Let’s Dance: The Most Iconic TV Prom Episodes

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Glee wasn’t always brilliant, but it definitely had its moments. In the climax of its first prom episode, two gay kids, one out and one closeted, are named prom king and queen. It’s a moment that could be triumphant but feels cruel instead. It’s a harsh reminder that, for many gay kids across the country, high school is the worst.

The show contains a number of excellent musical covers, including “Rolling in the Deep.” The episode as a whole is far from perfect, but its climactic moment is a killer, and a reminder of what Glee could be when it wasn’t getting in its own way.

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