The CW/Cate Cameron

Here's How 'The Flash' Became 'The Princess Bride,' As You Wished

Barry and Grodd fought to the pain.

There were no mutton sandwiches or Miracle Maxes to be found on last night's episode of "The Flash," but it was more or less a sendup of "The Princess Bride" all the same — down to the fact that Cisco Ramon straight up took Kendra Saunders to see the classic romance comedy on their very first date.

But that explicit callout isn't the only thing this week's episode, called "Gorilla Warfare," had in common with "Princess Bride." For example…

  • Both "Flash" and "Princess Bride" featured misunderstood giants…
  • …although one of them is a little bit hairier.
  • Both "Flash" and "Princess Bride" featured flashy antagonists…
  • …who ultimately prove their worth as friends.
  • Both "Flash" and "Princess Bride" featured broken protagonists…
  • …although one of them was much sturdier on his feet when all was said and done.
  • Both protagonists were ultimately healed by love…
  • …albeit a father's love in the case of "The Flash."
  • Both "Flash" and "Princess Bride" featured people who resisted kissing…
  • …but didn't mind it so much in the end.