Shark Tank is one of television's most successful reality shows because it blends interesting personalities, cool innovations, and hard-core negotiating. It's everything that the American dream stands for, the belief that anyone with an idea and passion can make something of themselves... Nah, it's actually just fun watching people freak out on national television.
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.
A Bad Attitude Derails Everything
A Shady Real Estate Dealer Prompts a Shark Attack
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.