With the exorbitant amount of entertainment that’s thrown at us every day, thanks to help from Netflix, Hulu, and good ol’ fashioned theaters, we’re seeing a never-ending rush of creative, compelling storytelling. But among these innovative works in film and television, there are loads of duds that have us face-palming hard.

While many of these awful film contributions have been swept under the rug, their directors and actors alike undoubtedly trying to forget they ever happened, we’re here to pull them back into the light! Enjoy this list of the absolute worst films of the 2010s, ranked. They’re so bad it practically hurts.

20. Jack and Jill (2011): While Adam Sandler and his uncut gems are riding their high horse now, 2011’s gender-bending “comedy” was a low point for Sandler and director Dennis Dugan. It holds a disgraceful 3% score on Rotten Tomatoes to this day.

Happy Madison Productions

19. The Emoji Movie (2017): You’d think a movie that features Sir Patrick Stewart as a suave, swirly pile of feces would be Oscar-worthy, but…no. In fact, the entire movie was just wrong. Emojis should just stay in our phones where they belong.

Sony Pictures Animation

18. Dirty Grandpa (2016): Robert De Niro! Zac Efron! Aubrey Plaza! These are names we love, right? Well yes, but Dirty Grandpa‘s fun cast doesn’t make up for the fact that the self-proclaimed comedy was definitely dirty, but minus the funny. We’d rather watch Plaza play April Ludgate.

QED International

17. Killers (2010): It’s no wonder we don’t see Kathrine Heigl around anymore (although that’s likely related to her rumored high-maintenance attitude). Heigl and Kutcher had zero chemistry as a married couple in this spy action flick, which refused to stray from an overplayed, strict formula. Yawn.

Katalyst Media

16. The Legend Of Hercules (2014): Handsome man. Big muscles. That’s all The Legend Of Hercules sadly has to offer. The film barely brings the ancient Greek story to life, it being a poorly-cast, cash-grabbing, plodding fantasy/action flick. Just watch Disney’s animated 1997 version instead.

Nu Boyana Film Studios

15. Vampires Suck (2010): Remember that phase of horrifically cheesy parody flicks saturating the film industry in the 2000s? They were like pesky vermin (aside from the legendary Scary Movie). Vampires Suck obviously hoped to capitalize on the Twilight craze. Unfortunately, the film sucked in other ways.

Regency Enterprises

14. This Means War (2012): You’d think a movie centered around a love triangle between Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, and Chris Pine, who are arguably Hollywood’s hottest hotties, would leave audiences swooning. But this rom-com was such a lackluster stereotype that it made Hardy forever swear off romantic comedies.

Overbrook Entertainment

13. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012): This film, which is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel of the same name, tossed the history books in the trash. Though it aimed to be a moody, action-packed historical fiction thriller, it proved to just be, well, tonally dead.

20th Century Studios

12. The Circle (2017): With a highly respected cast and a premise that reflected current tech and privacy issues, this information-age thriller was anything but thrilling. Trying to capitalize on the dangers of the digital world doesn’t always work. We’re sure Edward Snowden couldn’t bear to watch.

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11. The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019): The bizarre horror flick revolving around the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate takes the harsh reality of her short legacy and slaps it in the face with shallow Hollywood bologna. Even Quentin Tarantino respected her story more.

Voltage Pictures

10. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015): There’s so much we can say about this BDSM monstrosity, but we’ll just say that any erotic novel based on a Twilight fan fiction (not to mention one that’s been deemed “mommy porn”) probably shouldn’t make its way to film production.

Universal Pictures

9. Suicide Squad (2016): Comic book nerds couldn’t wait to see eccentric power couple Harley Quinn and Joker, played by Margot Robbie and Jared Leto respectively, dominate the screen. Shockingly, Leto got merely 10 minutes of screen time, and the film itself was severely lacking in smart storytelling.

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8. The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) (2015): After the viral controversy of 2009’s body horror movie The Human Centipede (First Sequence), director Tom Six only wanted to push the limits, and further gross-out the masses, with his following sequences. Well, he succeeded in that, but not in execution.

