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Spoilers everywhere, of course! List of the saddest TV deaths as voted and ranked by fans. TV shows have long been able to penetrate the core of the human spirit, and audiences grow attached to characters they watch week after week and season after season. These TV character deaths are among the saddest, most memorable, and most gut wrenching to ever grace the silver screen - whether they were surprises or a long time coming. The list includes violent deaths, freak accidents, murders, deaths from illness, and a wide range of other sad TV death scenes.

Vote for those saddest TV deaths that impacted you most and watch them move to the top of the list, or click Re-Rank to make your own version of this list.
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Bobby Singer

Buffy Summers


Joyce Summers

Mark Greene


Tara Maclay

Eddard Stark

Robb Stark

Lt. Colonel Henry Blake

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<![CDATA[The Best TV Villains of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-tv-villains-of-all-time
The best TV villains of all time rank among some of the greatest TV characters of all time as well as some of the creepiest TV characters ever. While some TV villains exist to make the lead characters appear more heroic, some of them are just plain old, nasty jerks. Regardless of their motivations, the top TV bad guys make us want to bust into the TV and kick some butt, fictional style.

Many of TV's greatest greatest villains didn't start that way; some of these men and women started out as virtuous people who took a skid into the darker ways of the world. Think of Breaking Bad's Gustavo Fring, a legitimate business man turned meth trafficking d-bag. Or Dexter Morgan who started out killing only bad guys and then went and got tangled up with killing people as a CYA offensive action. Of course, there's also people like Game of Throne's Joffrey Baratheon and The Simpsons' C. Montgomery Burns who seem to get off on tormenting people. They are the worst kind of awesome bad guys.

Who is the best bad guy on TV? What television shows have the greatest TV villains?  This best television villains list has all the top TV villains in one place for you to vote on. If your favorite TV villain isn't on the list of the greatest TV villains, make sure to add them so other voters get to hate them as much as you do.

Joffrey Baratheon

Mr. Burns

Sideshow Bob

Tony Soprano

Tywin Lannister

Benjamin Linus

The Joker

The Governor

Gustavo Fring

Cigarette Smoking Man

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<![CDATA[The Most Expensive Pop Culture Memorabilia Sold at Auction]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-expensive-collectibles/brettdahlenburg
What happens to props, costumes, or other items after they are used in our favorite movies, TV series, music videos, or events? One thing is for sure, they don't get thrown away. Many high profile items from pop culture live a second life as memorabilia for collectors. Years after their initial use, the most interesting and culturally significant items are often sold at auction for exorbitant amounts of money to collectors of all types.

Read on, and you'll find a list of 17 of the most expensive pop culture memorabilia sold at auction, including items used by Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Julie Andrews, Jerry Garcia, and more. Some of these expensive collectors items are actually worth something (more than sentimental value) so it's no surprise that these items – like Liz Taylor's jewels – sold for an exorbitant amount of money. Other pieces of memorabilia, like Babe Ruth's jersey, gain their value from their place in history and the story surrounding them. Read on to learn more about some of the most expensive items ever sold at auction.

Liz Taylor's Jewels

Having the benefit of being an incredibly elaborate jewelry collection on its own, one could say that being the former property of Liz Taylor was only one factor in the whopping amount of money the actress's jewels fetched. 80 items of Taylor's collection, sold during a Christie's auction, gathered nearly $116 million in 2011.

Gone With the Wind Best Picture Oscar
What's the highest grossing movie of all time? If you are thinking of one of James Cameron's monstrosities, then you forgot to adjust for inflation! 1939's Gone with the Wind pulled in almost $200 million (domestic) in it's day; with an adjusted gross of over $1.6 billion, that makes it the most profitable movie ever. Let's not forget that it also won eight competitive and two honorary Oscars® and is, in fact, a f**king great film. All that combined meant that it's Best Picture Oscar statuette sold in 2012 to pop sensation Michael Jackson for $1.54 million.

Fun fact: Since 1950, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has forbade winners from selling their Oscar statuettes to anyone except the Academy for the amount of $1.
Marilyn Monroe's Subway Dress

Marilyn Monroe's celebrity clout is such that two of her dresses make the list, the first being this iconic dress worn by Monroe in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch. In 2011, the ivory pleated dress was sold during an auction in Beverly Hills; total price paid: $5.6 million.

