above), with her cigarette and curmudgeonly demeanor. "Dinner's always a production," she grumbled as the Magic Bullet effortlessly whipped up a creamy Alfredo sauce. Those who grew up on streaming alone will never understand how truly special this informercial was. Watch the entire 30-minute masterpiece here. 8. When Kanye West went off script NBC In 2005, Kanye joined Mike Myers to help raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. Frustrated by the government's response to the tragedy, he called out the then-president on live TV and said that "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Yes, this is the same Kanye who recently declared that slavery "sounds like a choice." Watch it here. 9. When Pumpkin spat on New York on VH1's Flavor of Love Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF VH1 / Via GIPHY VH1's reality shows were a wild ride with no shortage of drama. Wildest of all, however, was when Pumpkin went toe-to-toe with New York on Flavor of Love, culminating in a slow-mo spit that shook me to my core. Listen, as a child of the new millennium, I've witnessed my fair share of reality TV catfights, but this one is NEXT LEVEL. Watch it here. 10. When Zac Efron mentioned his mom while going through an underwear drawer on Room Raiders MTV Before we knew him as Troy from High School Musical, Zac starred on the two-season sitcom Summerland and made a guest appearance on MTV's Room Raiders in 2005. While perusing a potential date's bedside underwear drawer, Zac pondered over a pair of leopard print panties and said that "there's a conflict," because his mom, apparently, loves animal print. "It's just sort of a weird connection...I wouldn't like to see these on my mom" he continued after an uncomfortable pause. Way to be weird, Zac. Watch it here. 11. And pretty much all of MTV's reality programming MTV Room Raiders, Next, Date My Mom, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila...where are the contestants now? Did they ever find love? 12. Paula Abdul's uncomfortable local news interview FOX Everyone's favorite American Idol judge fielded questions from Seattle's Q13 Fox News in 2007 and acted strangely, prompting rumors that she interviewed while drunk. Through the giggling, swaying, and technical difficulties, Abdul backed up fellow judge Simon Cowell when he claimed that the worst American Idol contestants came from Seattle. Abdul's rep later stated that the buzz surrounding the interview was "much ado about nothing" and that she was "distracted and confused by the station dropping the sound." Watch it here. 13. "WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU" on America's Next Top Model Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The CW Watching Tyra lose her composure still makes me uncomfortable af. 14. The Oliver Trask storyline from The O.C. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via GIPHY Speaking of anxiety, nothing freaked me out more than watching Oliver Trask try to run over Ryan and Luke in a golf cart while angry music played in the background, or when he started hitting his head with his hands screaming "I'M SO STUPID!" Spoiler alert: his character arc ends with him waving a gun around his hotel room while holding Marissa hostage. Albeit tragic, his tale was mostly terrifying. 15. And The Hills finale MTV ALL THE FEELINGS. Ok, so technically The Hills finale aired in 2010, but it's truly the most fitting end to an insane decade. How could we forget the stage backdrop being rolled away as Kristin parted ways with Brody? Nothing like this had ever happened before, making us all question the nature of "reality" television. If this didn't give you an existential crisis, then I honestly don't know what to say. Welcome to the '10s, kids! Everything's a lie! Good luck!