We’re not sure which is harder to believe: that 7th Heaven lasted for an astounding 11 seasons on The WB/CW, or that it’s been a quarter-century since we first met Eric, Annie and the rest of the Camden clan.
But when we think back to the series’ 240+ episodes, it’s not the family dinners or the Christian morals that stick out in our minds. No, it’s the weird moments — the twisted, subversive, did-that-really-just-happen-on-this-show moments. They may have been unintentional, but they were glorious.
Examples of awkwardness include: when siblings Matt and Mary almost practiced kissing on each other, when the entire family broke into song for no apparent reason, and, of course, that time Reverend Camden’s gaze lingered a little too long on daughter Ruthie dancing in her bedroom. (For the record, that last one made us uncomfortable long before actor Stephen Collins admitted to engaging in “inappropriate conduct” with minors.)
Scroll down to relive 20 cringe-worthy 7th Heaven moments — disclaimer: many of them are from Season 11, which was the TV equivalent of a dumpster fire — then drop a comment with your own Camden memories.