Nobody can deny that convertibles are the ultimate status symbol. Imagine feeling the wind in your hair and getting a little bit of sunshine at the same time. Yes, having a roof for your long journey is something to consider – but there’s always a place for convertible cars in life.
However, not all convertibles guarantee style and comfort – we have seen some pretty bad models. So, instead of talking about the best convertible cars, we’ll give you a list of the ones you should avoid. Don’t even think about them!
First of all, this is not a car from Hot Wheels! This is a two-seat roadster, a pickup truck, and yes, a retro-styled convertible, which makes it really weird. It’s still a mystery how this “thing” came to exist in the first place as it doesn’t perform well, neither as a pickup nor as a convertible. The only plus might be the cigarette lighter power socket in the trunk.
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Okay, this is going to be a short one. Just look at it. This is probably the only car that had a supermarket shopping basket on the design board. And it passed. Let’s be honest here, this is a no-no option without going into further details.
Citroen C3 Pluriel
The Pluriel is a perfect example of why cars should not combine everything we want, and should learn to compromise. Especially when your goal is to build a budget-friendly vehicle. You could have a closed or peeled-back roof, you could unclip the heavy roof sections and have a full roadster, you could also drop the back seats and have a pickup truck. How is that an issue? Well, there is nowhere in the car to store all the massive roof support, which is why most people who bought the Pluriel use it as a regular car without a sunroof.
Mitsubishi Colt CZC
Mitsubishi did an impressive job engineering a folding hard top roof and finding space for two adults up front, plus two occasional seats behind into a wheelbase – especially since the prototype was based on their existing Colt five-door hatch. They managed to convert, but the results are just not worth any aesthetic award.
30+ Weird Times Disney Channel Was So Awkward, it Was Painful to Watch
Disney Channel has made a ridiculous amount of content since its inception. As such, it makes sense that not every single scene would go off without a hitch. These are some of the weird times that Disney got so awkward, we couldn’t help but notice.
Not Quite, Lemonade Mouth
Lemonade Mouth wasn’t the worst thing that Disney has released. If you want the audience to believe they’re a band, though, you might want to focus on the musical scenes. That means maybe reconsidering things like the detention scene where Stella claps and dances around while they play music.
Gabriella Yelling for Troy
By High School Musical 3, fans were already sold on the romance between Troy and Gabriella. Sometimes, though, it felt like they forgot they weren’t the only ones in the room.
The spill that Troy takes during a basketball game is inconvenient but, physically, he’s fine. So, it seems a little awkward to watch Gabriella stand up in the bleachers and yell his name to start the next number.
Lizzie McGuire’s Ribbon Dancing
Lizzie McGuire was a certified icon of the Disney Channel throughout the early 2000s. Yet, not everything she did seems quite as cool as an adult.
For instance, one scene from the show gives us a glimpse of one of Lizzie’s talents. In reality, the ribbon dancing here is really just Hillary duff spinning in a circle with the ribbon. However, it’s really the other character’s amazed reactions that make this scene so memorable.
The Talk in Girl Meets World
In all fairness, this scene is purposefully awkward. It’s meant to be hard to watch as an awkward moment between the father and daughter pair, Corey and Riley.
The scene references a tough situation for parents already — broaching the talk. However, the concept is only made worse by the fact that the scene isn’t even a private conversation. It happens in a class full of peers and Riley’s best friend, Maya, does what she can to make Corey more uncomfortable with the situation.
Looking Blingalicious, Tess
One thing that often comes off awkwardly in many kid’s shows is how the writers try to make the characters sound like real teens. Sometimes, it really misses the mark.
In one Camp Rock scene, Mitchie was trying really hard to fit in with the mean girls at camp. However, we’re not quite sure that “blingalicious” ever caught on. The response almost takes away from the fact that she’s responding to Tess’ claim in that each charm represents every time that her mom won a Grammy.
Life With Derek Gets Uncomfortable
There are some topics that you don’t think that you’ll find on the Disney Channel. For instance, the topic of a set of step-siblings with romantic feelings for one another.
However, it seems like that’s one empty space that Life With Derek was determined to fill. In one particular scene, it really seems like the writers want you to root for two characters to get together even though they’re step-siblings.
Troy “Checking His Watch”
They say the devil is in the details and sometimes in movies, that’s exactly the case. On the surface, this scene seems fine — until you notice that there’s something very important missing, that is.
