12/09/2012 02:22 pm ET

20 Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2012 (PHOTOS)

These are the people, the things, and the moments we looked forward to in 2012 -- only to have our dreams dashed by heartbeakingly underwhelming eventualities.

Please join us in a moment of silence for the spectacular pop culture events that were not meant to be in 2012.

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