Top 40: The Funniest First Date Disasters Real People Shared with Jimmy Fallon - Parents Dome

Top 40: The Funniest First Date Disasters Real People Shared with Jimmy Fallon


A first date can be anxiety-inducing, particularly if you’re meeting somebody you really like. You spend far longer looking in the mirror than you normally would, bust out your fanciest fragrance, and wear a winning smile to match your carefully selected outfit. Despite all this work, things can go rapidly wrong, sending your night into a tailspin that’s horrific for you but hilarious for everyone who hears the sorry tale.

A bored Jimmy Fallon came up with the adorable idea of asking people to send in their #WorstDate stories, complete with all the juicy details on how they handled the circumstances. These absurd and extraordinary date stories will leave you in a fit of giggles. Best of all, you’ll feel a whole lot better about your own dating fails! 

No Strangers, Please

If you were asked by strangers to give them a ride, would you be kind enough to say yes, or would you politely refuse? Natasha’s date chose the former and was even willing to hang out with the older couple. Little did he know that they weren’t Natasha’s friends or family members. 

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We understand why they ran, but we imagine the old couple was just delighted to have some company for once. We hope both sets of people still enjoyed a lovely night after their strange encounter with each other!

Five Words

Have you ever heard of Ernest Hemingway’s six-word stories? Hemingway was famous for being able to communicate deep thoughts with minimal words. However, Jon Sosis has one-upped the famous author, conveying the nightmarishness of his first date in just five words. 

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There’s a ton of subtleties missing here, but the finale of the story is clear. There’s little else to say other than that we hope the poor woman is okay! 

The Uninvited Date

Scott’s date wasn’t who he expected by any stretch of the imagination. Possibly he should’ve seen the signs and red flags looming, particularly when she was quiet all through dinner. 

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He dated a complete stranger and didn’t realize his error until she’d already scored a free meal out of him. What a peculiar development! We have so many questions about the mystery lady.

The Setup

Seth intended to meet a much more youthful lady for his first date, yet when he picked her up, it was an arrangement for her grandmother. This is quite possibly the strangest first date fiascos we’ve seen so far.

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If we were in his situation, we’d most likely take the grandma out for frozen yogurt or something. Though it’s an unusual circumstance to be in, that doesn’t mean you can’t show a bit of kindness and good humor.

Trusting Your Intuition

What does it mean to follow your instincts? For Twitter user @procrastnwriter, it meant canceling her date with the classic excuse that she was “sick” when her intuition told her the guy just wasn’t that interested. As it turns out, he was more than just interested.

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Helene’s rejected date tried to break into her apartment to “make sure she was fine.” She certainly wasn’t fine after that! Lesson learned: develop your excuse-making skills, especially if you think you might have to call off a date at the last minute. 

Justifying Things

Patrick accidentally spilled a soda on his pants, and when he saw his date, he needed to disclose to her that it wasn’t what she might imagine it was. All things considered, spills happen constantly. 

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Where it fell, however, is quite unfortunate in light of the fact that the stain would look mighty suspicious. Whether his date accepted his explanation or not is a detail we’ll probably never know.

The ER Date

Meeting your date at a bar just to wind up in the ER later on in the evening is quite a turnaround. On the bright side, Alida’s strength and grace were clearly impressive to her date. Her toe may have been broken, but at least her heart wasn’t. 

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It’s such an awful feeling when accidents like this occur. Apart from the obvious physical pain, there are always those thoughts of “why didn’t I pay more attention?” Accidents happen, so all you can really do is tough it out, just like Alida did.

Two Dates

Dating somebody implies that you are willing to accept their quirks, even the annoying ones. What happens, though, when your date has been disappearing all evening? You would eventually need to sit them down to find out what’s going on.

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In this case, the server took matters into her own hands. She leaned in and informed Kelsey that her date was a scheming individual who was dating two ladies at once, in the same restaurant, at the same time! It’s like a plotline out of a 90s romantic comedy.  

The World’s Most Toxic Date?

We are so sorry Meredith Lee had to endure this encounter with a 25-year-old vet who threw a temper tantrum in a fast-food restaurant. Temper tantrums are rarely excusable, but when you read Meredith’s tweet about her #worstfirstdate, you’ll see this one is extra problematic.

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Needless to say, this adult temper tantrum does not have valid reasons at all. Nobody deserves to be disrespected in public. Whatever his issues are, this guy does not deserve a second date. His behavior is appalling. 

Thanks, Ulcer!

This is the sort of disastrous date many people might actually welcome. Though she did have a disturbed stomach, Ashley’s date ended up being her spouse. 

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Who would’ve thought an ulcer could transform into an enduring memory and a beautiful love story? Despite her GI issues, this man still fell in love and married her. What a sweet conclusion to an otherwise embarrassing story. 

Face Pusher

Sometimes, sharing food on dates can be an adorably intimate moment. You can test each other’s food and it’ll be a fun way to keep the conversation flowing. In this situation, however, more than the food was tested. 

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This poor woman had her face thrust into a dish after her date requested that she sniff it. This is such poor form and would be a dealbreaker for most people. It’s one thing to request that your date smell your food; it’s another to push their nose right into it. 

Cringe-Worthy

Chelsea’s date asked her for cash, which is the main thing you shouldn’t request on a first date (unless you choose to divide the bill). Worse still, this stingy fellow left the date to go buy a scratch card. 

