Never underestimate the worth (and pleasure) of a childish Hippo flashlight during a power failure.
And if it emits a goofy laugh when turned on – and every 15 seconds thereafter – even better.
You have light and laughter in the darkness.
And if caught brushing your teeth when the power failure strikes? Just spit in the sink, search for a flashlight in the pitch dark, curse the kid who took the “normal” one (on a camping trip?) and be grateful Mr. Hippo is still around.