So the season finale of The Flash was tonight. Steph watched it with me. Now she hasn’t really watched the rest of the season, and she’s not a fan of the comics, so she doesn’t really know what’s going on. I’m mentioning this because Steph hates when I misquote her, so fair warning: this is somewhat edited mostly to remove spoilers from tonight’s episode. But the gist of the conversation remains the same.
So I now present, Mav and Steph watching the Flash, a one act play:
INT. PITTSBURGH HOME – NIGHT – After a long hard day doing his civic duty and working the the election polls, our hero, MAV sits down to watch the season finale of The Flash with his wife, STEPHANIE. He is tired, but he knows he must watch it tonight because the Internet fucking sucks, and if he doesn’t watch someone might spoil it for him. Steph, while not a fan agrees to watch it with him, because she’s awesome and that’s what awesome girls do!
Steph: so who is that guy?
Mav: He’s the reverse flash.
Steph: But what’s his name?
Mav: The Reverse Flash.
Steph: Why do they call him that?
Mav: Because he’s like the flash, but reversed.
Steph: that’s a dumb name.
Mav: Would you prefer they call him Professor Zoom?
Steph: That would be better.
Mav: Oh, well, they didn’t use that one. In the comics he’s both. But here they just call him Reverse Flash.
Steph: That’s ridiculous. Why would he define himself in relation to his enemy like that?
Mav: Well he didn’t. They named him that.
Steph: Why don’t they pick a better name?
Mav: Well, they had a different one earlier in the season. Then they changed it.
Steph: What was the old name?
Mav: The Man in the Yellow Suit.
Steph: I’m going to bed!