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He got fortunate when he won $60. However, instead of splitting the winnings with his date, he dropped her home so he could enjoy his cash. In the end, Chelsea was the real winner as she didn’t have to waste a single extra second on this fool. 

Instant Rejection

Prior to going out on a date, most people like to ensure their breath is fresh. They’ll keep away from onions and garlic as these flavors can make for a horrendous first kiss later on. 

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Ben’s date didn’t appear to have any desire to plant a kiss on him. Indeed, she took measures to ensure that it definitely wouldn’t happen. The girl courageously dispersed garlic powder on her pizza, and just in case he wasn’t sure about her motives, she spoke up and made it abundantly clear. 

Wrong Attire

Jenna was all dressed up to go to a Vikings game, and she truly went all out. With no plans of going on a date, she put all her effort into perfecting her facepaint for the game. In her head, she would soon be cheering on her team with a group of fellow fans. 

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Here’s a piece of advice for everyone considering a surprise date: don’t tell the person you want to date that you’re going to a sporting event if you really have a fancy dinner planned. In fact, we’re not so sure surprise dates are a good idea at all. Why not just come out and say that you’d like to go on a date? 

Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is heavenly on Caesar salads and chicken wings. Bennet’s date clearly thought a bit of ranch would spice things up when she went in for a kiss. Sadly, he didn’t agree. 

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How do you feel about this? Would you consider a ranch-filled kiss? We’ve discussed the matter and come to the conclusion that if a mouthful of half-chewed food were involved, we’d gag. However, if it’s just ranch, maybe that wouldn’t be so bad? A mouthful of chocolate fudge would be better, though! 

No More Blind Dates, Okay?

Many people fall behind on their rent from time to time. As long as you’re responsible enough to catch up with the delay, keeping a good relationship with your landlord won’t be a big deal. However, if you aren’t careful, you may end up with a horrific #worstfirstdate story like the one below. 

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Imagine getting excited to meet your blind date, and when that big moment arrives, it turns out to be your landlord. If that’s not awkward enough, you’re one month behind on rent! We wonder how long that date lasted.

Fidgeting Nonstop

Marc was uneasy, but his date was left thinking about what on Earth he was doing. Many things were probably going through her mind. Does he have a creature in his sweater? 

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As it turns out, the poor kid had a pair of his mother’s panties stuck in his sweater. How embarrassing! We would either burst out laughing or shrink in horror if this happened to us. Hopefully, he had some better tricks up his sleeve to save the date. Poor Marc!

A Nightmare

Going to Taco Bell is one of the best fast-food treats. Their sour cream potatoes and burritos are incredible, and their tortillas are delicious. What isn’t so great is the way Margaret’s date treated her at Taco Bell.

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He took her to Taco Bell for their first date, which isn’t so bad. Admitting that you want to save money is okay too. However, ditching your date after you’ve had your fill is one step over the line. 

Supporting Her Dream

Rick’s date used him, but to be fair, there are worse ways to be used. Though we’re sure he was disappointed in the outcome, and his ego undoubtedly took a hit, this really isn’t the worst thing that could happen. 

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rThe fact that a young woman decided she never needed to date anyone again after one date with Rick could be taken as a form of criticism. However, we prefer to see it as a beautiful thing that he helped this woman have certainty about a momentous life decision. 

Enough is Enough

If you think you’ve read the worst #worstfirstdate, we haven’t hit the bottom of the barrel yet. This weird experience from @LikeMack is one for the books. His date unashamedly took his change at the cinema, and on their dinner date, she pocketed the tip he left for the server. 

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Who does such selfish things? Unfortunately, it took him two dates with this woman before he realized it was a pattern – and not one he wanted to have in his life. Good luck on your next date, Mack!

Mom’s Consent 

Mojo’s date was supposed to be a fully-grown adult, but as the night wore on, it seemed his inner child was doing most of the talking. He even called his mother during the date to get her approval for the movie they were considering watching.

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This is straight-up peculiar, and we would be dumbfounded if we found ourselves in her position. We can only hope that there’s a person out there who would find this kind of behavior endearing rather than off-putting! 

Rotten Teeth

Dates can get ugly when your potential partner is a convicted criminal. In addition to the fact that it was an odd date, things got extra awkward for poor Heather when the man revealed his decaying teeth. 

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At least this dismal date provides a lesson for everyone: take care of your teeth! Talking about your ex on a first date may be a mood killer. Add rotten teeth to the mix, and you have a definite dealbreaker.

Weird Confrontation

Michelle’s date had a peculiar conflict that made the remainder of the night extraordinarily awkward. The server already knew her date, and the question he asked was an uncomfortable one. 

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Though it sounds like Michelle’s date may have been covering something up, it was also pretty inappropriate for this waiter to step in. It seems there may have been some personal motives at play.

Sushi Trainwreck

This woman believed that rolls implied singular pieces of sushi. An understandable error, right? Indeed, she got an unexpected outcome. Two tables were pushed together just to hold the plates of sushi she’d ordered, and she wasn’t expecting that at all. 

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Her date must’ve been full from all the sushi she requested. We wouldn’t look at this as a horrendous date since sushi is so delicious and easy to pack up and take home. We hope they took the excess home as a tasty souvenir of this hilarious date.

