Every reality TV family has a hard time to ideal the very same difficult balancing act:

How to share adequate details with the world to produce engaging watching, while at the exact same time, not providing away too much of your personal life?

This is particularly challenging when it comes to the Duggar clan, as their carefully-curated public image is based nearly totally on tricks and lies.

That’s how we end up with numerous episodes based upon scavenger hunts, and craft projects, and other boring crap that’s plainly staged for the cameras.

Every when in a while, the Duggars let their guards down and permit a sincere, unscripted moment to make it to air.

Which’s how we wound up with these cringe-worth scenes.

Delight in, and try not to die of second-hand embarassment!

A Family Custom.

A Family Tradition

The Duggars have actually been on TELEVISION given that the days when George W. Bush remained in workplace. And while the faces may have altered, the household’s ability to humiliate themselves has remained continuous.

Sad Truth.

Sad Fact

If you grow up on electronic camera, it’s inescapable that a few of your more awkward moments will be shared in front of an audience of millions.

No Getting Around It.

No Getting Around It

And when your household is as cringe-inducing as the Duggars … well, a few of those minutes may be the kind that will follow you for the rest of your days.

Josh on the Spot.

Josh on the Spot

Let’s kick off our list of the most uncomfortable Duggar minutes with a little weirdness from the most despicable member of the 19 Kids and Counting clan. We’re talking, naturally, about Josh …

Josh’s Proposal.

Josh's Proposal

Josh and Anna’s engagement was the first one that was witnessed by audiences, and kid, was it one unusual celebration.

They Did What, Now?

They Did What, Now?

For some reason, Josh chose to shock Anna at a birthday celebration, where she and her mother were dressed in matching clothing. Afterward, Josh and Anna sat and intensely rubbed each other’s hands, as they weren’t allowed to touch anywhere else yet. Super awk!

Just the Beginning.

Just the Beginning

Clearly, there were numerous, much more humiliating minutes to come in this marital relationship, however fortunately, the majority of them didn’t make it onto TLC.

Josh Sings to Anna.

Josh Sings to Anna

As you might remember, Josh sang a little tune called “The Commitment Song” to Anna on their big day. Ironically, he was later on caught attempting to cheat on her with anybody who would provide him the time of day. So much for loyalty!

Regretfully, There’s More …

Sadly, There's More ...

If you believed Josh was the only Duggar with musical aspirations, you were unfortunately mistaken …

Huge Yikes.

Big Yikes

Shortly after Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar invited their first kid, Ben attempted his hand at producing a Christian hip hop track. Do not feel guilty if you blocked that scene from your memory– Jessa most likely did, too!

A Short, Legendary Career.

A Brief, Legendary Career

Luckily, these days, Ben appears to have hung up his mic for great, but you never understand when the desire to spit some rhymes might overpower him when again.

A Living Legend.

A Living Legend

And when it does, we can just hope that the cams are rolling!

The Skill Never Ends!

The Talent Never Ends!

Of course, Jim Bob wasn’t about to let Josh and Ben have all the fun! He might not look like the type to show much interest in the arts, but it turns out JB was when bitten by the acting bug!

Not Much of a Stretch.

Not Much of a Stretch

Jim Bob recently chose to portray the ass in his church’s nativity play. It’s the role he was born to play!

What an Ass!

What an Ass!

Jim Bob’s career as a jackass was short but remarkable. He wound up taking a fair bit of flak for allowing children to “ride” him up and down the aisles, particularly as a few of the youngsters were reportedly a bit too old for such activities.

Keeping It Crazy.

Keeping It Crazy

The Duggars are hardcore conservative evangelicals, which implies they adhere to beliefs that the rest of society deserted long ago. In order to guarantee that the cycle of ignorance continues through the generations, they need to teach their kids some profoundly idiotic things.

Getting on the Ark.

Hopping On the Ark

Back when the show was still called 18 Kids and Counting, the Duggars took their kids to the Creationist Museum Ark in Petersburg, Kentucky.

Timeless Duggars.

Classic Duggars

It was one of the family’s most certainly silly episodes, and it led to a lot of cringe.

The Hits Simply Keep Coming!

The Hits Just Keep on Coming!

Certainly, that’s not the only time the household’s lack of knowledge was on display screen. Far from it!

Joy-Anna and Austin Aren’t Too Bright.

Joy-Anna and Austin Aren't Too Bright

Remember when Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth exposed that they do not understand the distinction in between sparkling water and white wine? Luckily, the minute is maintained forever on video!

Keep Austin Weird.

Keep Austin Weird

Ideally, Joy and Austin would not make the exact same error again now that they’re a couple of years older. Who understands! The variety of alcoholic drinks they have actually had between then and now remains exactly no!

Jinger and Jeremy Cross the Line.

Jinger and Jeremy Cross the Line

How about the time Jinger and Jeremy took a cooking class during their honeymoon in Australia, and they almost got tossed out of the cooking area for getting handsy?

Some Sound Advice.

Some Sound Advice

Pro idea: If you don’t wait until your honeymoon to express physical love in any type, you will not be so pent up that you nearly get arrested in a foreign country!

C’mon, Jim Bob.

C'mon, Jim Bob

Of course, no conversation of awkward Jeremy moments would be total without a reference of the time that Jim Bob lectured Vuolo on finances (and the value of supporting Jinger’s shopping addiction) in front of his moms and dads!

A Master of the Form.

A Master of the Form

No surprise Jim Bob’s kids can being so awkward on camera! They learned from the very best!

Brace Yourselves.

Brace Yourselves

But to wrap this list up, we have to rely on Captain Awkward himself– the guy, myth, the strolling cautionary tale, Josh Duggar … and we hesitate we have no choice however to revisit his most uncomfortable televised moment.

Josh Duggar Incest Joke.

Josh Duggar Incest Joke

Yes, it’s the minute that Josh– who was later exposed to have molested his siblings– made a joke about incest on TELEVISION. And with that, we must leave you, so that we can go throw up someplace.


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