School's Out

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Episode 335/2x079
School’s Out

It'll make you go blind too, Daniel.

Blogger Daniel
Date Posted October 31st, 2007
Forum 14768|3=lg15}}
Length 1:47
Description So I tried to get back into class, but... Well, you'll


Location(s) Professor DelMundo's office, The rented house
YouTube Tags lonelygirl15 lg15 danielbeast daniel jonas jonastko soccerstar hymnofone order
Production Credits
Executive Producer(s) Miles Beckett and Greg Goodfried
Series Producer(s) Amanda Goodfried
Supervising Producer(s) Mary Feuer
Director(s) Marcello Daciano
Camera Justin Thompson
Vidplay Jonathan Robert Kaplan
Story Mary Feuer, Jan Libby, Jonathan Robert Kaplan, and Mesh Flinders
Editor(s) Kevin Schlanser
Music Supervisor Seth Jacobs
Daniel Yousef Abu-Taleb
Professor DelMundo Gabriel Romero
Adjacent Blogs
Previous "Around the World"
Next "School’s In"
Previous by Daniel "What's Going on?"

School’s Out is the three-hundred thirty-fifth video in the lonelygirl15 video series. It is also the seventy-ninth video of season two. This video is correctly called "School’s Out", with a punctuation apostrophe (right single quotation mark) instead of a typewriter apostrophe - it resides here for easier accessibility.


(Daniel is sitting with Professor DelMundo in his office.)

Professor DelMundo: So, Daniel, tell me. Why should I let you back in?

(Cuts to Daniel sitting in his room in the rented house.)

Daniel: That's Professor DelMundo, my film teacher. Ex-teacher. I figure, now that everything's relatively back to normal, I'll try and get back in class. Again. Unfortunately...

(Cuts back to DelMundo's office.)

Professor DelMundo: I can't teach you. Because to teach you, I'd have to take you seriously. And for me to take you seriously, you have to take you seriously.

(Cuts back to Daniel's room.)

Daniel: When I tried showing him the videos on the site, he wouldn't even look at them.

(Cuts back to DelMundo's office.)

Professor DelMundo: Film, Daniel. This is a film class. Not a "hand everybody a camera and let them masturbate on YouTube" class. The San Fernando Junior College has a long tradition of turning out cinematic storytellers. Award winners, like myself.

(Cuts back to Daniel's room.)

Daniel: You know what? I have seen his work. His "work."

(Cuts to a black and white film for which DelMundo does the voiceover.)

Professor DelMundo: (in voiceover) The lovers meet. In the quiet of the night. Deep in the stillness of each others' hearts. But the stillness is not just. And their hearts are not their own. And their love is not the truth. It is blackness. It is desperation.

Spanish Voiceover: Los amantes se encuentran. En la quietud de la noche. Hondo en el sereno de sus propios corazones. (Unintelligible because of the English voiceover) en la paz. Y sus corazones no les pertenecen. Y su amor no es la verdad. Es negra oscuridad. Es desesperación.

(Cuts back to Daniel in his room.)

Daniel: Which leads me to my big revelation. I don't need film school to learn my craft. You know who else didn't need film school? Tarantino, Soderbergh, Linklater, Spike Jones. Hell, when John Ford and Frank Capra were out there making movies, and all those other guys, do you think there was even such a thing as film school? No. And what'd they come out with? Amazing movies. "Resevoir Dogs," "Traffic," "Waking Life," "It's A Wonderful Life." Versus what? "Pearl Harbor?" "Norbit?" "Rush Hour 3?" You know what, I should thank you, Professor DelMundo. Thank you. Because without your pompous-ass, crappy, award-winning film, I might have spent the next two years of my life wasted in your stupid class.


  • The "masturbate on YouTube" comment from Professor DelMundo (which means "of the world" in Spanish) may be a dig at the WeepingWillow17 spoof of lonelygirl15 done by the television show Law & Order, where in one scene a film professor berated a student called "Miles" for the "visual masturbation" of his editing style: Clip criticizing "Miles"
  • Daniel is seen wearing his snake eyes t-shirt in this video.
  • Daniel appears to be caught up in cap fever.
  • Professor DelMundo's film style, with the voiceovers in two different languages and blurry, face-obscuring shots, is eerily similar to LaRezisto's early videos.
  • This is the second reference to Resevoir Dogs in LG15 (The first being Interrogation 101).
  • In earlier videos, Mallory and Daniel refer to their film teacher as Mr. Banks.