ULTIMATE TV TRIVIA: All Trivia Every Fan Should Know About ... THE FLASH

Barry Allen wakes up 9 months after he was struck by lightning and discovers that the bolt gave him the power of super speed. With his new team and powers, Barry becomes "The Flash" and fights crime in Central City.


In the show, Barry Allen's father, Henry Allen is played by John Wesley Shipp who played Barry Allen in the original The Flash (1990).   
Grant Gustin was born the same year John Wesley Shipp filmed The Flash pilot.   
In the comics Iris West and Barry Allen get married. And their nephew Wally West suffers the same accident as Barry. Making him the third Flash.   
After Barry wakes up at S.T.A.R labs and is being given a tour by Wells, they pass a busted open cage with a sign that says Grodd. This is a reference to the comic book enemy of The Flash, Gorilla Grodd.   
As a nod to Big Bang Theory, Cisco wears a 'Bazinga' t-shirt and a 'Rock/Paper/Scissors/Lizard/Spock' t-shirt in homage to Flash-loving t-shirt wearer character, Sheldon Cooper.    
Caitlin Snow's fiancé, Ronnie, is played by Robbie Amell, cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell.   
Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen in the 2014 version of The Flash, and John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen in the 1990 version of The Flash, were both born in Norfolk, VA.   
Amanda Pays played Tina McGee in the 1990 series as well as this one.   
The Flash made his comic book debut in January 1940 in Flash Comics #1. The original was a research scientist named Jay Garrick who gained his abilities by breathing in radioactive vapors. The second person, Barry Allen was introduced in October 1956 in Showcase #4. He gained his powers from a lightning strike as the show details.   
One of the Three new DC Comics television series coming out in 2014, the others being "Gotham" and "Constantine".   
Iron Heights Prison is the same prison used in Arrow, where Moira Queen was being held.   
Cast Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell and Robert Knepper were all Main Casts of Prison Break (2005)   
When Barry is showing S.T.A.R. Labs his power, the camera pans to a billboard for Ferris Air. Ferris Air is the employer of Hal Jordan, the alter ego of Green Lantern.   
Curtis Jackson (50 cent) reportedly said in an interview that this is his all-time favorite TV show. Growing up as a child he said he idolized "Flash"   
This show is a spin-off of another DC superhero TV show, Arrow.   
Grant Gustin beat out Matt Barr and James Mackay for the title role.   
Barry Allen was one of the pseudonym's used by Leonardo Dicaprio / Frank Abignale in the film Catch me if You Can and this led to him being finally caught as most of the names he used came from comic books as he was a minor when started ripping off Pan-Am.   
Although the costume worn during the episodes shows similar likeness to the comics, the show's suit includes a slightly different color scheme and design inputs.   
Although Grant Gustin portrays the Flash in this series, he will not reprise his role in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). The role of The Flash in the film will be played by Ezra Miller.   
The appearance of the Barry Allen Flash is considered to mark the beginning of the "Silver Age" of comic books, leading to a revival and update of many other classic superheoes of the 30s and 40s, including Green Lantern and Captain America.   
Grant Gustin played a Warbler in Glee opposite Darren Criss. Darren Criss starred in Starkid, a musical theatre group which Carlos Valdes, who plays Cisqo, also is affiliated with.   
Starting from the episode, "Flash vs. Arrow", slight modifications were made to the Flash's suit, specifically the eyes and mouth, in order for the suit to resemble it's comic companion.    
Grant Gustin played a Warbler on Glee.    
Prism's "real name," Roy G. Bivolo, is a reference to "ROYGBIV," which is the order of the colors of a rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.   


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.
In the pilot episode of "The Flash", the yellow streak of light reveals the face and suit of Eobard Thawne, Professor Zoom, also known as Reverse-Flash.   
When Dr. Wells visits his hidden office in Star Labs, a news headline from the future is shown repeatedly which states The Flash vanished during a Crisis. In the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" mini-series of comics, Barry saves reality at the expense of his life, vanishing from the new reality.   
Eobard Thawne is the alter ego of Barry Allen's arch-nemesis, Professor Zoom, also known as Reverse Flash. He wears a costume with a color scheme that is the inverse of The Flash: yellow instead of red for the body, red instead of yellow for the lightning accents, and black instead of white for the circle in his chest logo.    
Ronnie Raymond who is played by Robbie Amell becomes The superhero Firestorm.
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