Sure, it plays music videos but MTV's best shows are usually the ones that have nothing to do with song. 16 and Pregnant is a prime example of this. A show about pregnant teenagers might seem like a bizarre content choice for a channel that brands itself as distributor of "Music Television." 16 and Pregnant has definitely made MTV a lot of money, though. After it's original airing, the show spawned multiple spin-off series; Teen Mom, Teen Mom 2, Teen Mom 3, and Teen Mom OG.
Over the course of five seasons, there have been more than a few bizarre happenings on 16 and Pregnant. In addition to the usual teenage drama of dating, school, and prom, these teens have a lot on their plate. Many come from broken homes themselves and face issues like poverty, homelessness, violence, and abuse.
Including everything from emotional adoptions to abusive partners, these are the craziest episodes of 16 and Pregnant.
Jennifer And Josh
Season 3, Episode 2
Jennifer is a typical 16-year-old girl. She lives outside of Tampa, Florida with her parents and little brother. She's dating an older guy that her parents hate and she's pregnant with twins. She spends most of the episode stuck in arguments between her parents and Josh. Her parents don't even attend her baby shower because they don't want to be around their grandchildren's father. On their one year anniversary, Josh surprises Jennifer by proposing at dinner. She accepts, much to her parents dismay but things only escalate after the twins are born.
Why It's Crazy
Relatively mild-mannered Jennifer is stuck between her parents (who are a little over-protective but mostly level-headed) and her boyfriend. Everything escalates towards the end of the episode. In an epic argument about Jennifer's parents, Josh kicks the mother of his children out of the car and tries to take off with the twins.
He calls her a colorful array of slurs, then picks her up, and pries her from the door. Jennifer has recently had a c-section, by the way. At this point, the young woman calls the police. Viewers see Josh cuffed, while Jennifer and the twins wait to be picked up.
"Stupid*ss b*tch... You heard me."
"Just for your information, you're going to jail. That's called kidnapping."
"Say goodbye to your kids, Josh because you will never ever see them again."
Allie And Joey
Season 3, Episode 10
Allie moves across the country with her dad at 14, from New Jersey to Texas. Although she doesn't love Texas, she does find love there. After becoming pregnant at 16, Allie makes the decision to move in with boyfriend Joey's dysfunctional family. Joey's mom is a drug addict who struggles with sobriety; she isn't exactly a source of stability for the two. Eventually, Allie, Joey, and the baby wind up living with his grandmother. The stress proves to be too much for two the, and they split at the end of the episode.
Why It's Crazy
As if being pregnant at 16 isn't wild enough, Allie's boyfriend is only 15. After finding out that she's pregnant, Allie's parents want her to move back to New Jersey with her mom but Allie opts to move in with Joey and his belligerent mom instead.
The angry older woman tries to attack the new mother and Joey is forced to separate the two. Not surprisingly, a 15-year-old boy didn't do well with the responsibilities of fatherhood and Allie gets fed up with his antics. She eventually leaves him and his crazy family behind.
"F*ck you b*tch. Get the f*ck out."
"That's why your mama didn't want you and your daddy didn't want you. You're here because no one's around for you."
"So what I'm a dope-fiend, b*tch? What's your parents' problem? They don't even do drugs and they don't want to see you!"
Millina And Trevor
Season 5, Episode 3
Millina is a 16-year-old high school dropout from a broken home. Her mother is in jail on drug charges, her father is broke and unreliable. Millina and her little brother wind up living with their maternal grandmother. After a rebellious period, Millina meets Trevor and finds herself pregnant. The father-to-be tries to convince Millina to move in with him but his family situation is far from ideal. After a confrontation with Trevor's overly emotional mom, Millina can't be convinced. Then, when the baby's born, the guy bails anyway.
Why It's Crazy
In addition to the drama with her own unstable parents, Millina has an epic throw-down with her boyfriend's mom while pregnant. The expectant mom says that won't be comfortable leaving her baby alone with Trevor's mom because she often has unexpected strokes. After listening to the irate older mom badmouth her own mother in retaliation, Millina calmly and rationally walks out.
Needless to say, she never moves in with Trevor.
"I don't think that I will ever 100% fully feel comfortable with you being alone with the baby"
"You know what, I am nothing but the best f*cking mother in this goddamn world."
"There's nobody in this world that wouldn't trust me with their f*cking baby!"
Jordan and Derek
Season 5, Episode 9
Jordan is a senior and her boyfriend Derek is in college. Jordan's parents let the young man move in with them but things spiral out of control when Jordan becomes pregnant. Derek decides to quit school and focus on his job. He loses that job, though, and Jordan's parents kick him out.
Pregnant Jordan goes with him and spends her third trimester couch surfing and living out of a mini-van with Derek. The two finally crash with a family friend who is willing to help them long term.
Jordan spends a great deal of energy trying to convince Derek to look for a job and support the baby.
Why It's Crazy
Jordan and Derek are homeless for the majority of their episode. Once they finally find secure lodgings, things seem to level out. Their fate soon plummets, though, their van dies, and the landlord where they're staying kicks everyone out. Jordan agrees to leave everything behind and move to Texas to live with Derek's dad, even though her boyfriend hasn't convinced her that he's ready to be mature.
"I can leave at any point in time that I want to leave. You're stuck here, I'm not." - Derek to Jordan