Babe Ruth's Jersey
You don't have to be a baseball fan to love The Great Bambino and all of the associated lore (Sandlot fans, I'm looking at you). Being worn by arguably the most famous baseball player of all time helped Babe Ruth's first season Yankee's jersey sell for over $4.4 million in 2012. Remember kids: "heroes get remembered but legends never die..."
Apple's Original Contract
Probably one of the most boring things you could ever buy at an auction is a bunch of papers with legalize written all over it. But what if those papers were the founding documents to one of the most culturally influential companies ever? In 2011, the original contract signed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founding Apple Computer, Inc. sold for $1.6 million.

Fun fact: Wayne sold his 10% stake in the company shortly after it's founding for $800; 10% of the current Apple, Inc. would have been worth as much as $36 billion today. Oops...
Jerry Garcia's Guitars
If having a delicious flavor of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream named after him (Cherry Garcia, yum) wasn't proof enough that the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia is a cultural icon, how about the fact that a pair of his stage and studio-used guitars sold for a combined $1.74 million in 2002? Created by famed guitar designer Doug Irwin, the guitars were the most expensive ever sold at auction, beating out the previous record held by the Fender used by Eric Clapton to record the hit song "Layla."
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Outfit
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" music video inspired a generation of uncoordinated people to get up off their couches and swing their arms hazardously through the air, mimicking the onscreen dance stylings of the King of Pop. In 2011, the famed all leather digs worn on screen by Jackson sold for $1.8 million. Why? "Cause this is thriller, thriller night!"
Superman's Debut Comic Book
To say Superman is influential is an understatement. The character has been played and/or voiced by at least 48 actors in at least six radio/audio dramas, 16 movies, seven TV series, 36 animated series and stand alone efforts, and no less than 30 video games. But it all started on the printed page with Action Comics #1. It cost only $.10 when first sold but, in 2011, a copy of the famed issue sold for $2.1 million on eBay. Talk about a return on investment.
Mark McGwire's 70th-home-run Baseball
These days, anyone can buy a game-used MLB baseball for under $20, so why would someone back in 1999 spend $3 million on one? Well, this particular ball was hit by famed pro Mark McGwire and marked (no pun intended) his 70th "home run" in the sport. Suffice it to say, this is not the ball you use to play "catch" with your son...
Judy Garland's The Wizard of Oz Dress
Have you ever wanted to don a blue plaid dress and run through the streets shouting "We're off to see the wizard!"? No? Just me? Well, we all missed our chance when Judy Garland's screen-used The Wizard of Oz dress was sold in 2012 for $480,000. #heartbroken.

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<![CDATA[The 50 Most Amazing Incidents Caught on Dashcam]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/dashcam-gifs/randy-cobb
A car crash is a terrifying experience that almost everyone has the potential to experience. A simple drive across town can go bad in one split second when someone stops looking at the road. Through the modern technology of dashcams and mounted GoPro cameras, we can now experience the visceral terror of a car crash from the point of a view of the car itself. 

Some of these are close calls that you can't believe, and others are horrifying crashes that are so crazy you can't look away. Even in a short gif, the thrill and fear of the crash is all there, and you can almost imagine the sounds of crunching glass and metal as you watch them. Whether it's an icy road, a speeding driver or a badly-timed text message, these crashes and close-calls will make you gasp, and sometimes even laugh. These are some of the funniest, scariest, and craziest roadcam gifs the Internet has to offer. Vote for your favorite crazy dashcam gif.


Super Parking

Luckiest Guy Ever

Unexpected Surprise

Perfect Dodge

Truck Passes Snowplow

Car Pushes Cop Off Road

So Lucky

No No No No Yes

Well That Was Unexpected

Changing Lanes

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<![CDATA[Celebrities Who Have Aged the Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/18-celebrities-who_ve-aged-horribly
This is a list of celebrities who've looked worse with age than one would expect. As they've gotten older, these stars have become more and more unattractive. We've all seen our fair share of bad plastic surgery celebs, and some of these famous people certainly fall under the same category. Those that don't create their own damage naturally. These celebrities aging badly include actors, musicians, and notable public figures who look like they've aged 50 years in the last ten.

