As editors at Cracked, we're proud of all of the articles that pass through our mighty halls. But every once in a while, we get a piece we like so much that we wish we could publish it twice. So now we are! Here are 27 articles from 2018 that we found to be particularly informative, hilarious, and/or profound. They are not presented in any particular order, despite the obvious numbers next to each of them.

7 Famous Shows That Were Total Chaos Behind The Scenes

By Justin Crockett

Good television almost seems effortless, as if all the pieces came together at once and everyone went home happy. But this is rarely the case. Often, good TV is forced to barrel past a bunch of insanity going on behind the scenes. Like how John Belushi would sabotage anything written by a woman on SNL, or how a major star and the creator of Community were seemingly in a competition to see who could make things worse for everyone else.

5 Classic Movies That Spawned Terrible Hollywood Trends

By Daniel Dockery

When you're watching something incredible, you often forget the #1 law of Hollywood: "If a movie is great, it must be copied by other movies until it is not so great anymore." We think Spielberg said that when he was drunk once. It's why we'll be treated to Halloween-inspired slasher flicks and The Dark Knight-inspired superhero frowns until the end of time.

When Your Quiet Town Becomes The Set Of 'Lord Of The Rings'

By Evan V. Symon

"Ah, Middle-earth. Wouldn't it be wonderful to live there?" says your friend who hasn't developed an actual personality yet. And while it may be nice to chill in Gondor, it's definitely not nice to have your very real town turned into the place. As it turns out, when Peter Jackson decides that where you live needs to become Hobbit territory, only misery will follow.

Stop Telling Yourself Trump's Supporters Are Turning On Him

By Ian Fortey

At this very moment, a hundred news sites are publishing articles about how Donald Trump's latest actions are finally turning his fanbase blue. Except they're not. And they never have. And they likely never will.

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