The CW's The Flash is one of the funniest and most lighthearted superhero shows on television right now. Much of this comes from its well-written scripts, but it also has quite a bit to do with the natural charm and charisma of the series' principle cast. As it turns out: they're just as funny when they mess up as they are when they get their lines right -- if not funnier. An epic gag real from The Flash's second season has finally hit the web, and it's basically just a hilarious supercut of Tom Cavanagh berating the entire cast and crew. Check it out below and prepare to laugh.
That video proves one very important thing: I want to work on the set of The Flash. In less than twelve minutes, that gag reel makes us completely understand why we call these people "Team Flash." They genuinely feel like a tight knit family of crime fighters. Everyone gets a moment to showcase exactly how charming they truly are when not in character, but it's Tom Cavanagh who definitely steals the show. Whenever someone messes up on set, Cavanagh is there to jokingly poke fun at him or her, and just generally lighten the mood. He's not afraid to let the expletives fly at any and every opportunity, either, but everyone around him seems to love it.
The absolute best Tom Cavanagh moment in this entire gag reel? Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes doing improv as Harrison Wells and Cisco in which Wells screams at Team Flash's nerdy tech genius, and calls him "dumber than a bag of hammers." It's beautiful, and it reinforces the fact that Tom Cavanagh is nothing if not a bona fide charisma factory. Then, of course, there's the return of Tom Cavanagh's catchphrase, "fuck me with a spoon twice, daily," which actually appears on the gag reel for The Flash's first season as well, and will always make me laugh. If you ever need a reminder of why The CW cast such an affable guy to play a sociopath like Eobard Thawne, look no further than this gag reel.
Making superhero movies and TV shows has to be the most enjoyable job in all of Hollywood. It just feels like every week we see a new set of outtakes showcasing how much fun these actors and filmmakers have on set. Only recently a similar gag reel from this summer's Captain America: Civil War surfaced online, and it also showed a tightly knit group of superhero actors having fun with one another whenever they messed up a take or a shot. If there's a better job than that, I haven't heard about it.
This gag reel is absolutely hilarious, but it's still no substitute for the drama of the real thing. Luckily we won't have to wait too much longer to see Team Flash go on its next big adventure. The Flash will return for its third season on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. EST. Until then, make sure to check out CinemaBlend's comprehensive fall TV premiere schedule and fill out your calendars accordingly.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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