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Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump, left, and Jeb Bush slap hands near the finish of the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

2016 debate season is officially over. Here's a look back on some of the best moments.


2016 debate season is officially over. Here's a look back on some of the best moments.

Watch  | Twenty-five debate nights. Nearly 60 hours  of our lives. It's all over now. Here are some of our favorite moments from election 2016's debate season.

What would YOUR Secret Service code name be?

When the Republicans were asked for their Secret Service code names -- and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump wound up sharing a special high-five.   

Marco Rubio Short-Circuits, Repeats Same Scripted Line Four Times During GOP Debate

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the same line over and over -- and New Jersey  Gov. Chris Christie couldn't help but call him out on it. 

Jim Webb killed a man

When Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Vietnam veteran, casually reminded everyone that he once killed a man. 

Jim Webb Getting Angry at the Democratic Debate 2015

Every time a lower-tier candidate complained that they weren't getting enough time -- especially Jim Webb, who said he had been waiting for "10 minutes" about 10 times.

When former neurosurgeon Ben Carson didn't hear his name called to walk on the debate stage, and subsequently messed up the whole introduction, making for the most beautifully awkward debate start ever. 

Fiorina: Women knew what Trump meant

When former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina became the first Republican candidate to effectively burn Donald Trump onstage, delivering a biting one-liner in response to comments Trump had made about Fiorina's looks. 

Donald Trump Insults Rand Paul During 2nd GOP Debate

When Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) called out Donald Trump for insulting people's appearance -- and Trump responded by insulting Paul's appearance. 

When Ben Carson said his recipe for selecting a Supreme Court nominee would be to look at the "fruit salad" of their lives. 

Your Damn Emails | Bernie Sanders

When Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders shockingly took the side of his opponent Hillary Clinton, and said Americans didn't really give a damn about Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. 


And, of course, Clinton's famous shimmy. 


See everyone in debate season 2020! 

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