Six Entertainment Company

7. Slender Man (2018): With an impressively bad Rotten Tomatoes Score of 7%, Slender Man didn’t exactly shake audiences to their core. With his long fingers and cheesy CGI stature, Slendy and his Creepypasta legend just weren’t meant for the screen.

Screen Gems

6. The Starving Games (2013): Our list contains yet another embarrassing parody film conceived purely to profit off the success of a franchise (too harsh?). In honor of The Hunger Games, The Starving Games made as many cheap, unoriginal bread jokes as physically possible.

The Safran Company

5. Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013): Don’t touch the classics; this should be a rule! While some horror reboots pan out alright (2018’s Halloween), others make a mockery of a beloved franchise. In the awful case of Texas Chainsaw 3D, masked serial killer Leatherface was unnecessarily re-branded as an anti-hero.

Lionsgate

4. The Last Airbender (2010): Though we’re always rooting for M. Night Shyamalan, his adaptation of Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon series was undeniably a massive disappointment. Considering the film earned a sad 5% score on Rotten Tomatoes, maybe the master of horror should refrain from directing family flicks.

Nickelodeon Movies

3. Getaway (2013): We don’t know about you, but just hearing the names “Ethan Hawke” and “Selena Gomez” in the same sentence would have us raising our eyebrows. Film critic James Berardinelli laughably wrote “Getaway is pretty much a 90-minute car chase. That’s it.” Vroom vroom.

Dark Castle Entertainment

2. Shark Night 3D (2011): Who doesn’t love a movie with galeophobia at its heart? With that in mind, Shark Night 3D really missed the mark, especially considering there wasn’t even much shark action to distract its tired audience. This movie can go sleep with the fishes.

Universal Pictures

1. Left Behind (2014): If you’ve never heard of this Nic Cage apocalyptic thriller, don’t worry, no one has. For a movie about the rapture, it’s pretty darn dull; and its ending will have you feeling cheated. Did we mention its Rotten Tomatoes score is a jaw-dropping 1%?

Left Behind

For all the disasters streaming and hitting the big screen, the 2010s saw some of the best television ever created. Even amid all the gold, these 20 episodes were the best of the best; they won’t be forgotten by TV fans.

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20. Veep, “Mother”: Julia Louis-Dreyfus put on an exceptional performance at her mother’s funeral when she learned she’d likely lose the election recount. She began crying, which everyone assumed was because her mother died, but they were all hilariously wrong.

HBO

19. Mr. Robot, “Hello, Elliot”: Computer geeks weren’t the only people on board with Rami Malek’s hacking abilities; people all over loved the dark world he lived in. The series finale wrapped things up and forced viewers to ponder life.

FX Networks

18. Planet Earth II, “Cities”: This nature documentary series is known for its mind-blowing footage of the most majestic places and animals on Earth. This particular episode takes viewers into complex cities to examine how the animal life and humans coexist.

BBC

17. Girls, “One man’s Trash”: Lena Dunham falls hard for an extremely wealthy doctor who happens to reciprocate her feelings. However, the audience learns a significant amount about Dunham’s upsetting backstory, and in the end, she loses the guy.

HBO

16. Review, “Pancakes, Divorce, Pancakes”: This show flew under most people’s radars but was comedy gold. Andy Daly played a man rating life experiences. When it came time to eat 15 pancakes in one sitting, the results were unforgettable hilarity.

Comedy Central

15. Community, “Modern Warfare”: The hilarious banter between these characters drew fans in immediately, but this episode in particular dazzled them. Taking tropes from action and post-apocalyptic movies, it serves up fast-paced and hilarious thrill ride via a paintball fight.

NBC

14. Mad Men, “Person to Person”: The world of Don Draper and advertising came to an end in this episode with Draper at a meditation retreat after leaving advertising behind him. But, the final seconds imply he’s about to relapse.

AMC

13. 30 Rock, “A Goon’s Deed in a Weary World”: This episode was just two away from the series finale. People were sad to see their favorite characters move on, but everyone received a satisfying sendoff.

NBC

12. Russian Doll, “Ariadne”: The fact the Natasha Lyonne’s character wakes up in the same situation over and over runs a risk of becoming repetitive and boring. However, the season finale wrapped up the mind-altering premise in thrilling form.

