Whenever something bad happens in the world, fans of The CW's The Flash will take to social media with memes and comments blaming Barry Allen's time-travel shenanigans for it.
The most common comment: "Damn it, Barry!"
The phrase has elevated to meme status, and become so common that the actors on the show are clearly aware of it. During a Comic Con International interview in San Diego last week, The Flash actor Candice Patton told ComicBook.com that the show should just be called "Damn It, Barry."
“The save-the-date cards are out there, but who knows if that wedding’s going to happen actually? Damn it Barry!” Patton said of her character’s frustration over losing her fiancee. When we pointed out that the phrase was becoming an increasingly popular meme with fans, she added, “I think ‘Damn it Barry’ should be the name of our show, instead of The Flash. Just ‘Damn It, Barry.’ [Laughs] You know, he’s doing the best he can. He’s got a lot on his shoulders, he’s protecting the city. Give him a break!”
Fans will see what happens between Barry and Iris when The Flash returns in October.
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever.
With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs — Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) — Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
Based on the characters from DC, THE FLASH is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “Supergirl”), Andrew Kreisberg (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Todd Helbing (“Black Sails”).
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