What celebs have aged the worst?  What celebrities used to be hot and aren't anymore? It's a shame that some of these celebs are no longer recognizable, because everyone on this list actually looked pretty good when they were young. May this be a lesson for us all to watch our bad habits and not succumb to temptations of having too much work done.

Axl Rose
Photo from a January 31, 2010, show in Winnipeg. Just an unflattering angle?
Bruce Jenner

Keith Richards
A RANKER USER SAID: "Keith Richards sure seems to be showing some wear and tear but lets also remember he is now 70 years old and at that age we are all going to show wear. But i think the picture on this list shows one of the reasons why he seems to have aged fairly hard and that's the amounts of tobacco and alcohol he has taken in over those years. Aging naturally none of us can avoid but when you add in things like years of smoking and it definitely alters what is likely otherwise a more graceful way of getting older." (join the discussion)

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Kirstie Alley
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Lil' Kim

Michael Jackson

Mickey Rourke
A RANKER USER SAID: "Okay let me be honest although not to the point of disrespectful and say that Mickey Rourke in his early years was quite the handsome guy but not so much now. The picture presented in this list seems to be one of the worse that could of been found on the web of him but still its not only one. He may not have taken care of himself as well as he could have and it kind of shows now that he is getting a little more up in age." (join the discussion)

Ozzy Osbourne
A RANKER USER SAID: "Can anyone guess why Ozzy Osbourne hasn't really retained a whole lot of his boyish good looks ? This guy has gone through more illegal drugs and substances over the years then any normal person ever should. Now after all those years of drug abuse and god only knows what else it really has come back to bite him now and not only in his looks but also in a mental capacity. He seems like he is completely lost most of the time now a days." (join the discussion)
Steven Tyler
A RANKER USER SAID: "Oh my Steven Steven Steven i mean he really is showing his age and not all that well i think we have to admit although at 65 its not totally outrageous. Add that in to the way he still dresses and he sort of looks like a drag queen from the mid 70's headed for wood stock. I am sure that he and rest of Aerosmith lived through some really wild and crazy years and was probably all well worth. I think he seems worse at 65 then many others because of the complete package that is Steven." (join the discussion)
Val Kilmer
A RANKER USER SAID: "Kilmer was such a great looking guy when he was younger that i can see where there would be some reaction to how he looks now. It is kind of a drastic change especially in his face and most men usually age better then women do but he hasn't really had that go all his way it seems. But he is 54 now and he still looks decent and kind of like a regular guy so lets not hold him up too much to these crazy Hollywood hunk stereotypes." (join the discussion)

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<![CDATA[36 Painful GIFs of Idiots Hurting Themselves]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ouch-gifs/randy-cobb
These "ouch" gifs all have one thing in common: complete morons hurting themselves. Whether it's the bartender at the bar who thinks adding fire to his mixology repertoire is a good idea, or the kid trying to do a backflip off of his skateboard, it's hard to imagine what the people in these funny gifs could have possibly been thinking. Even though these images don't have sound, you can almost hear the impact in your head and imagine the next morning's medical bills. Some of these epic fails can be predicted from the first image, when others go wrong in a completely different way than you would have ever expected.

Either way, you won't know whether to laugh or cringe. Which funny gif is your favorite on this list? Be sure to vote and share with your friends!


Just Gonna Casually Saw Off This High Branch

Just Gonna Flip Right Off This Thing on Wheels

Just Gonna Fight This Deer

Just Gonna Stroll Through a Bull Ring in Red Pants

Just Gonna Balance Up Here Like This

Just Gonna Step Across These Posts

Just Gonna Roughhouse on This Sidewalk

Just Gonna Punch This Horse

Just Gonna Kick This Trash Can

Just Gonna Use This Small Toy Shield

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<![CDATA[The World Isn't Even Ready for These Ghetto Glamour Shots]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ghetto-glamour-shots/randy-cobb
The Internet is full of over-photoshopped selfies and glamour shots. It is also full of people who will find these embarrassing photos and immortalize them forever. These are the most ghetto, weird and downright disturbing "glamour" shots on the web. Every single possible trope of a bad glamour shot is at play here. From terrible photoshop jobs, to bad typography, to eyeball-melting backgrounds, these photos have got it covered. Many of these shots look like they were paid for, which makes you wonder who is to blame, the person in the photo, or the person who made it? Either way, the one question that will spring to mind as you click through this list will be "what the hell were they thinking?"


