Let’s Dance: The Most Iconic TV Prom Episodes
The characters on Friends aren’t actually high schoolers, so the episode of Friends about prom is mostly told through videotapes from their lives before they were twentysomething NYC habitants. It’s on those tapes that we discover that Ross almost took Rachel to the prom, only to be disappointed when her date showed up late, but at the last minute.
That footage is what ignites the romance between Ross and Rachel in the present. Without reliving the night of their prom, they may never have gotten together. It’s a mixed blessing, given the years of drama they went through. Still, it makes the prom episode of Friends a truly iconic one.