Joss Whedon has given us a good deal when it comes to television and cinematic gifts, however, his biggest impact on the television landscape might just be the idea of the ‘musical episode’. While not specifically unique to him, these days it’s not at all uncommon for a show to do a random musical episode and often times the end result is one of the funniest and most memorable episodes of a series.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Scrubs. And even The Simpsons.
All of these are great examples of how musical theater can be implemented on the small screen, but we’re hearing today that two of CW’s biggest DC based shows are about to jump on the musical bandwagon. According to Birth. Death. Movies., in addition to the previously announced four show cross over event scheduled for December (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow), both The Flash and Supergirl will have an additional crossover resulting in a two hour long musical extravaganza.
This is AMAZING news for fans of musical episodes, but even better because so much of the cast from all of the shows have a tremendous amount of musical theater in their backgrounds. Grant Gustin and Mellissa Benoist were both featured on Glee and Jesse L. Martin (Joe West), Victor Garber (Martin Stein), and John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn) all have musical experience, as do several others, and are all expected to appear in the episode. The only thing that could make this whole thing better would be if Whedon himself was set to write and direct, but we don’t really see that happening.
Last years Flash/Supergirl crossover was a lot of fun and things can only get better from here on out now that Supergirl is officially apart of the CWDC-verse. We’ll be curious to see how they work the crossovers since technically Supergirl takes places on an alternate version of Earth, but we’re hoping that they somehow manage to bring her into the Earth-1 continuity, although it’s probably unnecessary with all of the reality hopping these shows have going on.
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