18 Best & Worst Prom Moments From 'Saved by The Bell,' 'Footloose,' & Everything In Between

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"Will you go to prom with me?" Those seem to be the words on everyone's lips lately, whether you're Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) asking your own husband Ben Wyatt (Adam Scott) out on Parks and Recreation (he said yes!) or you're a teen asking Miss America (and getting in trouble for it), or you've had Bryan Cranston ask on your behalf (and winning the respect of the Internet for it), because let's face it: Prom is a prominent part of pop culture. In fact, the prom is as much a rite of passage in high school as it is in teen movies and themed episodes of television.

From the sky-high expectations about what's supposed to happen to your virginity (thanks a lot, American Pie) to the slow dances with your boo (swoon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to those fashions (hello, Pretty in Pink), movie and TV has you covered. And sure, maybe your date didn't look like Cameron Diaz in There's Something About Mary, but at least your night didn't end as nightmarishly as Ben Stiller's did.

From Footloose to Grey's Anatomy and everything in between, we've picked the best and worst pop culture prom moments.

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