Netflix

11. Atlanta, “Teddy Perkins”: This episode is a disturbing journey into the life of a wealthy — but seriously deranged — man. The show’s black creator, Donald Glover, played the bizarre Caucasian title character brilliantly.

FX Networks

10 The Last Man on Earth, “Alive in Tucson”: When Will Forte wakes up in the pilot episode, he believes at the time he’s the only living being on the planet. A fascinating premise, Forte knocked the bewildered-man role outta the park.

FOX

9. The Good Wife, “Hitting the Fan”: An all-out law firm turf war rained chaos down onto Diane Lockhart after she discovered her protegees were betraying her. This was the episode where the carnage was unleashed.

CBS

8. The Good Place, “Michael’s Gambit”: Viewers were led to believe the first season of this show took place in Heaven. However, the season finale revealed Eleanor and everyone else in “Heaven” were actually in a Ted Danson-run Hell.

NBC

7. The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”: Fans of this dystopian show were finally given the backstory of the main character, June, and the process by which officers captured her and attempted to break her spirit. Intriguing but super intense.

Hulu

6. Black Mirror, “San Junipero”: This show’s known for its bleak look at how technology is destroying society, but this particular episode was about a love story unfolding over decades and eventually the afterlife. Unusually optimistic and quite touching.

Netflix

5. Big Little Lies, “You Get What You Need”: All of the drama between the female characters on the show was put aside in this season one finale. Perry, the character creating so much hurt, was finally killed off.

HBO

4. The Americans, “START”: This was the series finale to the drama about a family of Russian spies assuming the role of American citizens. The family’s neighbor finally realizes they’re spies, but the parents escape to Russia, leaving their kids behind.

FX Networks

3. The Office, “Dinner Party”: Awkwardness was the name of the game during every episode, but this one in particular took the cake. Jan and Michael ensured everyone they invited to dinner, including the audience, squirmed in their seats with discomfort.

NBC

2. Game of Thrones, “Rains of Castamere”: This epic show was never short of huge battle scenes and long arduous quests, but this episode left viewers’ jaws on the floor. Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark, his pregnant wife, and most of the Stark army were massacred.

HBO

1. Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias”: Nearly every scene in this entire series piled on tension and anxiety, but this time they killed off Hank, Walter White’s brother-in-law and DEA agent. That death dealt a serious blow to the show’s fans — and Walter’s empire.

AMC

Viewers privileged enough to watch any of those episodes saw the pinnacle of good television. But, for years, the wide world of sitcoms captivated viewers every week. Here are the top 50.

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50. The Beverly Hillbillies, 1962-1971: Praised by audiences and hated by critics, it follows a family that relocates from mountain country to the posh Beverly Hills neighborhood. As you can imagine, it’s a very smooth transition with no misunderstandings at all.

The Beverly Hillbillies / CBS

49. Fresh Off the Boat, 2015-current: This sitcom reinvigorated the tired primetime lineup. It was the first American sitcom to have a full Asian American cast in over 20 years and went on to be the only one to air over 100 episodes.

Fresh Off the Boat / 20th Century Fox

48. Married…with Children, 1987-1997: An early adapter of common sitcom tropes, father Al Bundy pioneered the role of the dim-witted husband. Riddled with stereotypes, the show was surprisingly one of the edgiest of its time. In 1996, it was called “the crudest show on television.”

Married…with Children / Columbia Pictures Television

47. Bewitched, 1964-1972: Samantha is a witch turned housewife to a mortal man. Issues arise with her magical family, who disapprove of the union. The introduction of a fantasy elements into the sitcom structure was novel at the time.

Bewitched / ABC

46. The Nanny, 1993-1999: The flashy girl from Flushing known as Fran Fine played a fashion-forward, heavily accented nanny to high-society children in Manhattan. It has everything. A sassy butler, a mismatched romance, and many delightful disasters.

The Nanny / CBS

45. 3rd Rock from the Sun, 1996-2001: The normal appearing Solomon family is actually a group of aliens disguised as humans on a mission to studying earthlings. The intersection between sci-fi and sitcom genres creates uniquely hilarious situations lead by the stellar John Lithgow.