No Other Choice 

Gambling is a fool’s game where you’ll usually end up on the losing end of the deal. Heather’s date is an illustration of a person who doesn’t have the foggiest idea about his limits, yet at the same time crosses them.

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It’s lamentable that Heather needed to pay for the date since he had lost all his cash gambling. Sadly, Heather was left with no other choice. However, we doubt this gambling fiend earned a second date.

Not a Gentleman

This young lady’s date was a major jerk. He left her stranded purely because he was embarrassed about his parking skills. Who does that? Parallel parking is notoriously difficult, so failing at it is no justification for leaving somebody in the gutter. 

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This is not cool and so ungentlemanly! If we were in her shoes, we would expect a giant bouquet of roses with a note apologizing for this unbelievably rude behavior. At the very least, we hope he got some driving lessons to brush up on his skills. 

From Bad to Worse

Linda was having a problematic day when she got a ticket before her date. Despite this hardship, she soldiered on, determined not to let it ruin her date. However, fate had something unexpected in store for her.

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Things got ugly when Linda discovered her date was the cop who had given her the ticket. What are the odds? We wonder if he had the option to cancel the ticket and possibly let this one slide.

Overly Diligent Date

What would you do if your date refused to let you into their car until you’d lint-rolled your clothes? This is terrible. We’re as shocked as Jennifer was, and we’re sorry she had to experience such treatment. 

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We understand that certain individuals are obsessive about their vehicles, but this one is just too much to handle. We do give him full points for his honesty, though. He just showed his true nature to Jennifer, so she had the opportunity to leave if it wasn’t for her.

No Texting

This poor girl’s date sent her a message halfway through the evening, but it wasn’t a cute way of saying something nice. Instead, it was a message intended for one of his friends that he’d inadvertently sent to her. 

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We feel terrible for both this woman and her date. We’ve all accidentally sent messages to the wrong person before, but in this case, the consequences were brutal. At least it happened on the car ride home so they didn’t have to endure too much more time in each other’s company!

A Party of Four

When you’re in the cinema, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings, and respectful of other people’s personal space. If someone disrespects your personal space, it can be hard to know what to do. Thankfully, Marie is here to save the day.  

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When she went on a date to the cinema, two random guys chose to join her and her date. She wasn’t okay with how close they were sitting so cleverly implied that the two must be dating if they were joining Marie and her beau for a double date. Checkmate!

Unexpected Intelligence

This young lady was not having a great time when she felt the need to push her date into conversing with her. No matter how shy you may be, it’s important to make an effort to converse with your date in order to get to know them.

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This young lady put forth a valiant effort, and her date finally admitted that it wasn’t shyness that made him hesitant to talk. He came with the expectation that she would have been unintelligent. Do you think an assumption like this is a red flag? Or could he be forgiven?

The Anesthesia Did It

Sometimes, you find love in the most unexpected and embarrassing situations. Take Blair, for example, who had to endure “drooling out of one corner” of her mouth while sitting across from her date. 

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She did not drool because her date was hot but because the anesthesia didn’t wear off in time. Her self-declared #worstfirstdate was indeed terrible, but it was all worth it. They’re now married, and we’re sure this awkward moment makes a wonderful story whenever curious acquaintances ask how they met. 

Creepy Date

This date sounds dreadful. Remember people: never bring work along on a first date, especially if you’re a funeral director. We wonder if Christine stuck out the date or if she bailed when the guy popped into the office to deposit the corpse. 

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This really would be a bizarre and unpleasant experience for the average person. There’s nothing wrong with being a funeral director. However, you might want to at least give your date some warning before introducing them to one of your “clients.”

The Tipsy Date

Prior to going out on a date, Thomas was already drunk. This is a big no-no since you need to be mindful when you’re getting to know a new person. When he went to the restroom, everything went downhill. 

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Though the moment described would’ve been awkward, it is kind of cute. If we were in this situation, we’d go with it and see how long it took for him to realize what he was doing. At least she knows he’s genuinely attracted to her. We bet some of the other ladies on this list would happily swap their experiences for this one! 

Freaky Date

Will didn’t anticipate that his date would bring her father to the cinema. What did her father figure he needed to protect her from in such a public space? This is very odd, though we do understand the instinct to look after your children.

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From the vibe of the post, we doubt there was a subsequent date. Apart from the fact that Will met the dad far too soon, it would’ve been so freaky having him staring at them throughout the date. We’re certain he’s now far more careful about bringing dates to cinemas.

Truth Matters

This is the sort of circumstance you would want to discover as soon as possible. Finding out that your date is a relative must be the most bizarre and unsettling experience.

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This story takes the cake for being the most awful date. It may be gross to date somebody who farts and burps constantly, but we’d much rather that scenario than this one! That would’ve been one awkward family BBQ. 

A Google Surprise

Should Daniel be grateful for his date’s mom’s discovery? We’re sure they were both shocked by the realization that they were actually cousins. Imagine the smiles and thrill when they were chatting over dinner only to be interrupted with a big reveal.

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The super-curious mom went above and beyond to make sure her daughter didn’t make any awkward mistakes. Here’s hoping Daniel made sure that his date/cousin was okay after this shocking discovery.

Failed Romance

We can’t resist the urge to laugh at this story since it’s both charming and agonizing. This guy’s first date with his wife was a catastrophe, culminating in him elbowing her in the face. 

