Attention seniors. Before the merriment of commencement commences, I hope that your years with us here at Rydell have prepared you for the challenges you face. Who knows? Among you there may be a future Eleanor Roosevelt or a Rosemary Clooney, and among you young men, there may be a Joe DiMaggio, a President Eisenhower, or even a Vice-President Nixon. But always you will have the glorious memories of Rydell High. Rydell forever. Bon voyage.
The northern lights are the torches that the recently departed carry with them so they can find their way to heaven and, see, it takes three days for a soul to make it’s way home, to heaven, and this is Friday! This is the third day, so I will see them, the northern lights, because they’re him; he’ll be carrying one of those torches.