In one scene from High School Musical 2, Troy looks at his wrist only to realize the time and run off. The only problem is that if you’re paying close attention, he’s not wearing a watch at all in this scene.
Adventures in Babysitting Rap Battle
Babysitting is a common first job for a lot of kids. As such, there are plenty of movies aimed at kids performing this job and dealing with how unpredictable it can be.
If there’s one scene from this trope that made our skin crawl and left us wondering why the creator’s made us go through that, it’s from the 2016 film Adventures in Babysitting. Partway through the movie, two of the main characters get into a long and painful rap battle about being babysitters.
Pretty Good for Writing Upside Down
This one isn’t so much in-your-face awkward as a scene that seems to get more improbable every time you watch it. Once again, we have High School Musical 2 to thank for this scene.
In the scene, Troy does what every kid thinks is pretty slick — a hidden message to his friends. On the other hand, the more we watch this clip, the more we focus on how Troy managed to write a message down so it would face the others like this.
Pixel Less-Than-Perfect Dancing
Pixel Perfect is a Disney movie all about creating the perfect pop star. We’re not quite sure that this scene is evidence that they’ve pulled it off. The scene was clearly supposed to look impressive.
Instead, we’re so caught off-guard by the scene in which this “perfect popstar” hits the stage. With high kicks, mind-blowing backflips, and simply awkward moves, it’s hard to focus on the plot instead of how weird this performance really is.
“She’s Really Good!”
Alyson Stoner is a talented performer but that’s not exactly something they always let shine in Camp Rock. This included her introduction as Caitlyn. When the audience and Mitchie first meet Caitlyn, she’s playing the keyboard and dancing.
The dance doesn’t show Stoner’s genuine talent and leaves a lot of viewers cringing, especially as Mitchie exclaims, “She’s really good!” during Caitlyn’s performance. It’s a weird introduction for a performer who’s a long-time professional dancer in real life.
Mitchie in the Sequel
Once again, we’re brought back to some of the more questionable creative decisions in Camp Rock. It’s definitely an entertaining film — we just can’t stop thinking about how awkwardly this would play out in real life.
It’s a common movie trope for the main character to unite everyone with a rousing speech. Mitchie just decided that she’d do this in song. It’s fitting for the movie but Lovato’s dramatic hand motions to the other campers while they sing in the other camper’s faces left us cringing.
Camp Rock Fight Song
If one camp was going to have a fight song, a music camp is a pretty good candidate. You’d think that a camp full of musicians could come up with something catchy and fun.
In Camp Rock 2, it probably seemed like a great way to further the conflict between the two camps. In reality, we’re not sure that marching up to your foes and simply chanting the name of your camp is going to intimidate or impress them.
Don’t Bet on It
A lot of people fault Disney Channel shows for the quality of acting or, more specifically, the tendency to overact. After all, these are shows made for kids and that’s a popular choice for that.
The scene in High School Musical 2 where Troy sings “Bet on It” is one of those scenes that border between too awkward and a scene that’s deeply entertaining for all the wrong reasons. Not to mention, we have to love the fake reflection that’s paired with this dramatic golf course setting.
Miley and Dolly Singing at Each Other
On their own, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Dolly Parton have all had successful careers. You’d think putting them together is a given.
Unfortunately, we have this scene from Hannah Montana to prove how wrong it really can go. In theory, the scene is very touching — again… in theory. Something about how forced the scene feels or maybe the high-five ending leaves us cringing at the scene.
Gabriella’s Hiding Spot
Disney has used the same trope time and time again and they aren’t the only ones. To move the plot along, the main character just happens to overhear the antagonist saying something important.
With that said, it’s usually a case of our hero sitting in hiding. In the first High School Musical movie, Sharpay overhears Gabriella but she wasn’t quite hiding. In fact, her “hiding spot” is practically standing directly in front of Sharpay.
Lizzie McGuire’s Rebellious Phase
As we said earlier, Lizzie McGuire was an icon on the Disney Channel. Still, that doesn’t mean she didn’t leave us cringing at times. In one episode, we get the chance to see Lizzie dabble in a more rebellious phase.
It’s not so much an outlandish concept as it is another case of awkward writing for a teen character complete with Lizzie using text abbreviations in conversation — complete with explanations in case you just aren’t cool enough to catch on.
Miley Letting Fate Decide
It’s hard to decide when you have feelings for two people and aren’t sure who to go for. It’s an incredibly common trope on screen.
