Television talk shows have been part of Hollywood history for decades. From The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, to The Oprah Winfrey Show, to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, talk shows and their hosts have been entertaining people for years. Considering these shows are basically unscripted, there are moments that can suddenly become uncomfortable, mortifying and just incredibly cringeworthy…remember the couch jumping Tom Cruise incident? Yup, no one will ever forget that.
We’ve put together the best of the best mortifying moments, as well as some of the most iconic ones in talk show television, and we promise, every single one of them is worth a look-see.