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rOnce in a while, all you need is a little push to fall in love. However, that push should never come literally from an elbow to the face! It is nerve-wracking going in for the first kiss, and it seems Mike wasn’t at all prepared for it.

A Cringeworthy Date

Danielle’s date was attempting to be charming, yet his gesture just came across as bizarre. Here’s a tip for all the dog-lovers out there: just because a trick works on your dog, doesn’t mean it will have the same charming effect on a human you want to date! 

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We can envision this being something you might do as a joke with a partner you’ve been with for years. However, blowing someone’s nose like a trumpet is a mix of oddness and intimacy that just doesn’t work on a first date. 

What’s so Funny?

When you’re in secondary school, life is full of ups and downs. Your heart stops when your crush passes by, and your emotions are often at the whim of your hormones. Kyle’s high school sweetheart, however, was the sort that did not like to act on these urges. 

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When he attempted to kiss her, she took it as a joke. His move was a sweet one, but she just ignored it. On the bright side, this type of dismissal can help you learn to be more subtle in your approach as you get older.

Clingy Son

While it’s incredible to date somebody who loves being around his family, it’s not appropriate to bring your parents on your first date. To us, Kelly’s case proves this point, but maybe we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. What do you think? Is the first date too soon to introduce your date to your parents?

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It would seem that Kelly’s date was simply hoping to bring his folks since he enjoys having them around. Be that as it may, at 25 years of age, he should be at least a little bit more independent. 

Far from Fancy

Note: It’s never alright to criticize somebody about their appearance on a first date. You have no idea what stories lie behind a person’s weight or any other facet of how they look. Besides, there’s so much more to every person you meet than how they look.

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Catherine’s date clearly didn’t get the memo. Of course, it’s perfectly fine to have your own preferences, and it’s important to be honest with people. However, there are tactful ways to discuss these things. Catherine responded in a hilariously forthright manner. Talk about instant karma!

Strange Times

This date is an odd one since he makes reference to the girl having murdered him. We’re guessing it’s an inside joke. Murder aside, the date sounded horrendous from the start. What kind of monster gives unsolicited movie spoilers? 

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Collin’s girl didn’t appear to be keen on the date by any means. If we were Collin, we’d improve our pre-date screening processes. Of course, it’s a little late now, considering he’s been murdered and all.

He’s Honest

When Robert’s spouse said thanks to him on their first date, he gave a non-committal response that could’ve marked the end of their courtship. While you have to commend his honesty, he perhaps could’ve been a bit more tactful. 

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Remarkably, things turned out really well for Robert. Indeed, he found his better half. This is a story to tell their children, and perhaps they will all be able to giggle about it later on.

The Art of War

When going on a first date, especially if it’s someone you have never met before, you have to brace yourself for some negatives. This tweet speaks volumes, right? Meredith Webber’s patience and listening skills were tested when her date began boasting about his country’s invasion of hers. 

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Needless to say, the guy was looking for someone to listen to his bragging skills and his country’s triumph. Poor Meredith must have learned a lesson or two from this terrible date.

Smelling Good 

Smelling wonderful is key to making a good impression, particularly when you’re going out on the town. Who would want to smell like onion soup during a first date? Jordan chose to go hard and fast and make herself smell like a sweet bloom.

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Her date disclosed to her how great she smelt, and yet, she was so anxious she misunderstood him. Rather than accepting the compliment, she made a hilarious and adorable mistake. All things considered, this terrible date doesn’t sound so awful. Compared to the other items on the list it’s a dream date! 

Wrong Name

Having another person call you by a name that is not yours is awful. Millhouse’s date took it a step further by being wasted at the time and letting it slip that she was dating a different guy every night. That’s awkward! He must’ve felt so confused and humiliated. 

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To make the situation worse, his date had 10 companions over, and they were all partying when he thought he would be taking her out. That’s 10 extra witnesses to his embarrassment. We can imagine his reaction.

True Love

This is the sort of story that makes us feel good inside and causes us to have faith in the concept of true love. This couple bonded over omelets, and the romance wasn’t lost when the man blew a chunk of onion out of his nose. 

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While this may sound sickening, it was clearly a precursor to love for these two. What better approach to become more acquainted with somebody than to see them in their full and total wonder? Perhaps this onion tactic should be added as a tip to dating advice articles! 

Math Language, Anyone?

Did he really mean it when he said he spoke fluent Math? He may be a handsome guy (according to Lucille Smith), but his desire for “blonde-haired, blue-eyed Aryan children” is disturbing. We can only imagine the horror Lucille felt when she heard a detailed description of her date’s dream family. 

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Tip: don’t discuss the prospect of having children with someone on a first date. Unless you want to make them quickly disappear, with no chance of ever seeing them again. If you’re genuinely interested, take it slow!

Here Comes More: Check Out The Audience Funny Response to the #IGotCaught Challenge

WorstFirstDate was not the only segment Jimmy Fallon had on his show. Among all the segments that were created, one stood out from the rest. When Jimmy Fallon was introducing this segment, he couldn’t even finish his sentence without laughing. The hashtag was #IGotCaught, and a lot of people shared their unforgettable moments of being caught in the act. Get ready because most of them are as cringe-worthy as they are hilarious.

