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Oh My God The GOP Debate Had The Most Awkward Introductions Ever

Ben Carson set off a chain reaction of cringe.

Last updated on February 6, 2016, at 9:43 p.m. ET

Posted on February 6, 2016, at 8:36 p.m. ET

The GOP debate got off to a super awkward start Saturday night. Things began getting weird after the introduction of Ben Carson, who stood still and didn't walk out on stage.

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Then Ted Cruz came out and seemed confused by what was happening.

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And then then a guy back stage tried to fix things — to no avail.

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Donald Trump was introduced next, but he waited to come out until Marco Rubio's name was read. And after Rubio walked by, Trump stayed behind with Carson.

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Next came Jeb Bush. This is how he dealt with the situation:

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After Bush, the moderators proclaimed "ladies and gentleman, the Republican candidates" — as if the introductions were over — only to turn around and see several empty podiums. They then had to ask Carson and Trump to actually come out on stage.

So awkward when you have to be prodded onto the stage at the #GOPDebate

And just when it seemed things couldn't get any more awkward, Chris Christie had to point out that John Kasich hadn't been introduced at all yet.

When Chris Christie had to remind the moderators that John Kasich is in the #GOPDebate

"What about Kasich?" Christie can be heard saying. "Can I introduce Kasich?"

Here's Kasich, finally introduced and on stage.

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Moderators Martha Raddatz and David Muir finished the entire ordeal by commenting on the acoustics of the room, seemingly suggesting that might have been the problem. In any case, you can watch the entire awkward ordeal here:

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