It’s a situation that none other than Miley Stewart finds herself in during an episode of Hannah Montana. It’s really her problem-solving approach that makes this one so questionable, though. Instead of actually deciding, Miley trusts a piece of paper that flies in through her window.
Chad Rocking Some Ironic Apparel
There are some things that make you cringe because it seems like everyone did it, even if we don’t want to talk about it. For example, high school might serve as a time in which you’re still figuring out your own fashion sense.
Like many people, Chad from High School Musical rocked quite a few ironic t-shirts that we’re sure many people remember from their younger days. We wonder if an adult Chad would still find a shirt that said “Worship Waffles” as endearing.
Maya “Falling” Down
Who can you turn to when you have a crush if not your friend? Well, with a friend like this, we might consider talking to someone else.
In Girl Meets World, during the very first episode, Riley tells her friend that she has a crush. In response, Maya pushes Riley into his lap. The entire scene is awkward from the initial push to the awkward conversation that followed.
Wizards of Waverly Place Mistakes
There are certain mistakes that are hard to notice but once you do notice them, you can’t unnotice them. That’s how this moment in The Wizards of Waverly Place plays out.
During the intro sequence, there’s a clear moment that the entire cast is meant to look at the title card at the same time. The only problem is that Max — played by Jake T. Austin — seemed to have looked at the wrong time.
Cadet Kelly Dance-Off
Cadet Kelly is a unique Disney movie. Suddenly finding herself in military school, Kelly has a huge change of lifestyle from her former life at an art school.
So, how would Kelly approach an ongoing feud with her commanding officer, Jennifer, other than a long and awkward dance battle? It’s supposed to incorporate Kelly’s artistic background as she struggles to find a place on the drill team. In reality, it seems not only unrealistic but a great source of secondhand embarrassment.
The Radio Rebel Smile
Oftentimes, if a show or movie becomes a meme, it isn’t always a good thing. That’s exactly what’s true for the Disney Channel movie Radio Rebel.
This is another music-themed Disney Channel original movie but most people remember it for the awkward smile that Debby Ryan makes in the movie. She’s reacting to a character singing her a song but we’re not sure it looks as cool as the character thinks it does.
Jackson, Please Stop
There are certain things that you don’t expect out of children’s television. For instance, a character objectifying a bathing suit model.
Yet, in Hannah Montana, Jackson left viewers feeling more than a little uncomfortable in his crush on a model named Siena. Whenever he mentions her, Jackson mostly references her as a bikini model over any other trait on a continuous basis. The consistency here is what makes this particularly uncomfortable.
Aaron Carter and Lizzie McGuire
When it comes to on-screen romance, there’s a risk to it. After all, if the actors don’t have chemistry or the script is off, it can seem pretty awkward.
If there’s one kiss that left a lot of people cringing when they watched it again later, it was the climactic moment between Lizzie McGuire and Aaron Carter. While there’s a lot to discuss here, we’re particularly caught on the odd look he gives her first and the door shut in her face immediately after they kiss.
Be Our Guest
“Be Our Guest” is one of the most recognizable Disney songs. Almost everyone knows the scene where the dishes sing to Belle as they serve her dinner in Beauty and the Beast.
It seems like it was something that Disney was hoping to recapture when they made the first Descendants movie. In the end, though, this remix wasn’t as well-loved as they might have hoped. Rather, the new version left a lot of people cringing or even annoyed.
Going Too Far
Jessie is a show that’s long been noted as having a few adult jokes here and there. However, some of these said jokes go too far.
For example, the ongoing crush that Luke continues to pursue with the nanny, Jessie, gets plenty uncomfortable at times. This especially comes up when Luke reveals some of his creepier confessions, like that he set cameras up in Jessie’s bedroom.
Cody and the Lab
With the success that The Suite Life of Zack & Cody had, it was no surprise when Disney released a movie for the twins as well. They definitely didn’t hold back on making it strange either.
The scene that made many people uncomfortable is probably one you didn’t notice until you saw it as an adult. When Zack and Cody first get a chance to look around Gemini Lab, Cody gets more than a little excited about all the scientific equipment, even stopping to whisper at one device.
The Shake it Up Wardrobe
Disney hasn’t always hit the nail on the head when it comes to current fashion. However, it usually isn’t that big of a deal in the long run since it’s for kids.
