The Most Iconic (and Cringeworthy) Moments in Talk Show History

Kanye West cries while apologizing to Taylor Swift

Kanye West may be in the headlines often these days, but the rapper and fashion designer stunned audiences when he cried on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. West had been publicly lambasted for his behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards, during which he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to praise a Beyoncé music video.


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The More You Know

  • Family Matters: The infamous theme song "As Days Go By" wasn't always the theme song. "What A Wonderful World" was used in the pilot (though it has been replaced with "As Days Go By" in syndicated versions of the show).
  • Martha Stewart started out as a fashion model.
  • The popular kids' show Sesame Street has been teaching kids lessons about numbers, vocabulary, and kindness for 50 years.
  • Full House: Dave Coulier stole Joey's iconic "Cut. It. Out." line from his friend Mark Cendrowski, who directs The Big Bang Theory. According to Coulier, to this day, Cendrowski says, "You owe me money for that."
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