Biceps N' Babies

The Helicopter Weave

Family Photo

So Much Passion

Solid Gold

Future Album Cover

Kentucky Fried Children


We At It Again

The Whole Family Is Here

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<![CDATA[60+ Terrible Ideas Fueled by Beer]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-drunk-idea-gifs/randy-cobb
Hey, alcohol can make us do stupid things. Hopefully, none of these stupid things have permanent consequences. While some of us might use beer as a late night excuse to text our exes, others let it trick us into thinking we are invincible. These GIFs are mostly drunk people doing things that probably seemed like great - or at least hilarious - ideas at first, but turned out to be super horrible painful hard-to-watch failures. Vote up the ones that make you suck in air through your teeth the hardest.  

Just Gonna Perform a 'Slam Dunk'

Just Gonna Dive Through This Glass

Just Gonna Jump Over All This Stuff

Just Gonna Play With This Pile of Sh*t

Just Gonna Surf Off This Roof

Just Gonna Cruise Like This for a Little

Just Gonna Joust On These Mattresses

Just Gonna Make Some Ladder Legs

Just Gonna Stand Here While This Explodes

Just Gonna Jump Off This Roof

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<![CDATA[40 of the Greatest Drunk Ideas Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-of-holdmybeer/randy-cobb
Alcohol is the prime influence behind many, many ideas - some incredibly stupid, but others unbelievably amazing. These GIFs are the best of the holdmybeer subreddit, those where everything goes much better than expected and hardly anyone gets hurt. These HMB gifs feature drunk geniuses getting away with incredibly feats that probably should have landed them in the hospital. Even watching them, you won't believe what these people have gotten away with. Vote up your favorites - and please, please don't be the idiot who tries any of these things at home.


Hold My Beer While I Jump Over This Island

Hold My Beer While I Jump My Bike into This Pool

Hold Our Beers While We Sled the Whole Canoe

Hold My Beer While I Ride This Excavator

Hold My Beer, I Can Dunk Myself

Don't Hold My Beer, I Got This

Hold My Beer While I Slide this Rail

Hold My Beer, I'm Coming Down

Hold My Beer While I Grind This Rail

Hold My Beer While I Slide Through Fire

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Fictional Serial Killers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fictional-serial-killers/mark
Who are the best fictional serial killers of all time? These are serial killers featured in television shows and on film. To be clear, there is a difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer. A serial killer is one who kills individually, stalking a victim and murdering them in cold blood. Some of the most memorable movie and TV characters ever have been serial killers, so be sure to vote for the ones you liked the most -- and vote down any you didn't like. Also, feel free to re-rank this list any way you want, and add any notable fictional serial killers who are missing.

The creepiest film and TV serial killers often steal the show with their terrifyingly cool, chilling scenes. They manage to elude the good guys who are dutifully tracking them down, often for most of a movie or television show. Eventually, almost all of the fictional serial killers listed here are caught, but not before they leave behind horrifying reminders of their sick and twisted abilities. They are, quite often, some of the best movie villains of all time or the creepiest characters on television.

When you think of the "best" fictional serial murderers, who comes to mind instantly? Hannibal Lecter? That's certainly one of the most famous and memorable serial killers ever on film, thanks to Anthony Hopkins (who won an Academy Award for the role in 'Silence of the Lambs'). Or how about mommy-obsessed Norman Bates (Anthony Hopkins), the serial killer who scared the wits out of everyone in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'? There is no doubt that both of these characters are iconic, and among the most utterly terrifying figures in film. Both, interestingly enough, were brought to the small screen in 2013: Lecter in the NBC horror drama 'Hannibal' and Bates in A&E's drama 'Bates Motel.'

Are serial killers the new vampires now? Could be. One thing is certain: The fictional serial killers listed here are among the characters you absolutely, positively do not ever want knocking at your door.

Dexter Morgan

Freddy Krueger

Hannibal Lecter

Jason Voorhees


Michael Myers

Norman Bates

Patrick Bateman

John Doe

Buffalo Bill

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