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The Secret Life Of An American Teenager: 21 Most Questionable Moments

When you watch “The Secret life of an American teenager,” you finally get the realization that none of us should’ve been permitted to watch it in the first place when we were wee lads. These 21 questionable moments justify our concern that maybe we were raised on the wrong frickin show!

The show is about a 15-year-old girl who got pregnant from a one-night stand at a band camp. It’s safe to say this show was something else for us innocent teenagers who had the privilege to live a life filled with our “what-ifs.” Major spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the show yet (you’re living well, congratulations!). 

1. First of all, we should discuss how slyly the word “sex” is thrown around multiple times every episode. The setting didn’t matter at all, be it at the dinner table, school, or grocery store. It’s pretty unconvincing to digest that such young teenagers talk about sex with their parents this much. 

#1 First of all, we should discuss how slyly the word "sex" is thrown around multiple times every episode. The setting didn't matter at all, be it at the dinner table, school, or grocery store. It's pretty unconvincing to digest that such young teenagers talk about sex with their parents this much. "The Secret life of an American teenager
Wrong table manners

2. What in the hell was this scene?

#2 What in the hell was this scene? The Secret life of an American teenager
Guys, don’t take notes!

 3. The school counselor had to go through so much on a daily basis. No wonder he left after the first season. 

#3 The school counselor had to go through so much on a daily basis. No wonder he left after the first season.  The Secret life of an American teenager
Poor Mr. Molina 

4. It’s evident through the storyline that Amy would keep her baby, but it was rather weird that this was the “only” viable option to choose. Talks about adoption and abortion were pretty much non-existent. 15-year-old moms can’t be the only solution.

#4 It's evident through the storyline that Amy would keep her baby, but it was rather weird that this was the "only" viable option to choose. Talks about adoption and abortion were pretty much non-existent. 15-year-old moms can't be the only solution. The Secret life of an American teenager
Not-so-smart

5. Talk about teaching proper sex ed. Amy got pregnant for the plot, then Adrian got too, and several other pregnancies that also happened like Kathy’s. 

#5 Talk about teaching proper sex ed. Amy got pregnant for the plot, then Adrian got too, and several other pregnancies that also happened like Kathy's.  The Secret life of an American teenager
Oh give us a break

6. Even Amy was conceived by her parents when they were teenagers themselves. It looked like the pattern of that hometown which was a pretty lousy plot at best.

#6 Even Amy was conceived by her parents when they were teenagers themselves. It looked like the pattern of that hometown which was a pretty lousy plot at best. The Secret life of an American teenager
Lousy plot

7. Ricky’s childhood trauma was pretty dark for a show filled with consensual pregnancies. 

#7 Ricky's childhood trauma was pretty dark for a show filled with consensual pregnancies.  The Secret life of an American teenager
Disturbing

8. And Ben and Amy getting “married” with fake IDs. None of them had the time to stop and think for a while.

8. And Ben and Amy getting "married" with fake IDs. None of them had the time to stop and think for a while. The Secret life of an American teenager
How?

9. Furthermore, why was Adrian’s character riddled with stereotypes?

9. Furthermore, why was Adrian's character riddled with stereotypes? The Secret life of an American teenager
Another poorly-written character

10. What’s the big idea of going straight from AP Geometry to wedding chapels?

10. What's the big idea of going straight from AP Geometry to wedding chapels? The Secret life of an American teenager
A wedding

11. And how masturbation was a “bad word” that they hated. If only they had tried it a little sooner. 

11. And how masturbation was a "bad word" that they hated. If only they had tried it a little sooner.  The Secret life of an American teenager
Weird

12. And this poem, no words!

12. And this poem, no words. The Secret life of an American teenager
Beyond incomprehensible

13. What was up with this show’s interpretation for Bologna, Italy? 

13. What was up with this show's interpretation for Bologna, Italy? Italians are disgusted, sir. The Secret life of an American teenager
Stop snickering

 14. Sometimes the dialogues coming out of these obnoxious teens were just too much.

 14. Sometimes the dialogues coming out of these obnoxious teens were just too much. The Secret life of an American teenager
NO!!!

15. Further, why did he get up for having a crush on Al Gore, someone who was 60 at the time of this show, and might we add, was pretty out of reach for this kid? In short, why would the bullies beat him up for it?

15. Further, why did he get up for having a crush on Al Gore, someone who was 60 at the time of this show, and might we add, was pretty out of reach for this kid? In short, why would the bullies beat him up for it?
57 times 

16. And what was up with all this adultery? It seemed like everyone’s parents hooked up with each other at some point.

16. And what was up with all this adultery? It seemed like everyone's parents hooked up with each other at some point.
*Fictional*

 17. Why were people so rude to Betty and felt the need to shame her every two seconds?

17. Why were people so rude to Betty and felt the need to shame her every two seconds?
Betty

 18. Why was an assault of a young girl treated as a laughing matter? 

18. Why was an assault of a young girl treated as a laughing matter? 
Pathetic

19. And where were the parents for almost half of the show?

19. And where were the parents for almost half of the show?
What did they expect?

20. This would’ve been incredibly sad, thinking you caused your father’s death in any way, but her description was startling.

20. This would've been incredibly sad, thinking you caused your father's death in any way, but the way she described it as "incredible sex" to her mom was startling.
Big OOF

21. And what was all of this for if she just was going to leave her son behind to live her own life? 

21. And what was all of this for if she just was going to leave her son behind to live her own life? Don't have kids, guys, if you think you can't handle the responsibilities.
Speechless

The Secret Life of An American Teenager was a pretty bizarre show. Now, all we can do is stop the next generation from watching it.

Written by FandomWire Staff