Not every entrepreneur comes with an open mind and cool head. Some people believe they have such a good idea that the Sharks are idiots for not seeing the potential. Look at Scott Jordan, who straight-up told the Sharks he didn't want to do business with them; or Aaron McDaniel, who kept insisting the Sharks didn't get it. It's people like them that provide some of the best meltdowns on Shark Tank.
Below you'll find a list of some of the most memorable Shark Tank meltdowns since the show started seven seasons ago. You'll see people crying, you'll see them freaking out, and you'll see them scream with rage. All of them are meltdowns, all of them are enjoyable.
Sometimes It's Best to Leave Your Emotions at the Door
"I can do this!" Mikki Bey, a struggling entrepreneur with her own eyelash extension business, yelled at Barbara through tears, "I have done this by myself!" Listen, we live in an unfair society. Men can come on the show, cry, and their stories can affect a Shark's decision. If a woman comes on and melts down like this, she's criticized. Barbara tells Bey that she needs to "give up this crying stuff." To her, as soon as a woman cries, it hurts her credibility. No wonder Bey had a meltdown.
A Shady Real Estate Dealer Prompts a Shark Attack
Sometimes a pitch just doesn't go the way you want. You might truly believe in your product, but the Sharks will see something entirely different. That's what happened to real estate dealer Aaron McDaniel when he appeared on the show. Trying to market his app, which would revolutionize buying small amounts of real estate, he couldn't get the Sharks to understand. They criticized him and accused him of shady dealings, a claim that McDaniel wholeheartedly fought against. As he argued on, things got worse and he left empty-handed. He told the cameras afterwards that in the end, the Sharks just "didn't get it."
A Bad Attitude Derails Everything
Scott Jordan's pompous attitude and angry meltdown cost him a $1 million dollar deal. Things started off okay for him, but as Robert started pushing, Jordan couldn't take the criticism and fired back at the Sharks. He decided which Sharks were in and which Sharks were out, saying he didn't need Robert or Kevin. "Learn some more respect!" Robert yells after Jordan as he storms off. Yeah, you think?
Even Sharks Have Meltdowns from Time to Time
Touted as the worst fight in Shark Tank history, it has no problem living up to its name. After Laurie and Daymond invested in Scholly, an app that helps struggling students find scholarships, a tremendous fight broke out among the Sharks. Mark and Robert blasted Laurie's decision, calling it nothing more than charity. Laurie fired back that they were just jealous and it was going to make a lot of money. It forced Robert, Mark, and Kevin to walk away, leaving Laurie and Daymond sitting in silence.