Not The Best Tooth Fairy

Due to the many responsibilities they face, parents sometimes forget things, and that is nothing to be ashamed of. However, there are certain things that are considered a cardinal sin in the eyes of a toddler.

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Shawnda, who goes by the Twitter handle @shawndar, learned this lesson the hard way. She had forgotten to be the tooth fairy and was just getting the job done when her son woke up. Sorry, kiddo!

What’s Up With Writing Everything In Our Diaries?

Most kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s spilled plenty of secrets into the diary they hid under their bed. At that time, it was the best way to remember special moments and keep secrets from everybody.

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We should have known that anybody could have easy access to those secrets once they found the book. That is the story of @meesheee17 who wrote “Pay mall back” in her journal and was then caught by her mom. Once again, why are these mothers snooping in their kids’ journals? 

For The Love Of Star Wars

Avid fans of Star Wars will do anything to watch this epic movie saga. This film franchise is a cultural icon in its own right, with one of the most obsessed fandoms in human history. This lady called in sick to school just to go to the midnight Star Wars premiere.

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Everything seemed to go according to plan, but upon watching the news the next day, she realized with horror that she was in the background. Tough luck there, @lofome. Maybe next time, be on the lookout for news cameras.

Pretending To Be Sick

To those who aren’t familiar, Styx was an American band from Chicago that produced countless hit songs and albums. They paved the way for a lot of musicians, and seeing them live is a moment to be treasured.

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That’s what @noteverygirl91 did. Instead of going on a date, she canceled it pretending she was sick. The problem was, her date was also at the Styx concert and could see her in the front row.

Hidden Ink

Tattoos are no longer considered taboo. It is generally viewed as freedom of expression, but there are still a lot of parents who are not open to the idea, and we totally understand them.

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Twitter user @kaitlynmidgett took the gamble and got some ink. Unfortunately, her tattoo was revealed accidentally when she asked her mom to look at a weird bug bite.

The Copy Paste Guy

Many people have had a go at cheating in school. However, Steve took plagiarism to another level, and he genuinely thought he wouldn’t get caught. Teachers are smart and have all the tools to detect whether your project is legit or not. 

There’s no doubt in our minds why he got a zero on that assignment – it was the score he deserved for cheating. Even if he’d gotten away with it at the time, this would have caught up with him. When you cheat, you rob yourself of learning opportunities, meaning you’re only cheating yourself. 

If It’s Not Documented, It Didn’t Happen

Before the social media era, there was once a time when we wrote our personal experiences and confessions in a notebook. It usually started with the phrase, “Dear Diary.” While this was common practice, keeping the diary hidden from others was a hard task.

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Twitter user @ZabumbaHI thought that she outsmarted her mom when she snuck out of the house. Unfortunately, her mom was able to find her diary and busted her. To be honest, we feel like the mom was the one in the wrong here for not respecting her daughter’s privacy. 

A Meeting Gone Wrong

Doodling when you are bored at work is the easiest way to fight boredom. However, Michelle, who goes by her Twitter handle @BelleofBabble, made a terrible mistake.

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Oddly enough, she was writing out a speech from Independence Day. For what reason, we’ll probably never know. Her boss saw her and thought she was taking notes about the meeting. Now Michelle has to scramble to come up with something relevant to include in the minutes she was asked to write! 

How To Fail At Sneaking Food Into The Cinema

There is no debate or argument with this one as we all agree that the price of food in cinemas is insanely high. This is why a lot of people get creative in trying to sneak their own snacks inside.

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Many are successful, but some are busted right at the doors. Twitter user @StillNotJenna tried to bring pepperoni and sausage using a tote bag but failed due to the strong food smell.

The Art Of Skipping Classes

If you are going to skip class, make sure that you are not hanging out within 100 meters of your classroom. That is the first and most fundamental rule. Holly, also known as @hollyglows70 on Twitter, decided that the library was the safest place to hide.

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Failure was written all over her plan as her teacher decided to visit the library that day. Imagine deciding to skip class but then ending up precisely in the spot where your class is going to be taught! 

Time To Have Your Eyes Checked

One of the most awkward moments in your life comes when you try to call or wave at a stranger, mistaking them for a person you know. However, sniffing them like a dog, like what @layyouder did, is beyond embarrassing.

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How would you even bounce back or apologize to the stranger that you just sniffed? I mean, come on Leyla. What’s wrong with a simple “hey, cuz”? Hopefully, this was a valuable lesson for her.

Santa’s Computer?

Christmas is one of America’s favorite holidays. It is where you take a break from work and enjoy time with your family. The whole event is made even merrier by the addition of food, drinks, and gifts.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@kraftybugph; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@LisaTreon

The plan was simple for @LisaTreon: Wrap the Christmas presents as neatly as possible and attach tags saying “From Santa.” However, her plan backfired when she forgot to turn off her PC as the kids saw her tags. Whoops! 

Steve Stifler Won’t Be Proud Of This

Remember the iconic film series American Pie? The story revolved around five high school friends who were in the midst of an identity crisis. They wanted to party hard and weren’t about to let anything get in their way.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@green_gnome_projekt; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@McSweeneyPam

If you are going to hold a party, it is crucial to make sure that everything is clean. That was not the case with @McSweeneyPam as she was busted when her parents saw empty beer cans in the garage.

