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    These 20 TV Moments Gave Me Secondhand Embarrassment So Bad I Couldn't Figure Out Whether To Laugh Or Cry

    Obviously, Riverdale is on this list, don't even worry.

    Even great TV shows can sometimes be filled with scenes that just scream ~second-hand embarrassment ~

    To me, however, there's awful cringe and then there's "awkward hysterical laughter" cringe — so I've rounded up my favourite and least favourite uncomfortable TV moments. Let's get into it:

    1. Funny Cringe: Chandler kissing everyone in Friends

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    I literally laugh out loud whenever I see this scene — it really is just so awkward but I admire Chandler's commitment to his secret relationship.

    2. Bad Cringe: Betty's striptease in Riverdale

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    I know that Betty just wanted to feel like she was "part of the world" Jughead had gotten into with the snake gang or whatever, but THIS TEENAGER IS DOING A STRIPTEASE IN A BAR IN FRONT OF HER BOYFRIEND'S DAD AND OTHER ADULTS. The whole thing is just awkward and yes, I fast-forwarded.

    3. Funny Cringe: Lady Cassandra in Doctor Who

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    This is more of a personal cringe than universal — but I don't know, something about a surgery-obsessed lady becoming nothing more than a well-moisturised skin graft is uncomfortable yet hilarious to me.

    4. Bad and Funny Cringe: Michael kissing Oscar in The Office

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    The Office in general is an amazing example of making cringe comedy, but this scene will always take the cake! Hats off to Steve Carrell for improvising this work of art.

    Note: Oscar Nuñez has spoken about this improvised moment as positive, stating, "I was thinking 'I hope no one laughs. I hope we can use this. I hope no one laughs out loud.' Because I know there's a bunch of gigglers out there, and I thought, 'I hope it's not a ruined take that we can't use.'"

    5. Bad Cringe: Hanna's emotional dance in Pretty Little Liars

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    We were all Emily at this moment. Just watching on awkwardly in abject horror as Hanna gets her demons out like rent was due the next day. I hate this scene, but it's a piece of history.

    6. Funny Cringe: Jules liking her ex's post in Dollface

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    I really truly felt for Jules in this scene — it was so relatable that I developed a stomachache from the idea of this situation... and from laughing so hard at how it was written.

    7. Bad Cringe: "Weird, Weirder" from New Girl

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    Yeah, I never really understood why Jess and Nick had this strange out of body moment between them — but I don't like watching it.

    8. Funny Cringe: The "I don't like pizza" scene from Abbott Elementary

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    Liking pizza or not is definitely a polarising topic, but despite Gregory's embarrassment and avoidance, this is hilarious.

    9. Bad Cringe: Young Kendall and Kylie Jenner dancing on a pole in KUWTK

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    This could've been left in the reality show drafts. No words.

    10. Funny Cringe: Kat breaking up with Ethan in Euphoria

    11. Bad Cringe: Ross bringing a picnic to Rachel's job in Friends

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    Not only is this cringe, but it also pisses me off every time I see it. Ross's complete disregard for Rachel's comfort and professionalism drives me up the wall. I understand you're lonely and jealous but come on man!

    12. Funny Cringe: Finn singing "You're Having My Baby" to Quinn's parents in Glee

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    I know this moment was awful for everyone else, but there's just something so awfully awkward about it that it evokes the most hysterical laughter out of me.

    13. Bad Cringe: "You levelled up" in The Flash

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    This is a recurring offence. The writers let this phrase be used in nearly every episode of season eight and it just became so irritating, tired, and plain cringe! 

    Also just a personal note, but when was this "levelling up" in the room with us? Because season eight felt exactly the same as season seven.

    14. Funny Cringe: "The epic highs and lows of highschool football" in Riverdale

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    I don't know if it's the idea of a drug-running nine-year-old or Archie Andrews romanticising American adolescent football to a prison yard full of juvenile delinquents — but this scene is a masterpiece to me. It's the best scene in the show!

    15. Bad Cringe: Ezra telling Aria's parents he loves her in Pretty Little Liars

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    WHAT DID EZRA THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?? THAT HE'D BE WELCOME INTO THE MONTGOMERY FAMILY WITH OPEN ARMS FOR BEING A FELON? 

    This also makes my stomach hurt but in a terrible way.

    16. Funny Cringe: Keeley pleasuring herself to Roy crying in Ted Lasso

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    17. Bad Cringe: Ginny saluting Marcus after meeting his girlfriend in Ginny and Georgia

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    Oh here comes another bad stomachache for me, because Ginny really felt like she did something ~iconic~ at this moment and she just... didn't.

    18. Funny Cringe: "Essex is a continent" from Love Island

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    No, like this is jokes but it's a ~bad~ joke. I refuse to believe this was a serious conversation for Hayley. Nope.

    19. Bad Cringe: Squidward’s toenail injury in Spongebob Squarepants (watch with caution – it’s animated, but it’s gory)

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    This was so disgusting, every part of me is now clenched. Were the writers okay?

    20. Funny Cringe: The dance mob proposal in Superstore

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    I'd like to think we're past the "dance mob" part of human history because I never enjoyed them... but also I totally lose it at Bo's adlibs.

    What cringe moments from TV shows have triggered your fight or flight? Let us know in the comments!