So, What Did This Past TV Season Teach You?

Forever racing against time, '24's Jack refused to be clock-blocked when he and Renee had a moment. (Fox)

Forever racing against time, '24's Jack refused to be clock-blocked when he and Renee had a moment. (Fox)

Television isn’t necessarily a passive experience. Rather, oftentimes we are ripe to learn things from our time deposited in front of the tube.

For example, if for whatever reason I ever need to stall a wedding ceremony, I have learned never to enlist Liz Lemon for the task, lest I subject my guests to an ear-bleeding and downright incorrect rendition of “There Is Love.” NBC’s ’30 Rock’ taught me that as I watched the season finale (find the full episode here).

A few other lessons gleaned from the TV season gone by:

♦ If I ever get to thinking that cheerleading (or basically any other high school-related activity) is hard, a woman named Sue Sylvester will be quick to correct my thinking. (‘Glee‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ Staffing a suicide prevention hotline? Dr. Richard Webber is probably not the first person you want to recruit. (‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ Unplugging and then plugging back in a candy machine creates electricity. Oh yes it does. (‘Lost‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ The only thing sexier than Anna Torv is a redheaded, cargo pants-wearing Anna Torv. (‘Fringe‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ If and when he can make time for lovemaking, Jack Bauer can go for at least two commercial breaks. (‘24‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ Your typical airport apparently has tougher security than the Visitors’ mother ship. (‘V‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ Granting Dr. Allison Cameron a divorce is not without its, um, perks. (‘House‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ A man walking briskly in a pilot’s uniform can pretty much get in anywhere – even the Obamas’ bedroom. (‘30 Rock‘)

♦ “Prevening” is the time between afternoon and evening. (‘The Big Bang Theory‘)

♦ Clark Kent gets super-handsy on elevator rides. (‘Smallville‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

♦ The only thing than more unsettling than flashing forward to your life six months down the road is losing your ‘FlashForward‘ six months down the road. (Watch Full Episodes)

♦ When Ron Swanson’s office books time for you, be sure to compare the date to a proper calendar. (‘Parks and Recreation‘ | Watch Full Episodes)

That’s just a small sampling of the things I learned this past TV season. In the Comments section below, share what your favorite show showed you!

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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