The Irresistible Power Of Pizza

We heard about the embarrassing moment when a fast-food chain employee was caught eating a pocket full of hash browns. Now, it’s time for Cooper, a.k.a @TheActualRoss to share how he devoured a pizza and got caught.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@eatinitblarney; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@TheActualRoss

They were on their way home when they picked up the pizza. She gave him the box to hold in the back seat. Upon arriving at their house, the only thing left was the crust.

Public Embarrassment

As a child, these situations are somewhat acceptable. It usually happens if you drink too much water. The story shared by Twitter user @MoeRyeUhhN details something that happens to many kids.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@okhee.kim.796; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@MoeRyeUhhN

She was ten years old when an accident happened as she was playing on the playground. Although she acted quickly to hide her peed pants, it wasn’t any help at all. Hopefully, her friends still played with her that day.

The Bart Simpson Trick

If you are a fan of The Simpsons, the longest-running animated show in the world, then you know what we are talking about. There’s an episode in which Bart begins drinking. He is caught by his mother but is quick to lie that the “alcoholic smell” is actually a new candy flavor.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@mattliptoncomic

This event happened in real life for @mattliptoncomic. We are not condoning underage drinking, but if he had a better cover story, he might have gotten away with it.

Use The Calendar Method

Most of us had a moment during our childhood years when we messed up badly but didn’t want our parents to find out about it. Who wants to be scolded for a week, or worse still, grounded?

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@sekretsalat; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@leapbaby625

Twitter user @leapbaby625 shared a story about accidentally putting a hole in the wall. She covered it up with a calendar, and surprisingly, nobody noticed it. What a slick move there, Sara.

Hiding From Toddlers Isn’t A Piece Of Cake

Motherhood is arguably the hardest job in the world. If you ask any momma right now, they will tell you. Well, there’s no secret that moms can do anything seamlessly. From doing the laundry and cleaning the house to cooking food, they can do it all.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@creativespaceforme; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@Meek_Milf_

However, as @Meek_Milf discovered, lying is not a strong point for most moms. She tried to trick her 3yo by going to her room to fold the laundry. She went there to eat a piece of cake, but her toddler followed her and caught her in the act. Busted!

The Party Starter Was Born

If middle school and high school are where we develop our talent for cutting classes, elementary school is where our eyes are opened to what is and isn’t socially acceptable.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@zenyaole; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@dancemomLAUREN

This young lady will always be remembered as the party starter by her classmates. Twitter user @dancemomLAUREN remembered an embarrassing childhood moment in which she stood up in a class and said “PARTYYYY” because the teacher left the room. Unfortunately, the teacher was still within earshot and caught her in the act!

The Element Of Surprise Isn’t A Piece Of Cake

Surprising a loved one is not an easy task, despite what some individuals would have you believe. Countless hours of preparation and planning are needed to make sure that the execution is smooth.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@_special_and_super_cakes123; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@leilathewriter

According to Twitter user @leilethewriter, the plan was perfect and so was the cake that she baked for her sibling’s birthday. However, she made a costly mistake when she posted it on social media. Her sibling followed her on Snapchat, so the secret was revealed. At least you tried, Leila.

New Air Freshener

We all have secrets, but we cannot hide them forever. Lisa Lemon has an #IGotaught story with a twist. She got caught carrying a bong, but she was lucky that her mom did not know what it was. Nor did she have any idea what the odd smell was. 

Also known as a water pipe, a bong is used for smoking. When asked about it, Lisa’s reasoning skills kicked into top gear, helping her convince her mom that the device was for her latest science project. 

Correct Spelling, Please

Wanting to get to know her crush better, Julie searched for him using a college computer. As she struggled to type his name, she heard someone telling her the correct spelling of his last name. It turns out the guy she was looking for was the voice behind her. 

It must have been an awkward and humiliating moment for Julie, but at least she got the name correctly spelled courtesy of the very person she was investigating.

Why Did You Do It, Mommy?

One of the hardest parts of being a mom is eating something that is not suitable for your kids. For some reason, these young ones seem to have a radar for where these foods are located. 

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@therisefarm; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@Julie_Powell

Twitter user @Julie_Powell’s shared a funny encounter with her daughter when she was caught red-handed eating Santa’s cookies. Her daughter was visibly upset and uttered the words “Don’t do it next year!” Come on Julie, not Santa’s cookies, please.

Tooth Fairy Is Cheap

Nowadays, kids are becoming more interactive, funny, and sarcastic. This could be because of the surroundings, the TV shows that they are watching, or perhaps their parents’ behavior is rubbing off on them.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@lottielocketsx; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@JMKrogstad

A young mother with the Twitter account @JMKrogstad, shared a funny story about her daughter and the Tooth Fairy. Apparently, the Tooth Fairy provided some money but it wasn’t enough, so Jessie’s daughter snuck in to take some money from her mother’s purse. This was a cute but naughty move.

Like Teacher, Like Student

Teachers are supposed to walk the talk so that their students will follow their good deeds. After all, educators are bound to certain rules and regulations and should set good examples for their learners. However, Twitter user @thatdrunkfeller broke one rule. 

This teacher called in sick to work to relax at the beach only to find out one of his students was also there. They say that honesty is the best policy, but does this apply when you get caught skipping class by one of your students?

