Chris Hansen has always done a great job at making you feel second-hand awkward as he catches child predators in the most humiliating way possible. You want to look away as these men awkwardly sit down and try to reason with Hansen, but you can't help but keep watching.
2. These Online Screen Names Are So Bad They're Good
I mean -- he can't be serious. As comical as their online personas and excuses may be, the show took a serious turn when multiple men would show up at the sting house at one time. Scary stuff -- but don't worry Chris Hansen has it covered.
3. The Show Was Cancelled In 2007, And Our Trash TV Hearts Were Broken
Chris Hansen ripped the hearts out of viewers everywhere in late 2007 when To Catch A Predator was taken off the air due to a hefty, pending lawsuit. A woman sued after her brother committed suicide as a result of being on the show, and she claimed NBC was "concerned more with its own profits than with pedophilia." An extremely sad and unfortunate situation.
4. Thanks To A Kickstarter Campaign, Chris Hansen Is Back To His Old Antics
Last year Hansen was able to get his operation going again with no backing from any major television network. *sips tea* He has started a web series called Hansen vs. Predator, and this time his sex sting is located out of Fairfield, CT. Chris Hansen will stop at nothing to catch those predators.
5. No One Was Ready For The Awkward Twist Of A Recent Episode
You cannot make this stuff up. Someone recently caught in the Fairfield sex sting is a man Chris Hansen rode the train with from Connecticut into New York City every day. Small, awkward world we live in, isn't it?
The man was hoping to meet up with a 13-year-old boy, but he was faced with an older, recognizable face instead. Not exactly what he was looking for. “Oh shit. No, Chris … Chris, please," the man pleaded.
9. Chris Hansen Didn't Realize It Was An Old Friend Until Later
Let's up the ante on the awkward factor, shall we? “I honestly did not realize it until I walked out. And then I suddenly recognized him because we used to commute into the city every day together from Connecticut," Hansen stated. Good grief.