Being a good sport, Fallon has shared a couple of his own "uh oh" moments on Twitter to encourage others to do the same.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on July 2, 2021. It has since been updated.
Is there anything worse than getting caught red-handed for something? The feeling of blood draining from your face as you realize you've messed up and the desperate scrambling to find words to explain oneself is undoubtedly one of the most embarrassing experiences one can have. And to make matters worse, you never truly forget your moment of humiliation and guilt and cringe hard every time the memory involuntarily pops up into your head. From time to time, the "Tonight Show" show host Jimmy Fallon sparks a wildfire of such "funny, weird or embarrassing," confessions on Twitter when he asks his viewers to share their #IGotCaught stories.
I got caught singing in the car by myself at a red light and tried to pretend I was just having an animated conversation over bluetooth. #IGotCaught— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) February 24, 2021
Being a good sport, Fallon has shared a couple of his own "uh oh" moments on the platform to encourage others to do the same.
I googled a guy before meeting him. Later I pulled out my phone to show him a picture of my dog and he saw the picture of him. #IGotCaught— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) February 15, 2017
However, some of his viewers had much worse stories to share, which—quite frankly—are pretty entertaining to read. Here are 22 of the best ones:
I sent my husband a text to tell him our friend was going to leave her husband.Accidentally sent it to her husband #IGotCaught— Jess Pratt (@jess_supey06) February 15, 2017
When I was little I used to cheat when playing cards. My grandpa hooked me up to his blood pressure machine and told me it was a lie detector, and that the cuff got tighter when I was lying. #IGotCaught— Caitlyn Meng (@CaitlynMengg) February 24, 2021
When I was 5, my older siblings locked me out of their Kool Klub, even after I slid the 10 cent fee under the door. I called 911, asking them to come handle the situation without getting my parents involved. When they arrived at the door, my parents got involved. #IGotCaught— Liz Fedak (@lizfedak) February 24, 2021
I dressed in lingerie when my boyfriend was on his way over to surprise him. He texted me to say he had parked. I saw a figure coming up the steps so I swung open the door to display myself. The UPS man standing there with a box was as shocked as I was. #IGotCaught— Bethany O (@bethanyostrich) February 24, 2021
Went to traffic school for a speeding ticket hoping to avoid rate spike on parents auto insurance. Walked in the room and dear old dad was taking the same class. Busted...both of us! #IGotCaught— Michelle H. Sutton (@MLHSutton) February 24, 2021
Husband on a strict diet. Got caught when the hidden Pringles tube slid off the overhead shelf in our van, hit him on the forehead then landed in his lap #IGotCaught— Sonya (@Sohnzie) February 24, 2021
#IGotCaught cheating on my spanish test with google translate but the voice of the app went into loudspeaker and everyone heard it, including my teacher— Julien Debaker (@DebakerJulien) February 24, 2021
When I was 16, I let my BFF drive my parents' car for 10 min.— NatteringNic (@NatteringNic) February 24, 2021
A hour later, my Mom marched into the restaurant my friends and I were having fries at.
"Why was a random kid driving our car Nicole?"
It was 1994. No social media. No GPS.
My Mom was legend and #Igotcaught
#IGotCaught Giving my wretched coworker the finger behind her back. She saw me in one of the convex mirrors at the end of the hall. OOPS. pic.twitter.com/Tb3hrRT02h— I'm Gwen Bayliss (@Gwen_Bayliss) February 24, 2021
Our son hated to go to sleep- thought he would miss something. One night he came down late to find me and my husband eating ice cream and playing the Wii . The look of utter betrayal on his face said it all. He was 6 at the time. Has trust issues now. #IGotCaught #WeGotCaught— Dawn B.💙🧡 (@dbetberg) February 24, 2021
#IGotCaught I had just done a great presentation at work, and I thought my boss was coming up to congratulate me. Instead he says, "Is your sweater vest on inside out?" It was. "Also, do you have barbecue sauce on your face?" I did.— Bill Bradley (@gumgumerson) February 24, 2021
In my younger days, I thought it would be funny to take a bite of a stranger’s apple from their grocery bag on a bus. My friends were egging me on but naturally, #IGotCaught. The man looked at me for a long time, paused, and then said “I dropped that one on the floor.”— Coachbiskits (@coachbiskits) February 24, 2021
I was having sex on a blanket in the woods on a hill.I heard a snort,I looked up and saw a horse and rider 4’ away.There were six more to follow, I covered my face with my hands.Not a word was spoken as they strolled by us except for the last guy- “Nice day for it” #igotcaught— CHER-E-L 🌊😷♓️🌴🦋👷♀️ (@cherylann311) February 24, 2021
Excited for a concert (remember those?) Day of show, called off sick, went to the show anyway. Next day my new boss asks, "Feeling better? How was the show?" Now, I'm scrambling, how did he know? Then I checked my camera roll. I had no idea he was in the picture. 😳 #IGotCaught pic.twitter.com/8ksxwyv7d1— heyit'sthatoneguy. (@vermda37) February 24, 2021
Called in sick to work one day. Saw one of my students at the beach. We nodded as we both realized we were skipping my class. #IGotCaught— Perkinskiii 💭 (@thatdrunkfeller) February 15, 2017
#igotcaught when my boss caught me dozing off at my desk,I raised my head slowly&said "Amen".— Seabow (@CristySeabow) February 15, 2017
That’s me in the yellow hat. I’d just broke a window with a baseball when my brother came out for a photo with his birthday present. #IGotCaught #igotcaught pic.twitter.com/gjfi5oKIwG— Sledge (@PC_SLEDGE) February 24, 2021
I tried getting out of going to my mother in law’s birthday party by saying I had work. Instead I went to a bar and it seems the party was in the same bar. #IGotCaught— 🍀 (@SoupyMcSoupFace) February 24, 2021
used a calendar to cover a hole I accidentally put in the wall when I was 12. Didn't get noticed until I moved out #IGotCaught— Sara (@leapbaby625) February 15, 2017
#IGotCaught when I sent a text that said "free pizza today so work wasnt a total waste of time" to my manager instead of my mum— Raye (@rayeg404) February 15, 2017
Parents found out my bro threw a house party after finding the wifi password pinned up evrywhere.His excuse,"I forgot it..a lot" #IGotCaught— Chloe Pacocha (@AwesomepossumCP) February 16, 2017
My friends grandma farted at the grocery store in line and then blamed me. #IGotCaught?— KonaBones (@Patrick40603751) February 24, 2021
I mean honestly, how do you go about blaming the little old lady?
She even went as far as to say- “I can’t take you guys anywhere!”