While it often seems like Frank Gallagher and his family are out to be the most loathsome individuals on TV, they do have their charming moments. Even Frank. But there's a reason the show is called Shameless. There are some great moments from Shameless that stand out among the rest, a best-of roundup of awful behavior that leaves viewers' jaws on the floor.
The Gallaghers are the family you love to hate and hate to love, but Shameless is certainly one of the best shows on TV. The showrunners have tried to spread out the dreadful antics of Frank and co. throughout the series, and, luckily the very best Shameless scenes aren't all front loaded in the first few seasons. And Frank isn't the only offender. Whether it's Fiona cheating on the only nice guy she's ever dated, Carl selling firearms at school to students and teachers, or Debbie stealing strollers to feed her kid, there's plenty to unpack from these dysfunctional Chicago Southsiders.
Frank Almost Sleeps With His Daughter And Asks For Her Liver
After Frank discovers that his lifetime of drinking has turned his liver into cancer-ridden mush, he thinks the best course of action is to track down his estranged daughter, Sammi. But, instead of telling her who he is, he pretends to be a sober guy looking for love and a little piece of her liver. They don't have sex, but they do get terribly close.
Ultimately, viewers find out Sammi's liver isn't a match for Frank, but she still stays by him when the truth about their relationship comes out.
Frank Screws "Butterface" To Death
Frank is at his absolute worst (which is probably the worst in human history) when he doesn't tell "Butterface" Dottie that she won the heart transplant lottery. Yes, he lets a heart transplant patient die in the hopes that he's in her will (he isn't). Then, they have one last roll in the hay that ends her life.
Frank Trades Liam As Collateral To Pay Off A Gambling Debt
Frank is always looking for ways to make a quick buck, and making insane bar bets is par for the course. So, it's no surprise that Frank stupidly bets some guy in the bar $10,000 that he can't stay awake after two stuns from a taser gun. Of course Frank loses, and has to come up with the coin in short order.
Frank uses little Liam as a prop for a panhandling scheme, and ultimately ends up being kidnapped (along with Liam) by the guy he owes money to. The crooks keep Liam as collateral while Frank tries to scrape up the rest of the cash.
Karen Seduces Frank And Posts The Evidence Online
After Karen's father Eddie embarrasses her at the Purity Ball, she hatches a plan to get back at him. That means getting Frank Gallagher drunk(er) and then having sex with him on camera while broadcasting it on her blog called Daddyz Girl.