3rd Rock from the Sun / NBC

44. The Wonder Years, 1988-1993: Set in an era twenty years before its actual air dates, this sitcom was intoxicatingly nostalgic for another time. Ernest and heartfelt, the show is a coming-of-age story at heart that offers a different tone from the average sitcom.

The Wonder Years / ABC

43. Diff’rent Strokes, 1978-1986: A very young and adorable Gary Coleman made the show what is was with his signature catchphrase and charming spunk. The sitcom is also known for creating “special” episodes, a common ploy where funny sitcoms address serious issues.

Diff’rent Strokes / NBC

42. I Dream of Jeannie, 1965-1970: Similar in structure to its rival series, the aforementioned Bewitched the two fantasy-based sitcoms were enemies for years. Jeannie revolves around a 2,000 year-old and very attractive genie whose master (and future husband) is an astronaut.

I Dream of Jeannie / NBC

41. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2013-current: This sitcom takes a police procedural and turns it on its head with some distinctively silly characters. Praised for promoting LGBTQ visibility, its clever mix of witty writing and absurd antics make it a real joy.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine / NBC

40. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 2005-current: Far from traditional, the show follows a group of friends with no semblance of moral compass. The “gang” is constantly involved in unethical misadventures involving dark humor, most often in the pursuit of personal gain. Sunny is way off the beaten path and singularly hilarious.

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia / FX

39. Roseanne, 1988-1997: The working-class Connor family was lead by matriarch Roseanne Connor, played by Roseanne Barr. The no-frills lifestyle lived by the Connor family appealed to audiences for its time on-air. Roseanne’s huge personality was the heart of the show.

Roseanne / ABC

38. Family Matters, 1989-1998: As the stars of one of the longest-running sitcoms starring a black family, the Winslows secured their place in history. With help from their wacky show-stealing neighbor Steve Urkel and his iconic catchphrase, “Did I do that?”

Family Matters / Warner Bros.

37. All in the Family, 1971-1979: Archie Bunker is one of the most famous television fathers, though his prejudicial disposition didn’t allow him to age well. Grumpy and bigoted, he plays opposite his kind and patient wife, a common dynamic in sitcom marriages.

All in the Family / Tandem Productions

36. Home Improvement, 1991-1999: Tim Allen was absolutely crushing it in the ’90s, and this beloved sitcom is part of the reason. In 1993, the show went to number one at the same time Allen had the number one book and movie in America.

Home Improvement / Touchstone Television

35. Who’s the Boss, 1984-1992: Tony Danza plays ex-baseball star Tony who takes a job as a housekeeper. Angela Bower, played by Judith Light, is the divorced advertising executive who employs him. The switching of gender roles and charisma of Danza create a really fun watch.

Who’s the Boss / ABC

34. Scrubs, 2001-2010: The creators of Scrubs thought totally outside the box. With Zach Braff playing protagonist J.D., this comedy meets drama is unique in construction as J.D. narrates his days and vignettes are used to tell the story. It’s funny, thoughtful, and heart-warming.

Scrubs / Touchstone Television

33. The Good Place, 2016-current: Modern sitcoms have the challenge of keeping a somewhat over done genre fresh. Ted Danson and Kristen Bell do exactly that in The Good Place. Bell’s character navigating a heavenly afterlife is totally original and incredibly well-written.

The Good Place / NBC

32. Veep, 2012-2019: Political satire is not often the theme of a sitcom, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the cast of Veep deliver perfect execution. The HBO series is edgy, whip-smart, and almost too realistic when looking at American politics.

Veep / HBO

31. The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 1970-1977: Character Mary Richards was totally groundbreaking for the time, as she was a single and independent young woman working on her career. The style of writing is celebrated for its realistic and complex character structures.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show / MTM Enterprises

30. Malcolm in the Middle, 2000-2006: Malcolm is a kid with a genius IQ and the middle sibling of three very devious and destructive boys. Overwhelmed parents Hal and Lois, played by Bryan Cranston and Jane Kaczmarek, are an incredible highlight.

Malcolm in the Middle / Fox Television Studios

29. Community, 2009-2015: The Dan Harmon series follows a study group of mismatched individuals doing their time at Greendale Community College. The show is testament to the magic of a powerhouse ensemble and, of course, a great script.

