Glee: Prom Queen, circa 2011
The episode had all elements of a true teen show prom episode: Cutthroat prom queen competition, a love triangle (quadrangle?), a surprise appearance by a bad boy ex (hello, Jesse St. James) and even a decade later — gay controversy (haven’t we progressed since the Anti-Prom on Dawson’s?). Oh and there was singing, too.
The fashion really fit for the low-key (but high drama) Lima, Ohio backdrop — everything was available later on at the mall. Misunderstood mean girl Quinn’s sequined icy blue poof gown was from David’s Bridal and Rachel’s bubble gum pink tulle strapless confection was by none-other than Betsey Johnson .