Say Your Prayers And Take Your Vitamins

During the golden era of wrestling, there was once a captivating figure by the name of Hulk Hogan who had the catchy slogan, “Say your prayers, eat your vitamins.” Some kids don’t want any part of it.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@zittnanova_mili; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@boyd_kimberly

When @boyd_kimberly was a kid, instead of consuming those vitamins, she hid them in the seat cushions. It was a perfect crime until her mom decided to clean the couch.

The Lion King And Its Neighbors

Who could forget the classic animated movie, The Lion King? This Disney film still holds some of the records in animation history. The movie was made possible by a talented cast and crew who brought the characters and their songs to life.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@_MarkWithAnM

Apparently, the movie was so great that every time @_MarkWithAnM’s watches it, he reenacts the opening scene with his cat. Unfortunately, he left the windows open. Now the neighbors know his secret and are probably wondering when the next show will be.

Thou Shall Not Throw A Big Steak

If there’s one thing that food lovers hate, it is food waste. This is understandable since it is a waste of money, time, and valuable provisions that could have nourished someone. We are still bewildered by what @MaxDeLigne’ was thinking here. 

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@tee_eats_88; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@MaxDeLigne

According to her, she wasn’t hungry but was invited to have dinner. While the food served was mouthwatering, she didn’t have the appetite for it. So, she decided to throw her steak out of the window. The problem is, the window was closed. Who orders steak when they’re not hungry? Get a salad next time, and have the leftovers packed up to take home! 

The Power Of A McDonald’s Hash Brown

Some former employees of fast-food chains have claimed that eating the food at work every day made them sick. This wasn’t the case for Twitter user @Ktbug710.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@maddieleefoodie; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@Ktbug710

She shared her story with Jimmy Fallon, explaining that she was working at a drive-thru at Mcdonald’s. She had a pocket full of hash browns and ate them in her car while her boss watched her. What an odd story! 

Don’t Answer the Door

Teenagers are curious individuals who like to push limits in the name of entertaining themselves. Who are we to judge them when we all did much the same thing? The difference is, most of us did a better job of avoiding getting caught than this poor Twitter user. 

We’re sure this teenager didn’t realize that they had a determined mom with good instincts. We’re sure they had to go home right away the moment they got caught.

Careless Whisper

When passing gas, there are two things to consider – your surroundings and a potential alibi in case you are caught. Twitter user @R_Montalvo82 had a simple plan: Pass the gas seamlessly by controlling the fart sound.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@R_Montalvo82

To his surprise, it ended up coming out as a slow whistle. This caught everybody’s attention in the library as they were staring at him. Our advice for next time? Find a restroom! 

Music To My Ears

When we were young, there were moments when we had no choice but to strictly follow what our parents told us. From eating your greens to mastering a musical instrument, some rules were unable to be broken. Of course, there will always be that one kid who figures out a way to get around even the strictest of rules. 

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@kateinholland; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@CorrinneDiller

As @CorrinneDiller shared on her Twitter page, she was not fond of those keyboard or piano lessons. So, she prerecorded the lessons to skip her practice. Unfortunately, her mom found out when she stormed into her room and the prerecorded lessons were playing.

Passing Gas Fail 2.0

In another installation of farting fails, Carl Nacar, who goes by the Twitter handle @humantedddddddy, took all the precautionary measures but still failed. He explained that he was in the park when he felt that a fart was building up.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@humantedddddddy

He looked around in all directions and was sure that no one was there. Then he released the gas from his body. The fart terrified a poor fellow who had been sitting peacefully on a nearby bench.

I Was Asleep During That Time

Who doesn’t love binge-watching TV shows? A well-known TV host once perfectly summarized binge-watching, explaining that once you start, you forget every plan you have for the next day. We couldn’t agree more.  

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@lizzyandchloedollsandart; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@mollyligonn

When Molly, who also goes by the Twitter handle @mollyligonn, was questioned by her mom, she claimed that she had been asleep all night. Little did she know that her mom had heard her clapping every 20 minutes to the theme tune of Friends. Yikes.

Caught on Camera

There are times when we feel so comfortable and confident that we forget big things might happen. Twitter user @MissSchliez was fresh from the shower and “stood naked for a sec by the window watching a cat.” 

Unfortunately, that fraction of a second caught her on camera, and not just any camera – it was the Google Maps Camera Car, guys! This hilarious moment served her a significant lesson: wrap yourself up in a towel if you want to stare at cats after a shower! 

nstant Prayer Unlocked

Anyone who says they haven’t dozed off at work is 100% lying. Yes, it is against the rules to sleep at work, but sometimes, it is impossible to resist the urge to have a quick nap. 

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@redmax.products; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@Cristyseabow

The young lady who shared this moment under the name @Cristyseabow stated that she was tired and dozing off when her boss caught her in the act. She was surprised but she had a plan in mind. Instead of being rattled, she just slowly raised her head and said, “Amen.” Genius! 

The Toothpaste Trick

Ah yes, sibling rivalry is still alive. When it comes to practicing your tricks, more often than not, our siblings are the perfect crash test dummies. Take, for example, what @officialumairs shared on his Twitter page.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@flamingoorganising; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@officialumairs

His younger brother has a love of drinking cold drinks. Every time his brother indulged his Slurpee cravings, he would tell him the inevitable brain freeze that ensued was because he didn’t brush his teeth. Soon enough, his little brother uncovered his dirty trick.