Community / Sony Pictures Television

28. The Golden Girls, 1985-1992: The series is a singular sensation among sitcoms, as the main characters are all older, single women. The four protagonists share their golden years together in Miami. The girls enjoyed six consecutive seasons in the top ten.

The Golden Girls / Touchstone Television

27. The Big Bang Theory, 2007-2019: It’s a sitcom in the most traditional sense of the genre that left behind a fairly complicated legacy. Despite being the longest running multi-camera sitcom of all time, people give the simple show a hard time.

The Big Bang Theory / CBS

26. Blackish, 2014-current: Tracey Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson make a radiant pair as Rainbow and Dre Johnson. The family encounters cultural and political issues as they raise their biracial children and aim to retain their black culture in the suburban neighborhood they live in.

Blackish / ABC Studios

25. That 70’s Show, 1998-2006: About a group of teenagers spending their days in a Wisconsin basement, this throwback has a coming-of-age theme with an ensemble cast that’s impossible not to fall in love with. It’s funny and relatable, with a healthy serving of pop culture references.

That 70’s Show / The Carsey-Werner Company

24. The Dick Van Dyke Show, 1961-1966: Winner of 15 Emmy awards, this show follows the life of Rob Petrie, as played by Dick Van Dyke. He is the head writer for a fictional variety show, a trope used in subsequent sitcoms.

The Dick Van Dyke Show / Calvada Productions

23. Full House, 1987-1995: If simply mentioning this show doesn’t summon the melodic theme song in your head, then you’re probably not a fan. Full House is the quintessential family sitcom that made us laugh and cry, and taught morals along the way.

Full House / Jeff Franklin Productions

22. Parks and Recreation, 2009-2015: Initially written off as another version of The Office, Parks and Rec eventually became extremely popular. The ensemble cast is as endearing as it gets, with Nick Offerman as the surly Ron Swanson and Amy Poehler as sunny Leslie Knope running the show.

Parks and Recreation / NBC

21. Arrested Development, 2003-2006: It’s the perfect storm of possibly the greatest writing in sitcom history and a cast of characters with no weak link, all narrated by Ron Howard. Critically acclaimed and cancelled before its time, the show is one of the greatest.

20th Century Fox Television

20. How I Met Your Mother, 2005-2014: The plot exists in flashbacks told by the unlucky-in-love character Ted as he tells his children how he met their mother. The structure is totally unique, and the cast is dynamite.

Ron P. Jaffe / Fox

19. Family Ties, 1982-1989: As the vessel that brought us Michael J. Fox, this sitcom was top banana in the 1980’s. The show paired a Ronald Reagan-loving teen with two ex-hippie parents. Writers highlighted the extremely divided America in an easily digested way.

Family Ties / CBS

18. Three’s Company, 1977-1984: This sitcom plays on the various pros and cons of living with roommates, particularly when in a co-ed situation. Throw in a wacky landlord courtesy of Don Knotts and many, many prat falls from John Ritter and you’ve got a hit!

Three’s Company / ABC

17. Will & Grace, 1998-2006: Once you watch this series, everyone on screen immediately becomes your best friend. The four main stars have palpable chemistry and exquisite comedic timing that does justice to a very smart script. There’s a reason it won 18 Emmys!

Will & Grace / NBC

16. Curb Your Enthusiasm, 2000-current: It’s pretty, pretty, pretty good. This show works so well because of its roots in the irritated, neurotic lens of a fictionalized Larry David poorly and hilariously navigating the simplest of life’s problems.

Curb Your Enthusiasm / HBO

15. Schitt’s Creek, 2015-current: It’s pure magic. The old school appeal of Eugene Levy and Catharine O’Hara coupled with the brilliance of Dan Levy and Annie Murphy create a show that you can’t stop watching.

Schitt’s Creek / Not a Real Company Productions

14. Friends, 1994-2004: The appeal of this beloved sitcom is its ability to be down-to-earth and pure fiction all at once. While being incredibly attractive, mostly successful and living in an NYC apartment that might as well be from a fairy tale, the group of six manages to be accessible.

Friends / NBC

13. The Jeffersons, 1975-1985: It’s the longest running sitcom with a primarily black cast and the first sitcom to ever feature an interracial couple as a main focus. This sitcom helped carve out a voice and space for black Americans on screen.

