There were live TV slip-ups, a lot of celebrity pregnancies and, as much as we hate to admit, way too much coverage of Donald Trump every, freaking, day. But whether you loved it or absolutely loathed it 2017 was an, ahem, interesting year to say the least.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, we present the moments we could not stop watching (over and over again) this year. Apparently, no one else could either.
1. The BBC interview feat. kids who just want some airtime
Before his BBC interview, Professor Robert Kelly was an unknown face. Then, he appeared on BBC, and suddenly, his face was EVERYWHERE.
When Nine News presenter Amber Sherlock berated colleague Julie Snook for not complying with outfit requests, she didn’t expect the off-air footage to be leaked and be watched millions and millions of times.
“I need Julie to put a jacket on because we’re all in white,” she began. Oh, and it BEGUN.
3. The ‘how on earth did that happen’ Lala land/Moonlight Oscar’s mix-up
The “most dramatic moment in Oscars history” happened at this year’s awards, and we are glad we got to witness it. Well, not actually witness it in the flesh – we wish – but you get what we’re saying.
ANYWAY, long story short, La La Land – which pretty much won every Oscar anyway – was wrongly announced as the winner of Best Picture, when in actual fact Moonlight won. YIKES.
2017 will be defined as the year of the movement #MeToo – the movement where women have bound together to come forward, speak out and support each other about sexual harassment and abuse. New voices are still coming forward to this day, and TIME Magazine even named their ‘Person of the Year’ as the ‘Silence Breakers’.
In the wake of a particularly terrible time in the entertainment industry, especially in Hollywood, there truly is and will continue to be a reckoning. All in all, the message? You are very much not alone.
5. Michelle Obama’s legendary side-eye at Donald Trump’s inauguration
When Michelle Obama woke up to see Donald Trump be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, we don’t think she anticipated her facial expression to become THE story of the day. And that it did.
6. We still don’t know WTF ‘covfefe’ is
It’s not uncommon for Donald Trump to naturally baffle us, make us tilt our heads and ask ourselves “huh?!”. At around midnight in Washington DC back in May, Trump tweeted a sentence that kind of left everyone… puzzled.
“Despite the negative press conference cofvefe.”
That’s it. He left his 31 million followers hanging off a word he made up (or its a typo) just like that.
Don’t bother looking for the tweet now, it was deleted shortly after – after everyone in the whole flippin’ world had already seen it, screenshotted it and (more probably than not), mocked it.
The answer? ABSOLUTELY NO ONE STILL.
7. Cash me outside, how ’bout… NO. MAKE IT STOP
If you couldn’t stop saying this every now and then for a few weeks, you weren’t the only one. 13-year-old Danielle Bregoli coined the (stupidly annoying) phrase ‘cash (read: catch) me outside’ during her brief appearance on Dr. Phil.
Apparently it was the perfect retort for any social comment. Apparently.
8. The Loop’s awkward, excruciating New Year countdown that left us scratching our heads
It was that moment on TV where you sit there and think to yourself… what on earth did I just spend my time watching?! Was it real? Was it fake? Was it just so bloody awkward because it’s The Loop?