Now we have the snakes on The Chase who take a massive minus offer and fuck it up for everyone, but Golden Balls would bring out the worst in people on a very regular basis.
A massive hat tip to joe.co.uk for reminding us of this man, Stephen, woman, Sarah, and the world's most savage act of betrayal. Had the guilty party of these two done this now, it could have meant that person would be voted worse than Hitler.
Just to remind you, in the final round you had the choice to split or steal the final pot, and every day people said they'd split to each other. Sometimes they were true to their word, sometimes they both tried to steal and you laughed at their greed, and... just sometimes... one would split, one would steal, and the thief went home with all the loot.
And here is the most horrendous, deplorable, snakey, treacherous, devious, perfidious action in the history of UK television.
With £100,150 in the pot, a humongous amount for the show, an act of betrayal greater than the Red Wedding occurred.
But who is the snake? Is it Stephen, or is it Sarah?
It's fucking Sarah!
Jasper Carrott says: "You will make a conscious choice of choosing the split or the steal ball."
The poor, poor man.
"I am definitely going to split this," he says. And he, my friends, was an honest, lovable, friendly, kind, legend. He wouldn't know deceit if it slapped him in the face until it slapped him in the face.
Sarah, however. Well...
"Everyone who knew me would just be disgusted if I stole," she says.
Hands touch, it's intense, she's nearly teary. She lies. She breaks his heart. She breaks everyone's hearts.
We're British, we should be trusted, we should be honest and dependable. This meant we all lost our identity that day.
Carrott states: "You never know what's coming in this game. Congratulations, Sarah, you have just won £100,150.
"Stephen, I'm so sorry. Commiserations, you've lost."
What did she have to say about it backstage?
"When Stephen revealed the split ball, I wasn't proud. I didn't feel happy about what I'd done but having been stabbed in the back last time I just couldn't put myself through it again."
Possibly the most perfunctory apology ever. And he didn't stab you in the back: he picked up the split ball.
TheLADbible considered contacting Sarah, but she's probably on a beach somewhere.
Let's hope Shakespeare got it right when he said in 'Cymbeline': "Though those who are betrayed do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor stands in worse case of woe."
BUT, MOST IMPORTANTLY, BRING BACK GOLDEN BALLS!
Main image credit: ITV