Sneaky Move

Having a sibling is one of the most precious gifts in the world. You can depend on them most of the time, and they are the constants in your life. On the same note, having siblings can create sibling rivalry.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@bookingwithbordeaux; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@LittlebearJC

When @LittlebearjC spilled a bag of flour while sneaking into the cabinets, she didn’t feel like cleaning it up. Instead, she sprinkled some down the hall, leading to where her brother was sleeping. 

The Operation Was Successful But The Patient Died

There’s a reason why magicians don’t repeat their tricks too often, and @LeahBalee and her friends learned about it first-hand when they were eating at a restaurant.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@LeahBaleee

Their scheme was to tell the waiter that they are friends with the manager to get a discount. They were able to get away with it for quite some time before their luck ran out. They tried to use the same trick not knowing that they were talking to the manager already. Whoops! 

Good Luck, Bro!

During first dates, it is imperative to focus on the other person. You should remain composed, calm, and collected at any given time. Avoid holding or using your phone as that is a major turn-off.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@statboyslim

Twitter user @statboyslim ignored all these etiquette rules and did the unthinkable. Not only was he texting in secret about how bad the date was, but he also sent said messages to the poor girl. Things must have been painfully awkward after that! 

The Reckless Husband

As we recently mentioned, dark secrets are not meant to be kept forever, and Twitter user @leonardo_grossi should have known better than to bring his wife to a forbidden shop. 

The store assistant, who likely assisted him on many previous visits, just spilled the beans. The poor staff member had no idea they were getting this loyal customer into the worst trouble of his married life.

Skipping Class 101: Dispose Of All Evidence

This is the third example we’ve shared of people failing at cutting classes. Some students manage to effortlessly skip class, avoiding getting caught and enjoying their sneaky time off. Most, however, are not so lucky.

Photo courtesy of Instagram/@chloebryon; Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@MDavisbot

Here’s a tip: It is essential to dispose of all evidence that you cut class. Twitter user @MDavisbot forgot to do this. She skipped class to go to a mall opening but got caught because she went back to school carrying balloons that screamed “GRAND OPENING.”

Just Whisper It

There are times when no matter how hard we try to keep things private, we eventually get caught by the very person who happens to be the subject of our conversation. Kerri Gray was thrilled to point out a “guy that had a cute butt” to her friend. 

To her surprise, the guy she was referring to heard her and thanked her for the compliment. Next time, don’t talk about your crush when they’re within earshot. Your chances of getting caught are too high!

Mother’s Instinct At Work

We are in no way condoning this kind of behavior, but most of us have tried it at least once. Cutting class is part of school life. It is where our creativity is developed as we come up with schemes to get away with it.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@thewildsweetpea

Sadly, the scheme attempted by @thewildsweetpea and her friends didn’t work out so well. She skipped class and drove her pals to lunch. They were having a great time until her mom pulled up next to them at a light. 

The In-Law Chronicles

Having a healthy relationship with your in-laws can be challenging. Twitter user @Mom_In_Heels revealed that when her in-laws showed up by surprise, she hurriedly hid in her room with her kids.

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@Mom_In_Heels

That was a great plan, but unfortunately, her husband wasn’t aware of it. He even called her to find out where she was. That was Melissa’s undoing. Her husband and her in-laws heard her phone ringing. This young couple needs to learn a thing or two about teamwork!

Screaming Yay!

Twitter user @rachel_winters shared a moment her aunt will never forget. Before eventually ending up together, her aunt and uncle were having conversations over the phone. Her uncle asked her aunt on a date and prior to hanging up the phone properly, her aunt screamed “YAYYY!”

Tweet courtesy of Twitter/@rachel_winters

For some, this might be a little bit awkward but that event probably solidified her uncle’s decision to go on the date. Her aunt’s excitement could not be contained at that time, and we think that’s adorable.

Caught on TV

Calling in sick to escape work or class is an old-fashioned way to pursue one’s personal interests. Take it from Twitter user @notsogoodITguru, who thought such a lame excuse would work for him. 

Well, it worked until his boss saw him on TV enjoying the music festival he had exchanged for a day’s work. His boss made sure he got the message loud and clear by giving him wise advice: “Next time, don’t stand in the front row.” Hopefully, this Twitter user has come up with some better excuses for his next getaways.

Finally, A Successful Fart

The last installment of #IGotCaught farting is actually a success story. If somebody farts, it immediately sends a signal to your brain to either move away or crinkle your nose.

Tweet courtesy of Instagram/@jorgelgarcia_

Jorge Garcia, who goes by the Twitter username @jorgelgarcia_, defied all odds and used his gas to land a job. He was in the midst of a job interview when he passed gas. The interviewer heard it, and they both laughed. The amazing part is, he got the job. In fact, the interviewer wasn’t even annoyed when he farted.

Accidentally Sent

Jess Pratt was so concerned about her friend’s troubled marriage that she had to relay the message to her husband. Unfortunately, she sent the text to the wrong person – her friend’s problematic husband! Imagine the shock of their friend’s partner upon reading the text that his wife was going to leave him.

Tip: make sure you’re sending every message to the right person. Better yet, don’t discuss private matters via text. We wonder whether Jess and her friend are still friends.