Television sitcoms always have some kind of relationship drama thrown into the plot! Some moments make us swoon with delight, while others make us want to sit down and cry with the characters we love. Here is a guide to three of the saddest sitcom break-ups in history.
Ross and Rachel in "Friends"
We waited an eternity for Ross (David Schwimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) to get together. Many twists and turns kept them apart for the best part of two seasons, but when they had that magical first kiss, viewers jumped for joy. Sadly, in Season 3, their union came to a very disappointing halt. Rachel's job at Bloomingdale's kept her so busy, that Ross felt neglected. When he tried to talk to her about it, she suggested they take a break from each other. In a moment of grief-stricken sadness, Ross ended up going home with Chloe from the "copy place." He tried hard to cover up his mistake, but Gunther (James Michael Tyler) revealed the truth to Rachel. After a heartbreaking conversation, Rachel told Ross she could never forgive him, and fans were devastated.
Robert and Amy in "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Robert Barone (Brad Garrett) was the unlucky in love, overshadowed brother of Raymond (Ray Romano). When he met Amy (Monica Horan), it felt like he had finally found someone who would appreciate him, even with all his quirks. When Robert moved out of his parents' house into his own apartment, Amy was hopeful that their relationship would take a step forward. Robert had other plans. He told Amy he was feeling smothered, and after two years together, they broke up. It was a sad moment, especially for fans of Amy, because she had really become one of the Barone family.
Charlie and Chelsea in "Two and a Half Men"
Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) had a lot of girlfriends. Most of the time, it was clear his relationships were never going to last, but when he met Chelsea (Jennifer Taylor), it seemed like that was set to change. Chelsea was perfect for Charlie, fitting in well with his brother, Alan (Jon Cryer), and putting up with Charlie's immature behavior. Unfortunately, when she met Brad (Steven Eckholdt), everything changed. Chelsea was attracted to Brad's maturity, and Charlie refused to grow up, so Chelsea broke off their engagement and began dating Brad instead. It was a sad day when Charlie became single again. It really felt like he was finally going to go the distance with Chelsea. It was very disappointing to see him going back to his old ways.
Although the goal of a sitcom is to be funny, it is the touching moments that make these shows real. Besides, the best thing about sitcom heartbreaks is the humor involved as everyone tries to resolve the sad situation!