8 of the Most Awkward Moments in Talk Show History

Dakota Johnson on 'Ellen'

The chat begins kinda sassy with celebs arguing about Ellen's invite to Johnson's party. It feels weird throughout, especially when Ellen gives a blank look when Johnson likes Tig Notaro.

Elizabeth Warren on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Stephen Colbert became a great interviewer when he ditched his funny character on The Colbert Report. In this video, he asks Senator Elizabeth Warren if the Senate should be scrapped, calling it undemocratic.

Jerry Lawler & Andy Kaufman on 'Letterman'

Andy Kaufman's famous wrestling moment on David Letterman in 1982 is still talked about. Turns out, it was planned as part of his interest in wrestling.

Jimmy Kimmel on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

Kimmel was the guest, but James Corden got a tough question. He had to choose: drink a fish smoothie or name two camera operators. Corden sipped the smoothie, feeling stuck.

Star Jones on 'The View'

The View is no stranger to thorny and awkward conversations, but one absolutely stunning moment happened in 2006 when Star Jones announced the end of her nine-year stint in an off-script moment that blindsided her co-hosts.

Paris Hilton on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'

This interview, from the height of the NFT craze in 2022, shows a celeb promoting products like a robot. It led to a lawsuit for misleading claims about celebrities buying NFTs

Ray Liotta & Jennifer Lopez on 'Watch What Happens Live'

Ray Liotta, from Goodfellas, was super honest on WWHL. He said Sigourney Weaver was his worst onscreen kiss, called Clint Eastwood overrated in the '80s and '90s, and struggled to name Jennifer Lopez songs

Donald Trump on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'

Fallon's easy chat with Trump on the Tonight Show, skipping tough questions about controversies, didn't go well. People didn't like it.