Characters Wearing Shoes To Bed Is The Bane Of My Existence — Here Are 14 Gross Examples

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Movies and TV shows are supposed to be an escape from reality. Nothing takes me out of a story more than a character climbing into bed with their shoes on.

I've compiled some TV shows and movies that are repeat offenders of this gross activity for your viewing displeasure.

1.Let's start with one of the most egregious examples, To All the Boys I Loved Before.

2.This bed check scene from That '70s Show is hilarious, but I was distracted by Kelso's shoes.

A male character lays on top of a female character in bed, and he clearly has his shoes on

3.As Michael Scott climbs into his bench bed, I realize the "Dinner Party" episode from The Office has more cringe than I remember.

Michael identifying a tiny bench with a cushion on it as his bed
Michael lying in his tiny bed with his shoes on

4.I'm feeling unwell thanks to another Netflix original, Virgin River.

5.Princess Mia, I know you're Genovian royalty, but this has gone too far. I can't watch The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement again.

Mia lying in bed while wearing a dress and heels
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

6.It took me a while to remember that Mamma Mia! has a whole-ass scene with Donna dancing/jumping on the bed, and I regret everything.

Meryl Streep in Mama Mia jumping on the bed while wearing shoes
Universal Pictures

7.Proof that Isabela from Encanto is not the golden child she thinks she is.

8.Nice try, Charles Melton (in The Sun Is Also a Star), but your abs can't distract me from your Nike sneakers on the bed.

A character sitting on a bed with his shirt unbuttoned but still wearing shoes
Warner Bros.

9.Do better, Stranger Things. Do better.

10.Thankfully, this scene doesn't go on for too long in The Goldfinch.

Two characters lie on a bed with their shoes on
Warner Bros.

11.I gasped when Gwen dropped onto Miles' bed with her green Converse on in the Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer.

  Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures

12.I've never watched The Big Bang Theory. Now I don't think I ever will.

Sheldon sits up in bed while fully clothed and wearing shoes

13.We have another Netflix offender with Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.

14.So many wild and nonsensical things happen in Riverdale, but this scene shocks me the most.

A character lying in bed and writing in her journal while wearing shoes
The CW

Are you annoyed yet? Let's wrap up this list with some shows and movies that did it right.

Thank you, Cher and Christian. You two are definitely not Clueless (in terms of basic cleanliness, anyway).

Two characters watching TV in bed, clothed but without shoes
Paramount Pictures Studios

Not everyone from Riverdale is a monster. Kevin actually has manners.

A character on his phone in bed, clothed but with no shoes
The CW

If Crazy Rich Asians didn't get it right, I would've screamed.

A character reading a book to a child in bed, and neither person has shoes on
Warner Bros. Pictures

Finally, there's this short scene from Always Be My Maybe.

It was so subtle, I had to replay it several times to catch it. You can watch it yourself (it's the birthday party scene).

The director, Nahnatchka Khan, felt it was important to include this tiny but powerful detail to open the scene. She was right.

The director, Nahnatchka Khan, felt it was important to include this tiny but powerful detail to open the scene. She was right.


This is not an exhaustive list, but if I forgot to include a movie or show that did it right (or wrong), drop them in the comments!


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