The Flash has had its fair share of high-profile guest stars, but when Kevin Smith came along to direct the first of several episodes of the show, he brought along a friend: the other half of his Jay and Silent Bob duo, Jason Mewes.
As hardcore fans of The Flash know, Mewes actually appeared in Smith's first Flash episode, "The Runaway Dinosaur" (S2E21). He may have only played a henchman role, but that fun little Easter egg has quite an interesting origin story -- one that Mewes was happy to share with us when he recently stopped by the Comicbook.com studios.
You can check out Mewes' story about being on The Flash below, or watch the full interview above!
"Just being on the set was awesome, because I watch the show. And it's funny, because I was telling Kevin over and over again, I was like 'You gotta check out the show, it's awesome,'" Mewes explained. "Because first it was 'Arrow' and I was watching 'Arrow' and I kept trying to get Kevin to watch 'Arrow' ... I would be like, 'Kev check out this Arrow show, so and so is in it - Deathstroke or whoever. Then I was telling him about 'The Flash' and then I showed him King Shark - like a clip - and he went back and watched it and loved it and then he got offered to direct 'The Flash.'"
"They asked Kevin like, 'Hey I know this is weird... but this next part coming up, Kevin, we wrote this for your friend... We just figured he'd be up here with you so we wrote a part for Jason, do you think he'll do it?'" Mewes continued. "And Kevin was like, 'I don't even have to ask him.' And then Kevin came into the trailer and told me."
The Flash Season Four sees Team Flash trying to protect Central City while The Flash is absent while simultaneously trying free Barry Allen from his prison in the Speed Force. A new villain will emerge in the form of The Thinker, and with Kevin Smith already slated to make a return to the DC TV Universe in this upcoming season, there's a chance we will see Mewes back along with him!
The Flash Season Four premieres on The CW on Tuesday, October 10th.