The Jeffersons / Sony Pictures Television

12. The Simpsons, 1989-current: The Simpson family is America’s favorite animated sitcom, as evidenced by the over thirty seasons it has remained on-air. Beyond that, the iconography and characters created by Matt Groening are irreplaceable in the American pop culture lexicon.

The Simpsons / Fox

11. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 1990-1996: Driven by the blinding star power of a young Will Smith, this heartfelt sitcom is phenomenal. Show creators wanted to explore black-on-black prejudice, flipping the script of a rich white family and making them a rich black family instead.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air / NBC

10. Frasier, 1993-2004: Arguably the most successful spin-off of all time, Kelsey Grammar’s pretentious portrayal of Frasier Crane creates one of the most notable characters in television history. The script is very smart, with Frasier’s brother Niles offering humorous idiosyncrasies that are particularly successful.

Frasier / Paramount Network Television

9. The Andy Griffith Show, 1960-1968: The series was filmed in the ’60s, but in the fictional Mayberry, North Carolina feels like a simpler time. Griffith and the bumbling Barney Fife, as played by Don Knotts, make you feel right at home no matter where you’re from.

The Andy Griffith Show / CBS

8. 30 Rock, 2006-2013: It cleverly blends mainstream and off-beat elements of comedy to create an incredibly smart sitcom that is palatable to everyone. Tina Fey is in perfect form as the long-suffering head writer of a fictional sketch comedy show. Her writing offers many t-shirt worthy one-liners.

30 Rock / NBC

7. Modern Family, 2009-current: A sitcom approached from a mockumentary format, it has many traditional elements and stereotypical characters (shout out to Phil Dunphy as the best clueless dad ever). They just do it so much better. Plus, the diversity of a truly “modern” family shifts the long-told narrative.

Modern Family / ABC

6. M*A*S*H, 1972-1983: The series follows the lives of army staff during the Korean War at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). Balancing comedy with serious subject matter, it’s praised for creative and innovative ways for telling stories in the sitcom format.

M*A*S*H / 20th Century Fox Television

5. The Office, 2005-2013: This massively successful version of the U.K. original became America’s obsession. Steve Carell’s unflinching portrayal of the cringe-worthy but ultimately endearing Michael Scott has no parallel. A flawless script and unbeatable ensemble make it almost incomparable.

The Office / NBC

4. Happy Days, 1974-1984: The show took an idealized and nostalgic approach to life as a teenager in the 1950s. Producers decided to make “The Fonz” a main character, thus making it the most popular show on television. A guy who can water-ski in a leather jacket can do anything!

Happy Days / Paramount Television

3. Cheers, 1982-1993: The simple joy of being at a bar where everybody knows your name catapulted this sitcom to years of sustained success. The show earned a record 117 Emmy nominations and 28 wins. It’s expertly written and way ahead of its time in construction. It’s a modern classic.

Cheers / NBC

2. I Love Lucy, 1951-1957: It was the first scripted television show to be shot in front of a studio audience using the multi-camera technique, basically making it the mother of the modern sitcom. Lucille Ball’s comedic energy was the force behind four consecutive seasons at number one.

I Love Lucy / CBS

1. Seinfeld, 1989-1998: Described as “a show about nothing,” the series is the most popular sitcom of all time. Surprisingly, a lot of famous stars actually began their career on Seinfeld.

Seinfeld / NBC

Courteney Cox (Season 5, ‘The Wife’): Jerry cycled through many gorgeous onscreen girlfriends, including the soon-to-be Friends star. Her character posed as Jerry’s wife so she could use his dry cleaning discount.

Hulu / NBC

2. Bryan Cranston (Season 6, ‘The Mom and Pop Store’): The man who introduced the world to Walter White first appeared in five Seinfeld episodes as Tim Whatley. A frenemy of Jerry’s, he was a dentist suspected of regifting and also converting to Judaism ‘for the jokes.’

Columbia Pictures Television

3. Sarah Silverman (Season 8, ‘The Money’): In one of her first TV roles, the comedian appeared as Emily, Kramer’s girlfriend who kept him awake at night with her restless leg syndrome.

