10+ TV Moments That Will Always Make Us Cringe

I personally love awkward moments. Not when they happen to me by any means, but I certainly have an appreciation for cringe humor: both intentional and unintentional.

Cringe humor lures you in like a tractor beam, making it impossible to resist or look away. See what I mean for yourself and check out these 10+ TV moments that made fans cringe!

Dexter and Debra's brush with incest in *Dexter*.


Yes, it was a dream. But that doesn't make it any less creepy! Watching Dexter and Debra lock lips was almost enough to make me abandon the ship entirely.

That whole storyline, and scene especially, were just plain uncomfortable.

Sherlock Holmes is a total jerk in *Sherlock*.


Why do you have to be like this all the time, Sherlock?

For such a smart guy, he sure does manage to put his foot in his mouth an awful lot. It broke my heart listening to him rip Molly apart, only to discover that her gift was for him.

Michael and Maeby's totally inappropriate duet in *Arrested Development*.

This one seriously made me shudder. If you aren't familiar with the song "Afternoon Delight", have a listen to the lyrics.

You'll quickly come to understand that it's definitely not the kind of song an uncle should be singing with his niece.

Larry David drops the C-word during the poker game in *Curb Your Enthusiasm*.


There are very few words that can silence an entire room in an instant. During this particular episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David does just that.

You can literally feel the oxygen being sucked out of the room.

Chandler and Phoebe's incredibly forced kiss.

I know that this was supposed to be forced and awkward, but I don't think even the writers could have anticipated just how well they delivered.

Watching Chandler and Phoebe kiss was like listening to nails on a chalkboard.

David Brent reminds *The Office (UK)* that they're "Simply The Best".


If you think Michael Scott is bad, wait until you meet David Brent. David is the sun and Michael is simply trapped in his gravitational pull.

Watching him dance to Tina Turner's "Simply The Best" is the visual equivalent of chewing on tinfoil.

No love on a school night in *Boston Public*.


Scott Guber was the Vice Principal from Boston Public that you loved to hate. He was the last faculty member that fans wanted to see develop a love interest develop, but that's exactly what we got.

Watching Meredith Peters slowly seduce him with her hook hand is disturbing.

When we found out that Jess and Robby are actually related in *New Girl*.

I get sad thinking about New Girl. Not often does a show have such a tremendous fall from grace that it becomes borderline unrecognizable.

Robby and Jess together was always a mistake. But watching them discover that they're actually cousins? That was just unnecessary.

Charlie's incredibly awkward date in *It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia*.


Everything from the immense amount of cheese that's consumed, to the fact that Charlie is sweating through his shirt, compounded by his complete and utter failure at pronouncing the word "philanthropist", make this episode truly unforgettable.

When Finn sang "You're Having My Baby" in front of Quinn's entire family.


I know it's a TV show and you have to enter into it with a certain amount of suspended belief. But this is one of the most painful scenes I've ever seen on film, stage, or anywhere in between.

I felt like I needed to sterilize my eyeballs and boil my ears.

Sklyer White sings "Happy Birthday, Mr. President".

So this scene is proof that no matter how great a show is, there's no such thing as 'perfect'. I'm not exactly sure what was running through Vince Gilligan's mind when he green-lit this, but what can you do?

Look away, I suppose? That's what I suggest, anyway.

Arya and Gendry's love scene in *Game Of Thrones*.


No. No, no, no! Arya and Gendry? Come on! I don't care how old Maisie Williams is in real life. It still felt creepy and gross.

People had a lot of different opinions on this scene if we're being honest.

Every single time Horatio Caine put on his sunglasses and uttered one of his incredibly cheesy one-liners in *C.S.I. Miami*.

Thank goodness we're out of the C.S.I. era - I couldn't take much more. I will say that I do miss Horatio Caine.

I know those one-liners were vomit-inducing but I still loved him anyway.

Jan & Michael's incredibly awkward dinner party in *The Office*.


Recently, I was trying to decide what the best episode of The Office is. I go back and forth on this, but I'm inclined to argue that it's "The Dinner Party".

This entire episode is one long cringe moment. From the very instant that Jim and Pam arrive until the police come to take Michael away.

The time Ross tried to make out with his cousin on *Friends*.


I love Ross. I don't care what anyone says, he's hands down the best male castmember on Friends.

Watching as the scene on the couch unfolds between him and his cousin is pure gold. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse:

"I haven't had sex in a very long time."