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Check out what you deemed painful viewing in 2009

Shaun Harrison
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1 of 9 Tana Lee Alves/WireImage.com; Jordan Strauss/WireImage.com

April 7, 2009

Michael Lohan's constant weigh-ins about about daughter Lindsay prompt fed-up posts like this one, from nafnoid: "Michael Lohan needs to shut his face! Lindsay isn't relevant to pop culture anymore so why should anyone air what he has to say?"
2 of 9 Jason Merritt/WireImage.com

April 25, 2009

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag get married, but not everyone's a well-wisher: "Without a doubt the worst of TV is anything with Heidi and Spencer on it," says SkinnyD.
3 of 9 courtesy Bravo

June 16, 2009

Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey flips a table, and many users flip channels. Cyr1988 stopped watching the franchise when it got "just plain awful and not-so-classy. Tables thrown about in New Jersey and bickering abound in Atlanta and Orange County."
4 of 9 Soul Brother/FilmMagic.com; Michael Bezjian/WireImage.com

June 22, 2009

When the stars of Jon & Kate Plus 8 announce they are splitting up, the show goes from "centering around eight cute kids to a nasty, bitter battle between two parents who could not work out their problems and seemed to flaunt this fact to the media," says moonstruck217.
5 of 9 Pool Photographer/WireImage.com

July 7, 2009

Though many found Michael Jackson's funeral to be a moving tribute to the King of Pop, some were not impressed. "He was a creep, a probable pedophile, and a phony – both in physical appearance and in his childlike utterances. And the people who praise him now, but who mocked his ridiculous and freakish lifestyle when he was alive, are just as phony in their tributes as he was as a person," says GarryB.
6 of 9 Mitchell Haaseth/NBC

Sept. 14, 2009

The Jay Leno Show premieres. BOZMAN54 is among many users who lament NBC "putting Leno on five nights a week and sticking by it, even though the ratings are abysmal, simply because it's so cheap to produce."
7 of 9 courtesy ABC

Oct. 15, 2009

The event AZTVfan calls the "Balloon Boy hoax" got a lot of mentions as the single most annoying, infuriating, deceptive thing on television this year.
8 of 9 Richard Foreman/ABC

Nov. 4, 2009

Kelsey Grammer's return vehicle Hank is cancelled after just five episodes. Rockywoods deems it "the biggest turkey of the year, in terms of horrible new series."
9 of 9 Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Nov. 22, 2009

Adam Lambert ends the American Music Awards with a sexually charged performance that prompts 1,500 complaints to ABC. Dc2at28345 decries "Adam's nonsense on the AMAs... What a waste of talent."