The Secret Life Of The American Teenager is the most bonkers thing to ever happen on television, and it had one character who got married twice before graduating high school. No, this was not in any way satirical. Secret Life was a ridiculous teen soap opera that I watched three seasons of because Shailene Woodley has a heavenly head of hair.
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I just want to swim around in it.
The character I'm talking about first marries Shailene's pretty hair when they're freshmen in high school (freshmen), but the marriage is annulled. He then gets a girl pregnant and marries her during their senior year, but they divorce after their child is stillborn. So yeah, this was unfortunately not a hilarious side plot in a zany teen divorce comedy.
On Suburgatory, Lisa proposes to her boyfriend Malik when they are seniors. They end up marrying and moving into Lisa's parents' house before graduation, and pretty much everyone on that show treats it like it's the cutest thing ever. Isn't it, though? Being 18 and living with your new husband in your goddamn dad's place?
Finn and Rachel try more than once to get married before graduating high school on Glee, but their wedding keeps getting pushed back, once due to a classmate's suicide attempt and again for a friend's car wreck on the way to their wedding. It's almost as if their union was cursed by more than the fact that they were trying to get married before some people get their braces off. The middle of That '70s Show was filled with proposal anxiety, almost making you wish that it would go back to just doing repeated hamfisted Star Wars references.
Even the most perfect show that has ever existed, Boy Meets World, featured a proposal at a graduation ceremony. This makes it seem like marriage is how your high school relationship should normally end. And if it doesn't, get ready to buy a hundred cats, because you're going to be alone forever, grandma.