Take. Off. Your. Damn. Shoes.
Movies and TV shows are supposed to be an escape from reality. Nothing takes me out of a story more than a character climbing into bed with their shoes on.
I’ve compiled some TV shows and movies that are repeat offenders of this gross activity for your viewing displeasure.
Let’s start with one of the most egregious examples, To All the Boys I Loved Before.
This bed check scene from That ’70s Show is hilarious, but I was distracted by Kelso’s shoes.
As Michael Scott climbs into his bench bed, I realize the “Dinner Party” episode from The Office has more cringe than I remember.
I’m feeling unwell thanks to another Netflix original, Virgin River.
Princess Mia, I know you’re Genovian royalty, but this has gone too far. I can’t watch The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement again.
It took me a while to remember that Mamma Mia! has a whole-ass scene with Donna dancing/jumping on the bed, and I regret everything.
Proof that Isabela from Encanto is not the golden child she thinks she is.
Nice try, Charles Melton (in The Sun Is Also a Star), but your abs can’t distract me from your Nike sneakers on the bed.
Thankfully, this scene doesn’t go on for too long in The Goldfinch.
I gasped when Gwen dropped onto Miles’ bed with her green Converse on in the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer.
I’ve never watched The Big Bang Theory. Now I don’t think I ever will.
We have another Netflix offender with Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.
So many wild and nonsensical things happen in Riverdale, but this scene shocks me the most.
Are you annoyed yet? Let’s wrap up this list with some shows and movies that did it right.
Thank you, Cher and Christian. You two are definitely not Clueless (in terms of basic cleanliness, anyway).
Not everyone from Riverdale is a monster. Kevin actually has manners.
If Crazy Rich Asians didn’t get it right, I would’ve screamed.
Finally, there’s this short scene from Always Be My Maybe.
It was so subtle, I had to replay it several times to catch it. You can watch it yourself (it’s the birthday party scene).
This is not an exhaustive list, but if I forgot to include a movie or show that did it right (or wrong), drop them in the comments!