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4. Teri Hatcher (Season 4, ‘The Implant’): This desperate housewife was another one of Jerry’s flings. Their relationship fell apart due to his uncertainty about whether or not she had breast implants. As Hatcher famously revealed, they were real and they were spectacular!

5. Jon Favreau (Season 5, ‘The Fire’): Before he helmed the Iron Man movies, Favreau played Eric the Clown. George infamously shoved Eric and several children aside when a small fire broke out at a birthday party.

Columbia Pictures Television

6. Kathy Griffin (Season 7, ‘The Doll’): One of Seinfeld’s colleagues from the stand-up circuit, Griffin appeared as the former roommate of George’s fiancée Susan. Her character opened a one-woman show called ‘Jerry Seinfeld, The Devil.’

Columbia Pictures Television

7. Megan Mullally (Season 4, ‘The Implant’): The Will and Grace actress appeared as George’s girlfriend Betsy. The pair broke up after George was caught double-dipping a chip at her aunt’s funeral.

Columbia Pictures Television

8. Debra Messing (Season 8, ‘The Yadda Yadda’): On the topic of Will and Grace, Messing also appeared as Beth, a Seinfeld love interest. Jerry started dating her after her marriage falls apart until Beth revealed herself to be an anti-Semite.

Columbia Pictures Television

9. Michael Chiklis (Season 3, ‘The Stranded’): Before starring in The Shield, Chiklis played the worst houseguest of all time. As Jerry’s friend Steve, he got drunk in Seinfeld’s apartment and brought over a prostitute.

Columbia Pictures Television

10. Denise Richards (Season 4, ‘The Shoes’): While Jerry and George were pitching a show to NBC, Richards appears as the NBC chairman’s daughter. George, unfortunately, couldn’t stop staring at her low-cut shirt.

Hulu / NBC

11. Brad Garrett (Season 7, ‘The Bottle Deposit’): The gravelly-voiced Garrett appeared on this smash sitcom just months before the premiere of Everybody Loves Raymond. He portrayed an obsessive mechanic who steals Jerry’s car.

Hulu / NBC

12. Marisa Tomei (Season 7, ‘The Cadillac’): Tomei was already an established star, thanks to her Oscar-winning turn in My Cousin Vinny. Appearing as herself, she briefly dates George before discovering he’s engaged.

Columbia Pictures Television

13. Ben Stein (Season 8, ‘The Comeback’): Bueller? Bueller? Kramer? Stein brought his signature dry sensibilities and monotone voice to Seinfeld as Shellbach, an estate lawyer.

Columbia Pictures Television

14. Rob Schneider (Season 7, ‘The Friar’s Club’): Coming off a few seasons on SNL, Schneider portrayed Bob, a partially-deaf coworker of Elaine who makes her miserable.

Columbia Pictures Television

15. Jeremy Piven (Season 4, ‘The Pilot’): Before he embodied hotshot agent Ari Gold on Entourage, Piven played an actor auditioning for Jerry and George’s show-within-a-show.

Columbia Pictures Television

16. Molly Shannon (Season 8, ‘The Summer of George’): Shannon depicted Elaine’s odd coworker Sam a couple years after her SNL debut. Sam memorably trashed Elaine’s office after she made fun of Sam for walking without moving her arms.

Hulu / NBC

17. Bob Odenkirk (Season 8, ‘The Abstinence’): The former SNL writer portrayed Elaine’s doctor boyfriend who struggled to get his license. Odenkirk later joined Bryan Cranston as a Seinfeld guest who became a star in the Breaking Bad universe.

Hulu / NBC

18. Lauren Graham (Season 8, ‘The Millennium’): Lorelai Gilmore was another one of Jerry’s short-lived girlfriends. They split after an argument about her phone’s speed dials — you know, back when that was a thing.

Hulu / NBC

19. Patton Oswalt (Season 6, ‘The Couch’): The stand-up comic and Ratatouille star appeared as a video store clerk. He clashes with George by refusing to call the current renters of a particular movie.

Hulu / NBC

20. Catherine Keener (Season 3, ‘The Letter’): Keener went on to star in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Get Out. As Jerry’s artsy girlfriend Nina, she paints a strangely captivating portrait of Kramer.

Hulu / NBC