Everyone knows that TV weddings are ratings bonanzas, and the destructive aftermaths of those weddings are even more exciting. Happy couples tend to get boring pretty quickly, after all. It’s not surprising, then, that Gossip Girl celebrated its 100th episode last night with the wedding of Blair and Louis, even though Blair is still obviously in love with Chuck, in an hour with so many twists and turns and false stops that we’re still not sure what, exactly, happened. To celebrate their clearly ill-advised big day, we’ve put together a list of some of the most disastrous marriages in television history.
Ross and Emily (Friends)
Saying someone else’s name during sex is one of the most embarrassing things that can ever happen to you. Now imagine what it would be like say someone else’s name during your wedding vows. Fortunately, you don’t have to put yourself in that position, because Friends explored that particular life-shattering slip of the tongue during Ross Geller’s wedding to Emily Waltham, in which he accidentally blurts out Rachel’s name instead.
Although the season ends on that ridiculous cliffhanger, the wedding continues as planned at the start of the next season. But, unsurprisingly, the marriage does not go very well, and Emily puts an end to it after Ross refuses to stop being friends with Rachel.