EW’s “top 10 cringe-inducing moments” from 2002 reality TV shows.

EW’s “top 10 cringe-inducing moments” from 2002 reality TV shows.
It was definitely a year for “cringe-inducing” reality TV, and EW picks the top 10 moments. Among them: “Steven and Trishelle sloppily make out while straddling a stunned Frank” on The Real World Las Vegas, Sheryl Crow performing live for the miscreants in the Big Brother 3 house, Kathy peeing on John’s hand during Survivor Marquesas, “Ozzy feebly falling backward out of his chair and onto the floor” on The Osbournes, Kato’s wrong-number phone call home on Celebrity Boot Camp, the “stench of desperation” from Christi on The Bachelor 2, and the “borderline catatonic’s misguided sex-kitten act” on The Anna Nicole Show, where she was “hopped-up on fudge and self-delusion on a weekly basis.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.