Shake it Up is clearly made with a palette for kids that just looks awkward and nearly aggressive from an objective standpoint. Some viewers have noted how distractingly bright everything is, leaving them focusing on the costuming rather than the actual scene at times.
Jessie and Zuri’s Body Swap
When Jessie and Zuri swap bodies in Jessie, there’s a lot that’s hard to watch. Most people point towards Debby Ryan’s acting as particularly questionable.
As if that wasn’t enough, the episode also suffers from the aforementioned crush that one of Jessie’s charges, Luke, has on her. At one point during the body swap, Luke mentions how attractive Jessie is to him — despite the fact that on top of everything else, she’s actually his sister.
Not What Dreams Are Made of
Once again, we have to give credit where it’s due. Like the Lizzie McGuire show, the Lizzie McGuire Movie has its place in pop culture history.
That doesn’t mean it’s perfect, though. Once again, this is an awkward moment that probably could have benefitted from some better choreography. At one point in her big number on stage, Lizzie pulls off what might be the most awkward shimmy possible.
Zack and Cody Fight…Themselves?
As we said earlier, when they made The Suite Life Movie, they didn’t hold back on making it a rather strange movie. One thread in the movie is that the twins become physically connected.
What ensues from this development is perhaps one of the weirdest fight scenes we’ve seen Disney try. Given that the two share experiences, they decide to fight each other by hitting themselves. It’s effective, we suppose, but funny to watch them threaten each other before wailing on themselves.
With a Little Sci-Fi
If that fight between Zack and Cody wasn’t unexpected enough for you, the movie made sure to include a few different options. This included one for all the Star Wars fans out there.
This time, Zack and Cody get into an argument as holograms, insulting each other rather than physically fighting this time. They really do look like Star Wars characters standing there — but this time, the dialogue is replaced with sibling insults rather than lightsabers and spacecraft.
Austin Proving His Innocence
Austin & Ally was another Disney Channel show that focused on teen musicians. This time, rather than a band at school, this was a burgeoning pop duo — including a musician and a songwriter.
Still, music alone can only take you so far. In real life, if you find yourself in a courtroom trying to defend your innocence, we highly recommend refraining from performing a song while you’re there. Not only is this risky, but it also leaves us cringing.
And Ally Dancing
Of course, Austin is only one half of the duo that sits at the heart of the plot for Austin & Ally. Unfortunately, Ally makes the list in her own right.
In one episode, she performs the song “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.” At first, it seems like it’s going to start like any pop performance. She even has an outfit reveal! We could do without the choreography on the piano, though.
As awkward as Disney can seem when they aren’t trying, the deliberately awkward scenes are effective. There are plenty that gives us secondhand embarrassment just like the creator wanted.
That’s exactly the case with this scene in Jessie. When Jessie runs into her ex-fiancé, she misunderstands something he says and accuses him of still loving her. The public misunderstanding is more than a little painful to watch with almost the whole cast on-screen to watch and react.
A Little Much
As we’ve seen and said, Jessie is full of jokes for the parents watching too. This means that as an adult, there are a few scenes that are pretty awkward.
Adding one more to the list is Mrs. Chesterfield, a neighbor obsessed with the family’s butler, Bertram. In one episode, she makes a comment about “squeezing his cheeks” while he slept only for Jessie to ask her to clarify that she meant his face.
T for Troy?
This is perhaps one of the most famous awkward scenes on this list. Before leaving for the summer in High School Musical 2, Troy gifts Gabriella a necklace.
Interestingly, he chooses to give her a necklace that’s a T for his name. However, it raises a few questions. Namely, it seems particularly weird that Troy got her a necklace with his initial on it rather than her own. All in all, it seems like a strange choice.
The Famous Wand Outtakes
While this isn’t a Disney Channel show exactly, it’s something any Disney Channel watcher would recognize. More recently, we learned the awkward truth about them.
Between shows or on commercial breaks, a star would appear and introduce themselves, the channel, and maybe some additional information. Then, they would draw the logo. A few years ago, we got to see the awkward outtakes of the stars filming their scenes and attempting to draw the logo in the air in front of them.
Saving Galleria’s Dog
It’s hard to deal with a pet in distress. After all, you want them to be safe and the fact that they aren’t is distressing.
So, it makes sense that you might have a weird reaction. Although, we’re particularly perplexed that the Cheetah Girls thought that the best way to save Galleria’s trapped dog was with a song. It would be even more awkward if it hadn’t worked in the film.