Sometimes a group of talented, well-meaning people sees a potential crisis brewing, acts in the moment and leaves everyone involved looking and feeling really awkward. This was one of those times.

Here we have the world’s top pop star, her security detail and an overzealous Romanian fan starring in the first episode of what (we hope) will not be a long-running series titled “How NOT to Make a Good Public Impression.”

Takeaways: While watching the always-oblivious Lady Gaga glance at her ill-fated fan like he were some kind of exotic but potentially dangerous monkey, we have to wonder whether a healthy connection to the real world should be required for pop stardom. So tell us: Could Gaga’s handlers write a “crisis resolution for dummies” white paper to help her and the two buns in her beefcake sandwich handle similar incidents in the future?