It used to be a simple question: "Will you go to prom with me?" But now, asking someone to prom might mean a big dance number, a short film or even using an ambulance.
Promposals are posted online and some get hundreds of thousands of views. In Duxbury, Massachusetts, a high school senior asked the police department to help him ask his girl to prom. She was driving down the road when she was pulled over. Sgt. Dennis Simmons toldher she had a headlight out. At the same time, Charlie Murphy hopped out and,before she could get too scared, he asked her to prom.
At Beverly Hills High School, one student changed the lyrics to Frozen's "Love is an Open Door" to "Prom is an open door. Will you go to prom with me, with me." After another Beverly Hills HS senior says"yes", the stage is suddenly filled with dancers, singing"You're the one that I want."
There are flash mob promposals and one where the girl had to follow a toy car. The car took her to the school gym where her potential date and his back up sang and danced while her friends draped her in a beauty queen's sash and placed a tiara on her head.
One kid recognized the absurdity of some of thesepromposals. He called his video"satire."
He admits the whole thing is silly and outrageous... andhis promposal was wearing booty shorts with the word "Prom?" written on them.
Surprisingly, she said, yes!