There are live TV fails that are easily passed off as flubs, then there are epic-live-TV failures that people talk about for years and years: “Remember when…” Oh, yeah…we remember when, and we’re going to honor those fine celebrities at this juncture. You may speak to many live TV fails that out do some of the ones on this list, but they’re made by common folk who don’t live in any type of spotlight. This list is reserved for 10 of the best faux pas belonging to people who never be able to truly live these moments down.
10. George Takei
Earlier this century, 2008 to be exact, there was a little show with great aspirations. A reality show that featured well known talents, performing in realms outside of their known talents. What was this gem? Secret Talents of the Stars. Never heard of it? Well…that’s because it ran for one episode. Seriously, CBS pulled it after one episode. On that episode, George Takei, loved the world over for originating the role of Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek, and for his clever social media memes, had it in him to give country music a go. George, or presumably his agent, submitted to the show and he was chosen for the first episode. George is a sweetheart, but he’s not a singer. He offered a rendition of Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again,” and frankly, after seeing it, it’s not hard to understand why the show lasted one episode.