What else was learned from this “Glee” episode? Keep reading for the 10 most important lessons learned from “Lights Out.”
WARNING: There is sarcasm and subtly implied criticism ahead. If you can’t handle that, this probably isn’t the article for you.
1. Sexual molestation in childhood is a serious and disturbingly common issue that can be effectively dealt with in a few minutes of screen time. Also, teachers have to report the crime, even if they don’t have to explain to their students why making jokes is totally inappropriate and should stop.
2. Santana (Naya Rivera) is the most awesome person on “Glee,” as evidenced by her armchair salvaging, her work ethic (she’s the only one with a real job), her defense of cage-dancing, and her random use of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” name-calling when irritated.
3. When someone is catfishing you, it’s best to keep up the relationship just as before, even though the person at the other end is hiding his/her most important secrets and has major trust issues.
4. Just in case of a massive power outage, always keep candelabras and a harp handy.
5. It’s important to offer an “American Idol” alum her first acting role, especially if you let her do absolutely nothing other than sing a wordless note in one scene.
6. When Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) teaches aerobics, the result is eerily similar to a pornographic movie.
7. Dyslexia can be cured by copious amounts of instant-messaging with a stranger.
8. Modern high schools don’t really need electricity anyway, especially when they have back-up generators specifically for the purpose of running the PA system and electric massagers.
9. No one at McKinley High School has ever heard of “Stomp.”
10. All of life’s problems can be solved with a little ballet. Actually, it takes a lot of ballet to solve the problems. That sequence went on for ages.
What did you learn from “Lights Out”?