“This apology smoothie is now a breakup smoothie!”
But there are other TV breakups that are so terrible and ridiculous, they’re hard to take seriously. Maybe they’re absurdly dramatic, unintentionally funny, or just plain cringey. Teen TV couple breakups are often especially painful to watch.
Here are 15 of the most over-the-top, cringey ways teen TV characters ended relationships:
First, when Jesse cracked an egg on Rachel’s head on Glee.
When Lola dumped Tiny over text message while sitting like five feet away from him on Degrassi: Next Class.
When Jade told Beck he had 10 seconds to follow her outside or their relationship was over on Victorious.
When Riley broke up with Buffy by dramatically flying off in a helicopter on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
When Becky threw a smoothie on Drew on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
When Archie tried to break up with Veronica over the phone and she told him they were “endgame” on Riverdale.
When Dean broke up with Rory in front of everyone at the town dance marathon on Gilmore Girls.
When Cory tried to break up with Wendy by handing her a note in class on Boy Meets World.
When Joey rejected Dawson and he ugly cried on Dawson’s Creek.
When Archie thought Valerie wanted him back, but then she just spilled her drink on him instead on Riverdale.
When Sam told Quinn their Color Me Mine date wasn’t happening on Glee.
When Guzmán ended things with Lu while they were wearing matching couple’s costumes at a Halloween party on Elite.
When Ben flew all the way to New York to visit Amy and then just blurted out that Adrian was pregnant with his baby on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
When Marco found out Dylan was seeing other guys, so he spontaneously kissed Craig to try to make him jealous on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
And finally, when Cody and Bailey had their anniversary dinner at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and dramatically broke up on The Suite Life on Deck.
Got a moment that didn’t make this list? Tell us in the comments!
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