Show: American Idol, FOX
Let’s be real: The best part of American Idol isn’t the grand finale—it’s the very beginning, when every disillusioned geek or bag lady on the street that thinks he or she can carry a tune floods the auditions. The result is usually far more entertaining than any Ruben Studdard ballad, and it’s way more fun to watch the William Hung's of the world than any of those boring theater brats.

However, surpassing even the laughs supplied by that notable reject were those brought on by the unforgettable appearance of Larry Platt, whose energetic performance of “Pants On The Ground” left the notoriously stone-faced Mary J. Blige unable to hold it together.