The 15 Most Shameless Moments That Have Ever Happened On Shameless

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Vote up the wildest things the Gallaghers have done.

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 - if you love it as much as we do, you can also check out other shows like Shameless to get obsessed with. 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.


  • 1
    203 VOTES

    Frank Calls DFS On Fiona

    Frank Calls DFS On Fiona
    Video: YouTube

    After one too many drunken episodes, the Gallagher kids band together and officially throw Frank out for good. Of course Frank would never just go away quietly, but to call DFS on his own family is low for even him.

    When DFS visits, Mickey shows up shot and bleeding, the makeshift daycare has run amok, and all hell breaks loose. The kids are all then sent to different foster families and group homes.

    203 votes
  • 2
    242 VOTES

    Karen Seduces Frank And Posts The Evidence Online

    Karen Seduces Frank And Posts The Evidence Online
    Photo: Showtime

    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.

    242 votes
  • 3
    254 VOTES

    Frank Screws "Butterface" To Death

    Frank Screws "Butterface" To Death
    Photo: Showtime

    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.

    254 votes
  • 4
    154 VOTES

    Frank Trades Liam As Collateral To Pay Off A Gambling Debt

    Frank Trades Liam As Collateral To Pay Off A Gambling Debt
    Photo: Showtime

    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.

    154 votes
  • 5
    196 VOTES

    Mandy Tries To Murder Karen And Ends Up Handicapping Her For Life

    Mandy Tries To Murder Karen And Ends Up Handicapping Her For Life
    Video: YouTube

    Mandy Milkovich has been in love with Lip Gallagher since Season 1, and can't handle seeing Karen burn down whatever good is left in him. Karen hangs a pregnancy on Lip that isn't his, has sex with Lip's father on camera, and hatches a plan to sell her special needs baby to the highest bidder.

    Karen returns to Lip's world after a brief hiatus with Jody, her fellow Sex Addicts Anonymous, um, lover, to find Lip dating Mandy. Karen manipulates Lip, who dumps Mandy. Mandy then runs Karen down in her truck in hopes of killing her. She doesn't die, but is left mentally and physically handicapped for life.

    196 votes
  • 6
    159 VOTES

    Debbie Gets Pregnant In An Attempt To Keep Her Boyfriend

    Debbie Gets Pregnant In An Attempt To Keep Her Boyfriend
    Photo: Showtime

    Debbie starts off as the least shameless of the bunch, but quickly ramps up her game and becomes one of the most egregious offenders in the family. In one of her worst moments, she decides to stop taking her birth control in an effort to force her way into her 16-year-old boyfriend's life. It works, until it doesn't – Debbie ends up pregnant, but her boyfriend skips town with the help of his family to avoid being held responsible. Oof.

    159 votes