Judas Iscariot betrays his buddy Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
The world’s first self-tanner, Man-Tan, hits shelves, making douches look like tangerines.
A friend of his older brother calls Elliott a “douche” in E.T. It’s one of the first times the word is used on-screen.
Parisian nightclub Les Bains Douches invents the concept of bottle service. (True story.)
The Real World premieres on MTV. By the end of the decade, 94 percent of all douchebags will have appeared on reality television.
Dr. Phil gets his own TV show.
Dane Cook releases his first CD, Harmful If Swallowed, which goes platinum.
Britney Spears marries her backup dancer, a deadbeat dad with cornrows. The line between decency and douchery is briefly known as the Feder Line.
Later that year, early adopter Jon Stewart names conservative columnist Robert Novak the Douchebag of Liberty.
Jack Dorsey sends the world’s first tweet. #douchemove
Jon & Kate Plus 8 debuts on the Discovery Health Channel, introducing America to Jon Gosselin’s collection of Ed Hardy T-shirts. The show remains on the air for seven seasons.
Gawker claims “douchebag” is over and calls for a replacement. The site’s readers nominate “asshat.” It does not catch on.
Kanye West interrupts 19-year-old Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Dennis Rodman parties with Kim Jong-un in North Korea. Twice. On the second visit, he is kicked out of his hotel for deucing in the hallway.
A 200-year-old douche is discovered under City Hall in New York.